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  • U.S. scientists reveal cellular clockwork underlying inflammation

    Allergy News From Medical News Today
    1 Sep 2015 | 9:00 am
    Researchers at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech have uncovered key cellular functions that help regulate inflammation - a discovery that could have important implications for...
  • Allergies Sending More Northlanders to Emergency Room - FOX 21 Online

    ALLERGIES - Google News
    3 Sep 2015 | 9:13 pm
    FOX 21 OnlineAllergies Sending More Northlanders to Emergency RoomFOX 21 OnlineDoctors at St. Luke's say the wildfires out west along with high pressure, windy days and seasonal allergies in general are the cause. To combat symptoms, health experts recommend taking medicine like Allegra and Claritin, a decongestant and eye drops.
  • Paint Certified as Asthma, Allergy Friendly Product, Benjamin Moore & Co.

    Allergy News
    2 Sep 2015 | 12:00 am
    New Content and Magazine Article Updates Educational Webcast Alerts Building Products/Technology Notices Complete Library of Reports, Webcasts, Salary and Exclusive Member Content Benjamin Moore announced its most environmentally friendly paint, NaturaA , has been certified asthma & allergy friendlya by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America . This certification comes on the heels of Natura becoming the 2015 Product of the Year in the interior paint category and being Cradle to Cradle Certifieda Silver earlier this year, making Natura the most decorated paint by Benjamin Moore.
  • Growing up on a farm provides protection against asthma and allergies

    Allergy News -- ScienceDaily
    3 Sep 2015 | 11:46 am
    Researchers have successfully established a causal relationship between exposure to so-called farm dust and protection against asthma and allergies. This breakthrough discovery is a major step forward towards the development of an asthma vaccine.
  • Farm dust that protects children from allergies could lead to asthma vaccine

    Allergies News
    3 Sep 2015 | 8:52 pm
    … treat my child's hay fever symptoms? “We did this by … lungs “unable to reduce an allergic or asthmatic reaction.” When researchers examined … from allergies or asthma. Those who were still prone to allergies and asthma were …
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  • Allergies Sending More Northlanders to Emergency Room - FOX 21 Online

    3 Sep 2015 | 9:13 pm
    FOX 21 OnlineAllergies Sending More Northlanders to Emergency RoomFOX 21 OnlineDoctors at St. Luke's say the wildfires out west along with high pressure, windy days and seasonal allergies in general are the cause. To combat symptoms, health experts recommend taking medicine like Allegra and Claritin, a decongestant and eye drops.
  • Chinese seniors learn about allergies - Sampan

    3 Sep 2015 | 9:11 pm
    SampanChinese seniors learn about allergiesSampanPatients sometimes consume food which they believe they are allergic to, when in fact it is an ingredient in another dish. The allergen could cause allergy symptoms due to the amount of ingested food, manner of preparation or when ingested with other food.
  • Here's why farm kids have fewer allergies and less asthma - The Verge

    3 Sep 2015 | 12:09 pm
    Yahoo NewsHere's why farm kids have fewer allergies and less asthmaThe VergeChildren raised on farms — most notably dairy farms — have lower rates of allergies and asthma. That's why researchers are looking into the farm environment itself; if they can decipher the mechanism that's protecting kids who grew up in rural areas Farm dust protects kids against asthma, allergiesYahoo NewsProtein tied to fewer allergies in farm kidsPress HeraldConfirmed: Farm dust protects kids from developing asthma and allergiesRaw StoryMedical Daily -Science Newsall 31 news…
  • 7 tips to tackle fall allergies - WVLT

    3 Sep 2015 | 8:19 am
    WVLT7 tips to tackle fall allergiesWVLT(CBS) -- The approach of fall brings a new round of allergy suffering in many parts of the country. The yellowish-greenish ragweed plant is a leading source of itchy, sneezy misery for many. As many as 30 percent of people have allergic rhinitis (that and more »
  • Regulatory T cells may reduce susceptibility to allergies - News-Medical.net

    3 Sep 2015 | 5:48 am
    News-Medical.netRegulatory T cells may reduce susceptibility to allergiesNews-Medical.netSusceptibility to allergies reduced by increased production of regulatory T cells. This is the main finding of a current study being conducted at the Institute of Immunology at MedUni Vienna, headed up by Winfried F. Pickl. The initial results of this New study offers hope to allergy sufferersYahoo Newsall 3 news articles »
 
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  • Paint Certified as Asthma, Allergy Friendly Product, Benjamin Moore & Co.

