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Dear Teacher Of My Food Allergic Child

Caroline Moassessi | Posted 05.23.2016 | Parents
Caroline Moassessi

Teachers are some of the most important people who walk this planet. I should have explained that when you exclude my child with life-threatening food allergies during activities and celebrations, the impact goes far beyond the blurry eyes trying to hide tears.

10 Ways To Spot An Allergy Mom

Nicole O'Dell | Posted 05.12.2016 | Parents
Nicole O'Dell

She's the one who is standing in aisles for hours and hours at the grocery store reading every single ingredient on every single product she is about to put into her cart.

3 Amazing Travel Tools For People With Food Allergies

Candice Minch | Posted 04.05.2016 | Travel
Candice Minch

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.

How to Safely Dine Out With Food Allergies

Julie Kuriakose, M.D. | Posted 03.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Julie Kuriakose, M.D.

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.

What You Need to Know About Anaphylaxis

Dr. Tim Mainardi | Posted 02.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Tim Mainardi

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.

Slip Into Someone Else's Shoes

Lianne Mandelbaum | Posted 01.20.2016 | Impact
Lianne Mandelbaum

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.

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...

Didn't You Hear? There Is a 'Cure' for Peanut Allergies

Lianne Mandelbaum | Posted 04.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Lianne Mandelbaum

I woke up this morning to at least 10 emails from well-intentioned friends and family telling me, in not so many words, "Probiotics cure peanut allergies. Quick, run out now and buy them." Being a food allergy advocate, I had already read the study to which they were referring.

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...

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.

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.

The Ultimate Guide To Cooking For People With Food Allergies

The Huffington Post | Julie R. Thomson | Posted 11.07.2014 | Taste

Print this out, laminate it and post it on your fridge, folks.

How Eating Pizza Helped Me Get Healthy

Matthew Friend | Posted 06.26.2014 | Teen
Matthew Friend

Living life with an anaphylactic food allergy from the age of seven months old, has been a tremendous burden. At birthday parties, my mom made me my own cupcake. At overnight camp, I had a special chef to cook for me to ensure that not even a single crumb would touch my food.

Creatively Cope With Kids' Food Allergies This Easter

Kerry H. McManama | Posted 06.17.2014 | Parents
Kerry H. McManama

While the physical ramifications of allergen ingestion rate are high on many affected children's fear scales, the social challenges of food allergies can be even more daunting.

So You Think You Have A Food Allergy

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 06.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

For those of us who find pleasure in eating, it seems like a daunting task to have to avoid a food that we've enjoyed in the past. However, many of my patients feel so much better health- and energy-wise after eliminating the food allergen that they feel it is a worthwhile trade.

It's Peanut Butter Jelly Time... to Raise Awareness

Lindsey Orlofsky | Posted 06.03.2014 | Good News
Lindsey Orlofsky

No, I will never be able to kiss my boyfriend without asking him what he ate for lunch. No, I will never be able to eat at 50 percent of restaurants. And no, I wouldn't have it any other way.

The 15 Most Allergy-Friendly Restaurant Chains

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 03.29.2014 | Healthy Living

Navigating a restaurant menu when you have food allergies can zap all the fun from dining out. But it doesn't have to -- if you know where to eat. ...

Don't Celebrate This Valentine's Day With Your Allergies

Julie Kuriakose, M.D. | Posted 04.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie Kuriakose, M.D.

Valentine's Day is a special occasion to celebrate your love with fun and romantic activities. Don't let allergens interfere with the festivities. With a little research and care, you can enjoy a safe, fun and allergy-free Valentine's Day.

My Food Allergy-Friendly Thanksgiving

Jordan K. Turgeon | Posted 01.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Jordan K. Turgeon

When it comes to holidays, Thanksgiving has the best menu, in my very humble and completely unscientific opinion. We're talking all of my favorites: mashed potatoes, apple pie, dinner rolls, turkey gravy, stuffing... Notice a trend here? Gluten. Wheat. Dairy. Gluten and wheat and dairy in (almost) everything.

This Halloween, Allergies Don't Need to Cause Fright

Julie Kuriakose, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Julie Kuriakose, M.D.

By establishing a few key guidelines and identifying potential triggers, parents can make Halloween a safe and enjoyable holiday for both themselves and their children.

The Real Reason Behind All Those Allergies, From Dr. Nancy Snyderman (WATCH)

Posted 08.13.2013 | Home

Chief Medical Editor for NBC News Dr. Nancy Snyderman explained why people have so many allergies these days when she joined me on Mondays With Marlo....

Be Aware: The Dangers of Food Allergy Bullying

Sue Scheff | Posted 10.01.2013 | Parents
Sue Scheff

I'm aware that this isn't a brand new phenomenon. But as a parent, I feel it's my duty to gather more of us to spread the message to our children and fellow parents. Whether or not our kids are allergic to peanuts, dairy, gluten, or another food product, it's up to us to empower them to stand up for themselves and others.

A Mother's Concern Leads To A Million-Dollar Invention

Posted 07.31.2013 | Home

One of the reasons I started my website is that I wanted a place for women to come together and dream. We women need to know that we don't have to han...

WATCH: How This Famous 'Curb' Episode Came To Be

HuffPost Live | Posted 05.10.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Actress Kym Whitley joined HuffPost Live Thursday to discuss her new OWN reality show 'Raising Whitley," and the famous scene from HBO's "Curb Your En...

Why I Cook: Cooking With Food Allergies

Amie Valpone | Posted 07.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Amie Valpone

I recently was offered the opportunity to document my life and how I live with food allergies and intolerances from Liza de Guia, who is an incredibly talented film producer. For all of you out there with food allergies, intolerances, auto-immune diseases or any other health issues, I get it.