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4 Tips To Gracefully Survive The Holidays With Food Sensitivities

Alexcis Spencer Lopez | Posted 11.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Alexcis Spencer Lopez

It is important to find ways to navigate the upcoming months so that we don't feel like we have to avoid the holidays themselves and not just some of the foods. Luckily there are some simple things you can do to help keep the season bright.

Hope on the Horizon for Those With Peanut Allergy

Lianne Mandelbaum | Posted 11.20.2015 | Parents
Lianne Mandelbaum

Two weeks ago, my son's peanut allergy once again brought me to tears. Before you take a gasp, I want to let you know they were tears of pure unadult...

Food Allergies and Dietary Restrictions at the Holiday Table

Diane Gottsman | Posted 11.09.2015 | Taste
Diane Gottsman

Special memories are made when friends and family gather together for a festive meal. When food allergies are involved, the host and the guest have an...

The Best Gluten-Free Option At Every Major Fast-Food Chain

Thrillist | Posted 11.05.2015 | Taste

By: Kristin Hunt Credit: Flickr/m01299 Gluten intolerance can be a real jerk. Half your friends think you're lying about your convulsing tummy...

Making a Case for Food Sensitivity Testing

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 10.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

While the phrases food allergy and food sensitivity have been used interchangeably in the past, they're actually quite different.

Dear Parents Who Have Put out a Teal Pumpkin This Halloween

Lianne Mandelbaum | Posted 10.22.2015 | Parents
Lianne Mandelbaum

Our family is not the only grateful one this holiday. Just in case you were wondering if it was worth the effort, please know that you are helping to erase the stigma of food allergies. You are bringing magic into the world of a child, one teal pumpkin at a time.

No Do-Overs With Food Allergies, Only Tragic Endings

Lianne Mandelbaum | Posted 09.29.2015 | Parents
Lianne Mandelbaum

When my peanut allergic son was 5, he suddenly blurted out "Mom, don't worry about me, if I eat a nut by mistake and it kills me, I can just hit the re-do button and get another life, like in the video game." I became really scared that his child-like innocence prevented him from understanding the potential adverse ramifications of his own food allergy.

Girl's Food Allergy Only Activated After Exercise | Anna Almendrala | Posted 09.28.2015 | Healthy Living

By: Rachael Rettner Published: 09/28/2015 10:46 AM EDT on LiveScience A teenage girl in Canada had an unusual food allergy that showed up only after ...

Eliminate Ear Infections in Dogs and Cats

Donna Solomon, DVM | Posted 09.22.2015 | Chicago
Donna Solomon, DVM

Ear infections do not spontaneously occur. Some event or underlying disease must precipitate it. My top reason why pets get ear infections is allergies.

Is Oral Allergy Syndrome to Blame for Those Tingly Lips?

Dr. Tim Mainardi | Posted 08.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Tim Mainardi

Your tongue may swell or your lips might start to tingle when you eat an apple, but you know that you aren't allergic to apples. Why is this? It may be oral allergy syndrome.

Think Your Pet Has a Food Allergy?

Celia Kaye | Posted 07.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Celia Kaye

What follows is the story of Fidough, the pooch with extra letters in his name to remind his caretakers that he is allergic to dough... er... wheat. ...

9 Ways To Deal With Health-Restricted Diets

Johanna Bond | Posted 07.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Johanna Bond

Explaining at the fourth of July barbecue why you won't be taking a hot dog from the grill or a fudge brownie from the platter can be anxiety-provoking. So can eating at that same barbecue, if you're unsure of the safety of the food for your particular diet. So how can we better manage anxiety in these situations?

Trigger Warning

Sezin Koehler | Posted 07.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Sezin Koehler

Being the survivor of a gun crime involving an actual trigger, I often find the phrase "trigger warning" itself to be a trigger. Trigger warnings don't impede free speech any more than telling someone with food allergies what ingredients are in a meal.

Dear Nicest Dad Ever: A Thank You From the Mom of a Nut-Allergic Son

Rebecca Fishman Lipsey | Posted 07.13.2015 | Parents
Rebecca Fishman Lipsey

After we RSVP-ed to your little girl's party, you called my husband on the phone, and told him how excited you were that my son was coming to your party. That you planned to hire someone to clean the house for nuts before the event, and that you wanted to know where you could buy a nut-free cake. Seriously? Who are you? The greatest person on earth?

How To Choose The Right Summer Camp

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 06.11.2015 | Parents
Dr. Gail Gross

Summer vacation has started for many schools, and others will be ending soon. It's not too late to sign your child up for summer camp!

'Open Sesame' Are Not Always Magic Words

Lianne Mandelbaum | Posted 06.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Lianne Mandelbaum

I believe all consumers have a right to know what is in their food, so they can make informed choices for their families. For food allergic families, a lack of disclosure puts our children at risk for fatal attacks. Food allergic families need this information so we, or our well-intentioned friends, families and schools, don't buy something that has a surreptitious ingredient in it that can kill.

Can You Aspire to Be A Professional Athlete When A Simple Food Allergy Can Take You Down?

Lianne Mandelbaum | Posted 05.19.2015 | Sports
Lianne Mandelbaum

Jerome Bettis was a Superbowl XL champion and when he retired, he was ranked fifth all-time in rushing with 13,662 yards on 3,479 career carries. In a word, he was unstoppable... unless, that is, he came across a piece of shrimp or shellfish.

A 7-Step Guide To Explaining Food Allergies To Your Clueless Friends

Johanna Bond | Posted 06.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Johanna Bond

I've found that in general, people do not intend to be disrespectful, hurtful, or unsafe about food allergies. Most times people genuinely want to have positive experiences. The negative experiences I've had centered around miscommunication or assumptions.

Thousands Of Ingredients Are Being Added To Our Food And The FDA Has No Idea

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living

Think the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has inspected all of your food? Not so, thanks to a loophole in a 57-year-old law. According to ...

When Adults Behave Worse Than Children

Lianne Mandelbaum | Posted 06.15.2015 | Parents
Lianne Mandelbaum

My son said the most frightening moment he has ever had was when an airline manager in Denver told us, "If you think he's going to die, don't get on the plane."

Why The FDA Doesn't Really Know What's In Your Food

Center for Public Integrity | Erin Quinn & Chris Young | Posted 04.14.2015 | Politics

This story was published by The Center for Public Integrity, a nonpartisan investigative news organization in Washington, D.C. Rebecca Fattell w...

A Terrifying Day In The Life Of An Allergy Mom

Anne Radcliffe | Posted 06.07.2015 | Parents
Anne Radcliffe

He's a kid. I'm the adult here, and it's my job to protect him because kids are emotionally, physically, and mentally immature.

Balancing An Allergen-Free Diet With An Office Job

Celia Kaye | Posted 05.31.2015 | Taste
Celia Kaye

Whether you are dairy-free, nut-free, gluten-free, or have any other type of dietary restriction, managing your diet in an office environment can be challenging.

Overabundance of Diets Muddles Meals

Liz Neumark | Posted 05.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Liz Neumark

I used to cringe when my friend asked the waiter for her salad dressing on the side. Now that request, by itself, would be music to my ears.

New Possibilities for People Who Suffer From Nut Allergies

Christine Aylward | Posted 05.04.2015 | Business
Christine Aylward

Peanut allergies are a real and growing problem with allergies to peanuts having more than quadrupled in the U.S. in the 13 years prior to 2010. This trend is worrisome to not only healthcare professionals, but also to the parents of children who suffer from peanut allergies.