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Food Allergies

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...

Lessons Learned from an (Allergy-Safe) Halloween Costume

Carissa K | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Carissa K

he limitations are all things that we can manage and I'll always be there, finding creative ways to help him enjoy himself in safe ways.

Inspirational Patients Allowing Mind and Body Balancing to Guide Recovery

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 11.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

One of the most significant aspects of a therapeutic alliance between a physician and a cancer patient is the creation of a relationship that helps the patient to build and strengthen mental and physical fortitude.

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.

Read Ingredient Labels

Tichina Arnold | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Tichina Arnold

After much testing, I was informed that my baby had "severe allergies" and was suffering with eczema and asthma in its severest form. Our lives immediately changed forever.

More States Take Steps To Fight Allergies In Schools

AP | LUCAS L. JOHNSON II | Posted 10.17.2013 | Parents

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When a third-grade student who had been stung by a wasp developed welts on his neck and had trouble brea...

Meatless Monday: Eating to Save the World

Ellen Kanner | Posted 11.30.2013 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Tomorrow is World Vegetarian Day, kicking off a whole month of meatless joy and awareness. Just in time, too, because honey, people need some of both....

What Would You Pay to Keep Your Child From Having a Food Allergy?

Elijah Wolfson | Posted 11.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Elijah Wolfson

"She had a couple of bites of a peanut butter sandwich at the park one day, and her whole face broke out in hives."The next thing Deanna and Paul kne...

Childhood Food Allergies Cost Billions Every Year

Posted 09.17.2013 | Healthy Living

Food allergies are expensive. That's the takeaway of a new study in the journal JAMA Pediatrics, showing that childhood food allergies, which affec...

An Ordinary Day (With Food Allergies)

Carissa K | Posted 11.09.2013 | Parents
Carissa K

I've been reading ingredients on everything we purchase for the past nine years, ever since my son, Jack, at just 15 weeks of age, went into anaphylaxis in response to his first sip of formula.

A Gluten-Free Dating Site

The Stir | Posted 11.06.2013 | Taste
The Stir

This exists.

There Are HOW MANY Kinds of Milk for Sale?

Epicurious | Posted 08.28.2013 | Taste
Epicurious

by Amy Sherman As far as I know there is no such thing as a milk sommelier, but based on the variety of milk available at my local grocery store, ...

Food Allergies Are A Breeze In Disney World

Katelyn Mullen | Posted 10.28.2013 | Travel
Katelyn Mullen

For those people who do have a food allergy of any kind, dining out and traveling can be incredibly stressful, especially those whose children are the ones with the issue. There are a ton of factors and scenarios that those who aren't affected by a food allergy never even think of, but in true Disney-fashion, they are one step ahead of their guests.

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

Posted 08.13.2013 | MarloThomas

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 | MarloThomas

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 ha...

How To Make All Your Favorite Recipes Without The Nuts

Posted 07.31.2013 | Healthy Living

By Matthew Kadey for Shape.com Banana bread just isn't banana bread without walnuts, it seems. But with the rising tide of food sensitivities and a...

Jumping in With Both Feet

Kate Ryan Williams | Posted 09.18.2013 | Parents
Kate Ryan Williams

This is what keeps me up at night. The Redhead has life-threatening food allergies and asthma. So we don't just send him off to camp with toothbrush and toothpaste.

How to Eat (VIDEO)

Lillian Medville | Posted 08.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Lillian Medville

I cannot tell you (or anyone) how to eat, outside from suggesting the basics: that whole, nutrient rich real foods are best, chose organic if you can afford it (Not a lot of people can. Which is a huge problem in and of itself), fake foods aren't food, and therefore should not be eaten.

What It's Like to Date When You're Allergic to Everything

HowAboutWe | Posted 07.30.2013 | Healthy Living
HowAboutWe

Even if my date isn't disturbed, now kissing is completely off the table for the evening. But what was I supposed to say? Three minutes into meeting a guy, and I'm all, "Hey if you wanna kiss me later, avoid these foods!" Then hand him a handy checklist.

How I Finally Stopped Binge Eating (VIDEO)

Lillian Medville | Posted 07.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Lillian Medville

One of the consequences of food allergies is nutrient deprivation. And one of the potential consequences of nutrient deprivation is binging.

Survey Shows Dramatic Increase In Kids' Allergies

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 05.02.2013 | Parents

NEW YORK -- Parents are reporting more skin and food allergies in their children, a big government survey found. Experts aren't sure what's behind th...

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.

Why We Cook: Chef Amie Valpone Cooks to Live

Liza de Guia | Posted 06.26.2013 | Taste
Liza de Guia

What if you loved food, but the odds were against you?