Allergic Living Magazine

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By on Tue, 03-22-05, 17:30

Anaphylaxis Canada registrants will be interested to know that Allergic Living
magazine, the first Canadian magazine aimed specifically at people coping with
food and environmental allergies, will publish its premiere issue in May. The
magazine has also just launched its website, Allergicliving.com, and many
subscribers are currently signing up there to receive the debut publication.

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By on Tue, 03-29-05, 19:30

Simply re-raising. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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By on Sat, 04-16-05, 01:37

Allergic Living, the new magazine specially designed for individuals with
allergies, will launch in just two weeks.

Anaphylaxis Canada has worked with the Allergic Living group both as a
contributor and as an advisor. The magazine will offer important updates on
allergy developments; tips on parenting; practical advice on problem areas such
as dining out and travel; new products and lots of delicious safe recipes.

Only subscriptions received before April 25th will be guaranteed to receive the
premier launch issue. To subscribe either visit the website,
[url="http://www.allergicliving.com"]www.allergicliving.com[/url] or telephone 888-771-7747 (416-604-0110).

Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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By on Wed, 05-18-05, 01:05

Did anyone receive their free copy courtesy of MedicAlert Canada?

Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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By Cayley's Mom on Wed, 05-18-05, 02:53

Yes, I received mine yesterday, after also receiving a complimentary one at the Allergy Expo. It is excellent! Great information, lots of different topics and a beautifully done layout. Can't wait to see the next issue. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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By on Wed, 05-18-05, 13:58

My hubby glanced through it, and said "it's all propaganda". (peanut-free this, allergy treatments, etc.) I laughed and told him it's a lot of ads - and for a change their ads directed at [b]ME[/b].

I did find some very interesting articles in it. Well done, interesting, attractive and Canadian. What a great mixture. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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By katiee on Wed, 05-18-05, 22:45

I received 2 copies, one addressed to me, the other to the Parent or Guardian of Wade. I liked the magazine and think we will subscribe to it.

Katiee

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By on Wed, 05-18-05, 22:57

Jesse was actually reading it last night. I'm going to subscribe. I think it looks really good (well laid out as Cayley's Mom said) and just well presented. And yes, I did enjoy looking at ads that pertained to my family - not looking at something that I find I can't buy.

I'm extremely pleased with what I have read so far and also wanted to post about their discussion forum.

Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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By Gail W on Wed, 05-18-05, 23:12

Quote:Originally posted by AnnaMarie:
[b]Well done, interesting, attractive and Canadian. [/b]

Do you think Americans would also like it?

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By Cayley's Mom on Wed, 05-18-05, 23:41

Hi Gail,

I think the "Canadian" comment was due to the fact that they mention Canadian allergists, celebrities, and products. You guys would LOVE the allergy content. It's just that we get all your American magazines here and none of the content is directed at us, so it's gratifying to see a double whammy - Canadian AND allergies - in a magazine. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Please contact me and I'll mail you a copy (no, I'm not affiliated with them unless they start hiring freelance writers, but I do have two copies).

Carolyn [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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By on Thu, 05-19-05, 01:45

Gail W., definitely agree with Cayley's Mom. It's a beautiful magazine and jam packed full of information. The only thing that might disturb our American friends are the ads for "peanut free" products that you may or may not be able to get in America.

Hey, how come some of you ladies got two copies? I only got one!

I'm definitely subscribing. I had wanted to when I saw their website, before I even saw the magazine. Then really the deciding factor for me was the interest Jesse took in the magazine.

I haven't read the article yet, and certainly Jess it too young, but there is even an article for teens about kissing and how you have to be careful if you have a FA.

I am just really really pleased with it.

MedicAlert Canada members, well, you would have received the free copy anyway, but remember you also get a special discount for subscribing right now.

Hey, I'm wondering, since they do take credit card orders for subscriptions, if you could order it no matter what country you live in? I mean, I've had subscriptions to Vanity Fair (American) in the past.

I did post the link to their website as well here - I'm fairly sure that that's where the discussion forum is as well and that is advertised in the magazine.

Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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By on Tue, 06-14-05, 17:30

Dear Registrant,

We thought you would be interested in knowing that the second issue of Allergic
Living magazine will be published in mid-July. The main feature of the magazine
is the Essential Guide to Allergic Travel, which lists allergy-aware hotels and
restaurants in 12 popular North American tourist destinations including
Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, New York, Boston and San Francisco. Learn about
"enviro-rooms" and other hypoallergenic accommodations. This keeper guide will
also detail useful travel products for the allergic.

