Food Allergies Nutrition Consultation & Services

BC Dietitians can Help Support You Understand and Manage Your Food Allergies & Sensitivities

If you’re struggling with a food allergy or sensitivity and feeling sick after you eat, you may be eliminating foods from your diet in an attempt to figure out what could be causing your symptoms. Trying to manage symptoms on your own or self-diagnosing can be overwhelming and not getting down to the root cause of the problem. Eliminating all these foods from your diet often cause further issues and malnutrition. 

 

Registered dietitians have the knowledge and experience to work with you and your doctor to help make sense of your food allergies or sensitivities. We use an evidence-based approach to help you understand your symptoms, implement an elimination diet, find appropriate food substitutionsensure nutrition adequacy despite the dietary restrictions, guidance on reintroducing foods back into your diet when it is deemed safe and prevent future reactions.

When you’re introducing foods to your baby, it’s important to use a preventative approach so you’re minimizing your child’s risk of developing food allergies. If you’re looking for answers to your child’s existing food allergies, your dietitian can help you find clarity and navigate the health system  to get you the care you need. Your dietician will also help you to make sure that your child’s nutritional needs are met through education and find clarity around foods that are safe for your baby to eat. 

 

We help children and adults with the following: 

(IgE) Mediated Allergy  – If you or your loved one is suffering from E(IgE) Mediated allergy, they may have symptoms that include: hives, rash, swelling, anaphylactic reactions

Non-IgE Mediated Allergy – If you or a loved one is suffering from Non-IgE Mediated allergy, they may have symptoms that include: vomiting and diarrhea.

Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE)– A swallowing disorder that affects the esophagus that could lead patients to feel like food is stuck or impacted when they eat. 

Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome (FPIES) – An inflammation involving both the small intestine and the large intestine (colon). Symptoms include severe vomiting and diarrhea within 2-3 hours of eating the food. 

Allergic Proctocolitis – This typically affects young babies and could present as blood and mucus in the stool. 

Celiac Disease

⮞Lactose Intolerance 

⮞Gluten Intolerance 

⮞Other food allergies or sensitivities 

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