EAS 051: Kids With Allergies Mini Series – Shirali, 19 yrs & Arul, 14 yrs (AllergySmartz App)

Have you ever wondered what kids think about their food allergies? Is it as scary as we allergies think it is? Or is there a silver lining? Over the months of September and October I will be publishing the Allergy Kids Mini Series. Each week I will be talking to kids with food allergies about what they really think about having allergies and how they live with them everyday. These allergy kids range from as young as 4 years old all the way up to the grownup allergy kids. The aim of this mini series is to give you an insight into the thoughts, likes, dislikes, worries and celebrations of allergy kids and how it changes over the years. Many times allergy parents can worry that their child with allergies will miss out and will have a worse quality to life, but I know this isn’t the case and these allergy kids will show you how they don’t miss out, they just do things differently. Enjoy!

Today’s Allergy Kids:

Shirali, 19 years old – severe tree nut allergy and her brother Arul, 14 years old

Their Blog : https://foodallergylowdown.com/about/

Today I hear about the Allergy Smartz App created by Shirali and Arul after a family holiday to Mexico after they found a difficulty communicating Shirali’s allergies. They wanted a way to tell hotel staff, chefs and waiters about the need for allergy free foods including avoiding cross-contamination. The app is now available to download for Apple and Android devices.

 

Allergy Kid Top Tips:

  1. Don’t be shy
  2. Stay safe but be willing to explore
  3. Educate others about your allergies

THANK YOU FOR LISTENING

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One of our little goals we would love to achieve for is to get into the iTunes “New & Noteworthy” Section, it means we get free front page advertising on iTunes, how great for allergy awareness! But we can’t do it without you. Please subscribe, rate and review on iTunes so that the people at Apple will take notice of our podcast

And lastly, if you have any questions, thoughts, or guests you want to see on the show, please contact me via the contact page.

Chocolate Recipe Book Preview

For those of you who have been following my blog and podcast for a little while you’ll know I’m writing a Chocolate Treats Recipe Book. It is the ultimate guide to working with dairy free chocolate with an amazing array of cakes, cupcakes, cookies, biscuits, sweet morsels and other delights all free from the top 14 allergens!

To get your free sneak peak of what’s in store plus 2 bonus recipes sign up with your email address below. You will also get updates of the book launch in November.

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EAS 050: Kids With Food Allergies Mini Series – Sam, 17 years old

Have you ever wondered what kids think about their food allergies? Is it as scary as we allergies think it is? Or is there a silver lining? Over the months of September and October I will be publishing the Allergy Kids Mini Series. Each week I will be talking to kids with food allergies about what they really think about having allergies and how they live with them everyday. These allergy kids range from as young as 4 years old all the way up to the grownup allergy kids. The aim of this mini series is to give you an insight into the thoughts, likes, dislikes, worries and celebrations of allergy kids and how it changes over the years. Many times allergy parents can worry that their child with allergies will miss out and will have a worse quality to life, but I know this isn’t the case and these allergy kids will show you how they don’t miss out, they just do things differently. Enjoy!

Today’s Allergy Kid:

Sam, 17 years old – severe nut allergy

 

What You’ll Learn:

Sam shares his experiences travelling to India for a school trip. He talks me through is apprehension before he went but how he wasn’t going to let his allergy stand in the way of this amazing experience. I ask Sam to talk me through how he prepared, what he thought about India, his favourite moments, how he navigated food, educating the hotel staff and chefs along the way and the best curry he’s ever had in his life.

 

Allergy Kid Top Tips:

  1. Don’t be afraid: don’t let your allergy stop you from travelling from everywhere you want to go
  2. Be prepared: carry your medication and always ask about what’s in the foods
  3. Check travel requirements so that you can stay safe

 

THANK YOU FOR LISTENING

To get more EAS content sent directly to your device as they become available, you can subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher Radio!

One of our little goals we would love to achieve for is to get into the iTunes “New & Noteworthy” Section, it means we get free front page advertising on iTunes, how great for allergy awareness! But we can’t do it without you. Please subscribe, rate and review on iTunes so that the people at Apple will take notice of our podcast

And lastly, if you have any questions, thoughts, or guests you want to see on the show, please contact me via the contact page.

