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What Potential Allergens Are Living in Your Rugs?

Have you ever wondered what is in your rugs? Or wish you didn’t know.

Did you know that many potential allergens can inhabit your rugs: dust mites, pet dander, allergens, mold and fungi?

Even if you have hardwoods, don’t overlook those area rugs – they are not immune to all the nasties.

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13 Foods That Reduce Inflammation (Guest Post)

By  Sabrina Taylor (Bio below)

There’s not much of a silver lining when you have skin inflammation. Red, itchy, tender, swollen skin is just not pleasant. Unfortunately, skin inflammation seems to be quite prevalent these days and most people don’t realize how much they can do to prevent it. Read more

Calling All Food Allergy Parents! Please Participate in this Allergy & Psychology Survey.


Who knows more about what parents of food allergic children need than the parents themselves?

Volunteers are needed to participate in a brief on-line study. It will take about 30-45 minutes of your time. A $10 gift card is being offered as a thank you!

Who is this study for?

Parents of children ages 6-18 years who have one or more food allergies.

How will this help other parents of food allergic children?

By learning about the needs of families of children with food allergies better resources can be made available that actually address and help the real needs of this special group.

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Healing Your Gut Series: Are You Suffering From Histamine Intolerance (Guest Post)

Healing Your Gut Series

Healing Your Gut Series: Are You Suffering From Histamine Intolerance? (Guest Post)

By Christina Reeves (Bio below)

“It’s 8am on a Sunday, and a sharp pain in your chest wakes you up. “Weird” you think, as you make your way over to the bathroom for a glass of water… Over the bathroom sink you notice your reflection in the mirror. Your face is flushed and your neck seems like it’s swelling. “What the…??” you exclaim out loud. Read more

Giveaway for Montreal Impact Tickets from Allerject – Enter to Win!

This contest is now over. congratulations to our winners: Candice, Sheena & Marine!




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Calling all Major League Soccer fans! We have a great giveaway just for you!

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Coping with Eczema? Read These Tips for Emotional Health (Guest post)

Eczema can really get you down – whether you have eczema yourself or you’re a caregiver for someone who has this skin condition. Either way, it’s not easy dealing with the daily emotional and physical stress that eczema brings. After a long journey of battling eczema physically, today Abby shares her advice for coping with eczema emotionally. So get ready to relate to this piece, big time.


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The Allergy Quiz: How Much Do You Know?

It is critical with Back to School coming up that we educate ourselves and those around us about food allergies. 

Let’s all be safe at school this year!

We had someone who is knowledgeable about food allergies take the quiz and she was surprised to learn a couple of new things. 

Take the quiz and tell us if you learned something too!

Share what you learned on Twitter or Facebook (bottom of post) and let’s spread the knowledge!

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Book Review: The Unhealthy Truth

After proudly reading and enjoying my first ever medical book, “Healing the New Childhood Epidemic,” I was ready to embrace another (GULP) non-fiction, this time written by my new inspiration and role-model, Robyn O’Brien, founder of AllergyKids Foundation. I actually first heard Robyn’s name, not in the food allergy community, but rather from her speech at TedXAustin about the declining state of our food system. After watching the YouTube clip, it seemed I began to hear her name everywhere. And like “Healing the New Childhood Epidemic,” many parents recommended her book, The Unhealthy Truth, as a must read. Who am I to turn up a great book recommendation? Written by a fellow allergy mom? About chemicals in our food? Not me! Sounds right up my alley.

I was totally and completely unprepared for how shocking this book was. Robyn O’Brien writes about her inspiration for starting AllergyKids and how creating the foundation brought her to some very startling revelations about the state of our food and how big business and our government are happily playing a game of Russian roulette with our health.

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A Little Peek Into My Cookbook Collection

If you’re new to the world of Allergy Free or Processed Free foods or even if you’re not, you may find it really overwhelming to find good recipes. I’ll let you in on a few of the weapons in my cookbook arsenal. Read more

Have You Tried Virgin Coconut Oil for Eczema?

I’m going to introduce someone special to you today – you know her, but you just don’t know it yet. Sabra has been helping edit and promote our Itchy Little World blog posts for over one year now. While she’s been behind the scenes for a while, I thought it was high time she made her official debut on the blog. I’m not calling this a guest post because Sabra will continue to write posts based on news and clinical trials. Her background, which you can read below, makes her an ideal candidate for this. I will continue to write posts as well, but as always, my posts will be based on personal experiences and are very passionate and from the heart. Reporting on news and clinical trials is not a talent I have, so I’m thrilled Sabra is here to help us interpret her findings with us.

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