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Coined as a popular food trend, the foundation of clean eating is all about consuming foods in their whole food state or as close to natural as possible. Beyond that, the definition can be interpreted in a number of different ways. Some view it as increasing...

Considered one of the hottest food trends in 2015, edible sea weed has gained considerable popularity. It is now a common ingredient in such dishes as: chips, snacks, pizza, desserts, sushi and salads. Studies have shown promising health benefits of sea weed including its potential anticancer...

What is the difference between ‘gluten-free’ and ‘wheat-free’ foods? Do I have to restrict gluten? A strict life-long ‘gluten-free’ diet is only required if you have been diagnosed with oeliac disease. Celiac disease is an auto-immune condition that results in inflammation of the small intestine when...

How to recognize common nutrient deficiencies The typical American diet often has big nutrition gaps. The following nutrients are commonly lacking in many adults.  Read on for common signs and symptoms of deficiencies and food sources to fill these needs.   NUTRIENT COMMON SIGNS/SYMPTOMS FOODS SOURCES Calcium Fatigue, muscle cramps, abnormal heart...

Is peanut oil safe for a peanut allergic individual? Refined peanut and soybean oils are generally safe for allergic individuals as they do not contain protein, the component of food that causes an allergic reaction. If a peanut oil is listed as: cold pressed, expeller pressed,...

Considered a useful tool for assessing food sensitivities and intolerances, elimination diets can assist in the identification of potentially irritating foods.  Gluten-free, low FODMAP, and lactose-free diets are all simple forms of elimination diet protocols that can have significant effects on individuals. The Protocol Elimination diets can...

Summer is usually full of social events which can be stressful for those living with food allergies. Below are some allergen friendly summer side dishes that can be perfect for any week night meal or to take to a party. Caramelized Brussel Sprouts with Bacon Ingredients: 2 slices...

Since 2006, federal law requires labels of most packaged foods that are marketed in the United States to declare when they are made with a ‘major food allergen’. This means, that if any of the top 8 food allergens: milk, egg, fish, shellfish, tree nut, peanut,...

A food allergy diagnosis can be overwhelming. Following these tips will help get you started. 1. Know your allergen Learn common sources of your allergen and what other names they might go by. Always read food labels. Food Allergy Labeling and Consumer Protection Act (FALCPA) has mandatory food...