Gina Clowes, Patient Expert

Gina is a life coach, speaker, author, and advocate at allergymoms.com. She wrote for HealthCentral as a patient expert for Allergy.

10 Things Your Non-Allergic Child is Thinking

Families of children with food allergies can tell you that, at times, it seems their whole day to day life revolves around accommodating these special needs. More time, money, attention and medical care is spent on these children, yet in many cases, ...
Gina Clowes

Grandparents Guide to Food Allergies

We’ve been told that "It takes a village" to raise a child and that certainly is the case for a child with food allergies. As a grandparent, you naturally want the best for your grandchildren, yet the notion of a life-threatening allergy t...
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10 Food Allergy Myths

A recent study published in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology concluded that "Increased food allergy knowledge among the general public is needed." This is no surprise to those of us who have food allergies or food allergic fami...
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All I Want for Christmas

I’m a glass half-full kind of girl most of the time. But every once in a while, especially around the holidays, this food-filled world of ours gets on my very last nerve, and I want to scream from my roof top: Stop with the cupcakes So just for today...
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Food Allergy Etiquette for Thanksgiving and Holiday Parties

Thanksgiving and other food-focused celebrations can be a challenge for those with food allergies and special dietary needs. Most dishes are made from scratch by cooks who don’t have to think about allergens or cross-contamination on a daily basis. U...
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Protecting Your Child From Food Allergies at Preschool

You’ve gotten through skin testing or blood testing and nailed down the food culprits causing your child to react. You’ve worked through the kinks with neighbors and in-laws, and your hubby remembers the Epi-Pen (almost) every time, and just when you ...
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The Great Peanut Debate

“To ban or not to ban?” That is the question. My answer is yes, and no. Watch me straddle the fence here a little. Yes, peanuts and nuts should be banned from preschool, kindergarten and elementary school classrooms when there is a student with aller...
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