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Gina Clowes

Lesley U. Decision: A Victory for Allergy, Celiac Access

By Gina Clowes

A settlement quietly reached between Lesley University in Massachusetts and the Department of Justice in December 2012 was big news, with monumental implications. The agreement has laid the foundation for establishing the rights of Americans with food allergy and celiac disease. Here’s how the settlement came about. A number of students initiated a lawsuit against …

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Gina Clowes

Allergy Moms: Let’s Resolve to Stress Less and Schedule in Real Life

By Gina Clowes

The new year’s arrival gives us the perfect opportunity to create a life that we love. Our kids only grow up once, and as overwhelming as food allergies can be, we don’t want their whole lives to revolve around their medical condition. To find room in life for the things that really matter, we often …

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Gwen Smith

Milk Oral Immunotherapy Not Lasting

By Gwen Smith

The staying power of OIT (oral immunotherapy) for milk allergy has been called into question with the results of a 5-year followup of test subjects.

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Gwen Smith

Spring 13 Issue Is Going to Be Good!

By Gwen Smith

Feb. 11, 2013 – We’re deep into editing and layouts here at Allergic Living on the Spring 2013 edition of the magazine, so I thought I’d let our followers know what we’re working on. For our cover article, writer Carolyn Black has an incredibly insightful article on the impact on some marriages of the day-to-day …

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Shelley Case, RD

Will a Small Amount of Gluten Be Harmful?

By Shelley Case, RD

Q. How closely do I need to follow the gluten-free diet? Will a little bit of gluten harm me? Shelley Case, RD: The only treatment for celiac disease is a strict gluten-free diet for life. Eliminating gluten will allow the villi  in the small intestine to heal, resulting in improved absorption of nutrients. Over time, …

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Gwen Smith

Getting Life Back

By Gwen Smith

I have been there – to the place where you think your allergic life is unlivable. On a trip to Florida a couple of years ago, I got off the plane having a reaction to something. Who knows exactly what; I’d eaten only my own food, but hadn’t wiped down my seating area. Had a …

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Gwen Smith

The Lobby That Took the Cake

By Gwen Smith

Hats off to the organizers of 1 in 133, the Gluten-Free Food Labeling Summit. In a matter of weeks, John Forberger, the tweeting, gluten-free triathlete (@GlutenFreeTri) and Jules Shepard (@JulesGlutenFree) managed to gather hundreds of supporters together in Washington for the impressive May 4 summit. The purpose? To send the message to the Food and …

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