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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)
November 20, 2013
Despite maddening gridlock and political fighting, members of the U.S. Congress were fortunately able to agree on one important point last week: Schools should stock epinephrine for kids with allergies and asthma. President Obama signed The School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act into law on November 13th.
Posted by Living Without editor Alicia Woodward at 04:24PM Comments (0)
November 13, 2013
When shopping for your holiday bird, keep these ten things in mind.
Posted by Living Without contributor Matthew Kadey, RD at 02:17PM Comments (1)
November 6, 2013
I came across an article by Tamara Duker Freuman, a registered dietitian who has celiac disease and 3-year-old twins. It contains practical advice for parents. I particularly appreciate Tamara's focus on nutritious foods - gluten-free junk food is still junk food! And she instructs parents to pay special attention to foods rich in folate and iron, nutrients often found lacking in the gluten-free diet.
Posted by Living Without editor Alicia Woodward at 06:08PM Comments (0)
October 30, 2013
Yesterday, the Centers for Disease Control released voluntary guidelines for managing food allergies in U.S. schools. The new guidelines effectively shift the focus in schools from response to the preparation and prevention of allergic reactions.
Posted by Living Without editor Alicia Woodward at 01:42PM Comments (0)
October 23, 2013
Can kids partake in trick or treat and other Halloween festivities while staying clear of dangerous allergens? The answer is yes! Here are some ways to turn fright night into fun night for food-allergic little goblins.
Posted by Living Without editor Alicia Woodward at 02:14PM Comments (1)
October 16, 2013
Every time my food-allergic son comes down with a respiratory infection, I go on high alert to make sure his asthma doesn't flare up. It's the sound of his regular breathing that I listen for every night.
Posted by Living Without contributor Wendy Mondello at 04:46PM Comments (1)
October 9, 2013
People often complain that gluten-free pasta disintegrates in the pasta water, falls apart on the plate or globs together when refrigerated and reheated. These simple tips can help make your noodles pasta-perfect.
Posted by Living Without food editor Beth Hillson at 11:46AM Comments (4)
October 2, 2013
There is no greater treasure hunter than the child with food allergies on Halloween.
Posted by Living Without contributor Sandra Beasley at 01:51PM Comments (0)
September 26, 2013
Celiac researchers and clinicians from around the world gathered in Chicago earlier this week to discuss the latest on celiac disease and gluten-related disorders. Here are some of the highlights.
Posted by Living Without editor Alicia Woodward at 08:20AM Comments (0)
September 18, 2013
Sunchokes are often referred to as Jerusalem artichokes, but they're not from the Holy Land or related to artichokes in any way. These homely tubers of the sunflower family are a versatile and nutritious addition to your special diet.
Posted by Living Without contributor Matthew Kadey, RD at 01:46PM Comments (2)
September 11, 2013
Many small children are fussy eaters, but youngsters on the autistic spectrum commonly take pickiness to extremes. They often eat fewer than five or so different foods - a list that generally includes chicken nuggets, fries, mac and cheese, cookies and milk.
Posted by Living Without contributor Lisa Lewis, PhD at 08:00PM Comments (1)
September 4, 2013
Is gluten intolerance making your child act out?
There are many reasons for a youngster to be moody or angry - but if gluten is chronically irritating your child's body, interventions to address angry outbursts may not be successful unless you toss out the gluten.
How do you know if gluten is a problem? Answer these questions.
Posted by Living Without contributor Kelly Dorfman, MS, LND at 07:23PM Comments (0)
August 28, 2013
The American College of Gastroenterology recently released new guidelines to help physicians diagnose and manage their patients who have celiac disease. Here are the top lessons your doctor should take away from the new guidelines.
Posted by Living Without editor Alicia Woodward at 03:04PM Comments (0)