Guideline for managing allergies at school

Raising an allergic or asthmatic child can lead to a some concerns when it is time to go (back) to school. Managing allergies can be tough, especially for  young children, who might not understand their condition or why they sometimes have to do things differently compared to their peers. We have put together a guideline … 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

Travel checklist for allergy patients

Dealing with allergies and going on vacation can be stressful. But do not worry – with our travel checklist it will be easy to relax and have fun just like anyone else. We have prepared an essential checklist of all the things you should consider: Use a packing app There are plenty of free apps … Continued

Food allergy: Best and worst US airlines

Traveling with food allergies can be challenging. Choosing an airline that will accommodate your needs is an important step to make your overall travel experience safer and more enjoyable. But what makes an airline allergy-friendly? There are some best practices that indicate how willing an airline is to assist allergy sufferers, including: Allowing preboarding for … 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

Recognize Food Allergy Symptoms In Your Child

Catching the symptoms of food allergies in children is not always straightforward. Since most parents and caregivers only become aware of a kid’s food allergy once they eat a certain food and have a reaction to it, it is important to recognize the signs when they happen. Most food allergy symptoms are caused by the … Continued

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

Anaphylaxis: symptoms, causes & therapy

Allergy symptoms can range from mild to severe. While some milder symptoms such as sneezing, itchy, watery eyes, and a stuffy or blocked nose can be treated quickly with the right medication, severe allergic reactions require immediate medical attention, otherwise they can end fatally.  Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction that can lead to a potentially fatal … 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

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