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Immune Boosters

Immune Boosters: 9 Wonder Foods

As temperatures drop into the frigid range, the good news is that seasonal allergies subside. But for the allergic community, the winter cold and flu season simply means a different challenge: where sneezing left off in early fall, wheezing often steps in.

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Lesley University ADA Settlement: A Monumental Decision

A settlement reached between Lesley University in Massachusetts and the Department of Justice is big news, with monumental implications. The agreement lays the foundation for establishing the rights of Americans with food allergy and celiac disease.

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Comparing Colleges Chart: U.S.

Allergic Living’s exclusive chart comparing 25 U.S. colleges.

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Secret Haunts

Secret Haunts: Hidden Gems of Allergy Awareness

Disclaimer: Always call ahead, check the menu and speak to a chef and/or manager. Skip to Canadian section → We asked some of the biggest names in the nation’s allergy community about their top picks for lesser-known allergy-friendly restaurants. Here’s what they came up with: Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse Boston, Philadelphia and Atlanta www.davios.com “This […]

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Allergy Aware Restaurants

Eating Out: Allergy-Aware Restaurants

Allergic Living has scoured menus, spoken to chefs and rubbed elbows with restaurant owners in order to bring you our top picks for celiac- and allergy-aware restaurant chains across North America. Read on to learn how various established eateries handle food allergies and the gluten-free diet. ALLERGY- & GLUTEN-AWARE RESTAURANTS United States Maggiano’s Little Italy […]

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Alcohol Reactions with Asthma Linked to Aspirin

Three-quarters of patients with asthma and sensitivity to Aspirin are getting asthma flare-ups from alcohol.

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Spice Allergy: On the Rise and Difficult to Spot

Allergies to spices are difficult to detect and on the rise, says allergist Sami Bahna.

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Fast Facts About Seafood Allergies

The Groups Fish: includes salmon, tuna, cod. Crustaceans: includes shrimp, lobster, crab. Mollusks: snails, bivalves (mussels, scallops, oysters), squid. Cross-Reactions Within a seafood group … Dr. Scott Sicherer, author of Understanding and Managing Your Child’s Food Allergies and associate professor of medicine at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine’s Jaffe Food Allergy Institute, concludes from […]

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All About Wheat Allergy

When you have wheat allergy, your immune system sees it as a dangerous foreign substance and takes action, fighting back with antibodies known as Immunoglobulin E, or IgE.

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The Scoop On: Why Soy’s in So Many Products

As any soy-allergic person will tell you, it seems as though the small vegetable is in just about everything – and they’re right. The tiny legumes – which are related to clover, peas and alfalfa – are incredibly versatile as a food, but they are also used in thousands of products such as soaps, cosmetics,plastics, […]

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