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Why Food Allergies Are Like Volcanoes

I received a compliment last week when a customer mentioned that they appreciated that I tried to focus on the positive food aspects of food allergy in my blogs, tweets and posts because they were tired of hearing the negative so often.  Yippee, a gal after my own heart! It’s not that I don’t acknowledge the down sides of being a food allergy family.  It’s a fact I’m reminded of every day simply by living the life that is our “normal”.  Everything

Is Your Emergency Kit Prepared?

Typhoon Haiyan has dominated the news over the last 2 weeks and rightly so.  With thousands of people killed, millions displaced and remote communities just now seeing their first help after 12 days, it is a natural disaster of enormous proportions.  And while people scramble all over the world to raise funds and send aid, the need is still dire with thousands more at risk as they go without food, water and sanitation. Unfortunately, it takes events such as this

Free Information at the Gluten Free Summit

The Gluten Free Summit is a weeklong online event from November 11-17 that is put on by thedr.com.  Signing up for the Summit is free but each day the webinars are only available for free for 24 hours Today, well known gluten expert, Dr. Alessio Fasano had a 1 hour webinar that blew me away.  Although I have seen him speak live 3 times, I’m amazed by how much more is new in research about both Celiac and non-Celiac gluten

Gluten Free Oatmeal Cups 25% Off Now

Warm days are settling into cold mornings and so it’s the perfect time to enjoy Libre Naturals’  oatmeal cups.  Available in 4 flavors in the USA under the Nonuttin’ brand: Daily Hug (apples and cinnamon) Pacific Coast Morning (blueberries and cranberries) Sunny Start (raw sunflower seeds, cranberries and raisins) Morning Mojo (raw sunflower seeds, apples, blueberries and cinnamon) And in 5 flavours in Canada under the Dlish Eatz brand: An Apple a Day (apples and cinnamon) Blue Eyed Berry (blueberries and cranberries)

Are You Waiting to Administer Epinephrine During Anaphylaxis?

A new study by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation has shown that anaphylaxis (life threatening allergic reaction) is more common than previously thought.  Rates thought to be about 1 in 50 (1.6%) Americans could be closer to 1 in 20 (5.1%). What has also come to light in this study is that the vast majority of those experiencing anaphylaxis were unprepared for proper treatment with only 11% of reactions getting epinephrine for treatment.  Given that immediate epinephrine is the treatment standard,

Could You Have Oral Allergy Syndrome?

I’ve been struck recently by how many people have mentioned being allergic to a plethora of raw fruits and vegetables.  My ears perk up when I hear that people mention that it’s only a problem with raw foods and often mention apple skins. What many people don’t realize is that they may have a condition called Oral Allergy Syndrome.  Similar in so many ways to food allergies, Oral Allergy Syndrome is often misdiagnosed as food allergies yet it is different in a

Exclusive Coupon for 10% Off

At Libre Naturals, we love our loyal supporters and one way to say thanks is to offer exclusive deals that never show on the website. Until October 31, 2013, use coupon code EXOCT10 to receive a 10% discount on all food products (gift certificates excluded).  This exclusive coupon code is in addition to any sales already advertised on the site but may not be used in conjunction with any other coupon.  You must be a registered user and logged in to apply

Top 5 Reasons to Attend a Gluten Free/Allergy Friendly Expo

I attend a lot of Gluten and/or Allergy Free Expos and every time I go, either as a vendor or as a consumer, I always get something good out of attending. Here’s why you should consider attending one in your area: 1. You’re Newly Diagnosed: Overwhelmed, having a hard time knowing what’s correct information on the internet or where you should start? Expos always have a roster of great speakers who can help demystify the new world you’re entering whether

October Product Feature: Nonuttin’ Gluten Free Granola Pouches 20% Off

Enjoy Libre Naturals’ best selling Nonuttin’ brand natural granola pouches at 20% off for the month of October.  Each mouth-watering flavor is handcrafted in small batches to bring out the best taste.  And because they are unbaked, you can enjoy Nonuttin’ granola on its own, with your favorite yogurt or as a topping for apple crisp without scraping your mouth like other granolas do. While you enjoy the great taste and savings, you can take comfort in the fact that every

Back to School with Food Allergies

Although I have been banned from mentioning “Back to School” by my daughter, it is that time of year.  And with it comes the anxiety of sending your food allergic child to a new year and new classroom.  Try to get a handle on it now with our Top 10 Back to School Tips located on our new Children and Teens with Food Allergies Education Page:  http://librenaturals.com/teens-children-allergies-celiac-USA/ Alana Elliott is the Founder and President of Libre Naturals (formerly Nonuttin’ Foods),

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