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Food Allergies and Prevention with Dr Carina Venter

In today’s episode we are talking with the top expert about food allergies and their prevention through nutrition.

We are honored to introduce you Dr. Carina Venter, Chair of the International Network of Dieticians and Nutritionists in Allergy. This episode can especially be interesting for parents and parents to be. 

Interview Highlights and Quick Links

03:18 What food allergy is, and what is the difference from food intolerance

07:02 Can food additives cause food allergies? 07:40 Eczema and food reactions

09:37 Main food allergens (in the US and Europe)

10:40 Why food allergens differ by country

14:30 Why early introduction of certain food allergens (peanuts) can help the allergy prevention

18:37 What exactly triggers allergic reaction

22:09 Why some people develop allergies, and some don’t (hint: it starts in the womb)

26:30 How you should eat to prevent food allergies

29:42 How to cook when somebody is diagnosed with a food allergy in your family

31:10 Development of allergies in adulthood

34:15 Can you outgrow a food allergy?

38:30 How to prevent food allergies, especially in kids (from the point of nutrition)

41:20 6 Foods Elimination Diet

45:00 What you need to know about dairy allergies

About Dr Carina Venter

Dr. Venter is currently an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Section of Allergy and Immunology at the Children’s Hospital Colorado and University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, where she is conducting research and working with children and adults with a range of food allergies. Previously, she was appointed as an Assistant Professor/Dietitian at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. She is currently the chair of the International Network of Dietitians and Nutritionists in Allergy, and a member of the American Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (AAAAI), American College of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (ACAAI), European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) and the British Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (BSACI). She is a registered dietician in the United Kingdom, United States and South Africa. She has had numerous publications in international journals, and has authored book chapters and edited a book on Food Hypersensitivity. She moved from the UK in 2015 where she had been performing research into food allergies and allergy prevention as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Portsmouth and at the David Hide Centre on the Isle of Wight.

She was a member of the EAACI food allergy guidelines on Allergy Prevention, as well as Diagnosis and Management of Food Allergy. She was also a member of the NICE (UK) food allergy guidelines. Since her arrival in the US, she was appointed to the expert panel of the National Institutes for Allergy and Infectious Diseases Peanut Allergy Prevention Guidelines.

Find out more about Dr Carina Venter:

Blog of  Dr Carina Venter

Research of  Dr Carina Venter

This video was recorded live, as a part of Happy Bellyfish Video Podcast “Healthy Eating Unbiased and Simplified”. In these interview series we bring nutritionists, doctors, farmers and activists to share different prospectives on what healthy eating is.

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