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  • Emergency epinephrine used 38 times in Chicago public schools

    Allergy News From Medical News Today
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    The Chicago Public School (CPS) system used emergency epinephrine in 38 cases during the 2012-2013 school year and more than half of these cases were for first-time events.
  • Amazing-Solutions

    Allergy News
    25 Oct 2014 | 8:58 am
    It cleans your laundry down to the microscopic level. Add 2 ounces to a laundry load and your clothing, towels, bed linen, pet beds & cushions, animal toys and other household laundry items come out truly clean ? because Mite-Nix Anti-Allergy Laundry Rinse destroys the millions of invisible dust and pet allergens that cling to them and cause allergy symptoms.
  • Peanut in house dust linked to peanut allergy in children with skin gene mutation

    Allergy News -- ScienceDaily
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:11 am
    A strong link between exposure to peanut protein in household dust during infancy and the development of peanut allergy in children genetically predisposed to a skin barrier defect has been discovered by researchers.
  • Cops: Man smashes 10 commandments

    CNN.com - Top Stories
    26 Oct 2014 | 1:45 am
    Though he told authorities that the devil made him do it, Satanists disapproved, after a man allegedly shattered a stone copy of the Ten Commandments last week.
  • In Overweight Kids, There Are Mistaken Asthma Symptoms - And Overuse Of Medication

    Allergies News
    25 Oct 2014 | 4:27 pm
    … of asthma-related quality of life in overweight/obese children with asthma (BMI … problematic nature of asthma among obese children with early-onset, allergic asthma may stem … GERD, asthma-related symptoms and medication utilization.  "Obese children with asthma need …
 
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  • Amazing-Solutions

    25 Oct 2014 | 8:58 am
    It cleans your laundry down to the microscopic level. Add 2 ounces to a laundry load and your clothing, towels, bed linen, pet beds & cushions, animal toys and other household laundry items come out truly clean ? because Mite-Nix Anti-Allergy Laundry Rinse destroys the millions of invisible dust and pet allergens that cling to them and cause allergy symptoms.
  • Looking For An Alternative to Allergy Shots? Brick Doctor May Have Your Answer

    22 Oct 2014 | 6:56 pm
    When most people think of allergy testing, they think of dozens of little pinpricks, up and down their back, each one checking for a response to a specific substance: mold, grasses, pet dander. When Alysha Simmons finally agreed to go for allergy testing, after years of constant health issues, the testing she underwent was nothing like that.
  • Cockroaches and Mice Top U.S. Government List of Home Deficiencies

    20 Oct 2014 | 3:44 pm
    About one in 10 occupants surveyed have seen evidence of cockroaches or mice in their homes. Also troubling are the other top home deficiencies listed, including open cracks or holes and exposed wiring, which can lead to or be exacerbated by pest infestations.
  • Making light of food allergies

    20 Oct 2014 | 11:47 am
    I2-lactoglobulin is present in the whey fraction of milk and is used to make whey cheeses, like ricotta © Shutterstock Researchers in Spain are taking steps towards 'allergy-free' food, by treating allergy-inducing proteins with a pulsed light treatment that makes them easier to digest. The scientists at the University of Granada and the AZTI-Tecnalia Food Research Institute studied the protein I2-lactoglobulin, which acts as an excellent emulsifier in milk and other food products but has a compact structure that defies easy digestion.
  • Your health: Dealing with fall allergies

    20 Oct 2014 | 7:55 am
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  • Peanut in house dust linked to peanut allergy in children with skin gene mutation

    21 Oct 2014 | 7:11 am
    A strong link between exposure to peanut protein in household dust during infancy and the development of peanut allergy in children genetically predisposed to a skin barrier defect has been discovered by researchers.
  • Emergency epinephrine used 38 times in Chicago Public School academic year

    20 Oct 2014 | 7:55 am
    During the 2012-2013 school year, 38 Chicago Public School students and staff were given emergency medication for potentially life-threatening allergic reactions. The impact during the initiative's first year underscores the need for stocking undesignated epinephrine in schools across the country.
  • Pediatric allergology: Fresh milk keeps infections at bay

    20 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Infants fed on fresh rather than UHT cow’s milk are less prone to infection, new research suggests. The authors recommend the use of alternative processing methods to preserve the protectants found in the natural product.
  • Key step in allergic reactions revealed

    14 Oct 2014 | 5:35 am
    By studying the mode of action of the interleukin-33 protein, an alarmin for white blood cells, a team of researchers has been able to evidence truncated forms of the protein that act as potent activators of the cells responsible for triggering allergic reactions. This breakthrough in the understanding of the mechanisms underlying allergy could have important applications in the treatment of asthma and other allergic diseases such as eczema and allergic rhinitis.
  • Unusual skin cancer linked to chronic allergy from metal orthopedic implant

    9 Oct 2014 | 12:38 pm
    In rare cases, patients with allergies to metals develop persistent skin rashes after metal devices are implanted near the skin. New research suggests these patients may be at increased risk of an unusual and aggressive form of skin cancer.
 
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  • Cops: Man smashes 10 commandments

    26 Oct 2014 | 1:45 am
    Though he told authorities that the devil made him do it, Satanists disapproved, after a man allegedly shattered a stone copy of the Ten Commandments last week.
  • Cops: That crash was no accident

    26 Oct 2014 | 1:44 am
    After not being allowed to donate plasma, a woman in Florida responded by sending hospitals something else -- new patients.
  • Will UNC's fake classes invalidate degrees?

    26 Oct 2014 | 12:52 am
    What happens to the 3,100 students who enrolled in fake classes and now have degrees stamped with the seal of the University of North Carolina -- an institution that is consistently ranked among the nation's top public schools?
  • She twice tested negative for Ebola

    26 Oct 2014 | 12:33 am
    Kaci Hickox, a nurse under mandatory quarantine in New Jersey, writes in a Texas newspaper that the change could lead to medical professionals being treated like "criminals and prisoners."
  • NYC: New Ebola policy 'real stunner'

    26 Oct 2014 | 12:06 am
    A nurse isolated after returning from West Africa says she felt like a "criminal," and local and federal officials were caught off guard by increased screening at airports in New York and New Jersey.
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  • In Overweight Kids, There Are Mistaken Asthma Symptoms - And Overuse Of Medication

    25 Oct 2014 | 4:27 pm
    … of asthma-related quality of life in overweight/obese children with asthma (BMI … problematic nature of asthma among obese children with early-onset, allergic asthma may stem … GERD, asthma-related symptoms and medication utilization.  "Obese children with asthma need …
  • Use teal pumpkins to raise awareness of food allergies this Halloween

