Friday 25 May 2012

Karlstad University In Sweden-Memorial Day Weekend-Chronic Diseases-Holiday Weekends

Infants' Bodies Absorb Phthalates In PVC Floors

A new study at Karlstad University in Sweden shows that phthalates from PVC flooring materials is taken up by our bodies. Phthalates are substances suspected to cause asthma and allergies, as well as other chronic diseases in children. The study shows that children can ingest these softening agents with food but also by breathing and through the skin... read more..

Enjoying Memorial Day, Allergy-Free

What are your plans for Memorial Day weekend? Whether you are hitting the road or hanging in the backyard, holiday weekends can hold food allergy risks. With a little advance planning you can still relax and enjoy your long weekend....Read Full Post read more..

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Allergists Available to All Ata Allergy Clinic in West-Edmonton Mall

From May 24 to May 27, the public will be able to meet allergists and ask their questions at the Allergy Clinic EDMONTON, Alberta, Thursday, May 24, 2012 - Following the great success of the Allergy Clinics in past years, Merck Consumer Care is pleased to host for a third consecutive year, the Aerius Allergy Clinic in a local shopping mall. read more..

New Assay To Help In The Diagnosis Of Mastocytosis Approved By FDA

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new test to help physicians diagnose a group of rare cell disorders. The test, or assay, was developed by an expert at Virginia Commonwealth University in the field of mast cells. Lawrence Schwartz, M.D., Ph.D... read more..

Wednesday 23 May 2012

Nasal Allergy Symptoms-Symptoms Of Allergies-Honey For Allergies-Natural Therapies

Local Honey to Treat Pollen Allergies

Spring hay fever season finds people desperate to find relief from their nasal allergy symptoms. Natural therapies, without the use of medicines, are becoming more popular, especially among allergy sufferers. It is a popular notion that eating honey is a natural remedy for symptoms of allergies and asthma. Honey contains various ingredients, including pollen allergens and components of honeybees. Locally produced honey would be expected to contain local plant pollens to which a person would be allergic, and therefore is the preferred type of honey for allergies. It makes sense that consuming pollen-containing honey would improve allergies, much like how sublingual immunotherapy works. And, the fact that many people have experienced anaphylaxis from eating honey means that there may be enough pollen to stimulate the immune system. Read more to find out if eating local honey is a good idea for treating your hay fever symptoms....Read Full Post read more..

Sunday 20 May 2012

Television Commercial-Marketing Campaign-Epipen

New EpiPen Commercial By Pfizer Canada, Does It Hit The Mark?

Earlier this month, I expressed concern about the EpiPen marketing campaign launched in the US. Both the television commercial and the print ad for that campaign have now been pulled by Mylan Specialty due to the objections of advocates and food allergy organizations. You can read my thoughts about the US EpiPen ad campaign by clicking here.Today, I saw for  continue reading... read more..



Anyone else go to your child's end-of-the-year preschool party and realize that the ball00n artist greeting you enthusiastically was the guy who offered your junior high boyfriend a dollar to break up with you so he could date you?*  Just me?  OK then.
*My boyfriend refused, by the way.  And no, I don't condone dating in middle school. read more..

Subscribers Newsletter-Natural Resources-Pollen Forecast-Allergies

First Alert Pollen Forecast

If you suffer from allergies, you need accurate, reliable, timely information that allows you to consistently manage your symptoms and take control of your life! This local 4-day pollen forecast shows the upcoming airborne allergen conditions in your town. read more..

May 2012 Subscribers Newsletter

Welcome to the May Subscribers Newsletter. This month we investigate the complexities of prosecuting corporations accused of plundering natural resources in war; report from Ethiopia on the future of the pastoralist tribes and ask whether we can better use technology to tackle the eco crisis. read more..

Saturday 19 May 2012

Allergy And Immunology-Food Allergies-Video Lecture-Penn Medicine

Food Allergies - video lecture by board-certified allergist at UPenn

Mildred Kwan, MD, PhD, an allergy and immunology specialist at Penn Medicine, discusses food allergies (34 minutes). Source: the official PennMedicine YouTube channel. Posted at Allergy Notes. Stay updated and subscribe, follow us on Twitter and connect on Facebook. read more..

