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Food Allergies

Is the Grocery Manufacturers Association a Relic?

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.16.2014 | Food
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 06.27.2014 | 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 06.02.2014 | 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.

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. ...

A Cheese Sandwich Got This Child Suspended From Daycare

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 03.10.2014 | Parents

When Canadian father Randy Murray gave his 2-year-old a cheese sandwich to eat before daycare, he did not suspect that it would lead to her suspension...

I'm So Sorry Our Disease Is Such An Inconvenience For You

Gluten Dude | Posted 04.28.2014 | Parents
Gluten Dude

I'm all for balance and I'm all for letting our kids socialize at school and have some fun. But why does it need to be based around food? The only reason is because it's always been done that way. Change takes time. It's time to start.

When Are Cupcakes More Important Than Compassion?

Kristin Shaw | Posted 04.26.2014 | Parents
Kristin Shaw

Birthdays are beautiful things and deserve to be celebrated. Have a cake at home, by all means. Go all out and have a chocolate-peanut-butter-meringue-almond-butter-cashew-pistachio cake topped with buttercream chock-full of dairy and artificial colors. It's your party. But don't complain because your kid can't have that at school, where they're supposed to be focused on learning.

Food Allergies in The Classroom: Using Science and Empathy to Drive Your Cupcake Decisions

Sheela Raja, PhD | Posted 04.26.2014 | Parents
Sheela Raja, PhD

What kind of children do we want to raise and what kind of parents do we want to be? Let's invest in the health and wellbeing of our classroom communities, and not sell out for a short-lived sugar high.

Tired of Morning Hangovers? You Could Be Allergic to Alcohol

Dr. Tim Mainardi | Posted 04.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Tim Mainardi

Hangover symptoms can be perceived as collateral damage to a good night out, but they may actually be the result of an allergic reaction to ingredients in alcohol. So how do you tell if you are really allergic to alcohol or just suffering from a normal hangover?

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.

Which Diet Is Best for You?

Renee Fisher | Posted 04.12.2014 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

Many Americans have discovered the Paleo Diet, named after Bud Paleo, a prehistoric entrepreneur who started a chain of fast food mammoth burger restaurants back when all food was not only pure, but a lot of it could run really fast and then kill you.

What Teachers Need To Know About Using EpiPens

Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents

By: Dr. Dave Stukus, Nationwide Children's Hospital Published: 01/07/2014 11:25 AM EST on LiveScience Dr. Dave Stukus, a pediatric allergist at...

How To Survive The Holidays With Allergies

Julie Kuriakose, M.D. | Posted 02.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie Kuriakose, M.D.

Seasonal allergies don't need to ruin your holiday season. Being prepared and taking precaution can go a long way in the fight against your allergies.

The Social Impact of Food Allergies

Priyanka Chugh | Posted 02.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Priyanka Chugh

The feeling of being bullied and stigmatized does not end as children age into adults: bullying and a sense of loneliness are ubiquitous in many of the lives of those with food restrictions.

Isn't It Time for Pediatricians to Stop Pitting Food Allergies Against Healthy Eating Habits?

Dina R. Rose | Posted 02.11.2014 | Parents
Dina R. Rose

If pediatricians want to improve children's health, they should start by changing how they advise parents to introduce solid to their infants. It's outmoded, overly cautious and at odds with current research on how good eating habits develop.

Entertaining at Home

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 01.27.2014 | New York
Lisa Mirza Grotts

If you need dinner party ideas, you've come to the right place. Entertaining at home is one of my favorite things, and planning ahead is what makes it work. Here's a list of my most important to-do's.

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.

Food Allergy Awareness Heads To Obama's Desk

AP | KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 11.13.2013 | Parents

WASHINGTON (AP) — The deaths of two girls in Illinois and Virginia from severe food allergies have helped spur efforts to get schools to stockpile e...