European scientists have discovered that despite popular belief, peanuts may not be the allergen that causes the most severe allergic reactions. In one important study, discussed at the the 2010 meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, that dubious distinction fell to the cashew. The study, published in the European journal Allergy,… Read more »
Oils generally come in two kinds: refined and unrefined. 1. Refined Oil: When a peanut or nut oil is refined, the chances of the proteins of that food being in the oil are low. While pure refined peanut oil does exist, it is always safer to avoid peanut oil completely since there is no definitive… Read more »
Tree nut allergies are one of the most common and fast-growing types of food allergies in North America today.
Food allergies can affect anyone. Here are a few actors and athletes who have achieved great success despite living with a food allergy. Peanut Tennis player Serena Williams NHL player Tom Poti, defenceman for the Washington Capitals Singer Alex Kapranos, Franz Ferdinand Freestyle aerials champion Steve Omischl Tree Nut Singer Clay Aiken NHL player Tom… Read more »
Exposure to a food allergen at 40,000 feet is an allergic person’s worst nightmare. For many travelers, it’s happening more often than it should.
Traveling with food allergies can be a challenge. One family makes it work by carrying a suitcase full of safe foods, cooking most meals and learning to adapt when things don’t go as planned.
Allergic Living’s food allergy/celiac travel writer offers his top picks for where to hit the slopes.
Follow these handy tips to minimize the risk of contact with food allergens while flying and ensure a safe and happy trip.