Food Allergy And Anaphylaxis Network-The San Francisco Bay Area-Environmental Allergies

How to Minimize Seasonal Allergies

There are not many things more miserable that a full blown, seasonal allergy attack.A As we transition from Spring to Summer here in the San Francisco Bay Area, pollen and other airborne irritants, combined with windy conditions spell itchy, swollen eyes, runny noses, and general malaise for millions of people. read more..

Rick Snyder declares May 13 - May 19 as Food Allergy Awarness Week for Michigan

Food Allergy Awareness Week is a relatively new concept.A It was created in 1998 to address the ever growing population being diagnosed with food allergies.A The Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network started promoting this special week to education people on the seriousness of food allergies.A Unlike many environmental allergies that people face, ... (more) read more..

Food Allergies

Allergy-Friendly Businesses

We are fortunate to live in a time with many allergy-friendly businesses. As the number of children with food allergies grows, the condition touches the lives of more and more people. Some of these people are entrepreneurs who turn the challenges they have faced managing food allergies into business opportunities....Read Full Post read more..

Tuesday 15 May 2012

Medication-Health Tip

Health Tip: Having an Allergy to Medication

If you're allergic to a medication, you can take steps to reduce your risk of a reaction, which could be life-threatening. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about any newly prescribed medication to be sure it is not similar to another drug to which you are allergic. read more..

I'm Baaaaaaaaaaack

After a long two months, I am back to blogging!  This last semester proved to be very challenging, and rewarding, to me and I let blogging fall to the wayside. 
I have truly missed posting and sharing dairy free info and cannot wait to get back into the swing of things! read more..

Brick Works-City

Free EcoCabs in Support of Evergreen Brick Works

ClaritinA Canada today launched Pedal for a Greener City , a month-long campaign offering free EcoCab rides and inviting Torontonians to help create a greener city by voting for one of three potential urban green projects proposed for Evergreen Brick Works . read more..

Skin Care Products

Skin Care for Sensitive Skin

The average person uses about seven skin care products per day. That is a lot, and if you are the low side, think about the people that are bringing the numbers up to seven! I know I use a cleanser in the morning, a moisturizer, sunscreen and a different cleanser and moisturizer at night. That’s [...] read more..

Kale Chips-Believer

Roasted Kale Chips

Um, okay. So I was NOT a believer of the whole kale chip thing. In fact, I was grotesquely confused by other bloggers’ obsession with them. I thought everyone was crazy. That I was the only sane person left on the foodie blogosphere. Come to find out, I was severely missing out. So this [...] read more..

Bee Venom

What You Should Know About Bee Venom Allergy

About 0.5 to 2% of the general population could be allergic to bee venom or the venom of wasps and kissing bugs, hornets, yellow jackets and so on. This means that other than the normal reaction that a person could have to being bitten by a bee – such as pain and swelling, a person [...] read more..

Seasonal Allergic Conjunctivitis-Ocular Allergies-Eye Allergies

Eye Allergies – Identifying Them and Getting Treatment

Eye allergies are also called ocular allergies and sometime referred to as allergic conjunctivitis. They happen when allergens come into contact with the conjunctiva, which is the membrane that covers the white part of the eye. Eye allergies are of two main types The two types are Seasonal Allergic Conjunctivitis and Perennial Allergic Conjunctivitis. If [...] read more..

Friday 11 May 2012

Asthma Inhalers

Some Schools Don't Let Kids Carry Asthma Inhalers

Policies run counter to law, place children at risk, experts say. read more..

Hot Days-Sex

Sex "Health | Explore methods of staying healthy during allergy season

Allergies make hot days into hot messes. Streaming eyes and running noses are unattractive and annoying, but there are ways to sidestep embarrassing symptoms. read more..

