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Finding Comfort in Uncomfortable Foods Part II

Sometimes cravings also get in the way of more pure eating habits. I don’t know about you but I suffer from a condition called “Weekenditis”. On the weekends I tend to consume more than on weekdays. I eat to celebrate and I eat as a reward for hard work. Here’s a quick and easy guide... Read more »

Quick and Easy Guide to Festival Eating

Quick and Easy Guide to Festival Eating
Summer is the perfect time to check out Chicago’s wonderful festivals. I’m looking forward to my personal favorite the Evanston Ethnic Arts Fest this weekend. Not only do I love the shopping but I can usually find something good to eat. That is not an easy task when you have multiple food allergies. Here’s my... Read more »

Father's Day: The Allergy Free Way

Father's Day: The Allergy Free Way
If your Dad has food allergies he can still have as much fun as all those other Dads who can eat anything. Bring on the Man-Food! Here’s a few ideas for keeping Father’s Day fun and allergy free. 

Confessional: EpiPens Scare the #%*^ Out of Me

An EpiPen or Twinject is an auto-injector of epinephrine (adrenaline) used to treat anaphylactic shock. I admit I don’t own one. The only anaphylactic reaction I have ever had came from something fairly rare and easily avoidable. A few years ago, I went to an Ayurvedic counselor who recommended I do a cleanse involving a... Read more »

Food Allergies and Hair Loss

Why is a food allergy blog covering the controversial topic of hair loss? Many food allergy sufferers have related illnesses such as thyroid imbalances, adrenal fatigue or celiac disease. People with food allergies may have deficiencies due to not being able to get in certain minerals. Stress can be another contributing factor. A few years... Read more »

Confessional: I Heart Kombucha

Kombucha is a beverage made from fermenting tea and sugar with a culture. The culture is known as a “mother” or SCOBY, an acronym for Symbiotic Colony of Bacteria and Yeast. I know that doesn’t sound very good but the result of all that is really tasty. For those of us with dairy allergies, kombucha... Read more »

Play with Food: Tweets of the Week and More

It’s time for my weekly wrap-up. Here’s some interesting tweets I found this week, some are from the many beautiful people mentioned in my Healthy Eaters Who Look Good post. As you can see from their tweets they all walk the walk. Some are vegan, some fancy steak. I do want to include a little... Read more »

Autism and the GFCF Diet

One of my New Year’s Resolutions is to educate myself about autism. While I’m not an expert, Jenny McCarthy certainly is. Her son Evan is autistic. She has authored several books on the topic. Additionally, she is also one of the Board of Directors for Generation Rescue. Autism is defined as a disorder that affects... Read more »

Allergy Free Skincare from Merz Apothecary

The New Year brings motivation for self-improvement. Many of use with food allergies also have allergic reactions to mainstream skin care products. Additionally, traces of dairy can be found in some moisturizers and cosmetics. If you are allergic to tree nuts you should avoid shea butter and any products containing it. Merz Apothecary owner, Anthony... Read more »

Play with Food: Best Superfoods of the Decade

I’m beginning my weekly wrap-up with a list of my favorite superfoods from the past decade. None of these foods are popular allergens but of course if you are allergic to any of them please avoid.  Next, I want to share a blog I found which I think a lot of the “peanut moms” can... Read more »