Food intolerances differ greatly to food allergies. 33 million Americans have a food
allergy, and every 10 seconds, a person is sent to the emergency room after being
exposed to a food allergen. Having a food tolerance is much less severe, and people
often suffer from them on a daily basis without life-threatening consequences.
From stomachaches, changes in bowel movements and gurgling sounds, to skin rashes,
brain fog and heart palpitations, let’s discuss the differences between a food
intolerance and a food allergy.
Eating is and should always be an intuitive process. We get low on energy and require
nutrients, so our bodies will trigger certain hormones to make us feel hungry (rumbling
belly). Our brains activate from these signals and will start making us think about
food (desire about what to have for lunch). If we look at food when we’re truly
hungry, we may start to salivate over that donut or burger pictured on the menu
board (our bodies preparing for digestion).
Hi students! I hope you are having a great start to the semester. After having several
meetings with many of you over concerns with managing your weight and working at
avoiding the ‘Freshman 15’, I’ve decided to put your worries over calories at rest
with this blog post. Let’s get right into it.
To all of you starting a fresh new school year, we are glad you are here! You’ll
be faced with many new things: friendships, opportunities, environment, schedules
and food. Learning how to nourish yourself while being away from home can be scary,
but I’m here to help ease your transition. Read on to get tips for navigating your
diet, healthy eating and nutrition as the new semester takes off.
Hi all! This is fellow Mountaineer Kinsey Hershberger speaking. I am an undergraduate
student in the Human Nutrition and Foods program (and I'm getting ready to start my
graduate degree next semester).
Hey Mountaineers! This is your fellow student and dietetic intern at Dining Services,
Michelle DuVall, here. I hope you all are enjoying the cooler temperatures and
beautiful changing leaves this fall season. Plus, football is here!
Hello Mountaineers! I hope your first weeks of classes have been awesome and you
are making new and fond memories! College can be an exciting time for many students,
but it also can bring angst to others. It may seem overwhelming to adapt to the
hustle and bustle of a college schedule while trying to plan your meals around
what's offered in the dining halls and what you can eat between classes. And for
someone dealing with diabetes mellitus, these could be crucial changes. You may
have gone from planning and preparing your own meals to relying on whatever the
dining halls offer. However, do not fear, this blog was written with you in mind
to help navigate your diabetes in this new season of your life.
Welcome back, Mountaineers! I hope everyone had a great summer. As we adjust to being
back on campus and enduring the Morgantown traffic, we also are adjusting to new
schedules and new eating habits. In many cases, our first year of college is the
first time we are free to make our own food choices and have to learn to prepare
and plan our day around food. That can influence our diets to change significantly.