Friday, December 18, 2009

Merry Christmas

Has this year flown by for anyone else?  We are officially counting down the days until Christmas and have been working like crazy to get everyone's orders out in a flash. 


While that has meant early mornings, late nights and weekend overtime, everyone here is thrilled to know that all our hard work will pay off with the smiling faces come Christmas Eve and Christmas day. 

From all of us here at Lauren's Hope, we want to wish you a very Merry Christmas and Holiday Blessings!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Allergy Support is There!



If you've recently been diagnosed with a food allergy you're likely to feel a range of emotions. You may find yourself questioning the foods you normally gave little thought to before your diagnosis. Luckily, there are an abundance of allergy support websites designed to help you work through your questions, fears and concerns. 

KidsWithFoodAllergies.org was designed for you to share with your friends, family and community members. Their goal is to help make living with food allergies easier for you and your children. Some of the great resources on KidsWithFoodAllergies.org include: links to online shopping for everything from books and magazines to epinephrine carriers and other helpful gear, allergy-friendly tips, recipes and much more!





Celiac Disease is on the rise these days and one of our Lauren's Hope employees, Cynthia, was recently diagnosed.  Cynthia has had to make some major changes to her diet, like removing anything that contains gluten.  One of the most surprising things she has discovered is that some makeup products, such as lip gloss, contain gluton!  



One of her favorite go-to guides is www.LivingWithout.com magazine.  Their online resource is full of inspirational stories to keep you motivated, the latest medical news and research to keep you informed, and the resources and product information you need to assist you with your special dietary needs.  Here is a link to their fabulous selection of gluton-free recipes:

http://www.livingwithout.com/recipes.html