Chocolate Recipe Book Preview

For those of you who have been following my blog and podcast for a little while you’ll know I’m writing a Chocolate Treats Recipe Book. It is the ultimate guide to working with dairy free chocolate with an amazing array of cakes, cupcakes, cookies, biscuits, sweet morsels and other delights all free from the top 14 allergens!

To get your free sneak peak of what’s in store plus 2 bonus recipes sign up with your email address below. You will also get updates of the book launch in November.

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EAS 048: Kids With Allergies Mini Series – Entrepreneur Alannah, 10 yrs & Joshua, 5 yrs (Dance Like A Cupcake

Have you ever wondered what kids think about their food allergies? Is it as scary as we allergies think it is? Or is there a silver lining? Over the months of September and October I will be publishing the Allergy Kids Mini Series. Each week I will be talking to kids with food allergies about what they really think about having allergies and how they live with them everyday. These allergy kids range from as young as 4 years old all the way up to the grownup allergy kids. The aim of this mini series is to give you an insight into the thoughts, likes, dislikes, worries and celebrations of allergy kids and how it changes over the years. Many times allergy parents can worry that their child with allergies will miss out and will have a worse quality to life, but I know this isn’t the case and these allergy kids will show you how they don’t miss out, they just do things differently. Enjoy!

Today’s Allergy Kids:

Alannah, 10 years old

Joshua, 5 years old

Allergy Kids Top Tips

S – speak up at restaurants, parties and the park

A – avoid cross-contamination and allergens

F – find out what’s in your foods

E – eat foods that keep you healthy

THANK YOU FOR LISTENING

To get more EAS content sent directly to your device as they become available, you can subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher Radio!

One of our little goals we would love to achieve for is to get into the iTunes “New & Noteworthy” Section, it means we get free front page advertising on iTunes, how great for allergy awareness! But we can’t do it without you. Please subscribe, rate and review on iTunes so that the people at Apple will take notice of our podcast

And lastly, if you have any questions, thoughts, or guests you want to see on the show, please contact me via the contact page.

Chocolate Recipe Book Preview

For those of you who have been following my blog and podcast for a little while you’ll know I’m writing a Chocolate Treats Recipe Book. It is the ultimate guide to working with dairy free chocolate with an amazing array of cakes, cupcakes, cookies, biscuits, sweet morsels and other delights all free from the top 14 allergens!

To get your free sneak peak of what’s in store plus 2 bonus recipes sign up with your email address below. You will also get updates of the book launch in November.

 

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EAS 046: Kids With Allergies Mini Series – Alice 9 yrs, Milly 7 yrs, Elodie 4 yrs

Over the months of September and October will be the `Allergy Kids Series. I will be talking to kids of all ages about what they think about having allergies and how they live with them everyday. I will be interviewing kids from as young as 4 years old all the way up to the grownup allergy kids. The aim of this mini series is to give you an insight into the thoughts, likes, dislikes, worries and celebrations of allergy kids and how it changes over the years. Enjoy!

Today’s Allergy Kids:

Alice, 9 years old

Milly, 7 years old

Elodie, 4 years old

 

Allergy Kids 3 Top Tips

  1. Memorise your allergies
  2. Tell people your allergies
  3. Don’t eat what you’re allergic to

 

Allergy Mum’s Top Tips

  1. Talk to people, get advice
  2. You know your child best, you know when they’re poorly

THANK YOU FOR LISTENING

To get more EAS content sent directly to your device as they become available, you can subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher Radio!

One of our little goals we would love to achieve for is to get into the iTunes “New & Noteworthy” Section, it means we get free front page advertising on iTunes, how great for allergy awareness! But we can’t do it without you. Please subscribe, rate and review on iTunes so that the people at Apple will take notice of our podcast

And lastly, if you have any questions, thoughts, or guests you want to see on the show, please contact me via the contact page.

Want a sneak peak?

For those of you who have been following my blog and podcast for a little while you’ll know I’m writing a Chocolate Treats Recipe Book. It is the ultimate guide to working with dairy free chocolate with an amazing array of cakes, cupcakes, cookies, biscuits, sweet morsels and other delights all free from the top 14 allergens!

