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  • Dealing with deadly food allergies: Utah mom shares her story - KSL.com

    ALLERGIES - Google News
    21 May 2015 | 8:13 pm
    KSL.comDealing with deadly food allergies: Utah mom shares her storyKSL.comUp to 15 million people in the United States have food allergies and one in every 13 children has one, according to Food Allergy Research and Education Inc. (FARE). Some eight foods account for 90 percent of all food-related allergic reactions in the U
  • Itchy eyes and runny noses: how best to handle seasonal allergies?

    Allergy News From Medical News Today
    21 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    In this Spotlight, we investigate what causes seasonal allergies and what the best strategies are for avoid their debilitating effects.
  • Itchy eyes and runny noses: how best to handle seasonal allergies?

    Allergy News
    21 May 2015 | 7:40 pm
    While this time of year usually brings cheerful weather and the growth of beautiful plants, millions of people will be gearing up once again to do battle with a problem that recurs every year. Itchy eyes, repetitive sneezing, a permanently runny nose - the symptoms of seasonal allergies.
  • Many children with asthma have reaction to peanuts, but do not know it

    Allergy News -- ScienceDaily
    17 May 2015 | 11:34 am
    In recent years and months, peanut allergies in children have been in the news frequently, as scientists reveal new insights into why more and more children are developing them and what can be done to avoid them. However, until now, few have studied the connection between peanut allergy and childhood asthma.
  • Allergic to partner's semen

    Allergies News
    21 May 2015 | 6:39 pm
    … spark asthma attacks. It seems absurd for people to be allergic to … consultant dermatologist at the Tyrol Allergy Outpatient Clinic in Austria, reported … other authoritative journal reports, from allergy experts at the University Hospital … to develop an allergy to semen. In January, allergy experts at the …
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    ALLERGIES - Google News

  • Dealing with deadly food allergies: Utah mom shares her story - KSL.com

    21 May 2015 | 8:13 pm
    KSL.comDealing with deadly food allergies: Utah mom shares her storyKSL.comUp to 15 million people in the United States have food allergies and one in every 13 children has one, according to Food Allergy Research and Education Inc. (FARE). Some eight foods account for 90 percent of all food-related allergic reactions in the U
  • Spot's Corner: Help your pets deal with allergies - Savannah Morning News

    21 May 2015 | 8:09 pm
    Spot's Corner: Help your pets deal with allergiesSavannah Morning NewsThere are a variety of different types of allergies that can affect our furry friends. Like people, dogs and cats can suffer from seasonal allergies, airborne allergies, mites, flea allergies, contact allergies and food allergies. If your pet is
  • Asthma, allergies Q & A with National Jewish Health - 9NEWS.com

    21 May 2015 | 2:42 pm
    9NEWS.comAsthma, allergies Q & A with National Jewish Health9NEWS.comAsthma, allergies Q & A with National Jewish Health. National Jewish Health physician experts in the treatment of asthma, allergies and immune and related disorders in children and adults answer your questions through a sponsored videos series and chat.
  • Study shows probiotics may help ease allergies - Vanderbilt University News

    21 May 2015 | 11:26 am
    Study shows probiotics may help ease allergiesVanderbilt University NewsStudy shows probiotics may help ease allergies. by Matt Batcheldor | Thursday, May. 21, 2015, 10:24 AM. Using probiotics may help alleviate the symptoms of allergic rhinitis (AR), also known as seasonal or perennial allergies, according to a Vanderbilt
  • California drought is making spring allergy season worse - CBS News

    21 May 2015 | 10:41 am
    California drought is making spring allergy season worseCBS NewsMillions of Americans are suffering through a miserable allergy season, and on the West Coast, the ongoing drought is making things even worse. Los Angeles native Lesley Holmes says she's been having more trouble than usual with her chronic allergies
 
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  • Itchy eyes and runny noses: how best to handle seasonal allergies?

    21 May 2015 | 7:40 pm
    While this time of year usually brings cheerful weather and the growth of beautiful plants, millions of people will be gearing up once again to do battle with a problem that recurs every year. Itchy eyes, repetitive sneezing, a permanently runny nose - the symptoms of seasonal allergies.
  • Virus could be mistaken for allergy symptoms

    16 May 2015 | 5:51 am
    Experts are calling this allergy season one of the worst in recent memory. For anyone who finds themselves sneezing or congested, you're not alone.
  • Residents prepare for high pollen counts this year

    15 May 2015 | 6:31 pm
    Sugar Grove resident Beth Koch and her 11-year-old son, Edmund, both have outdoor allergies that they treat with allergy shots and over-the-counter medicine. Residents with allergies likely are not going to get any relief from Mother Nature this year, according to area pollen count data.
  • UK's Circassia buys two asthma-focused firms for up to US$377 million

    15 May 2015 | 2:26 pm
    LONDON: Circassia Pharmaceuticals, a British company developing allergy therapies, said on Friday it had agreed to buy Sweden's Aerocrine and privately held Prosonix, two companies focused on asthma. Circassia will pay about 139 million pounds for Aerocrine and up to 100 million pounds for Prosonix, with the deals funded through a 275 million pounds placing and open offer.
  • Treat the Cause of Allergies

    15 May 2015 | 10:21 am
    If you have allergies, this season may be an opportunity to look at your symptoms a little differently. From a naturopathic view, it may be a signal of a weakened, yet over-active immune system and/or a toxic burden in the body's system.
 
