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2013-06-13 05:17:42 PM  
I have Celiac Disease, and one big thing I can tell you is if you regularly cook for people with food restrictions, then get an allergen scanner app for your phone. It's so much easier than trying to decypher the fine print of ingredients.

Pho is probably one of the best foods you can learn to make that is gluten free, so long as you use either high end soy sauce (aka Kikoman) which process out all the gluten, or use Tamari sauce.
 
2013-06-13 05:17:54 PM  

Bunny Deville: mysticcat: Bunny Deville: Wow, half the people in here are violating Wheaton's law in a way I have rarely before seen.

I suppose my son bleeding from his intestines because of his milk allergy is just him being a whiny, self obsessed, self diagnosed pansy?
When he was two weeks old?
Was it my imagination that this bleeding occurred, or maybe a practicing physician told me? Hmm?
Anyway.

When making food for people with milk allergies, Smart Balance Light buttery spread has no milk in it. My kid loves it.

Egg allergies: substitute coconut oil for eggs when baking. I often do this anyway, it makes the cakes much more delicious.

And you Wheaton's Law violators need to get a better farking hobby.

Not trying to be a jerk, but was your child tested?

Yes, several times. They tested his stool twice, both times it came back positive for occult blood. He had severe vomiting, breathing issues, and failure to thrive for three months because no one believed it was allergies.....


Not sure why someone would say you couldn't test until 18 mos old.  We routinely test infants with GI symptoms, malabsorption, FTT, etc  for food allergies .

Unfortunately, for every real food allergy there are lots of misdiagnoses and simple poseurs.
 
2013-06-13 05:17:58 PM  
For any recipe that calls for peanuts: use peanut butter.
 
2013-06-13 05:19:16 PM  

Eutamias21: I regularly get together with three girls for dinner and hanging out. One is a powerlifter, one is gluten sensitive, and one is Paleo. High protein, gluten free, no dairy/sugar/cultivated grains of any kind.

It's retarded.


That's my diet, only I'm okay with corn\rice. Just no wheat.

/I cheat
//A lot
///Still losing weight
////THYROID. It works miracles.

Calmamity: mysticcat: /Board Certified Allergist

Will you answer a question for me? A woman I know has been going through thinking she's allergic to this or that and finally went and got a full spectrum test (or whatever it's called).

Results all came back negative. Gluten, corn, whatever else. All of it.  Great, stop blaming your mood swings on nonexistent allergies, right?

But no, the farking Doctor told her that the fact that she had been avoiding those foods (she hasn't been, at least not religiously) may still mean that she is allergic. Gah! Fu*king thanks a lot Dr. Enabler.

Should I hunt this guy down and smack him around, or is that legit?


Her symptoms are mood swings? Uh...if that's bipolar, it may well be triggered by food, or at least blood sugar. You have to keep your body relatively balanced to keep moods to a minimum. And definitely different foods can do different things to unmedicated and unbalanced neurochemistry.

If her main symptom is mood swings, that might be a bipolar thing, not a food allergy.

/Though on the upside, chocolate will now be MAGIC.
//Seriously, chocolate is freakin' crack.
 
2013-06-13 05:20:27 PM  
My wife, son, and grandson all need to eat gluten-free foods.  At first, having to read all the labels was a pain.  In the long run, it meant that we use a lot fewer ingredients that have labels.  As Michael Pollan would say, we shop around the edges of the grocery store.

/Thank goodness for Pamela's GF baking mix, Franz GF breads, and Blue Diamond Almond crackers.
 
2013-06-13 05:21:39 PM  

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2013-06-13 05:23:28 PM  
I have an adverse reaction to strains of hair in my mashed potatoes.
 
2013-06-13 05:23:41 PM  

silverblues: I have Celiac Disease, and one big thing I can tell you is if you regularly cook for people with food restrictions, then get an allergen scanner app for your phone. It's so much easier than trying to decypher the fine print of ingredients.

Pho is probably one of the best foods you can learn to make that is gluten free, so long as you use either high end soy sauce (aka Kikoman) which process out all the gluten, or use Tamari sauce.


Thanks for the tip on the GF Kikoman Soy Sauce, I'll have to track some of that down.
 
