For parents in a family with food allergies, the thought of traveling away from home to a different country can be both exciting and scary at the same time! While those with food sensitivities are aware of standard precautions ranging from epipens to "safe snacks," there are always uncertainties about eating safety.
It's that time of the year again. You step out of the house and your eyes itch, your nose starts running and your head feels like an empty balloon...
Avoiding allergens does not have to mean avoiding going out to restaurants or avoiding fun with friends. Here are safety tips and techniques for safely dining out with food allergies.
When I was growing up, I never knew any child with a food allergy. Allergies of any kind seemed rare. Yet now, allergic concerns are frequently encoun...
If you feel you are at risk for anaphylaxis and need help creating an action plan, make an appointment with your allergist. An allergist will be able to conduct a thorough investigation into your risk for anaphylaxis and potential causes.
Over my three decades as a celebrity nutrition and fitness expert, I've helped clients troubleshoot the worst weight loss resistance cases. Here are 10 often-overlooked areas I find stymie fat loss.
Dear JetBlue Airways, I realize this is a bit unorthodox, but I wanted to officially declare my love for your airline on this Valentine's Day. You have given back to our family the gift of travel. Let me explain.
Oatmeal carries a healthy aura, and for many health-minded folks it makes a substantial breakfast choice.
Can we talk about the exorbitant cost of EpiPens? I've probably bored you already. Let's face it: Another person whining about the high cost of health care in America. Hell yes I'm complaining! I just had to pay $440 for two EpiPens so my son, um, won't die if he inadvertently eats a tree nut.
I truly believe if we could each step into someone else's shoes, if only but for a moment, we would all act with greater empathy and the world would be a safer and better place for all of our children.
It wasn't all that long ago that Havas PR's annual trends report barely touched on the topic of food. Our trends for 2010 included a forecast of "incr...
The time has come for airlines to face the unfortunate reality that food allergies are increasing at an alarming rate. More and more people with food allergies will begin flying. As food allergic passengers, we don't ask to have others notified not to consume nuts around us because we secretly desire unwarranted special treatment.
Dear JJ: My dietitian recently recommended to meet my calcium needs (I'm a 59-year-old woman), I should have two glasses of skim milk daily. In your b...
Here's something gyms and fitness gurus would maybe prefer you didn't hear: Tackle your eating first, control things like optimal sleep and stress control, and then develop an exercise program. Focus on one thing at a time.
Enough of the guilt and yo-yo dieting. It's time for you to love yourself, and cut yourself a little slack. It's time for you to slow down and start enjoying food again.
You can't be a little in on a program, but if you find an intelligent, well-designed plan, commit 100 percent, keep your goals and inspirations nearby, and stay the course, good things will happen.