Putting Up A Fight With Food Allergies

There is an overlooked disease many people are unaware of-food allergies. A food allergy is a medical condition in which certain foods trigger the immune system to create an allergic reaction, and a severe reaction can cause anaphylactic shock. The eight major food allergens that cause the most severe food allergic reactions in the United States are milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, fish, and shellfish. According to FARE, there is an estimated 15 million Americans that have food allergies and about 30 percent of children with food allergies are allergic to more than one food. Imagine going to a restaurant and feeling nervous about asking questions, because you're too embarrassed of the reactions you're going to receive from your waiter. Every three minuets, someone is sent to the emergency room due to a food allergy reaction. People don't understand the risk associated with going out to eat, participating in potlucks and going to gatherings with family and friends. So if you know someone with a food allergy, please understand they are taking a risk every time they bite into a dish they haven't eaten. We as Allergy Ease know that we can spread awareness through food allergies, through clothing and letting everyone know they are not alone; because we give you a Peace of Mind Before You Dine.