Allergy Free Foods Or Recipes

By Chris Channing

Today, it seems more than ever, that people have allergies to certain foods. Eating foods that a person has an allergy to can cause many different symptoms. Some of the symptoms may be very mild while others can be severe or even death. If you have a food allergy, access to allergy free foods or recipes can make life much more enjoyable.

Gluten is a common food allergy. Gluten occurs naturally in wheat and some other grains. It is often added to breads to make them rise more uniformly resulting in a soft white bread. In addition gluten is found in many other foods, so persons with this allergy should read labels carefully.

Lactose causes an allergic reaction in some persons. Lactose is milk sugar and found in many dairy products. Lactose can cause persons with the allergy to have an upset stomach. Fortunately there are several substitutes that can be made for dairy products.

In small children, a nut allergy can be very frightening. The allergy can cause swelling that in the airways that can cause death. Persons with a nut allergy may need to avoid eating foods that are processed in the same kitchens that process nuts. A mild nut allergy can cause a upset stomach.

An allergy to eggs can cause the cook to need to change recipes calling for eggs. In addition, make sure that your physician is reminded of the allergy before receiving any inoculation, as eggs sometime serve as the media in which the medication is stored. If you cook for a person with an allergy to eggs, look for recipes that allow you to prepare foods without eggs.

Persons may also have allergies to less common foods. Most of these allergies are accommodated by avoiding the foods that is the source of the allergy. For example, persons allergic to shellfish, should avoid eating clams.

In Conclusion

When a person is allergic to one or more of the common foods that are used in preparing meals, life can be challenging. It is necessary for persons preparing food for those with multiple allergies take time in reading labels of any prepared foods that may be served. It may be hard to find a bread that works for a person that is allergic to gluten, eggs and milk. Special recipes are being developed regularly that can help to meet these challenges while allowing the person to eat food that resembles a normal diet. - 32378

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Your Tips To Gluten Free Cooking

By Stacey Peterno

Perhaps you are one of the many people who have to practice gluten free cooking. You might have a sensitivity to gluten and realize it. About one out of every one hundred and fifty people in this country suffer from gluten sensitivity. These are the signs you should look for. Do you have bloating or pain in your abdomen after eating?

But if you experience these symptoms on a regular basis no matter how much you eat then you might have sensitivity to gluten. Gluten is an amino acid or protein. It is found in wheat, barley, and rye. It is the part of the wheat that gives bread dough the gummy texture. Since so many foods are made with wheat it is sometimes hard to avoid eating gluten.

But with the fact that more and more people are being diagnosed with gluten sensitivity more and more food companies are offering gluten free products. You can find gluten free bake mixes for bread or pastries. You can even find gluten free snacks like potato based pretzels. As companies see a market for gluten free products there will be more released on the shelves of your favorite super markets.

There also are restaurants that offer on their menus gluten free dishes. As the food industry sees that people will start coming to their business for gluten free meals count on the menu choices to grow for those who have to avoid gluten. If you enjoy cooking you will want to cook foods without gluten. You bake bread with products not containing gluten like soy flour rather than wheat flour.

But you can also use rice flour. And you can prepare your own rice flour in your kitchen. You will want to start off with long grain brown rice. White rice has had the husks removed along with the nutrients found in brown rice. You will need a blender that can grind rice into flour. There are blenders on the market that are used to grind fruits and vegetables into smoothies and soups.

These high speed power blenders can be found on the internet. You then use the rice flour and combine it with about a half cup of soy flour you can buy in the store. You then add black molasses; and with that two eggs, baking soda and powder. One cook adds a cup of instant mashed potato mix to help bind together the flours.

Add just enough water to mix it into a smooth but not runny concoction. This does does not need yeast. Then pour the mix into a bread pan and put into a pre heated oven at 350 degrees for about an hour. Then remove it from the oven and let cool. This is a great tasting bread that is gluten free.

