There are many risks associated with a vegan diet, especially for children and people with allergies
Vegan diets are currently attracting a great deal of attention. The decision to follow a vegan diet can have various reasons. However, avoiding animal-based foods restricts the diet and is associated with risks such as deficiencies of certain nutrients, especially in children. Caution is also advised for people with allergies, because the many industrial products […]read more
How are pollen forecasts made?
In Germany, almost one in seven adults suffers from a medically diagnosed allergy, with pollen being one of the most common triggers. A simple but effective treatment for pollen allergies is to reduce or avoid allergen contact. The pollen forecast is particularly suitable for this purpose. In Germany, the concentration of pollen in the outdoor […]read more
Pollen counts in Germany: Status quo and forecast in 2023
It has almost come to the point where the time when the first pollen of the new pollen season appears overlaps with the time when the last pollen of the previous pollen season disappears. On the one hand, climate change causes the pollen of grasses and herbs to persist longer into autumn, while on the […]read more
POLLEN LEVELS IN GERMANY: WHAT HAPPENED IN RECENT YEARS
In the spring months, the pollen of hazel, alder and birch cause hay fever and pollen asthma and determine the severity of the allergic symptoms. Since 2018, hazelnut pollen has been appearing in rising concentrations throughout Germany – this was also the case in 2022. Alder pollen has diminished slightly in 2022, after sweeping through […]read more
New research findings on neurodermatitis: honoured with ECARF and ADF award
The ECARF Foundation, in cooperation with the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Dermatologischer Forschung (ADF), awards an annual prize for research in allergology. This year’s award-winning research provides new insights of great value to people with neurodermatitis and other skin conditions. The award goes to an international cooperation paper published in the journal NATURE IMMUNOLOGY by Dr. Johannes Mayer, […]read more
Storm “Ylenia” – what people with allergies need to be aware of
A stormy low-pressure system is sweeping across Germany, what does this mean for people with allergies? We are currently experiencing an exceptionally warm February, clearly another sign of climate change. As the trees are already in full bloom, this means that allergy sufferers will have to deal with some of the early bloomers right now, […]read more
How to Replace Dairy Products If You Have a Milk Protein Allergy – Tips and Recipes
Today I am going to tackle the subject of milk protein allergy with a brief explanation and some advice on how to replace dairy products. But first of all, it is important to know that if milk is causing digestive issues, this could be due to an intolerance to lactose, the sugar in milk. Lactose intolerance is not an allergy and requires a different treatment! Before you make any changes to your diet and impose any unnecessary restrictions, you should obtain a proper diagnosis from a doctor.read more
Managing Food Allergies and Intolerances at the Workplace
We can only ‘hide’ our food allergies and intolerances on the job to a certain extent. What should we tell our superiors, colleagues, or even our customers? What is the ideal situation for us at work?read more
I’ve Been Invited to Dinner – What Should I Do?
We’ve all been there. We have dietary restrictions to cope with. Then a dinner invitation comes along. What can we do to make sure everything goes well for the host – and for us?read more
10-Point Plan for Travelling on Business with Food Allergies
I am often asked questions about travel. And nearly as often, I realise that a lot of former travel enthusiasts have all but given up their favourite hobby after receiving their diagnosis or have restricted themselves to ‘safe areas’. It’s not rare for me to hear of someone passing up a career opportunity if it involves travel.read more
Restaurants visits for people with allergies
Depending on the allergy or other dietary restrictions such as coeliac disease, histamine or fructose intolerance, there are a number of things to watch out for. It’s not always easy. But there’s no reason allergy sufferers can’t eat out like everyone else. It doesn’t necessarily have to be planned, but it does help to be prepared. This article shows you how you can make it work.read more
Gluten-free yeast dough – get it right with these tips.
Learning to bake with gluten-free yeast dough is not always easy. But it can be done. This article explains the most important steps for successful baking and provides more information. The days are over when your yeast dough stayed in a lump at the bottom of the bowl and wouldn’t rise. Just follow these tips from now on and nothing should go wrong.read more
Help! I have an egg intolerance. What now? How can I replace eggs?
Eggs are a common part of most diets. Chicken eggs are popular among young and old alike, and we have many different uses for them. So what should you do if chicken eggs are suddenly off the plan? Does it mean no more scrambled eggs at Sunday brunch? No more meatballs because they need to have egg as a binder? What about cheesecake? Questions, questions.read more
Relationships and Food Allergies
How are relationships affected? Should one’s partner exclude the same foods?read more
Help – I’m Going on a Date!
How much should I say? What should I keep to myself? Should we go out to eat, or is that not a good idea? Should I just tell all and get it over with? So many questions!read more