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FDA’s Advice to Consumers on Peanut in Cumin

The FDA is advising people who are highly allergic to peanuts to consider avoiding products that contain ground cumin or cumin powder.

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A Fatal Night Out – as New EU Allergy Rules Take Effect

Shahida Shahid, 18, informed restaurant staff of her severe food allergies and they assured her that her meal was safe.

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What’s in $24 Million? The Gift of Hope for Food Allergy

Speechless! Awesome!!!! My family is so grateful to you – God bless your generous heart! THANK YOU Sean Parker. Amazing!!! Many blessings to you and your family!!! I love this man!! (Sample comments from Allergic Living’s Facebook page.) On December 17, the food allergy community used up its quota of exclamation marks to thank tech […]

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Tech Mogul Sean Parker Pledges $24 Million to Find Allergy Cure

Parker and Dr. Kari Nadeau are aiming for a therapy that takes only one or two treatments, retrains the immune system – and lasts.

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Allergist Calls for Change After Saving Girl’s Life During In-Flight Reaction

MD says it’s time for on-board allergy precautions.

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Babies’ Skin Exposure Linked to Peanut Allergy

Study finds exposure on the skin can sensitize infants to peanut – before they’ve even had a taste of it.

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Jennifer Esposito’s Incredible Journey with Celiac Disease

We’ve seen her acting chops in many roles – from the movie Crash to the TV shows Blue Bloods and the former Spin City. But now we’re getting to know Jennifer Esposito in close-up, as a member of the celiac disease community. After many years of doctor visits and symptoms from stomachaches to frightening panic […]

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Finding Food Allergy Hope: Q&A with Natalie Giorgi’s Parents

Natalie Giorgi Posted July 2014 – A year ago this month, Natalie Giorgi tragically died of an anaphylactic reaction to peanut. Her family and friends have been devastated – and her death caused an outpouring of sympathy in the food allergy community across North America. Everyone with a child at risk of anaphylaxis could relate […]

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The Gluten-Free Diet Deserves Respect

June 2014 – By now, we likely all know someone who has taken up the gluten-free diet just to “feel better” or “lose weight”, or for various unspecified reasons. This is baffling to those with celiac disease or food allergies or gluten sensitivity. When you live with food restrictions or else – you really don’t relate to food fads. I […]

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Asthma & Yoga

The Verdict on Yoga for Asthma

Asthma and yoga may seem like a match made in heaven: one is a disease that causes inflammation and constricts airflow; the other is a physical discipline that employs deep, serene breathing. But does this mean regular yoga will help to reduce asthma symptoms?

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