There's nothing fun about food allergies. The most unassuming meal can lead to skin rashes, asthma, gastrointestinal distress, muscle pain, headaches and other ailments. The first step in fighting food allergies is determining exactly what is making you sick. For this very reason, the Rotation Diet was... Read More
Power struggles with children can't always be avoided. When it comes to food, you may be wondering how you can get your kids to try new things without it becoming a battle.
Remember that forcing a child to eat usually doesn't get you very far. In addition, you need to be aware of how some eating disorders are caused by an unhealthy focus on food.
If you have a picky eater or one who is reluctant to... Read More
by Jen Silard
As a hypoglycemic and gluten, dairy, and chemical preservative-intolerant woman pursuing a personal trainer's license and Health and Wellness Counseling certification, I can say with full confidence that it is entirely possible to maintain and/or cultivate healthy eating habits while dealing with food allergies. From personal experience as well as my studies, I... Read More
They taste great shelled, boiled or smashed up into peanut butter, but peanuts tend to get a bad health rap. In reality, nuts are a healthful and sensible snack in moderation. They contain about 15 percent of your daily protein needs, plus folate, vitamin E, niacin, vitamin B6, and many other vitamins and minerals. Peanuts contain mainly polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats, which lower levels of bad cholesterol in the blood. These... Read More
Peanuts, dairy, gluten, soy, eggs, sulfites...many foods contain potential allergenic products. And up to 8 percent of kids have life-threatening food allergies, and those limitations can become problematic as kids enter school or change schools. But parents and administrators can keep all kids safe and happy as they deal with allergies - it just takes a little communication and understanding. The policies that schools have in place to... Read More
By Peter Hutch
Acid reflux disorder, also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD, is a condition worthy of ample attention. This chronic and complicated health problem affects the digestive tract by causing inflammation and even permanent damage to the esophagus. Because it affects a great number of people... Read More
May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month, which also happens to be peak season for those individuals suffering from these ailments. An estimated 17 million people in the United States are afflicted with asthma. The purpose of the month is to raise awareness courtesy of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. Spring allergies are in full bloom from the different allergens that are in the air. Unfortunately, that can... Read More