A food allergy is an immune system response to a food that the body mistakenly believes is harmful. Although an individual could be allergic to any food, such as fruits, vegetables, and meats, there are eight foods that account for 90% of all food-allergic reactions. These are: milk, egg, peanut, tree nut (walnut, cashew, etc.), fish, shellfish, soy, and wheat.
Tips for Managing a Milk Allergy:
When diagnosed with a milk intolerance or allergy only yogurt should be consumed. Please avoid all other dairy products like butter, cheese, butter milk and milk. As a substitute for milk the following can be used- Almond Milk, Rice Milk or Hemp Milk.
Tips for managing a wheat allergy:
Avoid any products that contain wheat or gluten. Look for labels that say GLUTEN FREE. Some wheat free breads are: Ezeikel, see attached print out for different breads available that are gluten free.
Nuts allowed are: Almonds, walnuts. Pecans etc. Peanuts should be avoided completely.
Eric R. Braverman, M.D.
Dr. Braverman is a Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Brandeis University and NYU Medical School, did brain research at Harvard Medical School, and trained at an affiliate of Yale Medical School. He is acknowledged worldwide as an expert in brain-based diagnosis and treatment, and he lectures to and trains doctors in anti-aging medicine.