FAY TalksFeb 24, 2023
Anxiety Relief for Food Allergies with Certified Therapist Amy
In this episode, I am joined by food allergy advocate and certified therapist Amy! She shares a bit about her own food allergies and we explore possible anxiety-inducing scenarios that people with food allergies could potentially be in. There are some AMAZING takeaways from this episode because Amy actually goes through a variety of techniques and actions to take in those fearful situations of dealing with food allergy anxiety. This is definitely a must-listen for some great mental health advice and healing tips!
Food Allergies and Traveling with World Traveler Kelsey
In this episode, I am joined by food allergy advocate Kelsey, @allergytraveler, who has gotten well-versed in traveling throughout her life. She shares her variety of experiences exploring the world and managing this condition at the same time. Kelsey explains insightful tips to maintain her safety as well as how she controls her anxiety when dining at restaurants in different countries. She is the prime example of how people should not let their allergies stand in the way of obtaining valuable, cultural experiences through traveling!
Upleveling Your Mindset with Jay
In this episode, I am joined by food allergy advocate, mother, and allergy coach Jay! She discusses her experiences parenting a child with allergies and how she improved her mental well-being while handling the stress of food allergies as well as life's other challenges. Jay's wisdom and insight is truly valuable, so be sure to listen to her inspirational story!
Navigating Food Allergies and Living on Your Own with University of Pennsylvania graduate, J.J. Vulopas
In this episode, I am joined by J.J. Vulopas, who went to the University of Pennsylvania and created the Land of Can. He is an inspiring food allergy advocate who shares his insight on navigating mental health and how he managed this condition when moving away to college. J.J. also discusses his organization and mission of providing health education to young students throughout the nation. This episode is great to listen to if you have food allergies and are a current college student, a student who plans on going to college, or the parent/guardian of a child (with this condition) who plans on moving out. J.J. shares some very insightful advice, so you don't want to miss it:) Happy listening!
Running a Food Allergy Friendly Business with Abe's Muffins Founder, Marty Koffman
In this episode, I am joined by one of the founders of Abe’s Muffins, Marty Koffman! We discussed how the idea for the company came about and what it is like managing an allergy friendly business. Marty also discusses the positive impact that Abe’s has had on the food allergy community. This episode is extremely insightful and unique so you don't want to miss it! Enjoy the episode!
Discussing Food Allergies Throughout All Aspects of Life with Emily!
In this episode, I am joined by Emily, a food allergy advocate, and blogger! She is a part of the FARE Teen Advisory Group and posts on her Instagram page, nallergy, about food allergy treats and tips. Emily discussed the different areas of her life that food allergies have impacted and how she continues to manage this condition! This episode covers it all so you're not going to want to miss it!
Holistic Healing for Food Allergies with Sonia Hunt!
In this episode, I am joined by #1 Best-Selling Author of 'NUT JOB' and food allergy advocate Sonia Hunt! She has spoken at a TEDx conference with her speech having over 1 million views! Sonia truly has an inspirational food allergy journey that portrays how you can change your life if you are willing to take control. Throughout the episode, she goes through her holistic healing and functional medicine journey, and how those experiences led her to be in remission for her food allergies! Sonia also discusses many of her projects, related to food and allergies, that she has worked on. This episode is exceptionally eye-opening with some genuinely insightful takeaways so be sure to listen!
The Connection Between Food Allergy Advocacy and Mental Health with Dan (May Contain)!
In this episode, I am joined by prominent food allergy advocate Dan from @maycontain! He discusses his projects that creatively display food allergy advocacy so that the youth population can also engage in speaking up about this condition. Dan mentions how his advocacy experience has differed between various platforms and describes the importance of putting mental health first when it comes to advocating about food allergies. He also shares his future plans regarding May Contain! I hope you enjoy this insightful conversation!
Don't Let Food Allergies Stop You From Dreaming Big with Virginia Lensi!
In this episode, I am joined by allergy advocate and dancer Virginia Lensi (@virginialensi)! She discusses her story of moving to New York City when she was just 16 years old to pursue her dance career and how she manages her food allergies while constantly traveling to various countries! Virginia shares some anecdotes from her adventures as well as tips that she has for travelers with food allergies. The main takeaway from this episode is to not let allergies hinder your progress and Virginia is a perfect example of just that! Hope you enjoy listening!
Discussion About Tolerance Induction Program (TIP) and Being A Medical Professional with SoCal Food Allergy Institute Founder Dr. Randhawa
In this episode, I had the privilege of speaking with Dr. Randhawa, a medical professional, and founder of SoCal Food Allergy Institute and the Tolerance Induction Program. This interview is filled with information about TIP, and Dr. Randhawa goes into detail about the treatment process. He discusses specific information such as the number of times a day the allergen has to be eaten throughout the therapy, how he approaches dealing with different patients with this condition as they go through the treatment, as well as how the program impacts the lives of food allergic patients. Dr. Randhawa has patients that complete the program from all over the world and it is truly inspiring to hear about the strides that he and his team are making in the food allergy community with their research. I hope you are able to learn something new from this knowledge-filled episode and please be sure to share this episode with others who have food allergies so they can explore possible life-changing food allergy treatments!