Now that more and more people are being diagnosed with a gluten sensitivity more and more recipes, cookbooks, and videos on gluten free cooking are available. Check your local book stores for cookbooks. You can find on the internet a lot of great gluten free recipes. And if you look to social media websites you will find many good videos on how to cook gluten free meals. - 32378

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The No-Tech Lo-Tech Nasal Saline Spray

By Stanley Lang

When people go shopping for treatments for their nasal problems they encounter quite a few options. So many options it's hard to say which is the best. Some of these treatments are aimed at getting a saline nasal spray up the nose.

Clearly you need an effective nasal saline solution to be able to use it as a nasal spray. It's not complicated. The most common products simply put salt and water together although the concentrations may vary. Oh, but lest I forget, they tend to have preservatives in them too. Yes, sad to say, preservatives are there to keep the germs out. Most of the nasal sprays on the market have preservatives so it's a good chance that yours does too.

The average person might shrug their shoulders. "Big deal" they might say. I would like you to consider for a moment the concept that something that is strong enough to kill germs is being sprayed up your nose. You might think that's a good thing in that it'll kill the germs there too! Sorry to disappoint you but that's not a good way to get rid of the bad germs in your nose. Here's the straight scoop: preservatives irritate the cells in the lining of the nose. Surprised?

Not only do the store bought strategies have chemicals that are bad for the lining of the nose, they employ devices to get the saline "up there" that aren't as good as a "lo tech" approach. You will read in some places that sniffing saline nasal solution from the palm of your hand "doesn't work". Don't believe this opinion. They don't know what they are talking about.

Actually, sniffing a nasal saline solution from the hand is a very good way to get the equivalent of a saline nasal spray up the nose. I think it's the best way. In over 30 years of medical practice I see this as a very effective strategy--- when it's done right and with the right kind of home made nasal saline solution. I call this my "Lo tech, No tech" approach. If you're interested in this you can get the information on my blog.

So I want to summarize these points: if you combine the right ingredients to make a good saline nasal solution you can make this product free of preservatives and avoid all of those negatives. And you can deliver it to the nose in a very "Lo tech" approach using that most simple of "Lo tech" devices, the hand. (Actually Lo tech only in the sense of not made by people!!)---but make sure you learn how to do it the right way. - 32378

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Sleep Easy with Smartsilk Hypoallergenic Bedding

By Pete Malcolm

Because we spend about 1/3 of our lives in bed, it is important that our sleep experience is not only peaceful, but also healthy. Many people suffering from severe allergies and respiratory illnesses do not realize that it may be their bedding that is a contributing factor aggravating their condition. Dust mites, pet dander, and mold and mildew in our bedding can trigger allergic reactions. The results can be inflamed, congested, and irritated respiratory passages, as well as wheezing, watery eyes, constant sneezing, skin irritations such as eczema, and an uncomfortable sleep. Located in Montral, Quebec, Canada, Smartsilk(TM) is a company specializing in hypoallergenic bedding products that eliminates allergens in bedding which can improve your physical and emotional health.

Smartsilk(TM) is the first all natural bedding to be certified asthma and allergy friendly(TM) by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America and the Asthma Society of Canada. Their hypoallergenic products are scientifically tested and proven to be an effective barrier against dust mites, pet dander, and are also resistant to mold and mildew growth. Natural silk is an exceptional hypoallergenic material because it does not support dust mites as it has a tighter fabric weave. Their allergy bedding products include the Duvet, Silk-Fill Mattress Protector, and silk Pillow Protector.

Allergy bedding uses naturally occurring hypoallergenic silk fiber. The bedding is soft, comfortable, and regulates body temperature so that it alleviates the effects of night sweats and chills that may occur during menopause or when undergoing chemotherapy. It is all natural and breathable which prevents the accumulation of moisture. It also contains a biodegradable water repellant non woven lining that protects from staining. Smartsilk'(TM) products have helped people suffering from fibromyalgia enjoy a more restful and relaxed nights sleep.

Their unique bedding products allow people to sleep worry free of allergens that are triggers for fibromyalgia. Their 100% silk fill is scientifically proven to sooth your extremities and comfort your body. The result is a restful and uninterrupted sleep. To get the Smartsilk(TM) certified asthma & allergy friendly bed set, you can go to their website and follow 3 easy steps where the prices have been adjusted to reflect the 10% discount.

