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All about food allergies, from diagnosis to advocacy.  Please also check our "Custom Eating Lifestyle" category for articles about the lifestyle issues associated with managing food allergies in our "Custom Eating Lifestyle" category!

Balancing Anxiety and Risk

Balancing Anxiety and Risk
How many times have your kids returned from the park with a cold? A lot? How many times have they returned with an allergic reaction?Don’t get...

Freedible's Top 10 Food Allergy Posts

Freedible's Top 10 Food Allergy Posts
There is so much to learn and do when you get diagnosed with a food allergy - the first question is where to begin! Our community of...

How Auvi-Q AffordAbility Works: The Nitty-Gritty

How Auvi-Q AffordAbility Works: The Nitty-Gritty
The Auvi-Q has been available again for a week now, but chances are you haven’t taken advantage of it yet. After all, we only need new...

Fact, Fad, or Fiction? A Brief History of Early Allergy Science

b2ap3_thumbnail_Screen-Shot-2016-12-20-at-12.36.57-PM.pngThis guest post was written by Theresa MacPhail—assistant professor in the Science, Technology, and Society Program at Stevens Institute of Technology. “Many physicians think that idiosyncrasies...

Is Your Restaurant Meal Safe to Eat? Here's one way to find out.

Is Your Restaurant Meal Safe to Eat? Here's one way to find out.
A few years ago on a trip to Singapore, I visited The Red Dot Design Museum. I was lucky enough to see an exhibit on designs of the...

Turning Buildings Teal In Honor of Food Allergy Awareness Week!

Turning Buildings Teal In Honor of Food Allergy Awareness Week!
Food Allergy Awareness Week 2016 is in full swing, and each night landmark buildings across America will be lit up in teal in order to raise awareness...

Food Allergy to Egg or Milk? Baking Milk & Egg Can Make Them Allergy-Safe

Food Allergy to Egg or Milk? Baking Milk & Egg Can Make Them Allergy-Safe
Some kids with a food allergy to egg or milk are able to tolerate the foods if they are baked. The reason for this is that...

Eczema and Peanut Allergy: What’s the Connection?

Can food allergy cause eczema?Although food allergy is more common in children who have eczema, they are separate conditions. Food allergy does not normally cause eczema,...

Do it for Eva.

Do it for Eva.
Usually, Rebecca and I see eye to eye.  We are both custom eaters, we are both the parents of custom eaters, and we both feel passionately...

My kids made me do it.

My kids made me do it.
Whether you have a food allergy or not, if you're a parent then chances are that food allergies touches your lives.  With 1 in 12 American...

Nickel Allergy Diet – When Food Becomes Your Enemy

Nickel Allergy Diet – When Food Becomes Your Enemy
I bet many of you have been wondering about the science behind the low nickel diet. Well, I have too. I have been following Athena Allergy’s Low...

Diary of a Mad Allergic Woman

Diary of a Mad Allergic Woman
Photo Credit: Kaboomish Gem via CompfightccI come to you today, MAD. Mad at the situation that my health and body has put me in and mad that I cannot avoid...

Know How to Recognize Food Allergy Symptoms (Especially if Your Child Has Food Allergic Friends)

Know How to Recognize Food Allergy Symptoms (Especially if Your Child Has Food Allergic Friends)
It takes a village to protect a child with allergies, but some parents say managing their kids’ diet has strained relations with friends and family and...

Outgrowing Food Allergies: What are the Odds?

Outgrowing Food Allergies: What are the Odds?
Whether or not a food allergy can be outgrown depends largely on the type of food your child is allergic to, as well as the severity...

Food Allergy Tips for Vegetarians

Food Allergy Tips for Vegetarians
If you’ve got a food allergy or intolerance, your diet is, of course, restricted through no choice of your own. But if you’re also a vegetarian, you know...

Why do we see so many Food Allergies Today?

food allergiesThis is the ultimate question. Fifty years ago you hardly heard of anaphylactic allergies, Celiac Disease, gluten- free bread or GMO’s. So why did our grandparents...

Food Allergy or Food Sensitivity?

  Food allergy or food sensitivity? Is there a difference between a gluten allergy and gluten sensitivity? What are the differences between the two? Do you...

Are Peanuts the Only “Bad Boy” Legume?

Are Peanuts the Only “Bad Boy” Legume?
While peanut allergies are the most prevalent of food allergies, there are other legumes to which some children may have an allergic reaction. Peanuts are often...

Know How to Recognize Food Allergy Symptoms

Know How to Recognize Food Allergy Symptoms
The symptoms of allergic reactions to food vary both in type and severity among individuals and even in one individual over time. Some children may not...

Food Allergy Myths about Organic, Natural and Allergen-Free Food

Food Allergy Myths about Organic, Natural and Allergen-Free Food
You might think that food grown organically would be free of allergens, but this is a misconception. Organic foods may be free of harmful pesticides, but...

Make a Difference - Choose Epinephrine

Make a Difference - Choose Epinephrine
  Why are we so hesitant to use epinephrine?     I don't know anyone who analyzes the severity of a headache before taking medicine for...

Survey for parents with dairy allergic children and teens

Are you a parent managing your child's or teen's dairy allergy?  My name is Julie Trone and I am the CEO of Allergy Free Table, LLC. ...

Thank you, freedible members, for keeping me safe.

Thank you, freedible members, for keeping me safe.
When I started working to build the freedible site, I had a list of food intolerances as long as your arm but little did I know...

Pool Party Gone Wrong

Pool Party Gone Wrong
My first day of summer vacation turned upside down, when anaphylaxis occurred at a pool party. Read more about my reaction at: http://ataleofanaphylaxis.wordpress.com/2013/06/26/pool-party-gone-wrong/

Allergies Can Be Developed At Any time

Allergies Can Be Developed At Any time
When I look at myself in this picture, it amazes me that I am standing right next to my allergen. Four years ago I would have...

My Mom

My Mom
Allergy moms are so strong! My mom has been there through every epipen, ambulance ride and hospital trip. Because of this, I dedicated a blog post...

If you're allergic to that, you might be allergic to this

Our latest blog post looks at the interrelation between food allergies and pollen allergies: if you suffer from seasonal allergies, you may also be susceptible to...