    2 Sep 2015 | 12:00 am
    New Content and Magazine Article Updates Educational Webcast Alerts Building Products/Technology Notices Complete Library of Reports, Webcasts, Salary and Exclusive Member Content Benjamin Moore announced its most environmentally friendly paint, NaturaA , has been certified asthma & allergy friendlya by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America . This certification comes on the heels of Natura becoming the 2015 Product of the Year in the interior paint category and being Cradle to Cradle Certifieda Silver earlier this year, making Natura the most decorated paint by Benjamin Moore.
  • 11 Smart ways to reduce allergens in your home

    1 Sep 2015 | 10:02 pm
    Tammy Gibson works to empower women, just like a great pair of red high heels does! Act bold, feel beautiful and live each day with confidence is her mantra! Having allergies is never fun. I remember when my son was 3; he had a terrible time with allergies during the month of December.
  • Chilly start to spring

    1 Sep 2015 | 1:02 am
    SPRING HAS SPRUNG: Ballarat experienced its coldest September morning in more than a decade as it welcomed the first day of spring on Tuesday. Picture: Lachlan Bence.
  • Patricia Ilhan

    29 Aug 2015 | 10:15 pm
    Australia has one of the highest reported rates of food allergies in the world. About one in ten babies, and one in 50 adults have a food allergy.
  • Achoo: High pollen count has Oklahomans sneezing, wheezing

    29 Aug 2015 | 10:53 am
    Oklahomans are grabbing their handkerchiefs and wiping their noses as they sneeze and wheeze into another congested hay fever season. Sneezing, coughing, runny noses and itchy eyes are common in late summer and early autumn among the estimated 50 million people in the United States who suffer from hay fever, otherwise known as seasonal allergic rhinitis.
 
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    Allergy News -- ScienceDaily

  • Growing up on a farm provides protection against asthma and allergies

    3 Sep 2015 | 11:46 am
    Researchers have successfully established a causal relationship between exposure to so-called farm dust and protection against asthma and allergies. This breakthrough discovery is a major step forward towards the development of an asthma vaccine.
  • Susceptibility to allergies can be reduced, experts say

    3 Sep 2015 | 5:14 am
    Susceptibility to allergies reduced by increased production of regulatory T cells, researchers report, adding that these new findings could lead to preventive treatments being developed for high risk patients in the future.
  • Epigenomic changes are key to innate immunological memory

    31 Aug 2015 | 8:25 am
    Epigenomic changes induced by pathogen infections, mediated by a transcription factor called ATF7, are the underlying mechanism of the memory of innate immunity, new research shows.
  • Hypoallergenic parks: Coming soon?

    26 Aug 2015 | 10:20 am
    Granada, Spain's climate and layout is like that of many cities in the Mediterranean area, which has the highest occurrence of pollen allergies in the world. The researchers hope their efforts will lead to fantastic urban green spaces that don't cause allergic reactions for 30 percent of the city's population.
  • What's causing that rash?

    20 Aug 2015 | 5:21 am
    Allergic contact dermatitis is a rash that occurs after the skin comes into contact with an allergen. The substance causing the reaction may be unclear in some cases, but a dermatologist can identify the source of the problem.
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  • Farm dust that protects children from allergies could lead to asthma vaccine

    3 Sep 2015 | 8:52 pm
    … treat my child's hay fever symptoms? “We did this by … lungs “unable to reduce an allergic or asthmatic reaction.” When researchers examined … from allergies or asthma. Those who were still prone to allergies and asthma were …
  • Danger in the cafeteria: New state laws help kids, schools deal with food allergies

    3 Sep 2015 | 8:26 pm
    … communicated by children with food allergies include:• It feels like something … ). • The symptoms and severity of allergic reactions to food can be … and severe allergic reaction that may cause death. • Not all allergic reactions …
  • Woman's allergic reaction to L'Oreal hair dye left her 'hours from death'

    3 Sep 2015 | 8:17 pm
    … told her she suffered an allergic reaction to the chemical phenylenediamine … Williamson that she suffered an allergic reaction to the chemical phenylenediamine … of potential allergic reactions Ms Williamson, 33, suffered a severe allergic reaction …
  • Farm dust protects children against asthma and allergies, say experts

    3 Sep 2015 | 7:56 pm
    … farm dust and protection against asthma and allergies,” said Bart Lambrecht, a … lungs “unable to reduce an allergic or asthmatic reaction.” When researchers examined … from allergies or asthma. Those who were still prone to allergies and asthma were …
  • Farm dust protects kids against allergies

    3 Sep 2015 | 4:42 pm
    … to protect children against allergies and even asthma, a new study has … them did not suffer from allergies or asthma. "At this point … farm dust and protection against asthma and allergies," said Bart Lambrecht … track towards developing an asthma vaccine and new allergy therapies," she …
 
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  • 22 Things We Wish You Could Understand About Food Allergies

