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  • 1. Food Allergy EducationErin J. WilliamsMass Citizens for Health Choice
  • 2. DisclaimerThe information on this site and its attached documents is not intended or implied tobe a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. All content,including text, graphics, images and information, contained on or available throughthis web site is for general information purposes only. Mass Citizens for HealthChoice makes no representation and assumes no responsibility for the accuracy ofinformation contained on or available through this web site, and such information issubject to change without notice. You are encouraged to confirm any informationobtained from or through this web site with other sources, and review all informationregarding any medical condition or treatment with your physician. NEVERDISREGARD PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE OR DELAY SEEKINGMEDICAL TREATMENT BECAUSE OF SOMETHING YOU HAVE READ ON ORACCESSED THROUGH THIS WEB SITE.Mass Citizens for Health Choice does not recommend, endorse or make anyrepresentation about the efficacy, appropriateness or suitability of any specifictests, products, procedures, treatments, services, opinions, health care providers orother information that may be contained on or available through this web site.MASS CITIZENS FOR HEALTH CHOICE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE NOR LIABLEFOR ANY ADVICE, COURSE OF TREATMENT, DIAGNOSIS OR ANY OTHERINFORMATION, SERVICES OR PRODUCTS THAT YOU OBTAIN THROUGHTHIS WEB SITE. 2 Food Allergy Education Mass Citizens for Health Choice
  • 3. Allergies OverviewThe Basics Symptoms by Healing Items to• Types of Age • Proper Consider Allergies • Prenatal Diagnosis • Relationship• Incidence • Infancy • Treatment Impact• Growth of • Toddlers in the Young • Eating Out an Epidemic • Children • Pregnancy • Traveling• Top & • Vaccines • Adults Prevention Allergens • Schools • Alternative Treatment • Food Allergy Methods Laws
  • 4. The Basics Food allergy occurs when the immune system1 in 12 children, about 8% of the mistakenly attacks a food protein. Ingestion ofUS population, has a food allergy, the offending food may trigger the sudden release of chemicals, including histamine,according to a 2011 study resulting in symptoms of an allergic reaction. The symptoms may be mild (rashes, hives,Eight foods account for 90% of all itching, swelling, etc.) or severe (troublefood-allergic reactions in the US breathing, wheezing, loss of consciousness, Milk Wheat etc.). A food allergy can be potentially fatal. Eggs Soy Scientists estimate that approximately 12 million Americans suffer from food allergies. Peanuts Fish Tree nuts ShellfishOver 300,000 ambulatory-carevisits a year among children.Peanut allergy doubled in childrenover a five-year period (1997-2002). 4 Food Allergy Education Mass Citizens for Health Choice
  • 5. The Top 8 Milk Eggs Wheat Soy Peanuts Tree Nuts Fish ShellfishOthers frequent allergens:Raspberries, Strawberries, Legumes,Sesame, Corn, Coconut, Oat, Pit Fruits,nightshade vegetables 5 Food Allergy Education Mass Citizens for Health Choice
  • 6. Types of Allergies IgE Mediated IgG MediatedAnaphylactic Food Allergies Type II Allergies, also called GI allergies or Food IntoleranceCause Hives, respirtory constriction,abdominal pain, nausea, diarrhea, and recurrent vomiting and diarrhea,vomiting malabsorbption, reflux, constipation, abdominal pain and chronic diarrhea.Cause a Type 1 immune response Allergic eosinophillic gastroenteritis.Serious in nature Eosinophills infiltrate gastric and intestinal walls.Epinephrine stops a reaction (Epi Pen) Food intolerance can be caused by a number of problems, including: Anatomical problems, metabolic reactions, pharmacologic reactions, toxic reactions, psychological reactions, infectious reactions, celiac disease, digestive problems, and reactions to preservatives. 6 Food Allergy Education Mass Citizens for Health Choice
  • 7. The Growing Epidemic 0-17 Years9% 8%8%7%6%5%4%3% 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 7 Food Allergy Education Mass Citizens for Health Choice
