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Dr. Vivian Chen: On Allergies, Gut Health, and Food as Medicine

Feb 27, 2019

Watch Episode 11 with Dr. Vivian Chen here:

What are we really ingesting when we drink cows’ milk?

What are mothers passing through their bodies to their children?

Do you know what in the world is a dairy allergy?

Dr. Vivian Chen dives into the dangers of dairy and her story of transitioning to a plant-based diet after a battle to diagnose the root of her infant’s feeding problem.

As a double-certified physician, Dr. Chen has seen a host of improvements in her patients when they cut dairy and address their lifestyle. She’s going to tell you the sneaky ways dairy might be affecting you — and your children.

Listen to Episode 11 with Dr. Vivian Chen here:

What we discuss in this episode:

  • Defining dairy allergy, and distinguishing it from lactose intolerance
  • The top four allergies Dr. Chen says mothers should look for
  • Ethnic diversity in allergy prevalence and the difficulty in testing for allergies 
  • Delayed vs. acute symptoms and allergies in adults vs. babies
  • Elimination diets to discover the root of your symptoms
  • The effects of casein metabolizing into casomorphin
  • Follow Dr. Chen at allergyfamilies.com and platefulhealth.com, or on Instagram at @plateful.health

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