    Kids With Food Allergies
    3 Sep 2015 | 8:51 am
    Food allergies are the rise in the United States and no one knows the reasons why. Food allergies are often misunderstood by the public and used as punchlines in jokes. But food allergies are no laughing matter.   A food allergy occurs when the...
  • Milk Allergy Alert - H-E-B Hill Country Fare One Gallon Spring Water (TX Areas)

    KFA Recall Announcements
    2 Sep 2015 | 8:37 pm
    H-E-B Issues A Voluntary Recall On Hill Country Fare One Gallon Spring Water Due To The Possible Presence Of Undeclared Allergen V oluntary recall specific only to stores in the Houston, Central Texas and the Gulf Coast areas Contact: Consumer:...
  • Back-to-School: A Week of PB&J Alternatives for Lunch

    KFA Food Bloggers
    2 Sep 2015 | 5:30 pm
    Kids want a fun and tasty lunch. Parents want a safe and healthy lunch their kids will actually eat. With peanut and other food allergies on the rise, more families are looking for alternatives to the traditional PB&J. This week of peanut-free...
  • Free Webinar: Allergy-Friendly School Lunch Box Ideas

    Kids With Food Allergies
    2 Sep 2015 | 2:52 pm
      RSVP:     Reserve your seat by registering   WHEN:  Tuesday, September 22, 2015   TIME:    1 PM – 2 PM Eastern time   WHERE:  Your computer, iOS or Android device   If you have a child...
  • Making Meals in a Hotel Room: a Suprising Cooking Option

    KFA Food Bloggers
    1 Sep 2015 | 2:00 pm
      Making Meals in a Hotel Room Without a Kitchen: Coffee Maker Chicken Marinara Capellini with Broccoli   By Sharon Wong   Our family has been staying in various hotels during home renovation projects. Sometimes we have a standard room...
 
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  • A List of Foods that can cause Allergies

    admin2
    30 Aug 2015 | 10:53 pm
    A food allergy is caused when your immune system reacts differently and abnormally after you eat or drink something. Millions of people all around the world suffer from different food allergies and the symptoms varies from mild to severe. Children are most likely to experience food allergies. It is not that common in adults as they learn with time what does not suit their immune system and tend to avoid eating them. Below given are the eight most common allergy causing food: Eggs Cow’s milk Shellfish like crab, lobsters, shrimps etc. Peanuts Fish Tree nuts like almonds, hazelnut, walnuts…
  • Common Allergic Reactions to Antibiotics

    admin2
    23 Aug 2015 | 11:42 pm
    Antibiotics are the most common form of medication prescribed all across the world. The therapeutic action of an antibiotic is desirable but it is often accompanied with different unwanted reactions or side effects. When taken in prescribed dose, antibiotics are more or less safe with no or very few side effects. However, just like other drugs, antibiotics can also trigger allergic reactions if you take other medicines along with it or the course is incomplete.  These unwanted reactions can range from severe unbearable reactions to mild allergic rashes. Allergenic reactions are the most…
  • Tips to Help a Patient with Asthma Attack

    admin2
    28 Jul 2015 | 11:26 pm
    An asthma attack is an unexpected worsening of any of the asthma symptoms and it is caused when the muscles around the trachea gets tightened, a condition better known as bronchospasm.  The lining of the trachea may get swollen or inflamed during asthma and more than normal mucus is produced. Some of the common symptoms of asthma attack include coughing, difficulty in breathing, wheezing, shortness of breath and the likes. How to Understand an Asthma Attack? Some people with asthma might go without an asthma attack for a long period of time and that might get interrupted due to excessive…
  • Effective Tips to Avoid Allergies while Travelling

    admin2
    14 Jul 2015 | 10:28 pm
    Travelling exposes you to numerous things that can bring on allergies and some of them can be really severe. Pollens, certain foods, birds, insects and even fruit bats can bring on allergies. Seasonal allergies usually happen at certain times of the year, and the most common symptoms of getting an allergic reaction is itchy nose and throat, frequent sneezing, wheezing, coughing and even burning eyes. Many people can even develop asthma while travelling just because of allergies. Here are some useful guidelines that will help you to check the possibilities of allergies while travelling –…
  • Bronchitis vs Asthma Symptoms and Treatments

    admin2
    23 Jun 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Both Bronchitis and Asthma cause breathing difficulty and are lung diseases in which the lower airways swell, that causes inflammation. While bronchitis can be a short term illness which lasts for several weeks, asthma can be a recurring disease which causes airway narrowing at regular intervals. Even though similarities exist between the two diseases, asthma and bronchitis are two different ailments with distinct treatment strategies. Difference Between Bronchitis and Asthma Bronchitis is caused due to an infection in the airway coating with a cough, which can last for several weeks. Some of…
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  • Dairy-Free Pickle Pinwheels

