Tag: Food allergy

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 »

How to Cope With the Tomato Shortage

Fresh tomatoes are apparently in short supply due a severe temperature drop in Florida causing growers to lose 70% of their crop. While the shortage has hit most parts of the country, the Midwest is hit the most since Florida is a key provider. I wouldn’t doubt some of Chicago’s most popular pizzerias and Italian... Read more »

Can food allergies be cured with positive thinking?

I read a lot of self help books and I’m sure that comes as a big surprise. I do believe that positive thinking can do a lot for a person but can it cure food allergies? I remember seeing The Secret years ago and watching how one woman cured her cancer by using positive daily... Read more »

Play with Food: Eat the Rainbow

First I want to mention, the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN) is offering great discounts on some of your favorite allergy-friendly companies. Log in to the Member Area on their website and check out the E-Discount Vault. You’ll see discount codes for companies such as Vermont Nut Free Chocolates (10% discount and perfect for Valentine’s... 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 »

Shellfish Allergies: Fish Oil Alternatives

Shellfish allergies are actually the most common allergy among American adults. If your doctor can identify exactly which type of shellfish causes your allergies, then you may be lucky enough to only need to eliminate that type of shellfish from your diet. For most with shellfish allergies, all shellfish must be avoided. Examples of shellfish... 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 »

Healthy Eaters Who Look Good

Need some inspiration for your 2010 healthy eating plan? Sometimes its hard to stay motivated when you crave the very things you are allergic to. Vanity can be a great motivator. All of these healthy eaters are dairy free, some avoid wheat, some are vegetarian and some are not but they all eat real food.... 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 »