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Oh My Allergies!

Oh My Allergies!

By Valencia Barnes
The “Oh My Allergies” podcast, hosted by Valencia Barnes, is about all things allergies and immune health. Whether it's seasonal allergies, food allergies, etc., this podcast is for those that may need a bit of advice and support from someone who understands their struggle. This podcast covers questions and issues that people with different types of allergies and sensitivities face on a daily basis. Join Valencia for candid conversations about navigating life and learning how to thrive with allergies.
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Can Stress Make Your Allergy Symptoms Worse?
Welcome back to the Oh My Allergies! Podcast. In today’s episode, Valencia is talking all about stress and whether or not stress can actually make your allergy symptoms worse. She discusses her personal experience with stressing about her pollen allergies and other seasonal allergies, how stress affects your body and your allergies, what helps with easing her allergy stress, and much more. Tune in to learn more about the relationship stress and allergies have with each other and how they are connected (maybe more than you think). Allergy News Article: https://abcnews.go.com/Health/climate-change-making-allergy-season-worse/story?id=77505552 The study referenced in episode: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-stress-allergies/stress-makes-allergies-worse-and-last-longer-idUSCOL47044120080814 3 Ways You Can Support This Podcast: Subscribe to the Oh My Allergies! Podcast Rate and Review (just by tapping stars on Apple Podcast ★★★★★) Share the Oh My Allergies! Podcast with everyone you know and don’t know! JOIN THE OMA SQUAD: Podcast Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/ohmyallergies Blog: http://www.lifeofavegaholic.com *Subscribe to Life of a Vegaholic here: http://hyperurl.co/LOVSubscribe YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/LifeofaVegaholic Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/CallMeValBarnes Follow Valencia on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/CallMeValBarnes Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/CallMeValBarnes Business Inquiries: ohmyallergies@gmail.com
30:32
June 15, 2021
How to Deal with Friends and Family Who Don't Get Food Allergies
Welcome back to the Oh My Allergies! Podcast. In today’s episode, Valencia is talking all about friends and family not understanding food allergies. She discusses the struggles of trying to get friends and family to understand what living with food allergies is like, her personal experience with trying to get her friends and family to understand her food allergies, common misconceptions your friends and family may think are true about people with food allergies, and much more. Tune in to learn why and how food allergy management takes a village especially if you have kids with food allergies. Allergy News Article: https://people.com/parents/hilaria-baldwin-son-edu-doing-better-after-allergic-reaction/ 3 Ways You Can Support This Podcast: Subscribe to the Oh My Allergies! Podcast Rate and Review (just by tapping stars on Apple Podcast ★★★★★) Share the Oh My Allergies! Podcast with everyone you know and don’t know! JOIN THE OMA SQUAD: Podcast Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/ohmyallergies Blog: http://www.lifeofavegaholic.com *Subscribe to Life of a Vegaholic here: http://hyperurl.co/LOVSubscribe YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/LifeofaVegaholic Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/CallMeValBarnes Follow Valencia on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/CallMeValBarnes Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/CallMeValBarnes Business Inquiries: ohmyallergies@gmail.com
32:43
June 1, 2021
What is a Deodorant Allergy?
Welcome back to the Oh My Allergies! Podcast. In today’s episode, Valencia talks all about having a deodorant allergy. She discusses what a deodorant allergy is, some of the symptoms of a deodorant allergy, her personal experience with having a deodorant allergy, and more. Tune in to learn more about contact dermatitis for armpits, what it is like to go deodorant shopping with sensitive skin, and how “natural” deodorants can still cause allergic reactions. Allergy News Article: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/food-ban-review-mcmaster-led-school-daycare-guidelines-1.6014519 3 Ways You Can Support This Podcast: Subscribe to the Oh My Allergies! Podcast Rate and Review (just by tapping stars on Apple Podcast ★★★★★) Share the Oh My Allergies! Podcast with everyone you know and don’t know! JOIN THE OMA SQUAD: Podcast Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/ohmyallergies Blog: http://www.lifeofavegaholic.com *Subscribe to Life of a Vegaholic here: http://hyperurl.co/LOVSubscribe YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/LifeofaVegaholic Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/CallMeValBarnes Follow Valencia on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/CallMeValBarnes Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/CallMeValBarnes Business Inquiries: ohmyallergies@gmail.com
30:43
May 25, 2021
How to Make Cooking with Food Allergies Fun with Rachel & Leah Packer
