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Allergy Moms on Quality of Life

We asked parents on Allergic Living‘s Facebook page how their child’s allergies have affected their quality of life – for better and for worse. Some of the answers appear in the Summer 2011 issue of Allergic Living magazine. Here are the rest of them. – No food can be called “convenient” anymore. My life is […]

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To Alarm of the Allergic, Pets are Back in Air Canada’s Cabins

Posted September, 2009: It was shortly after takeoff when Joanne Silver began to feel like she couldn’t breathe. The Ontario woman was on a WestJet flight to Saskatoon to visit family, her three kids seated behind her, when her eyes began to swell and she felt her airways tightening. Silver has had asthma most of […]

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Our Travel Guide: The Essential Check List

The Check List Medications including asthma inhalers, antihistamines and Auto-injector Safe Food Note from your doctor saying that you require an Auto-injector if you’re flying or crossing the border

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Our Travel Guide: Accommodations

Hotels Ask for what you need. If you have a life-threatening allergy, tell the check-in clerk so he or she can put it on your file. Also double check that if you asked for a room with a kitchen, that’s what you’re getting. If you’re not sure where the closest medical facilities are, ask for […]

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Our Travel Guide: Travel by Air

Travel by Air Pack your medications. Always remember to bring your allergy and asthma medications with you – and if you’re flying, don’t pack them in your checked baggage. Keep them with you at all times. Pack food. If you’re not sure what foods will be available on the road or in the air, bring […]

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Travel Guide- Planning ahead

Our Travel Guide: Planning Ahead

Serious food allergies are challenging enough, but when you hit the road, they can get even trickier. One study showed that the majority of allergic travelers stick closer to home, and even avoid travel by air or boat because of their conditions. Still, food allergies shouldn’t stop travelers from getting out and exploring the world, […]

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The Scoop On: Why Soy’s in So Many Products

As any soy-allergic person will tell you, it seems as though the small vegetable is in just about everything – and they’re right. The tiny legumes – which are related to clover, peas and alfalfa – are incredibly versatile as a food, but they are also used in thousands of products such as soaps, cosmetics,plastics, […]

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Serious Fruit Allergy: Kiwi

Allergies to kiwi, also known as the Chinese gooseberry or macaque peach, are on the increase worldwide.

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The Allergens to Watch – Sesame to Lentils and More

From the Allergic Living archives; this popular article was first published in the magazine in 2010. Dr. Antony Ham Pong knew that sesame allergies were on the rise. It was the mid-1990s, and at the time, no other countries in the world had included the tiny seed on their lists of “priority allergens” – that […]

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When Allergies Make You: Afraid of Food

If a serious allergic reaction has left you too frightened to eat even ‘safe’ foods, there is help and you are not alone. (From the Allergic Living archives, first published in the magazine in 2007.) IT WASN’T until Sandra Schwartz was on a camping trip in Northern Ontario in August 2005 that she felt the […]

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