In recent years, food allergies have become almost epidemic – about 8% of children and 1 to 3% of adults are affected by it. And the saddest thing is that these numbers are growing. This condition is far from harmless: it not only brings discomfort, and sometimes suffering, but can become deadly and cause the death of the patient.
An allergy to food is a condition that is characterized by an inadequate response to a certain benign product. It is based on the incorrect response of the immune system to a specific substance – an allergen. Continue reading
We buy most of the products in stores, and these products, as a rule, have undergone industrial processing. And this means that we, whether we like it or not, eat a considerable amount of food additives every day. What do we know about these substances? Our ideas about food additives are vague and contradictory: from “all this is terrible poison” to “it’s okay, because they are not prohibited.”
What are nutritional supplements for?
They are added to products for different purposes: Continue reading
These two pathological conditions are often confused. But in fact they are completely different for reasons, and for the mechanism of action, and for symptoms, and for prognosis. Treatment for allergies and food intolerances also requires different.
Causes and mechanism of action
A true food (nutritional) allergy is the response of the immune system to substances that the body perceives as dangerous. Continue reading
Vitamin deficiency – a deficiency of vitamins in the body – manifests itself in different ways depending on which vitamin is lacking. More often faced with a lack of several vitamins. The risk of vitamin deficiency increases in the spring, when the body lacks vitamins C, A, E, D.
Causes of vitamin deficiency
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In the spring, nature wakes up and all living things enjoy the sun and warmth. But for some reason, it is in the spring that longing and gloom attack. They feel bad, fall into apathy or are annoyed by trifles, their mood worsens, they do not want to do anything.
Scientists have not been able to fully determine the exact causes of this phenomenon. However, there are assumptions about a number of factors that determine seasonal depression. Continue reading