While I have dealt with food allergies for many years, my soy allergy diagnosis in February was the most life-altering experience I have ever had. At first, I was spending 60-80 hours per week researching, learning to cook all over again, and calling manufacturers about products. I was working part-time and I realized that there were so many people out there that were working full-time and/or trying to raise a family (some of which also had food allergies.)
I have said that finding my soy allergy was the worst thing that has ever happened to me and the best thing that has ever happened to me. The miraculous transformation that took place in my mind, body, and spirit is mind-blowing. I believe that this experience combined with over 10 years of experience in teaching, training and student development has led me to find my calling: helping others navigate their own special dietary restrictions and find their way to transformation.
After a lot of research and consideration, I am very excited to be participating in the 14 week Food Allergy Gal AllerCoach School and am already in my second week of training.
Beginning in January of next year, I will be launching my own business as an independent coach and consultant to support those with food allergies and special dietary needs. I will not be a medical professional or dietician, but I will be someone who has been there and can help clients with everything from advocacy to meal planning and shopping. For more information on the program and what AllerCoaches provide, please click here.