Nightshade Vegetables

Find Out What Vegetables are Classified as Nightshade   Nightshade vegetables are making headlines in recent days. With A-list celebrities touting diets nixing nightshade vegetables, the sudden interest in this group of vegetables is causing curious people to investigate them further. So, what are they?   Nightshade vegetables are common foods populating any local grocery[…]

Warning Signs of an Anaphylactic Reaction

Left untreated, anaphylaxis can be deadly. The first signs may look like typical allergy symptoms. But within 30 minutes, more serious signs appear.  Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction that needs to be treated right away. If you have an anaphylactic reaction, you need an epinephrine (adrenaline) shot as soon as possible, and someone should call[…]

Holiday Foods to Eat in Moderation

Every holiday season brings all the parties, delicious foods, beverages, and treats. Not sure what to avoid? Here’s a look at 10 different holiday foods that you may want to avoid.   Holiday Diet Help Every holiday season brings all the parties, delicious foods, beverages, and treats. It’s fun at first, but as the season wears[…]

Minimize the Risk of Food Poisoning

The year is not yet half over and already there have been seven documented multistate outbreaks of food poisoning. The latest involved eggs in their shells containing salmonella and packaged chopped romaine lettuce contaminated with the especially dangerous “hamburger bug” E. coli O157:H7.     The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the romaine outbreak involved[…]