Did you know that eight percent of children and two percent of all Americans have at least one food allergy?Food Allergy Aid is dedicated to providing a meaningful resource to these people and their loved ones to keep these potentially life-threating allergies managable.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Enter Our Contest!

Food Allergy Aid is giving away a copy of "Great Foods Without Worry"! This is a fantastic collection of allergy-free recipes for both adults and children. The copy at my house is on its last leg!
To enter the contest, just leave a comment on this post by midnight (CST) on Sunday, March 2nd. The winner will be chosen on Monday, March 3rd! Each comment will be assigned a number starting with 1. We'll plug the numbers into random.org to select a winner. Include your email address so we can let you know if you win. Or if you'd prefer to leave your pertinent info off the comment, just post a comment and simply send an e-mail to sherry.w.langston@foodallergyaid.com letting us know which comment was yours, so we can give you a heads-up if you win.
Good Luck!

We Want to Hear From You

Food Allergy Aid would love to hear from you! Share your stories, pictures, recipes, products, etc. As you probably know, you can never have too much information on the subject of food allergies!! People learn through the experience of others.

Submissions may be sent to sherry.w.langston@foodallergyaid.com

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America has an internet site that provides a wealth of information on food and drug allergies. There is a lot of information in one spot! Some topics include:

Alternative Therapies
Drug Allergies
Food Additives
Health Insurance

Also on the site, there are also sections such as "Ask the Allergist", Educational Resources, Clinical Trials, etc. The recipes area in under construction but coming soon. Here, you can find a local chapter of the organization.


Friday, February 15, 2008

USDA Information on Food Allergies

The United States Department of Agriculture has a section on Food Allergies. It includes information on food allergies, special diets, and allergy-free recipes.


Friday, February 08, 2008

Great Information!

I came across this article on food allergies versus food intolerance. I get a lot of questions about the difference between these two concepts. They are very different and it is important to understand the difference and use the terms correctly. Some of the symptoms of an allergy overlap with those of an intolerance so distinguishing between the two may be diffcult. This is why consulting an allergist is so important!


Saturday, February 02, 2008

Food Allergies Stir A Mother To Action

I ran across this article regarding food allergies in children. Robyn O'Brien has done some really great things for food allergy awareness.

There is a link in the article to her web site which has her trademark green stop sign wth an exclamation point on the items sold the site.

I find this article very interesting because I have similar beliefs regarding my son. He does not consume wheat, dairy, eggs, soy, nuts, green peas, or oats. He has always been extremely healthy. He has NEVER had an ear infection in 4 1/2 years of life and has gotten a few minor colds here and there. I think he is partially so healthy due to his diet. He does eat sugar but, for the most part, he eats a lot of lean meats, fruits, and veggies. In addition, his "junk" food is not really unhealthy - it is made from rice flours, potato starch, tapioca starch, etc.

Anyway, check out the article. I thought it has a lot of good information to ponder!