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You’ve Just Been Diagnosed With Food Allergies. Now What?

You’ve Just Been Diagnosed With Food Allergies. Now What?

We all respond differently to information about our health. After learning you or your child have one or more food allergies, you might be stunned, scared, or even relieved to have answers that explain rashes, coughing, or gastrointestinal...
Posted 10/02/2019
Tips for avoiding hidden food allergens

Tips for Avoiding Hidden Food Allergens

Tips for Avoiding Hidden Food Allergens

The possibility of allergens hiding in packaged foods is a source of stress and worry for members of MyFoodAllergyTeam. Members report adverse reactions after using a product with a confusing label, hours-long internet sessions researching terms...
Posted 10/02/2019
How good boundaries make life with food allergies easier

How Good Boundaries Make Life With Food Allergies Easier

How Good Boundaries Make Life With Food Allergies Easier

There is an old saying: “Good fences make good neighbors.” Having healthy boundaries in relationships is important for everyone, especially for people with a chronic condition like food allergies. Setting and defending boundaries allows you to...
Posted 09/11/2019
Resources for eating safely with food allergies

Resources for Eating Safely With Food Allergies

Resources for Eating Safely With Food Allergies

It takes a lot of time and experimentation to eat safely with food allergies. Reading labels, researching ingredients, creating recipes, and locating allergy-friendly restaurants is a full-time job, according to members of MyFoodAllergyTeam.“In...
Posted 09/09/2019
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Tap Into the Power of Directness: Use "I"

Tap Into the Power of Directness: Use "I"

Living with food allergies can mean having limits and concerns that differ from those of other people. You may find yourself needing to say "no" more often than you did before you had to worry about allergies to certain foods. Do you have a tough...
Posted 08/15/2019
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Who's the One Person You Should Always Keep Your Promise To?

Who's the One Person You Should Always Keep Your Promise To?

Keeping promises to yourself is a way to focus on self-nurture. This could mean making a commitment to "you" time on a regular basis to tend to yourself. Keep a regular date with yourself to focus on whatever helps you feel calm and centered in...
Posted 07/16/2019
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Telling White Lies

Telling White Lies

Have you ever told a white lie to be kind, to protect the feelings of others, or maybe to simply avoid the stigma of having food allergies? You're not alone.For some living with food allergies, telling a white lie can be a way to protect...
Posted 06/25/2019
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What Ariana Grande's Food Allergy Scare Does for the Rest of Us

What Ariana Grande's Food Allergy Scare Does for the Rest of Us

When pop star Ariana Grande recently postponed her world tour due to a severe allergic reaction to tomatoes, a wave of empathy and validation washed over the food allergy community. “Wow. Even her, too?”Three things happen for us when a celebrity...
Posted 06/11/2019
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Say "No" by Saying "Yes" to Something Else

Say "No" by Saying "Yes" to Something Else

Saying "no" with grace and honesty can be challenging. Sometimes our fear of ending a conversation awkwardly or letting a friend or relative down can nudge us into saying "yes" to things that are difficult for us. When managing food allergies,...
Posted 06/05/2019
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What Living with Food Allergies Means to Me

What Living with Food Allergies Means to Me

What does living with food allergies mean to me? I definitely have a different answer to this question after 15 years down the line of not eating wheat, rye, barley, oats, or dairy than when I first realized I couldn't eat these things.At first I...
Posted 05/23/2019
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