Eating Out with Food Allergies

For a person with food allergies, or really any dietary restrictions, eating out can be challenging. Recently in the news was the story of a vegan man who is suing Burger King for cooking the newest addition to its menu, the Impossible Burger, on the same grill as the beef burgers. It seems logical thatContinue reading “Eating Out with Food Allergies”

Holidays and Food Allergies: Part 2

Another holiday season is here! No matter what holidays you celebrate, food is certain to be a part of the celebration. This can lead to anxiety for those who have food allergies or who have loved ones with food allergies. However, don’t let this put a damper on the festivities. Here are some tips toContinue reading “Holidays and Food Allergies: Part 2”

Taking the Fear Out of Halloween for Those with Food Allergies

It’s the time of the year that can cause some trepidation for those with food allergies and their families.  During the holidays, food plays an integral part of the festivities and no one wants to bring down the mood thinking about the complexities of what can and cannot be eaten. However, if you or aContinue reading “Taking the Fear Out of Halloween for Those with Food Allergies”

I’m Allergic to Shellfish. Can I Receive Iodinated Contrast?

One of the most common myths I hear about allergies is that if you are allergic to shellfish, you cannot receive contrast with iodine. Contrast is used during certain medical tests like CAT scans. The contrast helps to get a better view of certain parts of the body during these tests. In the past, itContinue reading “I’m Allergic to Shellfish. Can I Receive Iodinated Contrast?”