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Connecting The Dots: Food Cravings, Anemia & Celiac Disease.

December 6, 201212 Comments

I tested positive for anemia (the most common sign of celiac disease that can be detected by basic laboratory tests) when I was a 8 or 9 years old and so my doctor had me start taking iron supplements. It was this awful liquid medicine that tasted like bad rust. And ever since then, the diagnosis of […]

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The Link Between Food Allergies, Nutrient Deprivation & Binging

November 8, 201213 Comments

One of the consequences of food allergies is nutrient deprivation. And one of the side affects of nutrient deprivation is binging. For years I had food allergies without realizing it. During that time I became increasingly nutrient deprived. Because I was nutrient starved, I began to binge eat. At that point, I was 13 going […]

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Surviving vs Thriving: Nutrition Style

November 1, 201210 Comments

Eating the proper kind of food is important (obvious cops!). However, what is intensely nourishing for you may not be intensely nourishing for me. But there is something that cuts across the board. Whatever food is optimal for you, if you’re not eating it, and instead are eating food that hurts you in some way, […]

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Food Allergy Survival Series: Eating Out With Food Allergies

October 26, 20124 Comments

In a way that still surprises me to this day, having food allergies means having difficult conversations about food. These conversations are difficult because, as you know, food is not just food. Food is a inextricable part of our laws of hospitality and to reject someone’s kind offer of food is simply not done. It […]

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Food Allergy Survival Series: Sharing is HARD (Traveling With Food Allergies)

October 19, 20122 Comments

Defying social convention in any regard isn’t easy and sharing food is one of those rules that is hard to break without feeling like a selfish or bad person. When I’m traveling this feels particularly tricky and difficult to navigate. The problem is, I am not home (I know, I know. Obvious cops! But stay […]

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Food Allergy Survival Series: Anxiety Management With Food Allergies

October 16, 20128 Comments

This is a huge topic that would be impossible to cover in one episode and post. I’m not trying to do that. Today I’m talking about just one piece of this enormous issue. There is one simple, non-emotional thing that I have done (besides cooking and baking for myself) that has improved my quality of […]

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Food Allergy Survival Series: The #1 Thing You Need To Do To Thrive With Food Allergies

October 12, 20124 Comments

Ignorance is not bliss. Ignorance is a quick trip to the hospital. There was a  time I could be cavalier about what is in my food. But those days are long gone. And then there was another time when I very much needed to know what was in my food, but I felt burdened by […]

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Food Allergy Survival Series: How To Make Grocery Shopping Easier With Food Allergies

October 10, 20124 Comments

This is the first in a series called The Food Allergy Survival Series. I have a lot to say on this so I am going to be putting up two episodes a week for the next couple of weeks. This is not the definitive guide and it is not complete. But I will keep adding […]

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Where Does It Come From?

September 20, 20129 Comments

Often we only see the processed version of food. We never get to see the raw, original version before it is cut, butchered, washed, waxed, blended, colored, and mixed to be ready for our plates. But it’s important that we know where our food comes from. It will change how we see and relate to […]

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Nostalgia in the form of Hohos, Snowballs & Peeps

June 20, 20125 Comments

Do you ever eat something that you used to love and realized that you used to have terrible taste? I came to this realization a few years ago when I still ate cane sugar. I mean, I have excellent taste now, but I had terrible taste at 11. I feel I should not be punished for […]

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