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Allergy-Friendly Holidays

5 New Year’s Environmental Allergy Resolutions

December 26, 2018

New Year’s resolutions are a great way to refocus on something you’ve been slacking on, usually health related. Knowing that only five percent of people with allergy actually get disease modifying treatment, focusing on allergy in 2019 is something many people could benefit from. Managing allergy can seem daunting, but choosing one (or all!) of…

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Last Minute Food Allergy Tricks for Halloween

October 31, 2018

Chances are that you have been preparing the entire month for this one day. It can be one of the scariest holidays for parents of kids with food allergies – a holiday focused mostly on candy alone. Take time to go through these last minute reminders, take a deep breath, and have a Happy Halloween!…

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Beware of 5 Spooky Halloween Costume Allergic Reactions

October 17, 2018

For most kids, Halloween equals costumes and candy. But for those with allergies, both can become a huge hazard. With so much candy around, generally allergy and Halloween information revolves around the fear of accidental exposure to food allergens, but costumes can become an allergic issue, too. Here are five things to keep in mind…

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When Cupid Brings Allergy to Valentine’s Day

February 7, 2018

Romantic comedies have set the bar high for Valentine’s Day, and they may have even shaped the holiday as we know it today. It seems like no one really knows the origin of the holiday — some think it’s celebrated due to a Roman festival, the death of a saint, or a celebration of spring…

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Rethinking Holiday Traditions and their Link to Food

November 29, 2017

When I think of the holidays, I think of food. Turkey, ham, stuffing, bread, pie, chocolate, butter, green beans… all of it. Of course, I think about sitting around the table with family devouring the delicious meal (and the 3 hour nap that always seems to follow), but also the creation of it. During the holidays,…

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Teal is the New Orange

October 4, 2017

Will I be too cold if I don’t wear a jacket? How fast do you think I can go door to door down this street? Who wants my Almond Joy bars? Will this house have a treat I can actually eat? Does this candy bar have peanuts in it? Do we have a treatment plan…

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Food Allergies: Holiday Hints for Keeping it Safe and Delicious

December 14, 2016

December is a month full of celebrations, friends, family, food and drink. For children and adults with food allergies, it can be a time of anxiety and stress. Parents can find themselves in constant worry mode, wondering if this will be the time their child is exposed to their life-threatening food allergy, or whether there…

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Take a Proactive Approach to Holiday Allergy Triggers

November 16, 2016

‘Tis the season of indoor allergies! Unfortunately, nearly 60 million Americans suffer from year-round allergies with indoor allergies spiking around the holidays. These allergic symptoms result from a wide array of triggers including decorations, food, and even added stress. Trees, wreaths, and artificial holiday decorations can all increase allergy symptoms. Trees and wreaths are often…

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On Allergy Friendly Easter and General Inclusiveness…

March 23, 2016

When you grow up and live in a body that doesn’t easily find enemies in food, it can be easy to forget — or overlook – those who aren’t so lucky. This little reminder came from my son a few years back. He was unlucky enough to experience food allergy, primarily to eggs and milk,…

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Resolution Rebound: Five Simple Tips for Keeping it Real

December 30, 2015

New Year’s is quickly approaching: a time to evaluate the previous year’s successes and to look toward new adventures to come. For some, a New Year’s resolution is highly anticipated and motivating, but for others a New Year’s resolution can be a dreaded reminder of past disappointment. Following the below suggestions can help your New…

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