Welcome back to the Oh My Allergies! Podcast. In today’s episode, we have Rachel & Leah Packer from the YouTube cooking channel, Because I Said So - Cooking for You. We discuss Rachel & Leah’s allergy journey as a family, Leah’s Crohn’s disease diagnosis, how to get your children more involved in the kitchen, why Rachel & Leah Packer started their YouTube channel, and so much more. Whether you have food allergies or other dietary restrictions due to food intolerances and even autoimmune conditions, tune in to this episode to learn how to make navigating the kitchen a little less scary and maybe even fun! This week’s Allergy News article: https://www.eatthis.com/news-study-milk-allergy/ Connect with Rachel & Leah Packer YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWhGjUFuQ6bDc6UqiOJml9g Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/becauseisaidso._/ Website: http://www.matzoballfitness.com 3 Ways You Can Support This Podcast: Subscribe to the Oh My Allergies! Podcast Rate and Review (just by tapping stars on Apple Podcast ★★★★★) Share the Oh My Allergies! Podcast with everyone you know and don’t know! JOIN THE OMA SQUAD: Podcast Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/ohmyallergies Blog: http://www.lifeofavegaholic.com *Subscribe to Life of a Vegaholic here: http://hyperurl.co/LOVSubscribe YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/LifeofaVegaholic Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/CallMeValBarnes Follow Valencia on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/CallMeValBarnes Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/CallMeValBarnes Business Inquiries: ohmyallergies@gmail.com
01:47:10
May 18, 2021
How to Deal with Allergy Burnout
Welcome back to the Oh My Allergies! Podcast. Today’s episode kicks off Season 3 of the Oh My Allergies! Podcast, which is so exciting. In today’s episode, Valencia talks all about allergy burnout in honor of Food Allergy Awareness Month & Mental Health Awareness Month. She discusses what allergy burnout is, what causes allergy burnout, her experience with allergy burnout, and how to find self care after feeling burnt out from your allergies.  Tune into this episode to hear a discussion about feeling burnt out from your allergies, which is something we’ve all experienced and something we’re all desperate for a way through it. Allergy News: https://thecounter.org/sesame-officially-top-food-allergies-biden/  3 Ways You Can Support This Podcast: Subscribe to the Oh My Allergies! Podcast Rate and Review (just by tapping stars on Apple Podcast ★★★★★) Share the Oh My Allergies! Podcast with everyone you know and don’t know! JOIN THE OMA SQUAD: Podcast Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/ohmyallergies Blog: http://www.lifeofavegaholic.com *Subscribe to Life of a Vegaholic here: http://hyperurl.co/LOVSubscribe YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/LifeofaVegaholic Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/CallMeValBarnes Follow Valencia on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/CallMeValBarnes Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/CallMeValBarnes Business Inquiries: ohmyallergies@gmail.com
36:28
May 11, 2021
Season Two Reflection: What I've Learned and What's to Come
Welcome back to the Oh My Allergies! Podcast. In today’s episode, Host Valencia reflects on the second season of the Oh My Allergies! Podcast. She discusses what she has learned from this season’s guests, the process, what she has learned about herself and her allergies along the way, and more! Tune in to hear some of her favorite pieces of advice about allergies, intolerances, and immune conditions that came from this past season. We are so excited for future episodes of the Oh My Allergies! Podcast and stay tuned! 3 Ways You Can Support This Podcast: Subscribe to the Oh My Allergies! Podcast Rate and Review (just by tapping stars on Apple Podcast ★★★★★) Share the Oh My Allergies! Podcast with everyone you know and don’t know! JOIN THE OMA SQUAD: Podcast Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/ohmyallergies Blog: http://www.lifeofavegaholic.com *Subscribe to Life of a Vegaholic here: http://hyperurl.co/LOVSubscribe YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/LifeofaVegaholic Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/CallMeValBarnes Follow Valencia on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/CallMeValBarnes Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/CallMeValBarnes Business Inquiries: ohmyallergies@gmail.com
20:19
March 30, 2021
How to Show Yourself Self Care During Pollen Season (Season 2 Finale)
Welcome back to the Oh My Allergies! Podcast. Today’s episode is about all things self care and allergies, specifically seasonal allergies since pollen season is here. This episode is also the final episode of Season 2 of the Oh My Allergies! Podcast *insert tear*.  We sometimes can get so caught up in our lives and doing things for other people that we may forget to take care of ourselves. Life throws us so many curveballs that can stress us out and stress can actually trigger allergy and asthma symptoms. Therefore, it's important to incorporate different things into your life that can help with taking care of yourself from the inside and out. In today’s episode, Valencia talks all about how to show yourself self care during pollen season when you have seasonal allergies. She discusses probiotic foods and drinks that may contribute to balancing your body’s inner ecosystem to strengthen your immune system, her favorite herbal teas for allergy season, her favorite herbs that help ease inflammation and support immune health, her favorite activities that allow her to calm her mind, body, and spirit, and much more. Tune into this episode to hear a discussion that reminds you to not forget to take care of yourself and to find ways ways to prioritize you and your health, physically and mentally. Allergy News article: https://www.prevention.com/health/a35797657/can-allergies-make-you-tired/ 3 Ways You Can Support This Podcast: Subscribe to the Oh My Allergies! Podcast Rate and Review (just by tapping stars!) Share the Oh My Allergies! Podcast with everyone you know and don’t know! JOIN THE OMA SQUAD: Podcast Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/ohmyallergies Blog: http://www.lifeofavegaholic.com *Subscribe to Life of a Vegaholic here: http://hyperurl.co/LOVSubscribe YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/LifeofaVegaholic Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/CallMeValBarnes Follow Valencia on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/CallMeValBarnes Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/CallMeValBarnes Business Inquiries: ohmyallergies@gmail.com
32:37
March 23, 2021
Can a Food Diary Help Sort Out Your Food Allergies?
