Allergic Girl: Adventures in Living Well with Food Allergies

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An indispensable guide for living a full life with food allergies—from an Allergic Girl who lives it

Millions of Americans concerned about adverse reactions to food are seeking the advice of medical professionals and receiving a diagnosis of food allergies. Allergic Girl Sloane Miller, a leading authority on food allergies, has been allergic since childhood. She now lives a full, enjoyable life full of dining out, dating, attending work functions, and traveling. With tested ...

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Overview

An indispensable guide for living a full life with food allergies—from an Allergic Girl who lives it

Millions of Americans concerned about adverse reactions to food are seeking the advice of medical professionals and receiving a diagnosis of food allergies. Allergic Girl Sloane Miller, a leading authority on food allergies, has been allergic since childhood. She now lives a full, enjoyable life full of dining out, dating, attending work functions, and traveling. With tested strategies and practical solutions to everyday food allergy concerns, Allergic Girl shows how readers can enjoy their lives too. Informed by personal narratives laced with humor and valuable insights, Allergic Girl is a breakthrough lifestyle guide for food-allergic adults, their families, and loved ones. In Allergic Girl, you will discover:

  • How to find the best allergist and get a correct diagnosis
  • How to create positive relationships with family, friends, and food
  • How to build a safe environment wherever you are
  • Real-world scenarios scripted from the author's life as well her work with clients and other leaders in the field

Enjoy your food-allergic life to the fullest. Let Allergic Girl show you how.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Is it possible to live a safe yet full life with life-threatening food allergies? According to Miller, the answer is an unqualified yes. A social worker who maintains the Allergic Girl blog (www.allergicgirl.com), Miller shares her wealth of knowledge and experience gained from living with severe food allergies and coaching food-allergic clients. The book is divided into three sections: an introduction to food allergies, how to cope with them, and how to find the right doctor; several chapters on relationships with self, family, friends, lovers, and food; and discussions of how to manage dining out and participating in social events and celebrations involving food. Throughout, Miller emphasizes building positive relationships, and she coaches readers to be assertive but also patient with others who may not know how to respond to someone with food allergies. She includes sample phrases and conversations to help readers communicate their needs clearly and graciously in a variety of situations. VERDICT As the parent of a child with a severe food allergy, this reviewer found Sloane's approach both positive and practical. Highly recommended for anyone with food allergies, as well as their families and friends.—Janet A. Crum, City of Hope Lib., Duarte, CA
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470630006
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 2/15/2011
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 713,855
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Sloane Miller, M.S.W., L.M.S.W., is ablogger, advocate, consultant, and authorityon food allergies who manages multiplefood allergies herself. Her hugely successfulblog, Please Don't Pass the Nuts (allergicgirl.blogspot.com), was the first blog dedicatedto food-allergic adults. A licensed psycho-therapeutic social worker since 2000, Miller opened a private coaching practice in 2007 for the food-allergic community. She has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Huffington Post, New York magazine, and the New York Daily News, and on cnn.com, abcnews.com, and other websites.
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Table of Contents

Foreword (Julia E. Bradsher, PhD, MBA).

A Note to the Reader.

Acknowledgements.

Prologue.

Part One: You.

1 The Allergic Girl.

2  Team You.

3 The Reassurance Room.

Part Two: Relationships.

4 Nothing To Prove.

5 The Loves Of Your Life.

6 Your Kiss Is on My List.

7 Life's A Banquet.

Part Three: In and of the World.

8 To Be In the World and Of the World.

9 The Home-Court Advantage.

10 Let's Celebrate. 

11 Read The Restaurant.

12 Unstoppable.

Epilogue.

Resources.

Index.

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