From the Allergic Living Archives. A quick test: what’s the most widespread food allergy in North America today? If you answered ‘peanut’, that’s incorrect. But you could hardly be blamed given that legume’s notoriety. The right answer is seafood – from fish to crustaceans and mollusks. At a time when every “must-try” new restaurant is… Read more »
Don’t let food allergies get in the way of enjoying time with your relatives. Be polite but be firm to stay safe and ensure a peaceful get together.
The only current treatment for these allergies is to avoid all traces of soy and legumes and products that may contain them.
Mustard has taken its place among the top foods of concern for allergies in Canada. Health Canada announced in September 2009 that it is adding the seed on its list of “priority allergens”, which also includes peanuts, tree nuts, sesame seeds, milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, soy, wheat and sulphites. Health Canada also developed criteria with… Read more »
You’ve just come home from the doctor’s office. You have a white prescription slip for an EpiPen and a newly diagnosed sesame allergy for your child.
Overexposure to certain chemicals, such as those found in cosmetics and household products, can prematurely trigger the beginning of puberty.
From the Allergic Living archives. First published in the magazine in 2010. AVOID, AVOID, avoid. That’s how Ann Jeannette Glauber had been treating her 4½-year-old son’s allergies to eggs, milk, peanuts, nuts and shellfish. But at a party a few years ago, Theo grabbed and ate a handful of Goldfish crackers (which contain dairy) before… Read more »
For too long, students with asthma and allergies have suffered with
symptoms in dusty, moldy, chemical-smelling classrooms. But now some
schools are wiping the slate clean – with a healthy approach to air.
At home or on the road, take these steps to reduce pollution and keep air clean.