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STARBUCKS' CLOUD MACCHIATO IS MADE WITH EGG WHITES
People allergic to dairy may often replace the milk in drinks with soy or almond milk. However, for those who are allergic to dairy AND eggs (like me), stay alert when going to Starbucks because of their new drink. The cold foam from their new Cloud Macchiato drink is made from egg whites and unfortunately, they cannot replace or take it out. When you go to Starbucks, be careful of what you order, and be sure to ask about cross-contamination.
TEEN 'ALLERGIC TO EVERYTHING' GETS A SERVICE DOG THAT SAVES HER LIFE
Martina Baker is a fifteen year old girl who has a rare disorder called cell activation syndrome. This makes her "allergic to almost everything" including water and heat. Simply inhaling cooking oil can send her to the emergency room. Martina adopted a highly trained dog that senses when she is about to have a reaction by smelling the release of histamine from her body.
TWO VIDEOS OF YOUNG PEOPLE LIVING WITH FOOD ALLERGIES
Allergy UK, a non-profit organization in Scotland, tells the story of two food allergic teenager sisters and their mom. By sharing their story, Allergy UK helps foster an understanding of what living with food allergies is like. Watch the video here.
ARE OREOS TRULY PEANUT & TREE NUT FREE?
Here is how Oreos are manufactured:
"Plain varieties of Oreos are made in a number of facilities throughout North America. While these facilities are not guaranteed to be peanut & tree nut free, the lines are dedicated, do not process peanuts or tree nuts, and special care is taken to limit opportunities for cross-contamination".