Food Allergies

Food Allergy Books for You and Your Child: the No Biggie Bunch

Today I’m thrilled to introduce you to some awesome little guys that are big food allergy advocates: The No Biggie Bunch. They may be cartoons, but they have food allergies, just like your kids. Most importantly, they have fun while staying safe. Your kids will relate to their stories like the Sports-Tastic Birthday Party, where…

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ALCAT and Food Intolerance Testing

Like with the GAPS diet, I’ve known about food intolerance testing for a long time, but have waited to try everything else before submitting to testing. Why? Because its expensive! Really expensive. And it’s not covered by insurance – at least not in the US or Canada. But over the years we’ve done multiple elimination diets, seen conventional…

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Food Allergies vs Food Intolerance: An Infographic

I love this infographic by YorkTest because I constantly see the words allergies and intolerance or sensitivity used interchangeably. While they all have to do with foods, that’s where the similarities stop. This graphic makes a clear distinction between food allergies and food intolerances (also similar to sensitivities). I do want to make a couple…

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Becoming a Food Allergy Mom

  By Elizabeth Flora Ross (Bio below) “I think she’s allergic to strawberries,” my husband said one night. I was dubious. My daughter’s eyes would water, her nose would run and she would sneeze when she ate them. But I did not recognize those as food allergy symptoms – I dismissed it as seasonal allergies. One evening as…

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Are Escalating Food Sensitivities Hampering Your Life? A GAPS Story

You’ve read some of our updates on the GAPS diet, so for another perspective here is another story from a Certified GAPS Practitioner about her patient’s journey to healing. While the patient has seen improvements, she remains on the diet in hopes of one day being completely healed. Only time will tell how it will…

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Eczema & Asthma – Testing for Food Triggers

I’ve asked Dr. Farshchian to help us distinguish between food allergies and sensitivities and to help us better understand testing methods for each. While we’re not sure if food is the root cause of eczema, most of us have experienced first hand how food can trigger flare ups. I hope today’s post can shed some…

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Naturopathic Approach to Allergies, Asthma, and Eczema in Kids

I love holistic and alternative medicine because it usually looks at the whole body and doesn’t treat just the symptom. Of course it’s still important to keep regular appointments with an allergist to monitor severe food allergies and asthma and to ensure you have the correct emergency medication on hand. But it’s important to look…

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Story Time: Teaching Your Child About Food Allergies

A few months back I introduced you to the adorable My Food Allergy Friends book series. Jackie Nevard, the author, was recently telling me about how they’ve been really successful in teaching children about food allergies by reading from her books and discussing the characters during a story time event. I wanted to share her…

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Food Allergies: Dining Out in NY

Back in the early spring, I spoke with Sloane Miller, food allergy expert, coach, and blogger, in preparation for my trip to New York with my food allergic son. She was incredible and really helped me feel empowered for the trip and less overwhelmed by the thought of dining out. You can read about her…

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