Introducing: Diet & Allergy Concierge (LA)

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Our relationship with food is changing.

Currently there are:

  • 15 million people with food allergies [1]
  • 3 million people with celiacs [2]
  • 18 million people with gluten sensitivity [3]
  • 35 million vegetarians and 1.6 million vegans [4]

Food allergies have been increasing in the past two decades. Only 11 years ago our government mandated labels in grocery stores that allowed consumers with food allergies to better understand what they were eating [2]. Now people are generally more aware of gluten sensitivity and auto-immune diseases that may be helped with proper diet. More recently, diet has permeated popular culture with dietitians and health gurus flouting paleo and ketogenic diets to fitness focused and biohacking communities.

But there has also been pushback against optimizing macronutrients and the reductionist tendencies of the science community. As such, a whole-food-plant-based movement has sprung up around figures like Michael Pollan and vegetarianism (or at least flexitarianism) is on the rise. Undoubtedly, the gap widens between what individuals can eat.

Our mission is to ameliorate this gap by providing personalized recommendations on specific food items, and presenting this as quickly, beautifully, and simply as possible. With that said,

Today we are releasing a free-of-service diet & allergy concierge service in Los Angeles.

How it works

We are manning the phones and doing the research to find you the best recommendations for your diet or allergy. We’ll make calls to the restaurants asking about cross contamination in the food prep area, casein in the soy cheese, or whatever else we need to know to find the food that best fits your lifestyle. Of course we already have a head start with detailed dietary information on over 12,000 items in the Los Angeles area. Hope to talk to you soon!


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References

[1] Foodallergy.org

[2] The Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act passed into legislation in 2006. Source.

[3] Beyondceliac.org

[4] Faunalytics Study of Current and Former Vegetarians and Vegans, 2016.