Allergic Living is the first Canadian magazine aimed specifically at people
coping with food and environmental allergies, and published its first issue in
the spring of 2005. If youd like to subscribe and to receive the Summer issue as
part of your subscription, you may still sign up before that issues cutoff date
of June 23. Simply go to [url="http://www.allergicliving.com"]www.allergicliving.com[/url] and click the subscribe tab. Or
you may call 1-888-771-7747 (416-604-0110) or email [email]info@allergicliving.com[/email]

Other features in Allergic Livings Summer issue include:
- Olympian Simon Whitfield on overcoming his allergies;
- The strategies of three families who manage multiple allergies;
- Fabulous, safe recipes for patio dining;
- A primer on controlling ragweed allergies;
- The Green Cottage;
- Columns by allergists and experts, including Hot Topics, written by
Anaphylaxis Canadas Laurie Harada, and Nutrition by dietitian Alisa Bar-Dayan of
the Hospital for Sick Children;
- The latest allergy products.

Anaphylaxis Canada has played a strong role in advising Allergic Living about
this community, and will continue to do so. Please forward this message to
others who may be interested.

For your information,

Anaphylaxis Canada

Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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By Danielle on Wed, 07-06-05, 02:47

can you e-mail me and let me know how an American can sign up. Thanks

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By on Wed, 07-06-05, 12:26

Danielle, here's a link directly to their subscription page:

[url="https://ssl.nshosts.com/allergiclivingcom/subscriptions/subscribe_offers.asp"]https://ssl.nshosts.com/allergiclivingcom/subscriptions/subscribe_offers.asp[/url]

US subscriptions are at the bottom of that page.

If the link doesn't work, click on [url="http://www.allergicliving.com/"]http://www.allergicliving.com/[/url] and then click *subscriptions* up in the top right corner.

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By on Thu, 08-11-05, 15:46

Did anyone get the second issue? How was it compared to the premiere issue? I haven't gotten my subscription yet and was wondering if the second was as fabulous as the first.

Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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By ceross on Thu, 08-11-05, 18:05

Cindy,
I'm in the US and received the second issue last week. I cannot compare it to the first issue as I subscribed too late to receive that issue. I was very happy with the issue and really wish that we had a similar magazine in the US.

I had one quibble with the travel article. The article listed Vinnie T's in Boston as a safe restaurant. My family recently ate at one its branches in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, and I was not pleased at all with how they answered questions (story for a different thread, though).

[This message has been edited by ceross (edited August 11, 2005).]

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By McKenziesMom on Wed, 08-17-05, 19:54

I got my second magazine this week and I thought the articles on travel were great. I liked it just as much as the first issue, although the first issue had a big thing on "Dating" and since my DD is now 15 and the phone never stops ringing, I thought it came at just the right time! My husband thought we could just hand each boy that came to the door a copy of the magazine - might be just as effective as cleaning his shotgun on the front porch!!!

I also think there's a lot of great info on environmental allergies, which I'm prone to.

Also, there were some photos of allergic families - I wonder if any of them are PA website members?!?

[This message has been edited by McKenziesMom (edited August 17, 2005).]

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Linda

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By Gail W on Thu, 08-18-05, 06:33

Quote:Originally posted by Cayley's Mom:
[b]Hi Gail,

Please contact me and I'll mail you a copy (no, I'm not affiliated with them unless they start hiring freelance writers, but I do have two copies).

Carolyn [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img][/b]

I didn't see your kind offer until tonight.

Thank you!

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By on Thu, 08-18-05, 07:19

Gail W., I actually thought it was a good idea for those of us that did receive two copies, to perhaps send one to an American friend. I'm not keeping my original to begin with (I only got one copy) and I am sending it to an American friend so they can see what it was like.

Great to hear that the second issue sounds as well put together as the premiere issue. Sometimes you never know. Not allergy related, but I found another magazine that came out last summer (fashion/whatever), Canadian, premiere issue was great, further issues not so much so.

So, great stuff! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

And I have to say that I do like their website and the *clean* feel about it.

Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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By on Wed, 08-24-05, 16:00

Dear Registrant,

Anaphylaxis Canada has played a strong role in advising Allergic Living and also
by contributing a regular column.We thought you would be interested in the
upcoming Fall issue of the magazine, to be released in late September. It is a
special issue on children with life-threatening allergies and the schools a
timely topic given the recent passing in Ontario of Sabrinas Law (Bill 3).

In a national survey, Allergic Living examines the precautions afforded to
allergic children in Canadian schools from the Yukon to PEI. Many school boards
provide anaphylaxis plans, but are they enough? What new procedures are being
implemented? Will Ontarios example of Sabrinas Law spread? To find answers,
Allergic Living polled ministries of education, school boards, allergy advocates
and school nurses to get the picture of how much is being done region by region
to safeguard allergic kids at school.

As well, Cindy Paskey, Bill 3 organizer and NASK president, offers an invaluable
guide to grassroots organizing (for those who want to pursue legislation in
other provinces). Rounding out the package, editor Gwen Smith looks at Allergic
Teens, the Danger Years, discovering the peer pressure and challenges that such
students face daily.

