Celiac Disease or Food Allergies? 

Though many people confuse celiac disease and wheat intolerance, there is a distinct difference between celiac disease and food allergies.

A person may be allergic to wheat but not have their small intestine react the way it does with celiac disease. The digestive disease often causes serious complications if left untreated.

Food allergies pose equally troublesome side effects that sometimes have fatal consequences if ignored.

Learn the difference between these conditions; read on below!

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Why Participate in the Teal Pumpkin Project™?

Think of your favorite Halloween memories from your childhood.

Chances are they involve costumes, pumpkin carving, trick-or-treating, and lots and lots of candy.

For the 1 in 13 children who have food allergies, though, Halloween can have a less-happy association: the time spent sorting through the candy bucket and tossing out the treats that can’t be consumed.

Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) has taken steps to change the holiday for these kids, making it more inclusive and friendly for those with food allergies. Here’s how.

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Stop Before You Bite Into That Candy Bar! Do You Know if You Have Food Allergies?

Halloween is only a few days away, and though the holiday is often enjoyed most by kids, adults are known to partake, too! From costumes to Halloween gatherings at work or with family and friends, the temptation of treats will be everywhere — but did you know there’s more at stake than your waistline when you indulge?

Not only is Halloween candy generally bad for your weight, cholesterol, blood pressure, and more, it can also pose a very serious health risk if you unknowingly have food allergies!

Test Smartly Labs is sharing the major food allergies to watch for this Halloween.

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Stop Your Sneezes & Stomachaches With Allergy Testing

May might be better known for the end of the school year, exam season, and of course Mother’s Day, but it’s also a big month for those who suffer from both environmental and food allergies.

Not only is May designated Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month, it’s also Celiac Disease Awareness Month! This means now is a great time to educate yourself, your family, and your employees on how allergies of all types impact your health — and how you can lessen their effects. We have the details below!
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