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Gluten-Free Athletics: What to Eat

Nutritionist Melissa McLean Jory emphasizes the importance of obtaining vitamins, minerals and antioxidants through a consistent diet filled with colorful fruits and vegetables. These micronutrients help speed recovery, reduce inflammation and boost vitality. But for a performance edge, balancing carbohydrates, fats and protein is also essential. Fast-acting fuel (simple sugars for quick energy needs) Dried […]

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Perfume Allergy and the Battle over Scent Labeling

Europe weighs strict limits on several allergens in fragrances, a move that could impact famous brands and shoppers around the globe. The fragrance makers, of course, are hopping (and spritzing) mad. In a case of allergy vs. Goliath, who will win?

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Eating Peanuts or Nuts in Pregnancy Lowers Child Allergy Risk

A new study published in JAMA Pediatrics suggests that eating peanuts or tree nuts during pregnancy may help reduce the chances of allergy.

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More Evidence of Protective Effect of Early-Life Dog Exposure

Researchers learn more about the protective effect to allergies granted by early-life dog exposure.

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How to Read a Label When You Have Food Allergies (Canada)

This article applies to label-reading in Canada. For the U.S. version, click here. Whether you’re new to food allergies or have been dealing with them for years, figuring out what is and isn’t in the food you find at the grocery store can be daunting. With all the confusing ingredients on packaged goods labels, how […]

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‘May Contains’ on Canadian Food Labels

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. […]

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‘May Contains’ on Food Labels: What You Need to Know

This article is about “may conatins” in the United States. For the Canadian version, click here. Walk down any aisle at the supermarket and you’ll be greeted with labels of warning: “May contain peanuts”, “This product was produced in a facility that also has wheat”, and “Made on equipment that also processes milk” are just […]

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Your Brain on Gluten

The protein that plagues those with celiac disease can greatly impact brain function. The range of symptoms is huge: from fogginess and inattention to actual damage seen on scans.

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TV’s Jo Frost: Finding the Right Mindset with Allergies

Allergic Living’s Gwen Smith interviews former “supernanny” Jo Frost about her multiple allergies and her insights on parties and sleepovers with allergic children.

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Ask the Allergist: Idiopathic Anaphylaxis

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