  • 8. Where are these allergies comingfrom?Grain based dietsAbandonment of TraditionalFoodsLack of Live FoodsDeclining gut healthAntibiotic useGMOs 8 Food Allergy Education Mass Citizens for Health Choice
  • 9. Symptoms
  • 10. IgE Allergy ReactionsHivesRespiratory constrictionAbdominal painNauseaDiarrheaVomitingSEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION IMMEDIATELY 10 Food Allergy Education Mass Citizens for Health Choice
  • 11. Neonatal IgG AllergiesUber “Kicky” babyProlonged hiccuppingFailure to engageBreech presentationProdromal & BackLabors 11 Food Allergy Education Mass Citizens for Health Choice
  • 12. Newborn & Infant IgG AllergiesReflux Ear Infections / FluidProlonged Hiccupping ScreamerSkin Rashes Prolonged ColicRed Ring on the Anus Rapid PulseFlush cheeks and ears Demand for Constant AttentionTrouble Sleeping Head bangingDark Eye Circles Early WalkingGlazed over look Need to be Walked orWiggly, restless BouncedDislike of Touch or Genital TouchingCuddling Nose and ThroatExcess drool and Congestionperspiration EczemaRandom Fevers 12 Food Allergy Education Mass Citizens for Health Choice
  • 13. Toddler IgG AllergiesBiting Bending over furnitureHitting Never HappyHead bangingPinchingPunchingConstant InfectionsEnvironmental Allergies 13 Food Allergy Education Mass Citizens for Health Choice
  • 14. Kiddo IgG AllergiesRestlessnessADHDGlazed OverSkin problems 14 Food Allergy Education Mass Citizens for Health Choice
  • 15. Teenager IgG AllergiesPainful feminine cyclesand menstruationAggression andViolencePoor academicperformanceDepression 15 Food Allergy Education Mass Citizens for Health Choice
  • 16. Adult IgG AllergiesChronic painStuffed sinusesEnvironmental allergiesFatiguePCOS & other infertilityMenstrual cycle impactGI issues such as CrohnsBloating 16 Food Allergy Education Mass Citizens for Health Choice
  • 17. Long Term Allergy EffectsSensory Processing DisorderLupusFibromyalgiaCrohns & ColitisBowel CancersEnvironmental AllergiesSkin Issues 17 Food Allergy Education Mass Citizens for Health Choice
  • 18. Diagnosis & Healing
  • 19. DiagnosisIgESkin Prick TestIn Hospital Food ChallengesIgG AletessObservation foodallergy.comELISA Blood testsIn Home Food TrialsElimination diets 19 Food Allergy Education Mass Citizens for Health Choice
  • 20. HealingAdequate diagnosisRemoval of offending foodsRepair of the gut and immunesystemDigestive EnzymesCod liver oilBiotinProbioticsChange of whole diet anddietary outlook:Food = Medicine 20 Food Allergy Education Mass Citizens for Health Choice
  • 21. Diets that helpGFCFSpecific CarbohydrateDietPaleolithic DietRaw VeganNourishing Traditions(Weston A. PriceFoundation) 21 Food Allergy Education Mass Citizens for Health Choice
  • 22. Pregnancy & PreventionDetox and Gut Heal 6 monthprior to TTCDON’T EAT YOURALLERGENS when PregnantEat organicEat as traditionally as possiblePROBIOTICSADDRESS your ownCUSTOM NUTRITIONALNEEDS 22 Food Allergy Education Mass Citizens for Health Choice
  • 23. Learn to be an Allergy ShopperReading LabelsLearn alternate names forallergens(e.g. caseinate for milk)Formulations change,don’t always brand trustUse Amazon Subscribe &SaveAsk your local grocery tobulk buy for you 23 Food Allergy Education Mass Citizens for Health Choice
  • 24. Alternative Treatment MethodsBiomedical InterventionGut Healing / Leaky GutDietsNAETMuscle TestingAllergy dropsCrystal Testing 24 Food Allergy Education Mass Citizens for Health Choice
  • 25. Allergies & Vaccines
  • 26. Allergies in Vaccines1 in 12 US children have a severefood allergy30% of Massachusetts VAERSdeath reports were in children withconfirmed or suspected foodallergiesVaccines in the CDC childhoodschedule contain Milk, Egg, Beef,Pork, Latex, Yeast, Corn & Soy Vaccine Potential Allergens39 DTaP Bovine Extract, GelatinAllergy proteins in vaccines vary lot Hep B Dextrose, Soy Peptone, Yeast Proteinto lot. Recent study showed Hib Lactoseanaphylaxis from Tdap for children IPV Calf Serum Protein, Neomycin, Streptomycin,with Milk Allergies37 MMR Bovine Albumin or Serum, Chick Embryo Fibroblasts, Human Serum Albumin, Gelatin, Glutamate, Neomycin, Varicella Bovine Albumin or Serum, Gelatin, Monosodium L-Glutamate (MSG), Neomycin, 26 Food Allergy Education Mass Citizens for Health Choice
