The Allergy Week Issue 005

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Recipe of the Week

Have you got any leftovers from Easter lunch still lying about in the fridge? Are you having another roast dinner this weekend? Don’t let any of the beautiful roasted meat, veggies and juices go to waste.

Make this amazing Roast Lamb Leftovers Risotto!

(Honestly! Best recipe we’ve created in the last couple months. Even Mum said so!)

Click on the recipe now, you won’t regret it.

Roast Lamb Leftovers Risotto: so quick, easy and absolutely scrummy!

Roast Lamb Leftovers Risotto: so quick, easy and absolutely scrummy!

If you haven’t read our latest blog article yet, make sure you click  it today. We have been investigating the link between Eczema, Asthma and Allergies. In Part 1, which is already up on the blog, we focused on what scientific research has found and why many children have eczema, asthma and allergies.

In the next couple weeks we will post Part 2 looking at your experiences of Eczema, Asthma and Allergies. We will be sharing your stories and what you have learned about prevention and management.

If you or a family member are affected by any of these atopic diseases, these articles include recent research and personal stories to help answer “why?!” and “how do I cope?!

Click here to read Part 1:

Eczema, Asthma and Allergies Part 1: Why Does My Child Have all Three?!

 

Interesting Reads This Week

Want to know what’s going on in the allergy world this week? Have a look at out top 3 interesting reads of the week.

Patient Develops Kiwi Fruit Allergy After Bone Marrow Transplant

By Josh L Davis for IFLScience.com

 

Could sourdough bread be the answer to the gluten sensitivity epidemic?

By Olga Osman for The Guardian

 

DNA markers link season of birth and allergy risk

Press Release by the University of Southampton for EurekaAlert.org

 

 

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Happy Easter!

We hope you are having a restful and relaxing bank holiday weekend. Today we have a few interesting reads and a couple recipe ideas to inspire your Easter lunch!

 

Sweet Potato Chips (Roasted or Fried) – Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Nut Free, Vegan, Paleo

paleo sweet potato chips recipe with coconut oil

Citrus and Glace Cherry Cupcakes Recipe – Gluten free, Wheat free, Nut free, Dairy free

gluten free wheat free nut free springtime citrus and place cherry cupcake recipe

Interesting Reads

For anyone travelling abroad this Easter holiday, the New York Times have reported on travelling with allergies. Take a look at the stories and information for some interesting information.

Travel and Allergies: What to Do When Animals Are on Board

 

Apparently the Finish are too clean for the own good. An allergy report has found that the environment is too sterile, however it is yet to state how this links to allergy development.

Finns Are Too Clean for Their Own Good Claims New Allergy Report

 

*ATTENTION PARENTS WITH YOUNG CHILDREN*

The American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology has published a press release about infants and epinephrine injections. This article talks about how much force should be used to if administering an infant with an Epipen (epinephrine pen).

INFANTS AND TODDLERS REQUIRE SPECIAL ATTENTION WITH EPINEPHRINE AUTOINJECTORS

 

Have a wonderful Easter bank holiday!

From,

The Eat Allergy Safe Team

 

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Interesting Reads

 

Quite in tune with our research article this week “Eczema, Asthma and Allergies Part 1: Why Does My Child Have All Three?!,” researchers in Australia are looking in to how long mother’s should breastfeed and whether allergens should be introduced earlier in an infants diet.

Latest allergy advice says mothers should eat oily fish and feed peanuts to babies

By Rania Spooner for The Age, Victoria

 

This week in the world of allergies, has been a week of personal stories; of triumphs and disappointments. However, thanks to the allergy community sharing their stories, we can learn from them.

‘Gluten free’ Zara shirt pulled after causing offence in Spain

For The Local, Spain

 

Newry pharmacist saved nut allergy chef after anaphylaxis attack at carvery

By Victoria O’Hara for The Belfast Telegraph

 

A mother, learning to walk the food allergy line

By Sarah Ahrens for The Washington Post

 

Furious mother slams ‘cruel’ airline after it refuses to warn other passengers of her daughter’s severe nut allergy (leaving her to pay thousands for flights home with a different carrier)

 By Georgia Diebelius for The mail Online

 

4 things we can learn from the allergy community this week:

  1. If we work together, we can affect change
  2. Protecting and educating allergy children will help them own their allergy
  3. ALWAYS remember your EpiPens and to ask about allergens if eating out
  4. Don’t fly with Finnair if you have a nut allergy, they can be incredibly unhelpful.

