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24 10, 2017

LUPIN – WHAT DOES IT HAVE TO DO WITH PEANUTS?

By | October 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

When we have a food allergy, reading labels is a necessity to avoid an allergic reaction. The potential allergy triggers are known and avoided. There is a new potential allergen and that is lupin, a legume that is also part of the same plant family as peanuts. Lupin can be present in a wide range [...]

13 09, 2017

EpiPen News – Bravos and Boos for Taking on Severe Allergic Reactions

By | September 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The EpiPen has been in the news over the past few years. There is good news and bad news. The Bravo news is a recent television commercial for the EpiPen and the development of a future Epipen in pill form! The Boo news is the skyrocketing costs for the EpiPen! We cannot ignore the high [...]

9 08, 2017

Food Allergies and Kissing- Complicated- Not Anymore!

By | August 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

For someone with food allergies, staying away from the food allergens is quite simple, simply avoid it! However, this scenario can be complicated by exposure to a food allergen through a kiss. The food allergy population has successfully avoided the foods that will cause an allergic reaction. This practice works is controlled very nicely when [...]

31 07, 2017

FOOD ALLERGY SAFETY IN DANGER FOR QUEBEC SCHOOLS

By | July 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A recent Montreal school board decision to allow for open food choices in children's lunch boxes has caused shock and disbelief amongst Quebec parents, specifically those parents and their children who have severe food allergies. Food Allergy Canada and other groups dealing food allergies, have expressed concerns. The comfort and security for all, when safeguards [...]

30 07, 2017

FIVE EASY 2017 TREATS – ALLERGY STYLE DELECTABLE!

By | July 30th, 2017|Allergy Friendly, Recipes, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Well, we can’t seem to get enough of delectable treats and the food sensitive population is not to be left out. There are 5 SIMPLE ‘ALLERGY STYLE’ TREATS that will surprise and satisfy all. The recipes are easy and have been ‘fine tuned’ to please the food sensitive population! Our family has tried all of [...]

23 07, 2017

GLUTEN FREE LIVING – BENEFITS AND CAUTIONS!

By | July 23rd, 2017|Allergy Friendly, Celiac Disease, Gluten Allergy, Research|0 Comments

Gluten-Free food seems to be everywhere these days. Almost all grocery stores now have a gluten-free section, with restaurants offerings now showing up. Crackers, breads, pasts, cookies and cereals can with seen with this additional gluten-free tag. What is the reason for gluten free craze? Firstly, it is an important and necessary diet for the [...]

29 06, 2017

ALLERGIES AND CAMPS: 10 CHECKLIST ITEMS = FUN EXPERIENCE

By | June 29th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The camp experience for kids is so exciting and so scary for both kids and their parents! Imagine the thought of a new and totally unfamiliar environment with children and food/ environmental allergies added to the equation!! Even children with no allergies and their parents will have some fears and doubts.... Non-the-less, with the proper [...]

31 05, 2017

LIVING FEARLESSLY WITH FOOD ALLERGIES – 5 KEY AREAS PROGRAM

By | May 31st, 2017|Allergy Friendly, Allergy Symptoms, Dairy, Eggs, Epipen, Fish, Fruits and Vegetables, Holiday Food for Allergy Sensitive People, Nuts, Peanuts, Recipes, Research, Restaurants, Shellfish, Shopping, Stories, Wheat, Working with MDs|0 Comments

  UPCOMING PROGRAMS OFFERED MAY THROUGH OCTOBER 2017 Many families live with food allergies. It can be challenging and sometimes frustrating to navigate everyday living. There are also numerous obstacles and oftentimes an apathy and/or lack of understanding from others. The Upcoming Program for the world of food allergies will be chock full of information, [...]

10 04, 2017

PLEA TO BIG CHOCOLATE TREAT MAKERS!

By | April 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

PLEASE HAVE "PEANUT FREE" LABELS ALL YEAR "ROUND! I love chocolate, you love chocolate, we all love chocolate! Well, most of us anyways (food sensitivities and personal taste aside). Chocolate comes in many flavors, be it milk, dark, white or caramel, to name a few. In particular, the appearance of the “peanut free” [...]

5 12, 2016

6 “PLANSAFE” SPORTS ACTIONS FOR ALLERGY POPULATION!

By | December 5th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

6 “Plansafe” Sports Actions for the Allergy Population The importance of sports and physical activity for everyone can’t be disputed, including the food allergy population! Canadians in general need to be more active and the benefits of exercise and sports for physical and mental well-being is well-documented (Just check out the Canada Physical Activity Guide). [...]