Lowering Risk
of Airline
Reactions: 8 Strategies

A big study from the University of Michigan identifies key factors that might reduce the risk of having a peanut- or nut-allergic reaction on an airplane.
    “Looking at those who reported a reaction, there were clear differences in what was asked (of the airline) and what wasn’t,” says investigator Dr. Matthew Greenhawt. read more


Don’t Let Pollen Steal
Your Spring!

Spring is in the air – and in your eyes, nose and lungs. Let's seize (not sneeze) the season back!

• From better pills to 'smart' gardens and eco gadgets, AL mag's 12 Ways to Reclaim Spring. read more

Plus: What Not to Plant


Living Gluten-Free

• Gluten + Dairy: The Diet Double Hit
Do you have this dietary double-whammy? Health writer Lisa Fitterman investigates how to identify and cope with celiac-related lactose intolerance. read more

• Take the Celiac Survey
Has your doctor recommended celiac testing for other members of your family? Support cutting-edge celiac disease research by completing NFCA's survey. read more

Twitter chat: Join NFCA on April 24 at 1 p.m. ET for a discussion entitled Gluten-Free Diet: Health Trend vs. Medically Necessary. Follow #GFreeNotFad on Twitter to participate.


Dr. Sharma’s Fresh Take on NYT “Allergy Buster” Article 

Allergic Living contributor Dr. Hemant Sharma says a New York Times article brought much-needed attention to food allergies, but also raised issues that trouble him as an allergist. He gives his perspective on the real risks of living with food allergy and where we are in the hunt for a cure. read more


From Treats to Great Eats

• Spring Delight:
Alisa Fleming's Carrot Cupcakes with Dairy-Free Pineapple 'Cream Cheese' Frosting

• Fresh From the Grill:
Sweet & Spicy Chicken Wings


• Bowl of Good Health:
Grapefruit and Avocado Salad


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Big Victory for Allergy Access

Columnist and parenting coach Gina Clowes gets the inside scoop from the U.S. Justice Department about the college lawsuit that may change the course of civil rights for students with food allergy and celiac disease. 
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Our Guide to Safe Dining

Sloane Miller, author of the bestselling Allergic Girl, created this outstanding step-by-step guide exclusively for Allergic Living. A must-read and must carry. read more

 
   

NEWSREEL

Tragic Spring: a heartbreaking series of allergy deaths.
Dr. Oz, Dr. Bassett on pollen 'priming' + the allergy explosion.
Largest-ever food allergy study is underway.
Actress Jennifer Esposito opens her own G-free bakery.
Anaphylaxis motion to be debated in Canada.
Sorghum grain confirmed OK for gluten-free diet.

CALENDAR

Apr. 17, FARE's Spring Luncheon, New York City. more
Apr. 20-21, GF-AF Expo, Chicago. more
Apr. 28, Minnesota water park event, Bloomington. more
May 4, Anaphylaxis Canada conferences, Toronto, Vancouver. more
May 8, 8:30 ET, GF menu planning webinar: budget-friendly tips. more

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Spring issue: peek inside!

The Summer Edition:

  • Road Trip! Our guide to safe summer travel, including the best allergy-friendly chains and secret haunts.
  • The latest on the quest for a food allergy cure.
  • Allergy-friendly recipes: Cybele Pascal's best summer picnic menu.
  • Top celiac athletes divulge GF diet performance tips.
  • Fragrance allergy battle in Europe: the death knell for Chanel No. 5?