Food Allergies and Celiac Disease: Sharing My Story

A few weeks ago I received an email from Stefanie over at 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. 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!


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?

5 thoughts on “Food Allergies and Celiac Disease: Sharing My Story

  1. Wow, it is great to meet another adult-onset allergy person! I was diagnosed in 2010, as a single adult female, with 3 auto immune diseases in 5 months- Celiac disease, Graves’ disease and Type 1 (insulin dependent, auto-immune) diabetes. In 2011 I was diagnosed with allergies to dairy and raw onions, and this past spring I was diagnosed with severe allergies to multiple chemicals, which prevent me from using all shampoos, conditioners, laundry/kitchen detergents, hand and bar soaps, hair products, etc. I also have allergies to cats and environmental stuff, that I treat year round. It is scary when your body just turns on itself for no known reason and I live with the fear of developing more allergies or autoimmune diseases. In spite of this, I DO enjoy my life and appreciate each day as a gift. I battle anxiety as a result of my illnesses but I choose to face my battles with a positive attitude and gratitude! Glad I found your blog! I am at if you ever want to stop over. ((Hearts and Hugs from Minnesota)) Nikki


    • Hi, Nikki. your blog is great! I’m so glad you introduced yourself. It is so nice to meet someone going through similar autoimmune issues. I’m going to read more of your posts as soon as I return from the Food Allergy Bloggers Conference! Wish you could be here — lots of people just like us. 🙂


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