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Tag: allergies

Children’s Book Review: Allergies, and Awesome You!

Allergies are one of the most common afflictions of Americans today, especially in children. “My allergies are acting crazy today!” “Here, have one of my [insert allergy drug here].” As an ex-child with asthma and allergies, now a fully-fledged adult with the sniffles and wheezes, I was drawn to review Dr. Atul N. Shah’s book for kids, Allergies, and Awesome You!

Red Wine Allergies?

The verdict is still out on the main culprit of wine allergies and intolerances with other experts suggesting that people may be affected by sulfites, higher alcohol levels, tannins, yeast strains, acidity, cork or common contaminents. Sadly, the only remedy seems to be abstinence.

Whatโ€™s Causing the Increase in Food Allergies?

We talked last week about a child with a debilitating peanut allergy, and several commenters brought up the good point that we didnโ€™t see food allergies like this when we were kids. Whatโ€™s causing this increase in food allergies here in the U.S., and what can we do to prevent them? As it turns out, kids are not โ€œwimps,โ€ as one commenter put it. In fact, whatโ€™s changed isnโ€™t the kids. Itโ€™s our food.