5 Food Additives You Should Avoid

Processed food has become more American than apple pie. But chemical additives in the food, if consumed in large quantities, may be a health concern. Here are five additives you should avoid.

Are Hidden Ingredients in Your Beer Making You Sick?

Plenty of people are allergic to foods. But you can also be sensitive to certain ingredients. For this reason, beer can make some people sick – even if they drink moderately. Here’s how you can tell if your beer is causing you problems.

Could Early Exposure to Peanuts Help Avoid Allergy Later?

We may not know the cause of the peanut allergy, but we’re getting closer to determining how to prevent it in kids. Results of a study published today  in the New England Journal of Medicine found that early introduction of peanuts in children at high risk for peanut allergy could decrease their risk of becoming … Read More

How to Help Your Child Manage Food Allergies at School

For many of us, a peanut is merely something that is good to eat. But for someone with a food allergy, a peanut – or eggs, soy, milk or wheat – can be a terrifying and even a potentially lethal threat. Food allergy is an abnormal response to a food that is triggered by the … Read More

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Mom’s Advice Is Still the Best for Treating Diarrhea

Most of us will experience diarrhea a couple of times a year, whether it’s from a bacterial infection, a food allergy or simply something you’ve eaten that disagrees with you. Diarrhea usually is not serious and often disappears within a day or so. Mom’s advice is still the best when it comes to home treatments … Read More

Best Ways to Prevent Your Allergies on Vacation

For many of us, the best time of year to take a vacation is also the best time to catch a big whiff of pollen and get sidelined with a super-sized sneezing fit.  If you or a family member has allergies, whether seasonal, animal, dust or food-related, it’s a good idea to work them into … Read More

Food Allergies Rising in Kids

When many parents were growing up, food allergies were so rare that few of them remember childhood friends experiencing them. But today, parents don’t have to look far to find a child with at least one food allergy in their kids’ classrooms, circle of friends or even in their own families. Food allergies affect more … Read More

Recipe: Sweet Spice Zucchini Bread

Try this delicious, healthy zucchini bread recipe made flavorful with cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger.  It’s lower in fat and cholesterol than other recipes and is safe for those with egg allergies. The ground flaxseed and water mixture serves as an egg substitute, and the applesauce replaces the oil. Ingredients 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed 6 tablespoons … Read More

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Diagnosing Food Allergies in Kids (Video)

Food allergies can cause serious reactions, especially in children. So, it’s important to pinpoint what foods may present a problem to your son or daughter as quickly as possible. Velma Paschall, MD, is a pediatric allergist at Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital. She says food allergies typically surface before age 2. “With milk and egg allergy, … Read More

Milk Allergies: What Parents Need to Know

You cradle your baby in your arms and give her a gently warmed bottle of formula. But within minutes, the peaceful scene is shattered by crying, then vomiting. If this scene is familiar for you, could your baby be allergic to cow’s milk? “There are many possible causes for this scenario,” says Brian Schroer, MD, … Read More