Category: Medical

Organic B.R.A.T. Feel Better Drinks

I just became aware of a gluten free product that is perfect for hot summer days or for those following the Doctor-recommended B.R.A.T. Diet (an acronym for bananas, rice, applesauce and toast). Organic B.R.A.T.™ feel better drinks are made with ingredients that settle an upset stomach and help to calm vomiting & diarrhea while also... Read more »

ELL Announces First-Ever National Food Allergy School Safety Assembly

Geneva’s very own ELL Foundation (that stands for Eating & Educating, Living Life) announces its sponsorship of an assembly to raise awareness and support for the reintroduction and passage of the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Management Act (FAAMA). After passing the US House of Representatives in 2008, FAAMA must be reintroduced to the US Congress.... Read more »

Top 10 Badasses of Nutrition

According to Wiktionary a badass is defined as: 1. A mean or belligerent person. 2. A person whose extreme attitudes or behaviors are admirable.  I don’t think any of these diet experts on my list are mean or belligerent, therefore, I’m siding with definition no. 2. Some are vegan and some are hardcore carnivores but... Read more »

Oldies but Goodies

The first edition was published in 2003. Eating for Beauty is one of the first books covering the topic of raw and superfoods. This book breaks down the specific benefits of each beautifying food and also includes recipes. I still keep this quote from David Wolfe, close to my heart, "Proper nutrition is an art. It is an art form. Every bite is a brush stroke. Every swallow is a new color. Each meal is a cloud or a tree or a flower--- a piece of the beautiful painting that you are becoming. You are becoming an ever more attractive work of art each day. You are truly a work of art in progress."
There are some books that are just like a classic Channel suit that never goes out of style. Thankfully real food is back in vogue again. Here are some of my favorite classic nutrition books.

That Little NY Times Article . . .

The topic of food allergies has been in the news recently. This quote is from a recent article from The New York Times, “Doctors say that misdiagnosed food allergies appear to be on the rise, and countless families are needlessly avoiding certain foods and spending hundreds of dollars on costly non-allergenic supplements. In extreme cases,... Read more »

My Review of Organic Excellence Products

I could also title this blog How to Manage That F*$@ing PMS. You are probably wondering why a food allergy blog is taking on a product review of this nature. All these products are gluten free and like your mouth, your skin also “eats”. Some individuals with food allergies are also very sensitive to chemicals... Read more »

The Crazy Things the Non-allergic Say

Maybe you’ve heard some of these: “You can’t eat anything can you?”“Well can’t you just have a little?”“Oh My God I’d just die if I couldn’t eat ice cream (or cheese, etc.)” Well, here’s some of the delicious foods we can eat: Arghhh. I’m getting all feisty just writing this. I do believe that the... Read more »

Play with Food: Creating a Healthy Relationship With Food

One of my Twitter buddies (Tweeps as they say) made me aware of the author Geneen Roth who has written the popular books Women Food and God and When Food is Love. She is in town this weekend for a workshop. Roth is astoundingly wise on this topic. This is one of her quotes via her... Read more »

True Confessions: I Have Vegan Envy (Part II)

If you are familiar with Weston Price’s work you’ll note that very few cultures have truly been vegan successfully for very long periods of time. Then again the world is changing and perhaps some people are evolving toward a more plant-based diet. Those individuals could also have type A blood make it a bit easier... Read more »

Play with Food: More Easter Goodness and Creative Use of Peeps

With all the candy and baked foods that come with Easter it’s so important for those with peanut allergies to be especially careful. The Nutty Video site promotes nut allergy awareness. This mission was inspired by the creator’s second child who also has nut allergies. The Nutty Video site will show you how to use an Epi Pen, recognize a... Read more »