Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Food Allergic Child

This is a great video because it proves how dangerous food allergies can be. Everyone should see this video-share w/friends and family.

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Thursday, July 26, 2007

FDA panel: Food, drugs don't need nano Labels

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Food, drugs, medical devices and cosmetics that contain minuscule engineered particles don't necessarily need special labeling to alert consumers, a federal task force recommends.

The Food and Drug Administration should consider each product using nanotechnology on a case-by-case basis, an agency task force said in a report being issued Wednesday. An outside expert called the recommendation a good first step.

The FDA is considering how it should regulate these products, which are made with tiny particles measured by the nanometer, or billionth of a meter. By comparison, a human hair is about 80,000 nanometers across.

Submicroscopic nanoparticles increasingly crop up in FDA-regulated products like sunscreens, glare-reducing eyeglass coatings and antimicrobial wound dressings.

The task force recommended that FDA boost its understanding of the science and improve its now-limited ability to detect nanoparticles in both the body and the products it regulates.
It doesn't call for -- and the agency says it doesn't need -- additional regulatory authority. Nor does the agency believe products incorporating the technology are inherently riskier in a way that would require across-the-board labeling.

''At this point, we lack an ability to say that nanoscale alone raises safety concerns worthy of putting on the label,'' said Randall Lutter, the agency's deputy commissioner for policy.
A nanotechnology expert said the report essential defers the labeling issue.
''The agency has got to grapple with that issue,'' said Andrew Maynard, chief science adviser to the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies, funded by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the Pew Charitable Trusts.

Maynard said it's not enough to say an ingredient is in a product. Producers should disclose whether it's at a nano scale if its size causes it to act in a new or different way, he said.
In general, the FDA has sufficient regulatory authority over food additives and drugs to address any special concerns the use of nanotechnology might raise, the task force found.
But FDA authority over other cosmetics, dietary supplements and food ingredients is less comprehensive. For those products, the agency should request safety data from companies that are using nanoscale materials in those products and issue safety guidelines for those companies, the report said.

FDA commissioner Dr. Andrew von Eschenbach said he endorsed the report and its recommendations.
On the Net:
FDA regulation of nanotechnology: http://www.fda.gov/nanotechnology/

Source: http://www.technologyreview.com/Wire/19100/

Monday, July 23, 2007

New Store!

I have added a new "Food Allergy Talk Store"!

There are a lot of great products to purchase to help you on your allergy journey :)

If you would like to suggest a product to be added, please do so. (Just leave a comment)

Store link: http://astore.amazon.com/foodallergyta-20

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

TOO MUCH Food Labeling?

As I was reading an article out of the Arizona Republic, an interesting conclusion occurred...

The article explained how food labels contain "warnings" that the product may "accidentally contain ingredients" that people may be allergic to. This is great-don't get me wrong. People need to know when there are contaminations etc. Recent laws have required this.

Many are arguing that people are beginning to ignore the warnings, because it seems they are on everything. "The Labels may be losing credibility".

Personally, I think industries are printing the possible warnings simply because they are scared about becoming a victim of the "suing spree". If their food is the cause of a person's death, they know they will be sued and even tormented by the media. So why not just post possible contaminations just to be safe, even if they know they do not exist?

Seems like the domino affect is beginning to heart innocent people. Gratefully, it seems like more are beginning to take action. The Food and Drug admin. is trying to decide weather to intervene, and manufacturers are "preparing to update its own guidelines about when foods should carry the warnings".

For now, read and follow the warnings. You never know when one may be telling the truth.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Quick Facts

Gluten/Wheat Facts:

  • The glue on stamps and envelopes contains gluten!
  • Wheat flour can stay airborne for many hours in a home/bakery, and can contaminate exposed preparation surfaces and utensils, or uncovered gluten-free products.
  • Wheat-Sensitive people should avoid eating a food that includes other flours on it's ingredient's list; because it is likley that at least some wheat will be present

Get more Facts- http://www.foodallergytalk.com/quickfacts.htm

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Childrens FA Books

Help your child understand food allergies-

These great books are made just for children.

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Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Allergy Bracelets

Stylish bracelets for the whole family.

Dourable wrist bands for your children with severe allergies


Monday, July 9, 2007

~Organic Candy~

Can you believe it!? Organic candy just for you :)

St. Claire's Organic Candy store

Their candy is made in an allergy-free environment; Wheat-free, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Casein-free, Soy-free, Egg-free, Peanut-free, Tree nut-free, Corn-free, and Fish and Shellfish-free.

Sunday, July 8, 2007

No more Food Allergies!

NEAT is the new treatment for food allergies. Using modern technology people are able to eat foods that they were once allergic to. There are no shots, and no blood tests. The treatment involves a computer (with Acupro II software) and a special electrodermal screening system. The treatment takes place outside the body.

"The Natural Elimination of Allergy Treatment (NEAT) is one of the world's most useful applications of Energy Medicine. The body has an energy system that affects all of its other systems. This physical energy can be measured with electronic devices, and it obeys some of the physical laws of electricity.Many therapies and procedures work on that energy system.This protocol uses principles from Acupuncture and Homeopathy along with computer technology to measure and influence the human energy system. [NEAT uses a] Computron computer with its software, Acupro II; an electrodermal screening system."
-Thomas Stearns Lee, NMD

After receiving treatment, my sister and I now eat some foods that we were once allergic to. This treatment has helped many people all over the world. Contact your local naturalpathic doctor for details. If you would like more information visit this page: http://www.foodallergytalk.com/treatment.htm

Friday, July 6, 2007

Are you getting label lazy?

"Many Americans with food allergies are apparently ignoring warnings on labels.
About 12 million Americans are allergic to at least one type of food. A new survey found that 75 percent of people with food allergies paid attention to warnings last year. That's down 10 percent from the year before. "
Are you reading labels? or getting label lazy...
-Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Traveling? Get this translator!

As I was looking for some great info to help you out, I found this great translator for those of you who like to travel. It can be impossible to go to a foreign language country when you have food allergies, but not anymore!
This site allows you to print out pages of common food allergy terms in the language that you need.
click on your language first, then click the drop down menu to pick the language of the country you plan on traveling to.

Hope this helps out! Have fun traveling :)

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