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Food allergies are a common and growing problem. To complicate things further, food allergy tests have a fifty percent false positive rate and most general practitioner doctors have just two weeks of allergy training - so you’re often left on your own when trying to diagnose and deal with them. Extreme allergies are rare, but skin problems, digestive issues, headaches, and bowel issues are becoming increasingly common. My guest on this week’s podcast will help you understand more about allergies and what to do about them.

Listen and learn:

  • Why allergies are a huge and growing problem
  • Why most IGG food allergy tests are a waste of time
  • How avoiding foods like peanuts could contribute to the development of an allergy
  • The important difference between an intolerance and an allergy  

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ABOUT OUR GUEST

Theresa MacPhail is a medical anthropologist, professor, and writer. She is the author of the book, Allergic: Our Irritated Bodies in a Changing World.

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