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24 07, 2019

Keep Daylight Savings All Year!

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

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, [...]

16 06, 2019

Medicinal Cannabis

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

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 [...]

22 05, 2019

Allergy Friendly Vaccines Needed

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

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 [...]

20 05, 2019

NIMA – A Device to Identify Peanut Ingredients in Food!

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

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,  [...]

19 04, 2019

WOW- Allergen Friendly Food & Beverage Stations

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

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 [...]

20 03, 2019

5 GREAT ALLERGY Apps

By | March 20th, 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 [...]

13 02, 2019

Victory for Food Allergies: Inclusion over Exclusion

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

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 [...]

9 12, 2018

SMART LABEL – NEW ALLERGY TOOL FOR PRODUCT INFORMATION

By | December 9th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

    SmartLabel (TM) Who does not benefit from the ability to get information on the food that we eat? Be it for diet, sensitivity, allergy or simply taste, it can be a challenge or next to impossible to get that information. What if that allergy is in the form of products that are used [...]

1 09, 2018

6 Natural Remedies to Not Get Burnt’

By | September 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Being outdoors with warm weather is so appealing. However, we must be mindful of the rays from the sun and the risks of sunburn and damage to our skin. Many of the everyday lotions for protection contain elements that can be as harmful as the sun itself. Elements like Deet are known to be dangerous [...]

8 08, 2018

EpiPen Shortage – Solution Needed ASAP

By | August 8th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Several times in 2018, an Epi-Pen shortage has been advised. The one manufacturer in Canada, Pfizer, has cited manufacturing issues as the reason. This all too common shortage is hard to understand, given the steadily increasing need for this essential antidote for serious allergic reaction. What can be done to ensure that an essential EpiPen [...]