    Jamie Kaufmann
    30 Aug 2015 | 10:41 pm
    With the hustle and bustle of summer, our lunches were getting pretty mundane and automatic. Peanut Butter Jelly.  Ham Sandwich.  Call 'er done.  But the cooler weather and back-to-school planning had me take a pause to come up with something new for the boys.  We had been enjoying the ease of baby dill pickles from Aldi all summer.  So it finally hit me that we could take this fun snack a step further.  Think church potluck pinwheels!To make these, I layered lunch meat, cheese, and mayonnaise.  Then I placed a baby pickle onto top of the stack and tightly…
  • Individual Lunch Crock Pot ~ Great for Food Allergies!

    Jamie Kaufmann
    27 Aug 2015 | 9:30 am
    This isn't an amazing sale as much as it is an amazing find.  I had no idea that individual lunch crock pots existed!  I just found this little jewel on Amazon while looking to replace my large crock pot.  This plugs in, has a tight seal twist lid, a removable washable crock inside, and a handy little handle!  Miles would love this for lunch outings or for potlucks.  I would fill it with his favorite soups, spaghetti, meat, veggies, etc.  What a treat!  Especially since I don't love using microwaves and other's microwaves are not allergy safe (think residue…
  • 7 Days of Dairy-Free, Natural Snacks for Kids ~ Dairy-Free Peanut Butter Blender Muffins {Day 4}

    Jamie Kaufmann
    26 Aug 2015 | 7:41 pm
    When I put out a plea on Facebook for any natural sugar treats that I should try for the boys, one friend linked a blender muffin recipe that really intrigued me.  I knew we had to try it.  Turns out, this recipe from Thirty Handmade Days was delicious!  And I even left out the honey.  We topped them with coconut and raisins.  And nobody complained about lack of sweetness...at all!  The one thing I would note is that these used up a lot of my precious peanut butter.  And if you have to use a nut butter, that would be even costlier.  AND next time I…
  • Classical Conversations Supplies on Amazon + $14.99 Laminator Today!

    Jamie Kaufmann
    24 Aug 2015 | 7:19 am
    Celebrate Back-To-School with this highly rated, 4.5 star laminator on sale at Amazon today only! It's 75% off, making it just $14.99.  Free shipping with Amazon Prime or a $35 order.  It comes with 5 pouches. Get 100 more pouches for just $9.99 (regularly $15.99).Other Amazon supplies for Classical Conversations Cycle 1:Classroom Supplies:30 Sharpened Ticonderoga Pencils for $5.97 (Students)Bissell Sweeper for $21.99 ($5 coupon) (Classrooms)24 Green Dry Erase Markers for $8.99 (Maps)8 Ultra Fine Tip Dry Erase Markers $8.88 (Maps, Essentials Charts)Science…
  • Milk-Free Find ~ Stretch Island Fruit Leathers

    Jamie Kaufmann
    23 Aug 2015 | 11:23 am
    Right now you can get grape flavored Stretch Island Fruit Leathers for just 31 cents each.  Great deal for this organic snack and just in time for packing school lunches. Being an Amazon Prime member totally works for our food allergy family.  I can order safe snacks in bulk, have them delivered in 2 days, and no minimum order is required.  LOVE THAT!  I spent so much money bumping orders to $35 for free shipping so the membership has paid for itself in this regard.  Not to mention we love the video and music streaming.  :)  You can try Amazon Prime FREE for…
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    Our Story : The Good, The Bad, And The Food Allergies

  • So Where Was I?

    ChupieandJ'smama (Janeen)
    2 Sep 2015 | 6:12 am
    I started this post a week ago.  New post, take two. I have no idea where I left off.  Summer blew by in a whirl.  I can't believe the boys are back in school again. So what did we do? Vacation: Swimming, Ocean, Fishing and Crabbing.  Good times, Great memories.Food Allergy Walk Cleveland: Little Monkey's 3rd Birthday: Back to school.  8th grade, 6th
  • Happy Birthday Middle Man

    ChupieandJ'smama (Janeen)
    9 Jul 2015 | 12:06 pm
    He turns 11 today!  He's still at camp but we were able to sing happy birthday to him over the phone.  I also sent a safe cupcake to camp so he can celebrate with cake on his birthday.
  • Boy Scout Camp With Food Allergies

    ChupieandJ'smama (Janeen)
    6 Jul 2015 | 12:05 pm
    I hope all my U.S. friends had a wonderful and safe Fourth of July.  We pretty much stayed here and just relaxed and had a low key weekend.  It's rare that we get one of those so I was loving it.Hubs and Middle Man left for a week of Boy Scout camp.  Is it a food allergy friendly camp?  Nope.  Not really.  But we are working with it.We decided that there is no way Middle Man can go to camp
  • Hooray For Summer!

