Health: Food Allergies, The New American Obsession Self-Diagnosis Becoming All Too Common in American Households with Many

Eliminating Nutrient Rich Foods Such as Milk Without Seeking Medical Advice

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    NEW YORK, Sept. 18 /PRNewswire/ --
 
     STORY SUMMARY:
     THIS IS A MULTIVU REPORT BROUGHT TO YOU BY GOT MILK? "YOU KNOW HOW MANY
 FOOD ALLERGIES YOU HAVE? SEVENTY-TWO FOOD ALLERGIES!" "OH MY!"
     EIGHT YEAR-OLD CAITLIN'S MEDICAL MYSTERY IS FINALLY DIAGNOSED! FOOD
 ALLERGIES NEARLY KILLED HER. FOR YEARS HER FAMILY WAS IN THE DARK,
 SWITCHING MEDICINE, FOOD AND DOCTORS UNTIL THEY FOUND ALLERGIST STUART
 EPSTEIN.
     "Don't self-treat. Determine if it's truly an allergy to food, not an
 intolerance. An allergy is a specific condition that involves immune
 response. And, an intolerance, like lactose intolerance, is very rare."
     YET A NEW SURVEY FINDS MOST PARENTS MISTAKENLY BLAME MILK FOR BOTH,
 REMOVING IT FROM THEIR CHILD'S DIET WITHOUT ASKING A DOCTOR FIRST. THAT CAN
 DEPRIVE KIDS OF THE BEST NATURAL 

SOURCE OF BONE-BUILDING CALCIUM. IF YOU'RE REALLY LACTOSE INTOLERANT, ONE ANSWER IS LACTOSE-FREE MILK, WITH THE SAME HEALTH BENEFITS AS WHOLE, SKIM AND LOW-FAT. THE BEST ADVICE? SEE A DOCTOR. LEARN MORE AT NATIONALDAIRYCOUNCIL.ORG. I'M LIZ ANDERSON. AUDIO PROVIDED BY: The California Milk Processor Board

SOURCE The California Milk Processor Board

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