Almond Milk

By Heather Legg | 1 Comment »

My younger daughter just does not like milk. She eats other things with calcium so I don’t worry too much, but I did just buy some almond milk for her to try. She has yet to try it, maybe it’s the look of milk she doesn’t like, but I did and it is quite good. For those who need to avoid cow’s milk for either an intolerance or an allergy, it really is a good alternative. The health benefits abound, and include these: Continue reading…

Another Gluten Free Cookbook – The Cake Doctor Bakes Gluten Free

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I love the Cake Doctor cook books. The author, Ann Byrn, takes cake mixes and turns them into luscious, decadent desserts that are super easy to make. Now she has done it gluten free! I saw this cookbook the other day and was very excited! Continue reading…

Where to Get Information

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To finish up the school awareness series, I wanted to give some ideas on where to get some useful information. The first place to start would be your counselors and nurses. You may be surprised what is already in your school. They often are overwhelmed with material and just don’t have the time to focus on everything. They may be more than happy to have you take this on. Continue reading…

Bully Prevention

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Many schools just finished up weeks devoted to anti bullying and bully prevention. Kids are bullied for all sorts of things, being to small, being to big, sexuality, the clothes they wear, being too smart, the list goes on. But also in the list are allergies. I’m shocked to hear any bullying story, and I have heard them regarding food, even at our own school. It is something that has to stop and those of you working to increase awareness within your schools are in a great place to help. Continue reading…

Reader Question Regarding Education and Awareness

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One of our readers posted this very important comment, and I’d love to offer up some advice to get her and anyone else started on an allergy awareness/educational crusade. Continue reading…

Peanut Allergy Research

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Recent research evidence shows us two interesting findings regarding peanut allergies. The first one is that boys are more likely diagnosed than girls with having a peanut allergy. The second is that children from homes with higher income are more likely to be diagnosed. Continue reading…

Valentine’s Day With Food Allergies Can Still Be Sweet

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Valentine’s Day is that chocolate filled holiday that some of us love and some of us dread. I know there are those that dread it for other reasons, but I’m going to focus on the food aspect. It’s hard for those with food allergies, especially kids,  to stand by and watch all of the chocolates, nut and dairy filled, and the cookies, full of eggs and wheat, that surround the day. However, it doesn’t have to be something to dread and here are some ideas for your allergic sweetheart (who may very well be your child) that are just as good as those sweets. Continue reading…

Allergies in Middle School

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Today at my daughter’s middle school, there was reward lunch for the honor roll students with a big, yummy looking dessert buffet. Parents had sent in desserts, either homemade or store bought and the students got to choose a few to have as dessert while they enjoyed a less structured lunch with their fellow honor students. Continue reading…

Gluten Free and Inspiration in Rachael Ray

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I have been noticing, and maybe writing, about how more allergy friendly recipes are becoming more and more mainstream. They are not only found in allergy free cookbooks and on sites, but also on places like the Food Network site and today as I was reading my Everyday with Rachael Ray, I was impressed to see not only gluten free advertisements, but also a page or two on gluten free cooking and some good basic advice on cooking for and with allergies. Continue reading…

Citrus Allergy: Goodbye Lemons, Oranges…

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Just by eating citrus fruit, have you ever experienced allergy-like symptoms? These symptoms include watery eyes, a runny nose, and rashes on the skin. Along with the appearance of hives, you could feel some tingling in your lips and tongue. As the allergy grows more severe, your voice could become hoarse and your throat would tighten. In some cases, these would also be accompanied by symptoms of nausea, vomiting diarrhea, and abdominal pain. Continue reading…

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