Welcome back to the Oh My Allergies! Podcast. In today’s episode, Valencia discusses having a food diary for her food allergies and how having a food diary has helped her with sorting out her food allergies. Valencia talks about what led to her having a food diary for her food allergies, how it has helped her be able to better communicate with her doctor, tips on what can help you quickly fill out a food diary, and much more. Tune in to learn about why you should consider journaling your reactions and experiences that you have with food on a day-to-day basis. Allergy News article: https://progressivegrocer.com/faster-act-sesame-labeling-passes-senate 3 Ways You Can Support This Podcast: Subscribe to the Oh My Allergies! Podcast Rate and Review (just by tapping stars!) Share the Oh My Allergies! Podcast with everyone you know and don’t know! JOIN THE OMA SQUAD: Podcast Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/ohmyallergies Blog: http://www.lifeofavegaholic.com *Subscribe to Life of a Vegaholic here: http://hyperurl.co/LOVSubscribe YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/LifeofaVegaholic Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/CallMeValBarnes Follow Valencia on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/CallMeValBarnes Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/CallMeValBarnes Business Inquiries: ohmyallergies@gmail.com
38:35
March 9, 2021
What Is It Like Being in the Tolerance Induction Program? with Serene Puri
Welcome back to the Oh My Allergies! Podcast. In today’s episode, we talk with Serene Puri from the Instagram account, Serene Safe. We discuss Serene’s allergy journey, her experience with TIP (Tolerance Induction Program), being a vegetarian with food allergies, living with roommates while having food allergies, and so much more. Plus, we play a little fun game towards the end of the episode and it was SO. MUCH. FUN. You guys definitely do not want to miss it! Allergy News article: https://www.sciencealert.com/climate-change-is-exposing-people-to-new-pollens-and-longer-allergy-seasons Connect with Serene: Follow Serene on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/serenesafe_ Facing Food Allergies Project: http://facingproject.com/foodallergies 3 Ways You Can Support This Podcast: Subscribe to the Oh My Allergies! Podcast Rate and Review (just by tapping stars!) Share the Oh My Allergies! Podcast with everyone you know and don’t know! JOIN THE OMA SQUAD: Follow the Oh My Allergies! Podcast on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/ohmyallergies Blog: http://www.lifeofavegaholic.com *Subscribe to Life of a Vegaholic here: http://hyperurl.co/LOVSubscribe YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/LifeofaVegaholic Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/CallMeValBarnes Follow Valencia on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/CallMeValBarnes Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/CallMeValBarnes Business Inquiries: ohmyallergies@gmail.com
01:24:50
March 2, 2021
Can Seasonal Allergies Affect Your Skin?
Welcome back to the Oh My Allergies! Podcast. In today’s episode, Valencia talks all about seasonal allergies, how seasonal allergies can affect your skin, and tips on how you can help prevent some allergy related skin problems just in time for the spring also known as the peak of allergy season. Tune in to learn more about different allergy symptoms that can cause skin irritation, rashes, dry skin, and much more. Allergy News article: https://thecounter.org/congress-pushes-food-labels-sesame-allergens-fda/ Additional Resources:  https://acaai.org/allergies/types/skin-allergies  https://www.jnj.com/health-and-wellness/this-is-your-body-on-seasonal-allergies  3 Ways You Can Support This Podcast: Subscribe to the Oh My Allergies! Podcast Rate and Review (just by tapping stars!) Share the Oh My Allergies! Podcast with everyone you know and don’t know! JOIN THE OMA SQUAD: Blog: http://www.lifeofavegaholic.com *Subscribe to Life of a Vegaholic here: http://hyperurl.co/LOVSubscribe YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/LifeofaVegaholic Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/CallMeValBarnes Follow Valencia on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/CallMeValBarnes Podcast Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/ohmyallergies Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/CallMeValBarnes Business Inquiries: ohmyallergies@gmail.com
45:09
February 23, 2021
The Emotional Impact of Food Allergies on Parents and Kids with Leah Robilotto
Welcome back to the Oh My Allergies! Podcast. In today’s episode, we talk with Leah Robilotto, Founder of the Food Allergy Institute, on the podcast. We discuss Leah’s son’s allergy journey, allergy anxiety from both a parent’s perspective and a child’s perspective, how to make sure your allergic kids feel included in everyday activities, how to advocate for your allergic kids at school, and much more. Allergy News article: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-9257501/Chrissy-Teigen-shows-swollen-lips-amid-allergy-guesses-pesticide-orange.html  Connect with Food Allergy Institute:  Website: https://www.foodallergyinstitute.com  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thefoodallergyinstitute Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/foodallergyinstitute/  3 Ways You Can Support This Podcast: Subscribe to the Oh My Allergies! Podcast Rate and Review (just by tapping stars on iTunes and Spotify) Share the Oh My Allergies! Podcast with everyone you know and don’t know! JOIN THE OMA SQUAD: Blog: http://www.lifeofavegaholic.com *Subscribe to Life of a Vegaholic here: http://hyperurl.co/LOVSubscribe YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/LifeofaVegaholic Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/CallMeValBarnes Follow Valencia on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/CallMeValBarnes Podcast Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/ohmyallergies Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/CallMeValBarnes Business Inquiries: ohmyallergies@gmail.com
