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Allergic Girl: Adventures in Living Well with Food Allergies Hardcover – February 1, 2011
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Sloane Miller is allergic to tree nuts, salmon, eggplant, and many types of fruit. Overcoming these challenges, she grew from a shy girl with food allergies into a confident, take-charge Allergic Girl who enjoys a full and exciting life. With tested strategies and practical solutions, this book shows how you can, too.
In Allergic Girl, Sloane Miller shows how a food-allergic person can live a life not constrained by what she or he can't eat. Drawing upon her real-life experiences, her work with clients, and the wisdom of other leaders in the field, Miller shares the secrets of living happily and well with food allergies. You'll learn how to communicate your food-allergic needs clearly, identify your options, and get what you require with a minimum of trouble. You'll gain the tools to strengthen bonds with your friends, your family, and your partner.
In the pages of Allergic Girl, Sloane Miller is the sympathetic and supportive friend you need beside you every step of the way as you discover how to:
Find the best allergist and get the correct diagnosis
Create a safe environment wherever you areat home, traveling, or dining out, and during holidays and celebrations
Handle everyday food-allergy concerns and issues
Build positive relationships
Learn to love food again
Increase the joy in your life
From dining out and dating to traveling, work functions, and more, Miller will help you expand your horizons while remaining food-allergy safe. Her insights and poignant stories explore the realities of food-allergic living, revealing how you can find the positive side to every challenge. Miller's expertise and inspiring encouragement inform every page of this breakthrough lifestyle guide.
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enjoy your food-allergic life to the fullest
"Food allergies affect nearly 12 million people in the United States, including 1 in 17 children under the age of three. Allergic Girl offers the reader excellent practical and helpful advice for identifying and coping with food allergies. Sloane Miller's anecdotal commentary about her own food allergy trials and tribulations teaches and directs readers how to live well with food allergies. A great resource." Bill McLin, President and CEO, Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
"As a chef, restaurant owner, father, and food allergy advocate, I believe Allergic Girl is a great guide for anyone with food allergies who wants to dine out safely." Ming Tsai, James Beard Awardwinning chef and author of Simply Ming and Simply Ming One-Pot Meals
"Sloane Miller is a force of nature. Her passion for feeding people well no matter what their food allergies inspires everyone who meets her. After you read Allergic Girl, you will walk into the world more confidently,with Sloane holding your hand." Shauna James Ahern, author of Gluten-Free Girl and coauthor of Gluten-Free Girl and the Chef
"Sloane Miller is a trusted and knowledgeable resource on living with food allergies, and Allergic Girl is a comprehensive guide to living joyfully with food allergies." Mary Jane Marchisotto, Executive Director, Food Allergy Initiative
"Allergic Girl is a revelation and a full-fledged guide to embracing life rather than allowing food allergies to run the show. Sloane Miller shares a lifetime's worth of knowledge on how to dine, date, and travel safely in spite of life-threatening allergies. Her words will get you, right in the gut." Gwen Smith, Editor, Allergic Living magazine
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Top Customer Reviews
Cons: The title is slightly misleading. Though there are a few stories of daily life and encounters of the deadly kind, this is mostly a self-help book. There is a lot of information about food allergies and how to build a support team, and though it is clear that this is how the author has in fact "lived well with food allergies." And yet, there is still the idea that the book is about the many different stories of her encounters with food allergies and the stories are far and few between. The author of this book is allergic to tree-nuts and salmon. Some of her ideas with food allergies were not practical for people with dairy or egg allergies as the possibility of exposure for them is much higher.
I purchased this book with the idea that I would find ways to help my daughter who is growing up with a food allergy. I would not suggest reading this if you child is very young. It has you picturing your child grown up way before his/her time. Having said that, I am glad I now have this book in my library for when she becomes older and needs ideas for ways to cope and deal with her food allergies.
It was so nice to have someone who understands, who gets it and still lives a happy normal life. I would recommend this book to anyone with food allergies whether you've had them since you were born, you just developed them or you have a child or family member or friend who has allergies. It's a different world for those with severe food allergies and it's important to get the facts, get the right doctors and have a support system. This book was my saving grace and it will always hold a place in my heart.
Thank you Sloane Miller for your wonderful book that changed my life.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a must-read book for anyone living with food allergies, or as in my case, the mom of a food allergic daughter. It is unbelievably insightful... Read morePublished 23 months ago by PR
I bought the book for my daughter who has food allergies-she says the books provides great information on similar situations that she has faced in her daily life.Published 24 months ago by Wildcat Wilma
As a clinical psychologist who counsels individuals and families with food allergies and a mother of a food allergic child, I can't say enough good things about Sloane Miller's... Read morePublished on May 7, 2014 by Amazon Customer
I enjoyed reading Sloan Miller's look at her life with food allergies. If my younger daughter was a bit older (dating age), I'd have her read this book. Read morePublished on March 5, 2014 by mommy2girls
I was hoping for more information about how and why we have allergies and less about the author's dating history.Published on February 10, 2014 by BookWorm57
The cover does not do justice for this book. Sloane Miller's book is one of hope and solutions! As a parent of two children with life threatening food allergies (one a teenager),... Read morePublished on November 23, 2013 by Life With Out Limits
I was diagnosed with food allergies (tree nuts) as an adult, after being able to eat them all of my life. Read morePublished on September 21, 2013 by HG83