About Jamileh Lakkis

Dr. Jamileh M. Lakkis has a long experience leading innovation programs in the food, nutraceuticals and FMCG industries including breakfast cereals, bakery products and confections. She worked for major food companies including General Mills, Cadbury and Land O’Lakes. Jamileh is a strategic thinker with a unique ability to identify new business opportunities. She is a recognized technical writer/editor.
29 10, 2021

Wheat Allergy Causes and Symptoms

Wheat allergy is one type of adverse immunologic reactions to wheat which can impair the quality of life and cause significant morbidity. Allergic reactions to wheat are essentially immunoglobulin E (IgE)-mediated. Although non-IgE-mediated reactions can contribute to wheat allergy, their mechanism is not well understood. Typical manifestations of wheat allergy include the generation of [...]

22 10, 2021

Celiac Disease Causes and Symptoms

Celiac or Coeliac disease is an inherited autoimmune disorder that triggers a negative response following gluten ingestion. Despite few similarities in gastrointestinal manifestations, celiac disease should not be confused with wheat allergy which is an immune (different from autoimmune) disorder characterized by the production of specific immunoglobulin E (IgE). Celiac disease occurs in persons [...]

29 07, 2021

Food Allergy vs. Food Intolerance

Are you allergic to something, or is it a food intolerance? Many people experience abnormal reactions after consuming foods that are typically harmless to the human body. These reactions can vary greatly in their severity ranging from mild discomfort and abdominal pain to chronic fatigue, severe rashes, difficulty breathing and in extreme cases anaphylaxis [...]


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