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  • 6 myths about pet allergies - WPTZ The Champlain Valley

    ALLERGIES - Google News
    30 Mar 2015 | 8:47 am
    WPTZ The Champlain Valley6 myths about pet allergiesWPTZ The Champlain ValleyPet hair is a nuisance and causes allergies, as it contains saliva or other pet proteins. Allergic reactions to pets are actually caused by pet proteins contained in pet dander, such as microscopic skin flakes, saliva and urine. Overactive immune Six common myths about pet allergiesEllwood City Ledgerall 2 news articles »
  • Good bone, bad bone

    Allergy News From Medical News Today
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    Scientists explore a new parameter of bone quality that measures strength instead of densityThe bottom image shows that the OsteoProbe indentation is comparable to naturally occurring...
  • Health and Fitness: Exercise and seasonal allergies

    Allergy News
    30 Mar 2015 | 8:30 am
    Spring means blooming flowers, new leaves on trees, and green grass. But for millions of people, spring also means seasonal allergies.
  • Metabolic imbalance increases risk of respiratory diseases in childhood

    Allergy News -- ScienceDaily
    26 Mar 2015 | 5:27 am
    An imbalance in our metabolism can trigger inflammatory processes in the body and activate the immune system. In a recent study, researchers have been able to show that this applies even to newborns and children under one year of age, and is correlated with the development of respiratory diseases in early childhood.
  • Allergy Therapeutics' £20mln fundraise gets green light from investors

    Allergies News
    30 Mar 2015 | 8:13 am
    Shares in the drug developer Allergy Therapeutics (LON:AGY) were higher … the development of its grass allergy vaccine. The vote in favour … product Pollinex Quatro Grass, an allergy vaccine tapping into a market … years to lift the embargo.  Allergy Therapeutics has already carried out …
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  • 6 myths about pet allergies - WPTZ The Champlain Valley

    30 Mar 2015 | 8:47 am
    WPTZ The Champlain Valley6 myths about pet allergiesWPTZ The Champlain ValleyPet hair is a nuisance and causes allergies, as it contains saliva or other pet proteins. Allergic reactions to pets are actually caused by pet proteins contained in pet dander, such as microscopic skin flakes, saliva and urine. Overactive immune Six common myths about pet allergiesEllwood City Ledgerall 2 news articles »
  • Find Relief From Your Seasonal Allergies - Good4Utah

    30 Mar 2015 | 8:03 am
    Find Relief From Your Seasonal AllergiesGood4UtahWhen you have allergies, your immune system makes antibodies that identify a particular allergen as harmful, even though it isn't. When you come into contact with the allergen, your immune system's reaction can inflame your skin, sinuses, airways or ...
  • Allergies very high across Oklahoma - KOCO Oklahoma City

    30 Mar 2015 | 5:51 am
    KOCO Oklahoma CityAllergies very high across OklahomaKOCO Oklahoma CityOKLAHOMA CITY —Have you been sniffling and sneezing? Or maybe your throat has been a bit sore? Allergies are likely to blame. To be more specific, tree pollen is our biggest problem right now. Trees are blooming and their pollen causing your allergies ...The 4 things you can do to stop allergies from keeping you awakewtvr.comall 2 news articles »
  • New study recommends early introduction of peanuts to prevent allergies - Medical Xpress

    30 Mar 2015 | 4:45 am
    Medical XpressNew study recommends early introduction of peanuts to prevent allergiesMedical XpressTreatment for peanut allergies in children currently is limited to avoiding peanuts. Peanut allergies generally cannot be outgrown. If a child is allergic to peanuts, it is likely they will also be allergic to other tree nuts like almonds, cashews Some parents, doctors confounded by reversal of advice on peanut allergiesWaterbury Republican AmericanPeanuts now cautiously introduced to infants, toddlers at risk of allergyColumbus DispatchAllergy Alert: Truth from the peanut galleryTimes LIVEall 7…
  • Local Honey May Help Combat Allergies - NBC 29 News

    29 Mar 2015 | 6:22 pm
    NBC 29 NewsLocal Honey May Help Combat AllergiesNBC 29 NewsBecause bees pollinate many of those allergy-causing plants, Swanson says honey that is local to where you live might help keep you immune to those annoying symptoms. And he says it also has several other health benefits, like being a great substitute
 
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  • Health and Fitness: Exercise and seasonal allergies

    30 Mar 2015 | 8:30 am
    Spring means blooming flowers, new leaves on trees, and green grass. But for millions of people, spring also means seasonal allergies.
  • Spring allergies to persist through June

    29 Mar 2015 | 7:54 pm
    "We know that the sooner you address allergy symptoms and the more effectively you treat them, the less likely you are to develop severe chronic problems. We always encourage that" explained Allergist, Dr. Mark Schecker.
  • Spring Allergies Have Arrived

    29 Mar 2015 | 11:45 am
    It may not feel like it in some parts of the United States, but spring has arrived and that means it's allergy season. About 50 million Americans have seasonal allergies -- also called hay fever -- and suffer symptoms such as sneezing, stuffy or runny noses, and itchy eyes, nose and throat, according to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.
  • Flonase Sweepstakes

    29 Mar 2015 | 7:40 am
    With new over the counter Flonase Allergy Relief, you are greater than your allergies and now we've teamed up with Flonase to give one lucky Baltimore listener the chance to ALSO be greater than your lawn with a New Riding Lawn Mower! PLUS, all entries will be put in for a chance to win the Grand Prize trip to be greater in Italy, Hawaii or Yellowstone! Keep Pollen Under Control To tame pollen, wash bedding every week in hot water. Wash your hair and shower before going to bed, since pollen can accumulate in hair.
  • How to create an allergy-free garden this spring

    26 Mar 2015 | 5:42 pm
    Get horticulturist Thomas Leo Ogren talking about the relationship between pollen and allergies, and he's sure to bring up “Trees: The Yearbook of Agriculture 1949.” In several instances throughout the book, the United States Department of Agriculture recommends planting male trees along America's streets because they're cleaner. Today, a large proportion of landscape trees, shrubs and other plants cultivated and sold in nurseries are exclusively male.
 