Allergic Living is the first Canadian magazine aimed specifically at people
coping with food and environmental allergies and asthma. If youd like to
subscribe and receive the Fall issue as part of your subscription, you may still
sign up before that issues cutoff date of September 6, 2005. Simply go to
[url="http://www.allergicliving.com"]http://www.allergicliving.com[/url] and click the subscribe tab. Or you may call
1-888-771-7747 (416-604-0110) or e-mail [email]info@allergicliving.com[/email].

For your information,

Anaphylaxis Canada

Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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By on Sat, 09-03-05, 16:32

from Anaphylaxis Canada:-
Dear Registrant,

Anaphylaxis Canada has played a strong role in advising Allergic Living and also
by contributing a regular column.We thought you would be interested in the
upcoming Fall issue of the magazine, to be released in late September. It is a
special issue on children with life-threatening allergies and the schools a
timely topic given the recent passing in Ontario of Sabrinas Law (Bill 3).

In a national survey, Allergic Living examines the precautions afforded to
allergic children in Canadian schools from the Yukon to PEI. Many school boards
provide anaphylaxis plans, but are they enough? What new procedures are being
implemented? Will Ontarios example of Sabrinas Law spread? To find answers,
Allergic Living polled ministries of education, school boards, allergy advocates
and school nurses to get the picture of how much is being done region by region
to safeguard allergic kids at school.

As well, Cindy Paskey, Bill 3 organizer and NASK president, offers an invaluable
guide to grassroots organizing (for those who want to pursue legislation in
other provinces). Rounding out the package, editor Gwen Smith looks at Allergic
Teens, the Danger Years, discovering the peer pressure and challenges that such
students face daily.

Allergic Living is the first Canadian magazine aimed specifically at people
coping with food and environmental allergies and asthma. If youd like to
subscribe and receive the Fall issue as part of your subscription, you may still
sign up before that issues cutoff date of September 6, 2005. Simply go to
[url="http://www.allergicliving.com"]http://www.allergicliving.com[/url] and click the subscribe tab. Or you may call
1-888-771-7747 (416-604-0110) or e-mail [email]info@allergicliving.com[/email].

For your information,

Anaphylaxis Canada

Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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By on Wed, 09-07-05, 13:55

From Anaphylaxis Canada:-
Dear Registrant,

Janet French, a writer for Allergic Living magazine, is looking for adults who
have food or environmental allergies and are interested in being interviewed
about issues they face in the workplace.

She's looking to interview people with:

- Food allergies who work in a setting where meetings and social events with
colleagues are sometimes centred on food, especially about how they explain
their allergies to others and cope with the questions that pop up; and

- Environmental allergies to talk about how they convey the seriousness of their
allergies to their colleagues and what steps they've taken to ensure their work
environment is safe and comfortable.

Janet is also interested in the reactions your coworkers may have had to any
requests you may have made for them to accommodate you.

If interested, please contact Janet at: (forward to others who may be
interested)
[email]janet.french@shaw.ca[/email]

Please note that while we work closely with Allergic Living magazine,
Anaphylaxis Canada does not own or produce the publication. For more information
about the magazine, visit their website:
[url="http://www.allergicliving.com"]www.allergicliving.com[/url]

For your information,

Anaphylaxis Canada

Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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By on Mon, 10-10-05, 22:10

I just received the Fall issue (their third issue). I don't subscribe so I didn't receive the Summer issue.

Just wanted to re-raise because getting the issue last week really reminded me of how great the magazine is.

When I was flipping through it - I thought of several people and felt like photocopying different articles for different members here, i.e., a National Survey on Schools for nutternomore, High School - The Danger Years for those members I know whose children are hitting teenagedom/hood, the sesame seed allergy article for Anna Marie - I actually might post the food resources from that one).

Anyway, it is a great magazine. Also, their website does offer a lot of information and also a discussion board.

It really is jam packed with great information and although the reference is Canadian (ads, etc.), I think a lot of people would really like to have a copy.

jmarcustry, I'm sending you mine (probably when they become collector's editions [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/rolleyes.gif[/img] )

Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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By on Tue, 10-11-05, 04:27

For anyone with children who are teenagers (or getting close), I just read an incredibly frightening article in the latest issue of this magazine re teens and how the teens interviewed for the article dealt (or didn't) with their PA.

For those of us with children somewhat younger, who have thought we have done "everything right" to teach our children not to become one of those carefree teens who rips off their Epi-belts and MedicAlert bracelets, this article is really scary and I would have to say, a must read.

If anyone is interested who doesn't receive the magazine, please let me know and I will get photocopies of it made and mailed out.

