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Replacing Lost Nutrients Due to Food Allergies

March 6, 2019

Many people mistake a food intolerance for a food allergy. For those with diagnosed food allergy, contact with a certain protein causes the body to produce an immunoglobulin E antibody (IgE), which can result in a variety of symptoms. The majority of food allergy diagnoses require complete avoidance of foods containing the allergen. A food…

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How to Choose a Food Allergy Friendly Hotel this Spring Break

February 6, 2019

There’s no doubt that food allergy parents know their way around Google. After a food allergy diagnosis within a family, online searches are common: Safe restaurants, ingredient lists, “grocery stores near me.” When leaving the comfortable bubble of your hometown, no amount of searching can make you totally comfortable. A bit of uncertainty will just…

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Anxiety About Food Allergies

April 4, 2018

When someone is first diagnosed with a food allergy, there are many emotions that emerge. Over time, it may become easier to adjust, but anxiety can be a real problem. What makes food allergies so stressful? Three basic human needs are food, safety, and belonging. An issue with food allergies is that these very different…

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Rethinking Holiday Traditions and their Link to Food

November 29, 2017

When I think of the holidays, I think of food. Turkey, ham, stuffing, bread, pie, chocolate, butter, green beans… all of it. Of course, I think about sitting around the table with family devouring the delicious meal (and the 3 hour nap that always seems to follow), but also the creation of it. During the holidays,…

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Food Allergy vs. Food Intolerance: What’s the difference?

November 30, 2016

The difference between food intolerance and food allergies can be confusing for many since both have common symptoms. The true difference is that food intolerance is sensitivity to a food that is usually accompanied by digestive issues that are not extreme, whereas food allergy is caused by an immune system reaction that can range from…

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Dining out with Food Allergies: A Beginner’s Guide

June 1, 2016

As anyone with food allergies knows, dining out with food allergies can be a chore! Finding a restaurant that not only offers allergy-free meals, but also is watchful for cross contamination issues is essential to a successful dining experience. Below are some tips to help you and your family enjoy the dining experience. First, do…

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You’ve Been Diagnosed With a Food Allergy. Now What?!?

May 18, 2016

So you or your child has recently been diagnosed with a food allergy. Feeling overwhelmed? Learning you or a family member will need to eliminate or decrease your favorite foods – or continue to wreak havoc on your body – is life changing for everyone involved. Where do you start and how can you make…

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