To get your free sneak peak of what’s in store plus 2 bonus recipes sign up with your email address below. You will also get updates of the book launch in November.

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EAS 045: What’s it Like Being An Allergy Kid?

In today’s episode I’m going to be talking about what it’s like to be an allergy kid. Is it really as stressful as you think? I go through how I thought about my allergy at different ages in my life, how my parents influenced my views and if allergies have influenced my life for the better. This episode is an introduction to the Allergy Kids Series which will run over September and October.

What You’ll Learn:

  • I talk about having allergies in primary school.
  • What it was like transitioning to Secondary School.
  • How my Mum taught me to stay allergy safe as a teenager.
  • How I told my boyfriend about my allergies.
  • What it was like going to university with allergies.
  • How I told my housemates about my allergies.
  • I reflect on how having an allergy has influenced my life.
  • I talk about some of my allergy wins.

THANK YOU FOR LISTENING

To get more EAS content sent directly to your device as they become available, you can subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher Radio!

One of our little goals we would love to achieve for is to get into the iTunes “New & Noteworthy” Section, it means we get free front page advertising on iTunes, how great for allergy awareness! But we can’t do it without you. Please subscribe, rate and review on iTunes so that the people at Apple will take notice of our podcast

And lastly, if you have any questions, thoughts, or guests you want to see on the show, please contact me via the contact page.

Chocolate Recipe Book: want the first chapter free??

For those of you who have been following my blog and podcast for a little while you’ll know I’m writing a Gluten Free, Nut Free, Dairy & Egg Free Chocolate Recipe Book. It is the ultimate guide to working with dairy free chocolate with an amazing array of cakes, cupcakes, cookies, biscuits, sweet morsels and other delights.

I am hoping to have this e-book published at the end April. But don’t worry, if you can’t wait until then you can get your hands on the first chapter including 2 recipes. (There are also 2 bonus recipes you get sent later….)

To get your free copy and get the latest info on my recipe book launch, sign up with your email address below.

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#allergywins at The Allergy & Free From Show London 2017 (with pictures)

#allergywins at The Allergy & Free From Show London 2017 (with pictures)

What a wonderful weekend! It was my first time going to and exhibiting at the Allergy and Free From Show in London. I didn’t know what to expect of the weekend. I only knew it would be long, working an exhibition stand 3 days in a row is basically 3 days of standing up 10am to 5pm. But you know what the aching limbs, the tired voice and the work of putting the stand together was SO worth it!

Parents, kids, adults and businesses all in the business of allergies! I loved getting to meet all of you! And I know my parents did as well!

We loved all the allergy kids sharing their allergy wins and decorating the stand with their drawings! You allergy kids made the Eat Allergy Safe stand stand-out more than everyone else! So thank you!!

For those of you who are regular listeners of the podcast, you may remember that at the beginning of this year I made announcement on the podcast. I announced that this was make or break year for me. It was the year I really tried to make Eat Allergy Safe my profession. 

When you are trying to make a startup work there are so many times that you can feel completely unmotivated and at a loss with how to move forward. I had been feeling like this before the show, to tell you the truth. It’s sad but true.

Since the end of the first day of the show I have been feeling SO motivated and bursting with ideas. Ideas you have suggested, ideas from comments you’ve made, motivated by all your feedback! I have so many ideas that I now have the opposite problem of needing to get organised to put all these ideas into action! 😀

So to everyone of you who came and said hello, thank you! You made my weekend, you have motivated me and I hope you will get involved and enjoy all the great things I have planned over the rest of 2017 and into 2018!

And to give you a little teaser of what’s to come, check out below!

Coming soon in 2017:

The Eat Allergy Safe Podcast is getting sponsored!!

“The Real Cause of Allergies, Eczema and Asthma” Book Giveaway August to September!

Eat Allergy Safe Chocolate Recipe Book launch + Giveaway in September/October!

Allergy Kids Podcast Mini Series: hear what allergy kids think about having allergies

I’m going to start teaching allergy education in schools!

and more!!

Also check out Episode 39 of the podcast for my chat with Alessandra Bester (Functional Food Company founder) about our thoughts on the Allergy and Free From Show London 2017. Click here to listen>>

 

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