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My ‘a-ha’ moment about food allergies

Posted on March 15th, 2011 by Alison Read 1 Comment - Add Your Own »

attunefoodsbrandam_buttonThe Attune Foods theme this month, “Your a-ha moment,” inspired me to write about when I realized my daughter’s food allergies were real and how I became an allergy mom.

I didn’t know how serious food allergies could be until my daughter’s lips swelled after contact with someone who had been eating cashews. She was two and a half at the time and I didn’t know anyone with food allergies. Looking back, I feel lucky that the worst didn’t happen since we were in Mexico without proper medication. It was after that incident that I began to take food allergies seriously. It was an ‘a-ha’ moment: food allergies are real. And scary.

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  1. I was just reading your post. I just wonder what a “normal” life would be like…I think quite boring!!! LOL!!! I know that our lives of reading labels is not fun but it is our life! And as you said, we just have to live it. It is not going to change. I just hope that everyone will become more educated and then that would make our lives a little more easier, more “normal.” Some say, I believe, we, all of us Gluten Free/Allergy Free Moms, will be the New Normal!!! Thanks for sharing you story. I love reading what you have to say.