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  • Many children with asthma have reaction to peanuts, but do not know it

    17 May 2015 | 11:34 am
    In recent years and months, peanut allergies in children have been in the news frequently, as scientists reveal new insights into why more and more children are developing them and what can be done to avoid them. However, until now, few have studied the connection between peanut allergy and childhood asthma.
  • Educating the immune system to prevent allergies

    14 May 2015 | 6:58 am
    With the arrival of spring, millions of people have begun their annual ritual of sneezing and wheezing due to seasonal allergies. A research team is bringing them hope with a potential vaccine that nudges the immune response away from developing allergies. The findings have major clinical implications since allergies and asthma often start in childhood and for which there is presently no cure.
  • Women hospitalized 60 percent more than men after emergency asthma treatment

    5 May 2015 | 5:30 am
    Women with acute asthma who are treated in the emergency department are 60 percent more likely than men to need hospitalization, a study shows. The authors speculate that there are a number of reasons for their findings, including altered perception of airflow obstruction, potential influences of female sex hormones, differences in bronchial hyper responsiveness and health behaviors.
  • Treatment against seasonal hay fever should be initiated prior to season, study shows

    4 May 2015 | 7:34 am
    Allergen-specific T cells are resident in the mucosa outside the pollen season and react strongly to pollen extract, suggesting that these T cells are long-lived resident memory cells, researchers say. As a result, they suggest that treatment for hay fever be initiated prior to the traditional hay fever season.
  • Low-allergen soybean could have high impact

    4 May 2015 | 6:44 am
    A new variety of low-allergenic soybean has been created by researchers. The new crop could have a major impact on the production of baby formula, processed foods and livestock feed, they say.
 
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  • Learn about Cinnamon Allergy Symptoms and Ways to Treat it

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    12 May 2015 | 11:24 pm
    The spice cinnamon is used in many dishes all over the globe, not only to bring taste and flavour but also to reap its innumerable health benefits. Unfortunately, some people have acute sensitivity to cinnamon; although the intensity of the allergy can vary from mild to severe but the pain and discomfort is truly intolerable in some cases. Cinnamon allergy symptoms are difficult to diagnose because you can get allergies from it even by touching, eating or even getting in slightest contact with it. Adults are more likely to get this allergy than babies. However, if a baby has this allergy the…
  • Top 6 Natural Treatments for Bronchial Asthma

    admin2
    26 Apr 2015 | 10:51 pm
    Bronchial asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the airways which results in periodic attacks of coughing, shortness of breath, wheezing and tightness in the chest. The allergies in the case of bronchial asthma are strongly related to chronic sinusitis, nasal polyps and middle ear infections. There are many medical ways to treat bronchial asthma but even simple home remedies can do the cure. The following is a list of the 6 natural or home remedies that can work to reduce the effect of bronchial asthma. 1. Ginger Research has found that ginger can help to reduce the airway inflammation…
  • 5 Ways to Use Herbs to Replace Asthma Medicine

    admin2
    12 Apr 2015 | 10:49 pm
    Asthma is a respiratory disorder which is characterized by inflammation and constriction of the air passages. Some of the common symptoms of asthma include wheezing, coughing, difficulty in breathing; tightening sensation in the chest etc. asthma is usually triggered by allergens, cold air, emotional stress and even viral illness. While it is true that there are many over the counter methods available to treat asthma but there are also many natural cures or herbal remedies that can have a positive impact.  The following are the 5 herbs which can be used to replace asthma medicine. Ma Huang…
  • Know the Relationship Between Vog and Asthma

    admin2
    24 Mar 2015 | 10:44 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

    admin2
    17 Mar 2015 | 10:41 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…
 
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  • May 2015 - Asthma Awareness Month

    4 May 2015 | 7:23 am
    May is finally here, and for many of us, it means a relative slowdown in the tree pollen that's been plaguing our nose, throats, and airways for the last two months. Personally, I'm just happy that here in Georgia, the wettest stretch of our spring landed right at the same time as pine pollen started dumping yellow-green dust all over everything. In addition to this welcomed news, May also kicks off Asthma Awareness Month.Globally, it is estimated that as many as 300 million people suffer from and cope with asthma every day. While in the U.S. asthma affects about 8% of the population,…
  • Peanut Allergy Patch Fast Tracked by FDA

    13 Apr 2015 | 8:38 am
    Over the last few years there has been a lot of "good starts" when it comes to novel treatments of allergies and asthma. From a vaccine for cat allergies to bronchial thermoplasty for asthmatics, there have been a myriad of treatments, in varying stages of testing, that offer hope for the millions who suffer from environmental and food allergies as well as asthma. As the latest in this line, the FDA recently "fast tracked" a novel approach to desensitizing those with peanut allergies.This new therapy is Viaskin® Peanut. From their website,"Epicutaneous immunotherapy (EPIT®) consists in…
  • Spring Time - Check Your Filters