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Poll Results: Doctors' Emotions Run Hot on Individual Mandate

A Medscape poll reveals doctors' strong opinions, both pro and con, on the arguments taking place before the Supreme Court, which will decide the fate of the individual mandate element of the ACA.
Medscape Business of Medicine read more..

Monday 7 May 2012

Cannabis Sativa Plant-Medicinal Marijuana-Hay Fever Symptoms-Allergic Reactions

Marijuana Allergy

Marijuana has become increasingly popular over the past many decades as a medicinal and recreational drug. While still outlawed in most states in the U.S., some states have approved the use of "medicinal marijuana". Derived from the buds and flowers of the Cannabis sativa plant, marijuana has been linked to many allergic reactions over the years. These reactions have included hay fever symptoms from the plant pollen, common in the summer months in areas where marijuana is cultivated or grows wild. Other reactions have occurred from smoking marijuana, due to not only the plant allergen but also as a result of mold contamination of the marijuana. Lastly, people have even experienced urticaria and angioedema from eating marijuana in herbal teas and in those infamous "brownies". Learn more about the possible symptoms of marijuana allergy....Read Full Post read more..

Vacuum Cleaners-Miele Vacuums

Miele Vacuums: The Best Vacuums For People With Allergies

I’m now the proud owner of a Miele® S6 Momentum Plus vacuum cleaner! This is a very big deal to me, because I’ve heard for some time that Miele S700, S5, S6 and S7 vacuum cleaners are the best ones around for allergic consumers.Miele vacuums are the best choice for people with allergies for a few reasons. First of all,  continue reading... read more..

Environmental Toxins-Seasonal Allergies-Immune System

Some schools don't let kids carry asthma inhalers

If you suffer from allergies, you need accurate, reliable, timely information that allows you to consistently manage your symptoms and take control of your life! This local 4-day allergy forecast shows the upcoming airborne allergen conditions in your town. read more..

Seasonal Allergies May Be A Good Thing

Seasonal allergies could, in fact, be a sign that the body is doing what it is supposed to do; that your immune system is protecting you from environmental toxins, which damage your health much more than pollen or other allergens, researchers from Yale School of Medicine andthe Howard Hughes Medical Institute reported in Nature... read more..

Everyday Household-Natural Honey-Allergy

Allergy to Honey: What Exactly are You Allergic to?

Honey has become such an everyday household word that having an allergy to it sounds so unthinkable!  It makes you think twice about using natural honey as a diet and baking alternative when you’re cutting down on table sugar.  It makes you look twice at that cereal box containing honeynut cereals or that biscuit pack [...] read more..

Sunday 6 May 2012

Beet Green Frittata-Breakfast In Bed-Mother's Day-Special Day

Allergy-Friendly Mother's Day Brunch Menus

Celebrate Mom's special day with one of these these allergy-friendly menus:

Breakfast in Bed

On her special day, give Mom the gift of a few more minutes of sleep. Then surprise her with this delicious, allergy-friendly meal on a tray. And don't forget to clean up the kitchen!...Read Full Post read more..

Beet Green Frittata

I love beets. But I don’t like the greens how most people like them. I’ve seen people eat them like greens in a salad or sauté them in a little oil and eat them plain, but the texture always get me. I typically don’t like the texture of it raw OR cooked. [...] read more..

Talented Sister-Vegan Parmesan-Gourmet Food-Cheese

Vegan Parmesan ‘Cheese’

This is a recipe completely created by my super awesome and talented sister. She’s always had more of any eye for gourmet food, while I’ve always been more of the ‘down home’ country style cooking. Not sure what that even means really, but I think she makes much ‘prettier’ food [...] read more..

Allergic Contact Dermatitis-Skin Inflammation-Allergic Reaction-Skin Irritation

Is It Skin Irritation or Allergy to Detergent and Laundry Soap?

Nowadays, people have become so wary of a skin irritation known as Allergic Contact Dermatitis (ACD). Clinically speaking, the Mayo Clinic defines contact dermatitis as a condition wherein there is skin inflammation which manifests as rashes. These rashes result when your skin comes in contact with substances that cause either skin irritation or allergic reaction. [...] read more..