A good night's sleep not only directly affects our physical, mental, and emotional health and well being, but also improves our energy levels, immune system, and memory capacity. Knowing some the causes of allergies and how to reduce the conditions that create an allergy prone environment, will help you better control their effects. Using Hypoallergenic bedding products allows you to sleep longer and more comfortably which will result in an improved quality of life and health. - 32378

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Alen A350 Air Purifier And Many Reaped Benefits Of Buying And Employing A Air Purifying Unit

By Neil Baulch

You probably know about air purifiers by items you may have seen or heard on the television and radio. To make your indoor air cleaner you will require an air purifier. Any harmful air particles will be caught in the filter or a collections grid of the air purifier. Basically your air will be cleaner.

So, what are the benefits of using an air purifier and having cleaner air? So, you don't have an air purifier or air cleaner, you may want to purchase one after you read the information below.

Air purifiers are as good as they sound. As said above, the air purifier will get rid of any unhealthy particles in your air. Therefore making your indoor air easier to breath. If anyone in your house has allergies, this will make living for them more comfortable.

It is likely to improve your health if you are breathing clean air. You will notice that you are not getting sick as often as you used to. It has been reported that breathing clean air can effect our emotions and wellbeing. You will be able to enjoy a happier healthier life with the help of an air purifier. The benefits of clean air for one person could be a little unbelievable.

The cost of owning an air purifier is another benefit. People many think that air purifiers cost too much. Even if the cost was high, but think of the benefits. What price can you put on clean air?

If you have to put a price on the air purifier, think of the options available. Air purifiers are available in different makes and models. The cost varies from a cheaper unit to the more expensive to suit your budget. You should research the air purifiers and find one that suits your needs and budgets.

When purchasing an air purifier, keep on thing in mind. If you do not use the air purifier, you will not gain the benefits. People have purchased air purifiers and not used them at all. Use your air purifier all the time to gain the maximum clean air possible. By running your air purifier at all times this will allow air particles to keep moving in your home

Let your air purifier run. By owning an air purifier you will see the amount of varied benefits. Every one of those benefits will affect you positively. If you haven't thought about buying an air purifier for you home, now may be the time to sit and think it through. By purchasing an air purifier, it could be one of the greatest things you do for your family. - 32378

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What Are The Benefits Of Allergy Bedding And Hypoallergenic Bedding?

By Pete Malcolm

Every year, millions of people struggle to manage the unpleasant physical affects caused by allergies. If you suffer from allergies, then you know how uncomfortable and stressful it can be to get a good night's sleep. One major cause of allergy afflictions can be found in our bedding. Dust mites found in bedding can cause such health problems as difficulties breathing, wheezing, sneezing, runny nose, watery eyes, chest congestion, coughing, and stuffy nose. Dust mites are tiny organisms that make their home in warm and moist fibrous environments such as bedding, carpets, mattresses, and upholstered furniture. When the dust mites secrete waste, they dry out and can begin to float in the air. Dust mite excretion will trigger allergic reactions when inhaled. If you are allergic, the reaction will be instant. Dust mites are particularly harmful for people who have respiratory conditions such as asthma. If you are continually finding it difficult to sleep, tossing and turning throughout the night, as well as finding yourself waking up with nose and chest congestion, it is likely that you have dust mites in your bedding. Fortunately, allergy sufferers can get relief from allergens by using hypoallergenic bedding.

Hypoallergenic bedding is specially designed to be allergen-resistant. Allergy bedding uses natural occurring hypoallergenic material such as silk. Natural silk is an excellent hypoallergenic material because it does not support dust mites as it has a tighter fabric weave. People who are allergic to dust mites will see their health greatly improve from sleeping in hypoallergenic bedding because it promotes a dust mite free environment. One can purchase various types of allergy bedding that includes: bed sheets, pillow protectors, mattress covers and pads, mattresses, and duvet covers. Not only does allergy bedding like allergy pillow protectors (one of the most important since your face rubs against it all night), eliminate dust mites, but it creates a healthier environment by improving breathing and sleep.

