images (1)Statistics say that 15 million Americans suffer from food allergies. Food allergies of course differ in severity from person to person but many are potentially life-threatening. As many as 6 million of these allergy sufferers are children and every 3 minutes, a food allergy reaction sends someone to the emergency department.

We don’t currently have a cure for food allergies. Accidents happen and sometimes even the tinniest amount of food can result in tragic consequences for some allergy sufferers.

The Discovery Channel has produced a really interesting documentary examining food allergies and those individuals and families who live with them. If you’re interested, the documentary “An Emerging Epidemic: Food Allergies in America.” can be found and watched for free on the Discovery Channel website at the link below.

http://www.discoverychannelcme.com/patient-education/food-allergies

 

Post authored by Laura (Gluten Free Traveller) http://glutenfreetraveller.com/