    ChupieandJ'smama (Janeen)
    24 Jun 2015 | 5:50 am
    I really thought that when school was out that we'd have more time to relax and just enjoy the day.  So far, not so much.I feel like we've been even busier than when we were in school.We've had lots of doctor appointments due to Middle Man's asthma being out of control.  Poor kid has been on steroids for weeks now.  This pollen season has really knocked him for a loop.We've also had several
  • Along Came Pollen - Jon Stewart and The Daily Show

    ChupieandJ'smama (Janeen)
    1 Jun 2015 | 5:08 am
    This video is hysterical. I was totally cheering on Jon Stewart through this whole video, then Mike Tringale from the AAFA came on and set the record straight. Maybe this really is the worst allergy season ever... The Daily ShowGet More: Daily Show Full Episodes,The Daily Show on Facebook,Daily Show Video Archive
 
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  • Food Allergy Counseling: 3 Reasons Why Using Meditation To Help Manage Food Allergy Anxiety Makes Sense

    10 Aug 2015 | 2:58 pm
    The roof at The Metropolitan Museum August 7, 2015There are ton of reasons why you don’t meditate and most of them I’ve heard myself say, too.I don’t get what meditation is exactly.I’ve heard of meditation but it sounds difficult.It sounds religious but I’m not religious.It sounds spiritual but I’m not spiritual.I heard you need something called a “mantra”. I don’t have a mantra.I don’t do yoga and meditation is a yoga thing, right? I’m not a Buddhist and this is a Buddhist thing, right?It’s not for me.I don't have time.I’m too busy.I tried it before and it…
  • Recipe: Quick Strawberry Jam, Food Allergy Free

    28 Jul 2015 | 9:38 am
    “Too acidic. Too many. About to turn.”That’s what I saw when I looked at the huge clamshell of organic Driscoll strawberries that I purchased at Costco recently. What to do with them? Easy. Make a quick jam.Also called a refrigerator jam, these are made with few ingredients, no pectin and no sterilization of jars. This jam is meant to be eaten within a few days of making and trust me, it won’t last longer because you will be gobbling it down and spreading it on everything.For the OAS amongst us (a nice explanation of Oral AllergySyndrome here on Allergic Living Magazine) cooking ripe…
  • Food Allergy Counseling: Confronting Versus Avoiding Your Food Allergy Fears

    7 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    Recently, I went to a business lunch with two women who work in the food allergy sphere and I was feeling nervous. Not about meeting with them; they were lovely and we had an excellent bonding conversation and lunch. No, I felt nervous about eating. Even though I picked the restaurant, called ahead, the restaurant has my food allergy needs on file and they double-checked with me when I arrived. Still. I felt anxious. Sometimes, I can do all of my dining out steps and everything can be fine and still I feel nervous.   Sometimes, I can do all of my best anxiety…
  • Recipe: 4 Ingredient Pulled Pork

    6 Jul 2015 | 5:16 am
    I have never made pulled pork before. In fact, I rarely make pork or even eat it. Except for bacon occasionally (at landmarc at Time Warner Center or purchased to be cooked from Marlow & Daughters in Brooklyn), I’m hardly a pork aficionado but I saw this recipe on my Allergic Girl Facebook feed a few weeks back and thought: this looks dead easy and delicious.Brown sugar, salt, pepper and pork but plus time – what could be simpler? For this July 4th, my family did a small picnic and I asked my mom to make this – I made dessert. She made the pork butt (really a rolled up…
  • Recipe: Burger Salad

    19 Jun 2015 | 6:30 am
    If you’ve been reading my blog for a while you know my taste in food: clean, easy, delicious, using whole foods and seasonably available ingredients, few processed things and just plain yum. This is less of a recipe and more of a riff on a dish I had several years back and burger restaurant off of University Place now closed, called The Stand. They made a burger salad: three little slider burgers on top of a big bowl of salad dressed with oil, vinegar, salt, pepper and parmesan. Immediately I knew this was my new jam! Food allergy free for me and so easy, why did I think of it? I created my…
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  • Cake Batter Pudding Parfaits

    Alisa Fleming
    3 Sep 2015 | 12:30 pm
    This recipe for cake batter pudding parfaits was submitted by Michele Kusma as a Sweet entry in the BIG Snackable Recipe Contest (entries are closed, but see the post for winners!). The contest is a celebration of our new FREE Snackable eBook with delicious, original Sweet, Savory and Sippable Dairy-Free Recipes. Download and enjoy it now via PDF, iTunes, Kindle, Kobo or [...] The post Cake Batter Pudding Parfaits appeared first on Go Dairy Free.
  • Spicy Mexican Ceviche

