About Me

FROM 32 FOOD ALLERGIES TO NONE!

It’s been a three-year journey to create my book NUT JOB: How I Crushed My Food Allergies To Thrive for you. I’ve suffered from severe food allergies, environmental allergies, and asthma (the triple threat) for four decades! During that time, I had somewhat figured out how to manage my health situation. Or so I thought. It was another dire situation that took me to the emergency room in 2008 in anaphylaxis. This truly was my rock bottom. I felt like I was doing everything wrong. I felt that I was doing life wrong.

It took every ounce of life I had left in me to dissect my world, not just my health, and once-and-for-all determine what was causing my food allergies and try to eliminate them. I knew if I ended up on the emergency room table again, it may be the last time.

I wrote this book to chronicle everything I had been through, but also to offer it as a gift to share with others who are struggling with food-related diseases. In the hope that they too can thrive in health and in life.

“My life with food allergies is about more than just the food I put into my body—it is about my body, mind, spirit, and emotions aligning together to live a life with intent and purpose.”

Sonia
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My Journey

Here are some interesting points about my journey in the emergency room:

04

TIMES IN
ANAPHYLAXIS

18+

TIMES WITH OTHER
FOOD ALLERGY SYMPTOMS

50+

DUE TO ENVIRONMENTAL
ALLERGIES & ASTHMA

04

TIMES IN
ANAPHYLAXIS

18+

TIMES WITH OTHER
FOOD ALLERGY SYMPTOMS

50+

DUE TO ENVIRONMENTAL
ALLERGIES & ASTHMA

04

TIMES IN
ANAPHYLAXIS

18+

TIMES WITH OTHER
FOOD ALLERGY SYMPTOMS

50+

DUE TO ENVIRONMENTAL
ALLERGIES & ASTHMA

The Net Net: I’ve been in the ER way too much!

  • Early Childhood
    Early Childhood

    Playing in a sandbox with friends is what an average 3-year-old should be doing—not being allergic to the sand itself. It was a bite of a yummy peanut butter & jelly sandwich which almost ended my life. I was rushed to the emergency room only to be diagnosed with severe food allergies. Soon thereafter, the icing on my nut-free cake was an asthma diagnosis and severe environmental allergies. My Indian parents had their hands full trying to figure out what life would look like for their first-generation middle child.

  • Teenage Years
    Teenage Years

    Trying to be a typical teenager, I didn’t want my friends knowing about my food allergies for fault of being labeled as weird or uncool. So, I did what anyone in my position may have done: I hid them for years from everyone besides my immediate family to blend in with the crowd. That didn’t always work and during this time I experienced my second anaphylactic incident.

  • Young Adult
    Young Adult

    In college I would experience my third anaphylactic incident due to my food allergies. This one was more severe than the previous, and I truly was over it. I felt the need for change, so moved across the country to California after graduating—hoping that the healthy living on the West Coast would begin to heal me. I slowly began to open up to close friends about my allergies and was blessed with thirteen years of no emergent food allergy incidents, a time-period I named “Lucky 13”, leading up to 2008.

  • Adulthood
    Adulthood

    The year 2008 would become a pivotal one. I experienced my fourth food allergy incident after dining at a restaurant with friends. If I thought the other 3 incidents were bad, I had no idea what was to come. For one year thereafter, I had hives all over my body that were a result of the levels of toxicity in my body. I had officially hit rock bottom which would cause me to feel that I was “doing life wrong.” Feeling lost, and purposeless in my health and in life, I slowly began to walk down a new path that would eventually lead me to finding myself, loving myself, and healing myself of my food allergies once and for all.