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Gina Clowes

Gina Clowes: Parenting Coach

7 Tips to Help You Let Go of Food Allergy Fears & Anxiety

It’s time to warm up to the idea of experiencing life with food allergies. My friend Melanie* was traumatized by her son Nick’s reaction to a peanut butter cookie at 18 months. Although the allergist never recommended it, they completely avoided activities like birthday parties, football games and visiting relatives. Melanie even hired a sitter when she went to the grocery store …

Dr. James R. Baker

Dr. James R. Baker: FARE Views

CEO of Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE)
FARE’s Dr. Baker: What LEAP Means to the Food Allergy Community

It may be frustrating to change direction on introducing peanut to children, but here’s why it is the right course.  No food allergy studies in the past decade have garnered more news coverage than LEAP and LEAP-On, published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 2015 and 2016, respectively. Unfortunately, while generating headlines, these ground-breaking studies have also caused …

Laurie Harada

Laurie Harada: Food Allergy Advice

Executive Director of Food Allergy Canada
The Summer Job, with Food Allergies

So your allergic teen wants a job this summer. Here’s how to stay safe while making some money. It all went by so fast. One day, I was guiding my little boy as he learned to navigate the elementary school system with food allergies. The next, he was in high school, asserting his independence. While we had always encouraged Julian …

Celiac Blogs

Alice Bast

Alice Bast, Beyond Celiac

President and CEO of the Beyond Celiac organization
Taking Celiac Seriously: Stand Up for Your Needs With These 5 Helpful Tips

The term “gluten-free” has lost sincerity. With online parodies poking fun at the diet, and celebrities touting its perceived health benefits, it’s easy to see that “gluten-free” has attained fad status. Popularity does bring options, and to some extent awareness, but the infusion into pop culture has led “gluten-free” to completely overshadow celiac disease. The result? Those of us living with celiac disease aren’t …

Shelley Case, RD

The Celiac Expert

A Fresh Take on Ancient Grains

The term “ancient grains” has no official definition, but it’s quickly become a catchphrase among food manufacturers for cereal grains (seeds of grasses) and pseudograins (seeds of non-grass plants) that have remained unchanged for millennia. We enjoy them today just as Incan, Aztec and African civilizations have for thousands of years, with full nutrition intact. But …

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