Do You have an Allergy? Maybe Not!


About half of the adults in the U.S. who think they have allergies don't.  Dr. Carla Davis of Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital says you probably have a food intolerance.  “That’s something that is not caused by the immune system and is not life threatening.”  She says allergies are much more dangerous.  “Allergy is really the immune system’s response to a food that causes classical symptoms (hives, elevated blood pressure, vomiting and diarrhea) and can be life threatening."

And she had some good news for you.  “New parents, you can prevent your son or daughter from ever having food allergies by early introduction of foods in infants at age 4 to 6 months of age.”  Dr. Davis also says you can actually "grow out" of a childhood allergy. Have a clinic check you out to see. 

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