Category Archives: AdultswithAllergies.com

New Home, Same Great Blog!

Hello Adults with Allergies!

As a follow-up to the last blog post we published in April, you may have noticed that we are no longer publishing blog posts on this web page. Instead, we have merged with Food Allergy Canada and now have our blog housed on their domain.

If you would still like to follow us and read all future blog posts, please check us out at our new home by following this link: https://foodallergycanada.ca/category/adult-blog/

It’s still the same great blog, but with more view-ability!

See you there!

Kyle Dine & Dylan Brennan

Editors of the Adults with Allergies Blog

A Message from the Adults with Allergies Team

Dear Valued Reader,

When the team at Food Allergy Canada first set up this blog, the goal was simple: to provide a resource that gave a unique perspective for adults living with allergies. Since our launch in 2014, we have been thrilled to see this resource turn into such a supportive and sharing community. We are incredibly proud of our team of volunteer writers who have written over 150 articles during this span, reaching tens of thousands of views.

Part of our overall mission is to educate, support and advocate for the needs of both individuals and families living with food allergies and at-risk for anaphylaxis. As we know, there are a lot of resources aimed at families, which is why we truly appreciate the focus of this blog. As we embark on launching a new Food Allergy Canada website, we feel the timing is right to help even more adults with allergies by integrating this blog into our main site.

We believe this move will multiply the impact and support we can provide for adults with food allergies. We expect the move to be finalized by the end of April and appreciate your understanding as we transition over. You’ll be able to find new and past Adults with Allergies blog posts on the Food Allergy Canada website starting April 8th. The blog will be housed under the News section of the site.

We are truly excited to have more resources devoted to creating, promoting and sharing exceptional content for adults with allergies.

Thank you for helping us grow this wonderful community! We look forward to sharing the next chapter with you.

Kyle Dine & Dylan Brennan
Editors of the Adults with Allergies Blog

If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch with the Food Allergy Canada office.

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– Dylan (Blog Editor)

Now Calling: New Blog Writers!

 

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Are you a blogger? Do you enjoy writing about intriguing topics and sparking conversation amongst your peers? Would you like to be part of a one-of-a-kind team that is leading the way for other adults with food allergies just like you?

The Adults with Allergies Blog is looking to expand its team for 2017 to make it bigger and better than ever! We are looking for more stories, more advice, and more tips to help others live safely and confidently with allergies. Having food allergies is not a necessity but knowledge and/or experience with them would be considered an asset.

If you are interested, please contact us (https://adultswithallergies.com/contact/). The following link can also be used to find the application form (note #7): http://foodallergycanada.ca/get-involved/volunteer/

We look forward to hearing from you!

– Dylan (Blog Editor)

100 Posts of Adult Food Allergy Awareness!

Hello blog-world! As blog editor for Adults with Allergies, I am very happy to announce that this is our 100th blog post! On behalf of our writing team, I’d like to personally thank you for taking the time to visit our webpage and read a blog or two. If you are currently following our blog, thank you so much! If you are not yet a follower, please follow us as we have quite a few really awesome blog topics that will be posted soon and we want to make sure you won’t miss them!

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As part of our constant drive to make the Adults with Allergies blog better, we would like to hear from you. I can look at site statistics about what blog topics had the most views, but that doesn’t tell me enough about what you, the reader, want to hear more about. No matter how trivial or silly you think your suggestion is, please comment below or send us a private comment through the “contact” tab above. This will really help us target food allergy blog topics that interest you.

Once again, thank you so much for checking us out! Please follow our blog, read through our new hot topics, comment, start discussions, and keep being awesome!

– Dylan B.

Introducing Food Allergy Canada

Introducing Food Allergy Canada

All of the writers on the “Adults with Allergies” team are very happy to share the news that Anaphylaxis Canada has rebranded as Food Allergy Canada.  

This blog is only one of many of their resources available and we can assure that their commitment to adults at risk for anaphylaxis has not changed. We look forward to providing you more great articles, advice and tips under their new banner!

Kyle, Aaron & the team at www.adultswithallergies.com

Close Calls and Life Lessons Living with Allergies

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It’s easy to get caught up in the moment and forget what is important. It’s also easy to become lulled into a false sense of security. Having food allergies, you have to constantly be aware of your surroundings and the food you’re going to eat. Being vocal and confident when telling those around you about your food allergy is a skill that we’re all constantly crafting. A while back, I was at a restaurant I frequent at least once a week. Sometimes familiarity can betray us. I know the staff and owner and regard them as close friends; and they are very aware of my food allergy. But, since they are aware, it is easy to forget to tell them or inform them each and every time I eat there. One night, we settled in for a few drinks and some food. The chefs at the restaurant had recently decided to start experimenting in the kitchen. I thought nothing of it since they were aware of my food allergies and I trusted that it would be safe. As I picked up my fork, ready to dig into my meal, the chef came out of the kitchen and said STOP! I immediately put my fork down as he explained that the food they were making in kitchen was perch (a new but serious allergy of mine). The chef said he was pretty sure that it had come into contact since it was in the same part of kitchen.

After they took my meal away, and promised to prepare a safe meal, I thought about the situation. I had failed to mention my allergy that day and it almost ended badly. After that close call, I realized that comfort can be deceiving. Just because I am familiar with a place doesn’t mean everyone is. I need to be more vocal with my allergies so everyone is informed just in case. I’m fortunate to have people looking out for me in the kitchen; but I need to look out for myself more than anyone.

It’s great to be comfortable. Your food allergies should never hinder you from experiencing things like anyone else. But it is always important to be aware of your surroundings and be vocal about your food allergies. You will feel more confident and comfortable in the long-run.

Arianne K.