Food-Drug Interactions: Let’s be Aware of It!

It is important to recognize food-drug interactions in management of many diseases that requires drug therapy. Medical team members should be aware that food-drug interactions can: Alter the intended response to the medication Cause drug toxicity Alter normal nutritional status The terms food-drug interaction and drug-nutrient interaction are often used interchangeably. Actually, drug-nutrient interactions are […]

Food Allergy & How to Deal with It

Food Allergy (hypersensitivity) is an adverse immune response to a food protein. It caused by an immunoglobulin E (IgE) mediated reaction that occurs when the immune system reacts to a normally harmless food protein that the body mistakenly identified as harmful (Mahan & Stump, 2004). The reaction occurs consistently after ingestion, inhalation of touch of […]