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  • May is Food Allergy Action Month - Do You Know the Basics?
  • May 1, 2018

    Over 15 million Americans struggle with food allergies, and this issue has gained significant awareness over the past decade or so. May is Food Allergy Action Month, a great time to learn about this disease that affects so many. Whether you just know of someone with a food allergy or this affects you or a member of your family, Affinity Health hopes you will take the time to educate yourself on this issue - it could save the life of someone you love!

    What is Food Allergy?

    The body’s immune system identifies and destroys germs that make you sick. A food allergy occurs when the immune system mistakenly targets a harmless food protein - an allergen - as a threat and attacks it. Unlike other types of food disorders - like intolerances - food allergies are “IgE medicated.” This means that your immune system produces abnormally large amounts of antibody called immunoglobulin E - IgE for short. IgE antibodies fight the “enemy” food allergens by releasing histamine and other chemicals, which trigger the symptoms of an allergic reaction.

  • Welcome to our new website!
  • May 4, 2009

    As CEO of Affinity Clinic, I'd like to personally welcome you to our new Web site. We've given it a clean, fresh design and made it easier to navigate.