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Touring New York City with Celiac Disease and a Peanut Allergy

New York City has a culinary reputation that’s unsurpassed so my expectations were high when planning our family trip there last spring. Finding celiac-safe, peanut-free food for my son can be a challenge. Add my 10+ food intolerances and getting a safe meal is no easy task! With a thorough look at reviews, blog posts and some Googling, too, we

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Visiting Kauai with Celiac Disease and a Life-Threatening Peanut Allergy

If you plan to visit Kauai, I’ve created this guide to assist you with your search for gluten-free or peanut-free food with a focus on the north and east shore. Enjoy! While the state of Hawaii is a magnificent place with beautiful vistas everywhere you turn, Kauai is the crown jewel. This rural island is exquisite with its multiple waterfalls,

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Navigating the Big Island of Hawaii with Celiac Disease and a Peanut Allergy

Are you heading to the Big Island of Hawaii? I’ve compiled a list to aid fellow gluten intolerant, peanut allergic travelers based on our experiences and the resources that we found. Last summer, we made our second family trip to Hawaii. The problem with Hawaii is that once you have visited this spectacular place, you simply MUST return! Vibrant flowers,

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Seven Reasons to Add a Farmers’ Market Visit to Your Itinerary

I’m passionate about feeding my family high quality food. At its very essence, we are what we eat. Our health is directly affected! Organic produce, non-CAFO meat and minimally processed foods dominate my grocery list. Cooking, however, is the bane of my existence. In my sixteen year tenure of being an at-home mom, I have learned to embrace it. Reluctantly.

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From Trick-or-Treating to Bribery: Type 1 Diabetes, Celiac, Food Allergy and a Nutritionista Mom

My boys and my husband have always loved Halloween. It’s their favorite holiday. Ghoulish creatures are placed strategically around our front yard, candelabras adorned with spider webs decorate the mantle, jack-o-laterns get carved and giant spiders and rats show up in startling spots throughout the house. And the costumes? They’re discussed for weeks in advance. While candy isn’t mentioned, Halloween

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Taking Diabetes Devices Through Airport Security Can Be Stressful! Have You Tried TSA Cares?

Airport security. Those two words conjure up lots of images… Waiting. Watching the clock. Scrambling. Scrambling to get carry-ons onto the conveyor belt. Scurrying to remove shoes, unload purses, jackets and other personal belongings into trays. Answering children’s questions while urging them to help. Last minute searches to find the 3-1-1 bags of liquids and gels. And so on… Diabetes

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Flights, Peanuts, Allergic Kids — More Notes From an Anxious Mom

It’s been a worrisome month in the food allergy community. In two separate incidents, a little girl experienced anaphylaxis aboard an airplane as a result of a life-threatening nut allergy. As a parent of a peanut-allergic child, my breath just stops when I read such a story. I know I am not alone. Twitter is abuzz with reactions to these

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