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Q: My son recently passed a baked milk challenge at his allergist’s office. I regularly feed him small pieces of caked baked with milk. He usually tolerates it, but on two occasions, he broke out in hives, developed swollen lips and felt tightness in his chest. Interestingly, on both occasions, he played sports about an hour after eating the […]
By Cybele Pascal Oven-baked chicken is much lower in fat, but the skin never fully crisps like deep-fried chicken. The solution: remove the skin – cutting fat even further. This allows the chicken to better absorb the marinade, for the breading to adhere to the surface, and it creates a much better texture when served at room temperature or cold. Serves 4 […]
By Cybele Pascal Serves 4 Free of: gluten and all top allergens. Hungarian Goulash is a beloved cool weather meal in Eastern Europe. The key ingredient is sweet Hungarian paprika, which has a warm exotic flavor. This dish usually contains gluten, dairy and eggs, but there is no need for any of that here. Ingredients 2 pounds boneless […]
CBC-TV’s The Nature of Things program will air “The Allergy Fix” documentary on Thursday Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. (ET). See the trailer.
Q: Why do we get hives in a food-allergic reaction? And will they always appear? Dr. Sicherer: Hives, also called urticaria, develop when allergy cells in the skin release chemicals, including histamine, that cause localized swelling, redness and itching. The response looks like a series of mosquito bites, often across an expanse of skin, but various […]
Emotional wounds heal like physical ones when given the proper time and attention. That candy made my mouth feel funny,” said my 6-year old, Daniel. With a look of worry, he handed me the wrapper from a mini package of chewy candies. The next 15 minutes were a blur as I injected him with epinephrine and we sped to the emergency room […]
Q: My 5-year-old is newly diagnosed with anaphylaxis to soy and peanut. I’m a little nervous about when to use the auto-injector. If a reaction occurs, how do I know if the symptoms are serious enough to use it? e.g. would he need to be wheezing? Dr. Sharma: Dealing with a new diagnosis of a food […]
By Laurie Sadowski This chocolate pudding cake has a brownie-like topping covering a molten-merlot infused fudge pudding. It’s to be shared, of course, with your number one chocolate lover. Makes 2 generous servings Free of: gluten and all top allergens Cake Ingredients 1/4 cup (60 mL) sorghum flour 3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder (dark, if […]
Note: For the U.S. version of this article, click here. They can be seen on the labels of cracker boxes, granola bars, cans of soup and many other products on grocery stores shelves. Precautionary statements, or “may contains”, warn customers that traces of an allergenic food might unintentionally have wound up in a packaged food. […]
The new group’s mission is to “educate, advocate, and raise awareness” for those affected by food allergies and anaphylaxis.