Food Allergies

Dating With Digestive Issues, Food Allergies and Intolerances

Sondi Bruner | Posted 08.21.2014 | Canada Living
Sondi Bruner

While not a requirement, first dates often involve activities like eating at restaurants and going out for drinks. When you've got food allergies or intolerances, a digestive disorder, or simply like to eat clean, many restaurants become a minefield of potential dangers and embarrassing moments.

The Risks of Going Gluten-Free

Steven Burton | Posted 07.07.2014 | Canada Living
Steven Burton

A gluten-free diet is critical for people with celiac disease, gluten intolerance, and wheat allergies but when manufacturers ditch the gluten, they need to replace it with something else. What are they using instead of gluten? Could these substances be harmful?

Can't Eat Anything? Believe Or Not, You Can Eat This

The Huffington Post Canada | Terri Coles | Posted 05.08.2014 | Canada Living

Don’t believe that a gluten-free, soy-free, vegan cupcake can be delicious? Then you’ve obviously never visited Bunner’s Bake Shop, a Toronto ba...

Top 7 Food Rules for People in Pain

Dr. John Dempster | Posted 03.23.2014 | Canada Living
Dr. John Dempster

One of the most important yet misunderstood steps in addressing chronic pain, is the discussion of underlying food sensitivities. Known as a delayed allergy, these reactions are identified by an IgG, IgA or an IgM antibody reaction. These are very different than the true (immediate) allergy, defined by an IgE reaction.

How To Read A Food Label When You Have Allergies

Allergic Living | Claire Gagné | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Living

By Claire Gagné, Senior Contributor Whether you’re new to food allergies or have been dealing with them for years, figuring out what is and ...

6 Ways to be Gluten-Free Awesome

Lacey Haynes | Posted 11.16.2013 | Canada Living
Lacey Haynes

Whether by choice or chance, gluten is being ditched in hoards and droves. With GF foods becoming more accessible, it's easy to get caught up in the convenience and not ask the hard questions. Just because the package says "gluten-free" doesn't mean that it's automatically a healthy option. Be informed.

When Other Kids' Allergies Make Your Life Harder, Be Grateful

BabyPost | Posted 11.11.2013 | Canada Living

A note was sent home with us when we met my daughter's teacher last week to advice that some children in the school have allergies so severe they can die if they come into even the slightest contact with peanuts. No nut butter alternatives are allowed either. When is the burden of accommodating other people's children too much?

A Mistake That Could Have Been Deadly

Linda Mastroianni | Posted 11.04.2013 | Canada Living
Linda Mastroianni

I feel so terrible about something that I did last week. I didn't do it intentionally, believe me. In fact, I didn't even realize how bad my action was until just a few days ago. I am so very sorry for being selfish and thinking only of my son and not realizing how dangerous my actions were by allowing him to bring this granola bar with peanuts to school.

Why Women are Trading Power Suits for Aprons

Nancy A. Shenker | Posted 09.14.2013 | Canada Business
Nancy A. Shenker

I recently visited the Fancy Food Show and was struck by how many women are hanging up their business suits and high heels and putting on aprons and hairnets and entering the food business -- specifically baked goods and healthy meal options.

Is There Anything I Can Eat Without a Side of Guilt?

The Purple Fig | Posted 08.03.2013 | Canada Living
The Purple Fig

Why does it seem that everything we consume these days is surrounded with guilt or stigma. Everything I go to eat lately makes me think a bit harder about what I am putting into my body. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, it just has me thinking.

Sticky Situation: Avoid Embarrassment at this Weekend's BBQ

Julie Blais Comeau | Posted 07.15.2013 | Canada Living
Julie Blais Comeau

The first long weekend of the summer is here and you need it, to recharge your batteries, unplug the techno and reconnect with loved ones. In Canada, this first three-day break of the summer generally means a combination of planting, freshening up our homes and an invitation to a barbecue. Here are five barbecue sticky situations and their solutions.

Allergic To Peanuts? How Restaurants Can Help

CP | Lauren La Rose, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.05.2013 | Canada Living

TORONTO - A new guide for restaurateurs seeks to improve the understanding of food allergies and create a safer environment for diners at risk of alle...

Delicious and Danger Free: Allergy Friendly Recipes For The New Year

The Huffington Post Canada | Maya Hamovitch | Posted 12.31.2012 | Canada Living

Those living with food allergies might argue it's a hard knock life. Not only are they forbidden from foods such as eggs, peanuts and shellfish (three...

15 Allergy-Friendly Foods

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 11.14.2012 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

It's hard enough to find foods your kids will eat, but if they have a food allergy (or someone at school does), it can seriously limit your culinary options -- not to mention, it makes grocery shopping a challenge. To ease your allergy pain, we've rounded up our 15 Food Allergy Savers.

Five Tips For Going Gluten-Free

Charlotte Singmin | Posted 11.04.2012 | Canada Living
Charlotte Singmin

Gluten sensitivities or intolerances can be frustrating and painful, not to mention inconvenient and downright dangerous. Thankfully, there are ways to eliminate gluten from your diet without radically altering your lifestyle. Knowing what alternatives are available, and where to look for them, can make the transition to a gluten-free lifestyle easier.

Got An Allergy? Canada's Food Labels Are Changing

CP | Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.02.2012 | Canada Living

OTTAWA - Canadians will soon notice some additions to the labels on packaged foods they find on grocery store shelves _ changes designed to better pro...

Food Allergies A Serious Concern For Millions

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.08.2012 | Canada Living

OTTAWA - It doesn't take much to trigger a reaction in someone with a food allergy — ingesting a tiny piece of peanut or unknowingly eating pasta co...

Quick Study: Study Shows Adults Willing To Risk Allergic Reactions

The Huffington Post Canada | Brian Vinh Tien Trinh | Posted 04.09.2012 | Canada Living

Quick Study [kwik stuhd-ee]: The Huffington Post Canada's tips to make your life a little sweeter, five minutes at a time. Think of it as a cheatsheet...

Allergic to Wheat and Dairy? Try These Tasty Alternatives!

Charlotte Singmin | Posted 02.02.2012 | Canada Living
Charlotte Singmin

When I tell people that I'm allergic to wheat and dairy they usually look at me with pity and ask how I manage without pizza and ice cream. But people who live with food allergies now have plenty of options, several of which can actually be healthier than the original.

Coping With Food Sensitivities: Tips From A Holistic Nutritionist

The Huffington Post Canada | Karen Kwan | Posted 11.21.2011 | Canada Living

Susie can't have gluten. Diane, no dairy. Jennifer, well, there seems to be more foods she can't eat than she can. These days, it seems more common...