Calling All Food Allergy Foodies!

I stumbled upon Lucy's Friendly Foods website a while back and am now a confirmed follower.  Her recipes focus on dairy free, egg free, nut free and sesame seed free (all my favorite  food allergy free ingredients).  She is a Cordon Bleu trained chef with photos that make me want to cry they are so beautiful.  This is the kind of blog that touches my foodie soul deep:  the food … [Read more...]

Valentine's Day: Myths and Facts

Pop Quiz:  The average adult spends more than $100 on Valentine's Day--Myth or Fact?  Being curious and having some fun, the makers of EpiPen® did some research on the trends of Valentine's Day and discovered some fun facts and myths.  So, how about this one:  You can experience a life threatening allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) from a kiss--myth or fact?  Check out the … [Read more...]

Helpless? Flying with a Peanut Allergy

Yesterday, Amy Wicker, author of  the Allergy Safe Travel website, launched her short documentary, "More Than an Inconvenience," which highlights the trials of six people with food allergies who have experienced allergic reactions while traveling by air.  At the same time yesterday, she was in Washington DC meeting with airlines representatives, legislators and I believe with  … [Read more...]

Want to Save half a Million Lives?

Tobacco is clearly on my mind, especially since the third actor to play the Marlboro man in those rugged cowboy cigarette ads died this month from lung disease.   Scary but true, half a million Americans die yearly from tobacco related diseases like heart disease, stroke, COPD and cancer.  Crazy but true, cancer is now the number one cancer killer of women in the US!  Check … [Read more...]

The Air I Breathe: Guess Who Got an F?

My beloved Nevada scored two F's in the freshly released State of Tobacco Control 2014 Report!  Ouch.  That one truly hurt.  Now, let's be clear on how extremely biased I am:  I am an officer on the American Lung Association (ALA) Southwest Regional Board and sit on two national committees, plus am past chair of our Reno Leadership board.  Oh ya, I'm seriously biased.  … [Read more...]