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Food Allergies? We're Here To Help!

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Allergies?  We Can Help You - Six Tips to improve your quality of life from Harvard Medical School


The Store: Do you want allergy free food from the best of local and international brands?
A quality range of natural and wholefood alternatives has been carefully vetted for the
health conscious and our knowledgeable and friendly staff are happy to assist. More Info


Online: If you can't make it to the store you can shop online 24/7
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The Café: Do you find eating out limiting? 
Everything prepared in our kitchen is organic, vegan, gluten free and refined sugar free -
Wise Cicada is a fantastic option if you are dining allergen free,
you are presented with a large array of freshly made healthy allergy free choices every day. More Info

 

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  1. Always read labels. Today, food labels include important allergy information such as whether any additives contain milk protein 
    or byproducts of wheat, or whether a food was produced in a facility that processes nuts. Still, you need to read every label,
    every time — even if you have purchased the item hundreds of times before. Manufacturers frequently change ingredients
    and an allergen may be part of a new formulation.
  2. Take care when cooking. If everyone in the household isn't following an allergen-free diet, you want to be sure to avoid
    cross-contamination. It's a good idea to have two sets of cooking and eating utensils — one exclusively for the allergic person
    — so that a knife used to cut a peanut butter sandwich isn't inadvertently pressed into service buttering the toast of someone
    who's allergic to peanuts. All dishes and utensils should be thoroughly washed in hot, soapy water between uses.
  3. Dine out defensively. It's wise to let the manager or chef know about your food allergy before you order. People with food
    allergies often carry a chef card — a printed note specifying all the ingredients you are allergic to as well as a request that
    all dishes, utensils, and preparation surfaces be free from traces of that food. You can customize a template of such a card
    on the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network Web site,www.foodallergy.org. Fast food restaurants and
    coffee shops are no exception. Read labels and ask questions before deciding what to eat and drink.
  4. Formulate an action plan. Make a list of steps to take should you accidentally eat the food you are allergic to,
    and carry a printed copy of the plan with you.
  5. Wear a medical ID bracelet. Make sure it lists relevant information about your food allergy.
  6. Always carry your medication, ideally two doses. If your doctor has prescribed emergency medication for you
    (EpiPen or TwinJet) always take it with you and always carry two to be sure you're prepared in case you get into trouble.
    Some people with food allergies also carry antihistamines. Don't leave home without your medications.