2013-06-13 05:24:02 PM  
"Gluten free".   To truly protect your allergy suffering friends and family, wash the pans/utensils/dishes that will be used for gluten free cooking more than once before use.   This is extremely important and often underestimated by people doing 'gluten free'.    Don't bake in the same kitchen used to prepare gluten foods for several hours (gluten can be microscopic and still cause serious reactions).

Peanut.   Give up Thai food from restaurants , learn to make you own.  Same with Burmese.   Most Asian restaurants are family businesses, and you just can't trust them to not cross-contaminate ingredients.   Five trips might be ok--but trip #6 could cause an event.    Organic Almond Butter can be better than peanut butter.  It's also 3X pricier.   They claim that boiled peanuts removes the oils that cause the reactions.   Peanut kicks me around and steals my wallet every time we meet up, so I have not tried this.

Soy.   This one is surprisingly hard, because it's a filler in everything these days in USA. Read the labels on everything.

Wheat:   Keep the benadryl handy.   A 'rescue dose' is apparently 3-4x a normal over the counter dosage.   Consult your allergist.

Coconut.   This one is rare, and so it's not generally bold faced or listed in allergy warning labels.  Sometimes falls under 'natural flavors'.   Hard to avoid.

Vinegar.   No wine.   No ketchup, mustard, mayo, etc.   Vinegar is in tons of things as a natural preservative.   Lemon juice is a good substitute to make your own stuff with, it can be diluted to minimize the lemon flavor.

Chocolate:   You're doomed, hold out as long as you can.

Inevitably, there will be issues.   If you need an epi pen, keep one in the car, one in the kitchen, and possibly carry one with you at all times.   A 'rescue dose' of some other medicine (consult your allergist) is a good idea to have around as well.   Learn to pay attention to yourself, and the signs that you are having an event.   Don't wait for it to get 'really bad' before taking action.
 
2013-06-13 05:25:09 PM  
My cat is allergic to gluten. She can only eat Blue brand "Basics: Grain Free" cat food in the reddish-colored bag.

/Otherwise she scratches holes in her neck
//The more you know
 
2013-06-13 05:25:28 PM  

doyner: mysticcat: What's a "full spectrum test", BTW

It's when they put a grid on your back and prick you with a spectrum of contagions (allergens) in each quadrant--from gluten to roach feces.  Seen it done.  Pretty creepy.


Had it done.

Twice.

Thank FSM all my allergies were respiratory.  Went through a ridiculous program of injections (6/week for 6 years) that desensitized me to just about all of them.  30 years later, ragweed is starting to cause me problems again, however.
 
2013-06-13 05:26:10 PM  
As someone who has no food allergies and family and friends who have no food allergies, this has never been an issue.  My suggestion: meatloaf.  No wheat, peanuts, shellfish or gluten.  Serve with potatoes so any friends or family members who are vegetarian won't starve.
 
2013-06-13 05:26:21 PM  

akula: I have a minor shellfish allergy. It means I don't cook shellfish.

It's annoying. I miss shrimp something awful. That was good eating. Ditto scallops. I never really got into lobster- just didn't have much taste for me. I can eat clam chowder with no issues, but a seafood bisque will usually have me throat clearing a lot... the same reaction I get to cats.

Thank God I'm not allergic to peanuts. I love me some peanuts.


I shave the cats first and leave them on the grill a bit longer than most people do, so I don't have that problem.
 
2013-06-13 05:28:22 PM  

Gough: My wife, son, and grandson all need to eat gluten-free foods.  At first, having to read all the labels was a pain.  In the long run, it meant that we use a lot fewer ingredients that have labels.  As Michael Pollan would say, we shop around the edges of the grocery store.

/Thank goodness for Pamela's GF baking mix, Franz GF breads, and Blue Diamond Almond crackers.


San Francisco has a grocery store that's entirely gluten-free. Even if you don't live around here, you can order online from them:  http://www.gfrgrocery.com/
 
Bf+
2013-06-13 05:28:39 PM  
You got your shellfish in my peanut butter!
You go your peanut butter on my shellfish!

/Two great tastes that go great together...
//ew
 
2013-06-13 05:28:54 PM  
I have a work potluck coming up and I've been chosen to make a main dish. One of the guys I work with has celiac disease and can't have any gluten at all.

I think I've found a winner dish though. It's pork shoulder slow cooked in gluten free hosin sauce and served in a rice wrap with a cabbage, cilantro and green onions and a little rice vinegar. That's not the entire recipe, I have it written down at home so I'm going from memory here.
 
