Tis The Season: Nuts & Alcohol

As the season of family get togethers and office parties draws nearer, now is a great time to go over a few things regarding foods allergies and two things that commonly appear at these types of gatherings – alcohol and…

Gut Bacteria Key to Allergy Development?

In the last two years, there has been an incredible amount of research into what is called the human microbiome – the wide variety of microorganisms that live on and in us. It is still a difficult concept for many…

Allergy-Free Nuts? Maybe Not As Far Off As You Think

Tree nut and peanut allergies are some of the most common as well as some of the most commonly discussed food allergies. Without fail, every year we hear at least a handful of stories about those who are severely allergic…

Top Four Allergens Hiding in Your Wine

At the end of a stressful day, I like to go out on my porch with a glass of wine and enjoy the relative peace. It is easy to get caught up in the day-to-day pace of things and fail…

Celebrities Sneeze Too!

Many people tend to idealize sports figures and celebrities, but like the occasional photos in your local supermarket tabloid show, they have problems and deal with everyday challenges just like the rest of us. This Friday I

PowerRecipes with Rachel – French Toast

One Saturday morning, Marsha and I decided to make a breakfast of champions – French Toast, fresh-squeezed orange juice and bacon. We had our grocery list ready with bread, bacon, eggs, cinnamon, oranges, and almond milk. ‘Why almond milk?’ I…

Five Helpful Food Allergy Halloween Tips

Morning frost, warm afternoons, fall foliage, and specials on candy all add up to one thing – me loving this time of year. As one of my favorite times, the only downside for me is those oaks in the front…

A Growing Food Allergy Community – Guest Post

Over the next several weeks, we are going to introduce you to other members in the allergy, asthma and eczema community. As the first in our guest series, Lisa Rutter is the founder of the No Nuts Moms Group. From…

Ask an Allergist – Round Two Allergy FAQ’s

As our second installment of Ask An Allergist, we answer questions about food desensitization, avoiding asthma triggers and bird dander allergies. Take a look, and if you have questions you'd like us to answer, send them along via the methods…

Top Tips for Food Allergies in School

As we welcome in August, teachers across the U.S. are headed back to prep for the coming school year. That signals kickoff of back to school shopping but also fresh worries for parents about food allergies. Over the last few…