GET TO KNOW CHLO

Hey everyone! I’m Chlo. I was affectionately called “the allergy kid” growing up, but now I’ve graduated into an “allergy adult” – doing grown-up stuff like travelling, working full time, going out and eating out on the regular.

Living with allergies and intolerances can be very challenging at times, but I’m here to help you manage it! Just like my body has zero tolerance for fructose, I have zero tolerance for restricting the things I enjoy because of my health troubles.

As a youngster I became anaphylactic to all nuts and in the later years of high school I experienced a whole bunch of tummy troubles, which a few years ago was diagnosed as fructose malabsorption.

I knew I needed to take control of my health and it became my responsibility to learn as much as I could changing my way of eating in to boost my energy and quality of life. Self-education and awareness was sparked by necessity, but I’ve always had a passion for cooking and food so it is very exciting for me to now share this all with you!

Knowledge in these health areas is always growing along with the number of allergy and intolerance “sufferers”. The great thing is that the Melbourne café culture has started to slowly catch on to the needs of those of us with special requirements. It has become far more recognised in recent years and dare I say it… allergies are now trending!

“Nut free”, “Fructose friendly” and “Wheat free” are all commonly recognised terms – but when you fall into a number of these “categories” – it can become a little bit trickier to find suitable foods when dining out and inspiration for home cooking.

Which brings me to the whole purpose of this blog… to create a resource for the ‘digestively challenged’ to lead a happy culinary life with all our extra requirements. Make your allergies fit in with you! I’m just the girl to help you do that.

This blog is not to provide any medical advice (I am not qualified to do so) it’s just a helpful journal of my own personal experiences and how I manage my health concerns whilst living a normal, busy 24-year-old life!

It’s lovely to meet you all,

Youknowchlo

 

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