Is Your Body Telling You Something?

How to recognize common nutrient deficiencies The typical American diet often has big nutrition gaps. The following nutrients are commonly lacking in many adults.  Read on for common signs and symptoms of deficiencies and food sources to fill these needs.   NUTRIENT COMMON SIGNS/SYMPTOMS FOODS SOURCES Calcium Fatigue, muscle...

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Frequently Asked Food Allergy Questions

Common Food Allergy FAQ’s

Is peanut oil safe for a peanut allergic individual? Refined peanut and soybean oils are generally safe for allergic individuals as they do not contain protein, the component of food that causes an allergic reaction. If a peanut oil is listed as: cold pressed, expeller pressed, or extruded they...

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Elimination Diets

Considered a useful tool for assessing food sensitivities and intolerances, elimination diets can assist in the identification of potentially irritating foods.  Gluten-free, low FODMAP, and lactose-free diets are all simple forms of elimination diet protocols that can have significant effects on individuals. The Protocol Elimination diets can be a...

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What Does May Contain Really Mean?

Since 2006, federal law requires labels of most packaged foods that are marketed in the United States to declare when they are made with a ‘major food allergen’. This means, that if any of the top 8 food allergens: milk, egg, fish, shellfish, tree nut, peanut, wheat, or soybean,...

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10 Tips for the Newly Diagnosed Food Allergy

A food allergy diagnosis can be overwhelming. Following these tips will help get you started. 1. Know your allergen Learn common sources of your allergen and what other names they might go by. Always read food labels. Food Allergy Labeling and Consumer Protection Act (FALCPA) has mandatory food labeling...

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Tips for Traveling if your Gluten Free

Anyone who is living with a food allergy, intolerance or condition such as Celiac Disease can know how stressful traveling can be. Below we have listed ten tips to help make your travel experience less stressful and more enjoyable. Pack up snacks wherever you go. Always bring along gluten-free...

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With summer quickly approaching, how can I keep my child’s Epinephrine Auto Injectors at the proper temperature?

Keeping your auto-injectors within a safe temperature range is crucial as epinephrine will lose its effectiveness when exposed to temperature extremes-both hot and cold. Ideally, Epinephrine Auto Injectors should be kept at room temperature.  It is okay, however, for slight variation beyond that.  Temperatures that fluctuate between 59-86 degrees...

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Allergy Friendly Breakfast Ideas

Now that the kids are out of school and your mornings are not as rushed, there is plenty of time for some delicious breakfast meals! Check out our allergy friendly breakfast ideas! Banana Chocolate Chip Oat Muffins   Free of: The top 8 Ingredients: 4 very ripe bananas 1/3...

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