01:22:26
February 16, 2021
Life Update: Where I've Been + What I've Been Doing
Welcome back to the Oh My Allergies! Podcast. It’s been a minute since Valencia’s been on the mic, but now she’s back and ready to get back into the swing of things. In today’s episode, Valencia gives a life update on where she's been, how she’s been doing and what she’s been up to these past few weeks.  3 Ways You Can Support This Podcast: Subscribe to the Oh My Allergies! Podcast Rate and Review (just by tapping stars!) Share the Oh My Allergies! Podcast with everyone you know and don’t know! JOIN THE OMA SQUAD: Blog: http://www.lifeofavegaholic.com *Subscribe to Life of a Vegaholic here: http://hyperurl.co/LOVSubscribe YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/LifeofaVegaholic Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/CallMeValBarnes Follow Valencia on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/CallMeValBarnes Podcast Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/ohmyallergies Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/CallMeValBarnes Business Inquiries: ohmyallergies@gmail.com
15:30
February 9, 2021
How to Overcome FOMO and Celiac Disease with Brittany Baker
Welcome back to the Oh My Allergies! Podcast. In today’s episode, we have the CEO and Founder of FOMO Baking, Brittany Baker, on the podcast. We talked with her about her journey with celiac disease, the story behind FOMO Baking, cross contamination, how to overcome FOMO (the fear of missing out) when you have dietary restrictions, what to look for when shopping for high quality gluten-free products, and much more! Tune in to learn more about celiac disease, why cross contamination should be important to allergic people and food companies, and what it’s like to be an entrepreneur and start your own allergen-free company.  Here’s an exclusive code for Oh My Allergies! listeners: Use code OMA15 at checkout to save 15% off your purchase on FOMO Baking's website This week’s Allergy News article: https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/childrens-museum-backlash-pbj-cafe-nut-allergies-232150296.html Connect with FOMO Baking Company: Website: https://fomobaking.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FOMObakingco/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fomobakingco/ KEEP UP WITH THE VEGAHOLIC! Blog: http://www.lifeofavegaholic.com *Subscribe to Life of a Vegaholic here: http://hyperurl.co/LOVSubscribe YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/LifeofaVegaholic Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/CallMeValBarnes Follow Valencia on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/CallMeValBarnes Podcast Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/ohmyallergies Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/CallMeValBarnes Business Inquiries: ohmyallergies@gmail.com
01:09:20
December 8, 2020
Can You Really Be Allergic to Exercise?
Welcome back to the Oh My Allergies! Podcast. In today’s episode, we are talking about if it’s possible to be allergic to exercise. Valencia talks about the official term for being allergic to exercise, which is exercise-induced anaphylaxis. She discusses what exercise induced anaphylaxis is, what is anaphylaxis, some of the symptoms of exercise-induced anaphylaxis, the types of exercise-induced anaphylaxis, and much more. Tune in to learn about being allergic to exercise and what it entails. This week’s Allergy News article: https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/16/health/baby-antibiotics-linked-to-illness-wellness/index.html Additional resources about Exercise-Induced Anaphylaxis: https://abcnews.go.com/Health/marathon-runner-allergy-exercise-hold-back/story?id=26196937 https://www.sportsmedtoday.com/exerciseinduced-anaphylaxis-va-149.htm https://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/diseases/6392/exercise-induced-anaphylaxis KEEP UP WITH THE VEGAHOLIC! Blog: http://www.lifeofavegaholic.com *Subscribe to Life of a Vegaholic here: http://hyperurl.co/LOVSubscribe YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/LifeofaVegaholic Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/CallMeValBarnes Follow Valencia on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/CallMeValBarnes Podcast Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/ohmyallergies Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/CallMeValBarnes Business Inquiries: ohmyallergies@gmail.com
42:29
December 1, 2020
Can Being a Food Allergy Mom Lead to a Business Venture? with Denise Woodard of Partake Foods
Welcome back to the Oh My Allergies! Podcast. In today's episode, we talk with Denise Woodard, CEO and Founder of Partake Foods. We discuss Denise's daughter's allergy journey, the story behind Partake Foods, lessons she's learned from her daughter's food allergies, dealing with food allergy anxiety and stress as a food allergy mom/food allergy parent, and more. Tune in to learn more about managing food allergies in little kids and what it's like to be a food allergy mom and food allergy parent.  Allergy News article: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/why-allergic-reactions-peanuts-and-tree-nuts-spike-scary-way-halloween-180976165/ Connect with Partake Foods:  Website: http://www.partakefoods.com  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PartakeFoods/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/partakefoods/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/partakefoods  KEEP UP WITH THE VEGAHOLIC! Blog: http://www.lifeofavegaholic.com *Subscribe to Life of a Vegaholic here: http://hyperurl.co/LOVSubscribe YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/LifeofaVegaholic Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/CallMeValBarnes Follow Valencia on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/CallMeValBarnes Podcast Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/ohmyallergies Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/CallMeValBarnes Business Inquiries: ohmyallergies@gmail.com
