Onset of Food Allergies Later in Life

Many elderly patients are at risk for food allergies due to their aging immune systems.  The development of allergies can occur at any point during one’s lifetime and are not just limited to the pediatric population. Presently, prevalence of food allergies in the elderly is estimated at 5-10%.  This...

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Fructose Malabsorption

Fructose malabsorption is a digestive disorder whereby individuals have difficulty digesting the sugar, fructose.  This inability to digest can cause: bloating, cramping, gas, distention, diarrhea, fatigue, headaches, brain fog, mood changes, and constipation. What is Fructose? Fructose is a naturally occurring sugar that is rich in the following foods:...

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Gluten Free and Gaining Weight?

If you have recently found yourself eliminating gluten and gaining weight, you are in good company. According to research by Daniel Leffler, an international authority on celiac disease and assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical school, the closer people adhere to a gluten-free diet, the more likely they...

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Should we be buying organic?

IS ORGANIC ANY HEALTHIER? Ensuring that your allergic child meets his/her nutritional requirements can be a challenging task. In your quest to provide the optimal diet, many parents ask me: Do I need to buy organic?  The reality is, there is no nutritional difference between organic and conventionally produced...

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Considering Gluten Free?

A gluten-free diet is one of the fastest growing nutritional movements in America.  According to the U.S. News and World Report, nearly 15-25% of consumers seek gluten-free products with sales reaching $6 billion in 2015. You might ask yourself if a gluten-free diet is appropriate for you.  What are...

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Looking for Foods High in Fiber?

There is no doubt that fiber plays an important role in healthy eating.  Scientific evidence links high fiber intakes to so many health benefits, including: hemorrhoids, diverticulitis, lower blood cholesterol, cancer prevention, weight control, and constipation relief. The Institute of Medicine recommends dietary fiber intake for adults aged 50...

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REDUCING INFLAMMATION IN THE NEW YEAR

Is your gut is constantly on fire? Cleaning up your eating patterns is one of the most common New Year’s resolutions. When it comes to reducing inflammation, keep the 4 R’s in mind…. Reduce: your intake of irritating foods Remove: unhealthy microbial invaders Re-inoculate: with healthy doses of good...

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Allergen-Friendly Holiday Cookies

It’s the perfect time of year to gather the family and do some baking. Here are a list of wonderful allergy free cookies that can help keep your holidays safe. SUGAR AND SPICE COOKIES Dairy, Egg, and Nut Free Makes 2 dozen cookies 1 ½ sticks dairy free margarine...

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NAVIGATING THE HOLIDAYS WITH FOOD ALLERGIES

Tis the season for family time, parties, celebrating, and, of course, food.  With that, can bring stress for food allergic individuals therefore planning ahead is key.  Consider some of the following points to keep you and your child safe during the holidays: Always Be Prepared If you are hosting...

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Cooking and Baking Substitutes for the Holidays

Looking for ways to make your favorite holiday meals that are allergy-friendly? Try some of the substitutions for common allergens below. Milk Equal amounts of water or fruit juice Enriched or fortified soy, rice, and almond milks Milk free margarine in place of butter Soy yogurts Soy cheese Eggs For...

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