Welcome back to our “Food Allergies in the News” weekly roundup.
Each Sunday, I’m going to gather up what I believe are the most interesting food allergy articles from the week prior and bring them to you in one post. It’s just like getting your Sunday paper! This way you can be up-to-date on all of the food allergy happenings, too!
So here is the roundup for June 14th, 2015:
- On TimesLive.Co.Za, “Allergy Fears Hurt Rich Kids.” This story hit my feed multiple times this week. I have met many families who have removed allergens from their diets based on suspicions. So in some ways, I’m not totally surprised. What are your thoughts on the topic?
- On AllergicLiving.com, “Is Shea Nut Butter Safe With A Tree-Nut Allergy?” I often get questions about shea nut butter. Dr. Scott Sicherer is here with answers!
- On SupTheMag.com, “Pro Activity: Shae Foudy Is 16 Going On World Champion.” I love reading stories of food allergy kids doing amazing things. Shae is no different. She has a casein and gluten allergy, but that doesn’t stop her from pursuing her dreams.
- On News-Medical.net, “Phase 2 Study of AR101 Meets Primary Endpoint In Patients With Peanut Allergy.” The results of the AR101 sound promising. If everything continues to go as expected, the AR101 could be the first approved oral desensitization therapy for peanut allergies. Stay tuned.
- On OCRegister.com, “‘Allergy Mama’ On Raising A Child With Food Allergies.” Kelly Rudnicki is an incredible food allergy mom. Her two cookbooks are incredible and ones that I use frequently. Check out her story.
- On AllergicLiving.com, “Little Brother’s Fearless Food Allergy Advocate.” This is a beautiful story of two brothers who share similar food allergies. Read it – it’s truly inspiring.
- On HuffingtonPost.com, “‘Open Sesame’ Are Not Always Magic Words.” My youngest has an anaphylactic allergy to sesame, just like Lianne’s son. His reaction to sesame (found in hummus) was the worst reaction that we’ve ever experienced. Does your child have a sesame allergy?
- On AllergicLiving.com, “Food Allergies On Food Stamps: When ‘Safe’ Food Doesn’t Fit The Budget.” This story breaks my heart and yet, I know this is a reality for many families. What can we be doing to make eating ‘safely’ for all food allergy families possible? We purchase SunButter in bulk from Amazon and often donate a bottle or two to our local food pantry.
I hope you enjoyed reading these articles. What was your favorite? What did you see in the news that I missed?