I developed eczema within a few days after my birth and from the ages of nine to 17, I began to develop other atopic conditions, environmental, animal and food allergies, including eggs, dairy, shellfish and some nuts. Now, in my 30s, I have a good handle on everything, but I’m always trying to see how I can make things better by living a healthier lifestyle.
My background includes public relations and health care communications. So, I use my skills to share my atopic and allergic experiences on my blog – AtopicGirl’s Guide to Living – with the goal of helping allergic and atopic teens and adults, since growing up and dealing with allergies and atopy is a lesson in itself. I also microblog on Twitter at twitter.com/AtopicGirl.
It's not just about figuring out what to eat. It's about finding out how to live well!