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March 5, 2014
A reader asks: "My daughter was just diagnosed with severe allergies. I want to explain this to her in a positive way. Can you help?" Living Without medical contributor, expert food allergist Mike Pistiner, MD, responds.
Posted by Living Without editor Alicia Woodward at 07:02AM Comments (1)
February 26, 2014
My parents never wanted my food allergies to define me. Looking back, I can see that they taught me how to eat out in restaurants starting when I was a very young boy.
Posted by Living Without contributor Joshua Feblowitz at 11:06AM Comments (0)
February 19, 2014
We should all be getting complete and proper nutrition from our diet - but that doesn't often happen. Here are the top 6 supplements that can fill in the gaps of your gluten-free diet.
Posted by Living Without editor Alicia Woodward at 03:23PM Comments (0)
February 12, 2014
Here's a peek at the behind-the-scenes struggle we had at one of our recent photo shoots.
Posted by Living Without editor Alicia Woodward at 06:25PM Comments (0)
February 5, 2014
Much like Halloween, Valentine's Day introduces increased risk for cross contact with food allergens. Knowing the risks and preparing for them before February 14 lowers the likelihood of accidental exposure. Here's advice and helpful tips from pediatric allergist Mike Pistiner, MD.
Posted by Living Without editor Alicia Woodward at 05:03PM Comments (0)
January 29, 2014
Do you have an allergy or intolerance to corn? Corn hides in surprising places. It can show up in products like meat, condiments, sauces, yogurt, beverages, medications, body powder, paper plates, crayons and toothpaste.
It's hidden in some common baking ingredients, too. Here's help.
Posted by Living Without contributor Wendy Mondello at 03:05PM Comments (4)
January 22, 2014
My husband and I were having a rare night out just the two of us - when a couple sat down behind us in the restaurant. Within seconds, the blinding pain of a migraine struck, sending me rushing to the ladies' room with nausea. The culprit? Perfume.
Posted by Living Without contributor Sandee Koehler at 01:15PM Comments (2)
January 15, 2014
Implementing the gluten-free, casein-free diet is more than simply replacing gluten and dairy with substitute ingredients. Here's a quick guide to rehabbing your child's diet.
Posted by Living Without contributor Sueson Vess at 02:12PM Comments (0)
January 8, 2014
Low in calories and high in fiber, winter squash brings a slew of nutrients to the table. Here are some how-to tips for taking advantage of these delicious and versatile veggies.
Posted by Living Without contributor Matthew Kadey, RD at 01:36PM Comments (1)
January 1, 2014
The call came from my doctor while I was at work. "Great news! Test results show you have celiac disease," he said. "No more gluten for you."
Posted by Living Without contributor Brendan Richardson at 05:52PM Comments (1)
December 26, 2013
Some of my best friendships started over the inability to eat gluten - and they're richer for it.
Posted by Living Without food editor Beth Hillson at 05:33AM Comments (0)
December 18, 2013
With Christmas just a week away, my daughter and I love making - and eating! - Living Without's tasty Chocolate Snowball Cookies. We roll the chocolate dough in powdered sugar to give the cookies a nice dusting of "snow." It reminds me of the way real snow recently altered a family trip to NYC. My son is seriously allergic to multiple foods and unexpected winter storms put my travel preparation skills to the ultimate test.
Posted by Living Without contributor Wendy Mondello at 10:56AM Comments (0)
December 11, 2013
My appreciation for tea started nearly 30 years ago when a favorite aunt gave me a delicate cup and saucer from her antique shop. This Christmas gift was too special to collect dust on my shelf.
Posted by Living Without contributor Patricia Wyker at 07:13PM Comments (2)
December 4, 2013
Keeping your home safe for young children with food allergies and sensitivities goes beyond what food goes into their mouths. It includes the toys they play with. Take Play-Doh, the popular children's clay. It contains wheat products - off limits for kids with celiac disease, gluten sensitivity and wheat allergy.
What to do? Play it safe with these easy-to-make, safe alternatives.
Posted by Living Without's test kitchen director Madalene Rhyand at 10:50AM Comments (0)
November 25, 2013
As the plane gains altitude, I think about my fellow passenger - the one with the peanut allergy - and I am grateful for the reminder that none of us is alone on this journey.
Posted by Living Without contributor Elaine Taylor-Klaus at 10:32AM Comments (0)