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Viaskin Peanut Patch BLA accepted

Viaskin Peanut Patch BLA accepted
The FDA has accepted the BLA for the Viaskin Peanut Patch. This is a key step in the process of getting FDA approval for this revolutionary...

To (Research) Study or Not to Study?

To (Research) Study or Not to Study?
This study is a doozy. For one, it’s four years long–that would be the longest study we would have done. It’s also strange to think that...

No Appetite Food Allergy Bullying

No Appetite Food Allergy Bullying
Anti bullying is something we feel very strongly about.  So we were happy to connect with the No Appetite For Bullying movement.“No Appetite for Bullying aims to...

Natasha’s Law improves U.K. Allergen Labeling

Natasha’s Law improves U.K. Allergen Labeling
Natasha Ednan-Laperouse was only 15 years old when she bought a sandwich at a sandwich shop in Heathrow Airport before taking a flight to Nice in...

2019 Trailblazer Award Winners

2019 Trailblazer Award Winners
We were excited to see the winners of the Love Remembers Trailblazer Award for 2019! Announced Monday, the Advocate winner is Stephanie Lowe of Turn it Teal....

Food Allergy Week 2019 Official

Food Allergy Week 2019 Official
We were honored and thrilled this week to accept the Official 2019 Colorado Proclamation of Food Allergy Awareness Week from Governor Jared Polis!We have requested proclamations...

Love Remembers Day Trailblazer Award Nominations 2019

Love Remembers Day Trailblazer Award Nominations 2019
It’s time to gear up for Love Remembers Day 2019!I’m still so honored to have received the Love Remembers Day Trailblazer Advocate Award from Compassion for Anaphylaxis last...

Peanut Friendly Baseball Game

Peanut Friendly Baseball Game
Have you heard about the movement to have peanut friendly baseball games? We've been fortunate to go the last few years.Peanuts. And Crackerjacks. These two items...

Baked Egg versus Egg OIT: How do they stack up?

Baked Egg versus Egg OIT: How do they stack up?
Our son was part of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology study of baked egg vs. OIT!Allergists have been recommending baked egg (when tolerated) as...

Elijah’s Echo

Elijah’s Echo
Elijah-Alavi Affiq Thomas SilveraJanuary 16, 2014 – November 3, 2017To members of the food allergy community, food allergy deaths are never easy to swallow. It’s doubly...

Why using Allergens as a weapon in Peter Rabbit isn’t the same as other cartoon violence

Why using Allergens as a weapon in Peter Rabbit isn’t the same as other cartoon violence
The Peter Rabbit movie wasn’t something I wanted to see anyway. I’d seen a few previews and it looked to be full of the sort of...

Peanut Allergy Patch – the only “Failure” is Bad Reporting

Peanut Allergy Patch – the only “Failure” is Bad Reporting
You may have recently seen disturbing headlines regarding the Peanut Patch treatments, or read an article that said it failed. Many are worried that this is...

How Auvi-Q AffordAbility Works: The Nitty-Gritty

How Auvi-Q AffordAbility Works: The Nitty-Gritty
The Auvi-Q has been available again for a week now, but chances are you haven’t taken advantage of it yet. After all, we only need new...

The Faces Behind the Auvi-Q

The Faces Behind the Auvi-Q
In light of the other day's media announcement that the Auvi-Q will not only be returning to market, but will be doing so next month, I wanted...

The High Cost of Epinephrine

The High Cost of Epinephrine
So, Mylan has announced that they “care,” and they’re going to help us all out by increasing the value of their savings cards from $100 to...

Your life-saving EpiPen just went up +400% in cost. Sounds fair? I don't think so.

Your life-saving EpiPen just went up +400% in cost. Sounds fair? I don't think so.
There's a hot button issue that's been discussed in the food allergy community for years, but is finally beginning to become a more main stream topic...

Food Allergy Stats You Don’t Often See

Food Allergy Stats You Don’t Often See
A few weeks ago, I shared a link on our social media channels about a second Smart Case and App for carrying epinephrine autoinjectors–the case monitors...

Brushing Your Teeth While Combating Your Food Allergy: One Company is Working to Make This Reality

Brushing Your Teeth While Combating Your Food Allergy: One Company is Working to Make This Reality
Food allergies affect 15 million Americans, including 1 in 13 children, at a cost of $25 billion per year. Where there is no official treatment for food...

More Support for Early Exposure to Peanuts to Prevent Allergies

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Auvi-Q News, Sanofi to drop the Auvi-Q, but there's HOPE

Auvi-Q News, Sanofi to drop the Auvi-Q, but there's HOPE
When Sanofi recalled Auvi-Q last October, it would be fair to say that a lot of people were upset. Plenty of people preferred the Auvi-Q to...