    Alisa Fleming
    3 Sep 2015 | 9:59 am
    Last year I marveled at a chef demonstration when he so easily and quickly demonstrated homemade ceviche. Pathetically, I hadn’t realized that the seafood was “cooked” from the acidity of the citrus, nor that you could make it with anything other than shrimp (he used salmon)! This easy Mexican ceviche recipe goes a step further, using [...] The post Spicy Mexican Ceviche appeared first on Go Dairy Free.
  • Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

    Alisa Fleming
    2 Sep 2015 | 8:50 am
    We’ve arrived at Month 5 of my Dairy-Free 3-Book Journey, and I do have good news – one of my new dairy-free books is complete (now editing and all), and the other two are well underway! I’ll be officially announcing the finished book soon, we just need to redesign the cover as I changed the title. It’s over 100 dairy-free [...] The post Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal appeared first on Go Dairy Free.
  • Sweet Potato Spice Frozen Latte

    Alisa Fleming
    1 Sep 2015 | 8:01 am
    Today is the official launch of The Easy Vegan Cookbook by the amazing Kathy Hester. Thanks to my work with Allergic Living magazine, I had the chance to preview this title and selected it as one of only three books that made our cut for the print reviews. It’s that good. As you know, I like to [...] The post Sweet Potato Spice Frozen Latte appeared first on Go Dairy Free.
  • Chia Chai Banana Popsicles

    Alisa Fleming
    31 Aug 2015 | 2:57 pm
    These chia chai banana popsicles may contain just 5 ingredients, but they’re a wonderful, nutritious combination that is completely new to us! Both kids and adults will love the cool creamy backdrop complimented by warm flavor notes. This recipe is a Sweet entry in the BIG Snackable Recipe Contest (over $3500 in cash prizes available!) submitted by Mimi Chang. [...] The post Chia Chai Banana Popsicles appeared first on Go Dairy Free.
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  • Respiratory allergy caused by house dust mites: Inhaled mite aeroallergens are unusually virulent (2015 review)

    Ves Dimov
    27 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    The house dust mite (HDM) is a major perennial allergen source and a significant cause of allergic asthma. However, awareness of the condition remains generally low. Prevalence data for HDM allergen sensitization vary from 65 to 130 million persons in the general population worldwide to as many as 50% among asthmatic patients. Inhaled mite aeroallergens are unusually virulent: they are able to activate both the adaptive and innate immune responses. Translation of silent sensitization into symptomatic disease is still incompletely understood. Improved understanding of HDMs, their allergens,…
  • The next generation sequencing of microbiome of lower airways

    Ves Dimov
    26 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    For many years, the human lower airways were considered a sterile environment where the presence of microorganisms was interpreted as an abnormal health state. Not anymore. High-throughput sequencing-based studies have led to a shift in this perception. Even in healthy conditions the lower airways show either a transient presence or a permanent colonization by microorganisms. This review summarizes the methodology pertinent to high-throughput sequencing studies, based on amplicon sequencing, and discusses good practices and common pitfalls: http://www.waojournal.org/content/8/1/23The…
  • Genetic profiles for personalized and precision medicine in asthma

    Ves Dimov
    19 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    Pharmacogenetic approaches have already become useful in other pulmonary diseases to identify individuals most likely to respond to costly biologic therapies. One example is the discovery of ivacaftor for treatment of cystic fibrosis related to CFTR Gly551Asp gene. Is asthma next? It is possible that variants in in IL4RA gene could serve as biomarkers for biologic drugs currently under development, such as dupilumab.DNA should be collected in drug trial cohorts and made available for pharmacogenetic studies. In time, the costs of high-throughput genotyping and DNA sequencing will continue to…
  • Assessment of Small Airways with Computed Tomography (CT) Leaves More to be Desired

    Ves Dimov
    22 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    Computed tomography (CT) assessment of air trapping has been considered useful as a measure of small airway disease. Mean lung density (MLD) and the percentage of the lung field occupied by low attenuation area (LAA%) can be evaluated automatically, and their expiratory/inspiratory (E/I) ratios correlate with asthma severity and spirometry parameters. However, mosaic attenuation, another indicator of air trapping, has been assessed visually, and its functional relevance remains controversial.This retrospective study of 36 nonsmoking patients with stable asthma attempted to correlate mosaic…
  • Real-Time Activation of One Mast Cell - NEJM video

    Ves Dimov
    14 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Real-Time Activation of a Mast Cell by Substance P: Photomicroscopy of one human mast cell placed between two cover slips and perfused with the neuropeptide substance P shows degranulation in real time as observed with the use of Nomarski (three-dimensional) optics. See the related NEJM article, "Mast Cells, Mastocytosis, and Related Disorders" http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMra1409760 Posted at Allergy Notes. Stay updated and subscribe, follow us on Twitter and connect on Facebook.
 
