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Spice Allergy: A Growing Concern

Some intriguing research to report on from the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology conference last weekend:

Spice Allergy: As North American diets get more adventuresome, spice allergy is becoming a fast-growing concern. But spice isn’t just found in food; today it’s in body lotions, perfumes and cosmetics. Not surprisingly, given that list, women are more often affected by this hard-to-diagnose allergy. read more
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• Pollen Prediction: A team at Rutgers University is forecasting what global warming is likely to do to pollen levels – and the outlook is not rosy. They say to count on 2.5 times as much pollen as today in the year 2040. To find out why, read more

• MDs and Anaphylaxis: Survey finds disturbing number of emergency doctors aren’t using epinephrine. read more

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How to Prevent that Holiday Allergy Feud

If you’ve got close relatives who don’t “get” your food allergies or celiac disease, then here’s a must-read: Allergic Living magazine’s “Family Food Feud” article. It’s got the low-down on handling “the doubters” over the holidays, and advice on bringing them around. read more

Plus, Gina Clowes’ essential Holiday Allergy Tips.

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Gluten-Free Recipes

• FREE Thanksgiving e-book For a limited time, Jules Gluten Free is offering Allergic Living readers her fabulous, 54-page “Gluten-Free Thanksgiving e-Book” at no charge! (Reg. value: $12.95). Outstanding recipes and tips. Click here for promo code.

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GF Holiday Recipe Contest Submit your special gluten-free recipe and you could be a winner in the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness’s recipe contest, which runs until Nov. 25. Finalists will be featured in an e-book. read more


The Party is On!

The holidays are coming – and you need allergy-safe appetizers. Allergic Living has got you covered!

• A crowd favorite: Wild Mushroom and Chive Risotto Cakes
• Flavorful morsels: Polenta Triangles with Roasted Red Peppers
• Creatively delicious:
Carrot Soup Shooters
• A timeless winner:
Sweet and Sour Chicken Balls

Get more new recipes in every edition of Allergic Living magazine.


FARE: New Allergy Voice

FAAN and the FAI have have finalized their merger to create one united American food allergy organization called FARE, which stands for Food Allergy and Research Education. Leading FARE is John Lehr, the former president and CEO of CureSearch for Children’s Cancer. A news release says that “FARE will fund world-class research that advances treatment and understanding, provide evidence-based education and resources, undertake advocacy at all levels of government, and work to increase awareness of food allergies as a serious public health issue.” read more

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Relationships and allergies: tell the magazine your story.
Perfume makers in uproar as review calls for end to potent allergens.
Survey: majority at risk of anaphylaxis do not carry an auto-injector.
Celiac lessens risk of breast and ovarian cancers.
Mother’s attempt to fell oaks to protect allergic kids sparks backlash.
Eating baked milk products helps kids outgrow allergy. 
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Nov. 17 & Dec. 1, FAAN Food Allergy Walks in Dallas and Phoenix. more
Nov. 20, Ask the Allergist session, Toronto. more
Dec. 3, Food Allergy Ball – gala in support of allergy research, New York. more
Dec. 19, 12 p.m. ET, webinar: celiac experts Dr. Leffler and Dr. Murray. Submit your question now. more
Jan. 13, Gluten-free expo, Vancouver. more

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