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We Didn’t All Grow Up with Food Allergies

October 17, 2014

Food allergies are a royal nuisance. My allergies are to the food colors and the “unknown.” There are so many chemicals in our foods anymore that I’ve given up trying to sort them out.

Adventures of an Allergic Foodie

Sitting at the hotel bar during a recent food allergy conference I was surprised–no, shocked– when two mothers of food-allergic children told me that adults shouldn’t need help coping with their allergies. They were wondering why I was at the conference. Now before you get angry, let me explain their side. They assumed all adults with food allergies had developed them as children. Hence, by adulthood, food-allergic folks should be experienced–physically and emotionally–at handling restrictions and reactions.

Imagine! I had no idea some people thought this way! Of course, I quickly took this opportunity to tell them how wrong they were.

I explained people can develop food allergies and celiac disease and other health issues requiring food restrictions at any time in life. I shared that my symptoms started in my late thirties, though it took nearly ten years to find out multiple food allergies, celiac disease, and

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  1. Thank you for reblogging, and I hope you are feeling better! Please keep us posted on your progress,

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