    8 Apr 2015 | 7:12 am
    Spring allergy season is in full swing. How do I know this, you ask? Easy. When the sneezing around the office sounds like a veritable spring symphony. When the tissue box is always empty. When the gunk coming out of the nose resembles the gunk caked all over everything outside. When visible clouds of pollen literally waft from the trees, prompted only by a slight breeze. For all of these reasons, I know, and if you have allergies, you likely do too. Even if you don't have allergies, the pollen can be so thick it makes it difficult to jog (felt like I was jogging in a dust bowl last…
  • Just in Time for Spring, Free Replacement Filters

    30 Mar 2015 | 8:57 am
    Are you considering doing something about your spring allergies and the pollen that is filling the air? Now may be a great time to consider one of the three Amaircare HEPA air purifiers. In a variety of sizes, Amaircare air purifiers offer true HEPA filtration as well as optional smoke, odor, and VOC protection. And the best part is for the next two weeks, order any Amaircare HEPA air purifier and get a year's supply of replacement filters for FREE! That means no filters to buy for two full years.As spring rains and warmer weather ushers in a new season, sneezes, sniffles, and the…
  • 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…
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  • Cost of Epipens and Other Pharmaceutical Issues

    20 May 2015 | 12:55 pm
    I really have to wonder about the cost of EpiPens. Why are they so expensive? Why do they cost less in Canada? (I'm Canadian) In general costs of drugs have gone up because of costs of research and development, and testing before a drug can reach the market. The inventor of the EpiPen Sheldon Kaplan (who never got a penny in royalties) has largely been forgotten by history. See History of Allergies People in the allergy community have been complaining for a while about the costs. Anaphilatic Sticker ShockPharmacist Mario Milot, of Sutton, Quebec, sells EpiPens for a fraction of what they cost…
  • Allergy Dangers and Beds

    12 May 2015 | 9:49 am
    A while back my husband and I were shopping at The Brick, looking for a new mattress for our bed. I asked where they keep their list of ingredients? The sales person was confused, as to what I was referring to. I explained that mattresses, and bed materials can be made from allergens, and I wanted to know if they listed the ingredients, or materials on their products. After I gave him a brief lesson on chemurgy he said that some of The Bricks mattresses are made from in part from soy. I asked what their policy was for warning people with soy allergens about those products, he said they had…
  • The Princess and The Peanut Allergy

    1 May 2015 | 9:58 am
    What I found at my local library: The Princess and the Peanut Allergy by Wendy McClure. At first the birthday girl was going to pick out a cake with peanuts in it. After the birthday girl finds out about her friend's peanut allergy, they have a tiff, but in the end Regina orders a peanut free cake, and Paula, the friend with the peanut allergy is reminded of how important it is to speak up and not be "a quiet little mouse" about her allergy. Everyone enjoyed the birthday party. I would have liked to hear more about making sure the cake was truly nut free, rather than "We've made special cakes…
  • 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…
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  • Allergy-Free Enjoy Life Fruit & Seed Packs ~ Under $1

    Jamie Kaufmann
    12 May 2015 | 1:54 pm
    We are gearing up for a very busy baseball season with both of our boys.  And peanuts and sunflower seeds will be running rampant.  Fortunately, we aren't allergic to either.  However, Miles can't eat them because I have yet to find a brand that doesn't process in a plant with milk and/or tree nuts.  His cashew allergy is so high now that we can't chance it.  That's why we love the allergy-safe Fruit and Seed packs made by Enjoy Life.  Allergy-free.  Safe manufacturing.  And the best part is that they sell individual packs!  Miles is going to love…
  • Dairy-Free Ibotta Rebates

    Jamie Kaufmann
    11 May 2015 | 7:24 am
    Thought I'd show you some more dairy-free groceries we purchased using Ibotta app rebates.  We got back $5.25 on these items.  :)  Ibotta is offering more "any brand" items than ever before.  We used those on the produce.  These purchases were made at Hy-Vee but several other stores have these same rebates.  I also LOVE when there's a surge of Enjoy Life rebates.  :)  And thanks to Ibotta, we are now addicted to dairy-free Naked Juice Smoothies!  Remember, you can do the same item at multiple stores sometimes.  So if there's something you…
  • Food Allergies, Autoimmunity, Genetics, OH MY!

