When an allergy mom makes a food error, the guilt is all consuming. Can we ever get past the self-blame?
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.
Who’d have believed it? My daughter and I were nearing the roof of Africa.
Gluten can hide on the spice shelf. But with a little precaution, you can keep your favorite flavors. Herbs and spices have been used in foods and medicines for thou- sands of years by many cultures, and prized for their unique scents and flavors. Fresh or dried leaves, such as basil, dill, parsley, rosemary and thyme, would be examples of herbs.… Read more »
When I was a toddler, my parents took me to every specialist under the sun to solve the mystery of why their only child was so sick.
Meet the Teitelbaums: Mom, dad and 3 out of 4 kids have celiac.
The publication’s Spring 2014 cover story, “Milk in the School,” Allergic Living magazine investigates the challenge of dealing with the most misunderstood food allergen in the educational system. April 9, 2014 – Sending a child to school with a life-threatening food allergy is always worrisome, but when it’s an allergy to milk and dairy products,… Read more »
When the focus turns to one child’s celiac diagnosis, brothers and sisters can suffer feelings of neglect. Your child needs support. I’m not talking about the one who has celiac disease. I’m referring to the other child, the one who doesn’t have to worry about gluten. I recently spoke with my friend Dr. Ritu Verma, a pediatric gastroenterologist at our… Read more »
The disease doesn’t end at the gut: oral symptoms, from rotting teeth to mouth cancer, are also related to celiac. Find out what to watch for and how to avoid celiac disease’s effects on the mouth.
Celiac disease can affect your teeth and mouth in a number of ways: Dental enamel defects: Patches of grey, yellow, white or brown on the teeth, and/or teeth that are deeply pitted, grooved or misshapen. The defects are found on both sides of the mouth or on both upper and lower teeth, not just on… Read more »