Food Allergies and Celiac Disease: Sharing My Story

A few weeks ago I received an email from Stefanie over at PeanutAllergy.com. She said she liked my positive attitude on living with multiple food allergies and celiac disease—thank you, Stefanie!–and asked if I would share my story for their website. While flattered, I found this invitation a bit odd since I don’t have a nut allergy.

Then I took a look at the website.  All I have to say is WOW.

PeanutAllergy.com is the ultimate resource for anyone living with a nut allergy, but it offers tons of info and support for those of us coping with other food allergies. Every time I click over there, I learn something new.  Today I read about dogs with food allergies, which of course I had to tweet!

Desk-writing

Putting years of poor health, medical procedures, and doctor visits into a few paragraphs–and without sounding like a big fat whiner–proved difficult.  Eventually, I decided to write my story as if it was a synopsis for a book.

This exercise turned out to be quite therapeutic; a few tears may have been shed. You may want to try it.

I also asked myself,  What could I share that might help someone out there struggling with strange unexplainable symptoms and looking for answers?  Click here to read my story.

Already I’ve received a few grateful emails.  What more can an allergic foodie ask for?