2013-06-13 05:29:35 PM  
8 oz steak
2 green peppers
1 white onion

chop.  cook.  eat.
 
2013-06-13 05:30:46 PM  
Why are there so much more people claiming  gluten intolerance in the last 10 years? It's like the new dietary autism.
 
2013-06-13 05:30:48 PM  
Are peanuts, wheat glutens, or other modern horrors part of your routine to avoid?

Shut up stupid people. About everything you buy in a store didn't exist before the agricultural revolution too (at least not in the form it is today). This idea the gluten is something magically new so we can't eat it is idiotic.
 
2013-06-13 05:31:04 PM  

GrahamManning: peanut, gluten and lactose intolerant people are all just pansies defective dna that need to be culled from the herd

-=-
They may not be pansies and beat your ass for saying so..., or perhaps I like pansies..., so I FTFY.

Well, I get headaches from peanut butter and some spices, but I didn't have any spawn to pollute the well.
(You're welcome.)
 
2013-06-13 05:31:14 PM  
Hubby is a Vegan and I am a pescetarian (fish-eating vegetarian) so I have to buy both dairy and non-dairy products. When I am in the mood for fish, I just cook stuff for me. It's no biggie really. Hell, if it were up to my hubby, he would eat just PB&J sandwiches all day.
 
2013-06-13 05:32:14 PM  

mysticcat: Celiac disease (gluten) is nasty, but it is not an allergy.  Many people who are "gluten-free" have no evidence of celiac disease and are just being trendy.

Peanut allergy can be deadly.  For real.  Somewhere around 80% of people who carry a diagnosis of peanut allergy are not peanut allergic.

She cannot digest meat from hooved animals (i.e. no beef, pork, mutton/lamb, venison) -That's really odd.  Does she have alpha-gal sensitivity?

/Board Certified Allergist


I've been allergic to latex all my life from the elastic leg bands in underwear, to condoms, and latex gloves. I get swollen red and itchy within 15 minutes from contact.
I've had reactions to Cashews, but not in the traditional way with food allergies. I can eat them without any symptoms in my digestive system and no breathing problems. I get hives over every inch of skin on my body and pretty severe angioedema in my knees, elbows and fingers about 10 to 12 hours after eating them. I've had this happen several times in my life before I figured out what's causing it. I was told by my PCP that it couldn't be a food allergy because the timing was too long. If it's not an allergy, what the heck is it?
 
2013-06-13 05:33:25 PM  

Professor Wormbog: i have a wheat allergy. there is still a shiatload of stuff i can eat. i'm not a biatch about going over to friends' houses. i will find something to eat without making a stink about it.


That's what I did when I was a Vegan. Hell, why complain and make your friends suffer. I would always explain to my friends that I didn't give a shiat what they eat in front of me and that I could work my way around what's offered. It's all about getting along ya know.
 
2013-06-13 05:37:41 PM  

Calmamity: Calmamity: mysticcat: /Board Certified Allergist

Will you answer a question for me? A woman I know has been going through thinking she's allergic to this or that and finally went and got a full spectrum test (or whatever it's called).

Results all came back negative. Gluten, corn, whatever else. All of it.  Great, stop blaming your mood swings on nonexistent allergies, right?

But no, the farking Doctor told her that the fact that she had been avoiding those foods (she hasn't been, at least not religiously) may still mean that she is allergic. Gah! Fu*king thanks a lot Dr. Enabler.

Should I hunt this guy down and smack him around, or is that legit?


The problem is they only test for some items.   Probably around 40-100 different things depending on the allergist.   Soy is a major allergen today, but wasn't tested as recently as 1990 in most of the USA.    She may have been tested for everything you mentioned, but the DISH SOAP may not have been on the list.  And since traces of that would be on all of the dishes, it could be the problem.     A great form of test is the 'isolation' test.   Discuss with an allergist.

"Brain Allergies" (histamine reactions in the brain) are a fairly new area of research.   There has been some good research done in the UK, but we are probably 15-25 years away from this being normally understood by doctors in the US.    These seem to cause mood swings and irritability.  I believe I have this problem.   However, I doubt my allergist has really studied this, there just isn't enough research yet, or general treatment processes.
 
