About Us

Smile Foods is the Official Food Intolerance Website.  Established in 2009, our mission is to bring food intolerance to the forefront through media, education, and food demonstration.  Food Intolerance affects Millions of people worldwide, yet many people are unaware that they are intolerant to certain foods and ingredients, causing them to get ill after consuming offending foods.  People often confuse food intolerance with food allergies.

What’s the difference between a food intolerance and food allergy?

Answers from James T C Li, M.D., Ph.D.

Food reactions are common, but most are caused by a food intolerance rather than a food allergy. A food intolerance can cause some of the same signs and symptoms as a food allergy, so people often confuse the two.

Food Intolerance Diagram

Food Intolerance Diagram

A true food allergy causes an immune system reaction that affects numerous organs in the body. It can cause a range of symptoms. In some cases, an allergic food reaction can be severe or life-threatening. In contrast, food intolerance symptoms are generally less serious and are limited to digestive problems.

If you have a food allergy, even a tiny amount of the offending food can cause an immediate, severe reaction. Digestive signs and symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, cramping and diarrhea. Other signs and symptoms can include a tingling mouth, hives, and swelling of the lips, face, tongue and throat. A life-threatening allergic reaction known as anaphylaxis can cause breathing trouble and dangerously low blood pressure. If you have a food allerg

y, you’ll need to avoid the offending food entirely.

Food intolerance symptoms generally come on gradually and don’t involve an immune system reaction. If you have a food intolerance, you may be able to eat small amounts of the offending food without trouble. You may also be able to take steps that help prevent a reaction. For example, if you have lactose intolerance, you may be able to drink lactose-free milk or take lactase enzyme pills that aid digestion (such as Lactaid).

Causes of food intolerance include:

  • Absence of an enzyme needed to fully digest a food. Lactose intolerance is a common example.
  • Irritable bowel syndrome. This chronic condition can cause cramping, constipation and diarrhea.
  • Food poisoning. Toxins such as bacteria in spoiled food can cause severe digestive symptoms.
  • Sensitivity to food additives. For example, sulfites used to preserve dried fruit, canned goods and wine can trigger asthma attacks in sensitive people.
  • Recurring stress or psychological factors. Sometimes the mere thought of a food may make you sick. The reason is not fully understood.
  • Celiac disease. Celiac disease has some features of a true food allergy because it does involve the immune system. However, symptoms are mostly gastrointestinal, and people with celiac disease are not at risk of anaphylaxis. This chronic digestive condition is triggered by eating gluten, a protein found in wheat and other grains.

 

  • Established in 2009.
  • Founder: Ina Agwada seen here (middle) with Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval, and Las Vegas Mayor Caroline Goodman.  Ina Agwada is an expert on Food Intolerance and available for speaking engagements, presentations include
  • Food Intolerance, Fitness, Kids Fit, Celiac Disease, How to make your home Gluten free, Shrink Obesity project

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Smile Foods is an award winning food manufacturing company. We are located in Nevada. There is a demand for competitively priced, high-quality gluten free food and food intolerance products. As a state-of-the-art regional commercial mill, Smile Foods provides locally manufactured, superior quality and competitively-priced Teff grain, flour, and snacks.

Gluten Free food is generally not available to most of the Celiac, Diabetic, & food intolerant populations, especially those in emerging countries, and as a new health food source, Smile Foods will contribute important health benefits to a significant portion of the food industry.

Smile Foods is ideal for people with Celiac, Diabetes, Cancer patients, Patients on Doctor Restricted Diets, Children and Adults with Food Allergies, and Health Conscious Consumers.

We understand the dangers Celiacs, Diabetics and people with food allergies and autoimmune disorders face. We strive to ensure that our food is free of contaminants, and that you have a great dining experience every time you eat Smile Food products.

Smile Foods is a food intolerance manufacturer and flour milling company. We have since expanded to farming, where we grow gluten free grains, and a variety of fresh vegetables.

We are located in Nevada. Our goal is to help fill the demand for competitively priced, high-quality gluten free food. As a state-of-the-art regional commercial mill, Smile Foods provides locally manufactured, superior quality and competitively-priced Teff grain, flour, cereals, baby food, beverages and snacks that is also allergen free and free of wheat and nuts.

Good tasting Gluten Free food is generally not available to most of the Celiac, Diabetic, & food intolerant populations, especially those in emerging countries, and as a new health food source, Smile Foods will contribute important health benefits to a significant portion of the food industry.

Smile Foods assures that people with Celiac, Diabetes, Cancer patients, Patients on Doctor Restricted Diets, Children and Adults with Food Allergies, other autoimmune disorders as well as Health Conscious Consumers have unlimited food choices and safe ingredients in which to choose from.

Through R&D we study the effects of substandard food, and our food scientists, and chefs are hard at work. Through our research we embarked on food intolerance, a leading cause of Celiac Disease, a medical condition effecting 30 millions Americans and 300 Million people worldwide. We discovered most people are unaware that they suffer from Celiac disease.

We are aware that you must be very selective of what you eat, yet taste is very important. Your choice of food is critical, and can affect your entire life, including your health, income and behavior. Smile Foods takes extraordinary measures to secure our products. Our crops are wheat and nut free.

HERE ARE A FEW OF THE PRECAUTIONS WE TAKE TO ENSURE YOUR FOOD IS SAFE:

WORK UNIFORMS:

Our work uniforms protect the food from coming in contact with workers who may have contact with wheat or other contaminants. Our staff wears hair nets, gloves, shoe covers, and other protective garments, so as not to come in contact with the food.

WAREHOUSE:

Our food processing plant and equipment is cleaned by professionals who use safe cleaning supplies. Our quality control team inspects the packaging constantly to avoid any cross contamination.

FOOD:

Our food is carefully packaged in eco-friendly containers, and sealed immediately after preparation, again to prevent any cross contamination.

R&D:

We are always researching ways to make and develop safer, better products Take great pride in providing you with the best is our goal. We believe the only way to ensure that you are completely satisfied is to work with you, listen to your comments, conduct taste test, and constantly review our business model.