Food allergies are a hot topic in both the human and pet realms. These days, we all seem to be all hypervigilant about what type of food we put in our bodies. Naturally, I see many pet owners who desire to use the same diligence when it comes to maki... Read more
While scientists don’t completely understand why allergies develop, they do believe that a combination of things create the immune system confusion, from genetic predisposition to environmental factors.
There are two main categories of ris... Read more
Every season of the year brings new obstacles to allergy sufferers. Whether you suffer from seasonal allergies (such as sensitivity to pollen in the spring or mold in the fall), or allergies that are a nuisance in every season (like pet dander and du... Read more
Environmental allergies are one of the most common and frustrating issues I see pet owners dealing with today. Recent studies estimate that skin- or allergy-related issues account for up to 40 percent of all veterinary visits. Not only are allergies... Read more
You love animals—but whenever you go near them, your eyes water up, your throat itches, and your skin breaks out in hives. What a cruel, cruel joke for any dog or cat lover! Even if you don't share your home with a pet, it can be diff... Read more
I tried SparkPeople before, and didn't stay very long because I still couldn't lose weight. Now, a year later, I am back looking for better results. I know quite a few foods I can no longer eat, and am hoping that will give me a better... Read more
I have G6PD deficiency which basically means no beans or legumes. So alot of filling meals are off the table for me. I also have trouble with the spark meal plan because of it. Any suggestions of other filling things to eat.... Read more
If you or your children have nut allergies and cannot use peanut butter or other nut butters, give SunButter a try. Unlike Soy butter (yuck), it tastes just like peanut butter. It is made from sunflower seeds I use it in recipes that call for peanut... Read more
I recently found this product which is fantastic if you have a nut allergy - "Wow tastes just like peanut butter". I bought it for my son and I really can't tell the difference from the real thing! It is made from soy and you can google that and fi... Read more
With the massive peanut butter recall going on, we thought it would be a great time to explore some of the alternatives out there. I've seen other food bloggers rave about Barney Butter, so we requested some to try. Barney Butter is an almond butter... Read more
Eating healthier can be hard enough for us adults, but when our kids want those fun and colorful packaged foods that are low in nutrition and high in calories, it can be hard to say no to them (and keep our own fingers out of the box once it arrives... Read more
I just have to pass along this new "food tricks" I had in my mailbox today. I don't know about you..but I need all the helpI can get to control calories, cravings, and appetite...(you can read them for yourself)...but I just have to use this as m... Read more
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