The Latest on the Hunt
For a Food Allergy Cure

Oral Immunotherapy (OIT) has been the biggest hope for a food allergy cure. But at a conference this year, and following some dissappointing results with milk allergy patients, suddenly it wasn’t a sure thing.

The questions became: Is new tolerance real? Can it last? And if OIT on its own is no longer the great hope, what is?

In an online exclusive, we bring you the Summer 2013 Allergic Living magazine investigation: "The Hunt for a Food Allergy Cure". read

Not-so-Scary Halloween  

We’ve got you covered for a ghoulishly great, safe October 31:

Updated free-from candy list 

Cool crafts: wands, puppets, pumpkin bowling, and more.

All-ages safe treating tips

Goofy games: zombie tag, eyeball racing and other fun.

Living Gluten-Free

• Prepping Your Gluten-Free Pantry
NFCA unveils a brand new website section dedicated to preparing your kitchen for a gluten-free holiday season. Includes tips on cooking, baking, chef Q&A’s and more. read more

• Celiac and Your Love Life
Is your love life lacking, and passion fading into the past? It could be a hidden symptom of celiac disease. read more

Girl, 11, Takes Charge During Reaction  

After a mistake of eating an unsafe candy, a brave girl acts swiftly and saves her own life.
read more

Fall Flavors

Seasonal soup:  Spiced Pumpkin Soup

• Taste the harvest:
Maple Glazed Parsnips and Carrots

• Warm and hearty:
Three Bean Chili

Search Our Free-From Recipe Database!

Death Sparks $10M Suit 

Readers will recall Allergic Living’s reporting on Michael Saffioti, the 22-year-old who experienced an allergic reaction and died in jail last year after his pleas for help were ignored.

After an investigation failed to result in charges, his mother is taking her push for justice to the courts – seeking $10 million. read more

Ask the Allergists

Q: My 10-month-old often has a rash on her cheeks. Could it be from something she is eating? Should I keep a food diary?

Dr. Wade Watson on how to tell if a rash is (or isn’t) food allergy related. read more


Q: I had asthma as a kid, but seemed to outgrow it. Recently, I’ve gotten symptoms around cats. Can asthma come back?

Dr. Clifford Bassett offers an answer to this common question. read more



FDA’s gluten-free label rule is great progress, but still has issues.
Good Samaritan helps woman save daughter’s life during roadside reaction.
Study says becoming a farmer can protect from adult-onset 
Allergy-triggering chemical removed from sunscreen, other products.
Allergist who once treated Saddam Hussein turns 101 – and still consults patients. 


Oct. 26-27, Gluten-Free, Allergen-Free Expo, Dallas. more
Oct. 27, FARE Walk in Los Angeles. more
Nov. 2-4, Food Allergy Blogger Conference, Las Vegas. more
Nov. 7-11, ACAAI annual meeting, Baltimore. more
Nov. 13, NFCA Webinar: holiday gluten-free baking. more

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Coming Soon: Allergic Living’s Winter Edition

• The Dog: is an Allergy Foe Becoming a Best Friend? Inside surprising new research.

• Holiday Cookies! Cybele Pascal’s fabulous free-from baking recipes.

• All in the Family: When three or more in the family have celiac disease, life gets very challenging.

• Rethinking the Gluten-Free Diet with RD Shelley Case.

• Plus: the gift guide, immune boosters, allergic travel and more.

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