Yearly Archives: 2019


Teacher with Allergies -Support from Young Students

A teacher in a preschool classroom in the U.S. was surprised and encouraged by her young students. Food is eaten at the preschool at a set time with everyone, including the teacher, sitting down to eat. When the teacher related her allergies to the students, they responded with curiousity and support. They had a lot [...]

By | September 19th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Gut Bacteria & Allergies Link

DISCOVERIES Stories and news from Boston Children's Here is some exciting research taking place at Boston Children's. The relationship between good gut bacteria and a healthy immune system is being studied. The absence of the good gut bacteria and links to food allergies is central. Human studies are currently underway using adult participants who have [...]

By | August 17th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Keep Daylight Savings All Year!

Daylight savings time is that wonderful time of year when we "spring forward" and get an additional hour of sunlight. We look forward to it, in spite of the adjustment required for out internal clock system. The benefits of daylight savings time are numerous and worthy of reflection: 1. Increased outdoor time; 2. Better vision, [...]

By | July 24th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Medicinal Cannabis

Cannabis has a variety of uses in it's medicinal form to treat illnesses. The ailments range from epilepsy to insomnia. Harvard Health Blog (P. Grinspoon M.D.  Jan. 2018) features the potential, both health and medicinal,  for CBD. Medicinal cannabis, known as CBD (cannabidiol), has very little, if any intoxicating properties. What it can provide many [...]

By | June 16th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Allergy Friendly Vaccines Needed

Picture the current scenario. The classrooms are informed of vaccinations occurring at school for students. The only exceptions could be those who have a doctor's note or allergy to the vaccine. The remaining students will receive the vaccination and the immunity from potentially fatal diseases. What then happens to the food allergy population? Vaccines are [...]

By | May 22nd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

NIMA – A Device to Identify Peanut Ingredients in Food!

Shireen Yates has developed a portable device that can be used to identify food ingredients, something that people with food allergies need to know for safety's sake! The device, named Nima,  is a food sensor that allows for a test for peanuts in the food you are eating. Testing for gluten, the first sensor developed,  [...]

By | May 20th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

WOW- Allergen Friendly Food & Beverage Stations

The latest innovation for the allergy population is Allergen Free  and Healthy Food and Beverage Machines. This offering is so simple and so functional in meeting the need for safe and allergen friendly snacks! One such station, as pictured below, provides a "one stop-shop" for thirst and hunger needs, without the worry of ingredients and [...]

By | April 19th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments


There are some useful and weather-sensitive sources of information for the allergy population. They can be used, as needed, when food, weather, pollen levels, the latest advisory decisions need to be made yesterday! Here are some of the "there's an allergy app for that" saviors, ready to take on what life has to offer! There [...]

By | March 20th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Victory for Food Allergies: Inclusion over Exclusion

Wanted to share this article from The New York Times (Jan.16/2019) that shows us: Victory for Food Allergies by Inclusion over Exclusion!! There are two young hero's in this story: Mason, who stands up for his rights and Sam, who supports him. Membership denied for a youth with food allergies, based on inconvenience/lack of understanding [...]

By | February 13th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments