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Celiac Nutrition Guide, 3rd Edition (Single Copy)

Celiac Nutrition Guide, 3rd Edition (Single Copy)

This easy to read “survival guide” outlines essential information for people diagnosed with Celiac disease.

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Know the Signs of a Food Allergy

A food allergy is defined as an adverse physical response that happens when your body's immune system reacts to a part (usually a protein) of the food you ate. For most people with food allergies, the reactions are more uncomfortable and inconvenient than life-threatening, but in some cases the body's response can be life-threatening so it's important to know the symptoms.

Skin Reactions: 

  • Swelling of your lips, tongue and face
  • Itchy eyes
  • Hives
  • Rash

Respiratory Tract Reactions:  

  • Swelling, itching and/or tightness in the throat
  • Shortness of breath
  • Dry or raspy cough
  • Runny nose
  • Wheezing (asthma)

Digestive Tract Reactions: 

  • Abdominal cramps
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Since a food allergy attack can be life-threatening, call 911 immediately if someone has a severe allergic reactions. For more information about food allergies, consult a registered dietitian in your area and visit our Eat Right Nutrition Tips section.

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