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Food Allergies

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?

What It's Like to Be an Allergy-Mom

Carissa K | Posted 06.24.2013 | Parents
Carissa K

While my son is a child with food allergies, I on the other hand, know that I am one of those allergy-moms. The reason for the distinction is because it seems to me that kids are more accepting of food allergies than adults are.

My Plea To Other Parents On The Playground

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 04.24.2013 | Parents

Written By Curtis Sittenfeld for Slate Spring came to St. Louis a little later this year than it usually does, and the playgrounds where I go with ...

Getting Rid of the Food Allergy Fear Factor

Dr. Ruchi Gupta | Posted 06.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Ruchi Gupta

Children with food allergies need to carry their medications (antihistamines and epinephrine) in the same way that kids in a car need to wear their seatbelts. Most of the time, they won't need it. But there may come a time when those protections save the children's lives.

Windows 8 'Social Good' Contest Helps Startup Change Local Food Systems

Startup Weekend | Posted 06.02.2013 | Small Business
Startup Weekend

NetSquared, an initiative which aids individuals and communities in using web-based tools, recently hosted their first ever "Social Good Contest" for apps developed for Windows 8. Sponsored by Microsoft, the contest "encourages developers to make a difference in the world through the power of technology."

The 5 Best Gluten-Free Flours and What to Do With Them

Phoebe Lapine | Posted 06.02.2013 | Taste
Phoebe Lapine

Here are my favorite five gluten-free flours that I like to keep around the house and some recipe ideas to keep those canisters from getting dusty.

7 Ways To Prepare For Spring Allergies

Posted 03.26.2013 | Healthy Living

By Mikel Theobald for Everyday Health You can feel it in the air -- spring allergies are fast approaching. With the changing of the seasons comes...

T-Shirt Tells The World What Your Kid Is Allergic To

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.19.2013 | Parents

Now kids can wear a warning of the foods that will harm them. All parents have to do is fill in the blanks. A new "Don't Feed Me" T-shirt with a ch...

Getting Past the Hype About Peanut Allergies

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.18.2013 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Who could forget the tragic "peanut butter kiss of death" headlines about a Canadian teen who died of anaphylactic shock related to a peanut allergy. Well, the teenager did die -- but little else of that story proved true.

Teen Dies After Eating Cookie

Posted 03.18.2013 | Healthy Living

The death of a 19-year-old college student has served as a somber reminder of the extreme danger that food allergies can pose. Cameron Groezinger-...

Food Intolerances vs. Allergies: The Pizza Crisis

Lora Krulak | Posted 05.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Lora Krulak

The next morning I woke with a headache, flu-like symptoms, and eyes so pouffy they could barely open. My husband looked at me and asked why I seemed so pale and clammy. This is food intolerance in action.

Adverse Effects Attributed to Medications May Be From Food for Some People

S.Z. Berg | Posted 05.13.2013 | Healthy Living
S.Z. Berg

People with medical conditions such as celiac, non-celiac gluten sensitivity, or food allergies should know that they may not be sensitive or allergic to the medicine to which they reacted. Rather, their reactions may have been from the food contents in the drugs.

Have You Ever Watched Your Hair Grow?

Dr. Wendie Trubow | Posted 05.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Wendie Trubow

It's really hard to see incremental change, both positive and negative. As a result, it's really easy to lose hope on the healthy lifestyle wagon, since it is so difficult to see any instantly measurable difference.

It's Time to Take Celiac Disease Seriously

Nichole Thomas | Posted 04.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Nichole Thomas

The lack of understanding around "gluten-free" is baffling and sometimes disheartening, to say the least. As a member of this gluten-free community, I am privileged to live in the moment we occupy today, a time that is changing the very fabric of this issue.

Naturopathic Medicine and Autoimmune Disease

Amy Rothenberg, ND | Posted 04.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Amy Rothenberg, ND

Our health is a product of our genetic inheritance and our environmental exposures. Creating the healthiest possible environment, eating the right foods, and liming stress are all things we can do to optimize our genetic predispositions.

Food Allergies: Doctors Disagree on Peanut-Free Schools/Classrooms Plus Talk on Bullying

S.Z. Berg | Posted 03.04.2013 | Parents
S.Z. Berg

At the center of the fallout are the allergic children and teenagers who are sometimes left feeling unsafe, socially set apart from their peers at lunch or in classroom celebrations, and teased or bullied by other students.

Catherine Pearson

What Parents Often Don't Know About Their Food Allergic Kids

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 12.24.2012 | Parents

When children have food allergies, their parents have to constantly watch out for allergens and be prepared for a possible reaction. Another concer...

Making Room at the Inn: Helping Those With Food Allergies Celebrate -- and Stay Alive

Dr. Ruchi Gupta | Posted 02.22.2013 | Food
Dr. Ruchi Gupta

My wish for the holidays is simple: that all adults and children who have food allergies may enjoy their celebrations to the fullest -- without having to live in fear of food.

WATCH: 'I'm Allergic To Almost Everything'

Posted 12.17.2012 | Healthy Living

Just judging by the labels that crowd the grocery store shelves (think lactose-free, vegan, gluten-free -- the list goes on) it's clear that many of u...

Happy Thanksgiving! Hold The Gluten, Nuts, Dairy, Etc.

Posted 11.21.2012 | Healthy Living

By Tamara Duker Freuman for U.S. News Health Hosting Thanksgiving dinner these days is not for the faint of heart. As the guest list grows, so too ...

The Flexible Feast

Jessica Goldman Foung | Posted 01.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Jessica Goldman Foung

If you're hosting Thanksgiving or any holiday meal this year, you'll most likely welcome a few guests with special dietary requests. Different ones. Which could mean a lot of extra work for you -- or could be a great excuse to get creative in the kitchen and take a few liberties with tradition.

Peanut Allergies More Common In Kids From Wealthy Families

Posted 11.13.2012 | Parents

By: MyHealthNewsDaily Staff Published: 11/12/2012 11:03 AM EST on MyHealthNewsDaily Children from wealthy families may be more likely to have pe...

Singer Allie Moss Talks About Gluten Sensitivity

S.Z. Berg | Posted 12.22.2012 | Healthy Living
S.Z. Berg

Singer/guitarist Allie Moss, who is best known for her single "Corner" (which became a hit in Great Britain and which was featured on an episode of Pretty Little Liars), has been diagnosed with gluten sensitivity.

Andrea Stone

Terrible Time Out: Arizona School Sued For Giving Boy Sugar, Putting In Padded Box

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 09.19.2012 | Education

An Arizona couple is suing their son's former school district for allegedly throwing him in a tiny, windowless room for bad behavior they say was caus...

Corn: New Worries About an Old Favorite

Kelly Dorfman | Posted 11.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Kelly Dorfman

Despite being completely unnatural, hypoallergenic infant formulas are a critically needed feeding alternative for sensitive babies. But several years ago, I started to notice a problem -- and I suspected corn as the culprit.