    Jamie Kaufmann
    8 May 2015 | 8:40 am
    Yesterday was my yearly medical check-up.  I was dreading it.  I had more symptoms to report, and I'm tired of feeling crappy and sounding like a complainer.  But my hubby told me to jot everything down, to tell them everything, and that it would be fine.  After going through my history of complaints and specialists and tests and negative results, my doctor said the words.  "Autoimmune disorder".  Ding, ding, ding.  My son has life-threatening food allergies. I know this word.  But I never really dreamed I had it, too.  Of course, it makes sense.
  • 6-Pack Zevia $3.99 Deal

    Jamie Kaufmann
    6 May 2015 | 7:56 am
    Here's another great Amazon food/drink deal for ya.  6-packs of Zevia for $3.99.  I pay $6 in local stores.  Flavors at this price, right now, include:Black CherryCaffeine-Free ColaCream SodaGrapeGrapefruit CitrusYou can read about why we love this sugar-free soda around here.  Even the kids!  Don't miss any of our posts, sign up for our email updates. Your email address:Powered by FeedBlitz
  • Food Allergies & Prescription Medication

    Jamie Kaufmann
    2 May 2015 | 10:03 am
    Has your food allergy child been prescribed a medication that you aren't sure is safe?  Antibiotics? Allergy meds?  Eczema cream?  Etc.  If you are wondering if your prescription medication contains any food allergens, head over to rxlist.com to start your research.  But also be sure to discuss this with your doctor and pharmacist.  We are grateful to our Facebook reader, Kellie, for sharing this very helpful resource!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

  • I Love Someone With Food Allergies

    ChupieandJ'smama (Janeen)
    15 May 2015 | 5:11 am
    A few of the images that I've used on social media this week.  Food Allergy Awareness Week May 10-16 2015Don't forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a free bottle of Bona Free and Simple Hardwood Floor Cleaner
  • AAFA Certifies Bona Free & Simple Hardwood Floor Cleaner: Give Away!

    ChupieandJ'smama (Janeen)
    12 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Recently, the makers of Bona Free & Simple Hardwood Floor Cleaner contacted me to let me know that it was recently certified allergy friendly by the Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America. It is now part of an elite group of products that have passed the rigorous certification process of the Asthma & Allergy Foundation. Bona Free & Simple Hardwood Floor cleaner is a non-toxic, effective hardwood
  • Food Allergy Awareness Week: An Interview With Jerome Bettis

    ChupieandJ'smama (Janeen)
    12 May 2015 | 7:45 am
    Food Allergy Awareness Week May 10-16 2015 Last week NFL Hall of Famer Jerome "The Bus" Bettis paid a visit to Washington D.C. to speak about issues and initiatives that surround those with severe food allergies.  Along with Sanofi U.S., the makers of Auvi-Q, and in conjunction with the Asthma & Allergy Network, Jerome met with lawmakers to raise awareness about anaphylaxis, advocate for
  • The Bunny Picture

    ChupieandJ'smama (Janeen)
    14 Apr 2015 | 1:28 pm
    I realized that I forgot to share this picture.  I must share it, because I shared all the other ones from the older two boys and I can not leave out the Little Monkey (poor kid has practically no baby book). The Little Monkey did pretty well.  He kind of liked the bunny.  He was kind of wary.  I don't blame him.  I mean it is a giant, slightly scary looking bunny.I wanted to get there
  • Spring Is Here

    ChupieandJ'smama (Janeen)
    13 Apr 2015 | 7:05 am
    Spring is finally here.  We've had a lot of rain lately but we've also has some sunny days with mild temperatures.  I noticed this morning that the daffodils are up and our trees are starting to leaf.  It was also warm enough to take the Little Monkey for a walk this morning right after drop off.Speaking of drop off, today was the end of spring break for the older boys.  They were not happy to be
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    Please Don't Pass The Nuts™

  • Interview: Jerome “The Bus” Bettis, Auvi-Q

    7 May 2015 | 7:40 am
    Recently I was offered an opportunity to interview Jerome “the Bus” Bettis – NFL Hall of Famer for National Allergy & Asthma Awareness Month as he traveled to Washington D.C., on behalf of Sanofi US, (makers of Auvi-Q) with the Allergy & Asthma Network (now AAN, formerly AANMA), to share issues and initiatives with members of Congress and staffers on behalf of people with anaphylaxis and related conditions. From Sanofi US: Jerome, and Sanofi US, the makers of Auvi-Q® (epinephrine injection, USP), are supporting this event and working with AAN to raise awareness…
  • Please Don't Pass The Nuts: One of Healthline’s Best Allergy Blogs of 2015

    6 May 2015 | 9:49 am
    Healthline Best Allergy Blogs of 2015What a lovely honor to be named one of 21 of the best allergy blogs of 2015 by Healthline. I'm in the excellent company of friends, colleagues, fellow advocates and bloggers. Check us all out.
  • Ready, Set, Success! Telesummit, Dr Liz Lasky

    22 Apr 2015 | 11:46 am
    
What if there was an easy way to:•Figure out what you want•Make that vision crystal clear•Tackle the barriers•Act on that vision•Live the life of your dreamsI am one of 21 experts that my friend and colleague Dr. Liz Lasky, LCSW, PhD recorded in her telesummit: “Ready, Set, Success!” beaming out May 1, 2015.
Click here to register for “Ready, Set, Success!” and start getting your success on right now!  
 
 
  • 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…
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  • The Dairy-Free Summer Barbecue Guide (For Food Allergies, Gluten-Free and Vegan Living, Too!)

