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Food Allergy

Creatively Cope With Kids' Food Allergies This Easter

Kerry H. McManama | Posted 04.17.2014 | 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.

So You Think You Have A Food Allergy

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 04.12.2014 | 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 04.03.2014 | 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. ...

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.

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...

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.

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...

WATCH: How This Famous 'Curb' Episode Came To Be

HuffPost Live | Posted 05.10.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Actress Kym Whitley joined HuffPost Live Thursday to discuss her new OWN reality show 'Raising Whitley," and the famous scene from HBO's "Curb Your En...

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.

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.

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.

So What is Lactose Intolerance, Really?

Jeanette N. Keith M.D. | Posted 04.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Jeanette N. Keith M.D.

Lactose intolerance -- it's a term we hear used often, especially when discussed among issues like stomach aches and food intolerances such as Celiac disease. But what does it really mean? Who and how many of us are actually affected by it? And does it mean you need to eliminate any foods from your diet?

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.

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.

Teen Star Kenton Duty on Food Allergies and Bullying

S.Z. Berg | Posted 12.18.2012 | Healthy Living
S.Z. Berg

What's it like for a real kid who has food allergies? I sat down with Kenton Duty, who co-stars on Disney's Shake It Up, for a Skype interview. He spoke with me about his experiences with food allergies and bullying and his advocacy work.

Only Fools Dye Their Young

Ronnie Citron-Fink | Posted 12.08.2012 | Parents
Ronnie Citron-Fink

My daughter was allergic to Blue Dye #2... a common food dye that was an ingredient in the cereal and the two over-the-counter children medicines. Of course, we learned to avoid food dyes like the plague.

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.

Michigan Girl, 4, Won't Let Inability To Eat Keep Her From Feeling Full Of Life

macomb.patch.com | Posted 04.16.2012 | Impact

It’s been said that the loss of one sense can strengthen another. When 4-year-old Kaitlyn Garon lost the ability to eat, it was her smile that got s...

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.

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...

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...