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Food Allergies

5 Tips For Hosting An Allergy-Friendly Holiday Party

Julie Kuriakose, M.D. | Posted 12.19.2014 | 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 12.17.2014 | 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 12.02.2014 | 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 Spires | Posted 11.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Heather 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 11.14.2014 | 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 11.13.2014 | 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 11.05.2014 | 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.

This Halloween, Teal is the New Orange

Lindsey Orlofsky | Posted 12.20.2014 | Parents
Lindsey Orlofsky

On Halloween, it doesn't matter if you're dressed as Superman or Wonder Woman; if you're living with life-threatening food allergies, candy is your kryptonite.

Food For My Friends: A Not-So-Scary Food Allergy Guide for Halloween

Emily Liebert | Posted 12.17.2014 | Parents
Emily Liebert

October 31st can be a daunting night for many parents, specifically if their children have food allergies. No one wants their kids to feel left out or like they can't enjoy the same fun trick-or-treating as everyone else.

Teaching My Daughter to Be An Advocate With The Teal Pumpkin Project

Rachael Clarke | Posted 12.16.2014 | Parents
Rachael Clarke

To participate, you paint a pumpkin teal, place it outside your home, and buy some non-food items (think: stickers, crayons, bouncy balls) to have in addition to your regular fare. The teal pumpkin lets people know that you have non-food treats available for kids.

10 Questions To Ask When Cooking For Restricted Eaters

Johanna Bond | Posted 11.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Johanna Bond

If I eat hot peppers or tree nuts, the reaction can range from uncomfortable at best to life-threatening at worst. Having been both hostess and guest in this situation, I can offer some advice to those who are considering welcoming a restricted eater to their meal or their food-related event.

Schools Are Not Prepared For Children With Asthma And Food Allergies

Posted 09.09.2014 | Parents

BY KATHRYN DOYLE NEW YORK Mon Sep 8, 2014 9:57am EDT (Reuters Health) - In Chicago, most kids with asthma or food allergies don’t have a hea...

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.

My Teacher Family Urges "Yes" on Pending California EpiPen Bill

Megan Pincus Kajitani | Posted 10.12.2014 | Education
Megan Pincus Kajitani

Our toddler daughter stopped breathing in our arms after eating a bite of food to which she was severely allergic. The EpiPen injection we quickly gave her likely saved her life.

Is the Grocery Manufacturers Association a Relic?

Maria Rodale | Posted 09.14.2014 | Home
Maria Rodale

The Grocery Manufacturers Association is the voice of more than 300 leading food, beverage, and consumer-product companies, but is it a relic of the 20th century?

What Happens When Your Teen Has an Allergic Reaction and You're Not There?

Kate Ryan Williams | Posted 08.27.2014 | Parents
Kate Ryan Williams

Tears came along with the terror of the realization that I could do nothing for my child. Things were beyond my control, out of my hands.

Grain-Free Pet Food Trend a Hoax?

Donna Solomon, DVM | Posted 08.02.2014 | Chicago
Donna Solomon, DVM

Should the average, healthy pet be on a grain-free diet? Most dogs do great on dry pet foods that contain grains. In fact, some pets do better on diets with grains because of their high fiber content.

5 Better Questions to Ask Allergy Families

Carissa K | Posted 07.13.2014 | Parents
Carissa K

We are quite consciously taking great steps to make sure that our son knows how to manage his own allergies and doesn't perceive himself as a victim. However, when one of the below questions is asked, it always touches my heart and makes me feel a surge of appreciation and affection for the friend who is asking it.

The Truly Awful Part About Food Allergies (And How I Got Over It)

Allison Vesterfelt | Posted 07.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Allison Vesterfelt

Food is not just food, after all, and the fact that I wasn't able to share a normal meal with those who mattered most to me made me feel isolated and alone.

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.

Why Cilantro Tastes Like Soap, Nutmeg Is A Hallucinogenic, And Chocolate Is Toxic To Dogs

Epicurious | Posted 06.16.2014 | Taste
Epicurious

You've told us about your love/hate for cilantro before, but have you ever wondered how come cilantro tastes soapy?

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.