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  • Food Allergy Consumer: Auvi-Q Epinephrine Auto-Injector

    30 Aug 2015 | 8:35 am
    In the United States, we have three choices for epinephrine auto-injectors: Epipen, Auvi-Q and generic. When my son was first diagnosed, he was prescribed Epipen Jr. He carried his Epipens in a waistbelt. As he grew, he switched to the adult-size Epipens. This year, we asked the allergist for a prescription for Auvi-Q, and it is so much easier to carry them discreetly! Unlike Epipens, no carrying case is needed for Auvi-Q. It is designed to fit easily into a pocket or a purse. It contains the same amount of epinephrine as an Epipen, and comes in a 2-pak like Epipen. In addition, the Auvi-Q…
  • Epinephrine Injectors in Public Places: Is Massachusetts Next?

    16 Aug 2015 | 6:42 pm
    Wouldn't it be great if epinephrine injectors were available in public venues? Allergic reactions can happen anywhere, and with the rise in food allergies, it just makes sense! According to the MetroWest Daily News, a law making epinephrine injectors available in public venues already exists in 16 states. A bill is now in committee in the Massachusetts Senate and is awaiting a hearing. Stay tuned! And if you are in Massachusetts, please contact your local state senator to support this bill!
  • Food Allergy News: Change is Coming to the Skies

    13 Aug 2015 | 5:54 pm
    Senators Mark Kirk, Jeanne Shaheen and Mark Warner recently proposed a bill in the U.S. Senate which could change air travel for individuals managing food allergies and for those yet undiagnosed. The Airline Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act of 2015,  S. 1972, would require that air carriers clarify that the "1:1,000 epinephrine ampules" "in emergency medical kits carried on aircraft" are to treat anaphylactic reactions. Air carriers would be required to carry--at a minimum--1 set of epinephrine injectors for individuals weighing less than 66 pounds and 1 set for those weighing over 66…
  • Peanut-Free, Nut-Free Coffee Ice Cream #NatlIceCreamDay

    19 Jul 2015 | 6:56 pm
     Every few days, I make a batch of peanut-free, nut-free ice cream for my son with our Cuisinart Ice Cream. His favorite flavor right now is coffee ice cream, and I just made a new batch today--National Ice Cream Day!If you use a Cuisinart Ice Cream machine, it only takes 30 minutes to make. I try to always keep the bowl in the freezer ready to use. It has to stay in the freezer for at least  8 hours to successfully make a batch of ice cream.Ingredients:1-2 teaspoons Autocrat Coffee Syrup (or your fav brand!)1 teaspoon Vanilla2 cups Heavy Cream1/2 cup Granulated Sugar1 cup MilkIn a…
  • Food Allergy Consumer: Philly Swirl

    11 Jul 2015 | 12:17 pm
    My two sons and I enjoyed sampling Philly Swirl products and are very happy to share our experience with you! Philly Swirl was even kind enough to send their frozen treats direct to us, which was both impressive and exciting on a warm summer day. We found each Philly Swirl product to be as delicious and fun to eat as the next. The flavors are different than Popsicles or other freeze pops-- distinct fruity combinations and the CottonCandy flavor actually tastes like cotton candy! Some of the flavors include: Rainbow, CottonCandy, Sunburst, Hurricane, CherryMelon, and Blueberry Jam. Not only…
 
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  • Allergy Perils Await Your Child This Fall – What to Watch Out For and What to Do

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    24 Aug 2015 | 6:10 pm
    Back-to-school season can expose your child to a wide variety of allergens. It’s almost September — time for school, football, cross-country, marching band and soccer. There are lots of allergy traps for your child out there. Read on to find out what to look for — and what to do about it. At school, three immediate threats come to mind. Number one is dust. Most classrooms sit empty over the summer, giving dust plenty of time to settle on tables, books, window frames, etc. Dust mites find a way of hiding inside of window coverings and light fixtures and lurking deep in hidden…
  • The What, Where and When of Allergies

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    30 Jul 2015 | 6:06 pm
    The AllerVision Allergy Map will show you the biggest allergen offenders in your area and when they cause the most damage. Click here to see it. Maybe you’ve had an allergy test and you have a list of allergens that cause your symptoms. (If not, click here and AllerVision can help you find a provider who will give you the answers you deserve!) But unless you’re a botanist, you probably don’t know what most of those allergens looks like. And even if you do, you may not know when you need to watch out for them. Don’t worry, we have you covered! … Click on the caption…
  • Do You Know What You’re REALLY Allergic To?

