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How to Communicate Your Dietary Restrictions with Others

It used to be that those who made very specific meal orders in restaurants – asking that certain items be left out of a dish or served on the side – were perceived as picky eaters. These days, awareness of common dietary preferences, restrictions, and allergies is increasing.  At times, people may find it challenging to express their dietary limitations… 

The Difference Between Food Allergy and Food Intolerance

The Food Allergy and Research Education reports that up to 85 million Americans are affected by food allergies and intolerances, roughly 32 million of which are food allergies.   Food allergies and intolerances impact different parts of the body. A food allergy is a medical condition in which exposure to a certain food triggers a harmful response from the immune…