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How to eat gluten-free, by choice or necessity

Coping with a gluten intolerance or celiac disease is the new norm for many parents. What’s it all mean?

Ask Dr. Marla: We think our daughter has allergies or hay fever. What do we do?

Our 12-year-old gets really stuffed up and sneezy every year at the end of the summer into September. Is there anything we can do to prevent the onset of symptoms?

How to keep summer allergies at bay

For parents of children with allergies, the summer can prove difficult. Here are tips to keep control of your child's allergies over the summer.

Ask Dr. Marla: Can I use other nut spreads when the school has a no-nuts policy?

My kids’ school has a no-nuts policy, but I thought kids with peanut allergies are not usually allergic to tree nuts. Can I use other nut spreads like almond butter in my kid’s lunch?

Some food allergies are linked to pollen

Some food allergies are linked to pollen. Watch for signs.

Vitamin D and probiotics may help prevent food allergies

there has been some promising research linking simple precautionary measures to a decreased incidence of food allergies and eczema.

Ask Dr. Marla: My daughter has dark circles under her eyes

Question: My daughter has dark circles under her eyes, but she gets enough sleep. Is there another reason for this? Answer: Dark circles under the eye may be present due to a combination of factors and have nothing to do with sleep  at all! Factors such as thin skin, pigmentation secondary to the sun,...

Are Your Child’s Tummy Troubles due to an Allergy or Food Intolerance?

It’s a fact of life: all kids get an upset tummy or diarrhea from time to time. But your child’s tummy trouble has been off and on for months, and you’re beginning to think it could be something he’s eating. Could it be a food allergy, or a food...

Ask Dr. Marla: Lactose Intolerance, Eczema and Asthma

I read your article in the August/September issue about lactose intolerance vs. milk allergy. My son also has had issues with yogurt and whole milk, including vomiting. As soon as we stopped feeding him dairy products he was fine. He now drinks lactose-free milk. He also suffers from eczema...

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