I spent the past two weeks totally unplugged from social media and the blog. At first it was incredibly challenging, but the farther into my “electroni-cation” the easier it became. I was able to spend uninterrupted time with my little men, Hubster, and extended family. It was glorious. But despite the time away, it feels good to be back. I have lots of exciting things planned for 2015, so let’s get this year kicked off right with a recap of this week’s food allergy articles.
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 January 4th, 2015:
- On WRIC.com, “MARTIN’S Alerts Customers To Product Recall.” This recall was brought about because certain Sauer’s spice products may contain peanut allergens that are not declared on the label. If you buy Sauer’s spices, please check out this article and check your pantry.
- On Telegraphy.co.uk, “Sex Hormones Leave Women At Greater Risk From Deadly Allergic Reaction.” What a fascinating article. I didn’t know much about the reaction history in relation to boys vs. girls. What do you think?
- On NYDailyNews.com, “Mothers Of Food-Allergic Kids Want More Than Menus From Dietitians: Study.” This isn’t a shocker for me. I would totally agree. Would you? I haven’t had the best of luck with dietitians. The last one that I met with, I spent more time explaining food allergies to her than she was able to give me advice. She would recommend that I use certain foods only for me to explain why we couldn’t use those specific foods. UGH! It was very disappointing. Have you had a good experience with a dietitian?
- On KelownaCapNews.com, “Kelowna Couple Gain Attention Of Jamie Oliver With Their Gluten Free Baking.” What a fun story! So excited for Matthew & Nicole! As a food allergy mom, I wish there were more cooking shows or shows designated to food allergies. Way to raise food allergy awareness! I’ll be following this story and can’t wait to see where it takes them. Thoughts?
- On Blog.ToYourHealth.com, “Vitamin D For Infant Food Allergies.” I have seen lots of chatter about food allergies/sensitivities and vitamin d deficiencies. What do you think? Do you take extra vitamin d? What about your food allergic kids?
- On AllergicLiving.com, “Alcohol, Asthma And Food Allergies: What You Need To Know.” I’ve heard that alcohol, especially wine, can cause “allergy-like” reactions when combined with specific allergens. This explains a lot for me. Recently, I’ve begun to notice that sometimes when I have a glass of wine in the evening, it isn’t long before I’m scratching all over (no hives, just itchy). But it doesn’t happen all of the time. So I’m wondering if the reaction is being triggered by a combination of what I’m eating before hand and the wine. Only time will tell. I’ve begun to keep a journal on the evenings when I have a glass of wine (because it isn’t all that often) of the foods that I eat before hand. How about you? Do you notice a difference?
- On HCPLive.com, “Teens Seek Guidance On Anaphylaxis Treatment.” I’m excited to hear that some researchers are talking with teens to find out what they need help with when it comes to life-threatening allergies. Are you surprised by any of their responses? What would your teen add?
I hope you enjoyed reading these articles. What was your favorite? What did you see in the news that I missed?