Food Allergy Institute of North Texas Ask the Dietitian

Ask the Dietitian: FODMAP Diet

Question: I’ve heard that a low FODMAP diet is good for my irritable bowel syndrome but I really want to lose weight as well. Can I achieve this while on a low FODMAP diet? Answer: Lowering your FODMAPS can go a far way in reducing your digestive issues. Problems...

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Foods to Ease a Gassy Gut

With holiday parties, irresistable snacking, and boundless dessert options, it is not uncommon to have a growly gut. What is gas? Gas is air in your digestive tract. Common symptoms of gas include burping, passing gas, bloating, and pain in your abdomen.  Gas enters your digestive tract when you...

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The Power of Spices

With the holiday season upon us, research demonstrates the anti-inflammatory properties of common spices. Cinnamon One of the most extensively studied spices for it’s antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti lipemic, anti diabetic, antimicrobial, and anticancer effects. Cloves Most of the research with cloves has been done with clove oil, which has...

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Keeping your Allergic Teenager Safe

If you are a parent of an allergic teenager, it will come as no surprise that risk taking, peer pressures and desires to fit in are all part of the process. Despite whether or not your child has ever suffered from an allergic reaction, this is not the time...

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Allergen Friendly Holiday Craft Projects

When the kids are home from school for the holidays, it is the perfect time to do some craft projects to keep them busy! Here are some allergen friendly holiday craft projects. They also make perfect homemade gifts for grandparents or other relatives! Angel Christmas Ornament Dots of glitter...

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Allergen-Free Baking Tips

The holidays are the best time to bake lots of goodies. If you have food allergies, there are a lot of substitutions that can turn your holiday favorites into allergy friendly treats.  Learn good substitutes for your allergen of concern 1 cup milk= 1 cup water/juice/rice milk/almond milk Cheese=...

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Reducing Inflammation Over the Holidays

As the holiday season is here, many of us will be gathering around and enjoying comfort foods. It is certainly times like these when inflammation can be at it’s worst.  Not only are typical holiday foods rich in sugar and fat, but once you start eating those forbidden foods,...

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What Can I Eat This Holiday Season?

If this is your first holiday season going gluten-free, there may be a lot to learn. Here are some tips to help you navigate the holidays. Plain turkey is naturally gluten-free. This doesn’t apply to turkey that has been marinated, seasoned, or stuffed with something containing gluten. Gravy can...

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Staying Safe Over the Holidays

A food filled holiday gathering can be challenging for those with food allergies. From the family members who don’t seem to get it to the constant fear of cross-contamination, here are some tips to help you navigate and cope during this busy holiday season. Have everyone on the same...

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