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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…

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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…

This week's newslinks are meant to serve as a reminder that situations that are troublesome or unclear in the U.S. can be even more confusing abroad. New Luggage Rule in EU Sows Confusion – Is it ok to travel with liquids on planes? Many Restaurant Workers Don’t Understand Food Allergies – Be sure you bring translation cards or a medical term…

Sitting down to a steaming bowl of paella--rice, broth, chorizo, clams and mussels--with a pitcher of Sangria is a fiesta for the tastebuds. It's also a gastronomic adventure that can lead to serious illness caused by allergies, bacteria or Hepatitis A. If you have a food allergy and are planning a trip abroad, you may have checked out our previous post. …

There's been a lot of attention paid to food allergies in the last couple years. But what happens to folks with food allergies when they travel overseas? At least 12 million Americans suffer from food allergies And 90% of all food allergy reactions are caused by 8 foods:  milk, soy, eggs, wheat, peanuts, tree nuts, fish and shellfish.  Country music star…

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