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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FOODS THAT FIGHT PAIN

If you find yourself fighting inflammation, such as irritable bowel syndrome, migraines, arthritis or other chronic disease, the following foods and nutrients may help you deal with your sources of irritation. Generally speaking, it is important to avoid and/or limit the following foods: -Refined and processed carbohydrates (e.g. White...

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School Food Allergy Ideas

Allergy Safe Snacks and Lunch Ideas

Here is a list of safe snacks and lunch ideas for kids with food allergies. As always, check the labels to make sure it is a safe snack! Whether it’s your child who is affected by allergies or someone in his/her class, the following list will come in handy...

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Classroom Safety for the Allergic Child

There are many potential dangers for the allergic child in any classroom. If at all possible, keep all foods outside of the classroom. If not, designate a space spot for the allergic child to eat and be sure to clean off all surfaces after meals and snacks. Restrict the...

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How to avoid foods that contain Egg

For those affected by an egg allergy, reading labels is crucial to avoiding the allergen. But what about foods that are not packaged? Egg and egg by-products can often be found in many restaurant dishes. Be suspicious of the following foods and always question. Baked Goods: Even if a...

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The Power of Flax

Flax seed originates from the flax plant and grows throughout Canada and the Northwest United States. Touted as having numerous health benefits, flax has been linked to a reduced risk of: heart disease, cancer, stroke, and diabetes. Rich in: omega-3 fatty acids, lignans, and fiber (insoluble and soluble); these...

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Concept of Clean Eating

Coined as a popular food trend, the foundation of clean eating is all about consuming foods in their whole food state or as close to natural as possible. Beyond that, the definition can be interpreted in a number of different ways. Some view it as increasing fruit and vegetable...

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