Tag: foods to avoid with asthma

Breathing wellness

Posted on 7 February 2012 in Blog by L. Schneider
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Do you know that every day you take over 21,000 breaths? That is 21,000 opportunities for toxic chemicals in the environment to enter your body ‚Äì 21,000 times your body has to cope with a potential chemical load that is … Continue reading

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Allergy to sodium benzoate 211 a common complaint

Posted on 18 September 2011 in Blog by L. Schneider
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An allergy to sodium benzoate (211) can be a challenging allergy to manage. Sodium benzoate (also shown as 211 on labels) is a preservative used in many foods and beverages and can be difficult to avoid.

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What is hydrolised vegetable protein (HVP)? – the MSG link

Posted on 18 July 2011 in Blog by L. Schneider
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Health concerns over food additive 621 MSG are common among today’s consumers. Avoiding MSG typically involves avoiding additives in the range 620-637 but there are ways MSG creeps into our foods without falling into this numerical range.

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In food labelling, ‘no added’ doesn’t mean none at all

How reassured are you to see the phrase ‘no added sugar’ or ‘no added artificial colours’ on the packaging of a food item in your supermarket? Have you every bought a ‘no added’ product thinking that item was a healthy … Continue reading

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Talc and its potential link to cancer

Talc, also known as magnesium silicate or 553, is a mineral based product that is used in a wide variety of industries and products from paper and paint, to pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and food additives. For most people, the term talc … Continue reading

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Asthma, hyperactivity and the food colours which cause them

Recent research in the UK points to six artificial food colours which are linked to asthma and hyperactivity in children. Those artificial food additives are: sunset yellow (E110) quinoline yellow (E104) carmoisine (E122) allura red (E129) tartrazine (E102) ponceau 4R … Continue reading

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Remembering preservatives that trigger asthma

Asthma is listed as a potential side effect for preservatives in the range E200-E228 according to the Chemical Maze. I find this an easy fact to keep in mind when supermarket shopping and bypassing anything likely to cause wheezing is … Continue reading

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Asthma risk with children’s blue cough syrup

Posted on 18 July 2011 in Blog by L. Schneider
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Blue-coloured cough syrup is best avoided by children with asthma tendencies. Not one but two colours are used to give this over-the-counter medicine its ‘attractive’ blue hue. In one leading brand, I found artificial colour 133 (or brilliant blue) and … Continue reading

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Sulphur dioxide is red flag for allergy sufferers

Posted on 18 July 2011 in Blog by L. Schneider
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For some of us, it was a good news day when research indicated that a glass of red wine a day could be beneficial for health. But for those of us allergic to food additive and preservative 220 (sulphur dioxide), … Continue reading

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Asthma and diet in children – Links proven in new research

Posted on 18 July 2011 in Blog by L. Schneider
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An asthmatic child benefits greatly from the removal of fast food in the diet. A ten year international study (ISAAC 2010) that tracked 50,000 children (aged 8-12 years) across 20 countries has shown fast food burgers increase the risk of … Continue reading

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