COMMON MYTHS ABOUT FOOD ALLERGIES

1. I must be allergic to milk. I always have a stomachache after drinking it. A stomachache after ingesting a food does not necessarily indicate an allergy.  A food allergy is a very specific immune system response that reacts to proteins in foods and responds as if they were...

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AGING AND DIGESTION

With aging comes a number of digestive issues.  Diarrhea, constipation, bloating, and flatulence are very common problems related to aging.  Oral health, lifestyle and diet, medication use, motility, hormones, and anatomy are among many of the contributing factors.  Eating a diet that minimizes inflammation and poor digestion lowers risk...

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STAYING HEALTHY WITH DIABETES

In 2012, 29.1 million Americans or 9.3% of the population had diabetes.  Of the 29.1 million, 21 million were diagnosed with the condition, while 8.1% remained undiagnosed. Keeping healthy with diabetes is key to effective management and quality of life.  This requires: -Eating according to a healthy meal plan...

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EAT TO LOWER YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, about 70 million American adults have high blood pressure-that’s 1 of every 3 adults.  Despite this prevalence, however, only 52% of these individuals seem to have their condition under control.  High blood pressure costs the nation $46 billion each year. ...

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FLYING WITH A PEANUT ALLERGY

As the mother of a peanut allergic child, I have many anxieties for my son.  One of which is flying with him.  Although I have been told that airbone reactions to peanut are rare, I do often hear about reactions at 30,000 feet.  Is it media hype or are...

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Why Am I Always Bloated?

Bloating and gas are typically associated with what and how you eat. Here are the most common reasons for bloating and excess gas: 1. Overeating is the most common cause of bloating. Eating smaller portions of food throughout the day can help considerably. Three smaller meals and 2 snacks...

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Improving Your Child’s Eating Habits

Raising an allergic child can be challenging, but raising an allergic picky eater can be exhausting! Ensuring your child gets the nutrients they need without nagging and bribing is a tough job. Jill Jacobsen a Registered Dietitian and Author offers support to parents in raising healthy eaters and overcoming...

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Is Your Diet Triggering Your Migraines?

Identifying migraine triggers can be a challenging process. Hormonal changes, stress, sleeping habits, mood, and diet can all play a role. Who is at Risk? According to the most recent American Migraine Study, 21 million U.S. women and 7 million men over the age of 12 years report having...

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FOOD ALLERGY OR SENSITIVITY?

Have you been to countless doctors and had numerous tests yet results are inconclusive? You may suffer from skin irritation, headaches, digestive/respiratory symptoms, thyroid problems, arthritis, or other autoimmune conditions. Many of these symptoms can be related to food and gut inflammation. Research shows that 95% of all chronic...

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