    Alisa Fleming
    21 May 2015 | 8:40 am
    No need to forgo those summer barbecue favorites, a few modifications and some quick product or recipe swaps can make your spring and summer cookouts events to remember for all dairy-free, lactose-free, gluten-free, vegan, and food allergic patrons. The following are some of my recipe and store-bought recommendations for delicious summer barbecue food from salads to desserts (cookies, bars, [...] The post The Dairy-Free Summer Barbecue Guide (For Food Allergies, Gluten-Free and Vegan Living, Too!) appeared first on Go Dairy Free.
  • Miyoko’s Creamery Non-Dairy Artisan Cultured Nut Cheese

    Alisa Fleming
    20 May 2015 | 3:17 pm
    As shared in my announcement about VegNews magazine’s relaunch party, I had the chance to sample several varieties of nut cheese, or Cultured Nut Product as they call it, from Miyoko’s Creamery all in one place. It is icompletely dairy-free, vegan, soy-free, gluten-free, and made with a simple based of organic cashews and organic chickpea [...] The post Miyoko’s Creamery Non-Dairy Artisan Cultured Nut Cheese appeared first on Go Dairy Free.
  • VegNews Magazine Returns! The Founder Celebrates by Showcasing Top Vegan Chefs

    Alisa Fleming
    20 May 2015 | 10:28 am
    It came as a shock to many loyal readers when the popular vegan magazine, VegNews, ceased publication. By all accounts, it was successful and growing in popularity as the plant-based movement gained ground. But a pending internal legal battle caused the publisher to at least temporarily, close it’s printing doors. Fortunately, they have reopened with [...] The post VegNews Magazine Returns! The Founder Celebrates by Showcasing Top Vegan Chefs appeared first on Go Dairy Free.
  • Gluten-Free Tabbouleh with Grilled Peppers, Fresh Herbs and Whole Grains

    Alisa Fleming
    19 May 2015 | 9:16 am
    Grilling season kicks into high gear this upcoming weekend, and you will definitely need a delicious dairy-free salad or two to round out your al fresco dining. This particular grain salad recipe may remind you of wheaty bulgur, and the picture does look quite a bit like Israeli couscous (also wheat-based), but this gluten-free tabbouleh is [...] The post Gluten-Free Tabbouleh with Grilled Peppers, Fresh Herbs and Whole Grains appeared first on Go Dairy Free.
  • 2015 Dairy-Free Giveaways: This Week’s Prize is a Big SimplyProtein Snack Pack ($100 Value!)

    Alisa Fleming
    18 May 2015 | 9:43 am
    Bookmark this page! Through the year we’ll host giveaways on this post, updating with new prizes. Current Dairy-Free Giveaway Details Current Entry Dates: May 18th through May 22nd, 2015 Current Prizes ($100 Value, 1 Winner; U.S. Only): Three 12-packs (that’s 36 bars!) of New SimplyProtein Kids Bars (Apple Maple, Strawberry Vanilla, and Banana Chocolate Flavors. For [...] The post 2015 Dairy-Free Giveaways: This Week’s Prize is a Big SimplyProtein Snack Pack ($100 Value!) appeared first on Go Dairy Free.
 
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  • Asthma pathogenesis and new drugs for treatment - BMJ State of the Art Review

    Ves Dimov, M.D.
    28 Apr 2015 | 5:30 am
    Asthma affects more than 300 million people worldwide. Of these, 10-15% have severe asthma, which is refractory to commonly available drugs. New drugs are needed because those that are currently available cannot control symptoms and exacerbations in all patients and can cause adverse reactions. In the past 10 years, advances in asthma genetics, airway biology, and immune cell signaling have led to the development of small molecule therapeutics and biologic agents. Several new classes of asthma drugs have been evaluated in randomized controlled trials:- ultra long acting beta agonists-…
  • Lung Sound Analysis Predicts Airway Inflammation in Patients with Asymptomatic Asthma

    Ves Dimov, M.D.
    28 Apr 2015 | 4:30 am
    The expiratory-inspiratory ratios of sound power in the low-frequency range (E-I LF) from 36 patients with asymptomatic asthma were compared with those of 14 healthy controls (here is the study link).The mean E-I LF was higher in the patients with asthma and with increased sputum eosinophils than in those patients without increased sputum eosinophils (0.45 vs 0.20) or in the healthy controls (0.25). Sputum eosinophil ratio and exhaled nitric oxide were independently correlated with E-I LF. For the prediction of increased sputum eosinophils and increased fractional exhaled nitric oxide levels,…
  • Questionnaire-based tool to recognize small airways dysfunction in asthma (SADT) is in development

    Ves Dimov, M.D.
    28 Apr 2015 | 4:30 am
    In this preliminary research from The Netherlands, the authors aimed to develop a small airways dysfunction tool (SADT) to identify asthma patients having small airways dysfunction. SADT was based on interviews and pulmonary function tests.Asthma patients with and without SAD were interviewed (10 interviews, 2 focus groups). Patients were selected to participate in this study based on FEF50% and R5-R20 values from spirometry and impulse oscillometry. Patients with small airways dysfunction reported to wheeze easily, were unable to breathe in deeply, mentioned more symptoms related to…
  • Allergic conjunctivitis: What are the new treatments?

