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Europe weighs strict limits on several allergens in fragrances, a move that could impact famous brands and shoppers around the globe. The fragrance makers, of course, are hopping (and spritzing) mad. In a case of allergy vs. Goliath, who will win?
The sign on Joyce Miller’s office door reads: “Please do not wear scented products near this office. Chemicals in scented products can trigger serious health reactions in people with asthma and other sensitivities. I am one of them. Thank you for your consideration!” A librarian in upstate New York, Miller admits that it took some […]
The protein that plagues those with celiac disease can greatly impact brain function. The range of symptoms is huge: from fogginess and inattention to actual damage seen on scans.
Doctors say you have to ingest gluten from cosmetics to get symptoms. The question is: does this happen more often than we know? Remember that first heady discovery of makeup? The memories flash back like a psychedelic slideshow: pastel lip gloss, electric blue mascara, hot pink blush and black kohl eyeliner that, intemperately applied, made […]
From Allergic Living’s magazine Fall 2012 issue. IT WAS the itch that wouldn’t quit. Melinda Dennis had developed a painful skin rash that turned out to be dermatitis herpetiformis, a sure sign of celiac disease. But this was 1990 and back then so little was known about celiac disease and its symptoms that Dennis thought she’d […]
A scientist sets out to prove that gluten and a leaky gut may be causing 20 percent of autism disorders.
It sounds like celiac disease and it feels like celiac disease – but it’s not. Physicians are now being advised to consider symptoms such as stomach bloat, fatigue and muscle and joint pain when diagnosing non-celiac gluten sensitivity, a relatively new condition on the spectrum of gluten-related disorders. “There is tremendous confusion when it comes […]
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 […]