When you use manufactured products for bedding, you are more prone to sleep disruptions, breathing problems, headaches, and skin irritations. Chemical sprays from manufactured bedding can releases toxins in the air and can also be absorbed into the skin. Hypoallergenic bedding is chemical-free and made of natural material. As well, using regular manufactured bedding and linens makes it much easier for dust mite waste, dust, dead skin cells, and pet dander, to become embedded in the loosely woven fibers. By using hypoallergenic bedding, you will sleep soundly and peacefully knowing that you are not only breathing better, but also improving your own health.

Due to the numerous amounts of harmful pollutants and toxins in the products we use on a daily basis, more people are becoming sensitive to such conditions as allergies and toxin related illnesses. Because we can spend 7 - 8 hours a night in bed, it is important to sleep in a healthy environment. Without a peaceful uninterrupted sleep, people can suffer from irritability, fatigue, concentration problems, and even depression. Using hypoallergenic bedding is an important way of improving sleep, reducing allergies, and improving our overall health and well being.

One of the top manufacturers of allergy bedding products is SmartSilk, a Montreal company whose mission really summarizes how dedicated they are to their products (visit their website at :

"With the rise of asthma and sleep allergies amongst adults and children, with the growing numbers of woman and men suffering with night sweats as well those of us dealing with life's everyday stresses causing sleep issues, Smartsilk(TM) is committed to providing a clean, healthy, natural, comfortable sleep that will protect you while you sleep and allow you wake up fresh, well rested and invigorated."

Due to the unique properties of Smartsilk(TM) and its patent pending technologies Smartsilk(TM) has also been tested and certified by Allergy Standards Ltd to be the only all natural bedding products to receive the coveted asthma & allergy friendly(TM) certification in association with The Asthma Society of Canada (ASC) and The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA).

At the end of the day, it's important that you find a good allergy bedding solution in order to improve your overall health and well being! Considering sleep is one of the most important functions of the human body, you really shouldn't take it too lightly if you happen to be suffering from any of the symptoms described in this article. - 32378

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How To Find The Best Hepa Air Purifier For A Good Price

By Eddie Howden

Many individuals suffer from the stressful condition that having hypersensitivity could give. It may show itself in the form of bouts of sneezing, puffy appearance of the eyes which are watering and a running or a blocked nose can make it uneasy to breathe. The likelihood that they will hit you is assumed to be at any time of the year, however, you will have the most probability of getting influenced by it during the times when flowers begin blooming and pollens are scattered free off the air or during the springtime. It could also depend on the place of your residence as some areas are prone to carry such contaminants than other areas.Allergy relief electronic air cleaner and its any possible benefits will be tackled on this article.

An electronic air cleaner or air purifier can be very beneficial at home use since being outdoors can't be the only reason that you can get hypersensitivity as your home can be more inclined to gather such elements causing hypersensitivity more than anywhere else. It is from our homes that we breathe same type of air in a cycle as we are like inside self contained spaces. Things like dust and dust mites are commonly found in the home and they can set off an attack very quickly. Allergy relief electronic air cleaner or air purifiers clean the enclosed air which you are breathing in by removing all the air contaminants so that such attacks are prevented.

Since most of the allergy relief electronic air cleaners or air purifiers are made in portable form, you can use it in any room and carry it along anywhere in the house as all it needs is to be plugged to an outlet.Some units of these units can get rid of other odors that can trigger attacks such as those coming from the perfume or air fresheners aside from dust and dust mites. The unconscious inhalation of such smoke or smoke smells can no longer hurt you as they can also entrap those so that such pollutants can't set off an attack. The smoke smell usually lingers on the hands, hair and clothes of a smoker so when an attack prone person stays close to a smoker, the attack is inevitable. What the electronic air cleaner does is to capture the smoke as well as the smoke odor and run it through its own filtering system after which it releases fresh and clean air for you to breathe in.

Air purifiers are easily and readily available in a range of outlets including home improvement stores or stores which stock clothes, groceries and home improvement goods. There are different types of units available with many made solely for home use.

They can be used in a room or throughout the house and there are even systems for your car or truck with units that you can wear around your neck like a necklace that will filter the air where ever you go. I never even thought that a built in allergy relief electronic air cleaner into your cat box can actually remove feline stink - not until I had one. - 32378

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