    Ves Dimov, M.D.
    22 Apr 2015 | 4:30 am
    Even Higher Concentration Olopatadine (Pataday (TM))A newer higher concentration (0.77%) version of topical olopatadine is investigated vs. legacy versions of lower concentrations (0.2% and 0.1%) of olopatadine. Ocular itch was reduced for the higher concentration. Currently, most drugs are marketed as lasting up to 16 hours. By increasing the bioavailability of olopatadine, the new version of this drug could extend to 24 hours (the original marketting for Pata-DAY was supposed to imply once a DAY efficacy) . Treatment options for allergic conjunctivitis (eye drops) (click here to enlarge the…
  • Urticaria Activity Score (UAS)

    Ves Dimov, M.D.
    15 Apr 2015 | 11:07 am
    Consensus guidelines from the European Academy of Allergology and Clinical Immunology, Global Allergy and Asthma European Network, European Dermatology Forum, and World Allergy Organization (EAACI/GA2LEN/EDF/WAO) recommend using a direct well-established scale such as the Urticaria Activity Score (UAS), which evaluates the main disease characteristics (itch, presence, and number of wheals) on a Likert-type symptom intensity scale (0 to 3), with a total daily score ranging from 0 to 6.  The UAS has been used in numerous controlled clinical trials and in daily clinical practice. It was…
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  • Top Food Allergy Site Needs Your Help!

    19 May 2015 | 1:48 am
    One of the best food allergy websites around, AllergyEats, wants to hear from you! The site and their app are undergoing major renovations to serve the food allergy community even better, and is seeking input from the food allergy community.Please take their 15 minute survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/PQ22QVJ and share the link to the survey with #foodallergy friends.Don't know AllergyEats? Please visit the site and take a look? They've helped thousands of individuals with food allergies find a safe restaurant to eat and provide a place to share the good and the bad about a restaurant…
  • Food Allergy Hostility or Community?

    18 May 2015 | 3:54 pm
    This is truly such an anomaly in the online food allergy community, I feel I should share it. Early this morning, I posted on the Facebook page for Food Allergy Buzz the following:I also posted on Twitter:It breaks my heart to read posts and tweets from families who struggle to pay for the life saving epinephrine injectors, even with the co-pay cards, and who can't quite make the low-income affordability programs. So many families need to purchase multiple sets in order for their children to have a set of injectors at school, home, etc.Apparently my post really hit a nerve, but not the way I…
  • Food Allergy Bullying Must Stop

    24 Apr 2015 | 4:14 am
    In the wee hours of the morning the other day, I received a heart moving message from a mom of young man with life threatening peanut allergy. Kenya Baldwin Swiss asked me to share her message to bring attention to the very serious problem of food allergy bullying. I am sharing her message below and have kept the names in the message as she requested. The pain is palpable. Food allergy bullying must be stopped. "Over the past 4 years, especially during baseball season, the Food Allergy Bullying cranks up in high gear. The insults, the players & parents with no conscience, allowing a…
  • Food Allergy Awareness Week Twitter Party - 2015

    23 Apr 2015 | 5:57 pm
    In case you missed it, here is the invitation for the 2015 Food Allergy Awareness Party. Be sure to use #foodallergy during the party in order to participate and for partygoers to see your tweets.If you are interested in entering the prize giveaways, you must RSVP to the party invitation and complete the entry form linked there. Below are my Twitter Party tips, in case you are a little unsure how to "attend" one. It's easy! Twitter Party TipsIf you're new to Twitter, attending a Twitter Party can seem pretty complicated and even a bit daunting. Fear not! A couple of easy steps, and you'll be…
  • Food Allergen Test for Tree Nuts Now Available

    22 Apr 2015 | 4:48 am
    I spotted an article about Neogen's new tree nut test last week and have been meaning to share this info with all of you. I got a little excited reading about it, because one of the reasons we see more peanut-free foods than tree nut-free (or nut-free) foods at the grocery store is because there hasn't been a good test to verify that no tree nuts are present in a food. Over the years, companies like Maplehurst have told me that there are no tree nuts in the facility but they weren't able to test and therefore did not feel completely comfortable putting that on that label.Now, Neogen has…
 
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  • Hero Images, Thumbnails and Tumblr: RSS Subscriber Emails with Impact

    Phil Hollows
    13 May 2015 | 10:22 am
    Want your subscriber email blog updates to be more than a rehash of your blog posts? Splendid! Because now they can be, as the FeedBlitz EZ Template editor just keeps getting better. Want to extract your blog’s main photo and use it as a “hero image” at the top of your mailing for extra impact? Now you can. Perhaps you need thumbnails for daily or weekly digests with many posts? Done and done. In addition to adding more dynamic content such as pins from Pinterest, pictures from Instagram and (New!) the latest from Tumblr, we are now giving you much more flexibility in how…
  • No Phone Support Today, Tuesday, May 12th.

