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My Allergy AND Autoimmune Illness Advocate Announcement


Did you miss me?  I’ve been desirous about YOU.

With the web site title, My Allergy Advocate, you may be questioning why I didn’t title this web site, “My Autoimmune and Allergy Illness Advocate”, particularly if I knew that I might be serving to folks with recognized Autoimmune Illness and associated situations.

It was really a consideration within the early days of the beginning of this web site as a mission weblog. Let me take you on a short tour of the place we’ve been and the place we’re going.

Why Allergy As a substitute of Autoimmune?

Again in 2013, I used to be studying an article about Celiac Illness once I grew to become suspicious of signs that gave the impression to be undiagnosed gluten enteropathy. The creator was none aside from Dr. Alessio Fasano, a well known pediatric doctor and head of the Heart for Celiac Illness at Mass Normal. I used to be struck by his personal admission that he has inspired folks with Celiac Illness to discuss with the severity of signs after a gluten publicity as an allergic response. Dr. Fasano acknowledged when one is attempting to get somebody to know why meals should be made gluten-free on an uncontaminated floor, it’s simpler to name it a meals allergy as a result of extra folks perceive meaning.

But I felt caught. By 2015 when it was time to launch the title of what was then a ardour mission, I had been recognized with bronchial asthma, meals allergic reactions, and autoimmune illness. So which one must be within the title?

I took a web page from Dr. Fasano’s playbook, and began with the phrase allergy. And, it seems, the world of immunity agrees.

From Benaroya’s analysis arm relating to the variations and similarities between allergic reactions and autoimmune illness:

“With allergic reactions, however, the “villains” conjure pictures of one thing completely extra acquainted and each day, like…..peanuts. Pollen. Shell fish. Cat dander.  In different phrases, your physique flagging innocent environmental allergens, or substances, as harmful after which happening the offense. However each are responses generated by the immune system, and that’s the place their similarities start.”


I’ve come to know {that a} mind-set about all three situations of bronchial asthma, allergy, and autoimmune illness is to pair bronchial asthma and allergy collectively, and to see autoimmune illness on a associated continuum.

To place myself as an advocate in that continuum, it made sense to enter it the place the typical individual might perceive extra about an immune system response. That lands extra squarely with allergic reactions and the way frequent they’re within the inhabitants.

And now what?

My Autoimmune Illness Advocate, Your Licensed AIP Well being Coach

Since 2014, I started a well being journey to cease the harm of Celiac Illness, heal, and strengthen my immune system. One of many methods I did that was to turn into accustomed to and implement the Autoimmune Protocol (aka AIP) as a short lived weight loss plan to establish meals that have been probably making me sick and eradicate them, and when indicators of therapeutic occurred, start to systematically reintroduce meals in phases. Mixed with a low FODMAPs weight loss plan to assist troubleshoot some considerations, I noticed regular progress.

This August, I made a decision it was time to affix different well being practitioners in an eight-week well being coach certification course from the founders of the Autoimmune Wellness program, Mickey Trescott and Angie Alt (The Autoimmune Wellness Handbook), at the side of the foundational work Sarah Ballantyne, PhD (The Paleo Strategy).

Together with almost 100 practitioners from around the globe, we studied collectively in a studying neighborhood. On November 14, I completed the final of the course necessities together with a ultimate examination. I’m now an authorized Well being Coach from this program.

What this implies is that the imaginative and prescient I had in 2015 to begin with one finish of the continuum has come to the second level on My Allergy Advocate’s journey tour: Autoimmune Illness advocacy.

Whereas it’s already baked in (no pun meant) the 2018 launch of the web site, I’ve a reputable basis of studying and neighborhood of whom to proceed rising . It implies that I can name myself a Licensed Well being Coach on this particular space of immune problems and companion with a shopper’s well being group members in a extra seamless and revered method.

And it implies that shoppers in search of my companies have additional proof that I can assist make their well being journey simpler than mine.

As well as, I’ve a heart-felt deal with serving to members of the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and Individuals of Coloration) with Autoimmune Illness get the assistance they should handle their medical situations. The U.S. medical system is in want of teaching their members in offering unbiased, racially delicate care. In a time the place we’re studying that BIPOCs are negatively impacted by COVID-19 at a a lot larger fee than non-BIPOC peoples in the identical communities, it additionally casts a evident gentle on how these similar communities of individuals typically don’t get the resourcing and assist for autoimmune illness care.

Extra details about my Well being Teaching companies will probably be supplied on the web site, and you’ll at all times ask for specifics by reaching out to me by way of my contact web page (or by e mail imei at myallergyadvocate dot com).

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