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I was recently alerted to the fact that some types of Seventh Generation laundry detergent now have sweet almond oil in them. Specifically, the Natural 2x Concentrated Laundry Liquid in Wildflowers & Fresh Citrus scent contains almond oil, as you’ll see from this ingredients list: Aqua (water), sodium lauryl sulfate (plant-derived cleaning agent), laureth-6 (plant-based cleaning […]
I came across Minute Maid Heart Wise® orange juice at my grocery store. It contains plant sterols to reduce cholesterol, and the label clearly states that the plant sterols are derived from highly refined oils like soybean and peanut. I just looked at the Minute Maid website for the U.S, and unfortunately that information is […]
I have heard many parents of children suffering from delayed allergic reactions refer to the ELISA/ACT blood test. I wanted to find out more about the test, and since I’ve felt odd after eating the past few months, I decided I would get tested. The symptoms, an upset stomach that became worse as the week […]
Recently, a fan of the Onespot Allergy Facebook page wrote in that starting six months ago, her son who is allergic to peanuts/tree nuts/ dairy/soy/peas has been having random itching mouth reactions to Rice Dream® . She brought the milk to the allergist to do a skin test and her son reacted, even more so to […]
I subscribe to Allergy Notes, an excellent allergy and asthma blog written and updated daily by Dr. Ves Dimov, an Allergist/Immunologist and Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago. I received this article from Allergy Notes today, which is reprinted with permission: Peanut (PN) and tree nut (TN) allergies cause 50% of all deaths from […]