Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Anaphylaxis Awareness Day 2015

Allergies suck!  Sniffling, sneezing, wheezing and itching has been the norm for so many of us this spring as a blanket of yellow covers everything in sight.

When most of us think of allergies, this is the image that comes to mind:

So what makes food allergies different?

For so many people the answer is not clear.  The risk associated with food allergies is often downplayed.  People living with food allergies can be viewed as overly cautious, even annoying to others.   Families living with food allergies often deal with increased anxiety and stress related to fear of anaphylaxis.  No matter how carefully we read labels and avoid allergens we know things can happen.  

Understanding how to identify and react to anaphylaxis could mean the difference between life and death.

Today, March 13 is Anaphylaxis Awareness Day.  If you know someone with food allergies and are not sure how to recognize anaphylaxis or what to do, I encourage you to take just a few minutes to click on the picture below for more information from the Food Allergy Research & Education website.

Increased awareness can save lives!

If you are new to food allergies and seeking support to deal with feeling overwhelmed or anxiety feel free to reach out to me for a free consultation to see if counseling or coaching is right for you.  Click  Maximize Wellness Counseling & Coaching to learn more information and to contact me.

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