55:20
November 10, 2020
How to Safely Navigate Halloween with Allergies
Welcome back to the Oh My Allergies! Podcast! Today's episode is a mini-episode about all things Halloween. Valencia reflects on Halloween 2020 and talks about what she did for Halloween, Halloween in a pandemic, how Halloween can be a major allergen trigger for people who have food allergies and skin allergies, and tips on how to safely navigate Halloween with allergies.  Listen in to learn more about avoiding allergy scares while partaking in fall festivities to put your allergies and health at the forefront.  Learn about the Teal Pumpkin Project: https://www.foodallergy.org/our-initiatives/awareness-campaigns/living-teal/teal-pumpkin-project KEEP UP WITH THE VEGAHOLIC! Blog: http://www.lifeofavegaholic.com *Subscribe to Life of a Vegaholic here: http://hyperurl.co/LOVSubscribe YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/LifeofaVegaholic Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/CallMeValBarnes Follow Valencia on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/CallMeValBarnes Podcast Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/ohmyallergies Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/CallMeValBarnes Business Inquiries: ohmyallergies@gmail.com
18:12
November 6, 2020
How to Manage Food Allergies in High School with Maria Alexander
Welcome back to the Oh My Allergies! Podcast! In today’s episode, we talk with Maria Alexander from the food allergy Instagram account, Allergy With Me. We discuss Maria’s allergy journey, managing food allergies in high school, what it's like to deal with tricky allergens such as pea and sesame, why it’s important to teach your friends and family about your allergies and epipens in case of emergency, and much more. Tune in to learn more about navigating a school environment with food allergies.  Allergy News article: https://www.yahoo.com/now/woman-allergic-to-all-food-110214799.html Connect with Maria: https://www.instagram.com/allergy_with_me KEEP UP WITH THE VEGAHOLIC! Blog: http://www.lifeofavegaholic.com *Subscribe to Life of a Vegaholic here: http://hyperurl.co/LOVSubscribe YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/LifeofaVegaholic Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/CallMeValBarnes Follow Valencia on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/CallMeValBarnes Podcast Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/ohmyallergies Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/CallMeValBarnes Business Inquiries: ohmyallergies@gmail.com
01:00:45
October 20, 2020
Can You Be Allergic to Insect Bites and Stings?
Welcome back to the Oh My Allergies! Podcast. In today’s episode, Valencia talks all about what an insect allergy is, the different insects that can cause an allergic reaction (which some are very surprising), some of the symptoms of an insect allergy, what insects she hates the most and her insect stories, and much more. Tune in to learn more about insect allergies and what they entail.  This Week’s Allergy News Article - https://nypost.com/2020/10/05/researchers-study-medieval-poop-to-understand-allergies-and-obesity/ Other great allergy resources: ACAAI: https://acaai.org AAAAI: https://www.aaaai.org KEEP UP WITH THE VEGAHOLIC! Blog: http://www.lifeofavegaholic.com *Subscribe to Life of a Vegaholic here: http://hyperurl.co/LOVSubscribe YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/LifeofaVegaholic Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/CallMeValBarnes Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/CallMeValBarnes Podcast Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/ohmyallergies Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/CallMeValBarnes Business Inquiries: ohmyallergies@gmail.com
44:02
October 13, 2020
Can Food Allergies Run in the Family? With Daisy Weston
Welcome back to the Oh My Allergies! Podcast. In today’s episode, we are talking with Daisy Weston from the allergen-friendly food blog, The Daisy Diet. We discuss Daisy’s allergy journey, what it was like having siblings with multiple anaphylactic allergies before finding out about her own food allergies, what made her want to become a student dietician, why she started her blog “The Daisy Diet”, and much more. Allergy News article: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8681487/Oklahoma-City-girl-15-dies-overdose-taking-Benadryl-challenge-TikTok.html Connect with Daisy: Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/thedaisydiet Blog: thedaisydiet.wixsite.com/website KEEP UP WITH THE VEGAHOLIC! Blog: http://www.lifeofavegaholic.com *Subscribe to Life of a Vegaholic here: http://hyperurl.co/LOVSubscribe YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/LifeofaVegaholic Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/CallMeValBarnes Follow Valencia on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/CallMeValBarnes Podcast Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/ohmyallergies Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/CallMeValBarnes Business Inquiries: ohmyallergies@gmail.com
