09 Mar 2022
Allergy is on the rise. It affects 1 in 5 adults, and the rise in children is astonishing.
1 in 3 will suffer asthma
1 in 6 will suffer eczema
And there has been a huge rise in food allergy now affecting 1 in 13 children, including a 5x increase in peanut allergy.
All this brings a huge amount of disruption to peoples lives, fear and the rising wait times for allergy clinics is a well known phenomena. Working as a GP and in A&E, I have seen 1000s of children with these issues and that’s why I wanted to talk about what things we can do to prevent food allergy using the research available today.
Dr Vincent Ho is a clinical academic gastroenterologist and Senior Lecturer at the School of Medicine, University of Western Sydney. He is also a practising gastroenterologist. More recently he published ‘The Healthy Baby Gut Guide‘. A book packed with sensible advice, surprising scientific discoveries and a nutritionist-approved nine-week infant meal plan to help you navigate the introduction of foods for your baby which I think is essential reading for every parent and parent-to-be.
There’s lot to cover today but by the end of the episode you should be able to understand:
This is a fantastic episode and if you’re looking to get pregnant or have a high risk for allergy, I highly recommend Vincent’s book, it’s a wonderful resource.
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