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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Debunking Digestive Myths

According to New Nutrition Business, a global nutrition business researcher, digestive health tops the list of key trends in the functional food market. There is a great deal of interest associated with inhibiting the growth of harmful bacteria, promoting good digestion, and boosting immune function. Given this trend, it...

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Where Peanut Protein Lingers

Recent research on lingering peanut protein was presented at the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (AAAAI) annual meeting.  Researchers showed their findings of peanut protein that can be found in such settings as: restaurants, flights, libraries, and frozen yogurt shops. What is also interesting is that not...

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The Power of Seeds and Ancient Grains

Seeds and ancient grains are popular buzzwords these days.  They can be great on their own or delicious mix-ins, and add-ons to other foods.   According to a 2014 Food Marketing Institute Survey, 48% of consumers seek whole grain claims on food labels. Seeds and ancient grains are: gluten-free, rich...

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