Category Archives Allergies

If you suffer from a severe allergy to common pets, you know just how frustrating it can be. Just being in the same room as an animal can set off an uncomfortable chain of reactions. Unfortunately, avoiding animal-lovers’ homes isn’t enough anymore. More and more travelers are choosing to bring their animals along for the trip—and they’re bringing their pets…

American Airlines Peanut Allergy Policy Change

While emotional support squirrels are still on the no-fly list, American Airlines has taken an important step in accommodating passengers with a life-threatening condition in another way. Now, anyone with a nut allergy can board an American flight early to wipe down their seat and the surrounding area. The announcement comes on the heels of recent stories of passengers suffering…

Travel Around the Globe Gluten Free

Before Lisa Bryan, a certified health coach, food blogger and recipe developer from Los Angeles, was diagnosed with Celiac disease, she had traveled to all seven continents. But that stopped upon her diagnosis. “That fear of the unknown was enough to keep my feet firmly planted for several years,” she says. “I was fearful of communicating my needs in foreign…

Asthmatics With Altitude

Annie Sullivan views the world as her oyster. At just 27 years old, she has been to nearly every continent, having traveled to [caption id="attachment_12862" align="alignright" width="300"]Asthmatics With Altitude Annie Sullivan in Antarctica[/caption] Antarctica, through the high altitudes of the Andes Mountains of Cusco, Peru, down the Mekong River in Vietnam and Cambodia and through Egypt, Russia and the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador. So far, she’s been to about 40 countries.

peanut allergy

Traveling with a food allergy can be a nightmare, especially if your kryptonite is something as prevalent as peanuts or tree nuts. Although it can be fairly easy to find meals that don’t list any type of nut as an ingredient when traveling, packing healthy snacks might pose a different issue. Why? Because many of the easy go-to snacks are…

When you have a food allergy, you inevitably learn how to identify which foods are and aren’t safe to consume. But when you leave the familiar environment of your home, it’s an entirely different ball game. Nobody wants to rock the “hives all over the body” look when on vacation. So to ensure you have the best and safest trip…

So let’s be real, the world isn’t pre-designed for people with restrictions such as food allergies. As a food allergy sufferer and a travel extraordinaire, I have come to realize this the hard way. I have also come to realize that if I am proactive about managing my dietary restrictions, most places are more than willing to work with me…

The number of people diagnosed with food allergies has exploded in recent years. There are now millions of people who have to be very careful about what they eat. Almost all of them are allergic to the same families of foods; eight foods – milk egg, peanut, tree nuts, fish, shellfish wheat and soy – are responsible for 90 percent…

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