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Schools and Allergies Resource Hub – U.S.

Allergic Living’s exclusive School Tools, including articles, action plans and more

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Restaurant Study Reveals Dangers

A recently published survey of food service workers found that their personal comfort level in managing customers’ food allergies far exceeds their knowledge. The U.S. study found that about 90 per cent of managers, wait staff and chefs expressed varying degrees of “comfort” in providing a safe meal for customers with food allergies. Yet the […]

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Mike ‘Pinball’ & Diane Clemons on Life with Allergies

As the coach of the Toronto Argonauts football team, Mike “Pinball” Clemons has known nerve-wracking situations with player injuries and championship games. But nothing has been more challenging than having life-threatening allergies in the family. His wife Diane has asthma and shellfish allergies, and middle daughter Raven, 7, is allergic to all seafood. From their […]

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Oral Allergy Syndrome: The Eating Ain’t Easy

As a farm girl growing up outside of Port Colborne, Ont. in the late 1960s, summertime was the greatest. I’d run and play in the meadows where our cattle grazed, the grass soft under my bare feet. I recall climbing the apple and pear trees and have great memories of hunting for a new litter […]

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Canada Makes It The Top 11 Food Allergies

Mustard has taken its place among the top foods of concern for allergies in Canada. Health Canada announced in September 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. The news came as Health Canada outlined […]

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Dating & Allergies 101

For your own health, you can’t be shy about your food allergies or gluten sensitivities. Allergic Living helps you broach the topic, right from the first date. DATE GEAR Always carry emergency medications in a purse or a ‘man bag,’ including at least one auto-injector (the brands EpiPen or Auvi-Q, Allerject) and some Benadryl or  Zyrtec […]

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Bleach Baths for Eczema Treatment Prove Effective

A bit of bleach may be all that’s needed to treat your child’s eczema, according to research from the Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. The recipe? All it took was half a cup of bleach in a tub of water twice a week to see dramatic improvement. The children taking the bleach baths saw […]

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15 Ways to Clean Up Your Home’s Air

The choices you make within your own home can improve the quality of air your family inhales. Home Detox Buy unscented cleaning supplies without harsh chemicals. Or, make your own: for example, mix one part lemon juice with two parts vegetable oil to make a furniture polish; use baking soda and water for scouring bathtubs, […]

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Could Your House Be Causing Allergies and Asthma?

From the archives. First published in Allergic Living magazine. We’ve sealed ourselves indoors with a toxic stew of gases, dust and mold. Home is just not so sweet any more. As a kid, Michele Chase had severe asthma attacks, which her family put down to the polluted air in Mississauga, a suburb of Toronto. But […]

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How to Travel Well with Food Allergic Kids

The adventure-loving McKenzie-Davison family proves that you can travel the globe with life-threatening allergies. It simply requires research, lots of precautions – and a suitcase jam-packed with food. IN 1993, BEFORE having children, my wife Keely and I went trekking in Nepal. We felt so adventurous, traveling with just a guidebook. We walked from village […]

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