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Allergy-Friendly and Gluten-Free Holiday Baking List

Following are many of Allergic Living’s great holiday baking recipes. All recipes are free of gluten and the top allergens. Desserts and Other Sweet Treats Sugar ’n Spice Cookies Festive Chocolate Yule Log Hot Chocolate Cookies Gingerbread Trees with Lemon Icing  Vanilla Chai Sandwich Cookies Free-From Gingerbread House Chocolate-Dipped Apricot Biscotti  Lemon Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies […]

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Soy Oil Linked to Asthma

A new study finds soy, corn and other (supposedly ‘healthy’) food oils may be causing lung inflammation.

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Why isn’t Sesame a Top Allergen in the U.S.?

Q: My 11-year-old has sesame allergy and I keep hearing about more and more sesame-allergic children. Why isn’t sesame on the top allergens list and labeled on foods as an allergen?

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Advice on Soy in Skin Products

Q. I have a soy allergy, and find that many personal care products, such as shampoos and body wash, contain soy. How concerned do I need to be about soy in these types of products?

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How to Read a Label When You Have Food Allergies

The tricks to understanding package labels.

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Soy-Free and Sesame-Free Recipes

Find recipes free of soy and sesame in Allergic Living‘s free allergy-friendly recipe database!

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Hidden Soy, Legumes, Sesame and Other Seeds

Allergen Where It Hides Alternate Names Soy/Legumes baked goods, bread, cookies cereals, crackers canned goods chewing gum imitation dairy food (imitation cheese, imitation milk, imitation ice cream) infant formula margarine mayonnaise, other spreads, dips meal replacements meat products with fillers (e.g. burgers); deli meats miso nutrition supplements (check labels; many companies are now making and […]

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Managing Life Avoiding Soy or Other Legumes

The only current treatment for these allergies is to avoid all traces of soy and legumes and products that may contain them. If your allergic child (or you) eats soy or legumes with a known allergy, the drug epinephrine (adrenaline) will be needed to halt the reaction. But using the epinephrine auto-injector is an emergency […]

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The Scoop On: Why Soy’s in So Many Products

As any soy-allergic person will tell you, it seems as though the small vegetable is in just about everything – and they’re right. The tiny legumes – which are related to clover, peas and alfalfa – are incredibly versatile as a food, but they are also used in thousands of products such as soaps, cosmetics,plastics, […]

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The Scoop On: Why Sesame is a Top Allergen

If you were to ask people on the street what are the most common food allergies, they would likely answer: peanuts, nuts, seafood, wheat or milk. But sesame? Probably not. So how did it land on Health Canada’s list of priority allergens? In short, in the ‘80s and ‘90s sesame became more common in breads, […]

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