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Top 5 Gluten-Free Weight Control Tips

While Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga and other celebs embrace the gluten-free diet for weight loss, the truth is: for most people who adopt the diet for celiac disease, the results are quite the opposite. In a 2006 study published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology, a whopping 81 percent of celiacs on the gluten-free diet […]

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Home-SS Celiac Weight

The Skinny on: the Gluten-Free Diet and Your Weight

Miserable – that’s how Christine Auman describes the 12 years of her life before her celiac disease diagnosis. She was bowled over by fatigue, anemia, swollen joints, vitamin D deficiency, heart problems, dental problems and more. “I was passed around from doctor to doctor,” recalls the Doylestown, Pennsylvania mother of two. “Nobody could diagnose me.” […]

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Protein Links Shrimp and Roach Allergies

Inner-city kids who live in homes where there are cockroaches have significantly higher levels of the Immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibody that causes shrimp allergy, according to a study in the October issue of the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. Tropomyosin, the allergenic protein in shrimp, is also found in dust mites, cockroaches and other […]

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Sample Letter to Support New School Epinephrine Act

On November 17, 2011, two U.S. senators introduced proposed legislation that would encourage states to ensure their schools have access to stock epinephrine and training to administer it. You can help get this bill made into law by sending a letter to your senators. A sample letter, prepared by FAAN (the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis […]

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Moderate Drinking May Protect Against Asthma

Those who are moderate imbibers of wine and beer may be staving off asthma. But don’t drink too much!

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Family Angered by Allergic Daughter’s Death at School

A Quebec coroner lays no blame in the death of a 6-year old who died of asthma attack or food reaction at school.

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Jackie Tapes Renew Belief JFK Might Have Had Celiac

Excerpts from newly released audio tapes with Jackie Kennedy fuel the belief that her husband John F. Kennedy suffered symptoms of celiac disease.

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Group Assails Delay in Smog Standards

President Obama has chosen to delay a new National Air Quality Standard for ground level ozone – a move that jeopardizes the health of millions of Americans with asthma and other respiratory conditions.

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New Policy on “May Contain” Labels On Its Way

Health Canada has finally released the findings of its public consultation about “may contain” allergen and gluten warnings.

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Profile: Sports Team Owner Ted Leonsis

Name: Ted Leonsis Job: NBA and NHL team owner, film maker, philanthropist; former Internet executive Allergic to: Peanuts, tree nuts, dust, mold, pollen, pets and more From hanging out with movie stars to schmoozing with international royalty, Ted Leonsis enjoys a pretty glamorous lifestyle. Still, days spent on planes, film sets, galas and sports arenas […]

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