2013-06-13 05:38:24 PM  

GrahamManning: peanut, gluten and lactose intolerant people are all just pansies that need to be culled from the herd


My peanut butter-and-gluten yogurt is to die for.
 
2013-06-13 05:39:18 PM  

mysticcat: Bunny Deville: mysticcat: Bunny Deville: Wow, half the people in here are violating Wheaton's law in a way I have rarely before seen.

I suppose my son bleeding from his intestines because of his milk allergy is just him being a whiny, self obsessed, self diagnosed pansy?
When he was two weeks old?
Was it my imagination that this bleeding occurred, or maybe a practicing physician told me? Hmm?
Anyway.

When making food for people with milk allergies, Smart Balance Light buttery spread has no milk in it. My kid loves it.

Egg allergies: substitute coconut oil for eggs when baking. I often do this anyway, it makes the cakes much more delicious.

And you Wheaton's Law violators need to get a better farking hobby.

Not trying to be a jerk, but was your child tested?

Yes, several times. They tested his stool twice, both times it came back positive for occult blood. He had severe vomiting, breathing issues, and failure to thrive for three months because no one believed it was allergies.....

Not sure why someone would say you couldn't test until 18 mos old.  We routinely test infants with GI symptoms, malabsorption, FTT, etc  for food allergies .

Unfortunately, for every real food allergy there are lots of misdiagnoses and simple poseurs.


I agree about the poseurs. I have a good friend who won't let her kids eat gluten, although there is no documented medical reason for it. My husband actually is gluten intolerant. He still eats gluten. He figures it doesn't mess with him enough to matter, even though his tests came back positive for the intolerance.

The clinic we went to in South Carolina wouldn't skin test my son until he was 12 months, but we moved right before his birthday and didn't have insurance until he was 18 months. I don't have anything good to say about that clinic.

I spent a lot of time in Sedona, AZ, where every single person there had some type of food that they wouldn't eat for health reasons. I get just as sick of that as anyone else. But I get even sicker of people being flippant about the reality of allergies. And I'm glad that my son is sitting next to me right now, badgering me about getting him the new Smash Brothers, instead of in a hole in the ground, because things were pretty goddamned iffy with him for a while.
 
2013-06-13 05:39:35 PM  
My sister is vegan, my wife is vegetarian, my mother in law has celiacs and diverticulitis, my brother in law is allergic to milk and nuts, my mother hates cheese and fish and my brother doesn't want to eat anything without meat in it.

I swear I'm the only member of my family that will eat any damn thing you put in front of me.

Family dinners usually involve a huge number of dishes. We have a file of most of our recipes. It hasn't been updated in a while but if anyone's interested send me a message.
 
2013-06-13 05:40:14 PM  

silverblues: gluten free, so long as you use either high end soy sauce (aka Kikoman) which process out all the gluten, or use Tamari sauce.


Wat? There is a GF Kikoman and there are GF tamaris if that's what you mean.

Rhypskallion: vin

egar allergy

Wat?
 
2013-06-13 05:42:44 PM  

Theory Of Null: I have an adverse reaction to strains of hair in my mashed potatoes.


Sorry. they were warm and soft like an apple pie.  couldn't resist.
 
2013-06-13 05:42:56 PM  
There is a big difference between regular allergies, food intolerance, and anaphylactic reactions such as peanut allergy.  Most people when they hear peanut allergy, they think it is just discomfort, or makes us a little sick.  What actually happens is that all of the soft tissue in you body swells within just a few seconds, including your lung vessels, respiratory passages, and so on.  So while the issue may be a big joke to most of you, it has put me in the the ICU with machines breathing for me for a week twice already.  So yes, if I had a kid with anaphylactic allergies to any food item, you bet I would do my best to make sure they wouldn't go through what I've been through.

And no, it isn't just a matter of "don't eat peanuts then".  I can have the reaction if I come in contact with something that has come in contact with peanuts.

And no, it is not about kids today being shielded from everything.  I grew-up in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in the 1960's & 70s, and my family had a farm.  I used to swim in highly polluted waters in the big city, and run through cow & horse dung infested fields barefoot at the farm.  And I didn't develop peanut allergy until I was in my 40's and living in NYC.

And for those who say people with anaphylaxis "need to be culled from the herd", fark you.  With a pineapple.
 