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    Allergy News -- ScienceDaily

  • Metabolic imbalance increases risk of respiratory diseases in childhood

    26 Mar 2015 | 5:27 am
    An imbalance in our metabolism can trigger inflammatory processes in the body and activate the immune system. In a recent study, researchers have been able to show that this applies even to newborns and children under one year of age, and is correlated with the development of respiratory diseases in early childhood.
  • Air pollutants could boost potency of common airborne allergens

    22 Mar 2015 | 5:02 am
    A pair of air pollutants linked to climate change could also be major contributors to the unparalleled rise in the number of people sneezing, sniffling and wheezing during allergy season. The gases, nitrogen dioxide and ground-level ozone, appear to provoke chemical changes in certain airborne allergens that may increase their potency. That, in combination with changes in global climate could help explain why allergies are becoming more common.
  • Uncovering the effects of cooking, digestion on gluten and wheat allergens in pasta

    11 Mar 2015 | 9:47 am
    Researchers trying to understand wheat-related health problems have found new clues to how the grain's proteins, including gluten, change when cooked and digested. They report that boiling pasta releases some of its potential allergens, while other proteins persist throughout cooking and digestion. Their findings lend new insights that could ultimately help Celiac patients and people allergic to wheat.
  • Infant gut bacteria and food sensitization: Associations in the first year of life

    4 Mar 2015 | 10:09 am
    New light has been shed on changes in intestinal bacteria of infants that can predict future development of food allergies or asthma. The research reveals that infants with a fewer number of different bacteria in their gut at three months of age are more likely to become sensitized to foods such as milk, egg or peanut by the time they are one year old.
  • Marijuana: The allergen you never knew existed

    3 Mar 2015 | 9:37 am
    As marijuana’s legal status throughout the country continues to change, people should know it can cause allergic reactions.
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  • Allergy Therapeutics' £20mln fundraise gets green light from investors

    30 Mar 2015 | 8:13 am
    Shares in the drug developer Allergy Therapeutics (LON:AGY) were higher … the development of its grass allergy vaccine. The vote in favour … product Pollinex Quatro Grass, an allergy vaccine tapping into a market … years to lift the embargo.  Allergy Therapeutics has already carried out …
  • Health centres ready for Easter patients

    30 Mar 2015 | 8:12 am
    … , sore throat, constipation, conjunctivitis and hay fever. The scheme is open to …
  • Allergy Expert: Expect Explosion Of Pollen This Spring

    30 Mar 2015 | 8:11 am
    … has been keeping pollen — and allergy symptoms — at bay. Some trees … WCBS 880’s Sean Adams. Allergy Expert: Expect Explosion Of Pollen … .” Bielory’s advice: See your allergist before symptoms start. “There is … . “… If you know you’re allergic to trees, my advice to …
  • Asthma action plan vital for school-age children

    30 Mar 2015 | 7:55 am
    … — found that children with well-controlled asthma have a greater chance of … control asthma at school is for families to create an asthma action … HealthNet physician in Mason. An asthma action plan is a step-by-step … and searching asthma. It is important to remember that an asthma action …
  • Child more likely to get asthma if father smoked in teens: study

    30 Mar 2015 | 7:48 am
    … cent more likely to have asthma," she said. Interestingly, the … smoked before pregnancy and childhood asthma. Now researchers were trying to … that was true. Topics: smoking, asthma, medical-research, research, child-health-and-behaviour, southport-4215 First …
 
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  • Know the Relationship Between Vog and Asthma

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    24 Mar 2015 | 11:30 pm
    Vog is a type of an air pollution which is formed when sulfur dioxide and the other gases that are emitted at the time of an erupting volcano react with the moisture and oxygen in the presence of sunlight.  The term is most commonly used in the area of the Hawaiian Islands. As a result of the combination of sulfur dioxide and the oxygen, sulphuric acid and other kinds of sulphates are formed.  It has been proved as a result of many studies that vog is dangerous.  It is infact so dangerous that it tends to trigger asthma attacks in asthma patients. The following is some more information…
  • The Best Ways to Minimize Indoor Allergies

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    17 Mar 2015 | 11:26 pm
    Allergies are not just caused outside the house but even at home. The tiny little allergens could be present anywhere and may trigger allergic reactions if you don’t stay away from them. Even at home, all possible efforts must be made to minimize allergies and this can be done by eliminating possible allergens from your surroundings. The following are some of the top ways to minimize indoor allergies: Managing Dust Mites One of the most common allergen present at home is a dust mite.  Dust mites are microscopic creatures which can be present on the bed, the upholstery and even in the…
  • How to Make your Home Pet Allergy Free: 8 Tips

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    26 Feb 2015 | 9:48 pm
    Pet allergy refers to the allergies that arise as a reaction to the allergens found in the skin cells, saliva or urine of pet animals. The most common signs of the pet allergies include sneezing and runny nose while some may also experience wheezing and a trigger of asthmatic episode. People who suffer from these allergies but cannot live without the furry creatures can take many precautionary steps so as to make their home per allergy free. These steps aim at helping them reduce the risk of allergy triggers and limit exposure. Those who are allergic to the pets must try and make minimum…
  • All you need to know about Baby Food Allergies

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    5 Feb 2015 | 10:46 pm
    Baby food allergy refers to the condition wherein the baby’s immune system has an adverse or bad reaction to a certain food component he/ she has consumed. It is like the immune system treats the food the baby is allergic to as an invader and hence launches an attack to protect the body from it. Studies have shown a rise in the percent of kids ((below the age of 12years) who have food allergies. The prevalence of food allergies in babies/ kids seems to growing at a faster rate in the western world. Further details about the common allergens, symptoms and all that you need to know about the…
  • Symptoms and How to Deal with Food Allergies in Babies and Toddlers

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    25 Jan 2015 | 9:57 pm
    When a child is allergic to food; the food comes to her/him like an invader first attacking the immune system. In some cases, the body will automatically make an antibody called IgE, which is a protein that detects the food causing the allergy and releases substances such as histamine to fight the allergy. Thereby, you can see the allergy symptoms; the intensity varies with children from mild to severe. The symptoms of food allergies can show up within few minutes or after 2-3 hours; you will see swelling like hives, breathing trouble or other bodily discomforts. Some also experience eczema,…
 
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  • Spring Allergies - Just in Time for Easter!

