People don’t live on food alone, but people certainly can’t die eating. It is unacceptable that in 2023 we still die from food allergies in a globalized world where knowledge is at the heart of our culture.
It still happens in 2023, in a westernized country, free and whose culture seems to be at the forefront. In a world where in some areas people die from inhuman wars, famines and earthquakes, it is not acceptable that someone could die from a simple food allergy. It happened to a girl, who had an acute dairy allergy since she was a child and suffered fatal reaction after eating mayonnaise and a dessert labelled as vegan despite containing traces of milk. Unfortunately, after a week in a hospital coma, she died! It is absurd to think that even today in 2023, in a country where food health standards are at the forefront, one can die after eating sushi stored or prepared improperly, as happened to a boy in Naples and many others in Italy, Europe and throughout the world.
Having famine conditions in several countries is totally unacceptable in 2023, but it seems even more senseless to die instead for having had access to food. Yet yes, people can die from allergies, from hypersensitivity to foods that trigger acute immune responses, that cause anaphylaxis.
Yet, even today many people do not know the difference between nutritional and food intolerances, allergic and genetic intolerances. This lack of information and the indiscriminate access to many exotic foods and innovative recipes cause a greater possibility of suffering from allergic reactions.
For years, Daphne Lab has been committed to disseminating correct information on the differences between allergies and intolerances, on the correct protocols to follow, but also on the correct way to read and interpret a BioMetaTest that analyze nutritional intolerances, which must be differentiated from allergies caused by overreactions of the immune system and allergies cause by genetic risk factors.
That’s why the Daphne Lab international research laboratory on intolerances has announced the International Food Intolerance Awareness Day on May 24th. On this day, many professionals and Daphne Points in Italy and around the world will be available to explain the differences between the various tests and answer customer questions. Because in a world where everyone can have access to food, it is necessary that we also have access to correct information on what we eat and how we should eat it, to get better, and especially not to die eating.