I’m Johanna Bond, an adult with food allergies who was given the diagnosis of severe, anaphylactic food allergies (tree nuts and hot peppers) at the age of 24. I’m a writer, currently working on my first book, and I’m also a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC, New York state) with a small private practice in Rochester, New York (www.perspectivesroc.com). I’m constantly learning about human resilience, both personally and professionally.
You may be learning to cope with a life-changing medical issue, learning to eat with a diet-changing diagnosis, or looking to gain tips about how to engage with those around you who are facing these issues. We will all face medical – and many of us will face food-related – issues at some point in our lives. This blog is created to tell my story, to share a few tips, and to help us learn to live better with the adversity we face.
3 responses to “About Me”
Thank you for publishing this, I became allergic to chili and peppers three years ago and I’m about to lose my job because of it. I thought I was going crazy because how could an adult onset food allergy be this bad, my reaction starts if I even smell anything with capsaicin in it. Now I know I’m not alone and that makes me feel even a little better.
We agree with your “start from scratch” approach – and hope to enable families everywhere to do more of this type of cooking!
Hi Johanna, It is very nice to seeing your website writing. I wish you all the best in the future.