    25 Mar 2015 | 5:12 am
    As the weather begins to warm again, that most joyous time of year is nearly upon us - spring! Sunshine, warm temperatures, daffodils, and blooming plants of all varieties. So by looking back on were we've been these last few months and peeking ahead as to what the the broader outlook for the year looks like, we can get a pretty good idea of how miserable allergy season is going to be. You didn't think I was just going to talk about bunny rabbits and Easter eggs did you? As much I would like to, that's really not going to help anyone with seasonal allergies, other than by offering…
  • News and Notes - Allergies, Asthma & MCS

    24 Mar 2015 | 8:50 am
    Last week, we took a little time off from posting. As you may have noticed, Miele is completely renaming their entire line of HEPA vacuum cleaners, and it's been created a lot of new work for us. But it's Tuesday, and we're back. I wanted to start with a roundup of some of the recent stories touching on the world of asthma, allergies, and environmental control.Reaching back the furthest is the announcement earlier this month that there was a proposed class action lawsuit filed against Lumber Liquidators. While traditional home improvement is necessarily something you'll see us…
  • The Hidden Cost of Eczema

    16 Mar 2015 | 1:02 am
    Though similar, eczema is often an overlooked cousin when talking about allergies or asthma. Like the latter, eczema has no definitively known cause. Also like the other two, it's a chronic condition, one that acts differently with different people, and has no known cure. While plenty of research and studies have effectively calculated the real effects of asthma and allergies, in terms of money, time spent at the doctor, time missed from work or school, the same cannot be said about eczema.Recently, Jonathan I. Silverberg, M.D., Ph.D, M.P.H., of the Northwestern University Feinberg School…
  • Miele Uprights Take Three of Top Five Spots

    13 Mar 2015 | 3:50 am
    It is almost like an annual rite of passage now. I'll write up an article about a product and certain rankings published by a leading consumer testing agency. Then you get to guess who I'm talking about. I could make this easier and just say who tested and rated these products, but this organization has some pretty strict rules regarding the use of their name and not wanting to ever appear as if they are endorsing a particular product or brand. With that, let the games begin!Let's start with upright vacuum cleaners. First and foremost, upright vacuums are not only the most popular…
  • Ask an Allergist - Dr. Mardiney - Spring 2015

    12 Mar 2015 | 8:01 am
    Though we've taken a bit of a hiatus, our favorite allergist, Dr. Mardiney, is back to answer some of your allergy and asthma related questions. On deck today are some questions regarding hidden allergens and triggers in the home as well as some of the pitfalls of cleaning. Remember, if you have an allergy, asthma, chemical sensitivity, environmental control, or related question, drop us a line via our blog@achooallergy.com email address or send us a comment below, call, or chat. What are some hidden sources of allergens that I may be overlooking in my home?- submitted by Stephanie…
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  • Books and More Books

    16 Mar 2015 | 7:58 am
    From the Gecko's Foot "Milk is a foodstuff but the protein it contains, casein can be processed to make a useful plastic. Before the advent of synthetic plastics, milk plastic was used to make small objects such as buttons. Before reading The Gecko's Foot I posted on my Chemurgy and Allergens Blog about Casein Buttons.Buttons Made From Milk Protein Casein I was delighted to see some allergy books for tweens and teens on Food Allergy (as well as asthma) at the library. Most libraries have kid allergy books but few have books for young people. They may be more interested in learning some of the…
  • Fresh The Movie

    21 Feb 2015 | 9:31 am
    I recently watched Fresh The Movie not directly allergy related but an interesting watch as far as GMOs and Organic foods learning goes. It Celebrates and interviews the farmers, thinkers and business people who are re-inventing our food system. It clearly shows how organic farming can work, economically as well as many of the health benefits to both people and our planet. I enjoyed the conversation on Mono-cropping, but felt the effects of pesticides and possible connections to food allergies could have been explored. Full disclosure: I borrowed this DVD from my local library, another movie…
  • Cyber Monday Allergy Sales

    1 Dec 2014 | 6:46 am
    Cyber Monday Olivers Labels 25% off site wide, including gift cards Vermont Nut FreeCyber Week-end Sale!! There are still 2 days left. Shop now through Monday, December 1st Shop now and save 10% off your entire order by typing in the code CYBER10 while in the shopping cart before proceeding to checkout. Offer applies to product only - not applicable on shipping charges. From Peanut Free Planet Every order placed before cyber Monday Midnight PST will automatically receive a free gift pack. Premium Chocolatiers20% off across the board on everything - today only! Use promo code cybermonday…
  • 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…
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  • Getting Easier to Eat at Restaurants with Food Allergies!

    Joanne LaSpina
    4 Mar 2015 | 8:09 am
    "We've come a long way, baby!" was my thought recently when we settled in to a lunch at a nearby Red Robin. As soon as we said "food allergy", we were given an electronic tablet with their fully customizable Allergen Menu. Awesome! I couldn't help thinking back to another lunch with my food allergic child 12 years earlier. A lunch we walked out of before our food was served. This was after the waitress came back to our table and burst into tears, saying the kitchen staff was making fun of food allergies and hinting that they may "do something" to the meal we ordered. Seriously, this…
  • Auvi-Q Coupon

    Joanne LaSpina
    11 Feb 2015 | 8:03 am
    Auvi-Q CouponSanofi has announced that they are continuing their Zero dollar co-pay program for the Auvi-Q, which will benefit most insured patients. This is great news for many who need to carry this life-saving medical device. The program runs through December 31, 2015. If you're not familiar with the Auvi-Q, check out their FAQ's to learn more. And, if you're looking for some trendy ways to carry epinephrine, my friend Caroline at Grateful Foodie has a fantastic write-up about EpiPen, Allerject, & Auvi-Q cases and skins products from Carry-Nine. There will be no excuse for kids…
  • Zero Dollar Co-Pay for EpiPens!

