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Could We All Learn From Food Allergies?

Let me first start this post with saying FOOD ALLERGIES STINK!

Sure, I would love to go out to a restaurant with my son…

I would love to share a drink or bite of something with him…

I would love to go to an event or place like an aquarium and allow my son to run around freely not worrying about the free buttered popcorn that all the other children are eating and dropping…

I would love for him to sit on the picnic blanket with his friends while playing and snacking…

I would love to be able to eat the same meal as a family and not worry about cross contact…

I would love my son to be able to sit next to his buddies at daycare and not worry about him eating something he is allergic to…

This wish list goes on and on and I pray and believe that one day these prayers will come true in some way…

However, today, I present a different perspective.  After a couple of close family and friends have said to me, “Maybe these allergies are a blessing in disguise because he now eats soooooo healthy.”  It made me think, maybe food allergies help bring awareness to health and foods that we should be incorporating more of into our diets.

As I have experienced my son’s anaphylactic reaction, I am in no way saying that food allergies are a positive.  They are beyond terrifying and crucial to understand to ensure one’s safety.  However, maybe all of us can learn to eat a bit smarter through the eyes of someone with food allergies.

I know that the following article caused a bit of a debate. (This is not my intent this morning in sharing it.)  I just thought that some of the information made me think and reflect on my own diet even more so I wanted to share and smile on…

http://www.treehugger.com/green-food/7-ways-food-allergies-could-actually-be-good-for-you-and-the-earth.html

Source: http://www.treehugger.com/

TJ CARTOON WHY WE SMILE ON