Oct/Nov 2012

Features

Team Sports and Your Child's Special Date

Subscribers Only — When the colorful cupcakes adorned with tiny basketball players were placed before Jeremy Ardshahi and his teammates at their end-of-season celebration, the 9-year-old was amazed and enticed. Yet he knew he’d be the only player on his team who wouldn’t sink his teeth into that gooey frosting.   More...

Giving Thanks: Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Feast

In my family, the tradition extends beyond dinner. Every year, each member of the family participates in the Thanksgiving preparations in some way. My husband and sons set up the tables for dinner, drinks and desserts. The grandchildren make place cards and help bake pies. My daughter-in-law and best friend help me prepare food the night before and our guests carry food to the table, light candles and fill water glasses in that last mad dash before our gluten-free dinner. The preparations are as much a tradition as the meal itself.   More...

Enzymes

Subscribers Only — Many people with multiple food intolerances narrow their food choices over time in an attempt to control the ever-increasing number of reactions they have when they eat. Yet rather than shortening the list of allowable foods, their plan should include ways to increase their overall food tolerance. Digestive enzymes are one of the best ways to accomplish this.   More...

Are You Gluten Sensitive?

Subscribers Only — Not long after Gretchen Frascella turned 40, a number of health problems hit. First, a mysterious rash showed up. Despite steroid treatments, it didn’t clear. Then at a routine appointment, her doctor noted she was anemic and that her thyroid was a bit sluggish.   More...

Strength in Numbers

Youngberg’s son Tyler was allergic to peanuts, milk, eggs, soy, peas and beans and she was unsure how to best manage his many allergies. When arranging playdates for Tyler, Youngberg asked the other mothers not to serve peanuts and to have their kids wash their hands before they played with Tyler. But she was never certain how well her requests were received. Would Tyler be safe?   More...