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You Could Prevent Peanut Allergies With a 99 Cent Snack

Small amounts of peanut protein can stave off peanut allergies, according to a landmark 2015 trial that found this approach reduced allergies by 80 percent in susceptible kids. You can now buy expensive peanut powders for your baby, but you know what works at least as well? A 99 cent snack called Bamba.Read more… Continue […]

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Baby Wipes Don’t Cause Food Allergies

It would be terrifying if baby wipes caused food allergies, right? Good thing we have zero evidence of that (phew). A recent study was reported as if this is the answer to why everybody’s allergic to peanuts, but guess what? The study didn’t prove that. And it didn’t involve baby wipes. It didn’t even involve […]

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How to Allergy Proof Your Home This Spring

It’s officially spring. Along with the flowers, sunshine, and Creme-egg runs, for the allergic among us, it’s also the sneeziest, eye-wateringest season. That’s mostly due to surges in airborne pollen, and so when pollen is high, allergic people should stay in inside. That’s sensible advice— if your home isn’t a major…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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The Gluten Project is a Search Engine For Finding GFCO-Certified Gluten-Free Products

A good friend of mine has Celiac disease, which means he can’t eat any gluten. While eating “gluten-free” has for some reason turned into the hip thing to do in recent years, for him it’s a serious health concern that makes going out to eat or grocery shopping a whole ordeal.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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The Gluten Project is a Search Engine For Finding GFCO-Certified Gluten-Free Products

A good friend of mine has Celiac disease, which means he can’t eat any gluten. While eating “gluten-free” has for some reason turned into the hip thing to do in recent years, for him it’s a serious health concern that makes going out to eat or grocery shopping a whole ordeal.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Don’t Expect Mail-Order Tests to Diagnose Your Food Allergies

“You are what you eat. What is slowing you down?” reads a sales page for EverlyWell’s food sensitivity tests ($199 and up). It would be great if any vague complaints you had about your body could be detected with a simple test and fixed at your next meal. Too bad that’s not how it works.Read […]

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How to Eat Around the Word Safely With Food Allergies

Seeing the world is an enlightening experience, but it can also be a dangerous one if you’re allergic to things like nuts, gluten, soy, lactose, shellfish, and others foods. That doesn’t have to hold you back, though. Here are a few tips to help you travel and eat safely.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Add Your House to the “Teal Pumpkin Project” Map to Make Halloween Safer for Kids With Allergies  

Halloween means candy, and that means stress for parents of kids with food allergies. It’s sad to have to take away the bag of trick-or-treating loot from your little ninja turtle, who worked so hard gathering it with his buddies Donatello, Michelangelo and Raphael.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Peanut Packets Possibly Prevent Peanut Allergies—As Does Peanut Butter, Probably

Feeding a baby small amounts of peanuts may reduce their chances of developing a peanut allergy. The FDA recently announced that peanut-containing foods can trumpet this claim on their labels, and you’ll see it soon on an odd product called Hello Peanut. Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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All the Apps and Websites You Need When You Have a Kid With Food Allergies   

Food allergies are on the rise, affecting multiple kids per classroom today, including my daughter. According to recent CDC data, food allergies account for an ER visit every three minutes. Even more disturbing, related childhood hospitalizations tripled between the late 1990’s and mid 2000’s, and allergies in my…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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If Your Mouth Feels Weird When You Eat Raw Fruits or Veggies, Here’s Why

You’ve heard of peanut and wheat allergies, but if you get a weird tingly feeling in your mouth when you eat raw fruit, you may wonder—can a person be allergic to apples? It turns out this is a mostly harmless reaction, called oral allergy syndrome, that happens in people who are allergic to pollen.Read more… […]

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Yes, This Is a Particularly Horrendous Year for Seasonal Allergies

This allergy season is dreadful, isn’t it? I have sneezed myself silly in the last couple of weeks and, anecdotally at least, here in New York half the people I know are clawing out their eyes and drowning themselves with neti pots. But is it worse than usual this year, or am I just a […]

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Yes, This Is a Particularly Horrendous Year for Seasonal Allergies

This allergy season is dreadful, isn’t it? I have sneezed myself silly in the last couple of weeks and, anecdotally at least, here in New York half the people I know are clawing out their eyes and drowning themselves with neti pots. But is it worse than usual this year, or am I just a […]

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