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Chef cards

Chef cards

Suggestion on how to help your server in a restaurant be sure you don't get something you shouldn't have.
CHEF CARDS

I have posted this before, but perhaps time to do so again. https://www.foodallergy.org/sites/default/files...

You can download these cards which you customize with your allergies or food intolerances. Laminate them and give one to your server when you go out to eat and ask them to show the chef. If you have foods that would require you to use your epipen if eaten - be VERY specific… read more

A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

It has made it so much easier to feel safe when ordering food at a restaurant!

posted 10 months ago

Does anyone notice a connection to high levels of stress and an allergic reaction?

Does anyone notice a connection to high levels of stress and an allergic reaction?

Bit of a two part question here: has anyone noticed a connection to high level stress and an allergic reaction?

And if you have what changes, solutions or remedies - did you apply?

A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

We are under a great deal of stress due to harrassment and antisocial behaviour by next door neighbours so my food allergies/intolerances and taste have… read more

posted 7 months ago

How to make a decent Food Diary

How to make a decent Food Diary

In another question thread, several people have mentioned that at points they have made Food Diaries to help them figure out allergies and symptoms. I would like everyone to share here their strategies in making a good Food Diary so we can help the newly diagnosed or those who have recently developed a new food allergy to join their regular food allergies.

I have another health problem (Hypokalemic Periodic Paralysis) that is also affected by food, so I just used the same kind of… read more

A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

Absolutely Sue. I am really lucky as my husband does all the cooking!

posted over 1 year ago

Local honey does not cure hay fever.

Local honey does not cure hay fever.

just thought I would start a myth busting post.

honey does not cure hay fever. so buy local honey because you like the taste but don't give it any magical cures okay?

Bees collect pollen from flowers which have larger heavier grain pollens than the ones that cause hay fever.
hay fever is caused by much smaller finer grains of pollen.
a bee may pick up some by accident, but not enough to induce any form of tolerance therapy.

it also does not increase in small amounts the… read more

A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

wow i feel sorry for you Miriam.Hope it won’t happen to me.

posted about 1 year ago

Warning Signs that food ingredients have changed

Warning Signs that food ingredients have changed

It can be difficult to always remember to check the ingredients on everything you interact with 100% of the time. What do you look for on the product that might indicate changes to the product even before you get to the ingredient list?

I personally look to see if the packaging of the product has any changes. If the packaging has a change, the ingredients have usually been changed.

Another thing I do is smell products to see if there is an obvious change to the… read more

A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

The short cut isn't a good idea for total safety. It is more that I stink at being constantly on the alert and reading small print. My short cut is more… read more

posted over 1 year ago

Anyone watched Rotten episode 2 on Netflicks on allergies?

Anyone watched Rotten episode 2 on Netflicks on allergies?

What is your view on it? I wasn't too impressed as it seemed to only highlight peanut, and as milk is most common allergy didn't understand why it wasn't mentioned .
also the myth that reactions get worse over time with each reaction was a shame.

I liked the segment on the indian restaurant owner who got 6 yrs in jail for a peanut allergy death.

If you haven't seen it have a watch and let me know what you think.

A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

not been watching it im afraid will try and look it up

posted almost 2 years ago

I have Celiac disease. I’m not sure it is classified as an “allergy” or not.

I have Celiac disease. I’m not sure it is classified as an “allergy” or not.

A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

What they said is absolutely correct! However... try explaining that to a "muggle" or someone who doesn't have the disease like we do and they are as… read more

posted almost 2 years ago

How do you explain to restaurants that you have food allergies and how do you know they listen yo you?

How do you explain to restaurants that you have food allergies and how do you know they listen yo you?

How do you explain to restaurants that you have food allergies and how do you know they listen yo you? I have a selected few restaurants I go to, and when I have to go to a new one I feel like my life is in danger...which it technically is (hehe) seeing as my anaphalaxis has reached a point where I have an epipen with me at all times, and even then I do not have long to get to a doctor...just wondering how… read more

A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

If it's a chain restarant they often have an allergen menu online and I always alert the waiter since menus change. For individually owned bussinesses I… read more

posted 6 months ago

Do you fear a hospital or nursing home stay?

Do you fear a hospital or nursing home stay?

I have a lot of food allergies. I am terrified of having strangers cook my meals not understanding my food allergies and other health problems food based needs.

Does anyone else fear a long enough stay at a hospital or nursing home for you to eat several meals cooked in a setting not controlled by you? Do you have some food allergens that have many different names on food products and therefor difficult for a stranger to make sure there is no cross contamination or… read more

A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

When I had my stroke and was in the hospital, my husband had to bring me chicken breasts that I had prepared previously and froze and cans of green… read more

posted 3 months ago

How do you handle the stress associated with your food allergy?

How do you handle the stress associated with your food allergy?

A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

Homeopathy really helps me and my son with the anxiety associated homeopathy for health on FB is my own page which has more info.. He is milk Ana and my… read more

posted over 1 year ago
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