Welcome to Foodallergymama.com
As the old saying goes, you can’t instantly trust stuff that you find online. Just because many websites publish the same information over and over again doesn’t necessarily mean that you should automatically believe the information. At the end of the day, you are responsible for your health. This means that you have to have the time and the patience to get to the bottom of the matter. You have to research online extensively to get to the truth.
The sad reality about Internet health information is that you often have to go through many different websites and navigate many of the same printed information to get to the truth. This is frustrating, this is definitely not easy, nor is it convenient. However, it is absolutely necessary if you value your life or the life of your loved ones. There are no two ways about it. You can’t compromise on this. There is no shortcut.
I know it is a hassle, I know that you probably have better things to do with your time, but this is the reality of your situation. You have to grab the bull by the horns and take full responsibility over your food allergy research efforts.
What’s at stake?
What exactly is at stake? How bad is it if you drop the ball regarding food allergies? Are you really doing yourself any big favors by constantly and systematically researching food allergies as well as certain situations or circumstances surrounding food and allergies people have with them. You probably already know the answer to this. It would be great if the worst reaction people would get to certain foods is that they develop rashes or they get really itchy. It would be fairly acceptable if people only suffered some reddening of the skin, possibly watery eyes, or even mild fever-like symptoms. Unfortunately, this is not the case.
How bad can food allergies get? How bad can def get? That’s really the only question that you need to wrap your mind around because that is the ultimate consequence of eating the wrong food. Whether we think food allergies are fair or just or natural or unnatural doesn’t really matter. It doesn’t really matter what we think about it. It just is that this is the reality, we start looking and dealing with reality as it exists instead of wishing it away. Food allergies are here to stay.
It doesn’t matter whether you like it or not, it doesn’t matter whether you’re prepared for it or not, it’s just here. This website gives you all the practical information you need to get to the root of the matter. Oftentimes, it’s not pretty. Oftentimes, you have to skip out whole categories of food.
For example, if you’re a big fan of peanuts, I’m sorry to report, but if you keep eating peanuts or if you have such a high intolerance for this food, it might kill you there. I know that’s the kind of thing you probably don’t want to hear. I know that may seem extreme, but that is the truth. People die from food allergies every single day.
Food allergy symptoms
When people get exposed to any kind of food that they are allergic to, their range of responses can vary tremendously. For example, if your doctor told you that peanuts are completely off limits to you, you might end up being exposed to peanuts in a fairly shallow way. It might turn out that you got exposed to peanut powder. In that situation, don’t be surprised if you develop a thick rash, your throat thickens, you have a difficulty breathing, or you’re sweating. You might be thinking that it’s the end of the world, but these are actually the least traumatic symptoms because it can definitely get worse.
How bad can it get? You can die. The reason why people die from food allergies goes back to how their body overcompensates to the allergen. Either they stop breathing or they develop muscle spasms or they develop really pronounced inflammation. Whatever the case may be, they get really, really sick and it seems that their bodies are basically working against them. This actually happens all the time. In fact, in many cases, people are unaware that they are suffering from the symptoms of food allergies.
It happens on a fairly low level, that’s why they are kind of clueless about it, but believe me it happens all the time.
The problem with modern food processing is that there is really no such thing as 100% clean food processing unit unless and until the food company really goes out of its way to make sure that there are no common food allergens in the production process. Those manufacturers are few and far between.
By and large, food allergies are so statistically rare that a lot of food processing companies, I am talking about giant food processing companies cranking out a wide variety of products every single day, don’t really think that it’s economically significant enough for them to put all sorts of safeguards and safety operations to prevent common allergenic foods from getting into their system. That is the reality that you have to deal with.
Foodallergymama was set up to help people suffering from a wide range of food allergies, get access to the accurate information they need so they can make better strategic food decisions. That really is the bottom line. It really all comes back to your choices, it really goes back to the simple fact that you are responsible for everything that goes into your mouth.