“Survival Guide” Serves as Key Resource for Food Allergy and Intolerance Community

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October 2010 – With the recent proliferation of gluten-free and allergy-friendly products in stores, bakeries and restaurants, those with food allergies no longer are stuck standing in the grocery aisle with little or no packaged food options. Now that over 4% of Americans are suffering from food allergies, the public is gathering an increased awareness of these food sensitivities. Enjoy Life Foods is doing its part to
further educate the public with their newly revised “Survival Guide.” This Guide contains tips, hints, and what to look out for when dealing with food allergies, especially the top 8 foods that account for 90% of all food allergies in the United States.

Titled Enjoying Life & Eating Safely, this “Survival Guide” provides key information and resources to those unfamiliar with eating gluten-free, especially those newly diagnosed with Celiac Disease or food allergies. Apart from the resources and the important facts of celiac disease, food allergies, food intolerances, and autism, the survival guide offers several lifestyle tips, ranging from how to read and properly understand food labels when grocery shopping to finding appropriate substitutes for products that may contain gluten or the top 8 allergens.

There is an estimated 3 million people in the U.S. dealing with Celiac Disease, with many more whom remain undiagnosed. When they are diagnosed, it can be frustrating on where to turn due to the minimal amount of resources that are currently available. The Survival Guide will help to ensure that those newly diagnosed with a gluten intolerance or food allergy has a roadmap as to how to proceed in living a normal and healthy life.

Additionally, Enjoy Life took the extra step of creating an online version of the Survival Guide, which is now available at www.enjoylifefoods.com/survivalguide. The online version also delves into the additional the 3 additional food allergies that make up the top 10 list in Canada. Enjoy Life Foods is also active on Facebook and Twitter, allowing users to openly share tips, successes, and obstacles in dealing with food allergies. With the Survival Guide, those living with food allergies, Celiac Disease and other intolerances no longer need to face a problem of limited resources, and are simply able to “enjoy life.”

About Enjoy Life Foods
Enjoy Life Foods, founded in 2001, makes great-tasting allergy-friendly foods that most everyone can eat freely. The Company launched in 2002 with a broad product line that is free of the eight most common allergens (NO: wheat, dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, egg, soy, fish or shellfish) and all products are gluten-free. Today, the Company offers 26 products available in natural food and conventional grocery stores throughout the United States and Canada. To find stores nearest you, visit the store locator found on www.enjoylifefoods.com.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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