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This makes me sad.

Posted on:
Tuesday, December 17th, 2013
Author:
kmelliot

Unnecessary tragedy of a music teacher passing away after accidental ingestion of nut allergen.:( http://snacksafely.com/2013/12/unnecessary-tragedy-music-teacher-dies-from-nut-ingestion/?goback=%2Egde_94987_member_5818480999859777540#%21

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“Fructose and the Follies of History”

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Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013
Author:
kmelliot

http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20130701151512-23027997-fructose-and-the-follies-of-history Dr. David L Katz, Director Yale University Prevention Research Center, interesting article about fructose, the viral hype about it “the one thing” wrong with our diet, and other “things” wrong with our diet……gluten, trans fats, etc.

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Dr. Alessio Fasano Interview – Living Without Magazine

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Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013
Author:
kmelliot

http://www.livingwithout.com/issues/2_2/medicine_man-1308-1.html?ET=livingwithout:e137254:240622a:&st=email&s=p_tuesdaytip070213&t=t_button Interesting short but sweet article/interview with Dr. Alessio Fasano about the Celiac Disease HIstory behind the 1:133 ratio of people having celiac disease in the U.S., development of the ttg comercial test for celiac disease screening, and Zonulin, the protein responsible for creating a leaky gut in those people susceptible to autoimmunity, including type […]

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Bullying

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Monday, July 1st, 2013
Author:
kmelliot

This is an interesting article from CNN that talks about bullying and keeping your kid safe at school. It has been approximately 15 years since my first child with anaphylaxis to peanuts was bullied in grade school. I am still amazed that bullying about food allergies is so prevalent especially, now that the occurrence and […]

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Traveling with Food Allergies

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Monday, July 1st, 2013
Author:
kmelliot

http://edition.cnn.com/2013/04/18/health/travel-allergies Great article by CNN lists some tips for traveling safe with food allergies

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Legislation to allow Health Savings Accounts to cover Suppplements and Vitamins

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Friday, June 7th, 2013
Author:
kmelliot

Go to this link to submit a request to your senators and representatives to be reimbursed for your nutritional supplements. IT IS EASY and could save you so much each year! People with food allergies and food sensitivities need additional supplements and vitamins to maintain optimal health! Why shouldn’t it be covered? http://www.anh-usa.org/bill-supplements-hsas/?goback=%2Egde_166193_member_247482501

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Food Network Gluten Free Petition

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Thursday, March 28th, 2013
Author:
kmelliot

  Tim Elias, City Boy Bakes Baker, of Jersey City, New Jersey, has put together a petition requesting that the food network channel air a t.v. show catering to the gluten free diet. Go to the following link (cut and paste the link into your url browser)  to sign a petition requesting that the food […]

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Peanut Allergy Survey

Posted on:
Tuesday, March 19th, 2013
Author:
kmelliot

Please copy and paste the link in your URL browser https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PAlink?goback=%2Egde_166193_member_223929280 A Survey put together by S. W. Chen, a Graduate Student at SJSU, “Understanding Food Allergy in a Family”  Peanut Allergy  at surveymonkey.com “Currently, no public repository of medical information regarding food allergy is available from federal or state governments, unlike many established public health […]

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“Allergic Teen Dies After Eating Cookie”

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Friday, March 15th, 2013
Author:
kmelliot

This makes me so sad. A 19 year old teenager,allergic to nuts and peanuts, who was always careful to avoid his allergens, ingested a cookie that he and his friends didn’t “think” had any nuts in it. Unfortunately, it had peanut oil in it, and he died later that evening.:( http://gma.yahoo.com/allergic-teen-dies-eating-cookie-050855791–abc-news-wellness.html#

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Petition – Food Dyes

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Wednesday, March 13th, 2013
Author:
kmelliot

Sign this petition to ask Kraft to stop the use of dangerous food dyes in macaroni and cheese. https://www.change.org/petitions/kraft-stop-using-dangerous-food-dyes-in-our-mac-cheese

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