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gluten free, wheat free, taste free??? The very basics of Gluten Free!

So I take care of a lot of kids that have issues with digesting gluten.  Gluten is a protein found in wheat and in some of wheat’s “cousins”, namely spelt (although people with just wheat sensitivity can sometimes digest spelt without issue) rye, barley and here in the states oats. Oats are another whole complication and debate. The issue is that the oats themselves
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Allergy Friendly Family Favorite Muffins

I am always trying to find ways to get my family to eat healthy and sneak in a few more servings of fruits and veggies. Since my daughter has multiple food allergies, I also need to find or make foods that are allergy friendly and easy to bring places. We have developed a recipe that is fun for the kids to help make and
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Probiotics, Why all the hype?

There are hundreds of different types of healthy bacteria in your gut, which help to digest food and produce some vitamins and essential fatty acids. Probiotics are live organisms that help stimulate the production of, as well as replenish these ‘gut friendly’ microorganisms. Probiotics provide us with a number of potential health benefits: some can produce vitamins, many aid in enhancing our immune systems, 
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Working Mom and a Child with Multiple Food Allergies, What to do?

As a working mother of two I have to trust the care of my children and their meals to other people. As a mother of a child with multiple food allergies and two picky eaters, the makes the process even more difficult.  I have always spent a lot of time reading labels, but with the addition of a child with allergies, the job is
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Concluding 2011 – Featured Foods for Weeks 8 and 9!

Introducing the NEW ‘PB & J’! Week 8… Smucker’s Sugar-Free Blueberry Preserves Overview:  Fruit preserves are made with whole or large pieces of fruit, and are available in a wide variety of flavors.  Smucker’s Sugar-Free blueberry preserves are produced with your choice of Splenda or NutraSweet.  Blueberries provide numerous, noteworthy health benefits, and having these spread on warm toast in the morning, is an
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