 

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In the last couple weeks, journalists from many major newspapers have been reporting on the results of a new study investigating the early introduction of allergens into an infants diet. EAT (Enquiring About Intolerances) state “The EAT Study is testing the hypothesis that the introduction of six allergenic foods into the diet of infants from 3 months of age, alongside continued breastfeeding, results in a reduced prevalence of food allergies by 3 years of age.” The results seem promising; early introduction of peanut proteins to high risk children saw a reduced proportion developing a peanut allergy compared to complete avoidance. But as with research of this nature, longer term affects are unknown.

Early exposure to peanuts ‘cuts allergy risk in children’

By the NHS

 

Early introduction of peanuts and eggs cuts allergy risk, study finds

By Nicola Davis for The Guardian

 

Pioneering approach to prevent peanut allergies in children provides ongoing protection, study shows

By Lenny Bernstein for The Washington Post

 

With allergies on the rise, allergy friendly eating establishments are also on the rise! Yay! Let’s see who the new kids on the block are….In London, the first nut free, dairy free ice cream parlour has now opened – Heaven! In Boston, an allergy friendly gourmet bakery has now become a permanent vendor at Boston Public Market.

 

Yorica Soho: London now has its first allergen-free restaurant

By Hatty Collier for the Evening Standard

Allergy-free bakery joins Boston Public Market vendors

By Megan McGinnes for boston.com

 

In other news…

In Isreal, those with life threatening allergies are going to be granted exemption from military draft after the death of a soldier.

IDF to Grant Draft Exemptions for Nut Allergy

 

New study has shown that hydrolysed baby formulas promoted to reduce risk of allergies don’t actually do so. It is believed that there has been bias due to finance from baby formula manufacturers.

Baby milk formula ‘doesn’t reduce risk of allergies’

For the Clithroeadvertiser.co.uk

 

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Oral Immunotherapy has been getting a lot of press of over the last couple weeks. In America, this controversial new therapy is the closest thing to a ‘cure’ on the market. Why is it controversial? It involves feeding your allergic child the allergen to build up their tolerance. There have been success stories but it is not without its risks. There are reactions and anaphylactic attacks for some under going this procedure. It seems that although it is being presented as a cure, it is as the name suggests, an immunotherapy. It is building up tolerance and these children will need to keep eating doses of the allergen every day for the rest of their lives to keep up their tolerance.

The comments following the articles provide an interesting balance to the articles. See particularly the comment left by Director of FARE in the Wall Street journal article, it highlights how all newspaper articles should be taken with a pinch of salt, because facts may be misrepresented.

**Please note, oral immunotherapy treatment should ONLY be performed in a hospital under  the supervision of trained medical professionals with necessary emergency medicine immediately available.**

 

A Controversial Treatment for Peanut Allergies 

Patients get increasing doses of peanuts until they no longer suffer allergic reactions.

By Sumathi Reddy for the Wall Street Journal

 

Oral Immunotherapy Can Reverse Children’s Food Allergies By 100 Percent; May Be Combined With Therapy A Study Reveals

By Diane Ting for the Parent Herald

 

More research is being done into what causes allergies and why it is more of a Western problem. Theories include environmental factors, not being introduced to the necessary bacteria as a child, the age children are weened and the foods they are weened with. Can we learn anything from our African neighbours? and what have the Australians found out?

Nigeria: How Traditional Practices in Nigeria Can Put a Stop to an Increase in Allergies

By Oyebola Oyesola, Cornell University for AllAfrica.com

 

Australia’s high rate of childhood food allergies linked to environment: Study

For 9 News Australia

 

Personal stories are an important part of the allergy and coeliac community. It is how we work together to learn and manage our allergies or our children’s allergies. So here are a few stories we found this week.

 

Stop Making Light of the Gluten-Free Diet

By Alice Bast, CEO of Beyond Celiac, for HuffPost Blog

Mum Shares Heartbreaking Warning About Kids’ Food Allergies After Son’s Near-Fatal Reaction To Peanuts

By Amy Packham for Huff Post Parents, UK

 

Mum Ella Dixon, 31, tells how her daughter Violet suffers from a severe nut allergy

For the Echo News, Essex

 

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