01:06:49
October 6, 2020
How to Stay Positive With A New Food Allergy
Welcome back to the Oh My Allergies! Podcast. In today’s episode, Valencia talks all about how to stay positive with a new food allergy and new food allergy diagnosis. She discusses some ways allergies have had a positive impact on her life, the importance of seeing the bright and positive side of having an allergy, how allergies allow you to get creative and have fun with your food, becoming more aware of what you are putting in your body, and much more.  Allergy News Article - https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-8661351/Jo-Frost-breaks-tears-speaks-deathly-food-allergy-Supernanny-USA.html KEEP UP WITH THE VEGAHOLIC! Blog: http://www.lifeofavegaholic.com *Subscribe to Life of a Vegaholic here: http://hyperurl.co/LOVSubscribe YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/LifeofaVegaholic Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/CallMeValBarnes Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/CallMeValBarnes Podcast Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/ohmyallergies Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/CallMeValBarnes Business Inquiries: ohmyallergies@gmail.com
44:42
September 30, 2020
Can an Anaphylactic Reaction Cause Anxiety? With Jenna Tso
Welcome back to another season of the Oh My Allergies! Podcast. YAY! In today's episode, we are talking with Jenna Tso from the allergen-friendly food blog, Tso Yum. We discuss Jenna's allergy journey, the first anaphylactic reaction she remembers, her most severe allergic reaction to date and how it affected her mental health, why she started her blog "Tso Yum", and much more.   Allergy News article: https://scienmag.com/study-finds-babies-born-in-fall-at-higher-risk-for-allergic-diseases/  Connect with Jenna: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tsoyum/  Jenna's Blog, Tso Yum: https://www.tsoyum.com   KEEP UP WITH THE VEGAHOLIC!  Blog: http://www.lifeofavegaholic.com  *Subscribe to Life of a Vegaholic here: http://hyperurl.co/LOVSubscribe  YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/LifeofaVegaholic  Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/CallMeValBarnes  Follow Valencia on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/CallMeValBarnes  Podcast Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/ohmyallergies  Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/CallMeValBarnes  Business Inquiries: ohmyallergies@gmail.com
01:21:46
September 22, 2020
The Oh My Allergies! Podcast - Season 2 is Coming Soon!
Season 2 of the Oh My Allergies! Podcast is finally here and will be returning in two weeks! Valencia is back on the mic this season for more good conversations and honest discussions about all things allergies to help people navigate life and thrive with allergies. We are so excited for you all to listen in and stay tuned!  KEEP UP WITH THE VEGAHOLIC! Blog: http://www.lifeofavegaholic.com *Subscribe to Life of a Vegaholic here: http://hyperurl.co/LOVSubscribe YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/LifeofaVegaholic Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/CallMeValBarnes Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/CallMeValBarnes Podcast Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/ohmyallergies Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/CallMeValBarnes Business Inquiries: ohmyallergies@gmail.com
01:17
September 8, 2020
Season One Reflection + What's Coming Soon on Oh My Allergies!
Today's episode signifies the end of Season 1 of the Oh My Allergies! Podcast. In today's episode, Valencia reflects on season one of the podcast and talks about what is to come for upcoming episodes of the Oh My Allergies! Podcast. We are so excited for future episodes of the Oh My Allergies! Podcast and stay tuned!  KEEP UP WITH THE VEGAHOLIC! Blog: http://www.lifeofavegaholic.com *Subscribe to Life of a Vegaholic here: http://hyperurl.co/LOVSubscribe YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/LifeofaVegaholic Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/CallMeValBarnes Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/CallMeValBarnes Podcast Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/ohmyallergies Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/CallMeValBarnes Business Inquiries: ohmyallergies@gmail.com
03:50
August 11, 2020
Oh My Favorites: Allergy Friendly Restaurants in Atlanta
Today's episode is another Oh My Favorites episode. Valencia talks all about some of her favorite allergy friendly restaurants in Atlanta. She discusses her favorite things to get from these restaurants, the types of food each restaurant offers, her personal experience with the restaurants when it comes to meal options for various diets, the level of care they have for customers with food allergies in terms of food preparation and cleaning processes to avoid as much cross contamination as possible, and much more! Listen to this episode to get recommendations on restaurants you may not be familiar with for your quarantine eats rotation.  Allergy News - https://scienmag.com/therapy-helps-children-with-food-allergies-manage-severe-anxiety/ KEEP UP WITH THE VEGAHOLIC! Blog: http://www.lifeofavegaholic.com *Subscribe to Life of a Vegaholic here: http://hyperurl.co/LOVSubscribe YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/LifeofaVegaholic Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/CallMeValBarnes Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/CallMeValBarnes Podcast Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/ohmyallergies Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/CallMeValBarnes Business Inquiries: ohmyallergies@gmail.com
53:26
August 4, 2020
What is a Latex Allergy?