    Joanne LaSpina
    12 Jan 2015 | 4:21 pm
    I'm thrilled to share that Mylan has extended their $0 co-pay plan until Dec. 31, 2015. I know this makes the difference for many families between not having epinephrine easily accessible and having the life-saving medication their family needs. Thank you to Mylan for helping families! Go to epipen.com and activate your card now. While you're on the site, check out some of the other resources, like "Have a Plan" and personal stories to share with others. And don't forget, practice with expired pens by plunging them into an orange or grapefruit (or lemon!) so that everyone sees and…
  • Chocolate Zucchini Cake Recipe

    Joanne LaSpina
    11 Nov 2014 | 7:27 am
    Leftover zucchini? No problem! At the end of the zucchini harvest, I throw all the leftovers in the food processor and shred it. I then measure out two-cup portions and put in containers to be used in my favorite chocolate cake recipe. Sshhh...there's no need to tell the kids about the nutritious benefits of the zucchini- let them eat cake!Chocolate Zucchini Cake• 1/2 cup canola oil• 1 1/2 cups white sugar • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract • 2 cups all-purpose flour • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda • 1 teaspoon salt• 1 cup liquid (water, rice…
  • Great Product for Eczema!

    Joanne LaSpina
    15 Aug 2014 | 10:16 am
    I remember it well. My baby's constant scratching; the marks raked up and down the newborn skin; the blood droplets on the sheets and pillowcases in the morning. Eczema is tough to figure out and treat- especially for a baby or young child. I love the Flip Mitten Sleeve from Scratch-Me-Not! It so soft and, well, quite brilliant. No matter how short we cut our baby's fingernails, it wasn't short enough. By covering the fingers, with the soft mitten, there will be less damage to the skin from constant scratching and picking. The sleeve is worn across the shoulders so babies and little ones…
 
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  • Easter with Food Allergies (Part 3) ~ Dairy-Free Menu Plan

    Jamie Kaufmann
    30 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
      Easter with Food Allergies (Part 1) ~ Family GatheringsEaster with Food Allergies (Part 2) ~ Safe Treats and HuntsWe celebrate Easter at Jeff's parents' house as they are very understanding and accommodating of the seriousness of food allergies.My mother-in-law can even cook safe dishes for Miles, which is awesome.  When we arrive, we all give a last run-down of what we have for Miles to eat. And my MIL is great about saving all the containers, wrappers, boxes, etc. that ingredients came from so we can double check everything one more time.DAIRY-FREE EASTER…
  • Allergy-Free Spring Coconut Rice Treats

    Jamie Kaufmann
    29 Mar 2015 | 12:25 pm
    If you bought all those allergy-free jelly beans on Amazon, here is a great use for them!  :) Original Post:  3-20-12Thank you to Surf Sweets for sending us a bag of their jelly beans and asking us to compete in their jelly bean bake-off! The jelly beans work so well with coconut. Use coconut oil instead of margarine and then top with some coconut, mmmm! This recipe is free of the top 8 allergens!Allergy-Free Spring Coconut Rice TreatsMakes 12 Muffin Tin TreatsTreats2 Tablespoons Coconut Oil2 Cups Marshmallows2 Cups Rice Cereal1/4 Cup Jelly BeansTopping1/2 Cup Shredded Coconut1-2…
  • Dairy-Free Ice Cream Date ~ So Delicious

    Jamie Kaufmann
    29 Mar 2015 | 12:09 pm
    Afraid of ice cream shops?  We are!  We do not take that risk with milk allergies.Even if they stock dairy-free ice cream, it's usually in open containers...prime for cross-contamination. Or sometimes they even label something dairy-free, and it's not.  YIKES!  But Miles and I have found a safe way to enjoy ice cream out.  We hit Target and picked up our own pints of So Delicious, dairy-free ice cream.  It's actually reasonably priced there, too.Then we hit the Starbucks Cafe in Target and enjoy eating our ice cream together.  Out.  Like in an ice cream…
  • Allergy-Free Easter Candy ~ Amazon Prime

    Jamie Kaufmann
    28 Mar 2015 | 6:55 pm
    I was perusing Amazon today for some affordable allergy-free Easter treats.  And I came across some winner deals!  :)  With Amazon Prime, you get free 2-day shipping.  Click here to Start Free 30-Day Trial.  Hard candy, gummy candy, chocolate...this about covers it!  :)  $19.99 for 24 Snack Bags83 cents a bag$19.99 for 24 Snack Bags83 cents a bag12 Bag Sampler $23.45$1.95 a bag!24 Bars for $34.37$1.43 a barDon't miss any of our posts, sign up for our email updates. Your email address:Powered by FeedBlitz
  • Peanut Allergy Patch Trials Showing Success

    Jamie Kaufmann
    28 Mar 2015 | 6:28 pm
    CBS New York did a news story on a boy with peanut allergies experiencing some success with a peanut patch.  Here is a recent article on the status of the peanut patch trials over at the FARE website and another at Medical Daily.  This is great news as a milk allergy patch has now gone to trials as well.  Does this give you some hope?  Don't miss any of our posts, sign up for our email updates. Your email address:Powered by FeedBlitz
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    Our Story : The Good, The Bad, And The Food Allergies

  • Cue The Stomach Virus And Sharing Some Food Allergy News

    ChupieandJ'smama (Janeen)
    14 Mar 2015 | 2:33 pm
    Little Monkey started with a stomach bug on Monday.  Anyone who has ever had a toddler with a stomach bug knows that it's so not good.  Not Good At All.  I will spare you details.  By Wednesday, Older Boy came down with a less evil version of it. I think they are on the mend.  I hope.  Fingers crossed.Needless to say that everything I had planned for this week, got pushed to next week.  Except
  • I Heard Birds Today!!

