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Being Yourself Is More Than Enough

Being Yourself Is More Than Enough

"After years of feeling like I need to be better, stronger, healthier, and in control, I now know I am enough." -Member of MyFoodAllergyTeamMembers of MyFoodAllergyTeam experience the burden of food allergies physically, emotionally, and...
Posted 05/14/2018
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Traveling with Food Allergies

Traveling with Food Allergies

"I had a great holiday with virtually no allergic reactions. I was especially afraid of traveling by plane and train in case of perfumes and colognes but it went really well and my children had such a great time and we made lots of aunts and...
Posted 05/10/2018
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Family Not Understanding Food Allergies

Family Not Understanding Food Allergies

"I was on vacation with my family. Trying to explain the allergies to them was frustrating. I had to be so careful and they didn't understand what it is like for me." -A member on MyFoodAllergyTeamOn MyFoodAllergyTeam, the social network and...
Posted 05/07/2018
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Epinephrine Auto-Injectors and Food Allergies

Epinephrine Auto-Injectors and Food Allergies

When you have serious food allergies, epinephrine auto-injectors (often known by the brandname EpiPen) are a necessary lifeline. Members of MyFoodAllergyTeam hope they “never to have to use an EpiPen," but stock up for rescue in case of...
Posted 04/27/2018
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Recipes and Food Allergies

Recipes and Food Allergies

"I’m working on finding new foods I can eat and recipes that I can tweak to fit my allergy needs. Right now, I have a stack of allergy-free cookbooks sitting on my desk to go through and see what I can use. I had a huge success using coconut flour...
Posted 04/03/2018
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Emotional Health and Food Allergies

Emotional Health and Food Allergies

"My daughter feels depressed at times because of her allergy, it's worse after an anaphylaxis episode. In the beginning, it was also hard to deal and accept her allergy as it was a complete lifestyle change, now 6 months later she is focusing on...
Posted 03/22/2018
Elimination diet and food allergy

Elimination Diet and Food Allergy

Elimination Diet and Food Allergy

An elimination diet is when you remove a wide number of foods from your diet and then slowly reintroduce them. The purpose of it is to identify not just food allergies, but also sensitivities and intolerances. Doing an elimination diet is a slow,...
Posted 03/14/2018
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Food Diary and Food Allergy

Food Diary and Food Allergy

A food diary helps understanding food reactions or to track symptoms as a result of eating certain types of food. A food diary can be useful in diagnosing or narrowing down possible triggers before experiencing a flare-up. On MyFoodAllergyTeam,...
Posted 03/05/2018
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Stress and Food Allergy

Stress and Food Allergy

Everyday things can be stressful for someone with food allergies. New settings, ordering in a restaurant, and traveling on an airplane can cause anxiety to spike, especially when compounded by unexpected allergic reactions and uneducated comments...
Posted 02/28/2018
Social life and food allergy

Social Life and Food Allergy

Social Life and Food Allergy

Food allergies can make having a social life impossible when family and friends don't understand the harm and danger they pose. Staying safe while living with a food allergy can often mean missing out on social events. Finding the right group of...
Posted 02/19/2018
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