    25 Oct 2014 | 2:56 pm
    … of food allergies? Through the Teal Pumpkin Project by Food Allergy Research … Project originated with the Food Allergy Community of Eastern Tennessee, or … visiting your house may have allergies. FACET and FARE both emphasized …
  • Garden Q&A: The roadside goldenrod isn't your allergy nightmare

    25 Oct 2014 | 1:05 pm
    … roads and I’m so allergic to it. Do you know … allergy problems at this time of the year? I definitely understand allergies … not at fault for our allergies. Goldenrod produces a spray of …
  • Quebec food allergy fair boosts awareness about growing disease

    25 Oct 2014 | 10:15 am
    … help people manage allergies and to raise awareness about allergic diseases on … Quebec City. Allergic diseases – including asthma, eczema, hay fever, food allergies and environmental allergies – are becoming … the Food Allergy Fair is showing people living with allergies that they …
  • Overweight Asthmatic Children Risk Overusing Medication

    25 Oct 2014 | 8:52 am
    … accurate overweight/obese children with asthma were in using their medications … of life quality associated with asthma and more gastrointestinal symptoms measured … of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology's scientific journal, Journal of Allergy and …
 
 
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  • How to Treat Pet Allergies Naturally?

    admin2
    28 Sep 2014 | 10:15 pm
    Most of you must have pets and the obvious choice for these pets is either a dog or a cat or mostly furry animals. Some of you may even have birds and fishes and tarantulas as pets but the first two choices are the most common and they also come with a lot of skin allergies and other allergic problems. How to Identify if it is a Pet Allergy Check beneath their fur to see if the pet has rashes, broken skin or small blisters. If you find something like these then you must treat your pet for allergies. Your cat or dog may be suffering from dandruff and you may not know it. Check to see if the…
  • How to Deal with Food Allergies in Kids?

    admin2
    23 Sep 2014 | 11:50 pm
    If you have stopped your child from taking a bite into that peanut butter cookie then you are not alone and you do not need to feel bad about it. There are more than 12 million children all over the world who are allergic to various food items and their parents have to stop them from eating such things. But the most important thing is to understand what items your child is allergic to. Starting from milk your child could be allergic to almost anything. The most common ones are peanuts, mushrooms, chocolates, prawns, eggplants, cauliflowers, poppy, almonds and even cashew. These are just a few…
  • Alternative Ways of Treating Asthma

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    16 Sep 2014 | 11:41 pm
    When we talk of a non-drug treatment of curing asthma it is important to think of techniques of increasing the body’s ability to immune itself from the attacks. There have been many success stories in using these treatments though opinions vary across the globe regarding its efficacy. Below given are some of the alternative ways of treating asthma. The Options of Alternative Treatment to Cure Asthma Chinese Herbs Its advisable to take recourse to herbs and vitamins. A Chinese herb called ding-chan tang and Ma-Huang reduces the inflammation and reduces the pain. Coleus Forshkholii contains…
  • Yoga: A Solution to your Asthma Attacks

    admin2
    7 Sep 2014 | 10:32 pm
    When you are suffering from coughing, wheezing and tightness in your chest after a brisk walk or a round of physical exercise you are probably suffering from a bronchial disorder called asthma. Its a misnomer to think that asthma patients should not exert at all. With the help of yoga you can actually find a solution to these asthma attacks. In simple terms, an integrated approach of yoga includes several components: breathing, asanas, pranayama, meditation and devotional sessions. With asthma emerging as a major impediment in elderly (and even not so old) people, yoga has emerged as a…
  • Tips to get Prepared for the Allergy Season

    admin2
    31 Aug 2014 | 10:19 pm
    The arrival of spring season can get bothersome as it is the season of allergy for those who are sensitive to the affects of pollens after being cooped up during the period of winter season. When the flower starts to bloom you can experience runny nose as well as itchy eyes. As per the reports of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, about 40 millions of populations suffer from indoor and outdoor allergies over the world. Hence to enjoy the beauty of nature without suffering from the pollens and molds, you need to some precautions as follows. Cleaning Dust can be regarded as the most…
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  • Oskar Humidifier Now in Technicolor!

    20 Oct 2014 | 4:08 am
    So maybe they're not quite as colorful as technicolor, but you do now have a wider selection when it comes to choosing the Oskar top-fill humidifier that is right for your home. Last season, the Oskar humidifiers quickly took their place as some of the most popular humidifiers we offer. From a unique modern design and quiet operation to an easy, top-fill feature and the ability to use nearly any type of water, it's fairly easy to see why the Oskars have been a strong choice amongst those looking to restore moisture and comfort to their homes during the cooler, drier fall and winter…
  • Allerdent - A New Alternative to Immunotherapy

    18 Oct 2014 | 5:03 am
    While immunotherapy is the most effective method for allergy management, it's more difficult to make it as much of a habit as say, brushing your teeth.... until now? You soon may be able to do just that immunotherapy WHILE brushing your teeth! Allergy patients at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City are currently brushing with Allerdent, a specially formulated immunotherapy toothpaste delevoped by Dr. William Reisacher and Allovate, LLC. Allovate, LLC. is a start up pharmaceutical company, specializing in innovative and improved approaches to allergy immunotherapy. Using…
  • Medical Clowns for Allergies? Helpful or Just Creepy?

    17 Oct 2014 | 2:46 am
    After watching the second episode of American Horror Story: Freak Show, I found a study in this month's Allergy Journal about using "medical clowns" to help entertain and distract children while receiving skin prick tests (SPT) and allergy shots. With Halloween nearly upon us, this blog could not have provided a more opportune time to discuss the fear that clowns instill into both children and adults. Before I get to this though, let's take a look at the study.The Sackler School of Medicine of Tel-Aviv University and the Allergy and Clinical Immunology Unit, Meir Hospital, Kfar-Saba…
  • Trick or Treat! Two New Humidifiers by Pure Guardian

    16 Oct 2014 | 8:50 am
    While the leaves have yet to turn here in Atlanta, it is certainly feeling like fall. Mornings in the 50's, cool breezes at night, and longer stretches with nothing but cool, dry air are all good indicators that summer is officially in the books (not to mention the Halloween decorations popping up). Not only can you expect trick-or-treaters to be show up on your doorstep in the hopes of making the local dentist a very happy man, but all this cooler, dry weather can bring out more than a few ghosts and goblins. Even though a Pure Guardian humidifier doesn't come with candy to appease…
  • Ebola in OH - A Common Sense Perspective

