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Tips & stories from freedible's members - from starting a new diet restriction to the science behind them!

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Tips, reviews and inspiration from our members to help you thrive on a custom diet

From the challenges of getting to a diagnosis to the journey that follows, every custom eater has a story! Here on freedible, we invite you to share your story of living with food restrictions.  Together, we're creating a first-of-its kind 'folk history' of the custom eating experience.

Brotherhood of the World Blogger Award

Brotherhood of the World Blogger Award
I was honored earlier this month to be nominated by the lovely Tracy Bush of Nutrimom fame for the Brotherhood of the World Blogger Award!  I’ve never done much...

Do We, the Moms, Belong? {On the Existential Threat of a Mompreneur}

Do We, the Moms, Belong? {On the Existential Threat of a Mompreneur}
Being an entrepreneur is about being there, always, for your business, and “doing whatever it takes” to make it succeed.Being a mom is, too.There hasn’t been...

An Egg Study

An Egg Study
I’m an experimental person by nature. I love to try things side-by-side to see what works best, try things over and over again, fully understand how...

Gluten-Free Fun: My Celiac Story

Gluten-Free Fun: My Celiac Story
My Celiac story is longer than most, spanning more than 30 years. Although it was a long and bumpy ride at times, I truly believe being...
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A Patient in a White Coat

A Patient in a White Coat
September 11th, 2015 was one of the most important days of my life so far. That day my classmates and I completed our first exam of...

Finding Family, Food and Health Through Adoption

Finding Family, Food and Health Through Adoption
Five years ago, I would've denounced myself as "the crazy food lady." A litigator by training and the daughter of an engineer & a chemist, I'm...

My Journey with a Nickel Allergy

My Journey with a Nickel Allergy
My name is Barbara Njuguna a recent college graduate and neurotically nickely challenged. This will be my 4 year being diagnosed with this allergy and 3...

Mindful Eating: Stop Minding (Celiac Disease Recovery)

Mindful Eating: Stop Minding (Celiac Disease Recovery)
Mindful Eating: Stop Minding (Gluten-Free Celiac Recovery) “For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.”    ...

Do You Believe?

At the age of 18 after a horrible accident where I lost my best friend I began to experience health issues. At the age of...

My life with EoE

ribbon-edu-apfedWhat is EoE you may ask, well the official name is Eosinophilic esophagitis and don't ask me to pronounce it because I can't. I usually have...

Can Food Allergies be a Blessing in Disguise?

Can Food Allergies be a Blessing in Disguise?
Like many parents, when my son’s food allergies were confirmed, I was devastated and scared. Every day I quickly learned all the food items containing a...

My Gluten Free Journey

When I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease in 2002 it was one of the best things that ever happened to me!  I have suffered from the...

Discovering Food Allergies: One Mother's Life Changing Story

Discovering Food Allergies: One Mother's Life Changing Story
Discovering food allergies in my baby was both a painful and enlightening experience.  Taking care of a child with a food allergy has blessed and enriched...

My New Normal With Food Allergies

My New Normal With Food Allergies
When I was in 3rd grade (many years ago), I had lots of stomach issues and was very thin and losing weight.  The pediatrician told my...

Accidental Food Activist & Label Reader

I was never going to be one of "those" moms.  You know, the ones who only use cloth diapers, read labels on everything, and hover over...

Interview with "Pure & Peanut Free" Blogger Rebecca Sherrow

Interview with
When my kids were first diagnosed with life-threatening food allergies PeanutAllergy.com was one of the first websites I turned to for encouragement and information.  So I...

From Bean Counter to Blogger

From Bean Counter to Blogger
I was always a "goal keeper". I had goals, aspirations, plans, etc. I'm a self-starter, dedicated, driven individual. From my early days in high school, I...

My 5 Year Anniversary: Don't Just Survive, Thrive with Celiac Disease

My 5 Year Anniversary: Don't Just Survive, Thrive with Celiac Disease
Celiac Disease can take a long time to bounce back from; even after proper diagnosis.  But harder still are months, often years, spent without a proper diagnosis.  Due to the...

Tapestry Threads

b2ap3_thumbnail_family-pic12.jpgI am no stranger to the connection between diet and its effect on health. When I was growing up a popular slogan was “You are what...

janie gets HEALTHY

b2ap3_thumbnail_janie-gets-healthy-title.png I wanted to introduce to all of you my new series called janie gets HEALTHY. My goal is to get healthy and find balance and...

Dairy - why I don't eat it and how this can help you

Dairy - why I don't eat it and how this can help you
I am a big believer in a balanced healthy diet that incorporates all of the five food groups, which includes dairy products or alternatives. Our dietary guidelines stress...

All Allergies Are Equal

Whether it’s peanuts, dairy, lobster or strawberries, all allergies are equal to me. I understand that for example nut allergies are more commonly talked about because...

My Allergy Story

My Allergy Story
I realized today that I have yet to really tell my followers “my story”. I have stated my allergens but have never really explained when I...

Changes and Challenges

I wrote the following post after my daughter had several successful food challenges.  I started out thinking I would write about our good news but what...

In the Restaurant

A few nights ago I was packing up in the main kitchen (which is down the hall from the restaurant kitchen) and going to slip out...

Milk Did My Body Wrong

No More Milk Products!I've been wanting to tell about my journey to being milk-free for quite a while, but it's such a long story (not that many of my...

How my family came through food intolerances, allergies, mast cells and adoption to found freedible.

How my family came through food intolerances, allergies, mast cells and adoption to found freedible.

Holding my tiny adopted newborn two years ago as he screamed, back arched stiffly in pain and bright blue eyes squeezed tightly shut, I couldnt possibly have imagined all the gifts he would bring to my family.  Today, as we prepare to launch the new community for people with food allergies, intolerances and other restrictions that he has inspired, I am stunned by all the meanings weve found in that old phrase, the miracle of adoption.