Holiday season: 10 tips for dealing with food allergies

Holiday season is the time of the year where families and friends get together and celebrate around a table stacked with delicious dishes. However, things can get a bit tricky if you are dealing with a food allergy or are going to be hosting a food allergic guest. The last thing anyone wants is having … Continued

Facts about 10 popular plant-based milk alternatives

Having to deal with a milk allergy or intolerance can be daunting. Suddenly, dairy products are off the table, and it’s time to find suitable alternatives for cooking, baking, and snacking. The rise of plant-based milk alternatives     The good news is: There’s a plethora of plant-based milk alternatives on the market! Especially in … Continued

Peanut allergy: Substitutes for snacking, cooking, & baking

About 3 million Americans (1.8 million children) suffer from peanut allergy – that’s about 1.1% of the general population. Since peanuts and especially peanut butter are such popular snacks and used for cooking and baking, it can be tough to find suitable substitutes that are just as tasty. Even when you’re not allergic, it is … Continued

Be FIT, stay FIT: How To Keep A Food Journal

If you are looking to improve your wellness and feel more in tune with your body, starting a food journal is a great first step into the right direction. Especially if you are experiencing unwanted and unexplained bodily symptoms such as nausea, bloating, stomachaches, irritability, and migraines on a regular basis, looking at what you … Continued

Food allergy: How to read food labels

You or a loved one recently got diagnosed with a food allergy – and suddenly, the simple act of grocery shopping seems daunting? Reading food labels to make sure you are buying a safe food item can be confusing when you do not know what to look for. Major food allergens The Food Allergen Labeling … Continued

Does drinking alcohol make your allergies worse?

Who doesn’t enjoy a nice glass of wine in the evening? But do you ever experience your skin flushing or sneezing fits after drinking? If this sounds familiar to you, you might want to overthink your drinking habits. Research has shown that even if you aren’t truly allergic to the compounds of alcohol itself, drinking … Continued

3 allergy-safe holiday cookie recipes

There’s no holiday season without delicious homemade cookies. Popular favorites like the classic sugar cookie, the gingerbread man, and the peanut butter blossoms never go out of style – but they’re usually made with a bunch of ingredients that won’t work for anyone struggling with a food allergy or intolerance. Most classic recipes use ingredients … Continued

Food allergy: The Big 8

A food allergy can be triggered by a wide variety of foods, but some food sources are more common triggers than others. According to Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE), there are eight major food allergens responsible for 90% of serious food allergy reactions in the United States. These eight food allergens are known as … Continued