Top common food allergens

Alan Greene, MD, Founder of DrGreene.com, discusses the top eight food allergens which combined make up about 90% of all food allergy reactions to help parents be aware of them in their kids
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Top common food allergens

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So what are the common food allergens? There's 8 of them that together make up about 90% of all food allergy reactions. And those are milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, soy and wheat. Now kids can have allergies to other things, but those are so common that they have to show up on labels, in case somebody's allergic to them. Food allergies are important topic because they're rapidly increasing. Now, parents often ask me, "Is this real? Are we just diagnosing it more?" It's real. Food allergies have been going up very rapidly since about 1996, along with other kinds of allergies. It's important for parents to understand them and know what to do and how to prevent them.

Alan Greene, MD, Founder of DrGreene.com, discusses the top eight food allergens which combined make up about 90% of all food allergy reactions to help parents be aware of them in their kids

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Alan Greene, MD

Founder, DrGreene.com

Dr. Alan Greene founded his website, DrGreene.com, in 1995, cited by the AMA as "the pioneer physician web site." In 2010 he founded the WhiteOut Now movement to change how babies are fed from their very first bite of solid food, and in 2012 he founded TICC TOCC – Transitioning Immediate Cord Clamping To Optimal Cord Clamping. He is an author of several books including Feeding Baby Green and appears frequently in the media including such venues as the The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, TODAY Show, Good Morning America, the Dr. Oz Show, and is a regular columnist for Parenting magazine. He is a practicing pediatrician and the father of four.

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