    15 Oct 2014 | 8:59 am
    I've avoided writing about this topic for about as long as possible, but with my entire family being in Ohio, two nurses in the family, and the recent revelation about a second Dallas nurse who tested positive for Ebola a day after visiting family in Akron, OH, it seems like a good time to finally broach the topic. This isn't to say we've not had our share of call from people concerned with Ebola, because as the days have ticked by the frequency of calls has steadily climbed. So I wanted to go over a few things about Ebola, how it spreads, and touch on some things in terms of…
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  • Teal Pumpkin Project

    22 Oct 2014 | 8:58 am
    We have ALWAYS offered non food items for Trick or Treaters. Even as a child my Father bought a 100 pack of Halloween Pencils, that lasted us years of visitors. Party Packagers offers a large section of non food items, Skeleton sun glasses, sheets of stickers and more many more items. I'll also offer candy in a seperate bowl. My local dollar store was out of teal paint so I'll mix my blue, green and a little white paint together, to get teal paint. Allergy Safe Candy Allergy Concerns: Paint Made From Nuts Paint Made From Milk Paint Made From Eggs
  • Shaking Hands, and Washing Hands

    20 Aug 2014 | 12:54 pm
    Years ago I was at service, before the end of the service the Minister said that she just got over a cold and would not be shaking hands after the service. After service she kept her hands tucked away as she greeted people, sometimes greating people with a nod of the head. I was impressed with this act, and it stuck with me, as an act of kindness. I usually avoid being out and about at the peek of an illness, I have however copied the act, expressing that I'm getting over a cold and don't wish to share my germs, then gave a small nod, of respect to my greater. I have also declined a hand…
  • No No's Are Here

    15 May 2014 | 11:18 am
    No No's have been Launched! From Premiumc Chocolatiers Delicious Vegan Colored Chocolate candies made of our famous Milkless chocolate. Net Wt. 3 oz. All Natural. Milk Free, Peanut Tree Nut Free, Gluten Free, Egg Free, Vegan. All dairy free, nut free, and gluten free chocolates to indulge chocolate lovers of all types. These are suitable for those with milk allergy, peanut/ tree nut allergy, and egg and gluten allergy and sensitivities. Vegetarians, Vegans, and Lactose Intolerant as well as Kosher Pareve consumers and food allergy sufferers can now enjoy quality milk like, though dairy free…
  • Allergy Awareness Books in Libraries

    21 Mar 2014 | 6:35 am
    News From No Biggie Bunch50 States - 500 Libraries Already making a difference! The No Biggie Bunch is on a mission to put bundles of books in 500 US public libraries across the nation. Thanks to tremendous support in our first week, over 175 libraries are already slated to receive books. 325 to go, and we're committed to reaching our goal! Anything you can do to spread the word or contribute to 50 States-500 Libraries will help put these food allergy resources for kids in libraries across the nation, reaching the little hands that need them most. Each state in the US is at a different level…
  • Schools Carrying Medications

    12 Feb 2014 | 8:00 am
    Schools are sometimes required, sometimes choose to have additional epipens available in the office. These additional Epipens/ Auvi-Q/ Allerject injectors serve as back up supplies for diagnosed allergic students, as well as for the event a student/ staff member has a first time reaction at school. Schools are now dealing with how to store these. In my opinion the supplies should be stored in a unlocked, visible storage unit that is easily recoginized for what it contains. Here are some suppliers of such containers, I predict this is a growing market. Allergy Emergency Kit EpiNOW Allergy…
 
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  • Dairy-Free Chocolate Chunks (Enjoy Life) For $3.66 Today!

    Jamie Kaufmann
    25 Oct 2014 | 8:12 am
    These are our very favorite dairy-free and allergy-friendly chocolate chunks!  I bake with them, we melt them for dipping, use them in trail mix, and we eat them plain!  One of our favorite recipes is Pan Smores using Enjoy Life chunks.Today on Amazon you can get Enjoy Life Semi Sweet Mega Chunks, 10-Ounce (Pack of 6) for $21.96.  That's $3.66 a bag, which is my target price as it's hard to find them for under $5.  The price may change at any time.  I got an email saying this is today's deal.  Certified gluten freeNo wheat, dairy, peanuts, tree…
  • Dairy-Free Candy Corn

    Jamie Kaufmann
    25 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Original Post:  10/16/12Jelly Belly Gourmet Candy Corn is dairy-free!  Most all other candy corn that I look at is at least processed in a plant with milk.  And these are TASTY!It's really hard to find Jelly Belly Candy Corn locally.  So I'm turning to my trusty Amazon this year. We are Amazon Prime members which means we can place any size orders and get free 2-day shipping.  It pays off in the end for us because I'm not bumping every order to $35 when I need something little. You can read the ingredients on Amazon.  The packaging says they contain soy and…
  • Teal Pumpkin Project Trunk or Treat!

    Jamie Kaufmann
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:46 pm
  • Easy DIY Apple Cider

    Jamie Kaufmann
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:52 am
    Original Post: 10/27/11Are you hosting some Halloween, Thanksgiving, or even Christmas gatherings and want to serve hot apple cider on the cheap? One gallon of apple cider can run about $5 and the spices to pour in are about another $5 per gallon.I learned from looking up the Starbuck's Caramel Apple Cider recipe that Starbuck's uses this little trick:Apple JUICE + Cinnamon Syrup = Good Apple CiderAnd purchasing Cinnamon Syrup would have blown my frugal mission as well so I made my own.CINNAMON SYRUP 1/2 cup white sugar 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon…
  • Easy Dairy-Free Caramel Popcorn Balls

    Jamie Kaufmann
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Original Post:  10-30-13As with me and any holiday, I tend to kick it in gear....oh....24 hours in advance.  Hence, today's experiment for caramel popcorn.  :)  I hope you still have time to make these for Halloween tomorrow, if you choose.  Actually, they are pretty quick to make.  So let's get started!For an allergy-safe Halloween this year, we decided to try something new.  I organized a progressive fire pit dinner on our block.  One house will have hot dog roasting, one house will have smores, and our house will have hot "cheater" apple cider and…
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    Our Story : The Good, The Bad, And The Food Allergies

  • Day 25: The Serenity Prayer

    ChupieandJ'smama (Janeen)
    25 Oct 2014 | 3:20 pm
    There is peace in remembering: I worry about things have no control over.  Sometimes you just have to give it to God.
  • Day 24: Prayer

