Nutrition/Wellness

5 Steps for Safely Traveling with Food Allergies

January 5, 2022

Traveling can bring excitement, anxiety, and stress, whether you’re driving a short distance for the day or flying across the country for an extended business trip or vacation. Add food allergies to the mix and traveling can be overwhelming. Researching dining and flight options, communicating your allergies with others, remembering to pack important allergy-friendly items,…

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Food Recalls and Undeclared Allergens: What You Need to Know

November 24, 2021

We’ve all heard about food recalls on the news — “food abc” recalled for undeclared allergens, “food xyz” recalled due to possible Salmonella contamination. As scary as they may sound, food recalls often get brushed to the side if it isn’t a food you eat or buy. An undeclared major food allergen, when a food…

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Sesame Allergy? Relief on the Horizon with New Label Requirements

July 21, 2021

The Food Allergy Safety, Treatment, Education, and Research (FASTER) Act was signed into law on April 23, 2021, making sesame the 9th major U.S. allergen. The Act should help bring relief to the approximately 1.6 million Americans with sesame allergy. Food makers are required to clearly label sesame on food packages beginning Jan. 1, 2023.2…

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3 Ways to Manage Oral Allergy Syndrome

July 7, 2021

Two questions that come up this time of year – year after year – are: What is Oral Allergy Syndrome? How do I manage Oral Allergy Syndrome? OAS is something that’s not well known outside of the allergy community. It can be irritating, and for people experiencing it for the first time, kind of alarming.…

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The Rundown on Peanut Allergy

April 28, 2021

One of the most talked about food allergies is peanut. Though not the most common food allergy, it’s the most common food associated with severe allergic reactions – so it’s an important one to be educated on. Consider this overview on peanut allergy: from symptoms, diagnosis, and avoiding peanuts, to options for treating the cause.…

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‘An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away’ for those with Birch Allergy

March 31, 2021

Dr. Mary Morris not only dedicated her career to offering allergy treatment following the La Crosse Method™ Protocol, but her family has also owned and operated an apple orchard for more than 100 years. New research by Nothegger1 and other researchers about the level of allergic sensitivity to different apple varieties for those with birch…

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Round Up: National Nutrition Month

March 16, 2021

March is National Nutrition Month — which highlights important topics for everyone. Adequate nutrition is critical to all, but for those with limited diets due to food allergy, it can be more of a challenge to meet. There are also so many different layers to staying safe that need to be considered when it comes…

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Top 9? Growing Prevalence of Sesame Food Allergy

December 23, 2020

Those in the food allergy community know the top eight food allergens like the back of their hand: Milk Eggs Fish Shellfish Tree nuts Peanuts Wheat Soy The talk about adding sesame to the top eight food allergens — making it the new “top nine”— has been a big topic in recent years. With new…

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Allergy-Proof Your Classic Thanksgiving Menu

November 10, 2020

Be sure to follow CDC and local guidelines regarding gatherings this Thanksgiving due to COVID-19 restrictions. Thanksgiving is one of those holidays where certain foods are almost a requirement. People have nostalgia for this special meal all year, and come to expect the delicious, savory foods on the fourth Thursday of November. For those with…

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Navigating College with Food Allergies

August 4, 2020

Choosing a college or university to attend for ‘the best years of your life’ can seem overwhelming and intimidating. Moving far from family and living with strangers in a completely new environment can be especially daunting when paired with a severe food allergy. In this blog, find tips to help navigate visiting and deciding on…

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