Ep. 6: Interview with Meg from Allergy Awesomeness: her allergy mom journey with EOE
Managing life with 2 multiple allergy kids and EOE
Dr G and Kortney talk to Megan Egbert Lavin the blogger behind Allergy Awesomeness and author of An Allergy Mom's Lifesaving Instant Pot Cookbook.
Meg opens up about her journey as someone who knew nothing about allergies to having two sons with multiple allergies. On top of the food allergies, Meg's oldest son was diagnosed with EOE before the age of two. She also shares how she works with her husband to manage allergies in the home and how you can get your partner to take a more active role as a caregiver.
Not sure what EOE is? No worries, Dr G breaks it down.
What we cover in this episode:
Meg's journey from her son's first reaction to yoghurt to his EOE diagnosis
How to engage your partner when managing food allergies.
Whether to keep an allergy-free house or not
Cooking for multiple food allergies
What is EOE (Eosinophilic esophagitis)
EOE Resource: American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders (Apfed)
Meg's blog Allergy Awesomeness
Meg's article about her EOE journey: A MOTHER & SON’S JOURNEY THROUGH EOSINOPHILIC ESOPHAGITIS (EOE)
Allergy management app: Belay
More information on why you should wear an allergy bracelet