2013-06-13 05:43:21 PM  
So here's a tough one: suppose you and some buddies want to throw a BBQ, and some vegan friends who are very offended at the concept of eating meat want to be part of things, but don't want anything to do with a BBQ? Is there any way to Shatner out of that situation, or do you just have to request to your offended friends that they join other festivities later on?

/This would be a fine fake Dear Abby letter
 
2013-06-13 05:43:57 PM  
My wife is vegan and my mother in law has Celiac's Disease (so she's got a doctor's note excusing her from eating gluten). Cooking vegan was the big change - I had never actually eaten tofu before meating her. For both of them, I've found asian food to be easiest to adapt. And corn tortillas come in handy when people start saying "Stir fry AGAIN?!?"

Personally, though, I'll try almost anything once and I've only once been allergic to food. I have no idea what was in it, but I was allergic to a certain jar of tomatillo sauce. I ate some on food and had a textbook allergic reaction. Trying to figure out what it was, I ate everything from that meal separately, and had the same reaction to the sauce. There was nothing unusual in the ingredients, but I tried a couple more times just to check and I swear to god I'm allergic to that jar of sauce. I never did bother to buy another jar to see if it was the jar or the brand.
 
2013-06-13 05:44:31 PM  
I suggest dinner sized salads. That way, people can add protein or dairy if they'd like (steak with blue cheese? chicken caesar?). Garlic bread on the side for those that don't eat bread. There's a million twists you can put on a salad and people can easily make it their own - as healthy or unhealthy as they'd like

/now I want a steak salad
 
2013-06-13 05:45:01 PM  
Allergies vs Sensitivities.

I have to point out that for the medical community, it's not an Allergy unless it can cause extremely severe reactions.   They use the term:  "Sensitivity."    This is extremely unintuitive because both can often be measured by allergists as histamine reactions.   So, for example, minor reactions to peanuts are 'sensitivity' and major 'allergy'.   Most non-medical folks use the terms interchangeably.
 
2013-06-13 05:47:03 PM  

Disaster Transport: I suggest dinner sized salads. That way, people can add protein or dairy if they'd like (steak with blue cheese? chicken caesar?). Garlic bread on the side for those that don't eat bread. There's a million twists you can put on a salad and people can easily make it their own - as healthy or unhealthy as they'd like

/now I want a steak salad


[Smart]
 
2013-06-13 05:47:33 PM  
My girlfriend started a website dedicated to gluten-free cooking.  http://basicglutenfree.com/
 
2013-06-13 05:47:42 PM  
My perfect, allergy free genetics mock your overly sensitive physiology.
 
2013-06-13 05:49:08 PM  

MarkEC: I was told by my PCP that it couldn't be a food allergy because the timing was too long. If it's not an allergy, what the heck is it?


Spite.
 
2013-06-13 05:49:24 PM  

Jacob_Roberson: silverblues: gluten free, so long as you use either high end soy sauce (aka Kikoman) which process out all the gluten, or use Tamari sauce.

Wat? There is a GF Kikoman and there are GF tamaris if that's what you mean.


Regular Kikoman tests at less than 20ppm for gluten, which is the threshold for a product being called "Gluten Free." The natural fermentation process actually breaks down gluten to amino acids which makes it safe for most people with gluten allergies.
 
2013-06-13 05:50:29 PM  
Jacob_Roberson:
Rhypskallion: vinegar allergy

Wat?


My loved one blisters in minutes when she eats even a drop of vinegar.   In any product.   If she eats five or six bites, she will blister all over, and then when she sweats, those areas will blister.   It's very rare in general--but it does happen.
 
2013-06-13 05:51:52 PM  
they can bring food from home.

/if i hear a vegetarian is coming, i put bacon on the salads.
 
2013-06-13 05:52:17 PM  
How about "bring your own shiat or eat what's served"?
 
2013-06-13 05:54:25 PM  

Rhypskallion: Allergies vs Sensitivities.

I have to point out that for the medical community, it's not an Allergy unless it can cause extremely severe reactions.   They use the term:  "Sensitivity."    This is extremely unintuitive because both can often be measured by allergists as histamine reactions.   So, for example, minor reactions to peanuts are 'sensitivity' and major 'allergy'.   Most non-medical folks use the terms interchangeably.


Does it farking matter outside of a clinical discussion? If someone is 'only' going to break out in hives or maybe vomit if they eat something they're sensitive to, is it okay to blow that off? Does there have to be a risk of fatal anaphylaxis for you to give a shiat?
 
