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Dating & Allergies 101

For your own health, you can’t be shy about your food allergies or gluten sensitivities. Allergic Living helps you broach the topic, right from the first date. DATE GEAR Always carry emergency medications in a purse or a ‘man bag,’ including at least one auto-injector (the brands EpiPen or Auvi-Q, Allerject) and some Benadryl or  Zyrtec […]

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Etiquette 101 – No. 2

Dory Cerny has the snappy answer for that allergy “situation.” Situation: There’s a friend at work you’ve often had lunch with. Lately, he’s decided it’s funny to tell the waiter “just bring her some water – she’s allergic to everything else.” How to handle: Before your next midday meal with Don Rickles, prepare a sarcastic […]

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Etiquette 101

Dory Cerny plays Miss Manners for those awkward allergic moments. Situation: A female aquaintance gives you a gift that includes your allergen, such as chocolate-covered nuts or a food basket full of potentially lethal goodies. How to Handle: If you don’t know the woman well, just say a gracious thank you and promptly “re-gift”. If […]

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Allergies at Work: How to Stay Safe and Happy

It was the afternoon of Rob Kania’s first day on the job at a marketing firm. Everyone was gathered for a celebration of a colleague’s birthday. The person being feted started handing out slices of cake. Kania said “no thanks” to a piece, and his new colleague looked taken aback. Her look said: “Who is […]

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Have Kitchen, Will Travel – to Europe

The McKenzie-Davison family continues their travels with life-threatening allergies, this time crossing the Atlantic. It’s bonjour South of France, hello England and Italy. Here they come, toting that suitcase of safe foods. In 2002, we took our first summer vacation in Europe with two children. Kieryn was not yet 3 years old and Taya had […]

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Have Kitchen Will Travel

How to Travel Well with Food Allergic Kids

The adventure-loving McKenzie-Davison family proves that you can travel the globe with life-threatening allergies. It simply requires research, lots of precautions – and a suitcase jam-packed with food. IN 1993, BEFORE having children, my wife Keely and I went trekking in Nepal. We felt so adventurous, traveling with just a guidebook. We walked from village […]

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Our Ski Vacations – with Allergies

The following accompanies the “Have Kitchen, Will Ski” article (and travel tips) in the Winter 2010 edition of Allergic Living. All are written by AL’s food allergy/celiac travel writer, Scott McKenzie. To purchase that issue, click here. Owl’s Head – For more than 20 years now a large group of 50 family and friends has […]

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Essential Food Allergy Flying Tips

If you have food allergies, here are some steps you can take to minimize your risk (or your child’s) aboard an airplane. Before you fly: Call the airline and ask about their allergy policy before you book your ticket. You don’t want to find out by surprise that peanut satay is being served on your […]

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