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Traveling With Food Allergies

Simply Nuts!

Lianne Mandelbaum | Posted 09.10.2015 | Travel
Lianne Mandelbaum

My son and I were waiting to board a flight to Sarasota, Florida. JetBlue, our airline of choice because of my son's anaphylactic peanut allergy, permits us to pre-board so that I can clean the seating area. As per usual, my heart is pounding.

Studying Abroad With a Gluten Allergy

College Tourist | Posted 05.23.2015 | College
College Tourist

Although having a food allergy is a struggle, do not be discouraged to study abroad! There are ways to make the most of your study abroad experience while avoiding gluten.

When Adults Behave Worse Than Children

Lianne Mandelbaum | Posted 06.15.2015 | Parents
Lianne Mandelbaum

My son said the most frightening moment he has ever had was when an airline manager in Denver told us, "If you think he's going to die, don't get on the plane."

Didn't You Hear? There Is a 'Cure' for Peanut Allergies

Lianne Mandelbaum | Posted 04.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Lianne Mandelbaum

I woke up this morning to at least 10 emails from well-intentioned friends and family telling me, in not so many words, "Probiotics cure peanut allergies. Quick, run out now and buy them." Being a food allergy advocate, I had already read the study to which they were referring.

Food Is No Laughing Matter For My Son

Lianne Mandelbaum | Posted 03.09.2015 | Parents
Lianne Mandelbaum

As a parent with a food allergic child, I feel a constant low-grade anxiety about meals. The world is full of culinary land mines, and I try to map a path to navigate around them for my child.

What Happens When Your Teen Has an Allergic Reaction and You're Not There?

Kate Ryan Williams | Posted 08.27.2014 | Parents
Kate Ryan Williams

Tears came along with the terror of the realization that I could do nothing for my child. Things were beyond my control, out of my hands.

Food Allergies Are A Breeze In Disney World

Katelyn Mullen | Posted 10.28.2013 | Travel
Katelyn Mullen

For those people who do have a food allergy of any kind, dining out and traveling can be incredibly stressful, especially those whose children are the ones with the issue. There are a ton of factors and scenarios that those who aren't affected by a food allergy never even think of, but in true Disney-fashion, they are one step ahead of their guests.

Adventures of a Lady in Rock: Body Knows Best, Part III

Anya Marina | Posted 10.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Anya Marina

I wake early, excited to meditate. After all the commotion of touring -- loading in, loading out, singing your heart out, shaking hands, meeting people, and rushing around -- I can hardly wait to sit on a rolled-up towel at the corner of my hotel bed and do nothing for 30 minutes.

Adventures of a Lady in Rock: Body Knows Best, Part II

Anya Marina | Posted 09.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Anya Marina

I've been gluten-free and mostly dairy-free ever since I walked into my nutritionist's office in 2010 begging her to fix my constant stomach problems. Staying the course on tour is no small feat.

Keep A Special Diet? Simple Tips For Foolproof Traveling

Jessica Goldman Foung | Posted 08.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Jessica Goldman Foung

With summer months come summer vacations. And for those with special diets, the packing list has a few extra items to tend to -- mainly, preparing food for every meal of the day.

Adventures of a Lady in Rock: Body Knows Best

Anya Marina | Posted 08.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Anya Marina

Once I eliminated gluten, all of my other food sensitivities started to subside, and I started to feel better. I even quit drinking, cut way back on coffee, and started to meditate, something I never thought I could do for more than 30 seconds.