    ChupieandJ'smama (Janeen)
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:49 am
    (This post is part of the 31 Day Writing Challenge.  For previous posts click HERE) Prayer is really the number one way for me to get a peaceful home.  I know I've waited until day 24 to share this, but it's really number one on the list. When I don't take the time to pray, my attitude and my soul reflects that. I know I don't pray enough.  I know it.  I get so wrapped up in the day and all
  • Day 23: Menu Planning And Planning Ahead

    ChupieandJ'smama (Janeen)
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:45 am
    (This post is part of the 31 Day Writing Challenge.  For previous posts click HERE) I'm a planner by nature.  So this is something that I already do.  Oh the stress it saves me. I menu plan I try to plan my cleaning (but that is more fluid depending on how things go) Vacations are planned months in advance Birthday Parties are planned on Pinterest so I have all my ideas in one location
  • Day 22: Managing And Decreasing Screen Time

    ChupieandJ'smama (Janeen)
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:16 am
    (This post is part of the 31 Day Writing Challenge.  For previous posts click HERE) I started this 31 Day Writing Challenge because I fell off of the blogging wagon.  I can tell you exactly when that happened.  I stopped blogging the day I joined Facebook.  There's only so much time in the day.  And I spend a large portion of it on Facebook checking status updates, conversing with Facebook
  • Day 21: Simplify

    ChupieandJ'smama (Janeen)
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:41 am
    (This post is part of the 31 Day Writing Challenge.  For previous posts click HERE) I know I'm guilty of it.  I'm guilty of saying "Things are crazy these days.  There's too much". There's just too much of what? Frankly there's just too much everything. Too much food. Too much work. Too much activities for kids. Too much money going out. Too much selfishness. While all of these are
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  • Food Allergy Counseling: Interview with Tarah Jakubiak, Allergic Traveler

    17 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    I first met Tarah at a FARE walk years ago when I was promoting my lifestyle guide  Allergic Girl: Adventures in Living Well with Food Allergies (Wiley, 2011) (available online or at your local bookstore). Tarah is another adult with food allergies who has create a business that support people with food allergies living their best fullest lives- yay! Tarah created Allergic Traveler, food allergy chef cards in multiple languages that can be used for dining out as well for your child’s backpacks for when they are away from you or home. From the Allergic…
  • Speaking Event: Kids With Food Allergies, Sephora, Brooklyn, October 18, 2014

    16 Oct 2014 | 3:53 pm
    I'm thrilled to be speaking this SATURDAY, October 18 at 2pm EST Sephora Brooklyn at 210 Joralemon Street for Kids With Food Allergies about their new ACCESS KFA program.“ACCESS KFA is one of our most important initiatives,” said Heidi Bayer, an AAFA Board Member and long-time supporter of KFA. “ACCESS KFA aims to create new educational resources to reach vulnerable populations who are at risk for anaphylaxis, a life-threatening allergic reaction. Through printed materials and local outreach, ACCESS KFA seeks educate families raising children with food allergies. The goal…
  • Philly Cream Cheese, Pecans: Food Allergens

    15 Oct 2014 | 9:11 am
    Philadelphia Cream Cheese, I’ve been eating it since, well, as long as I can recall. Spread on bagels, on toast with jam or making a New York Style cheesecake. At some point, I switched to the Whipped, a lighter calorie version, which is also so much more spreadable. I love Whipped Philly!Recently, I saw this in stores.Pecan Philly Cream Cheese. I’m severely allergic, anaphylactic, to tree nuts, including pecans. So how would this new flavor affect me? Are they making these two cream cheeses in the same facility? Are the pecan real pecans or synthetic pecan flavoring? So many…
  • EpiPen4Schools Continues in 2014

    13 Oct 2014 | 7:31 am
    From my colleagues at Mylan Specialty, marketers of EpiPen, epineprhine autoinjector:EpiPen4Schools.com program continues to offer four free EpiPen®  (epinephrine) or EpiPen Jr (epinephrine) Auto-Injectors to schools nationwide.* Schools can enroll in the program by visiting the recently updated EpiPen4Schools.com.The EpiPen4Schools.com program was created to improve access to epinephrine for any person who may experience anaphylaxis at school. With an estimated one in 13 children in the U.S. living with a food allergy, a common cause of anaphylaxis,…
  • Review: Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs, MOMA

    7 Oct 2014 | 10:02 am
    My grandparents were both artists. My grandmother taught me how to draw; my grandfather how to paint: and they both appreciated Henri Matisse. (Don't know this artist? Here is a lovely Henri Matisse website to go through his major works.) Back in High School, MOMA had an exhibit of Matisse’s prints that left an impression on all of us who went. And in college, whilst living overseas, I made a special pilgrimage to Vence, France to see the chapel.  So, I was especially excited to be invited to a press preview of the Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs soon-to-open blockbuster…
 
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  • Australia – Queensland, South Brisbane – Ripe Organic Grocer

    Alisa Fleming
    25 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Thanks to Stephanie Weaver of Recipe Renovator for sharing her experience at Ripe Organic Grocer: For more details, check out Stephanie’s more elaborate review here. Location: 18 Merivale Street, South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia 4101 Website: www.facebook.com/RipeOrganicGrocer The post Australia – Queensland, South Brisbane – Ripe Organic Grocer appeared first on Go Dairy Free.
  • FL, Boca Raton and West Palm Beach – Darbster Bistro

    Alisa Fleming
    25 Oct 2014 | 9:32 am
    Darbster Bistro is an all-vegan restaurant that has mass appeal thanks to their diverse and flavorful, yet wholesome menu. They offer everything from assorted housemade “cheeses” with millet chips and butternut rawvioli with two types of cashew cheese to a bacon cheeze burger with dill cashew mayo and eggplant bacon. Yet, in addition to the […] The post FL, Boca Raton and West Palm Beach – Darbster Bistro appeared first on Go Dairy Free.
  • NY, Brooklyn – Bunna Cafe

    Alisa Fleming
    25 Oct 2014 | 8:53 am
    Bunna Cafe is a vegan Ethiopian restaurant that not only offers up a hearty, wholesome, flavorful menu, but also provides a great social atmosphere for meeting with friends. Bunna Cafe has very share-able menu items (like the Feast for Two that offers a taste of every main dish on the menu), hosts events where they […] The post NY, Brooklyn – Bunna Cafe appeared first on Go Dairy Free.
  • U.K. – London – The Free From Bakehouse

    Alisa Fleming
    25 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    The Free From Bakehouse is an award-winning artisan bakery with a dedicated gluten- and wheat-free kitchen. The owner states that about two-thirds of their baked goods are also dairy-free, and they are able to cater to refined sugar-free and / or egg-free and vegan. For dairy-free, The Free From Bakehouse offers an array of cakes, […] The post U.K. – London – The Free From Bakehouse appeared first on Go Dairy Free.
  • Hearty Autumn Vegetable and Chickpea Soup

    Alisa Fleming
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:32 am
    By using a combination of fresh and canned ingredients, this chickpea soup offers seasonal flare while remaining easy, versatile and convenient. For super-fast preparation of this chickpea soup, look for pre-cut butternut squash in your grocer’s fresh case. Some stores, like Trader Joe’s, even offer pre-cut organic kale leaves – but really, it takes just […] The post Hearty Autumn Vegetable and Chickpea Soup appeared first on Go Dairy Free.
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  • Halloween, Holidays and Nut Allergies: What's In Your Food?

