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  • Jun 2019

    Almond, hemp, oat, soy, and cow's milk: Which is best?

    As plant-based alternative milks grow increasingly popular, it can help to know how they compare nutritionally. Find out in this article.

  • Mar 2019

    93 percent of medications contain 'potential allergens'

    Many of the so-called inactive ingredients present in medications could have the potential to cause allergic reactions in some people.

  • Feb 2019

    What gluten-free food can I eat?

    Gluten-free foods may help people lose weight and also prevent any symptoms in those who are sensitive to gluten. Examples include vegetables, fruits, and lean proteins. Learn more here.

  • Feb 2019

    What to know about dermatitis herpetiformis

    Dermatitis herpetiformis is a skin condition that results from gluten sensitivity. This article discusses the causes, symptoms, and treatments of dermatitis herpetiformis.

  • Dec 2018

    Celiac disease may be treated with cystic fibrosis drugs

    New research investigates the similarities between cystic fibrosis and celiac disease, suggesting that drugs for the former may also treat the latter.

  • Nov 2018

    What to know about cassava: Nutrition and toxicity

    Cassava is a root vegetable that people eat worldwide. Raw cassava can be toxic when people ingest it. Learn about the benefits, toxicity, and uses of cassava here, as well as how to prepare it safely.

  • Nov 2018

    Why a low-gluten diet may benefit everyone

    New research suggests that a diet low in gluten may benefit health, even for people who do not have celiac disease or gluten intolerance.

  • Oct 2018

    11 healthful alternatives to wheat bread

    Many people need to or wish to avoid or reduce the bread they eat that contains wheat. Fortunately, there are many healthful and tasty alternatives without wheat that they can choose. Learn more here.

  • Oct 2018

    Differences between lactose intolerance and Crohn's disease

    Crohn’s disease and lactose intolerance both affect the digestive system and cause some of the same symptoms, such as diarrhea and abdominal pain. However, these two conditions also have their own specific symptoms and differ in their causes, risks factors, diagnosis, and treatment. Learn more here.

  • Sep 2018

    What to know about chicken allergies

    While fish and seafood often cause allergies, chicken meat allergies are less common. The symptoms can vary from mild to very severe. In some cases, chicken allergies are related to bird egg allergies, though they can also exist separately. Chicken allergies may be linked to other bird allergies. Learn more here.

  • Aug 2018

    What causes cramps without a period?

    A variety of factors and underlying conditions can cause cramps outside of a person's regular period. These include irritable bowel syndrome, endometriosis, and pelvic inflammatory disease. In this article, learn more about the possible causes and their additional symptoms, as well as when to see a doctor.

  • Aug 2018

    What to know about a watermelon allergy

    A watermelon allergy is rare, and symptoms include coughing, hives, and stomach cramping. A person can treat a mild allergic reaction with over-the-counter medication, but serious reactions may require emergency treatment. Learn more about an allergy to watermelon and how to handle it here.

  • Aug 2018

    Foods to avoid with a sesame allergy

    Sesame seeds and oil are common ingredients in a variety of dishes. However, researchers estimate that hundreds of thousands of people have a sesame allergy. Many food manufacturers do not list sesame by name in their ingredients, even if it is present, so it is vital to know which foods to avoid or eat with caution.

  • Jul 2018

    Which foods make you bloated?

    People experience different effects when they consume specific types of food. One such effect is bloating. Foods that often cause bloating include wheat, dairy, beans, and beer. If people know which foods cause them to bloat, they can remove them from their diet to prevent discomfort after eating. Learn more here.

  • Jul 2018

    Which foods are high in histamine?

    Some people experience the rare condition known as histamine intolerance where the body has built up too much histamine. It affects only 1 percent of the population whose symptoms can include diarrhea, headache, and sneezing. In most cases, dietary changes can help the condition. Learn more here.

  • Jun 2018

    How to prevent bloating after a meal

    Bloating after eating is a feeling that most people experience occasionally. It can cause swelling and discomfort in the abdomen, as well as flatulence and burping. Bloating is usually nothing to worry about, and people can generally manage it at home. In this article, we look at 10 ways to avoid bloating after eating.

  • Jun 2018

    Can babies and toddlers drink almond milk?

    Ideally, babies should not be given milks other than breast milk until their first birthday. After that, parents may wonder what the best option is for them. While cow's milk contains protein and fat, fortified almond milk can be just as healthful when introduced into a well-balanced diet. Learn more.

  • Jun 2018

    Am I allergic to saponin?

    Quinoa is often called a superfood because of its high protein content, and it is popular with vegetarians and vegans. After eating quinoa, people may experience symptoms such as coughing and stomach cramping, which can indicate an allergy. Here, learn about this allergy and foods that can replace quinoa in the diet.

  • May 2018

    What causes abdominal bloating?

    There are many causes of abdominal bloating, including fluid retention, irritable bowel syndrome, food intolerance, and infection. For most people, the cause of bloating may be fairly harmless and can be treated with simple home remedies. Here, we look at the causes of bloating, what to do, and when to see a doctor.

  • May 2018

    Do nightshade vegetables make arthritis worse?

    Some believe that nightshade vegetables, including potatoes, tomatoes, and eggplants, may cause inflammation or make arthritis worse. There is no current evidence for this, though some people may be allergic to nightshades. Here, we explore the effects of nightshades and provide tips for an anti-inflammatory diet.

  • May 2018

    Can you have a garlic allergy?

    A garlic allergy is rare, but it is possible. In this article, we look at the symptoms of a true allergy, which include sneezing, dizziness, and in severe cases, anaphylaxis. We also describe the milder symptoms of a garlic intolerance. Learn when to see a doctor for allergy testing.

  • Apr 2018

    Where to go for gluten-free fast food

    Many fast-food chains, such as Arby’s, Burger King, and McDonald’s, now have gluten-free menus or gluten-free options. But a person with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity must be wary, as non-gluten foods can be contaminated by other products, depending on how they are prepared. Find out here what to do to be safe.

  • Feb 2018

    Can we 'deactivate' celiac disease?

    Celiac disease is underpinned by a complex chemical reaction. Researchers have now found a way to deactivate a crucial part of this reaction, which may — in the future — make it possible to treat the condition.

  • Jan 2018

    What happens in gluten ataxia?

    Learn about gluten ataxia, where the intake of gluten can trigger an attack on the nervous system. We look at the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.

  • Dec 2017

    What to know about allergy shots

    A look at allergy shots, a way of preventing allergies through injections. Included is detail on how they work and the typical costs involved.