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Another Birthday Earned

Our allergic child is 13 today. While others celebrate (or are dismayed) about a child becoming a teenager, we are thankful that we’ve gotten this far.

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Is 5 Years up Already?

It’s hard to believe that Nonuttin’ Foods is celebrating its 5th anniversary. It’s time to look forward to the future.

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Pets and Food Allergies

Dogs do have food allergies. Are their allergies a reflection of the growing issue of food allergies in humans?

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Food Allergies – It’s All in the Family

The food allergies of our previous generations may be prevalent than you think.

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Are you Playing Food Allergy Roulette?

When I was younger, I had a friend with a shrimp allergy who seemed determined to overcome his food allergies by sheer willpower.  I’m sure you’ve heard of allergic people like this, perhaps you’re one of them.  These are the people who know they have a food allergy but  disregard food labels and maybe even actively try to prove they’re no longer allergic to the food they reacted to as a child.  In any case, my friend stopped his antics after purposefully

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Free at Last

The kids are gone but mom finds herself roaming a too quiet house.

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Allergies on YouTube

YouTube has its fun uses like showing our children our favorite clean comedians of the past such as Billy Cosby and his dentist routine. But I was recently disturbed by a peanut allergy reaction that was filmed and my discovery that there are plenty of similar clips on YouTube. Has our “show all” society finally crossed over the line?

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The Birthday Party – Part Two

A tween birthday party that causes mom more angst than the food allergic child attending.

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Teenagers and Anaphylaxis

Despite our careful attention to allergic children, teenagers are the most at risk for anaphylaxis, just when we expect them to become more responsible for their own behaviour. A new site from Anaphylaxis Canada may help teens learn to better manage their allergy with their lifestyle.

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Celiac Disease and Sore Feet

The last 10 days have been a whirlwind of Celiac disease conferences from Kitchener/Waterloo in Ontario to Seattle this past weekend. My feet are sore but both conferences were well worth the trip.

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