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food allergy, food intolerance, food aversion

1. Explain what are food allergy, food intolerance, and food aversion, and how to manage the symptoms?

2. Describe how nutrients can interact with drugs?

3. Explain how nutrient deficiencies impair a child's thinking or cause misbehavior?

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1. Explain what are food allergy, food intolerance, and food aversion, and how to manage the symptoms?

A food allergy causes an immune system reaction that affect organs in the body. It can be life threatening, in some cases. A small amount of the food can bring on immediate, severe reaction. In contrast, food intolerance is generally less severe and is limited to digestive problems. Onset is gradually and don't generally involve an immune system reaction. Typically an individual can digest small amounts of the offending food without trouble. A food aversion is a psychological aversion to some foods caused by emotions associated with the food rather than chemical properties of the food. An extreme example is anorexia nervosa. To manage the symptoms of a food allergy one must avoid the food. In the ...

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This solution discusses nutrition and drug interactions, how nutrient deficiencies can impair child's thinking and behavior, food allergy, food intolerance, and food aversion.

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