Lisa says: "Helps us eat healthier and reduces the amount of processed foods in our house! Baking and cooking really is a nice family activity!"
Amanda says: "We eat so much healthier! I've lost over 20 pounds since my daughters food allergy diagnosis. Love providing my family with wholesome WHOLE foods to eat. Better for everyone!"
Jenni says: "I hate for allergies for many reasons, but one reason I am grateful for them is that they have forced us to reconsider what we all as a family put into our bodies, and we now eat healthier for it. And since being more aware of our daughters food issues, we have began listening to our own bodies more"
Shannon says: I am truly grateful for the social 'filter' that food allergies offer. While it took me a while to see it as a gift, I love how real and honest our friendships are with others. Food allergies gave us the blessing of understanding who accepts our lives as a family against those that don't. I came to realize that some people don't 'get it' or want to 'get it' and that's okay. When you meet those that DO care and completely support you for YOU...wow! That's a real friend!! Such a blessing!
Anonymous says: "[My son] has always been positive about his allergies but the positive he has is money money money. I don't mean we bribe him lol. His pocket money, birthday money, grandparents give him money, etc. Anyway my eldest son spends his on sweets etc but because the youngest can't he has a savings that is the envy of all. He always has money to buy what he wants. And to quote 'It's cool having allergies'."
These are all great reasons!
For me, I think food allergies have made me much stronger and even more independent than I ever would have been if I didn't have allergies. Think about it. Everyday we have to deal with watching what we eat. We also have to deal with others wondering why we don't eat what they eat and then having to give the whole explanation. (You all know the one!) But everyday I am proud to have food allergies! They have made me who I am, and if I was given the choice to be born without them, I wouldn't take it! They have taught me more about myself than anyone or anything out there. Sure, someday I hope I grow out of them, but for now, I'm happy as I am!