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    15 Jul 2015 | 6:47 pm
    Flowering trees do not usually trigger allergies. If you start sneezing when you encounter one, chances are that other trees — or other allergens altogether — are to blame. Consider this: you walk down the street and see a beautiful tree with blooming purple flowers. As you get closer, you start to sneeze uncontrollably. It’s obvious you’re allergic to the tree, right? Probably not… First, trees with flowers are usually insect pollinated, not wind pollinated. Pollen carried by insects rarely ever makes it into your system. So if it is pollen that’s causing your…
  • Does Your Child Have Allergies?… Are You Sure?

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    18 Jun 2015 | 3:25 pm
    Allergies can cause a wide variety of symptoms, many of which you might not expect. Viruses, bacteria, allergens — there’s any number of small organisms that can make children feel bad. Often the hardest part of treatment is determining the true cause of your child’s illness. For instance, is the latest ear infections the result of a “bug” going around day care or is grass pollen triggering an allergy? Compounding the situation, allergies manifest themselves in many different ways. Of course, everyone knows that allergies can cause sniffles, watery eyes and…
  • Do You Have Allergies? Here’s a Quick Test

    AllerVision LLC
    20 May 2015 | 9:00 am
    Allergies cause a wide range of maladies. Have you had an allergy test? This time of year, allergies can cause all kinds of problems. More than 25% of Americans suffer from allergies to environmental factors from pollen to dust to mold to pet dander. Allergies are to blame for all kinds of symptoms including headaches, sinus infections, rashes, chronic cough, wheezing, eye problems and MANY more. So how do you know if you have allergies? Discovery starts with this simple score sheet. For each item below, answer 0 for no symptoms to 5 for severe symptoms. If you score a 2 or higher on any…
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  • Allergy Perils Await Your Child This Fall – What to Watch Out For and What to Do

    AllerVision LLC
    24 Aug 2015 | 6:10 pm
    Back-to-school season can expose your child to a wide variety of allergens. It’s almost September — time for school, football, cross-country, marching band and soccer. There are lots of allergy traps for your child out there. Read on to find out what to look for — and what to do about it. At school, three immediate threats come to mind. Number one is dust. Most classrooms sit empty over the summer, giving dust plenty of time to settle on tables, books, window frames, etc. Dust mites find a way of hiding inside of window coverings and light fixtures and lurking deep in hidden…
  • The What, Where and When of Allergies

    AllerVision LLC
    30 Jul 2015 | 6:06 pm
    The AllerVision Allergy Map will show you the biggest allergen offenders in your area and when they cause the most damage. Click here to see it. Maybe you’ve had an allergy test and you have a list of allergens that cause your symptoms. (If not, click here and AllerVision can help you find a provider who will give you the answers you deserve!) But unless you’re a botanist, you probably don’t know what most of those allergens looks like. And even if you do, you may not know when you need to watch out for them. Don’t worry, we have you covered! … Click on the caption…
  • Do You Know What You’re REALLY Allergic To?

    AllerVision LLC
    15 Jul 2015 | 6:47 pm
    Flowering trees do not usually trigger allergies. If you start sneezing when you encounter one, chances are that other trees — or other allergens altogether — are to blame. Consider this: you walk down the street and see a beautiful tree with blooming purple flowers. As you get closer, you start to sneeze uncontrollably. It’s obvious you’re allergic to the tree, right? Probably not… First, trees with flowers are usually insect pollinated, not wind pollinated. Pollen carried by insects rarely ever makes it into your system. So if it is pollen that’s causing your…
  • Does Your Child Have Allergies?… Are You Sure?

    AllerVision LLC
    18 Jun 2015 | 3:25 pm
    Allergies can cause a wide variety of symptoms, many of which you might not expect. Viruses, bacteria, allergens — there’s any number of small organisms that can make children feel bad. Often the hardest part of treatment is determining the true cause of your child’s illness. For instance, is the latest ear infections the result of a “bug” going around day care or is grass pollen triggering an allergy? Compounding the situation, allergies manifest themselves in many different ways. Of course, everyone knows that allergies can cause sniffles, watery eyes and…
  • Do You Have Allergies? Here’s a Quick Test

    AllerVision LLC
    20 May 2015 | 9:00 am
    Allergies cause a wide range of maladies. Have you had an allergy test? This time of year, allergies can cause all kinds of problems. More than 25% of Americans suffer from allergies to environmental factors from pollen to dust to mold to pet dander. Allergies are to blame for all kinds of symptoms including headaches, sinus infections, rashes, chronic cough, wheezing, eye problems and MANY more. So how do you know if you have allergies? Discovery starts with this simple score sheet. For each item below, answer 0 for no symptoms to 5 for severe symptoms. If you score a 2 or higher on any…
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