Tree nut allergy is different than peanut allergy. Peanuts are not tree nuts and are related to chickpeas and peas, whereas tree nuts include almonds, cashews, macadamia nuts and walnuts. Along with peanuts and shellfish, tree nuts are one of the food allergens most often linked to anaphylaxis — a serious, rapid-onset allergic reaction that may be fatal. Some people with a tree nut allergy may be allergic to more than one type of tree nut.
Coconut and nutmeg are not considered tree nuts for the purposes of food allergen labelling in Canada and are not usually restricted from the diet of someone allergic to tree nuts. People who are allergic to tree nuts usually avoid all nuts and peanuts because of the risk of cross contamination. According to Health Canada, tree nuts are considered priority allergens. An allergic reaction to tree nuts usually happens within minutes after being exposed to an allergen, but sometimes it can take place several hours after exposure. Anaphylaxis is the most serious type of allergic reaction.
- Symptoms of anaphylaxis generally include two or more of the following body systems:
- Skin: hives, swelling (face, lips, tongue), itching, warmth, redness
- Respiratory (breathing): coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, chest pain/tightness, throat tightness, hoarse voice, nasal congestion or hay fever-like symptoms (runny itchy nose and watery eyes, sneezing), trouble swallowing
- Gastrointestinal (stomach): nausea, pain/cramps, vomiting, diarrhea
- Cardiovascular (heart): paler than normal skin colour/blue colour, weak pulse, passing out, dizziness or lightheadedness, shock
- Other: anxiety, sense of doom (the feeling that something bad is about to happen), headache, uterine cramps, metallic taste
Common tree nuts
- Brazil nuts
- Hazelnuts (filberts)
- Hickory nuts
- Macadamia nuts
- Pine nuts (pinon, pignolias)
Possible sources of tree nuts
- Ice cream, gelato, frozen desserts, sundae toppings, frozen yogurt, pralines
- Main course dishes such as butter chicken, chicken korma, mole sauce, pad thai, satay, chili, other gravy dishes
- Natural flavourings and extracts
- Nut-flavoured coffees, hot cocoa, specialty drinks
- Peanut oil
- Pesto sauce
- Salads and salad dressings
- Smoke flavourings
- Snack food like chips, popcorn, snack mixes, trail mix
- Spreads and Nut butters (e.g., Nutella and gianduia/gianduja)
- Vegetarian dishes
- Alcoholic beverages, such as Frangelico, amaretto liqueurs and others
- Baked goods such as biscotti, cakes, cookies, crackers, donuts, granola bars, pastries and pies, baklava, baking mixes
- Barbecue sauce
- Candies, such as calisson, mandelonas, marzipan, some chocolates, chocolate bars
- Cereals, granola, muesli
- Health and Nutritional supplements, such as herbal remedies and vitamins
- Herbal teas
- Hot cocoa and cocoa mixes
Cure for Tree Nut Allergy?
For milder forms of tree nut allergy, Allergy Laser Clinic can help relieve your tree nut allergy symptoms once and for all. Based on an ancient Chinese belief that energy runs through the body in pathways called “meridians”, it is now a widely recognized health related modality. We create an electromagnetic signature of the substance you are allergic to and we clear the blockages along your meridian pathways.
The cold laser that we use transmits a low electronic frequency directly onto various points on the body to stimulate and clear any blockages in energy. As a result, the body’s cells are literally being reprogrammed to recognize the allergen’s frequency or signature. When this non-invasive, painless, and needle-less procedure is complete, the body brings itself back into a state of homeostasis and no longer sees the allergen or intolerance as a threat when exposed to it; therefore, no longer producing any adverse reactions.
Skeptical? No worries, most people are until they are cured of their allergies. Why not book your One Hour FREE Consultation ($149 Value) at 647-952-1555 today and discover for yourself, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain, freedom from allergies!