Food Allergy Series
Welcome to the Chair’s Corner
Food allergies occur when our immune system mistakenly sees a particular food as harmful. When our immune system attacks the food allergen, our body responds with symptoms that can be mild or life-threatening. Food allergies are a growing food safety and public health concern, but early recognition and strict avoidance of food allergens can help patients manage the symptoms.
How can a food allergy be diagnosed? What new research is being done to help people with food allergies? UNC physicians answer these questions in this podcast series from the Chair’s Corner.
Food Allergy & Sensitivity with Dr. Edwin Kim
Peanut Allergy with Dr. Wesley Burks
Alpha-Gal Allergy with Dr. Scott Commins
Alpha-Gal Allergy Patient Story