food allergies 

Recipe website for food allergies

I'm lucky that the only thing my kids seem to be allergic to is spinach, brussel sprouts, and asparagus. It causes their eyebrows to knit together, their heads to shake side to side and to (loudly) say things like "YUCK!" and "GROSS!" and "What did...

Peanuts vs tree nuts (hint: one is a legume)

If anyone had bothered to ask me about the possibility of this I could've settled the matter way before Reuters decided to pick it up. According to a recent article on the Reuters online site, children's (heck, anyone's) allergic reactions to...

Dealing with another child's food allergies

I've been very open with my family's struggles with food allergies. My son has an immediate reaction to milk, which involves hives and vomiting. It is scary and I'm so thankful it isn't more serious. I have a friend, however, who has a child with a...

(Mis)Adventures in Food Allergies

I never had to deal with allergies of any type until a few years ago, when my daughter started having troubles with dairy. While she eventually outgrew her allergy, my son is still going strong with his. Just the other day, we had the official blood...

Is your child really allergic to peanuts?

I feel very fortunate that my children don't have any serious allergies. Even though Ellie is allergic to cats, it is not a real threat to her health. If she comes in contact with one, she might get a runny nose and maybe a rash where she touched it....

T-shirt lets caregivers know what your kid can't eat

This is one of those simple ideas that makes you scream "why didn't someone think of that before!" For the next time your kid is off to a new daycare, or starting out at a new school, here's a set of a cute and highly functional t-shirts that inform...

Whacko doctors think food allergies are "in the mind"

Now this really gets my goat: Some doctors are saying that food allergies exist "in the mind" and aren't real. According to some of these doctors, one can train her mind to cause a food allergy. Okay. How can a one-year-old train her mind to stop...

Scientists look to desensitize kids to allergies

A new study on children with egg allergies gives hope to the millions of families dealing with food allergies. The study, a collaboration between scientists at Duke University and The University of Arkansas, focused on desensitizing people to their...

Fresh fruits, veggies and allergies

An article online at HealthDay News today asked if your mouth get itchy after you eat fresh fruits or vegetables at this time of year? If it does, you may have what is referred to as oral allergy syndrome (OAS). The condition, also called pollen-food...

Food safety guidelines for infants

You may wonder, especially if you have food allergies, if your baby will suffer from similar problems. Guidelines recently published in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology suggested that parents can help prevent food allergies by waiting...

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