    Phil Hollows
    12 May 2015 | 3:45 am
    Telephone support will be unavailable today; live chat (from the top toolbar) and email support will still be available during east coast business hours, however. Phone support will be added back on Wednesday, May 13th.        Related StoriesResolved: Overnight click-through issuesFeeds, Clicks and DNS ProblemsSome Metrics May Be Missing Temporarily 
  • Power Email Marketing with FeedBlitz

    Phil Hollows
    11 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    Did you know we have great power email marketing capabilities? While FeedBlitz is best known for its RSS feed powered email automation (corporate engineering motto: If it moves, automate it), we’ve been steadily increasing FeedBlitz’s traditional email marketing capabilities as well. In case you missed it, here’s a quick summary of our “Newsflash” emailing function, which is used for “traditional” (i.e. manually produced) newsletters, updates and sales pieces: New:Draft mailings from blog posts, and then edit before mailing; New: The ability to mail…
  • New: Add Pins, Instagram to your Subscriber Emails!

    Phil Hollows
    4 May 2015 | 9:40 am
    When is an email to your subscribers not simply an email to your subscribers? When it’s a platform for your other social media activity to better engage, inform and entertain your readers, that’s when. Many of you are active on Pinterest and Instagram, curating and creating engaging and persuasive graphics and photos. But most of you are not including those photos in your email updates to your subscribers, and that means you’re missing out on opportunities to broaden your email audience’s experience with your brand, as well as delivering a more interesting mailing.
  • Email like a Ninja! FeedBlitz and the new Webhooks extension from Ninja Forms

    ahenson
    30 Apr 2015 | 1:11 pm
    As part of our continuing mission to elevate our publishers’ abilities, we are always on the look out for extraordinary tools, like Ninja Forms, made for expanding list building efforts.  Just last week, Ninja Forms made a lot of people happy when they announced their latest extension, Webhooks. It’s a custom form builder that now fully enabled Ninja Forms to fully integrate with FeedBlitz. Here’s how to use Nija Forms Webhooks to offer a subscription form to FeedBlitz. The first thing you’ll want to do is download and install the Ninja Forms plugin for your WordPress site…
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  • Best Allergy Blogs Of 2015 – Healthline Results

    Onespot Allergy
    5 May 2015 | 5:07 pm
    I’m very pleased to announce that my blog made the list of the Best Allergy Blogs of 2015. This is the third year in a row that I’ve received that honor from Healthline, and I appreciate it very much. It’s fun to see friends’ names on the best allergy blogs list, like Jennifer Roberge of It’s An Itchy Little World and Selena Bluntzer of Amazing and Atopic. The next time Healthline has a look at top allergy blogs, I recommend they also consider Jenny Sprague’s Multiple Food Allergy Help, Homa Woodrum’s Oh Mah Deehness blog, Caroline Moassessi’s…
  • Happy Birthday Onespot Allergy Blog! You’re Five Today!

    Onespot Allergy
    29 Apr 2015 | 7:57 am
    My blog is five years old today! I’m almost without words when I think of how much has occurred since I stumbled into the online world. I feel like I’ve lived a few different lives since then. First, I was Onespot Allergy. I was just a lawyer with a passionate interest in allergy safety, and I was nervous when I shared something online, but I quickly gained confidence as I found an interested and supportive community of readers. Then, I partnered with Dr. Mark Greenwald, an Allergist, and also became EpiCenter Medical. My readers supported that transition as I shared our content…
  • 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…
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  • Spring Allergies Got You Down – Eat Some Yogurt

    admin
    8 May 2015 | 7:30 am
    According to this Huffington Post article if you are struggling with the usual sneezing and itchy eyes this spring, try eating a container or two  of probiotic yogurt. Probiotics, or “good bacteria,” may be helpful to people with seasonal allergies, a new review suggests. Researchers analyzed the results from more than 20 previous studies and found that hay fever sufferers may get some benefits from using probiotics, improving their symptoms and quality of life. The review shows promise, but one of the reasons the researchers can’t yet recommend probiotics to treat seasonal…
  • What are Soy Allergies And How You Can Deal With It

    admin
    26 Jun 2014 | 1:46 pm
    Many people do not know that over ninety percent of food allergies are caused by just eight possible sources of allergens. Among the most common is soy, also known in the UK and other countries as Soya. The soy bean is a species of legume native to East Asia, widely grown for its edible bean which has numerous uses one of which is a source of protein in food. Soy Beans Soy can now be found in nearly all types of foods, from meat to ice cream, to cheese, to french fries. Many foods are contaminated with soy due to being cooked in soy oil.  Sadly some products  don’t list soy protein or…
  • Debra Messing, Zyrtec and Allergy Face

    admin
    20 Sep 2013 | 1:04 pm
    I had to laugh the other day. Someone told me that the actress Debra Messing got really sick from her allergies and I should find out what was going on since I deal with people and allergies. Well I checked into it a bit and first of all being a famous actress will not keep you from getting allergies and more importantly she did not get sick. The only mention I could find of her and allergies is the fact she is promoting Zyrtec. She was at some flower show in NY promoting a garden and preventing Allergy Face.  Here is a link to the article. Anyway that is my take on it. Next time call Prez…
  • Is Cotton A Good Fabric For A Dust Mite Cover

