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What is Food Allergy and Allergic Reaction Process to Food

Food allergy is an abnormal response to a food triggered by the body’s immune system. There are several types of immune responses to food. The binding of immunoglobulin E (IgE) to specific molecules present in a food triggers the immune response. A food allergy occurs when the immune system responds to a harmless food as if it were a threat. The first time a person with food allergy is exposed to the food, no symptoms occur; but the first exposure primes the body to respond the next time. When the person eats the food again, an allergic response can occur. The Allergic Reaction Process – An...
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Measures for Preventing the Food Poisoning to Stay Healthy

Prevent Food Poisoning It’s best to take measures into your own hands when it comes to preventing food poisoning. Taking natural health supplements can boost your immune system, improve digestion, and ultimately help fight off any germs you might ingest from undercooked or contaminated meat. Simple strategies like these may ultimately prevent you from ever having to deal with food poisoning. Food poisoning affects about 48 million people every year, says the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Their studies cover salmonella, the main cause of foodborne sickness, along with campylobacter...

Food Allergy – Abnormal response by the body’s immune system

What Is Food Allergy? Food allergy is an abnormal response to a food triggered by the body’s immune system. There are several types of immune responses to food. This booklet focuses on one type of adverse reaction to food—that in which the body produces a specific type of antibody called immunoglobulin E (IgE). The binding of IgE to specific molecules present in a food triggers the immune response. The response may be mild or in rare cases it can be associated with the severe and life-threatening reaction called anaphylaxis. Therefore, if you have a food allergy, it is extremely important...
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