    6 Oct 2014 | 1:31 pm
    That's Nancy Drew on the left. :)It's official: we've embarked on the holiday season. How do I know? Well, besides the fact that every store is screaming Halloween, with some Thanksgiving and Christmas creeping in on those side aisles, Love Actually was on TV this weekend and the Hallmark network is starting their Christmas movie season on October 31st! Yep, you read that right.I love the holidays but there is one thing that drives me a little bit nuts and that's, well, peanuts and tree nuts showing up in unexpected places. We can have lots of fun at this hectic time but we've got to be…
  • It's Nut-Free Candy Corn Time Again! Peanut-Free, Tree Nut-Free and Yummy

    10 Sep 2014 | 10:51 am
    On my Twitter feed today, I shared a funny graphic featuring a burly Game of Thrones actor suited up for battle and posing with the caption: Brace Yourselves, Pumpkin Flavored Everything Is Coming!Just as an example, I think Starbucks already has its pumpkin spice latte for sale (but don't quote me on that.) I just know that I read an article stating that treat is being introduced earlier than last year. And that's just the tip of the pumpkin spice-flavored iceberg.When pumpkin-flavored everything is arriving in our stores and eateries, that means that it's time to start scouting out the…
  • Nut-Free Bakery Needs You: Support Nutphree's in Their Efforts to Bring Safe, Peanut-Free, Tree Nut-Free Treats to Stores

    27 Aug 2014 | 9:27 am
    What if you could walk into a grocery store and buy a delicious, beautifully decorated cupcake for your child with severe peanut and tree nut allergies? Nutphree's, my hometown nut-free bakery and a longtime supporter of this site, wants this to be a reality for many more of us, but they need our our help! A growing number of grocery stores want Nutphree's safe, tasty treats but they don't have the equipment and manpower to satisfy this demand.Please click on the video above to learn how you can help through Nutphree's Kickstarter campaign. The campaign expires September 17th, so the…
  • Back-to-School with Nut Allergies: Nut-Free Foods & Resources

    14 Aug 2014 | 3:02 pm
    Back to school time is upon us – for some of us, it’s already begun. To help you get ready for school with nut allergies, I have a bunch of links that I will share at the end of this post.In the meantime, here's a new list of resources and items that you will find helpful in navigating a nut-free school year.http://www.ok2bpnutfree.com/First I want to talk about the wonderful company, OK2BPNUTFREE, one of my site advertisers. Run by the parent of a child with nut allergies, the company offers eye-catching medicine kits to keep at school, allergy-awareness clothing and labels to help…
  • Disney World and Peanut/Tree Nut Allergies: It Really Is the Happiest Place on Earth

    2 Aug 2014 | 3:31 pm
    For years, I've heard about how nut allergy-friendly Disney World in Orlando, FL is and I can now say that I know it to be true firsthand. A couple of weeks ago my family finally went to Disney and while it was just a fun time overall, the approach to food allergies it what made the experience even more special for my entire family.I know that summer is winding to a close, but for any of you contemplating visiting Disney World in the future, I thought I had to share this summer vacation story. Disney World does their best to help and accommodate guests with food allergies. Even better, they…
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  • Vitamin D 50,000 IU per week together with ICS or ICS/LABA improved FEV1 in asthma after 6 months

    Ves Dimov, M.D.
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    This randomized trial included 130 patients with asthma aged 10 to 50 years from Iran during a 6-month period. Vitamin D was measured before, and 4 and 6 months after the intervention. Patients were divided in 2 groups randomly. Both groups received asthma controllers (budesonide or budesonide plus formoterol) according to their stage. The intervention group received vitamin D supplementation (100,000-U bolus intramuscularly plus 50,000 U orally weekly). FEV1 was significantly better in the intervention group after 6 months. The authors concluded that vitamin D supplementation associated with…
  • Only 15% of YouTube videos for asthma education discussed all steps of correct inhaler use

    Ves Dimov, M.D.
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    How to Use a Metered Dose Inhaler (MDI) (albuterol, Xopenex, Flovent, Symbicort, Dulera, Alvesco, Qvar) - CDC video:Only 15% of YouTube videos for asthma education discussed all steps of correct inhaler use http://buff.ly/1CrFusv - Our #WISC14 abstract. Are you going to the WAO International Scientific Conference 2014 (WISC) 2014? Share your abstract below in the comments section. http://www.worldallergy.org/wisc2014/The full WISC program is available online. It would be great to see you during any of the sessions I will participate in - see the list here: http://buff.ly/1CrGCMHAlso, I will…
  • Should all patients with asthma get the pneumococcal vaccine?

    Ves Dimov, M.D.
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:48 am
    Should all patients with asthma get the pneumococcal vaccine? The simple answer is yes, unless there are contraindications. The explanation is below. The CDC considers asthmatics at increased risk of pneumococcal disease and therefore have suggested that all asthmatics ages 19 to 64 receive pneumococcal vaccine (Pneumovax 23). The Pneumovax 23 package insert states that anyone who is at “increased risk” receive the vaccine. CDC recommendation is based upon a study that showed that asthmatics are at increased risk. CDC website states that asthmatics ages 19 to 64 receive the vaccine. What…
  • Top Asthma Articles for October 2014

    Ves Dimov, M.D.
    15 Oct 2014 | 5:28 am
    Here are my suggestions for some of the top articles about asthma published recently:What is the best spacer? AeroChamber, toilet paper roll (?!), paper towel roll, rolled paper, plastic bottle spacer, bottle-holding chamber, nebulizer reservoir tubing? Paper towel roll was the best in this study: http://buff.ly/1jtRHCp Infant wheeze: Among children with 3-4 risk factors, 38% had asthma at school age http://buff.ly/1eHUs2qStudy: job strain is probably not an important risk factor for severe asthma exacerbations http://buff.ly/1eHVafVSevere refractory asthma: 2013 update in ERS (free full…
  • Children with highest exposure to allergens and bacteria during first year of life were least likely to have wheeze and allergic sensitization

