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Food Protein Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome What is FPIES? FPIES is a type of food allergy that is non-IgE mediated.  It is most often triggered by cows milk and soy but can be related to other foods such as: rice, oats, barley, green beans, peas, sweet potato, squash,...

Raising a food  allergic child has the potential to provoke a great deal of anxiety in any parent.  Here are some pointers for helping both you and your child manage the stress of food allergies. Start awareness at a young age Your child is never too young...

Eliminating a food group due to food allergies can be concerning for many parents.   Having a food allergy has the potential to affect nutrient intake and place a child at an increased risk for inadequate intake and poor growth. Education and nutrition monitoring of an allergic...

Finding a safe multivitamin/mineral supplement that is free from the top 8 allergens can be a challenge. In addition to safety factors, determining individual supplement needs is also crucial. Keep the following tips in mind: -Read the label carefully.  Manufacturing practices constantly change.  Ensure that there is...

For those of you who suffer from irritable bowel syndrome, following a FODMAP approach can a great way to reduce discomfort.  The following are some easy meal and snack ideas to satisfy your appetite. Breakfast: -1/2 cup cooked oatmeal topped with strawberries and blueberries (about ½ cup...

According to New Nutrition Business, a global nutrition business researcher, digestive health tops the list of key trends in the functional food market. There is a great deal of interest associated with inhibiting the growth of harmful bacteria, promoting good digestion, and boosting immune function. Given this...

Recent research on lingering peanut protein was presented at the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (AAAAI) annual meeting.  Researchers showed their findings of peanut protein that can be found in such settings as: restaurants, flights, libraries, and frozen yogurt shops. What is also interesting...

Seeds and ancient grains are popular buzzwords these days.  They can be great on their own or delicious mix-ins, and add-ons to other foods.   According to a 2014 Food Marketing Institute Survey, 48% of consumers seek whole grain claims on food labels. Seeds and ancient grains...

Switching from a high-fiber diet to a gluten-free approach can create some new challenges.  While diarrhea might have been a symptom of the past, it is not uncommon for constipation to set in.  Many gluten-free products are high in refined, starchy flours, such as: white...

We live in a world where diets are constantly changing. There are several different approaches when it comes to finding the right diet for you. This blog will cover the Raw Food Approach and the idea behind it. The Claim: Foods are packed with natural enzymes and...