Managing Allergies

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Taming 'Phantom' Reactions

As someone with allergies to tree nuts and peanuts, I can attest: food allergy…

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Ice Cream Shops Spell Allergy Trouble

As someone with a severe nut allergy, I have learned to be vigilant about…

Walnut in Tomato Soup? My Allergy Complacency Led to the ER

Allergy Neglect and My Reaction

I ‘assumed’ I’d be safe eating at the restaurant without my epi auto-injector. And then suddenly, a severe allergic reaction.

Allergy Mom Brought to Tears by Texts

I was brought to tears, not just because Lexi wanted to cook dinner for my allergic family. It was her texts revealing – she could keep us safe.

Lessons in Allergy-Friendly Mayonnaise and Kindness

Kindness Lessons in Egg-Free Mayo

As the elderly man asked about my excitement over vegan mayo, he made me feel he cared – about my family and our food allergies.

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Off to Work with Food Allergies

After many years of school, I have finally graduated (for the last time) and…

Teen Life: Allergies Are So Hard

For a teen, food allergies are hard. There’s the food you can’t have, the allergy ‘jokes,’ the anxiety. Will things get better? Well, I can say, they do.

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Why Rust Grew on My Allergy Skills

My pandemic bubble was also a “food allergy bubble.” On the ski trip, I learned I was painfully out of practice with ordering safe food.

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Not Sorry for My Allergies

In my culture, apologizing is as much a part of life as having a cup of tea. How I learned to stop saying ‘sorry’ for my food allergies.

My Food Challenge Success

If you could get one allergen back in your diet, what would it be? For me, the answer was always “avocado”. And miraculously, it happened.