    Ves Dimov, M.D.
    14 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    The Urban Environment and Childhood Asthma study examined a birth cohort at high risk for asthma (n = 560) in Baltimore, Boston, New York, and St Louis. Cumulative allergen exposure over the first 3 years was associated with allergic sensitization, and sensitization at age 3 years was related to recurrent wheeze. Reduced exposure to house dust bacterial content in the first year was associated with higher risk of atopy and atopic wheeze.In contrast, first-year exposure to cockroach, mouse, and cat allergens was negatively associated with recurrent wheeze (odds ratio, 0.60, 0.65, and 0.75,…
 
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  • Food Allergy Friendly Halloween Treats from A&J Bakery

    11 Oct 2014 | 4:55 am
    Recently, we were the happy recipients of a package of food allergy friendly Halloween treats from A&J Bakery. A big thank you goes from my sons and I to A&J!!!There were spooky ghost purple sugar cookies and scrumptious big iced pumpkin sugar cookies--all free of the top 8 allergens!--, lots of candy corn free of peanuts, tree nuts, milk, wheat, and gluten (they do contain soy and egg), and delicious biscotti (their specialty item). I have learned over the years that treats from A&J don't last very long in our house. It is such a treat to get freshly baked food allergy safe…
  • Food Allergy Consumer Alert: Halloween Candy

    2 Oct 2014 | 3:38 pm
    Each year, I find more and more food allergy safe options for my son. We've never missed trick-or-treating due to his food allergies, even though he does not eat any of the candy he gets while trick-or-treating. He is very happy to eat the safe candy I've got ready and waiting at home, and we have so much fun every year. As you consider your Halloween candy purchases (candy corn, marshmallow cremes, etc) and plans, I wanted to share some concerning information with you.  Over the last few years, I have noticed more and more food allergy families mentioning in online forums that they…
  • Food Allergy Consumer Product Review: No-Nut Butter

    14 Sep 2014 | 4:37 am
    Empy jar of No-Nut ButterHave you heard of The Sneaky Chef? If not, I am sure you will read more about her soon!A few months ago, we had the delightful pleasure of sampling the Sneaky Chef's No-Nut Butter. It was so good, I had to pace myself in eating up the samples we had received. The taste and consistency are so reminiscent of peanut butter, it's remarkable! It is made from golden peas, and does not contain any of the top 11 food allergens. The manufacturing facility is peanut-free and nut-free as well. It contains no high fructose corn syrup and the peas and canola oil are…
  • Food Allergy Find: Peanut-Free Lofthouse Cookies

    2 Sep 2014 | 1:40 am
    I had read that Lofthoue had begun making peanut-free frosted cookies at a new manufacturing facility and finally spotted some over the holiday weekend. On the one hand, it is exciting to see another peanut-free option at a local store. On the other hand, the two stores where I spotted them had them sitting side by side with the non-peanut free cookies. Talk about an accident waiting to happen. Although the new peanut-free cookies are labeled "peanut-free", they do look quite similar to the packages of non-peanut free cookies. This brought to mind two things:  Is there any way the…
  • Food Allergy Bloggers: Two Tips

    25 Aug 2014 | 2:08 pm
    Today, everyone has a blog! I started Food Allergy Buzz back in 2008, when there weren't very many food allergy bloggers. Now, there are a lot of food allergy blogs, and every major food allergy friendly food manufacturer and their PR folks know they can offer product in exchange for a review or an informational post on a multitude of food allergy blogs.I recently received a request from a marketing firm which clearly asked me to accept payment for publishing posts linking to a company, not to disclose that the posts are sponsored, and also to use follow links, not nofollow links to…
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  • Corn Syrup Substitutes

    Ruth LovettSmith
    16 Oct 2014 | 2:56 pm
    If you are dealing with a corn allergy, you may be looking for corn syrup substitutes for baking. Following are some tips on how to replace the corn syrup in any recipe.
  • Top 10 Tips for Allergy Safe Trick or Treating

    Ruth LovettSmith
    15 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Halloween is fast approaching and is one of those holidays that makes many a food allergic parent more than nervous. I've compiled a list of tips to help you enjoy a safe evening - worry free.
  • Peanut Free Candy Corn – Egg Free Candy Corn Recipe

    Ruth LovettSmith
    8 Oct 2014 | 9:23 am
    Each and every year the search is on for many food allergy sufferers for peanut free candy corn and/or egg free candy corn. Some brands are made in a peanut free facility but contain egg, some brands do not contain egg but are made on shared equipment with nuts, and many brands do not declare ...
  • Peanut Oil and Tree Nut Oil in Skin Care Products

    Ruth LovettSmith
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    If you are dealing with a peanut allergy or a tree nut allergy, you may be wondering if skin care products containing peanut oil or nut oils are safe.
  • Serenity Foods: Gluten Free Allergy Friendly Mixes

    Ruth LovettSmith
    28 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Serenity Foods is a gluten free and allergy friendly company that specializes in a variety of baking mixes.
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  • The One Easy Gmail Tip for Tracking and Testing

    Phil Hollows
    1 Oct 2014 | 7:48 am
    We recently sponsored the slightly-awkwardly-named-but-totally-worthwhile Type-A Parent Conference in Atlanta, and so naturally the topic of email came up (surprise!), especially in relation to testing email forms with different email accounts. It can be a real pain to create yet another email address for your site, and so we all have only a few addresses to go around. Right? Wrong! If you have a gmail account – and who doesn’t? – you effectively have an infinite number of email addresses. And I was surprised how few of the experienced bloggers and content marketers I met…
  • Feeds, Clicks and DNS Problems

    Phil Hollows
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:32 am
    If you or your subscribers have been frustrated trying to get to a FeedBlitz feed (or click through to a link in a FeedBlitz feed) in the last 24 hours or so, the reason is because some third party DNS servers have been returning the wrong results for feeds.feedblitz.com. The net effect is that although FeedBlitz is up and your feeds are being served, some subscribers are being sent to the wrong servers, and getting errors as a result. Update: We’ve routed traffic from the “wrong” server to one of the “right” ones, so even folks affected by this should now get…
  • Today I Learned: How to Enable Flash Developers

    Phil Hollows
    15 Aug 2014 | 9:39 am
    Not having Flash development experience in-house, we were puzzled recently when we received a support request from a Flash guy wondering why a file we’d never heard of (crossdomain.xml) was giving a 404 file not found error when he requested it. Because it wasn’t there, obviously. Thankfully, the developer in question was kind enough to throw us a link about why that file was needed for Flash, and a few minutes later we had everything we needed to know. Thanks, Chad! So if you’re a Flash developer, crossdomain.xml is now available on our servers to permit you to use…
  • New: RSS Image Enclosures Now Visible