One teen that was interviewed, who actually outgrew the allergy in his teens, admitted to things that his Mother had no clue about (not carrying his Epi-pen etc.). She was shocked.

Quite frankly, I had the bejesus scared out of me and want to keep my son in a closet in a couple of years for several years (there are stats of teen deaths compared to pre-teen deaths).

Anyway, if anyone is interested, please let me know.

Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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By ajgauthier on Tue, 10-11-05, 05:29

(edited b/c I mistakenly hit enter too soon!)

As someone who grew up with PA/TNA, I will say that the teen years til about 21/25 or so are tough with the allergy. Not only did I have to grow up through all sorts of teenage awkwardness, but I was different b/c of PA. Sometimes embarrassed, sometimes careless. For lack of a better phrase, "It's just part of growing up." I know, I know, parents absolutely don't want to hear that. I'm not sure of a solution to the problem. If you remind/pester/nag your teen, you are just asking for rebellion. If you don't pester/nag/remind your teen, then maybe he/she "won't get it". It's about learning responsibility. By the way, the remind/pester/nag of parents is completely justified. But, where does one find the balance? I guess that is the question csc?

I remember my reactions, but only one really hit home and was a wake-up call. I was 15 and had a horrible reaction that ended up with me in the ambulance going to the same hospital where my father (only a few months before) had passed away. Maybe it was the combination of the 2 things together, but man, the anxiety of going to the hospital made the reaction much much worse. It sticks with you, and really makes you be careful in the future and tighten up the reigns.

Not that I'm saying your kids need to have a severe reaction for them "to really get it", but you know, it really helped me.

Adrienne

[This message has been edited by ajgauthier (edited October 11, 2005).]

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By on Tue, 11-08-05, 23:11

From the business lunch and the office party to a dusty cubicle space, work
environments present tough challenges for allergic employees. We thought you
would be interested in Allergic Living magazine's Winter issue, which will
feature a cover article on food and environmental allergies at work. This report
will include strategies on reducing allergic hazards at work, on dealing with
co-workers and asking for accommodation.
Also in Allergic Living's Winter issue:
- Handling relatives who don't get your child's food allergy.
- Argo coach Pinball Clemons and his wife on managing seafood allergies.
- Winter Asthma: No Reason to Wheeze
- Popular columns - Ask the Allergists and Hot Topics: Laurie Harada makes sense
of
Sabrina's Law.
- Great, safe recipes!

Allergic Living's Winter issue publishes in late December. If you'd like to
subscribe to it and to receive the Winter issue as part of your subscription,
you may still sign up before that issue's cutoff date of November 18. Just go to
[url="http://www.allergicliving.com"]http://www.allergicliving.com[/url] and click the Subscribe tab.

Allergic Living is independently published. Inquiries should be directed to
Allergic Living's offices: 1-888-771-7747 (416-604-0110) or by e-mail:
[email]info@allergicliving.com[/email].

Please forward this message to others who may be interested.

Anaphylaxis Canada

Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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By on Thu, 08-30-07, 05:06

Okay, so I think I have a free subscription through King Pharma (distributors of the EpiPen in Canada).

The Fall issue, which I received yesterday is amazing! A lot of really great links; a lot more companies advertising ([url]http://www.twizzlers.ca[/url] for example) and excellent articles.

Not that the past two issues (previous one with an article by Cayley's Mom [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img] ) weren't *good*, but this one was outstanding, IMPHO.

I have an American friend I'm mailing mine too (she probably gets them a year later [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/eek.gif[/img] [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/rolleyes.gif[/img] ) but it is just a really great magazine.

I also noticed in this issue, in particular, a lot more mention of American issues and people with a couple of quotes from the woman at FAAN.

I'll try to get a few things posted (links and quotes) within the next few days if I can.

I do recommend a subscription, if affordable, and even if you're American. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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By PennMom on Thu, 08-30-07, 14:52

I am in the US and subscribe- I have only got about 2 issues so far but I really like the magazine. It does take longer for us to get them- but they told me they were working on that (I had one issue that didn't show up and they promptly replaced it). It really has good articles...and even covered the Duke study in a previous one (which I thought was pretty cool since it's a Canadian magazine).

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By ryan's mom on Fri, 08-31-07, 01:26

I received a copy courtesy of a wonderful PA member. My daughter and I were featured in one of the articles via a terrific writer [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img] !

It's a great magazine with lots of useful info. I wish it was sold on the newstands here. There was a news block on restaurants that we found very useful, too, just in time for an unexpected trip.

[This message has been edited by ryan's mom (edited August 30, 2007).]

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By on Sun, 09-02-07, 15:12

ryan's mom, which article? The one in the last issue by the PA.com member? Or, you can e-mail at [email]cin44ca@yahoo.ca[/email] if you don't mind me being nosy.

Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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