According to Dr. Scott Sicherer at New York’s Jaffe Food Allergy Institute, having one food allergy can put you at a higher risk for reaction to other foods. A person may be generally predisposed to have food allergy and be allergic to multiple, unrelated common allergens such as peanut, egg and milk. Or, a person… Read more »
Tree nut allergies are one of the most common and fast-growing types of food allergies in North America today.
The only current treatment for this allergy is to avoid all traces of peanuts and peanut butter or other peanut-containing products. If your allergic child (or you) eats peanut with a known allergy, the drug epinephrine (adrenaline) will be needed to halt the reaction. But using the epinephrine auto-injector is an emergency situation only, it’s… Read more »
Food allergies can affect anyone. Here are a few actors and athletes who have achieved great success despite living with a food allergy. Peanut Tennis player Serena Williams NHL player Tom Poti, defenceman for the Washington Capitals Singer Alex Kapranos, Franz Ferdinand Freestyle aerials champion Steve Omischl Tree Nut Singer Clay Aiken NHL player Tom… Read more »
From the Allergic Living magazine archives. On the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s list of the top 11 foods that cause the most frequent and severe allergic reactions, 10 of the names will be familiar – peanuts, tree nuts, milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, soy, wheat, sesame and mustard. But the eleventh name on the list may… Read more »
Allergies to peanut are one of the most common and severe types of food allergies.
As the mother of a dairy-allergic pre-teen, I am often asked: “How can anyone be allergic to milk?” From an early age, we’re taught that milk is good for you. It’s hard for people to fathom living without it, and then you explain that the allergy is not just to cow’s milk, but to a… Read more »
From the Allergic Living archives. In May 2008, kindergarten pupil Ethan Johnston had a frightening anaphylactic reaction to yogurt when a dribble of a classmate’s snack splashed onto his lunch. Yet, incredibly, these days, Ethan drinks a milkshake every evening before bedtime at his home in Camrose, Alberta. How can this be? The 7-year-old, who… Read more »
On a normal day, Olivia Piluso is a typical teenager – albeit a very busy one. She takes part in gymnastics, dance, swimming and walks the neighbourhood dogs. But on a recent winter’s day, this peanut-allergic girl felt like much more than an average teen. “I felt like a celebrity,” she says. That day, Olivia… Read more »