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Jennifer Roberge Q & A

We will be introducing you to the speakers and attendees of the Food Allergy Bloggers Conference by sharing their responses to a few questions. We have asked them to choose to answer 3-5 of these questions:

1. Who do you look forward to seeing/meeting most at FABC and why?
2. Which of your blog posts are you most proud of and why?
3. Which panel topic do you look forward to hearing most and why?
4. What is the best thing about food allergies?
5. What motivated you to start blogging about food allergies?
6. What is the best thing about the online food allergy community?
7. What other blogger would you most like to meet and why?
8. What other blogger has inspired you?
9. What is one of your favorite posts written by another blogger and why?
10. If you didn’t have or deal with food allergies, what would be your 3 favorite foods to eat/try?

Jennifer Roberge Jennifer Roberge of The Eczema Company, blogs about her family’s stories of battling eczema, allergies, and asthma using an integrative approach. It also features related news and stories from guest bloggers and industry professionals.

 

 

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1. Who do you look forward to seeing/meeting most at FABC and why?

I can’t wait to meet and congratulate the fabulous minds behind this conference. Jenny and Homa are such an inspiration with their blogs and in spreading allergy awareness, but now with this conference, they’ve reached a new level – one that I certainly aspire to.

2. Which of your blog posts are you most proud of and why?
My blog is a bit of a mixed bag as not only do I discuss food and other allergies, but I write about eczema and asthma as well – with a sprinkling of natural living topics as well. So, I’d have to say, that I’m proud to offer posts that anyone living with an allergic condition can relate to. However, one that is especially close to my heart when I shared the details behind my son’s first anaphylactic experience. Writing about it really helped me emotionally, and the feedback from the allergy community was so moving and so very much needed. It was a hard piece to write, but it was told from the heart and from a very honest place.
http://itchylittleworld.com/2013/02/05/its-just-not-worth-the-risk-our-anaphylactic-experience/

I was really happy to share a post about why an food elimination diet can be very beneficial for those suffering from eczema or asthma. Many people believe that only the foods that appear positive in food allergy tests can trigger eczema or asthma, but that’s not usually the case. In many cases, food sensitivities or intolerances can trigger these allergic conditions. The problem becomes how to identify them. This is where elimination diets are so very helpful. It was how we determined which foods were wreaking havoc on my poor little son’s body resulting in head to toe burn-like wounds. An elimination diet sounds hard, but it’s really not too difficult, and the results can be miraculous.
http://itchylittleworld.com/2013/01/08/our-eczema-trials-elimination-diet-how-you-can-do-it-too/

4. What is the best thing about food allergies?
They’ve led our family to a more organic and natural life style. Because of my son’s multiple food allergies, I became a diligent label reader out of necessity and was shocked to discover all the horrific things that’s being added into our food supply these days.

6. What is the best thing about the online food allergy community?
How everyone is so supportive! It’s incredible and I’ve never seen anything like it! I’m grateful to be a part of it and to bask in the glow of all these lovely individuals.

7. What other blogger would you most like to meet and why?
I can’t wait to finally meet my conference roomie, Selena Bluntzer! http://foodallergybloggerconference.com/2013/06/04/amazing-and-atopic-qa/ We’ve “known” each other online for some time now and it’s going to be surreal to finally really sit down and chat with her.

Amazing and Atopic Q&A

We will be introducing you to the speakers and attendees of the Food Allergy Bloggers Conference by sharing their responses to a few questions. We have asked them to chose to answer 3-5 of these questions:
1. Who do you look forward to seeing/meeting most at FABC and why?
2. Which of your blog posts are you most proud of and why?
3. Which panel topic do you look forward to hearing most and why?
4. What is the best thing about food allergies?
5. What motivated you to start blogging about food allergies?
6. What is the best thing about the online food allergy community?
7. What other blogger would you most like to meet and why?
8. What other blogger has inspired you?
9. What is one of your favorite posts written by another blogger and why?
10. If you didn’t have or deal with food allergies, what would be your 3 favorite foods to eat/try?”

selenaMy name is Selena Bluntzer and my blog is Amazing & Atopic.

What motivated you to start blogging about food allergies?

Does this story sound familiar?  My daughter was diagnosed with food allergies, asthma and eczema, so I started blogging about it. 🙂  I felt like I wasn’t given enough information from our various physicians and wanted to share the things I learned, as I went along, so that other would not feel that way.  I learned a new word, “atopic”, which covered a range of interrelated conditions, such as food allergies, asthma, eczema, allergic rhinitis, etc., and decided to name my blog “Amazing & Atopic”, because I felt my little girl was so amazing to me and was constantly surprising me, yet she also had these new issues to manage and explore.

Which of your blog posts are you most proud of and why?

I think I would choose “Taking the Fear Out of Epinephrine“, because it represented a turning point in my journey, where I was no longer afraid of epinephrine and I wanted to shout from the rooftops that nobody else should fear this life-saving medication.  It’s one of the most important messages we can get across – don’t hesitate – don’t wait until it’s too late!

Which panel topic do you look forward to hearing most and why?

Well, I want to catch as many as I can, but I am very interested in hearing about upcoming treatments, of course, as those will have the most impact on our children’s lives, in the future.  I also want to learn more about being an effective advocate, as that is a prime goal in this whole process!

Who do you look forward to seeing/meeting most at FABC and why?
You, and you, and you, and you!  I want to see EVERYONE!  I want to see friends I miss and those I have yet to meet.  Did you ever watch the TV show “This is Your Life” where they brought out a guest and surprised them with people from their life, whom they hadn’t seen in ages?  I feel it will be like that, but with people who will FEEL like family members or special friends, just because of the special link we all share.  It’s not often you get to be in a room with people who really understand this life.

Welcome!

Initial planning is underway to make this dream a reality. We are all united in managing the same disease. There is amazing inspiration and power when so many like minded people- who GET one another and our struggles can finally meet; sharing, learning and supporting one another! Audience would hope to include: the Food Allergy, Asthma, EoE/EGID, Eczema, Gluten-Free and Celiac communities. Be sure to Follow Us on Twitter @Fablogcon  and Sign up to be on our mailing list! Sign Me Up!

Please check back as we will be posting updates as details get ironed out! If you are interested in participating as a vendor, exhibitor, speaker, or other please email us here.

FAQs

  • We chose to hold the conference in Las Vegas for a few reasons, but a main one is that there is inexpensive airfare from almost anywhere! Making it more affordable for everyone to attend.
  • Cigarette smoking IS still allowed in Vegas! So Asthmatics be warned. The South Point Hotel does have smoking in their casino, which must be walked through to access the rest of the hotel, however they do a splendid job cycling the air out many times per hour. Of the near 3000 rooms, only 95 are smoking rooms, [but be sure to ask when registering!]
  •  The Head Chef at the South Point, Keith Norman is trained and very knowledgeable about food allergies, and cross-contamination safety. We feel confident that they will do their utmost to ensure everyone has wonderful experience! Please feel free to email us [fablogcon@gmail.com] with any dietary concerns you may have!
  • You will be able to grab an All-Day shuttle pass that takes you to the Vegas Strip with pick-up/drop-offs every 15 minutes for only $9.00!
  •  We hope you sign up and join our FARE Walk team. We will provide shuttle service to and from the walk event. It will give more time to visit and mingle with other conference attendees.