Teens and Adults with Food Allergies Part 1

A VERY important perspective for people to pay attention to! Thank you Adventures of an Allergic Foodie for bringing this important point to light!

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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2 thoughts on “Teens and Adults with Food Allergies Part 1

  1. Totally stumbled across your blog and I swear it was heaven sent! I was diagnosed about a year ago with food allergies.. corn, eggs and dairy. Who knows how long I’ve been suffering! I had stayed away from eggs for about 10 years prior to diagnosis because they just hurt me! I love to cook and EAT! I have a very hard time cooking anymore because I have never really been a veggie eater to begin with 😦 not to mention, I am struggling to combine spices and seasonings to compliment the food I CAN eat. So you have a cookbook I can purchase?

    • Hi! My apologies in my delayed response to your comment. I actually thought I responded already until I was cleaning through my email inbox and saw I had not. I am so glad you have found some benefit from you blog. My hope is to become more active with posts again in 2018 to provide people with more help creating delicious foods while dealing with food challenges. I do have a small PDF cookbook with 20 recipes. The cost is $5. It’s normally available on my website, but that is currently inactive. We could do a payment through Paypal and I could email it to you. Let me know if this will work for you. Happy cooking!

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