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Can Children Overcome Food Allergies?

Can Children Overcome Food Allergies?
Of the eight most common food allergies found in children; milk, eggs, wheat and soy allergies are the easiest to outgrow. Some children are fortunate enough to...

Kids with Food Allergies are Often Targets of Bullying

Kids with Food Allergies are Often Targets of Bullying
As if bullies need a reason to throw their weight around, kids with food allergies are more often a prime target of bully maliciousness. Research shows...

Guiding Your Child’s Attitude About Food Allergies

Guiding Your Child’s Attitude About Food Allergies
Whether it’s a holiday meal or a class party, children with food allergies will sooner or later encounter scenarios where they cannot participate. These children would...

WW: Living With Food Allergies - Relationships

Caaaaaakes. Photo by J. AndrewsCaaaaaakes. Photo by J. Andrews Welcome back to our Whatever Wednesday: Living with Food Allergies series. I bet you thought we forgot about it, but the...

Tapestry Threads

b2ap3_thumbnail_family-pic12.jpgI am no stranger to the connection between diet and its effect on health. When I was growing up a popular slogan was “You are what...

Cocoa Banana Mini-Soufflés (Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Low Fructose)

Cocoa Banana Mini-Soufflés (Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Low Fructose)
To happily get my daily dose of oxidant rich dark chocolate, without the chemicals and additives, I make this special cocoa treat. They’re like little brownie...

Hidden Treasure Grain - Amaranth

When venturing into the unfamiliar world of gluten-free & corn-free for Ivan's specific menu needs, we stumbled into Amaranth along the way.  The most popular...

The dreaded diagnoses

The dreaded diagnoses
I have not been officially diagnosed as being gluten intolerant, but I know that I am.  I have been gluten-free now for just a couple weeks...

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...

WW: Living with Food Allergies -- Identity

Photo from the DC Comics websiteYes, this is how I see myself sometimes. Photo from dccomics.com "You are what you eat." Right. So what are you when you can't eat half...

Are the Airlines on Board with Passengers’ Food Allergies?

Are the Airlines on Board with Passengers’ Food Allergies?
Allergic travelers are stepping up and speaking out about their rights as airline passengers.  Some are even getting political support. This past December, the New JerseySenate unanimously passed...

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...

Anti-inflammatory smoothie for joint pain and hypermobility

Anti-inflammatory smoothie for joint pain and hypermobility
Joint inflammation in a nut shell: It’s not fun. Exercise is an important part of looking after yourself when you have hypermobility syndrome. Inflamed joints often...

WW: Living with Food Allergies -- Diagnosis

Try to put together the pieces is hard when you're not sure what goes with what.Try to put together the pieces is hard when you're not sure what goes with what. How were your food allergies diagnosed? Denise and I have both posted our...

Baked Milk and Egg Can Speed Up Resolution of Food Allergies

Baked Milk and Egg Can Speed Up Resolution of Food Allergies

Read about how baked milk and egg can speed up the resolution of food alllergies.  Full post is on our blog