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Allergic Living’s 2011 Holiday Gift Guide

Cool ideas for the allergic or GF person on your list!

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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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Interview with Cybele Pascal, Cookbook Author

Baking at Its Best From the Spring 2010 edition of Allergic Living Allergic Living gives two thumbs way up for Cybele Pascal’s The Allergen-Free Baker’s Handbook. Pascal had all the right ingredients take on her second cookbook: an accomplished home chef, she earned her stripes in restaurant kitchens, and she lives with multiple allergies in her […]

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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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Q&A: Is There A ‘Safe Level’ for Peanut in Foods?

Allergic Living magazine is closely following scientific investigations of whether it’s possible to identify a “safe level” of peanut in manufactured foods. Editor Gwen Smith wrote a feature article on this controversial topic in the Winter 11-12 issue of the magazine. Following are some key points from her interview with lead investigators Dr. Steve Taylor […]

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Mall’s Allergy-Safe Halloween Event A Huge Hit

When I heard that our local mall puts on holiday kids’ events throughout the year, I was excited. So was my son, Nolan. In the spring of 2010, I packed Nolan in the car and headed to Place D’Orleans mall Easter event. It started off great – we even ran into friends, and the two boys were […]

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Allergy FAQ

Food Allergy Anaphylaxis and Asthma Stinging Insects Asthma Q. What is a food allergy? A. A food allergy occurs when a person with an inherited tendency to allergy fails to develop a normal tolerance to usually harmless proteins, such as those found in peanut or milk. Instead, that person’s immune system identifies this food as […]

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9 Things About Food Allergy You Might Not Know

What constitutes a “severe” allergic reaction? How does epinephrine actually work? Can you use an expired auto-injector in an emergency? Allergic Living asked Dr. Phil Lieberman, clinical professor of medicine and pediatrics at the University of Tennessee’s College of Medicine (and father and grandfather to food-allergic children), for answers to nine food allergy questions you’ve […]

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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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Dr. Ruchi Gupta

Expert Q&A: 1 in 13 Kids has Food Allergy

A study published the summer of 2011 finds that 8 percent of American children under the age of 18 have one or more food allergies. That means 5.9 million kids across the U.S. are at risk food-allergic reactions. That 8 percent finding is considerably higher than previously known. Earlier prevalence estimates that have found the […]

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