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When Celiac is Silent

Some have so few symptoms that they don’t realize gluten is a big problem.

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Allergic Girl’s Death: “Everything Went Wrong”

Sylvain Lefort can’t get the scene out of his mind. It is the evening of September 16, 2010. One moment, he is with other parents, sitting at a desk in a Montreal classroom as his daughter’s Grade 1 teacher reviews how the first few weeks of school have gone. The next, he is racing down […]

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Celiac Diagnosis Changes Boy’s Life

He was the child who fell into strange trances and broke bones like twigs. But today Eamon Murphy is a thriving teenager. Eamon Murphy started out life as an elfin, silent toddler. At 3½ years of age, he began to fall into short trances without warning, his blue eyes unfocused and his mouth moving as […]

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Going Gluten-Free: It’s A Journey

From cheating to missteps on the diet that’s for life.

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All About Wheat Allergy

When you have wheat allergy, your immune system sees it as a dangerous foreign substance and takes action, fighting back with antibodies known as Immunoglobulin E, or IgE.

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Tricks to the Gluten-Free Diet

Here’s a guide to help you sort out what you need to do, from breakfast through to baking and barbecues with friends. No matter how daunting it may seem at the start, following a GF diet can be easy as (gluten-free) pie.    Where does gluten hide? Gluten can be sneaky. Food ingredients such as modified […]

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Celiac Vaccine Aims to Desensitize

A study author says a vaccine is in the works to desensitize celiac patients. The treatment might allow patients to ingest gluten without doing damage to their intestines.

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Toward a Cure for Celiac Disease

From a vaccine to a pill to a wheat sheaf without gluten, Allergic Living explores the exciting research treatment around the world. Building Tolerance Dr. Bob Anderson, a gastroenterologist in Melbourne, Australia, is heading the research on a celiac vaccine. His work focuses on desensitizing patients by injecting them with gluten peptides, amino acids that […]

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Dating with Allergies, a Tricky Business

Their second date was supposed to be a lovely evening in, complete with takeout vegetarian sushi that he was to buy at a place she trusted with her life. The first time they ever met, Lori Medoff, a Montreal optometrist and divorced mother of two, told Kenny Webber, the new man in her life, about […]

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Dating & Allergies 101

For your own health, you can’t be shy about your food allergies or gluten sensitivities. Allergic Living helps you broach the topic, right from the first date. DATE GEAR Always carry emergency medications in a purse or a ‘man bag,’ including at least one auto-injector (the brands EpiPen or Auvi-Q, Allerject) and some Benadryl or  Zyrtec […]

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