In today’s episode, Valencia talks all about what a latex allergy and the effects latex can have on your skin and your diet. Before she gets right into it, she first breaks down what latex is and its origin in order for listeners to fully understand what latex allergy is. In addition, she discusses some of the symptoms of latex allergy, how latex can affect what food you can and cannot eat for those who are highly sensitive to latex, what you can do to better prepared in situations when coming across/in contact with latex and products with latex, and much more! Allergy News - https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8517763/Bride-collapses-dies-nut-allergy-caused-desert-lavish-wedding-reception.html Other Resources: https://www.aafa.org/latex-allergy/ https://www.webmd.com/allergies/latex-food-allergy-link https://acaai.org/allergies/types/latex-allergy https://www.aaaai.org/conditions-and-treatments/library/allergy-library/latex-allergy  KEEP UP WITH THE VEGAHOLIC! Blog: http://www.lifeofavegaholic.com *Subscribe to Life of a Vegaholic here: http://hyperurl.co/LOVSubscribe YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/LifeofaVegaholic Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/CallMeValBarnes Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/CallMeValBarnes Podcast Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/ohmyallergies Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/CallMeValBarnes Business Inquiries: ohmyallergies@gmail.com
38:15
July 28, 2020
What You Should Not Say to Someone with Allergies
In today’s episode, Valencia talks about what you should not say to someone with allergies and how to be an allergy ally. She discusses: Different questions and statements that people tend to say to people with allergies Explains why questions and statements such as “Oh, you’ll find something to eat” and How do you survive without eating that because it’s so good?” are problematic How to rephrase insensitive, dismissive questions and statements in a way that is helpful and supportive towards the allergy community This episode is great for people who may not have allergies themselves, but know people with allergies and may want some advice on how to navigate spaces with people who have allergies. This episode is also great to learn why you should not be dismissive and rude towards people with allergies, the seriousness behind allergies of all types whether it’s a food allergy, seasonal pollen allergy, skin allergy, etc., and the importance of becoming an ally for all types of allergies. Allergy News Article - 85 Million Americans Avoid Buying Food with Top 9 Allergens https://www.forbes.com/sites/lanabandoim/2020/06/23/85-million-americans-avoid-buying-food-with-top-9-allergens/ KEEP UP WITH THE VEGAHOLIC! Business inquiries: ohmyallergies@gmail.com Blog: http://www.lifeofavegaholic.com (vegetarian + vegan-friendly lifestyle blog)  *Subscribe to Life of a Vegaholic here: http://hyperurl.co/LOVSubscribe YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/LifeofaVegaholic Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/CallMeValBarnes Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/CallMeValBarnes Podcast Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/ohmyallergies Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/CallMeValBarnes Business Inquiries: ohmyallergies@gmail.com
46:53
July 14, 2020
How to Make Allergy Friendly Meals with Basic Ingredients
In today’s episode, Valencia talks about how to make allergy friendly meals with basic ingredients that are exciting with ingredients you'll most likely have in your refrigerator and pantry. As we've all been in quarantine, a lot of people are cooking more and are having to learn how to find their way around the kitchen. Valencia does a rapid fire of different meal ideas for food items such as beans, rice, pasta, kale, sweet potatoes, quinoa, and more! Listen to this episode to get some inspiration for meal ideas for your quarantine cooking adventures or just your regular cooking adventures.  Allergy News article - https://www.webmd.com/allergies/news/20200625/saharan-dust-plume-could-worsen-allergies Recipes Mentioned in Episode: Chili Macaroni - https://lifeofavegaholic.com/post/156374774411/vegetarian-chili-macaroni-the-hunger-challenge Chickpea Tuna Salad Wraps - https://lifeofavegaholic.com/post/156327641811/chickpea-tuna-salad-lettuce-wraps-the-hunger Asian Slaw with Ginger Sesame Dressing - https://lifeofavegaholic.com/post/163699045441/asian-slaw-with-ginger-sesame-dressing Asian Style Quinoa Miso Soup - https://lifeofavegaholic.com/post/177457967456/asian-style-quinoa-miso-soup Southwestern Quinoa Burgers - https://lifeofavegaholic.com/post/175960192701/southwest-quinoa-burgers KEEP UP WITH THE VEGAHOLIC! For business inquiries only: val@valenciabarnes.com Blog: http://www.lifeofavegaholic.com *Subscribe to Life of a Vegaholic here: http://hyperurl.co/LOVSubscribe YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/LifeofaVegaholic Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/CallMeValBarnes Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/CallMeValBarnes Podcast Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/ohmyallergies Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/CallMeValBarnes Business Inquiries: ohmyallergies@gmail.com
39:01
July 7, 2020
What is a Wine Allergy?
