Living with a Dog Allergy

Last December we discovered that my son was allergic to dogs. I always assumed that his previous reactions while playing with dogs were caused by the ingredients in dog foods (he is allergic to...

FDA bans Trans Fats in food

On June 16, 2015 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) determined that partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) are not “generally recognized as safe” or GRAS for use in human food. Food...

What Anaphylaxis is Like

Unfortunately, I’ve experienced anaphylaxis before. But, today was my biggest reaction to date. I wasn’t as careful as I should have been buying new food from the lunchroom, and even...

Living with an Anaphylactic Wheat Allergy

“Is it like a gluten intolerance?” This is the most common question we get, having a child with a severe, IgE-meditated wheat allergy. If you are a parent of a kid with food allergies, you...

The FEAR of Anaphylaxis

May is Allergy Awareness Month, and in an effort to help spread food allergy and anaphylaxis awareness, I’ve decided to come face to face with my fears. Living with food allergies is not easy, but...

Does your wine contain eggs, milk or fish?

If you take a stroll through your local wine store, you may find a few bottles of wine with a warning on the label that reads “May contain eggs, milk or fish.” What does this mean? While the...

Allergy-friendly Movie Night Snacks

Ringing in the new year signifies a new start for many people. I’ve noticed many crowded gyms and yoga studios that are full of people enjoying their renewed sense of “go-getter.” I’m the...

8 Ideas to Prevent Kitchen Burnout

In most households, the cooking generally defaults to one person. In our household, that task falls squarely on my shoulders. It has been this way ever since my husband and I got married. Up until my...