Category Archives: Food Allergy

Food Allergy vs. Food Sensitivity: What is the Difference?

Do you know how sometimes people call something ironic when it’s really a coincidence? Or when someone says literally when they actually mean figuratively? No, I’m not here to give you an English lesson but I am making the case on how the same often happens with people confusing a food intolerance with a food […]

A Guide to Hosting a Food-Allergy Friendly Party

With the amount of people that suffer from food allergies increasing year by year, it’s getting more and more difficult to host a party that involves any kind of food. At first thought, making a gluten, peanut, or lactose free dish may seem like an impossible task, but once you take some time to learn […]

Peanut Patch Study Shows Promising Results

Peanut allergy is one of the most common food allergies. It affects millions and their families around the nation, requiring constant alertness. Exposure to even trace amounts of the nut can cause mild to moderate reactions (e.g. itching, sneezing, rashes) and in severe cases, it can be potentially fatal. Thankfully, a study recently published by […]

Trick-or-Treat: Non-Food Treats for Halloween

Much like ghosts, zombies and creepy clowns, food allergies can be a frightening thing too. The tradition of Halloween has always been to pass out candy to all the trick-or-treaters that pass by. For parents of children with food allergens, this can get frustrating. If a child with food allergies took one bite of the […]

Teal Pumpkin Project

Have you noticed any pumpkins around town that don’t look like your usual pumpkin? You may be wondering if there are even vines out there producing teal pumpkins. That would be pretty cool, right? We’re sorry to break it to you but there is no such thing as a teal pumpkin patch. Those teal pumpkins that […]

EpiPen Price Hike Sparks Parent Outrage in Atlanta

Zero point three ounces doesn’t sound like a whole lot of anything, but it’s the difference between life and death for some folks. Millions of people are at risk of severe allergic reactions and they rely on 0.3 ounces of epinephrine, a synthetic form of adrenaline, to treat those reactions. A stuffy nose, a slight […]

Gluten Free Menus around Atlanta

In February we discussed how to dine out with allergies. Now that you are equipped with the skills, it is time to enjoy a night out. This month we share with you some Atlanta restaurants that currently have gluten free (GF) offerings on their menu. As recommended in the dining out blog, we recommend calling […]

How To Dine Out With Food Allergies

Living with a food allergy can make dining out difficult. With some simple early planning, you can have an enjoyable evening out with little worry. Before You Go Know your allergens Have an understanding of what your allergy is and how it can hide in food. Not all allergens go by their common name. Wheat, for […]

Dr Livezey Atlanta Top Asthma Doctor: Food Allergy [VIDEO]

While 25% of people believe they have a food allergy, less than 10% actually have this problem. Many have food intolerance and digestive issues. Part of the difference is that many food intolerance and digestive issues are called “allergic” incorrectly. For instance, “lactose intolerance” is not an allergic response, but the inability to digest lactose […]

How to Survive Fall Hay Fever: Part 4 of 7

Follow our six proven strategies outlined for relief from seasonal fall allergy symptoms. Fall allergy season is almost here. For those with allergic rhinitis (hay fever) life can become miserable pretty quickly. With the arrival of all that beautiful fall color and cooler temperatures comes an increase in the 17 varieties of ragweed; three out […]