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What is the difference? Food Allergy vs. Food Sensitivity

Have you heard the terms “food allergy” and “food sensitivity” being tossed around left and right? Believe it or not, these terms are not interchangeable and the differences are important! What is the main difference? The difference between a food allergy and a food sensitivity starts with the body’s response to that food. When you are allergic to a food, your body’s reaction is caused by your immune system. When you are sensitive to a food, your body’s digestive system causes the reaction. Another important distinction is that food sensitivities are not life-threatening while food allergies definitely can be. The Read More

They Say It’s Your Birthday… Now What?

Kids who have summer birthdays really have it good – parties are always fun in the sun! No matter how many activities are planned and how much great food is on the table, parents who have kids with allergies often struggle to let their kids enjoy birthday parties for fear of allergen exposure and illness. If you’ve got a birthday party to attend this season, we’ve got some ideas for you – and a few questions, too! Food Allergies Are No Fun The number one thing parents who have kids with allergies worry about when it comes to parties of Read More

Desensiziting Food Allergies

I’ve been doing a lot of research lately about overcoming food allergens. I had heard about food allergy desensitizing a while back but hadn’t paid much attention to it until I stumbled across a few reviews and some success stories online. I even met a friendly police officer at Starbucks who directed me to a local allergist after her son had been successful desensitized from an anaphylactic nut allergy. While desensitizing from food allergies may not work for everyone, it’s a very powerful and effective treatment that’s gaining more and more respect and users across the world. To me, the Read More

The 3 Most Common Kids Allergies

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While kids can have allergic reactions to a broad spectrum of foods, there are three that seem to be the most prevalent in recent years. The three foods are unfortunately very common as stand-alone items and as ingredients in other preparations. For parents who are still trying to figure out which foods are triggering their kid’s allergies, this list can be a really great place to start. Even if you don’t feel that your children have allergies or sensitivities to these particular foods, it’s a good idea to know what they are and know where they appear in your life Read More

Sunscreen and Skin Sensitivity

It’s that time of year again when we need to start looking at sun protection. As the days get longer and hotter, it’s more important than ever that we make sure that the sun doesn’t add to allergies and other skin sensitivities we’re already dealing with. The good news is that there are more options than ever before, and many of them are a great fit for families who have skin allergies, eczema, and other sensitivities going on. This week, I’d like to explore some aspects of sun care you may need to know this season, and introduce you to some techniques Read More