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Food Allergies

Kids In Cities More Likely To Have Food Allergies

Posted 06.12.2012 | Parents

Kids raised in U.S. cities are surrounded by some of the most delicious, diverse cuisine out there. But a new study shows that these children may not ...

Is This Floor Gluten-Free?

Kelly Dorfman | Posted 07.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Kelly Dorfman

The unfunny reality is: For people who react badly to gluten, unclear labeling and convoluted manufacturing practices can turn eating into an extreme sport.

9 Out-Of-The-Box, Healthy Snack Ideas

Amie Valpone | Posted 07.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Amie Valpone

The benefits of eating clean, wholesome gluten-free food will have you feeling good and good about yourself. Here are some quick and easy snacks to hold you over and keep you and your gluten-free belly happy.

What Food Allergies Are Really About

Susan Weissman | Posted 07.15.2012 | Parents
Susan Weissman

For my son, Eden, food allergies are about how food makes him feel singled out.

Elisabeth Hasselbeck On Going Gluten-Free

EatingWell | Posted 07.04.2012 | Healthy Living
EatingWell

When she's not co-hosting her Emmy Award-winning ABC talk show, running or playing with her three young children, you can find Elisabeth Hasselbeck in her kitchen.

Are These Common Foods Causing Your Allergies?

Dr. Susanne Bennett | Posted 05.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susanne Bennett

According to the American Academy of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology, approximately 40 million Americans suffer from allergies, with four million workdays lost annually due to hay fever alone.

Student Innovators "Get Their Genius On"

Nancy Conrad | Posted 05.13.2012 | Impact
Nancy Conrad

Innovators like Steve Jobs don't just happen -- they are grown. The question is how? The simple answer is: young minds must be challenged and engaged.

How Hidden Food Sensitivities Make You Gain Weight

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 05.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

No doubt, a severe food allergy is scary. But it's also relatively rare. A much more common scenario is an adult with a low-grade food allergy to say, gluten, who never pinpoints the cause of his misery.

Poisoned by a Pine Nut Tart

Rozanne Gold | Posted 04.30.2012 | Food
Rozanne Gold

"Pine nut mouth" usually develops a day or two after eating the nuts and that's exactly what happened to me! Almost 48 hours after the last bite of my apple and pine nut tart came the ill-tasting wine and then several days of hideous heavy metal tastes in my mouth.

Please Keep Your Birthday Cupcake Out of My Kids' Classroom

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 04.23.2012 | Parents
Bettina Elias Siegel

If you want your kid to have a celebratory cupcake, I hope he or she enjoys it with gusto at your private birthday party. But can you also respect the rights of those of us who are fighting to keep our children healthy.

British Woman Blinded, Paralyzed After Stomach Bug. How Could It Happen?

Posted 01.25.2012 | Black Voices

When 30-year-old Bunmi Sobowale caught a stomach bug during a trip to Mexico in 2004, she never imagined the string of health problems that would ensu...

Most People With 'Food Allergies' Are Exaggerating, Expert Says

Posted 01.25.2012 | Food

It's a cliche, at this point, to note that many more people claim to have food allergies today than they did a decade or two ago. In some David Chang-...

EpiPens, and Why Schools Should Have and Use Them

Karen Latimer | Posted 03.13.2012 | Parents
Karen Latimer

A child who has severe allergies should never be far from an EpiPen. School personnel and all caregivers should be trained to use them.

What Would You Want If Your Child Had His First Allergic Reaction in School?

Susan Weissman | Posted 03.03.2012 | Parents
Susan Weissman

Should all school children, not just those who have diagnosed food allergies, have access to the emergency medication epinephrine and should more adults be ready to administer it?

The Worst Dinner Guest Ever

Posted 11.25.2011 | Comedy

Our friends at BuzzFeed have created an extremely useful diagram of the worst dinner guest ever. And not a moment too soon either. There's still tim...

Wheat and Weight Loss in Argentina

Jennifer Hamady | Posted 12.24.2011 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Hamady

Over yet another breakfast of medialunas (mini-croissants with sweet or savory fillings), I remain intrigued by what appears to be a break in the laws of nutritional physics here in Argentina.

The Spookiest Part Of Halloween: Sugar, Fat And Gluten, Oh My!

Kristin Kirkpatrick, M.S., R.D., L.D. | Posted 12.24.2011 | Healthy Living
Kristin Kirkpatrick, M.S., R.D., L.D.

The sugar or gluten present in candy can make this holiday less than enjoyable for your little one. All is not lost -- there are still many options available, regardless of the limitations he or she may have.

New and Promising Food Allergy Treatment 'Tricks' the Immune System

Susan Weissman | Posted 12.12.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Weissman

Like any parent whose child has multiple and life-threatening food allergies, I scrutinize any pronouncements of treatments through the lens of my child's body.

Why Americans Need Better Education on Allergic Reactions

Susan Weissman | Posted 01.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Susan Weissman

As the parent of a child with multiple anaphylactic allergies, I've learned that any delay in treatment of anaphylaxis can cost my child his life. But what if a child shows signs of anaphylaxis and an EpiPen isn't readily available?

How Should Restaurants Accommodate Allergies?

Posted 11.21.2011 | Food

Two thought-provoking blog posts have recently been published about how restaurants should, and can, deal with severe allergies. Paolo Lucchesi from ...

How To Deal With Food Allergies In The Cafeteria

Posted 11.08.2011 | Parents

Karen McEwan's school cafeteria has an "allergy table" with a "peanut free" sign on it. The Portland, Ore., kindergarten teacher reports that schoo...

Simon McCormack

Helping Families Tackle Food Allergies

HuffingtonPost.com | Simon McCormack | Posted 09.20.2011 | Impact

Mireille Schwartz says she has a different relationship with food than most people. The founder of the Bay Area Allergy Advisory Board has a seafoo...

Eco Etiquette: Is Genetically Modified Food Linked To Kids' Food Allergies?

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 08.22.2011 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

The federal government has no problem slapping graphic warning labels on a pack of cigarettes; yet when it comes to something that affects all of us -- the food we eat every day -- we're left playing Russian roulette.

1 in 13 U.S. Kids Have Food Allergies, Study Says

AP | By LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 08.20.2011 | Food

CHICAGO -- Food allergies affect about one in 13 U.S. children, double the latest government estimate, a new study suggests. The researchers say abou...

Catherine Pearson

Kids' Food Allergies Twice As Common As We Thought

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 10.01.2011 | Healthy Living

Cristina Stainkamp, 42, a stay-at-home mother of three, describes how terrifying it was when her first child, then 18-months, went into anaphylactic s...