“In the house of two, three can eat;” if somebody comes to visit us, we would always share the meal and make sure there is enough.
For us, the tamales we ate was a form of communication stating ‘this is what I have, it may not be much but I share it with you with love.’
In food allergy, we sometimes forget to think of food in a positive sense; that food can actually make you feel better. Food is medicine.
Medicine was traditionally viewed as a drug, but we are understanding more that healthy food is medicine and should be made more accessible.
Food is medicine is broadening people’s viewpoints in EoE to think outside the box: ‘hey, my child is being treated, it just isn’t a pill.’
It takes collaboration with a registered dietician to learn how to eat gluten free in a way that nourishes the body. Food is medicine.
When grocery shopping after my daughter had her first anaphylactic attack from food allergies, fear and despair was fresh in our minds.