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Fall 2014 CA & US Cover

Fall 2014 – Canadian Edition

To subscribe to the American edition of Allergic Living, click here. To subscribe to the Canadian edition of Allergic Living, click here. All About Drug Allergy: Discover the main offenders, the types of reactions & what to do when medicine backfires in your body.  The Great Glutening: Despite their best efforts, up to 70 percent of celiacs are still getting glutened. […]

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Advice On: Dairy-Free Ice Cream Tips

Here are some great allergy-friendly and gluten-free tips to make your dairy-free ice cream sundae even more delicious.  Try one of these fun ice cream recipes or pile on some allergy-safe toppings for an ice cream treat like no other. Dairy-Free Ice Cream Recipes: Chocolate Pudding Ice Cream Strawberry Ice Cream Very Vanilla When using […]

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Allergy-Friendly & Gluten-Free Bakery Tour

Across the nation, these safe havens rise to every special occasion. Allergic Living hits the road to find the country’s sweetest allergy-safe bakeries.

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Allergy-Friendly and Gluten-Free Bakeries in Canada

These storefronts rise to every free-from special occasion. For allergy-friendly and gluten-free bakeries in the U.S., click here. Petit Lapin Patisserie 342A Victoria Avenue, Montreal patisseriepetitlapin.com Free of: Gluten and Top 11 food allergens. Stars of the Show: Choco-coco Cupcake Why We Love It: From French macaroons to diner-style donuts, this sweet new shop whips up […]

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Can Exercise Trigger a Food-Allergy Reaction?

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 […]

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“Buttermilk” Oven-Fried Chicken

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 […]

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Hungarian Goulash with ‘Buttery’ No Egg Noodles

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 […]

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The Allergy Fix Documentary to Air

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.

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What causes hives to appear in a food-allergic reaction?

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 […]

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After Anaphylaxis

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 […]

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