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Food Allergies

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 04.15.2015 | 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 04.14.2015 | 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 04.01.2015 | 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 03.18.2015 | 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 03.04.2015 | 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.

The Allergy Train

Celia Kaye | Posted 03.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Celia Kaye

Simply because there are many allergies does not mean that it's safe to lump them together and regard them with no distinction. Different allergies require different care and attention to detail.

What I Want Other Parents To Know About Living With Food Allergies

Sara Lind | Posted 02.25.2015 | Parents
Sara Lind

Yes, it may be that one child with a peanut allergy makes your whole school nut free. Isn't it worth protecting even one child? Is your kid's peanut butter sandwich really worth that much to you?

The 10 Most Allergy-Friendly Restaurant Chains

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 02.25.2015 | Healthy Living

Thanks to growing awareness of and willingness to accommodate a wide variety of dietary restrictions and sensitivities, navigating a restaurant menu w...

Prior Advice About Preventing Peanut Allergies Could Be Wrong, Study Suggests

Posted 02.24.2015 | Parents

Mon Feb 23, 2015 4:33pm EST By Kate Kelland LONDON, Feb 23 (Reuters) - In research that contradicts years of health advice, scientists said on...

An Urgent Plea To Ban Cupcakes In Classrooms

Lorraine Allen | Posted 04.20.2015 | Parents
Lorraine Allen

If something or someone needs to be celebrated in a class, and to merit time taken away from learning, for some reason, this can and should be done in a way that is inclusive, and safe, for each student to participate in.

Batman Has His Utility Belt -- And I Have My EpiPen

Matthew Friend | Posted 04.13.2015 | Teen
Matthew Friend

Yet, just as Batman has his utility belt, I have my EpiPen. The EpiPen may as well be tattooed on to my skin, as it still travels with me everywhere I go. In my opinion, this should be the same for every severely allergic person.

Knowledge vs. Understanding in the World of Gluten

Celia Kaye | Posted 03.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Celia Kaye

The natural reaction to "is that gluten-free?" is generally to look at the ingredients, not to think beyond the box about how it's cooked or where the food is manufactured/grown.

Food Is No Laughing Matter For My Son

Lianne Mandelbaum | Posted 03.09.2015 | Parents
Lianne Mandelbaum

As a parent with a food allergic child, I feel a constant low-grade anxiety about meals. The world is full of culinary land mines, and I try to map a path to navigate around them for my child.

Is Better Treatment Possible for Children With Food Allergies?

Mount Sinai Health System | Posted 03.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Mount Sinai Health System

Research conducted over the past few years, and now underway at our institution and others around the country, has generated promising developments in diagnosing and treating food allergies.

5 Tips For Hosting An Allergy-Friendly Holiday Party

Julie Kuriakose, M.D. | Posted 02.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Julie Kuriakose, M.D.

This year, if you are throwing a holiday party it's important that you are mindful of people with food allergies and sensitivities. The good news is that it is possible to host a festive party while keeping food safety top of mind.

Your Disability Is Not My Problem

Lianne Mandelbaum | Posted 02.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Lianne Mandelbaum

When we support change that widens ramps, opens doors, assists those with vision or hearing challenged, or helps protect those who may have life-threatening food allergies, we may someday, in fact, actually be assisting our parents, our children or even ourselves.

Jeffrey Young

Napster Founder Sean Parker Pledges Millions For Allergy Cure

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 12.17.2014 | Technology

Sean Parker, the co-founder of the online music service Napster and the first president of Facebook, has pledged $24 million toward a campaign to deve...

7 Festive Gluten-Free Holiday Hors D'Oeuvres

Phoebe Lapine | Posted 02.01.2015 | Taste
Phoebe Lapine

The rest of the crowd might enjoy a break from the mini hooded hot dogs in favor of these healthier bites.

School Official: 'Just Shoot' Kids With Food Allergies

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 11.27.2014 | Parents

A school board official in Michigan made a public remark about shooting kids with food allergies -- and it caused her to leave her job. Advocates say ...

Fatigued? What Your Doctor Won't Tell You

Heather Sample Spires | Posted 01.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Heather Sample Spires

Don't be afraid to look beyond traditional ideas of why you feel like dirt. You don't have to travel to the rain forest to find a tribal healer, but do your research, talk to other people who've been through this and then find someone who'll listen.

What My Daughter's Deadly Allergies Have Taught Me About Parenting

Lorraine Allen | Posted 01.14.2015 | Parents
Lorraine Allen

It is unnatural for a childhood to be robbed of its freedom by worry and disease. But only strict vigilance and avoidance of allergens can protect a child like mine, and with this come many restrictions.

The Gut-Brain Link: How Your Headaches Might Stem From Your Digestion

Trupti Gokani, MD | Posted 01.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Trupti Gokani, MD

Eating a diet that is Ayurvedic and matches your mind-body type and excludes foods that you have an intolerance to can strengthen your digestive tract, improve serotonin production and thus strengthen your mind. This can lead to a healthier, more optimal brain.

How I Turned My Food Allergy Into A Science Project

Matthew Friend | Posted 01.05.2015 | Teen
Matthew Friend

As I have been a participant in the study for roughly two years now, I have never fully understood what has been happening to me. It occurred to me a few months ago that I should probably try to learn about the science behind my food allergy.