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Lactose Intolerance

What is lactose intolerance? Lactose intolerance results from not being able to digest lactose, a sugar found in milk. This is due to the absence of lactase, the digestive enzyme that breaks down lactose. Lactose intolerance is more common in adulthood and adolescence than childhood. People with lactose intolerance may […]

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Gluten Intolerance

Gluten is the general name for a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye. Gluten-containing foods can be part of a healthful, balanced diet; however, some people may suffer from conditions that may require elimination of gluten from the diet. There are three common medical conditions associated with gluten that […]

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Allergen-Free Packed Lunch Ideas

Packed lunches are a healthy and affordable alternative to dining out. They are also an easy way to avoid cross-contamination that can accidentally happen at cafeterias and restaurants. Though not all brown bagged staples are appropriate for all allergies, below are some suggestions for accommodating specific allergies by making substitutions […]