26 minutes | Nov 10, 2020

A Is For Allergy: Ending Food Allergies with Dr. Kari Nadeau

Today as our guest we have Dr. Kari Nadeau, renowned physician and director of the Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research at Stanford University. With food allergy rates more than tripling in the last twenty years, many parents want to know what is contributing to this phenomenon, and what can be done to prevent and treat food allergies... Luckily there are many simple changes parents can make to help prevent them. And for those children (and adults) who do have food allergies, there are now exciting treatments to end food allergies.  And, parents, there is no reason, Dr. Nadeau reminds us, to feel guilty about food allergies.  If there are topics you’d like us to cover in upcoming episodes, we’d love to hear from you. Leave us a message here.    Guest Website https://bambinifurtuna.com/   Social Media https://www.instagram.com/bambinifurtuna/ https://www.instagram.com/agatharelotaluczo/ https://www.instagram.com/drgreene/   Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line and leave guest suggestions https://bambinifurtuna.com/pages/podcast  or visit us on Social Media! https://www.instagram.com/bambinifurtuna/ https://www.instagram.com/agatharelotaluczo/ https://www.instagram.com/drgreene/   Quotes “We’ve seen…the hospitalization rates [for food allergies] at least triple in the last couple of decades, and maybe even quadruple or more. It used to be that you didn’t necessarily know a child with a severe food allergy, and now most people do.” [02:18] “Nowadays in the U.S. about 1 in 13 children have a doctor’s diagnosis of food allergy. That’s two in every classroom.” [03:08] “Unfortunately, less and less people are outgrowing [allergies]. It used to be thought that 80%...of children with milk or egg allergies would grow out of it by the time they were 18, but now that’s less. Only about 50% are growing out of it, so there’s something different in our environment.” [05:29] “It really is good news in a backwards way that this [allergy] epidemic is caused by environmental changes, because that means we can make environmental changes and reverse it.” [21:36]   Big Ideas  The rise of food allergies in both children and adults, and what that means. [02:18] Looking into why allergies develop in the first place. [06:23] The importance of diversity in diet introduced early and often. [09:48]   Links The End of Food Allergy Feeding Baby Green SpoonfulOne
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