2013-06-13 05:54:57 PM  
I've been having to cook gluten-free for the manfriend. He developed a gluten intolerance not long after moving to the US, though wheat products in his homeland are seemingly fine (we've done experiments when we've been visiting his family). It's a pain in the ass, especially when it comes to baking BUT! there is hope.

This shiat right here is the absolute best GF baking stuff I've ever used. Pamela's GF baking and pancake mix is a good second, and easier to get a hold of.

Aside from that, I have a few food allergies to soy, certain types of beans, and kiwi fruit but since I do all the cooking it's easy to avoid those products.
 
2013-06-13 05:56:06 PM  

Theory Of Null: I have an adverse reaction to strains of hair in my mashed potatoes.


I'm with ya, I like "hair free" anything.

/wink wink
 
2013-06-13 05:57:16 PM  

silverblues: Jacob_Roberson: silverblues: gluten free, so long as you use either high end soy sauce (aka Kikoman) which process out all the gluten, or use Tamari sauce.

Wat? There is a GF Kikoman and there are GF tamaris if that's what you mean.

Regular Kikoman tests at less than 20ppm for gluten, which is the threshold for a product being called "Gluten Free." The natural fermentation process actually breaks down gluten to amino acids which makes it safe for most people with gluten allergies.


This is why a lot of beer is low gluten (and some even test as GF when you get the testing kits). Only highly sensitive intolerant people or people with Celiac seem to really have issues with beer.
 
2013-06-13 05:57:23 PM  

Skywolf the Scribbler: So here's a tough one: suppose you and some buddies want to throw a BBQ, and some vegan friends who are very offended at the concept of eating meat want to be part of things, but don't want anything to do with a BBQ? Is there any way to Shatner out of that situation, or do you just have to request to your offended friends that they join other festivities later on?

/This would be a fine fake Dear Abby letter


You could get some veggies to grill and just makes sure they don't touchy a part of the grill that's recently had meat on it. Portabella mushrooms are good for replacing burgers, as long as nobody has a problem with 'shrooms. Soak 'em for a little while before in soy sauce with some garlic, red wine vinegar and olive oil. That's about what I usually do, or I get some veggie burgers. Then just tell them what you've got, and that you'll have burgers (or whatever) for the other folks and let them decide when they want to show up.

If everyone involved acts like an adult, there's not really much problem. They're surely aware that you eat meat, and yet they associate with you, so there shouldn't be a problem with you eating meat in front of them. On the other hand, part of being a good host is adjusting (in reasonable ways) to the people who are coming over. We might think it's weird that they don't eat meat, but if we're going to claim that they're our friends and family, then surely we can make sure there's food for them to eat..

Also, everyone loves grilled corn. Peel away the husk (but not off), put on a little salt and pepper, then wrap the husk back around it. Toss it on the grill and a little while later, you'll have pure deliciousness.
 
2013-06-13 05:59:24 PM  

Rhypskallion: Allergies vs Sensitivities.

I have to point out that for the medical community, it's not an Allergy unless it can cause extremely severe reactions.   They use the term:  "Sensitivity."    This is extremely unintuitive because both can often be measured by allergists as histamine reactions.   So, for example, minor reactions to peanuts are 'sensitivity' and major 'allergy'.   Most non-medical folks use the terms interchangeably.


There are also intolerances. I developed a blueberry intolerance sometime in my teens, and sometimes it's just easier to tell people it's an allergy because saying that I'm "blueberry intolerant" sounds like I kick puppies and punch babies.
 
2013-06-13 05:59:57 PM  

slobberbone: they can bring food from home.

/if i hear a vegetarian is coming, i put bacon on the salads.


fickenchucker: How about "bring your own shiat or eat what's served"?


You two don't actually LIKE your friends, huh?
 
2013-06-13 06:01:07 PM  

Rhypskallion: Allergies vs Sensitivities.

I have to point out that for the medical community, it's not an Allergy unless it can cause extremely severe reactions.   They use the term:  "Sensitivity."    This is extremely unintuitive because both can often be measured by allergists as histamine reactions.   So, for example, minor reactions to peanuts are 'sensitivity' and major 'allergy'.   Most non-medical folks use the terms interchangeably.


As someone who has family with food allergies, *fark* the medical community.
 
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