    Phil Hollows
    13 Aug 2014 | 6:58 am
    A funny (peculiar, not haha) thing about major media site RSS feeds is that not only are the feeds often little more than a plain text (and so kinda boring) sentence, but also that their RSS feeds tend to include thumbnail images as enclosures. Enclosures are the part of a feed typically used for podcast media files, and the problem with stashing an image as an enclosure is that most people won’t see it, since the picture isn’t part of the main content. As a result, the feed and downstream feed usage (e.g. email subscriptions) are much less engaging for us carbon based life…
  • The FeedBlitz API: Workflow for Building a Plugin

    Phil Hollows
    12 Aug 2014 | 12:48 pm
    The goal of this example is to show you what API calls to make so you can programmatically add a subscriber’s email (and other information) to a list at FeedBlitz. Let’s assume you’re developing a plugin for WordPress; any WP plugin developer should be able to integrate with FeedBlitz! The example below isn’t limited to plugins, of course; it can work with any web site, product or service you can extend programmatically.  You use simple Web requests, so it’s pretty easy for a web developer to do. Prerequisites The user of your plugin will need: A FeedBlitz premium account At…
 
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  • Food Allergies Presentation Ideal For Use In Schools

    Onespot Allergy
    2 Oct 2014 | 1:36 pm
    Sanofi Canada, makers of Allerject™ the epinephrine auto-injector, provided me with this excellent infographic titled “Today’s Lesson: Food Allergies.” It was created for a general awareness campaign on anaphylaxis and provides an excellent guide that illustrates how to identify anaphylaxis and what to do in case of an emergency situation caused by food allergies. I’m very pleased to see that it follows the same anaphylaxis first aid steps contained in the online anaphylaxis first aid course I created with Mark Dr. Greenwald at www.EpiPenTraining.com. I’m…
  • Allergy Alert: Undisclosed Ingredients In Rayne Clinical Nutrition

    Onespot Allergy
    6 Aug 2014 | 7:41 am
    Earlier this summer, I noticed that my dog Coco was not well. She had seemed low energy for several days, then she threw up, and a couple of days later she refused food and water. I went outside to check her stools, and some of them were as skinny as my baby finger, instead of as thick as my thumb. She hadn’t had a bowel movement that day. She fasted until mid afternoon, then finally ate her breakfast and had a bowel movement, though it was abnormal. She began to eat A LOT of grass, and her stomach was quite noisy with gas. I asked my vet if she could please check into the 8 kg bag…
  • Strange But True: Peanut Drop For Canada Day

    Onespot Allergy
    2 Jul 2014 | 1:47 pm
    The CBC reports on the show As It Happens that the city of Mayo, Yukon has a “super fun” annual peanut drop to celebrate Canada Day (which was yesterday). I listened to the interview which you can listen by clicking here, and the organizer explained that local children used to be given discounted helicopter rides on Canada Day, and when the cost became too high to offer rides, they found another way to use a helicopter to create excitement. About 70 to 80 children gather in a field, and the helicopter makes a few passes overhead. Then the children are cleared to the edge of the…
  • What Airlines And Universities Have The Best Food Allergy Policies?

    Onespot Allergy
    25 Jun 2014 | 2:11 pm
    * If you received this article as an e-mail message, click here to jump over to my blog,. That will display the images and allow you to comment or share. Allergic Living magazine is by far the best publication in print or online for allergy and gluten free information. I highly recommend that you subscribe to the print magazine and to their email newsletter by signing up for both at www.allergicliving.com. Recently, Allergic Living published a comparison report on the allergy policies of 11 major air carriers, and a comparison chart of the food allergy and celiac practices of 16 universities…
  • Tragic Loss Of Sacramento Teen Reveals Flaws In Anaphylaxis Guidelines

    Onespot Allergy
    18 Jun 2014 | 11:36 am
    Natalie Giorgi, age 13, was in the campground lodge at Camp Sacramento on her final night of camping with her family. The snacks served included a creamy covered Rice Krispie snack. She took a bite and a family friend reported, “She immediately knew that it wasn’t right, spit it out and went to tell her mom that something had peanuts on it.” Her mother sampled the treat, as did the friend, and both confirmed it tasted of peanuts. Natalie was monitored by her parents for 20 minutes, her father a physician, and it is reported that she showed no symptoms. Then she vomited one time and had…
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  • Chart Your Patients’ Asthma Visits Like an Expert

    AllerVision LLC
    14 Oct 2014 | 8:12 pm
    Asthma is often triggered by allergies. Determining the allergy source, with a skin test, can help patients avoid extensive treatment. This time of year brings changing weather and an uptick of respiratory viruses. For most physician offices, asthma visits rise with these trends. The diagnosis of asthma is often not the hard part; patients short of breath with coughing and wheezing make for a simple diagnosis. Other patients come in with the elusive and often undiagnosed cough, and a quick run of the spirometry can provide the answer. But navigating the art of managing and charting your…
  • Acute vs. Chronic Urticaria: What You Need to Know

    AllerVision LLC
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Urticaria can be both painful and unsightly. Urticaria can be a debilitating condition. Patients suffer with a sometimes diffuse rash along with pruritus that can drive a person crazy. Dermatology offices are often the first referral destination for urticarial patients, but the complex issues surrounding these patients extend beneath the skin. The latest research brings insight to the underlying cause of urticarial lesions. Getting to the bottom of acute urticaria usually involves basic medical detective work. A good history will usually lead you to the diagnosis. The most common culprits are…
  • The Important Difference Between Clinical Allergy and Allergy Sensitization

    AllerVision LLC
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    A doctor’s review of patients’ medical history is as important as skin test results in diagnosing clinical allergies. I’m sure you have patients come into your office and say: “I was once tested by an allergist and told I was allergic to everything green!” I’m  always dismayed when I hear that patients were given results in this manner. Almost no one is allergic to “everything green.” Patients may be sensitized to multiple allergens but most likely they’re not allergic to them all. Making the distinction between clinical allergy and…
  • The Late Summer Breezes Send Ragweed Pollen Flying

