What is EoE?

May 15-21 is National Eosinophilic Awareness Week.  In honor of the week, read on for more information about EoE. What is it? Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is a relatively newly diagnosed disease that is characterized by the accumulation of eosinophils (white blood cells) in the esophagus (tube connecting mouth to...

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Hidden Dangers of the Pink Peppercorn

      Do you have a cashew allergy? Pink peppercorns are the ripe berries of the Brazilian pepper tree.  Despite their hollow texture, they do resemble black peppercorns and have a light peppery taste, even though they are not a true peppercorn. These peppercorns are routinely used as...

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ALLERGEN-FRIENDLY BIRTHDAY CAKES

If you know someone with food allergies you are probably aware that birthday’s and celebrations can be a stressful time. Kids often feel left out at birthday parties or other events where cakes are served that may be full of their allergen. Below are a list of allergen friendly cakes that you...

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FOOD ALLERGY AWARENESS WEEK

React With Respect May 8-14, 2016 Every May, Food Allergy Research and Education promotes an awareness week.  The purpose of the week is to improve public understanding of this potentially life-threatening medical condition.  By increasing awareness, the hope is to encourage respect and improve the quality of life for...

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Free Food Allergy Seminar on May 20

If you are a mom or an expecting mom be sure to attend our free food allergy seminar hosted by our Board Certified Allergists. They will discuss how and when to safely introduce peanuts and other foods that are the most common food allergens. Please share the Facebook and...

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What is FPIES?

Food Protein Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome What is FPIES? FPIES is a type of food allergy that is non-IgE mediated.  It is most often triggered by cows milk and soy but can be related to other foods such as: rice, oats, barley, green beans, peas, sweet potato, squash, chicken, and...

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Reducing Food Allergy Anxiety

Raising a food  allergic child has the potential to provoke a great deal of anxiety in any parent.  Here are some pointers for helping both you and your child manage the stress of food allergies. Start awareness at a young age Your child is never too young to learn...

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What Is My Allergic Child Missing?

Eliminating a food group due to food allergies can be concerning for many parents.   Having a food allergy has the potential to affect nutrient intake and place a child at an increased risk for inadequate intake and poor growth. Education and nutrition monitoring of an allergic child is critical...

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Supplementing Your Allergies

Finding a safe multivitamin/mineral supplement that is free from the top 8 allergens can be a challenge. In addition to safety factors, determining individual supplement needs is also crucial. Keep the following tips in mind: –Read the label carefully.  Manufacturing practices constantly change.  Ensure that there is cross contamination...

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Easy FODMAP Meals and Grocery List

For those of you who suffer from irritable bowel syndrome, following a FODMAP approach can a great way to reduce discomfort.  The following are some easy meal and snack ideas to satisfy your appetite. Breakfast: -1/2 cup cooked oatmeal topped with strawberries and blueberries (about ½ cup total) and...

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