    ChupieandJ'smama (Janeen)
    4 Mar 2015 | 6:07 am
    I heard them.  Actual birds were chirping in my back yard.  Dear Spring, please hurry!!Hearing those birds made me so happy.  The end is near (end of winter that is).Yes, I'm giddy.  I'm sure these will be the same birds that I shake my fist at come June when they keep pooping on my deck, but for now I LOVE THEM. And I'm finally feeling better.  It's not 100%, but I'm functioning so I'll take
  • Ash Wednesday: Lent Begins

    ChupieandJ'smama (Janeen)
    18 Feb 2015 | 6:02 am
    Happy Ash Wednesday!I can't believe I'm saying this, but I'm still sick.  I went back to Urgent Care last Thursday because I now have a yucky cough.  They did a chest X-Ray.  No pneumonia, so I got an inhaler.  I finished my antibiotics on Friday.  I was in bed most of the day Friday, all day Saturday and Sunday and most of the day on Monday (the kids were off of school Friday and Monday).  
  • Lent 2015

    ChupieandJ'smama (Janeen)
    13 Feb 2015 | 12:23 pm
    Lent is only 5 days away.  I'm still sick and in bed so I've had a lot of time to ponder how I'm going to spend the Lenten season this year.  It's still a work in progress but here are things I'm working on right now: Lent 2015: 1.  Eat gluten free 2.  Read Catholic Books 3.  Pray rosary daily 4.  Limit on line time:  morning/afternoon 5.  No snacks in between meals I'm thinking of
  • Enter At Your Own Risk: Menu Plan Monday 2/9/15

    ChupieandJ'smama (Janeen)
    9 Feb 2015 | 11:11 am
    I'm stringing up the caution tape, erecting the hazmat tent, and stock piling Lysol. Germs have invaded and they don't want to leave. I've had this sinus infection since before Christmas.  I did go to the doctor but I didn't get any antibiotics.  And the sinus infection has come and gone since then.  So last week I went back to the doctor and FINALLY got some antibiotics (but they don't
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  • Interview: Manischewitz, Gluten-Free Line, 2015

    25 Mar 2015 | 5:41 am
    I’ve been using and eating Manischewitz products during the Jewish holidays my entire life and I’ve had food allergies (tree nuts & fish) my entire life; I’ve never had an issue. Now, I have some insights on how Manischewitz keeps everything nicely separated, even as they add a gluten-free line and, of course, Kosher.Last week, during the first ever #Maniexp at Chelsea Market here in New York City, I had an opportunity to talk with CMO David Rossi about Manischewitz, their new gluten-free product line roll outs for Passover and how they keep everything…
  • Recipe: Fudge, Food Allergen Free

    18 Mar 2015 | 5:30 am
    Last weekend, I had brunch with my besties from grade school. My bestie bestie since first grade, Aimee, has two little ones; her seven year old is peanut allergic. When we get together, we all make food that is safe for everyone else. It’s joyous. A few years ago, I made fudge from a recipes in Divvies cookbook (you can find the book here). The girls, and their dad, never forgot it. So this brunch there was a request that I make the marshmallow fudge. Which of course I honored. Marshmallows and chocolate are two of my favorite things together and apparently everyone else's. The…
  • The Jewish Museum: “Repetition And Difference”, March 2015

    13 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    I had an opportunity to visit the upcoming exhibit "Repetition And Difference" opening March 13, 2015 at The Jewish Museum. In my discussion with one of the curators, Susan L. Braunstein, Henry J. Leir Curator, she said: “Repetition in art can often be seen as mundane and static, even cookie cutter. This exhibit is trying to show that there is difference if you know where to look.”And look we did, walking through four rooms of variations, deviations, conformity and repetitions.Tyrian shekelsYarmulkes through the agesAncient feminine figuresHavdalah silver spice…
  • Food Allergy Counseling: Your Middle School Aged Child and Talking to the Allergist

    9 Mar 2015 | 5:30 am
    If you’re child was diagnosed with severe life threatening food allergies as an infant, most likely they’ve been going to allergist appointments for years. Also most likely, they haven’t been that involved with the appointment beyond saying yes or no when the allergist asks them a question. And that’s fairly regular.  How often do you proactively ask questions of doctors, e.g. what will these test tell us, what are the next steps, what do my symptoms mean, how can I proactively protect myself, etc.? And more to the point, how often do your children ask questions of their…
  • Food Allergy Counseling: Bullies, Friends & Food Allergies

    6 Mar 2015 | 6:30 am
    At last Sunday’s FARE event in Westchester, I was talking about the challenges of independence and food allergies with the teen group, ages 12 and up.(Talking with teens, FARE Westchester event, 2015. Used with permission)A seventh grader told us a story about being bullied by some eighth graders about the epinephrine autoinjector pack he used to wear around his waist (now he carries his autoinjectors in his backpack).“So,” I asked. “Were these eight graders targeting you because of food allergies or because they were just mean eighth graders?”“Just mean eighth graders. And my…
 
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  • Coconut Crispy Treat Nests (5-Minute, No Cook, Marshmallow-Free!)