    AllerVision LLC
    11 Aug 2014 | 6:33 pm
    Ragweed spreads widespread misery in late Summer. We’re approaching summer’s finish line and we all want to soak up as much sun and fun as possible before the weather turns chilly. Unfortunately, in addition to marking the end of summer, August hails the beginning of the ragweed pollen season. Ragweed allergy, classically known as Hay Fever, is recognized by allergy suffers far and wide as the “summer cold” that lasts through Labor Day — and sometimes beyond. I have vivid memories of my father suffering from Hay Fever. I was 10 years old and hopeful that my…
  • Humidity and Mold: A Potent Combination to Set off Allergies

    AllerVision LLC
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Mold i is common in perpetually damp areas, such as this shower stall. It’s been hot and humid this summer, especially along the east coast. This is the time of year that most allergists take their vacations because it is the dormant season for so many trees, grasses, and weeds. This SHOULD be a good period for allergy sufferers as well. But there is a segment of patients who still battle symptoms: mold allergy sufferers. Mold allergens are abundant in the autumn when leaves on the ground spew off the decaying mold (as I mentioned in a previous post which you can read here.) Mold…
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  • Chart Your Patients’ Asthma Visits Like an Expert

    AllerVision LLC
    14 Oct 2014 | 8:12 pm
    Asthma is often triggered by allergies. Determining the allergy source, with a skin test, can help patients avoid extensive treatment. This time of year brings changing weather and an uptick of respiratory viruses. For most physician offices, asthma visits rise with these trends. The diagnosis of asthma is often not the hard part; patients short of breath with coughing and wheezing make for a simple diagnosis. Other patients come in with the elusive and often undiagnosed cough, and a quick run of the spirometry can provide the answer. But navigating the art of managing and charting your…
  • Acute vs. Chronic Urticaria: What You Need to Know

    AllerVision LLC
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Urticaria can be both painful and unsightly. Urticaria can be a debilitating condition. Patients suffer with a sometimes diffuse rash along with pruritus that can drive a person crazy. Dermatology offices are often the first referral destination for urticarial patients, but the complex issues surrounding these patients extend beneath the skin. The latest research brings insight to the underlying cause of urticarial lesions. Getting to the bottom of acute urticaria usually involves basic medical detective work. A good history will usually lead you to the diagnosis. The most common culprits are…
  • The Important Difference Between Clinical Allergy and Allergy Sensitization

    AllerVision LLC
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    A doctor’s review of patients’ medical history is as important as skin test results in diagnosing clinical allergies. I’m sure you have patients come into your office and say: “I was once tested by an allergist and told I was allergic to everything green!” I’m  always dismayed when I hear that patients were given results in this manner. Almost no one is allergic to “everything green.” Patients may be sensitized to multiple allergens but most likely they’re not allergic to them all. Making the distinction between clinical allergy and…
  • The Late Summer Breezes Send Ragweed Pollen Flying

    AllerVision LLC
    11 Aug 2014 | 6:33 pm
    Ragweed spreads widespread misery in late Summer. We’re approaching summer’s finish line and we all want to soak up as much sun and fun as possible before the weather turns chilly. Unfortunately, in addition to marking the end of summer, August hails the beginning of the ragweed pollen season. Ragweed allergy, classically known as Hay Fever, is recognized by allergy suffers far and wide as the “summer cold” that lasts through Labor Day — and sometimes beyond. I have vivid memories of my father suffering from Hay Fever. I was 10 years old and hopeful that my…
  • Humidity and Mold: A Potent Combination to Set off Allergies

    AllerVision LLC
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Mold i is common in perpetually damp areas, such as this shower stall. It’s been hot and humid this summer, especially along the east coast. This is the time of year that most allergists take their vacations because it is the dormant season for so many trees, grasses, and weeds. This SHOULD be a good period for allergy sufferers as well. But there is a segment of patients who still battle symptoms: mold allergy sufferers. Mold allergens are abundant in the autumn when leaves on the ground spew off the decaying mold (as I mentioned in a previous post which you can read here.) Mold…
 
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  • Review: Tasterie Mail-Order Allergy Friendly Treats

    Alanna Waldrop
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:37 pm
    If you have been anywhere on the web, you have seen advertisements for mail order companies that will send you a box of gourmet foods each month directly to your home. While they look delicious and seem tempting, anyone with food allergies knows that there could be lots of potential problems with a subscription to one of these services. Not only do most of them not offer allergy-friendly options, but you do not have much control over what is sent to you each month. About four months ago, I found Tasterie, a company founded by a pediatrician mom of a child with food allergies. There are a few…
  • Soy Free Halloween Candy

    Alanna Waldrop
    5 Oct 2014 | 6:58 am
    My first blog on candy was at Easter, and you can read more about that candy list by click here. Since then, I have become much pickier about what I eat and have had several instances where companies were not as transparent about their ingredients as they should have been. As always, keep in mind that everyone is different in their reactions to the same product, and product ingredients can change at any time. Surf Sweets Surf Sweets declares on their website that they are soy free and also free of several other allergens which they list on their website. They make gummies, jelly beans, sour…
  • The Next Chapter: AllerCoach Training

    Alanna Waldrop
    28 Sep 2014 | 1:23 pm
    While I have dealt with food allergies for many years, my soy allergy diagnosis in February was the most life-altering experience I have ever had. At first, I was spending 60-80 hours per week researching, learning to cook all over again, and calling manufacturers about products. I was working part-time and I realized that there were so many people out there that were working full-time and/or trying to raise a family (some of which also had food allergies.) I have said that finding my soy allergy was the worst thing that has ever happened to me and the best thing that has ever happened to me.
  • Recipe: Soy Free Chicken Peas and Pasta

    Alanna Waldrop
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:21 pm
    Sometimes my job requires me to work long 16-hour days due to events, so I like finding dishes that I can make the night before to eat for dinner and then reheat for lunch/dinner the next day. This dish makes great comfort food and also a good hearty meal for days when you are on the go. As usual, because of acid reflux, I substitute real onion for onion flakes. Chicken, Peas and Pasta 8 chicken tenderloins 1 package of frozen peas 1 package of Tinkyada brown rice pasta (I prefer the spinach pasta) 1 package of shiitake mushrooms, chopped (optional) 1/2 to 1 cup heavy cream Spices: garlic…
  • Soy Free Body Wash Reviews

    Alanna Waldrop
    14 Sep 2014 | 8:03 am
     Soy Free Body Wash Reviews The day after my soy reaction, I took a day to discard everything in my house that contained soy, including bath & body products, laundry detergent, dishwasher detergent, and hand soap. Because those with soy allergy know that soy is really in everything, I basically threw out everything in my house. I noticed that the rash (Keritosis Pilaris aka “chicken skin”) that had plagued me for years despite interventions from my dermatologist was gradually disappearing. I think it is well worth getting rid of all soy in your home, especially with the…
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