Do you ever feel “Food Allergy Shamed”?…

Life...Take 2!

because a little bitty part of me does and I have a feeling I am not alone here.  I can’t exactly put my finger on why this is but every time I meet someone new or sit down for a meal at a restaurant I feel a little twinge and immediately become uncomfortable when I have to reveal my food allergies.  This is absolutely crazy (I do know that logically) because I didn’t do anything to intentionally bring these issues on but nonetheless I still feel awkward having to reveal that I do indeed have to avoid certain food groups.  To be more specific, below is a list of most of the things I am aware that I am allergic to:

  • Wheat
  • Nuts
  • Oats
  • Barley
  • Hops
  • Malt
  • Soy

To name a few….the list is quite a bit longer and includes a handful of fruits and vegetables such as peaches, cherries and…

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