    admin
    7 Aug 2013 | 6:23 am
    I was looking around at some different blogs and forums and noticed people talking about what fabric is best for making dust mite covers. Several mentioned Pristine as being the best while others said the ones with a membrane were better. One person even suggested saving money and wrapping the mattress in plastic garbage bags. Personally I prefer the ones made with Cotton. To me they are lighter, cooler and more comfortable. The dust mite covers we have on our mattress and pillows are 100% cotton, chemical free and naturally soft. I guess they are not completely chemical free since they have…
  • HEPA Air Cleaners and Pet Dander

    admin
    29 May 2013 | 12:02 pm
    Fact – Quality HEPA air cleaners make breathing easier and safer, especially for the elderly, children, and those with emphysema, and asthma. Clean Air is a good thing. The elderly have frail respiratory systems that make them more susceptible to indoor air quality, and children have developing respiratory systems that are more susceptible to airborne pollution such as second hand tobacco smoke.  People with asthma or emphysema can suffer an attack if indoor air is filled with allergens such as pet dander, pollen, mold spores or dust. Many people believe that they are allergic to the…
 
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  • Do You Have Allergies? Here’s a Quick Test

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

    AllerVision LLC
    6 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    When the wind blows, the pollen inside these sacks will be released, filling the air for miles. One of the major causes of allergic disease, such as allergic rhinitis (also known as hay fever), is airborne pollen. All plants produce some pollen as part of their reproductive cycle. There are thousands of plant species that grow in the United States but only a small number of those are significant sources of allergenic pollen. Plants that DO produce important allergens have several characteristics in common: First, they are wind pollinated rather than insect pollinated. Next, they produce…
  • The Top 7 Questions About Allergy Drops

    AllerVision LLC
    20 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    Drops are one of the simplest, most effective allergy treatments. A few drops under the tongue each day teaches your immune system to ignore allergens so symptoms naturally fade away. If you’ve been following the AllerVision blog and Facebook page, you know we’re enthusiastic about allergy drops (also known as sublingual immunotherapy or SLIT). Why? Lots of reasons, including the facts that they’re very easy to use, extremely effective, and suitable for allergy sufferers of all ages, to name just a few. Many people haven’t heard of allergy drops, though, and here are…
  • Top 7 Questions (and Answers) About Allergy Skin Testing

    AllerVision LLC
    1 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    After antigens are applied to a patient’s back, her skin reacts with bumps and/or wheals — and, possibly, itchiness. After about 15 minutes, the provider wipes away the antigens are the reaction(s) fade away. In our last post, we explained why nearly every doctor should offer allergy skin testing. (If you missed it, click here.) Here are patients’ top seven questions about the test. 1) Should I have an allergy skin test? Allergies cause many more symptoms than the average person realizes, including rashes (dermatitis), sinus infections, migraine headaches, dizziness,…
  • 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…
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  • Do You Have Allergies? Here’s a Quick Test

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

    AllerVision LLC
    6 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    When the wind blows, the pollen inside these sacks will be released, filling the air for miles. One of the major causes of allergic disease, such as allergic rhinitis (also known as hay fever), is airborne pollen. All plants produce some pollen as part of their reproductive cycle. There are thousands of plant species that grow in the United States but only a small number of those are significant sources of allergenic pollen. Plants that DO produce important allergens have several characteristics in common: First, they are wind pollinated rather than insect pollinated. Next, they produce…
  • The Top 7 Questions About Allergy Drops

    AllerVision LLC
    20 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    Drops are one of the simplest, most effective allergy treatments. A few drops under the tongue each day teaches your immune system to ignore allergens so symptoms naturally fade away. If you’ve been following the AllerVision blog and Facebook page, you know we’re enthusiastic about allergy drops (also known as sublingual immunotherapy or SLIT). Why? Lots of reasons, including the facts that they’re very easy to use, extremely effective, and suitable for allergy sufferers of all ages, to name just a few. Many people haven’t heard of allergy drops, though, and here are…
  • Top 7 Questions (and Answers) About Allergy Skin Testing

    AllerVision LLC
    1 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    After antigens are applied to a patient’s back, her skin reacts with bumps and/or wheals — and, possibly, itchiness. After about 15 minutes, the provider wipes away the antigens are the reaction(s) fade away. In our last post, we explained why nearly every doctor should offer allergy skin testing. (If you missed it, click here.) Here are patients’ top seven questions about the test. 1) Should I have an allergy skin test? Allergies cause many more symptoms than the average person realizes, including rashes (dermatitis), sinus infections, migraine headaches, dizziness,…
  • 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…
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  • Enjoying an Allergy Friendly Summer

    Alanna Waldrop
    5 May 2015 | 5:31 pm
    Summertime will be here soon! For many of us, summer brings a lot of sun, fun, and travel. It also brings with it some allergy-related situations that we may not have to deal with as frequently at other times of the year. Below are some tips and tricks for a safe summer. Packing Needs Preparation Sometimes I long for the days when I could be packed and ready for a trip at a moment’s notice. However, when I arrive at my destination and relax on my own sheets and use my own towels and toiletries, I quickly realize that it’s really nice to have the comforts of home when you’re…
  • 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…
 
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