    Alisa Fleming
    29 Mar 2015 | 11:01 am
    In honor of upcoming Easter and spring festivities, I’ve got a new and improved recipe for my coconut crispy treat nests. I formulated this fun little whole food recipe three years ago for Attune Foods, but have revamped it for super-fast, 5 minute preparation! I was motivated to recreate this old favorite upon receiving a [...] The post Coconut Crispy Treat Nests (5-Minute, No Cook, Marshmallow-Free!) appeared first on Go Dairy Free.
  • Organic Gemini Tigernut Horchata

    Alisa Fleming
    27 Mar 2015 | 11:02 am
    I think 2015 could be the major jump off point of the dairy-free boom, if recent product releases are any indication. My latest find, and passion, is Organic Gemini’s Tigernut Horchata. I sampled the Unsweetened at the Fancy Food Show in San Francisco and it was love at first sip. Somehow, that simple beverage of [...] The post Organic Gemini Tigernut Horchata appeared first on Go Dairy Free.
  • Lenny & Larry’s The Complete Cookie

    Alisa Fleming
    27 Mar 2015 | 5:31 am
    Though Lenny & Larry showcase phrases like “all natural”, “vegan”, and “non-GMO” on their packaging, and sell their product in supplement stores under the name of “The Complete Cookie”, don’t be tempted to believe it’s healthy. Yes, it does contain protein powder, little doses of calcium and fiber, and is probably lower in sugars than many [...] The post Lenny & Larry’s The Complete Cookie appeared first on Go Dairy Free.
  • Creamy Potato Salad with Green Beans and Yogurt Dressing

    Alisa Fleming
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:13 am
    As the spring holidays set in, early season green beans begin popping up in a variety of mains and side dishes, but this is the first time I’ve personally seen them paired in a scrumptiously creamy potato salad. This creamy potato salad with green beans recipe and photo were shared with us by Fresh from [...] The post Creamy Potato Salad with Green Beans and Yogurt Dressing appeared first on Go Dairy Free.
  • RxBar Protein Bars

    Alisa Fleming
    25 Mar 2015 | 1:32 pm
    I love the well-thought out name and tagline of this simple snack: RxBar – As Prescribed By Nature. Though relatively hefty, each flavor contains just 6 or 7 ingredients that are almost too easy to read: dates, egg whites, almonds, figs, and dried fruit, nut butter, coffee or chocolate – depending on the flavor. Upon [...] The post RxBar Protein Bars appeared first on Go Dairy Free.
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    Allergy Notes

  • Asthma Phenotypes: A Practical Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment

    Ves Dimov, M.D.
    24 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    This is a free full text editorial by the former WAO President, Richard Lockey, who teaches that “Asthma is the most treatable of all chronic diseases known to mankind.” Yet, outcome data from throughout the world indicate that the diagnosis and treatment of asthma are not optimal and need improvement. Why? Here are 4 reasons:- asthma is not thought of as a complex, heterogeneous disease or syndrome that consists of different phenotypes and endotypes- asthma is variable, particularly in its severity, and is influenced by known, unknown, avoidable, and unavoidable environmental factors-…
  • Omalizumab may have anti-inflammatory effects on small airways and reverse airway remodeling

    Ves Dimov, M.D.
    17 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Omalizumab, a humanized anti-IgE monoclonal antibody, is an effective treatment for severe allergic asthma. This prospective, single-arm observational study, evaluated its effects on small airways and airway remodeling, in 26 adult patients with severe refractory asthma (48 weeks of omalizumab treatment). Asthma Quality of Life Questionnaire scores and peak expiratory flow improved. Asthma exacerbations requiring systemic corticosteroids, fractional exhaled nitric oxide at 50 mL/s and alveolar nitric oxide levels, sputum eosinophil proportions, and airway-wall thickness as assessed by…
  • What are the diagnostic criteria for hypersensitivity pneumonitis (extrinsic allergic alveolitis)?

    Ves Dimov, M.D.
    17 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Always think of HP in patients with a working diagnosis of asthma whose symptoms do not improve, and there are infiltrates on CXR. The terms hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP) and extrinsic allergic alveolitis (EAA) are used interchangeably. Several different diagnostic criteria for HP have been proposed. All have problems that limit their utility, for example:- All were developed before the common use of high resolution CT scanning and bronchoalveolar lavage- Most apply only to typical, acute cases- No clear diagnostic criteria exist for subacute or chronic disease- All rely on the presence…
  • Green areas around homes reduce atopic sensitization in children

    Ves Dimov, M.D.
    17 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Western lifestyle is associated with high prevalence of allergy, asthma and other chronic inflammatory disorders. ‘Biodiversity hypothesis’ suggests that reduced contact of children with environmental biodiversity, including environmental microbiota in natural habitats, has adverse consequences on the assembly of human commensal microbiota and its contribution to immune tolerance.This study analysed 4 cohorts from Finland and Estonia with 1,000 children and adolescents aged 0.5–20 yrs. The prevalence of atopic sensitization was assessed by measuring serum IgE specific to inhalant…
  • Small airway disease in asthma

    Ves Dimov, M.D.
    11 Mar 2015 | 4:11 am
    Pathological abnormalities in the peripheral membranous bronchioles less than 2 mm in diameter (i.e. small airways) is found in asthma patients across a spectrum of severity including the 'difficult-to-treat phenotype'. So far no unanimously accepted method is available for small airway abnormality detection. Recent pharmaceutical developments have led to inhaler devices with smaller aerosol particles and systemic biologic treatments, enabling therapeutic drug delivery to the distal lung regions. References:Small airway disease in asthma: pathophysiological and diagnostic considerations.
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    Food Allergy Buzz

  • Love Remembers 2015

    29 Mar 2015 | 4:54 am
    Tomorrow marks the last day of the 2015 Love Remembers celebration which is being held in honor of those who have lost their lives to anaphylaxis. For additional information, please view the Flowers for Anaphylaxis facebook page.The Love Remembers awareness event was founded by Aleasa Word, a leading food allergy advocate and founder of Flowers for Anaphylaxis and Food Allergic Multicultural Society of Diversity (FAMSOD). It has received greater support than ever this year, with online collaborative events with both FAACT and FARE.You can follow @FAMSOD on Twitter.
  • Food Allergies Rock in Massachusetts!

