Healthy Benefits of Superfood Sea Vegetables

Considered one of the hottest food trends in 2015, edible sea weed has gained considerable popularity. It is now a common ingredient in such dishes as: chips, snacks, pizza, desserts, sushi and salads. Studies have shown promising health benefits of sea weed including its potential anticancer effects, digestive health...

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Food Allergy Institute of North Texas Ask the Dietitian

Ask the dietitian: Gluten-free and Wheat-free

What is the difference between ‘gluten-free’ and ‘wheat-free’ foods? Do I have to restrict gluten? A strict life-long ‘gluten-free’ diet is only required if you have been diagnosed with oeliac disease. Celiac disease is an auto-immune condition that results in inflammation of the small intestine when any gluten is...

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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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