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Living with food allergies can make you feel different from everyone else but you should know, you are not alone. There are millions of us! I have been living with food allergies since I was 5 and I will be nine next month. I’m allergic to gluten, dairy, casein, nuts, eggs, soy and melon.
Sometimes it can be embarrassing when I’m with my friends who can eat anything but mostly they understand and are supportive. My mom always seems to find or make foods I can eat that are almost the same and she loves to educate everyone. ALL THE TIME about lots of things! Plenty of times I don’t like it when she talks about my allergies. Being “different” this way isn’t always so much fun but it is kinda cool how smart I am and how much y friends know because she’s like that.
My mom was already big on nutrition, wouldn’t let me have anything with chemicals in it and cooked home-made but everything really did change. When we first found out about my allergies, my mom made it fun. We went to the giant Whole Foods and wore detective hats and used magnifying glasses to find ingredients I could have instead of looking for what I couldn’t have. We had so much fun, we were there 5 1/2 hours! It was like a big treasure hunt. I could teach a label reading class now! She’s the best mom ever!
Lots of the things we tried tasted like cardboard and yuk! But lots of foods where really yummy. I do still miss things like pizza, Belgium waffles and eggs(my favorite food) but I am so much better when I stay away from the foods my body doesn’t like. Before we knew about my food allergies I had black circles and bags under my eyes, my skin seemed washed out, I caught all the sicknesses from my friends and was covered on 70% of my body with horrible eczema. My skin used to bleed and I cried all night from the pain. Since I don’t eat those foods I look and feel so much better and I almost never get sick . If I do, it’s over in a day.
Some times I want to sneak something but I honestly never do. My grammy thought she would test me and see if I wasn’t allergic anymore without asking my mom and it all started to come back. My mom was not happy! That showed me for sure, how I eat equals how I feel. That’s why I actually think my food allergies might be a blessing in disguise. I feel great!