    18 Mar 2015 | 2:14 am
    Massachusetts is really a happening place for those with food allergies lately! We're even expecting another visit from well known food allergy singer and advocate Kyle Dine!In mid-April, Kyle will be coming to Norwood, Massachusetts for a concert, Food Allergies Rock! Saturday, April 18, 201510:30 AM to 12:00 NOONat Norwood High School245 Nichols StreetNorwood, MAAdmission and parking are free. "No need for tickets or pre-registration; just come and enjoy! Check out his songs at www.kyledine.com  Meet other families and make food allergies fun  Download a flyer from the…
  • Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America New England Chapter's Annual Celebration

    11 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    Don't miss the New England Chapter of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America's annual Breath of Spring celebration! It is being held at 7:00 PM on May 1, 2015 at the Newton Marriott Hotel in Newton, MA, and humorist Loretta LaRoche will be featured. There'll be food and drinks,and many exciting auction items.In addition, Frank J. Twarog, MD, PhD, will be honored for his years of service to AAFA New England.There are many ways to show your support and help make this event a success. Items (products or services) are needed for silent or live auction. Ads in the program book for the…
  • Food Allergy Buzz Around New England: New Homefree Cookies

    9 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    Food allergy friendly HomeFree, based out of New Hampshire, has added two new products to their line of tasty gluten free, food allergy friendly products. The gluten-free lemon burst mini cookies are free of the top 8 food allergens, and also contain no soy, sesame or corn. In addition, HomeFree's gluten-free chocolate chip mini cookies are now available in snack size multi-packs. HomeFree has a dedicated manufacturing facility which is free of peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, dairy, wheat and gluten.We are looking forward to trying the lemon burst cookies and KNOW the snack size packs will come in…
  • Food Allergy Researcher Needs Your Input

    8 Mar 2015 | 4:45 am
    A graduate nursing student at Southeastern Louisiana University would like your assistance with her research regarding the relationship between maternal peanut consumption during pregnancy and the development of peanut allergies in children. To that end, she is seeking participants in a brief survey. I have copied and pasted her letter below, and you also may view her letter (on Southeastern Louisiana University letterhead) here. The survey is open until March 20, 2015. Her contact information as well as her research supervisors' contact information is below for any questions you may have.
 
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  • Spotted: Peanut Containing Candy Display Inside Drinks Fridge At Mac’s Convenience Store

    Onespot Allergy
    6 Mar 2015 | 12:35 pm
    I was at a Mac’s Convenience Store the other day. When I opened the fridge and reached in to get a drink, I was very startled to find that a rack of Reese’s peanut butter cups was mounted on the inside of the fridge door, which was right next to the side of my face. It simply wasn’t on my radar to expect peanut containing candy to be in the drinks fridge, and I expect that a surprise product placement like that could make a peanut allergic individuals uncomfortable, since their allergen is right next to their face in wrapped packages. It makes sense for Hershey’s to…
  • Nut Free Trail Mix Chewy Granola Bars

    Onespot Allergy
    28 Oct 2014 | 5:28 pm
    I went through my recipe binder tonight and came across a recipe for SunButter/Trail Mix Granola Balls from The Nut-Free Mom Blog. Written by Jenny Kales, it’s an excellent site to check out, if you’re curious. Homemade nut free chewy bars I modified the recipe slightly by pouring the finished product onto a parchment covered cookie tray and flattening it out into roughly a rectangle. Once it cooled off, I cut it into bars. I’m excited to have made my own homemade chewy bars. The recipe via The Nut-Free Mom Blog is: 1/3 cup honey 1/4 cup SunButter (I used 4 On-The-Go packs)…
  • 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…
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  • Top 7 Reasons Nearly Every Doctor Should Test for Allergies

    AllerVision LLC
    17 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    The allergy skin test is painless, quick and accurate. Family practitioners, internists, pediatricians, dermatologists, ENTs, neurologists, pulmonologists, ophthalmologists and nearly all other types of physicians and health care providers come in contact with patients who suffer from allergies virtually every day. That’s because allergies cause symptoms in every organ system. In fact, they cause many more symptoms than the average person realizes, including rashes (dermatitis), sinus infections, migraine headaches, dizziness, conjunctivitis, respiratory problems, fatigue, muscle…
  • Allergy Testing, Immunotherapy Boost Medical Practice and its Patients

    AllerVision LLC
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:33 am
    Allergy immunotherapy has helped the patients and the practice of Dr. Stephen Sisselman, of Sisselman Medical Group in New York. This post, from guest blogger Dr. Stephen Sisselman, looks at allergy testing and treatment from the general practitioner’s point of view.  Sara V is a patient I’ve known for a long time. She comes in every few months with assorted respiratory complaints including runny nose, cough, congestion and excessive mucus production. I typically tell her she has rhinitis and that antibiotics are ineffective. Nevertheless, she usually requests an antibiotic.
  • Allergy Drops Save Childhood for Arizona Boy

    AllerVision LLC
    16 Feb 2015 | 11:03 am
    Before taking allergy drops, Jackson’s allergies made life outdoors almost unbearable. In this post, our second in a series on allergies from the patient’s point of view, the mother of a boy with extensive allergies to the the outdoors recounts her son’s difficulties — and relief.  Our son Jackson began showing the signs of allergies when he was almost three years old. If he would play outside in grass, climb trees or play with a dog or cat, within a few minutes, he would begin to show signs. His eyes would get puffy, his nose would clog and the rest of the day he…
  • Groundhog Day is Excellent Time to Start Allergy Immunotherapy

    AllerVision LLC
    2 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    Whether Groundhog Day reveals that spring is here or not, there’s not a moment to lose in preparing to fight spring allergies. By the time you read this, Punxsutawney Phil will be out of the hole and we’ll know what’s in store for the next six weeks. Whether he saw his shadow and scampered back to take cover for more Winter or stayed above ground to enjoy the start of Spring, there is no time like NOW to start sublingual immunotherapy! If spring starts in six weeks, you have time to build up your immunity to pollens that get in the way of enjoying beautiful spring days.
  • Allergy Drops Erase 30 Years of Suffering for MD

    AllerVision LLC
    19 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Dr. Leiken, who has suffered from allergies for over 30 years, stands in front of an Olive tree in his backyard. Since he’s been taking allergy drops, the Olive tree no longer triggers his symptoms. In the past, AllerVision’s blog has featured Dr. Dean Mitchell sharing his wisdom from many years of running an allergy practice. In this and future posts, we’ll be looking at allergies from the patients’ and other providers’ points of view.   I am a physician who has been suffering from allergies for over 30 years. Five years ago, I started to give…
 
