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MAY 2015

The ABCs of Food Allergies

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Have you ever had an allergic reaction to something you ate? If you were lucky, it was a mild reaction with symptoms like itchy eyes and throat, hives, or cramping. Unfortunately, some people have allergies so severe they produce a reaction called anaphylaxis. This can cause your body to go into shock, blood pressure to drop, airway to constrict, tongue to swell and hives to appear. Without quick attention, anaphylaxis can be fatal. A food allergy is a medical condition...


A Mom's Food Allergy Journey - Part 1

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What goes through your mind when someone you love is diagnosed with a food allergy? SAGE's Director of Nutrition, Lesley Vogel, can answer that question. She is the mother of a food allergic child. In this two-part series, she blogs about her experience and how it changed her life. "It's not like it came as a surprise. I mean, there was a reason I brought my daughter to the allergist in the first place, right? Just a few weeks earlier...


Living With Celiac

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Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day, but for those of us who can't eat gluten, it can also be a huge hassle. Conventional breakfast foods like toast, bagels, donuts, pancakes, waffles, cereal, and most oatmeals are all off limits. Gluten-free baked goods have improved by leaps and bounds over the last decade, spurred on by increasing interest in the diet. Taste-wise, however, they still haven't caught up. These products tend to be dry, chalky, or tasteless...


A Mom's Food Allergy Journey - Part 2

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Guest blogger and SAGE Director of Nutrition Lesley Vogel wraps up her two-part series on being the parent of a food allergic child. Here are her tips for adjusting to a new way of life: "Looking back on our food allergy journey, I can honestly say we are in a good place. So, how did we get to this point? Let me share what I've learned so far. Here are my 'food allergy mom and dietitian' top four tips: 1-...


Going Vegetarian

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Vegetarianism is trending across the United States. Health organizations have consistently encouraged us to eat more fruits and vegetables, and “going veggie” is a natural extension of that trend. It seems easy enough to understand – but did you know there are different types of vegetarians? - Lacto-ovo vegetarian : the most common type of vegetarian. Lacto-ovo vegetarians don't eat meat or fish, but do eat dairy and eggs. - Lacto-vegetarian : consumes no meat, fish or eggs, but will...


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