  • 27. CDC Guidance on Vaccines & Reactions 40 Contraindications Severe allergic reactions Encephalopathy Severe immunodeficiency Precautions Moderate or Any of the following severe acute post vaccination: illness with or without fever  fever >105° Chronic GI  collapse or disease shock-like state Progressive  seizure 3 days or neurologic more after disorder, defer receiving a until neurologic previous dose, status clarified  Persistent, and stabilized. inconsolable crying 27 Food Allergy Education Mass Citizens for Health Choice
  • 28. Other Considerations
  • 29. Introducing SolidsOrganic, as much as you canUse the Jonega Food AllergyScale as a GuideLook for families of reactionsMake sure you space outoxalates, amines, goitrogens,salicylates, and other foodchemicals throughout theweek and day. 29 Food Allergy Education Mass Citizens for Health Choice
  • 30. Food Allergies & AutismAccording to the Autism ResearchInstitute, 66% of Autistic childrenrespond to the GFCF dietDr. Lucarelli and colleaguesdetected much higher level ofantibodies to casein and other milkproteins in children with autismcompared to controls, and saw amarked improvement in behaviorafter an elimination diet challengeDr. Jyonouchi and colleaguesshowed that when challenged withfood proteins from gluten, casein,and soy, children with autismproduced a markedly higher amountof proinflammatory cytokines,compared with normal controls. 30 Food Allergy Education Mass Citizens for Health Choice
  • 31. The Bucket EffectNutritional Status, Gut Health+ Genetics determines thesize of the bucketHow full the bucket gets isdetermined by theenvironmental, chemical andallergic assaults the bodyreceivesAn overflowing bucket meansthe body has hit its tolerancelevelOutward expressions of theoverflowing bucket aresymptoms of allergies 31 Food Allergy Education Mass Citizens for Health Choice
  • 32. Eating Out & TravelingAllergies are considered ADAdisabilitiesDon’t let the TSA bully youChef CardMenus and Ingredients OnlineDisneyHotels with Kitchens / SuitesPROPER PRIOR PLANNINGIS YOUR BEST FRIEND! 32 Food Allergy Education Mass Citizens for Health Choice
  • 33. Sometimes its not an allergy but achemical reactionNaturally OccurringPhenolsSalicylatesAminesOxalatesNightshade vegetables fortheir natural pesticidesProcessedMSGColorsFlavorsGMOsPesticides 33 Food Allergy Education Mass Citizens for Health Choice
  • 34. Allergies Affect RelationshipsBirthday PartiesHolidaysGrandparents feedingGrandchildrenSchoolsParent & caretakeradherence to Special DietStressor to Marriage &Pocketbook 34 Food Allergy Education Mass Citizens for Health Choice
  • 35. Federal Food Allergy Labeling LawsOn January 1, 2006, the Food AllergenLabeling and Consumer Protection Act of2004 (FALCPA) became effective. This lawrequires manufacturers to clearly identifyon their food labels if a food product hasany ingredients that contain protein derivedfrom any of the eight major allergenicfoods and food groups: milk, eggs, fish,Crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts,wheat, or soybeans. These eight foods andfood groups account for 90 percent of allfood allergies. Other allergenic foods (e.g.,sesame) are not required to be declared inaccordance with FALCPA. 35 Food Allergy Education Mass Citizens for Health Choice
  • 36. Massachusetts Food Allergy LawsPassed in 2009Enacted in 2011Requires food allergy training formanagementManager should bring out the allergyplate separatelyAllergy notification on menusPoster should be in every restaurantregarding food allergiesRestaurants will have to have on staff acertified food protection manager whohas been issued a Massachusettscertificate of allergen awareness trainingthrough a training program recognizedby the MDPH. 36 Food Allergy Education Mass Citizens for Health Choice
  • 37. Food Allergies & Your Federal TaxesFood allergy spending isconsidered medical spendingOfficial diagnosis is neededSave all grocery receipts andkeep track of spending ofallergy friendly foodsExpenditures must exceed 7.5percent of your adjusted grossincome minus any insurancereimbursements 37 Food Allergy Education Mass Citizens for Health Choice
  • 38. Reading List 38 Food Allergy Education Mass Citizens for Health Choice