Social and Emotional Aspects of Food Allergies with Manpreet
In this episode, I am joined by Manpreet (@foodallergyfit) who is a food allergy advocate. On top of talking about the medical condition itself, it is also extremely important to discuss the social and emotional implications that a food allergy has on people. Manpreet discusses her personal experience navigating social gatherings and talks about ways that she manages the emotional aspects of food allergies! This episode is great to listen to if you want some insight on how to balance your life socially versus what makes you feel comfortable regarding your allergies!
The Importance of Obtaining Cooking Skills with Leah and Rachel from "Because I Said So"!
In this episode, I am joined by allergy advocates Leah and Rachel, a mother-daughter duo, who have their own cooking show on YouTube called "Because I Said So"! Leah discusses her college experience before learning cooking skills this past year, and Rachel shares how she navigated creating allergy-friendly recipes! Most importantly, they share their thoughts on why knowing how to cook as a food-allergic individual is so crucial!
Transitioning Into Adulthood While Having Food Allergies with Amanda!
In this episode, I am joined by food allergy advocate Amanda (@everydayallergenfree)! She has been advocating for quite some time now and has a blog and youtube channel as well! It is so important to talk about all different areas of life that food allergies can impact, one being life after university or going into the "real world" which can be a little worrisome for someone with this condition. Amanda talks us through her fun experiences, the major lessons she has learned, and her best advice for people transitioning into adulthood! This episode is beneficial to listen to if you are a young adult and hopefully you are able to take away some helpful information!
How Food Allergies Affect Sports that Require Traveling with Thalina!
This episode is all about how food allergies and exercised induced anaphylaxis may affect athletes. I got to sit down with food allergy advocate and tennis player Thalina (@allergiesinbold on Instagram), as she shared her experience with traveling and playing tennis in Thailand all whilst eating at restaurants and managing her conditions! Her story is truly encouraging and super helpful for those of you who are looking to travel or play sports with food allergies!
Shifting into a Positive Mindset with Lindi!
In this episode, I am joined by food allergy advocate and the founder of The Allergy Table, Lindi (@the.allergytable)! This episode is SO crucial to listen to if you are interested in finding tips to make your life brighter even whilst living with this condition! Lindi shares her growth story and how she changed her entire mindset and outlook as well as how that shift positively impacted her overall life (including food allergies)! Trust me, you don't want to miss this one! :)
Dealing with Food Allergies at School and at Other Educational Institutions
In this episode, I am joined by an outstanding food allergy advocate, Lindsay (@lindsaysallergyliving on Instagram) and we discussed the experiences throughout school and universities that have come or will come about due to having food allergies. She offers some great advice for dealing with this condition in school so be sure to take note of those!
Writing a Food Allergy Friendly Cookbook with Catherine!
In this episode, I am joined by author and food allergy advocate Catherine (@cook_it_up_catherine on Instagram)! She talks through the process of writing her very own cookbook titled: Cook It Up Delicious recipes for healthy cooking, step-by-step. If you are interested in writing an advocacy book or a cookbook yourself, then you do not want to miss this episode. Catherine discusses multiple aspects from her thought process in the planning stage, to the creation of her cover with a graphic designer, and performing live demos in markets! Hope you enjoy it!
Talking Advocacy, and Food Allergy Management Tips with Shae!
In this episode, I got to converse with an allergy advocate and blogger Shae who is currently involved with multiple food allergy organizations! She shares her transition into self-advocacy, the principles that have helped her keep herself safe whether it be at schools or at certain restaurants, and we dwell over how amazing Disney is with food allergies! Be sure to follow her Instagram @shaeallergy_07 and check out her blog nowheyshae.com!
Discussing Food Allergy Treatment and Managing Allergy/Celiac Life with Aanya!
In this episode, I had such an insightful conversation with Aanya, a food allergy and celiac disease advocate on her Instagram page @living_the_gf_vibes_! She opens up about the beginning of her allergy and celiac story, what it was like transitioning into the dietary restriction world, in addition to her success with a food allergy treatment!
Talking Food Allergies and Celiac Disease with Sarah!
In this episode, I had an intriguing conversation with Sarah, a food allergy and celiac disease blogger and advocate on her Instagram page @sarahsallergyfreefood! She shared her personal journey with these conditions and experiences where they have impacted her life. We talk self-care when living with food allergies during a pandemic, traveling with allergies, and more!
FAY Talks: Growing up and managing food allergies with Daphne!
In this episode, I talk with Daphne, a teen living with food allergies who is also an advocate through her Instagram page @daphsfoodfinds and blog! We discuss what it's like living with allergies as teens in this day and age, the importance of advocacy, tips to keep in mind while managing this condition, and even about some food allergy-friendly snacks!
FAY Talks: Oral Immunotherapy for Food Allergies!
In this episode, I discuss my experiences undergoing a food allergy treatment by explaining how the therapy played out for me as well as the overall gist of how it works! A friendly reminder: I am not a medical professional of any sort so all of the information that I talk about solely comes from my experience and personal knowledge. If you have any further medical-related questions, be sure to discuss them with your doctor :)
FAY Talks Intro
The number of people with food allergies is on the rise. Education is lacking and this burdensome condition is challenging to deal with. Join the founder of Food Allergy Youth (FAY), Jiya, to spread awareness and empower others as they navigate their daily lives with food allergies.