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

What is a true food allergy?

A true food allergy is caused by the body’s immune system identifying a usually harmless protein as dangerous. As a reaction, the immune system produces antibodies to fight this protein. This causes immediate bodily reactions such as:  Hives, swelling, itching  Digestive symptoms   Anaphylaxis (incl. shortness of breath, wheezing, and dizziness) In very severe cases, the state … Continued