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  • Top 7 Reasons Nearly Every Doctor Should Test for Allergies

    AllerVision LLC
    17 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    The allergy skin test is painless, quick and accurate. Family practitioners, internists, pediatricians, dermatologists, ENTs, neurologists, pulmonologists, ophthalmologists and nearly all other types of physicians and health care providers come in contact with patients who suffer from allergies virtually every day. That’s because allergies cause symptoms in every organ system. In fact, they cause many more symptoms than the average person realizes, including rashes (dermatitis), sinus infections, migraine headaches, dizziness, conjunctivitis, respiratory problems, fatigue, muscle…
  • Allergy Testing, Immunotherapy Boost Medical Practice and its Patients

    AllerVision LLC
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:33 am
    Allergy immunotherapy has helped the patients and the practice of Dr. Stephen Sisselman, of Sisselman Medical Group in New York. This post, from guest blogger Dr. Stephen Sisselman, looks at allergy testing and treatment from the general practitioner’s point of view.  Sara V is a patient I’ve known for a long time. She comes in every few months with assorted respiratory complaints including runny nose, cough, congestion and excessive mucus production. I typically tell her she has rhinitis and that antibiotics are ineffective. Nevertheless, she usually requests an antibiotic.
  • Allergy Drops Save Childhood for Arizona Boy

    AllerVision LLC
    16 Feb 2015 | 11:03 am
    Before taking allergy drops, Jackson’s allergies made life outdoors almost unbearable. In this post, our second in a series on allergies from the patient’s point of view, the mother of a boy with extensive allergies to the the outdoors recounts her son’s difficulties — and relief.  Our son Jackson began showing the signs of allergies when he was almost three years old. If he would play outside in grass, climb trees or play with a dog or cat, within a few minutes, he would begin to show signs. His eyes would get puffy, his nose would clog and the rest of the day he…
  • Groundhog Day is Excellent Time to Start Allergy Immunotherapy

    AllerVision LLC
    2 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    Whether Groundhog Day reveals that spring is here or not, there’s not a moment to lose in preparing to fight spring allergies. By the time you read this, Punxsutawney Phil will be out of the hole and we’ll know what’s in store for the next six weeks. Whether he saw his shadow and scampered back to take cover for more Winter or stayed above ground to enjoy the start of Spring, there is no time like NOW to start sublingual immunotherapy! If spring starts in six weeks, you have time to build up your immunity to pollens that get in the way of enjoying beautiful spring days.
  • Allergy Drops Erase 30 Years of Suffering for MD

    AllerVision LLC
    19 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Dr. Leiken, who has suffered from allergies for over 30 years, stands in front of an Olive tree in his backyard. Since he’s been taking allergy drops, the Olive tree no longer triggers his symptoms. In the past, AllerVision’s blog has featured Dr. Dean Mitchell sharing his wisdom from many years of running an allergy practice. In this and future posts, we’ll be looking at allergies from the patients’ and other providers’ points of view.   I am a physician who has been suffering from allergies for over 30 years. Five years ago, I started to give…
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  • Food Allergies Can Transform Your Life!

    Alanna Waldrop
    18 Mar 2015 | 3:50 pm
    For every aggravation I have experienced due to my food allergies, there are TWO to THREE things that have happened in my life and in my body that are true MIRACLES. Food allergies can completely disrupt your life in ways that only someone with food allergies can understand. It can take months or even years (as is my case) to find some of the allergens and how to deal with them. This is one of the biggest reasons why I became an AllerCoach so that I could help others find a faster path to their own transformation. It has been a year now since I discovered my soy allergy, and below are the…
  • My One Year “Soyversary” Is Here!

    Alanna Waldrop
    24 Feb 2015 | 4:34 pm
    To kick off the celebration of my “soyversary,” I am publishing before and after photos and more about my story throughout the coming weeks. I have had food allergies for years, but the discovery of my soy allergy on February 23, 2014 changed my life in ways that are nothing short of a miracle. I want to publish photos and information so that you can also be encouraged in your food allergic journey. The photo comparison below is an important one for me, and both of these photos are from Cade’s Cove in Tennessee. The first photo is taken in March 2009, one year after my…
  • Travel Report: Pigeon Forge, TN

    Alanna Waldrop
    7 Feb 2015 | 6:18 am
    My husband and I recently had the opportunity through my husband’s work to take a little winter vacation to Blackberry Farm in Walland, TN and also spend some time in Pigeon Forge. A year ago when I found out about my soy allergy, I honestly thought I would never be able to travel again, and especially not to somewhere like Pigeon Forge where there are very few grocery stores. Now, almost a year later, I am happy to report that we had a great time and a reaction-free vacation. There are a few things that made our trip a success. First, my packing included my sheets and towels washed in…
  • Website Review: Well Amy

    Alanna Waldrop
    19 Jan 2015 | 4:55 am
    As an AllerCoach, I am continually on the lookout for new products and sites that could help my clients. I heard about Well Amy during an online food allergy conference last fall, and they have some really great items. Just one word of caution that I always like to use before reviewing any product: ALWAYS read all of your labels and cross contact statements regardless of any other information that you have received and regardless of how many times you have eaten the product. I have seen the same product have different ingredient labels on the same store shelf, so it’s best to always be…
  • Smoothies: A Great Way To Use Your Leftover Fruits and Veggies

    Alanna Waldrop
    11 Jan 2015 | 7:55 am
    Before my soy allergy, I had never really tried smoothies at home. I started having smoothies on Saturday mornings as a way to use any produce and leafy greens that were going to need to be thrown away before my weekly trip to the grocery. There are lots of smoothie mixes and protein powders and other bells and whistles, but you guessed it…many contain soy and other common allergens. I simply use the whole foods I have on hand, and they really taste delicious no matter what I try. There are few things that I use regularly in smoothies: Alternative Milk (Try Coconut, Almond, Oat, Rice,…
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