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  • 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.

  • Dec 2017

    Ten causes of epigastric pain

    Epigastric pain is felt in the upper abdomen, below the ribcage but above the intestines. Learn about the possible causes, including GERD and indigestion.

  • Nov 2017

    Does cheese have gluten?

    People with celiac disease need to avoid most cereals, as they contain gluten, but what about cheese? Even if cheese is naturally gluten free, cheese products may contain gluten. Find out how cheese is made, which types contain gluten and which do not. Also, get some tips on checking your cheese is healthful for you.

  • Sep 2017

    Why is my poop orange?

    It can sometimes cause alarm to look into the toilet after emptying the bowels and see poop that is a different color to the usual brown. If person's stool is an unusual color, it may indicate that there is an underlying health problem. In this MNT Knowledge Center article, we look at the causes of orange poop.

  • Aug 2017

    What causes diarrhea after drinking alcohol?

    Drinking alcohol can be safe in moderation, but drinking in excess can have many side effects, including bouts of diarrhea. Find out why this happens and what can be done to prevent it, as well as whether different types of alcohol are more likely to cause diarrhea than others and how to recover from it.

  • Aug 2017

    Peanut allergy could be cured with probiotics

    The vast majority of children in a large clinical trial continued to tolerate peanuts for 4 years after it had ended, new research shows.

  • Aug 2017

    Seven benefits of almond milk

    Almond milk is a highly versatile and nourishing alternative milk, rich in vitamin E and healthy fats. While some producers enrich it with vitamin C, it is also easy to make at home. We describe seven of the primary nutritional benefits and ways to enjoy it. Learn more about the health effects of almond milk here.

  • Jul 2017

    MSG: More than just a food additive

    Monosodium glutamate is a commonly used but controversial food additive, with important functions in the brain and the gut.

  • Jul 2017

    A2 milk: What you need to know

    Human beings have consumed milk for thousands of years. However, new types are in production that can have added health benefits. This MNT Knowledge Center article looks at the truth about A2 milk, a new milk on the market that is supposedly healthier and easy to digest. MNT examines the research and the risks.

  • Jul 2017

    Who needs vitamin B-12 shots and why?

    Vitamin B-12 plays a crucial role in the body. It helps to produce energy, red blood cells, and DNA, and it supports neurocognitive health. When a person has too little, they are at risk for heart disease and vision loss, among other issues. But who is most vulnerable, and what are the symptoms? Learn answers and more.

  • Jun 2017

    Can you be allergic to coffee?

    If you have anxiety, a faster heartbeat, or an upset stomach after drinking coffee, you probably have a caffeine sensitivity. But does such a condition as a coffee allergy exist? How does it differ from caffeine sensitivity? And what foods should you avoid if you have allergic reactions? Read this article to find out.

  • Jun 2017

    Can you be allergic to sugar?

    Sugar can sweeten a meal but carries with it a range of health risks. While allergies to sugar are non-existent, intolerances can occur in people who eat sugars, such as lactose. This article looks at the differences between an allergy and a food intolerance, including the causes, symptoms, and risk factors.

  • Jun 2017

    Chocolate allergy vs. chocolate sensitivity

    Chocolate allergy and chocolate sensitivity are two different reactions to the popular, sweet treat that can cause adverse effects. This MNT Knowledge Center article investigates what causes reactions to chocolate, including cocoa allergies, milk allergies, and caffeine sensitivities.

  • May 2017

    What to know about nausea after eating

    Feeling nauseated after eating is an unpleasant sensation and can indicate one of several conditions. These can range from food poisoning or allergy to pregnancy, migraine, or a problem with an organ involved in digestion, such as the gallbladder or pancreas. Find out here about these causes and when to see a doctor.

  • May 2017

    Are food allergies overdiagnosed?

    Statistics indicate that food allergies are on the rise, but is this really the case? Or are they just being overdiagnosed? We investigate.

  • May 2017

    Lactose intolerance linked to lower vitamin D levels

    If you are lactose intolerant, you might want to think about boosting your vitamin D intake with non-dairy foods; your levels of the vitamin may be low.