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Signs and Symptoms of Allergy

Symptoms of Allergy People with allergies, whether it’s to food, stinging insects, or medications, can be at risk of severe symptoms. Not all people will have all symptoms, and they will vary based on what you’re allergic to. Additionally, each exposure could bring on different symptoms. The Range of Symptoms -Tingling in the mouth -Swelling […]

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Currents Fall 2010

This new asthma and allergy publication is produced by the Canadian Network for Respiratory Care in conjunction with Allergic Living magazine. Subscribers to Allergic Living will receive each quarterly issue in the magazine with their subscription. The CNRC and Allergic Living thank GlaxoSmithKline for an educational grant in support of this consumer health publication.

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At Last, Good Gluten-free Baking

I learned to bake from my mother. She’d get me to retrieve the heavy bag of white flour and heave it up on the counter. Then I watched her mix that flour with butter and sugar, milk and baking powder, into cookies or pies. As I grew older, I became the baker. The flour flew […]

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I’ve Grown Up About These Allergies

Remember when a peanut allergy was The Peanut Allergy? When it was so nouveau, so under-understood, we’d speak about it like it was The Plague or some dreadful affliction that only happens in other people’s families? When my older son Lucas was first diagnosed with multiple food allergies (including The Peanut) six years ago, we […]

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Currents Summer 2010

This new asthma and allergy publication is produced by the Canadian Network for Respiratory Care in conjunction with Allergic Living magazine. Subscribers to Allergic Living will receive each quarterly issue in the magazine with their subscription. The CNRC and Allergic Living thank GlaxoSmithKline for an educational grant in support of this consumer health publication.

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Currents Spring 2010

This new asthma and allergy publication is produced by the Canadian Network for Respiratory Care in conjunction with Allergic Living magazine. Subscribers to Allergic Living will receive each quarterly issue in the magazine with their subscription. The CNRC and Allergic Living thank GlaxoSmithKline for an educational grant in support of this consumer health publication.

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Perfect Gluten-Free Pie Crust

With celiac disease, I thought I’d never eat pie again. Now, I’m sharing my carefully weighed, gluten-free pie crust recipe. We just never know what sweet things life will bring. Makes one double-crust 9-inch pie (or two single-crust pies) Ingredients 5 oz (142 g) almond flour (not almond meal) 2 oz (57 g) gluten-free oat […]

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His Asthma Needs Action

Samantha Yaffe’s frank take on motherhood with allergies Our allergic journey is anything but predictable. But until last week, I was relatively confident with my system for allergy management, and the second nature of my vigilance. As it goes, every person who looks after Lucas gets my thorough EpiPen tutorial and a line-by-line explanation of […]

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The Allergic Parent Coach

Samantha Yaffe’s frank take on motherhood with allergies Last year, out of nowhere, Lucas started to complain about wearing his EpiPen to school. Until that point he’d been pretty cooperative about it, choosing instead to grumble about bedtime, mealtime, Wii time, his little brother, the fact that our living room is not a basketball court […]

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Not All About the Peanut

Samantha Yaffe’s frank take on motherhood with allergies When Lucas was about 3, I had him enrolled two afternoons a week in this cute little neighbourhood program. On account of his allergies, the kind people in charge declared the space peanut- and nut-free, directly informing each parent (or nanny) to send only nut-free snacks for […]

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