Got a Question About Food Allergies? Ask Dr. Lucy on Facebook-Giveaway

If your family has concerns about food allergies, even simple things can become more complicated. While many companies have followed a trend of offering peanut-free products for school lunches, what about the child that is allergic to something other than peanuts? My almost five-year-old niece is allergic to wheat and cashews and I’m sure that she’ll have some challenges when she starts kindergarten this fall because of that.

lucy's cookies assortmentLast year I had the chance to try the scrumptious crunchy cookies from Lucy’s Cookies. These tasty gluten free cookies come in seven delicious flavours and are vegan, all natural and contain no peanut or tree nuts, making them the perfect snack for school lunches or for families with a history of food allergies. And if you want to learn more, Dr. Lucy wants to help!

On May 23, 2012 at 11am EST, the creator of Dr. Lucy’s Cookies, MD Dr. Lucy, will be holding a Facebook Q&A session and fans can ask any questions they have about the cookies, the company, food allergies, gluten-free diets, food trends or anything else that they want to know about! So whether you’ve been wondering what inspired Dr. Lucy to create these delicious cookies or you’re wondering exactly what “allergen free” means, MD Dr. Lucy will be standing by to offer her expertise!

dr. lucy gibneyAnd so that you can see how tasty gluten free, allergen free treats can be, Dr. Lucy’s Cookies is offering one lucky Mommy Kat and Kids reader a prize pack containing five boxes of Lucy’s Cookies, a $30 value! To enter to win, just leave a blog comment about a question you’d like to ask MD Dr. Lucy!

Food allergies add extra challenges to meal and snack preparation but great products like Dr. Lucy’s Cookies can help to make snack time easier for kids and adults alike. Why not give them a try and if you have any questions about the cookies or food allergies in general, don’t forget to visit the Lucy’s Cookies Facebook page May 23 at 11am EST to get an answer from Dr. Lucy herself!
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86 thoughts on “Got a Question About Food Allergies? Ask Dr. Lucy on Facebook-Giveaway”

  1. If one has allergies to gluten is this disease passed to the children in their genes?

  2. Belinda McNabb

    Can allergies occur as you age. When I was a kid nothing bothered me but now that I have reached my 40’s I get symptoms in the spring/summer now

  3. Is it possible to be allergic to stress?

    When I was a paralegal (over the course of 10 years) I had these unexplained full-body reactions where my skin would flush bright red, starting with my face, inside elbows, back of knees etc. then eventually spreading everywhere leaving me bright red, really itchy and with quite a few hives all over my body. The first time it happened I was on my way to the doctor anyway (my last appointment as he was retiring and had been my GP for 28 years, hence the stress question! ;) ) so they gave me a shot of benadryl and after a while that hadn’t brought it under control so they gave me an adrenaline injection and eventually it started to calm down, but it took quite a while. This reaction happened 4-5 times over the years, but on subsequent times I quickly recognized it and took benadryl which seemed to prevent it from getting as bad as it had the first time. I used benadryl topical cream too, the last time, and that was very helpful.

    It’s just a bit disconcerting to not know what caused it, but I don’t freak out when it happens anymore, so that’s a plus! I’ve had allergy tests in the past and showed no food allergies. I have a bit of an intolerance to celery at times and the allergist said this might be because celery allergies are somehow related to the birch pollen allergy I definitely have. Along with birch, I’m allergic to various other environmentals – dust, grasses, ragweed – my allergies to cats & rabbits are insanely bad. Oh, and I’m allergic to most metal jewellery, but I never wear any so I don’t think that could explain the weird reaction…

    I didn’t mean for that to be so long and rambly! ;)

  4. I have had the gamut of allergy tests carried out by an allergy specialist. Nothing showed up. 3 months later I reacted very severely to nickle. How can than happen?

  5. I have a dumb question… If someone is allergic to eggs. Is it just the yolk, the egg whites, or the whole egg. I have a friend’s son who is allergic to eggs and wasn’t sure what he can eat if I make him something.

  6. Have you heard of any new tests being developed for diagnosing food sensitivities / intolerances? I’m sensitive to something (dairy is one and I’m suspecting fruit and coffee as others) but all my blood tests come out good! It is so frustrating trying to figure out what it is that’s the underlying problem. I’m having trouble cutting things out completely as everything is always in front of me! Any tips?

  7. Could an allergic reaction that seems to be connected to a specific food actually be a reaction to a chemical(s) in the food or involved in the processing and not an actual allergy to the food itself?

  8. I have a daughter who has a severe peanut allergy, and we’ve been advised to keep all nuts away from her. We do check ingredient labels on all products, to avoid nuts. Obviously, granola bars and cookies, etc., are foods that we were not surprised to find them in, but we also found peanut oil in a soup mix once, where we had never even suspected it would be. So I was wondering: what are the kinds of products that nuts are commonly hiding in?

    ~ Raylene

  9. Is there common food allergies that go along with each other or with certain other allergies. We have eczema and psoriasis in our family, perfume, cat, scented product allergies. As well my husband does not do well on pork, sometimes dairy and I have gone off gluten (will be going for blood work soon to test for allergy). My daughter had a rice intolerance as infant but outgrew it. We know suspect she has a latex allergy and I read that people with latex allergy can also be allergic to some things like kiwi and other foods I don’t remember. So far my son has shown no food issues.

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