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Real Life Stories - Heading Off To College With Chronic Illness

Killer Food Allergies

Release Date: 07/10/2019

Thomas & Dina Silvera, Founders, The Elijah-Alavi Foundation show art Thomas & Dina Silvera, Founders, The Elijah-Alavi Foundation

Killer Food Allergies

In this episode, Thomas Silvera, with a special appearance by Dina Hawthorne Silvera, discuss Elijah's Law and all the good work they have done to advocate and educate the world about life-threatening food allergies.

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Stephanie Sorkin, Author, Nutley, the Nut Free Squirrel show art Stephanie Sorkin, Author, Nutley, the Nut Free Squirrel

Killer Food Allergies

In this weeks episode, meet Nutley, the Nut Free Squirrel. Nutley was created by author and food allergy mom, Stephanie Sorkin. Join us to hear about Stephanie's journey managing both life-threatening food allergies and OAS in her family, while building a career as a successful children's book author.

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Merrill Debbs of Red Sneakers for Oakley show art Merrill Debbs of Red Sneakers for Oakley

Killer Food Allergies

This week's episode is with the phenomenal, Merrill Debbs. Merrill is Oakley's mom. After Oakley ingested one of his allergens, went into anaphylactic shock and died, Merrill and her family rose up and - through their grief - founded Red Sneakers for Oakley. Their mission is to raise awareness about the severity of food allergies. Listen in to the amazing Merrill, who doesn't hold back.

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Founder of The Food Allergy Institute, Leah Robilotto show art Founder of The Food Allergy Institute, Leah Robilotto

Killer Food Allergies

Today's episode is with Leah Robilotto of The Food Allergy Institute.  In this episode, Leah and I discuss food allergy teasing, taunting and bullying.  With an expertise in assisting schools and families through the psychological trauma that can come with food allergy management, Leah offers tips and tricks for addressing issue and concern, that benefits all sides of an issue.

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Nicole Ciuppa of Nutritionally Nicole show art Nicole Ciuppa of Nutritionally Nicole

Killer Food Allergies

Listen in as Nicole talks about growing up with multiple life-threatening food allergies, and how she successfully navigated her chronic health issue, while digging into and enjoying all that life has to offer.

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Pete Carey, CEO - uBeeU show art Pete Carey, CEO - uBeeU

Killer Food Allergies

Listen in as Pete Carey describes his goal to create the Google of life style apps.  Motivated with the intention to have the world ask, "Did you uBeeU it?"  Pete and his team are developing an app to serve the planet.  Starting with food & beverage, this app will tell you whether or not what you are interested in consuming is safe and/or in line with dietary requirements that you define.

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Jenny Stackle, Founder - Kip's Granola Bark show art Jenny Stackle, Founder - Kip's Granola Bark

Killer Food Allergies

Tired of coming up short when searching for a tasty & healthy snack that worked for her food allergic son, Jenny set out to bake something up herself. 

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Real Life Stories - Your Voices show art Real Life Stories - Your Voices

Killer Food Allergies

This episode is dedicated to each of you who deal with the MULTITUDE of challenges faced in the food allergy world.  These are your stories.  These are your struggles, challenges and victories.  You are an amazing community of warriors who never get a break and I'm inspired by your ability to rise up, stay in it and keep on keepin' on.

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Real Life Stories - Jenni Mason show art Real Life Stories - Jenni Mason

Killer Food Allergies

On a visit to my home town, Petaluma, California, I have the opportunity to sit down with an old high school chum of mine.

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Founder & Chief Officer of Awesome, Jennifer Thai of The Awesome Bites Company show art Founder & Chief Officer of Awesome, Jennifer Thai of The Awesome Bites Company

Killer Food Allergies

Today I sit down with the fantastic, joyful Jennifer Thai of Awesome Bites Co.

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This episode features a story we can all relate with, written by Maureen Thom.  I will also delve into all the things we need to think about and prepare for, as the start of another school is fast approaching.

Resources from Allergic Living:

Online Resources for picking college:

U.S. Colleges Directory:  Comparing Food Allergy & Gluten Free Policies

Off to College with Allergies, Celiac