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Food Allergies

Seventh-Grader DIES At School After Allergic Reaction

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It was the last day before winter break at Edison Regional Gifted Center, a selective school in Chicago's Albany Park neighborhood that's one of the s...

Gluten Dairy, Soy, Nut and Egg-Free Spritz Cookies

Elizabeth Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Elizabeth Gordon

Happy holidays, dear reader. I hope that you have an easier time with the spritz than I and that you enjoy every last crumb of these cute little cookies.

Allergy Council PSA

Alex Grossman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Alex Grossman

Growing up in the 70's, I'd never even heard of kids with peanut allergies. Today, sadly, I know dozens of such children, some of them with life-threatening reactions.

Gluten, Dairy, Soy, Nut and Egg-Free "Peanut Butter" Fudge

Elizabeth Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Elizabeth Gordon

This holiday favorite really is nut free despite the fact that it tastes like peanut butter. It might sound a little strange, but it is creamy and rich, just like mom used to make.

Gluten, Dairy, Soy, Nut and Egg-Free English Toffee

Elizabeth Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Elizabeth Gordon

In my family, the arrival of English toffee means but one thing: Christmas is on the horizon. I thought I'd show you an easy way to make a allergy-free version of this crowd-pleaser.

A Gluten, Dairy, Soy, Nut and Egg-Free Hors d'Oeuvre

Elizabeth Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Elizabeth Gordon

Although Thanksgiving isn't exactly known for being a holiday heavy on the hors d'oeuvres, it's true that just about everyone that I know enjoys a little cocktail and snack before the gluttony begins.

An Allergy-Free Thanksgiving on the Horizon

Elizabeth Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Elizabeth Gordon

I don't know anyone who isn't charmed by a cut-out cookie, and this one does not fall short. Whip up a batch of these now and freeze them undecorated to make your Thanksgiving even easier.

What Causes Children's Food Allergies?

Susan Weissman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Susan Weissman

Clean water and food, antibiotics, reduced exposure to parasites and infectious diseases may have caused our progressive worldwide allergies. But these ideas don't offer obvious solutions to parents.

Is There A Cure For Autoimmune Disease?

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

Is there another way to treat the causes of autoimmune disease than powerful immune suppressive drugs that put patients at increased risk of infection and death?

FDA Says Science Around New Salmon Is Inconclusive

Robyn O'Brien | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robyn O'Brien

On Monday, after two days of hearings, U.S. FDA concluded there is not "sufficient data to determine that a genetic modification that enables salmon to grow twice as quickly is safe for the fish or for consumers."

Mealtime Common Etiquette Mistakes & Dining What-If's

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lisa Mirza Grotts

At the dining table, get comfortable with common etiquette Do's and Don'ts.

Will Honey Sweeten My Jewish New Year With Food Allergies? (3 Alternatives to Traditional Honey Cake)

Susan Weissman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Weissman

As with most special occasions, I've heard many espouse the notion "It's not about the food!" Yet reality often brings me to a less hallowed place when planning a meal around food allergies.

Dairy: 6 Reasons You Should Avoid It at All Costs or Why Following the USDA Food Pyramid Guidelines is Bad for Your Health (VIDEO)

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

After all, everyone knows that you need milk to be healthy. In fact, dairy is nature's perfect food -- but only if you're a calf.

Gluten-Free Made Me Smarter

Jason Schmitt | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jason Schmitt

I gladly complied to eliminate gluten and dairy from my diet. Like clockwork, the fog quickly began to dissipate. I could think clearer. I didn't feel so damn anxious.

Supreme Court Rules Monsanto Is "Innocent Until Proven Guilty" As Children Bear Witness

Robyn O'Brien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Robyn O'Brien

Those who stand to gain or lose the most from this decision, given the environmental and health implications of genetically engineered alfalfa, are our children.

Food Allergies: Fall, Winter Babies More Prone

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Writing in the Journal Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, U.S. researchers explain that babies born in the fall or winter have higher rates of fo...

Ice Cream Recall: Kroger Deluxe Chocolate Paradise Label Omits Nuts

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The Kroger Co. is recalling certain containers of its Deluxe Chocolate Paradise Ice Cream. The recalled ice cream contains tree nuts, which the ingred...

How To Educate Others About Food Allergy Safety (VIDEO)

OneSpot Allergy | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

OneSpot Allergy founder Elizabeth Goldenberg highlights food allergy training tools you can use to educate others about food allergy and anaphylaxis. ...

Hip Hip Hooray for Food Allergies!

Elizabeth Gordon | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Gordon

It sounds ridiculous, but I live in NYC and hang with a foodie crowd, so sometimes it feels unfair that I've been dealt this egg-free, wheat-free hand. But on the flip side, sometimes I think that I'm pretty lucky.

Very Vanilla, but Allergy-Free

Elizabeth Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Elizabeth Gordon

When I put on my thinking cap this morning and thought up a project to quell my boredom, I settled on making homemade vanilla extract.

Autism And Allergies: What Can Your Child Eat?

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alison Rose Levy

There's an experiment going on right now--but it isn't being conducted by scientists. It's being conducted by parents. In 30 million kitchens across the U.S. that experiment is called "What Can My Child Eat?"

Put Me In The Zoo: How Food Allergies Turn Mothers Into Animals

Susan Weissman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Weissman

My seven-year old prepared for weeks, practicing his lines, singing along to the DVD and fretting over every detail of his costume. His first grade re...

Please Pass the Allergy-Free Chocolate

Elizabeth Gordon | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Gordon

Now I have another chocolate opportunity upon me: Passover. The food allergy-sufferer's dream holiday!

Allergy-Free Pineapple Upside Down Cake and the Bumpy Road to Baking It

Elizabeth Gordon | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Gordon

I may have figured out how to make cake without gluten, dairy, soy, nut and eggs, but I do not know how to live SNAFU free.

My Top 5 Fears For My Allergic Child

Susan Weissman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Weissman

A recent study In the Journal of Allergy and Immunology revealed that only 39 percent of college students with an identified allergy consistently avoided that allergen.