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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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Putting Yourself First

Putting Yourself First

Have you ever put someone’s else’s needs ahead of your own? We all do it - we’re human, after all. There is a name for this generous tendency. Economists refer to this situation, when one person's well-being cannot be improved without making...
Posted 05/16/2019
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Are You Afraid To Say No?

Are You Afraid To Say No?

Yes. No. I mean – maybe? Well, okay. Have you ever wanted to be able to say "no" without feeling guilty? Without feeling you're letting someone down? Many of us struggle with disappointing anyone with a 'no.' At the same time, those two letters,...
Posted 05/01/2019
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Why Do Some Kids With Eczema Develop Food Allergies?

Why Do Some Kids With Eczema Develop Food Allergies?

By Robert Preidt, HealthDay ReporterWEDNESDAY, Feb. 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have added to a growing body of evidence that skin plays a major role in food allergies.Their study of 62 children with eczema found that those with food...
Posted 03/14/2019
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One-Third of 'Gluten-Free' Restaurant Foods in U.S. Are Not: Study

One-Third of 'Gluten-Free' Restaurant Foods in U.S. Are Not: Study

By Alan Mozes, HealthDay ReporterMONDAY, Oct. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you're gluten-sensitive, watch out: One-third of the "gluten-free" foods sold in U.S. restaurants actually contain trace levels of the substance, new research...
Posted 02/14/2019
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