Local First Arizona is hosting its 10th Annual Certified Local Fall Festival on Saturday, November 8, 2014, in downtown Phoenix….
We are nearing the end of the summer and that means it’s time for one of the best culinary affairs in Phoenix!…
It’s Christmas time again, a time for celebrating with loved ones. I pray that you’ll have a Happy Healthy Holiday, filled with love and healthy food!…
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If you’ve purchased my cookbook, “So, What Can I Eat Now?! “, I would love to hear your feedback. Submit your feedback on Amazon.com and your name will be entered in a drawing to win a $25 American Express gift card.
Contest ends July 1, 2011, at 11:59pm.
Contest Rules: Submit your feedback on Amazon.com. After submitting feedback, email email@example.com and indicate the name that you used when you submitted the feedback. For example if you used “healthylady” as your name when you provided the feedback, then you will need to provide that name in the email message. I will then add you to the list that will be used in the drawing for the $25 gift card. The contest will end on at 11:59pm on July 1, 2011. (other restrictions may apply.)
What Are Food Allergies?
Food allergies develop when the body’s immune system reacts to certain foods that are harmless. When this reaction occurs, the body produces antibodies to the food and releases various chemicals in the body, which triggers allergic reactions such as hives, nausea, swelling, difficulty breathing, diarrhea, etc.1, 2 Research indicates that over 12 million Americans suffer with food allergies—2 to 4% are adults and 6 to 8% are children.3, 4 There are many foods that could cause an allergic reaction, but only 8 of them account for over 90% of all food allergies.3, 4 These foods are dairy, soy, eggs, wheat, fish, shellfish, peanuts and tree nuts (such as almonds, cashews, etc.). A food allergy can occur in both children and adults of all ages and races. According to the Center for Disease Control each year hundreds die from food allergies and over 30,000 receive life-saving treatment in emergency rooms due to food induced anaphylaxis (a serious allergic reaction) and 150 deaths annually.2
Unfortunately, today there is no medicine to cure people with food allergies. The best prescription that many doctors give is for the person to avoid all food that they are allergic to. Some sources state that people can grow out of their allergies; however this is not always true for everyone. You cannot look at someone to determine if he or she has a food allergy. So, please be sure to ask first or label the ingredients in foods before serving to people—it could mean life or death.
What are food intolerances?
Food intolerances, unlike food allergies, do not involve the immune system; instead it is a food reaction in the digestive system.
If you have any questions about food substitutions or healthy cooking without dairy, soy, eggs, corn and wheat, ask Rhonda!
The list of places/locations where you can find the latest hottest cookbook on the market is growing! If you do not have this cookbook on your bookshelf, and in your kitchen, then you MUST get it NOW! This book is great for anyone with joint problems due to arthritis, thyroid disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, food allergies, etc.!
Here’s where you can purchase your copy today!
- Rhonda’s Cooking Website (www.rhondascooking.com)
- Changing Hands Bookstore: 6428 S. McClintok Dr., Tempe, AZ 85283 (McClintok/Guadalupe)
- Healthy Habit Health Foods: 6029 N. 7th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85014 (Bethany Home Road/7th St.)
- Urban Tea Loft: 11 W. Boston St., Suite #2, Historic Downtown Chanderl, Chandler, AZ 85225
- Gluten Free Country Store: 3345 S. Val Vista Rd., Ste. 101, Gilbert, AZ 85297
I am always looking for ways to go “green” in the kitchen and cooking in my toaster oven allows me to do just that. Toaster ovens are excellent appliances with multiple usage models—I can warm, defrost, toast and cook all with this one appliance! I especially love using it whenever I want to cook something small or when I want to avoid the extra heat during the summer months. Lately I’ve been using my oven to bake sweet potatoes and my desserts! The price of toaster ovens ranges from $30 – $150 depending on the brand and the features. I have had the same Black and Decker toaster oven for over 8 years and it’s still going strong!
You can purchase these ovens at various places—Amazon.com, department stores and even some grocery stores!
Black & Decker TRO964 Toaster Oven, Stainless Steel
Okay, it truly is time in 2009 to do things differently than you’ve always done. It’s time to stay the course and honor whatever commitments that you have made for 2009 in terms of living a healthier life. It’s time to stop the “lose weight quick diets” only to find that you will gain all of the lost weight back by the next year. Stop the roller coaster weight loss madness and join me and make a commitment to eat healthier and exercise more for 2009. This is truly the best diet that you can ever do in your lifetime! So stop researching the best diet—the water diet or the oatmeal diet or whatever else diet—that can help you lose weight fast, and plan to do something that you and your loved ones can commit to for the long term.
There’s no perfect time to start, you just have to do like Nike says and “Just Do It.” Instead of going to the extreme and eliminating everything, start slow and make small changes to your diet. If you want to join the “It’s Time in ‘09” challenge, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about our programs. For a limited time, we will have several promotional sales.