Food Allergy

Sesame Allergy? Relief on the Horizon with New Label Requirements

July 21, 2021

The Food Allergy Safety, Treatment, Education, and Research (FASTER) Act was signed into law on April 23, 2021, making sesame the 9th major U.S. allergen. The Act should help bring relief to the approximately 1.6 million Americans with sesame allergy. Food makers are required to clearly label sesame on food packages beginning Jan. 1, 2023.2…

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Keep the Fourth of July Allergy-Friendly

June 23, 2021

It’s all fun and games (and barbecues and boating) until your allergies kick in and put a pause on your Fourth of July celebrations. Whether you struggle with food or environmental allergies, there are steps you can take to help steer clear of reactions during the upcoming holiday weekend. Avoid environmental triggers In early July,…

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Three Illnesses You May Not Know Can Be Allergy-Related

May 12, 2021

There are some illnesses that can simply be a tough case to solve, often leaving people bouncing from specialist to specialist to determine the cause. In some cases, allergy might be the key to finding a treatment that really works. In this blog, learn how Irritable Bowel Syndrome, heartburn and headaches can be brought on…

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The Rundown on Peanut Allergy

April 28, 2021

One of the most talked about food allergies is peanut. Though not the most common food allergy, it’s the most common food associated with severe allergic reactions – so it’s an important one to be educated on. Consider this overview on peanut allergy: from symptoms, diagnosis, and avoiding peanuts, to options for treating the cause.…

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I Have Food Allergies. Why Should I Treat My Environmental Allergies?

March 3, 2021

Many people with food allergies go looking for treatment with their eyes on the prize — reducing reactions to a certain food or foods. After testing for allergies and finding out you have a multitude of underlying food and environmental allergies, your provider might recommend treating a broad spectrum beginning with environmental allergies (as authors…

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6 Apps That Help With Allergy Management

February 17, 2021

Managing your allergies is a big job – and can be a lifesaving practice. Like anything these days, there’s technology that can help make it simpler. In this blog, we’re talking about free apps that can help with adherence to your allergy treatment and medications, as well as food and environmental allergy management. Adherence apps…

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Top 9? Growing Prevalence of Sesame Food Allergy

December 23, 2020

Those in the food allergy community know the top eight food allergens like the back of their hand: Milk Eggs Fish Shellfish Tree nuts Peanuts Wheat Soy The talk about adding sesame to the top eight food allergens — making it the new “top nine”— has been a big topic in recent years. With new…

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Is Your Company Culture Causing Unintended Suffering for Allergic Staff?

November 25, 2020

Company culture can be a big reason someone is drawn to working for a company, and a strong culture can keep employees for the long run. Many companies have raised the bar in terms of expectations as more are trying to compete with Silicon Valley-type companies – free access to bikes on company campus, catered…

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Allergy-Proof Your Classic Thanksgiving Menu

November 10, 2020

Be sure to follow CDC and local guidelines regarding gatherings this Thanksgiving due to COVID-19 restrictions. Thanksgiving is one of those holidays where certain foods are almost a requirement. People have nostalgia for this special meal all year, and come to expect the delicious, savory foods on the fourth Thursday of November. For those with…

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Navigating College with Food Allergies

August 4, 2020

Choosing a college or university to attend for ‘the best years of your life’ can seem overwhelming and intimidating. Moving far from family and living with strangers in a completely new environment can be especially daunting when paired with a severe food allergy. In this blog, find tips to help navigate visiting and deciding on…

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