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Food Alerts on your Mobile – great service

October 15, 2009 (FCA)  (, a free online and mobile service, was announced today by Durk  Barnhill, General Manager, TAXI NY. provides critical information and personalized data  management both at home and on-the-go for the nearly 70 million people in the United States and Canada alone suffering from food sensitivities, including food allergies, celiac disease and non-celiac [...]

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Do I have Allergy or Intolerance?

August 7, 2009

In my many years in this industry I have often listened to people’s health problems and symptoms and how they have responded to traditional medical intervention.
If I suggest they may be gluten sensitive, their response to me is often, “Does this mean I have an allergy?”
The answer is “No!”
Gluten sensitivity is not an allergy. It [...]

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Help for food allergy sufferers – GF health link guide

June 30, 2009

People with life-threatening allergies are advised to carry an adreline (Epipen) injection, wear a medic alert bracelet and have an anaphylaxis action plan.
This is downloadable from the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy at
Anaphylaxis Australia provides a lot of useful information on their website, from food recalls and alerts to tips on living [...]

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Celiac, Coeliac and Food Allergies explained

June 23, 2009

What’s the difference between an intolerance and an allergy?
A food intolerance is quite different from a food allergy. Intolerance is a diverse reaction to a food that does not involve the immune system. Lactose intolerance is a good example, where sufferers lack the enzyme needed to digest the lactose in milk and some milk products.
Symptoms [...]

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Cure worse than the problem – Gluten and skin diseases 3

May 19, 2009

David began to develop tiny water blisters, which burst and left scabs.
Because he had been working long hours in a stressful job, his family doctor initially diagnosed stress related psoriasis.
The condition did not clear up.
For 18 years, David endured the problem, with only periodic, short-term relief.
One doctor prescribed a corticosteroid cream. This, however, was a [...]

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A 5-year+ problem – Gluten and skin diseases 2

May 12, 2009

Continuing my previous post about the relation gluten – skin disease – celiac
During the year he was exchange student in Germany, Eric ate a lot of bread and pastry. Shortly after he returned to Australia, he developed a small purple blister on his right buttock.
Within a year, the rash grew to include his other buttock [...]

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Gluten and skin diseases 1

May 5, 2009

What is worse than an itch?

Well, a lot of things.
But to someone who has a rash that won’t go away, an itch is unbearable, especially if it spreads and refuses to respond to ‘normal’ lotions, ointments, or even steroids.
Let’s examine gluten sensitivity and how it expresses itself in skin disorders, often masquerading as other more [...]

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Best on Celiac/Coeliac Disease and Gluten Free Posts of the week 4 | April

April 23, 2009

There are many good people online writing about Gluten Free and health, Coeliac and Celiac disease and symptoms related to the disease.
This is one more of my weekly posts about articles I’ve been reading and I think are worth your time to read.

B Vitamin Supplements Benefit Celiac Patients
B vitamin supplements reduce the risk of developing [...]

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Is food intolerance the same thing as a food allergy?

April 14, 2009

A person who suffers a food intolerance is not allergic to that particular food.
However, some people, particularly children, are allergic to certain foods.
Common culprits include:

milks products

When someone eats a food to which he or she is allergic, there’s usually a fairly swift and obvious response. Allergic reactions can be caused [...]

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