Health food is food considered beneficial to health

Health food is food considered beneficial to health in ways that go beyond a normal healthy diet required for human nutrition. Because there is no precise,...
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When Peanuts are Poison - No Joke!

When Peanuts are Poison - No Joke!
When you are living with a food allergy, the world can be a dangerous place.  I truly worry about sending my food allergic child into a...

LEAP Inspires a New Program in Dallas Called FARR – Food Allergy Risk Reduction Program

LEAP Inspires a New Program in Dallas Called FARR – Food Allergy Risk Reduction Program
FARRTM  The Food Allergy Risk Reduction ProgramPlenty of buzz has been generated surrounding the LEAP Study (Learning Early About Peanut Allergy) which revealed an 80% reduction in the rate...

Dangerous Bites: Cultural Implications of Food Allergies

Dangerous Bites: Cultural Implications of Food Allergies by Grace Hwang Lynch  I had the honor of being one of many people interviewed for this article about food...

The LEAP Study: Learning Early About Peanut Allergy

The LEAP Study: (Learning Early About Peanut Allergy). How was it done?The LEAP study is an outstanding example of the application of careful science to a...

What makes the current peanut allergy prevention study so much better than past studies?

Re-posting from http://foodallergysleuth.blogspot.com/Update (2/27/15): Because of the concern among parents who have children with peanut allergies, the Kids with Food Allergies Foundation has issued the following statement....

Alpha fuel XT scam !

alpha-fuel-xt-scam-free-trialIs Alpha Fuel XT a Scam ? Comprehensive Review :It’s not an easy task to try to accumulate the muscle mass you desire with rigorous workout sessions. Your...

The New Gluten Free Labeling Regluation

The New Gluten Free Labeling Regluation
Hopefully you have heard that the FDA's gluten free labeling rules went into effect on August 5, 2014. So what does that mean and how does...

What the FDA's New Gluten Free Labeling Means For YOU

What the FDA's New Gluten Free Labeling Means For YOU
Last year, the FDA in the United States finally standardized rules pertaining to food and gluten-free labeling.  So as of August 6, 2014, any product claiming...

Dunkin' Donuts Decides Against Gluten Free Products

Dunkin' Donuts Decides Against Gluten Free Products
I am SO sad. Dunkin' Donuts was supposed to give me a normal morning coffee run. I was supposed to be just like everyone else with...

The Social Impact of Food Allergies: A Huffington Post piece

The Social Impact of Food Allergies: A Huffington Post piece
I recently wrote another piece for Huffington Post (you may remember my first piece- Open Letter to Jimmy Fallon) all about The Social Impact of Food Allergies....

JimmyFallonGluten-gate: An Open Letter to Jimmy Fallon and NBC


    Those of us with food allergies are unfortunately often used to being made fun of in the media and sometimes on personal levels. But...

Weighing in on Vogue's "Is True Happiness Possible Without Gluten?"

Weighing in on Vogue's
Recently, Vogue food critic Jeffrey Steingarten published “Is True Happiness Possible Without Gluten?” an article chronicling Steingarten’s realization that Celiac is, in fact, a real disease,...

Help Colorado Flood Victims!

Our friends at the Kids With Food Allergies network are doing a food donations drive to help food allergy & celiac families who are affected by...

The Cost of Being Gluten Free

The Cost of Being Gluten Free
Recently a satirical article "Surviving Whole Foods" was posted on Huffington Post. While intentionally satirical, it briefly brought up a really great point about the excessive...

Gluten Free Girl Scout Cookies!

Gluten Free Girl Scout Cookies!
Girl Scouts are rolling out a trial of gluten free cookies!!! You MUST contact one of these councils to get your order in by NEXT WEEK...

Peanut-sniffing Dog Keeps Anaphylactic 7 yr-old girl Happy & Safe

Peanut-sniffing Dog Keeps Anaphylactic 7 yr-old girl Happy & Safe
Hi folks -  Wonderful story here about a goldendoodle service dog that keeps her 7 year-old mistress safe by sniffing out peanut-traced products.  Check it out...

USA TODAY Highlights Allergy-Climate Change Link

A longer, more intense allergy season has been one of the biggest stories in the allergy community this year. Now the potential impact of global climate change on...
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Pushing for better gluten labeling laws

Applauding my Congresswoman for pushing for better gluten-free labeling standards. You can read more here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rep-nita-lowey/gluten-free-labeling_b_2994660.html?utm_hp_ref=tw Please join me in cheering her on!