It can be as frustrating as it is familiar: the achy tightness in your abdomen after you eat, or the sharp pain, bloating and distension you feel after a large meal--or any meal. With so many foods now composed of a multitude of ingredients, it can b... Read more
While scientists don’t completely understand why allergies develop, they do believe that a combination of things create the immune system confusion, from genetic predisposition to environmental factors.
There are two main categories of ris... Read more
Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, causes painful symptoms like heartburn and acid regurgitation. Although there are many theories on the causes of GERD, experts aren't sure exactly what causes it. There are two main categories of risks th... Read more
Going to the drug store lately can feel a little like a Saturday morning trip to the candy shop, with dozens and dozens of colorful vitamin and mineral supplements to choose from! Can’t you just sample a little bit of everything?
If you&rs... Read more
For some people, exercise itself is an uncomfortable activity, with all the sweating, huffing and puffing, and challenge that comes with elevating your heart rate for an extended period of time. But for people with seasonal allergies, the discomforts... Read more
I'm looking forward to getting my food scale. I just ate a huge plate of dinner for 600 calories and I feel like maybe I'm off on my count. When I get my scale I will be much more confident in my numbers. No butter or oil makes a huge difference.... Read more
What food items do you ALWAYS have on hand at home?
I try to always have eggs in the fridge and crackers for a snack. I always have my freezer loaded with veggies, great for throwing them into soups and side dishes... Read more
Having multiple food allergies is tough for me. Ezekiel breads allow me to eat 'normal' foods that are safe for me, highly nutritious and make me feel like I am not missing out on anything.244... Read more
Recently I found out I have a ton of food allergies, which might have upset me, but it DIDN'T. You know why? I focus on what I CAN HAVE, not on what I can't have. And the can't haves are a long list of favorites, like ice cream and chocolate. When so... Read more
New statistics released this week from the CDC show an 18% increase in the number of children with food allergies over the past 10 years. In 1997, 1 in 30 kids had food allergies, and now that number is closer to 1 in 26 (about 3 million kids). Pea... Read more
In some individuals, foods, medications, latex or insect stings cause an immune response. More than 170 food or food additives have been found to cause allergic reactions. However, over ninety percent of those responses come from eight common food ty... Read more
I have had weight issues for several years. When I moved back home from Minnesota, I was depressed and lost weight from not eating nutritiously. While I was single and coping, I slowly got healthier and began running to relieve anxiety and stress. Th... Read more
Just a short blog today that's actually a call for advice. The past two days I've been dealing with what seems to be an allergic reaction. I've got a mild, hive-like rash around my stomach and sides that's splotchy and tender to the touch, feels almo... Read more
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