Find the latest articles on food allergies and sensitivities to help you have a meaningful conversation with your doctor. Topics ranging from Gluten & Schizophrenia, Problems with Pollen, and much more.

What is Celiac Disease?

Celiac disease is a genetic autoimmune disorder that occurs when the body reacts abnormally to gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye and barley. When people with celiac disease eat foods that contain gluten, an immune-mediated toxic reaction causes damage to their small intestine, as well as other systems in the body. Celiac disease affects about 1 in 133 people, an estimated 3 million Americans. Approximately 85 percent of these are thought to be undiagnosed. For more information on Celiac Disease, please read What is Celiac Disease?


For years, many people reported having celiac-like symptoms—abdominal pain, fatigue, foggy mind, joint pain, tingling of the extremities, even depression— but they repeatedly tested negative for celiac disease and responded positively to the gluten-free diet. Now...more

Research Roundup: Nannies and Food Allergy & More

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Research Roundup: Nannies and Food Allergy & More

The latest medical news for people with allergies and food sensitivities

Almost all nannies who took part in an online survey about food allergy recognized the condition as potentially life-threatening. However, only 58 percent of nannies who cared for food-allergic children had self-injectable epinephrine with them at all times and 46 percent felt uncomfortable using epinephrine in an emergency. In addition, 30 percent of nannies thought it was acceptable to pick an allergen out of a prepared meal before giving it to an allergic child and 19 percent didn’t always wash their hands after touching food allergens.

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