In today’s episode, Valencia talks about what a wine allergy is, some of the symptoms of wine allergies, what contributing factors can cause you to be allergic to wine, how to prevent a wine allergy, and what you can do to be better prepared in situations when coming across/in contact with any of the allergens in wine. But before she gets into today’s topic, she talks about what she’s been watching on TV, her thoughts of the possibility of doing school online again due to COVID-19, and the Twitter hashtag #WearADamnMask during her What’s Been Going On update.  Next, she dives into her Foodie Likes and Dislikes, discusses some Allergy News about how consumers with food allergies tend to put more trust in smaller brands, and then gets right into today’s topic of “What is a Wine Allergy?”  Allergy News article - https://www.foodbusinessnews.net/articles/16283-food-allergic-consumers-put-more-trust-in-smaller-brands-study-finds  Resources to learn more about Wine Allergy: Information about Sulfites - https://www.webmd.com/asthma/asthma-and-sulfites-allergies  Information about Wine Allergy - https://acaai.org/news/wine-may-please-palate-not-immune-system  Allergic and intolerance reactions to wine - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6883207/  If you enjoyed today's episode, be sure to give this show a rating and review as it really helps out. If you want her to talk more about food allergies, drink allergies, or similar topics, be sure to send her a note through any of the platforms below:  KEEP UP WITH THE VEGAHOLIC!  Blog: http://www.lifeofavegaholic.com  *Subscribe to Life of a Vegaholic here: http://hyperurl.co/LOVSubscribe  YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/LifeofaVegaholic  Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/CallMeValBarnes  Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/CallMeValBarnes  WE HAVE AN INSTAGRAM FOR THE PODCAST: http://www.instagram.com/ohmyallergies  Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/CallMeValBarnes Business Inquiries: ohmyallergies@gmail.com
35:52
June 30, 2020
It's a Sun Allergy, Not Heat Rash: What is a Sun Allergy?
In today’s episode, Valencia talks all about sun allergies. She discusses what a sun allergy is, the different types of sun allergies, the difference between heat rash and sun allergies, possible symptoms of Polymorphous light eruption, or PMLE and Solar urticaria, and how to prevent an allergic reaction to the sun and its UV rays. Allergy News - https://www.health.com/condition/allergy/benadryl-stick-bug-bites-amazon Resources to learn more about sun allergies:  https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/sun-allergy/symptoms-causes/syc-20378077 https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/17681-sun-allergy  If you enjoyed today's episode, be sure to give this show a rating and review as it really helps out. If you want her to talk more about skin allergies, or similar topics, be sure to send her a note through any of the platforms below: KEEP UP WITH THE VEGAHOLIC! Blog: http://www.lifeofavegaholic.com *Subscribe to Life of a Vegaholic here: http://hyperurl.co/LOVSubscribe YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/LifeofaVegaholic Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/CallMeValBarnes Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/CallMeValBarnes WE JUST GOT AN INSTAGRAM FOR THE PODCAST: http://www.instagram.com/ohmyallergies Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/CallMeValBarnes Business Inquiries: ohmyallergies@gmail.com
25:31
June 23, 2020
Why Blacks Are More Likely to Develop Food Allergies? The Importance of Food Allergy Education
In today’s episode, Valencia discusses the topic of black people and food allergies. She talks about why blacks are more likely to develop food allergies and the importance of food allergy education within the Black community as a black women with food allergies.  In this episode, she specifically discusses:  The effects of Black people not being educated on food allergies and the seriousness behind them  The importance for BIPOC/POC to educate themselves when it comes to food allergies Black people having more food allergies than whites according to Food Allergy and Asthma research   Discussing study findings from research journals about the connection of race and ethnicity to food allergies  Additional Resources: https://acaai.org/news/food-allergy-nearly-doubles-among-black-children https://www.aaaai.org/global/latest-research-summaries/New-Research-from-JACI-In-Practice/food-allergy-phenotype  A great place to start learning about food allergies is here:  https://www.foodallergy.org  https://www.aaaai.org  Allergy News - https://www.foodsafetynews.com/2020/05/theres-an-app-for-avoiding-food-allergens/  KEEP UP WITH THE VEGAHOLIC!  Blog: http://www.lifeofavegaholic.com  *Subscribe to Life of a Vegaholic here: http://hyperurl.co/LOVSubscribe  YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/LifeofaVegaholic  Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/CallMeValBarnes  Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/CallMeValBarnes  WE JUST GOT AN INSTAGRAM FOR THE PODCAST: http://www.instagram.com/ohmyallergies  Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/CallMeValBarnes  Business Inquiries: ohmyallergies@gmail.com ==  This episode contains music by Kronicle, available under a CC-BY license on Soundcloud.
29:42
June 16, 2020
What is Food Allergy Discrimination?
In today's episode, Valencia talks about such a serious topic, discrimination. She talks about systemic discrimination racially against blacks, and discrimination with allergies. In the "What's Going On" segment, she addresses the passing of George Floyd and talks about the protests currently happening throughout the U.S. on systemic racism against blacks, police brutality, racial injustice, and white privilege to raise awareness and have these tough conversations.  She goes on to discuss updates from FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education) and Spokin about the FDA's Temporary Policy for Labeling Flexibility and talks about some organizations that have come forward to state their labels are reliable and they won't have any formulation changes to their products.  Then, she discusses food allergy discrimination to raise awareness and talk about how it can affect those with food allergies and other allergies within a school setting, work setting, social settings, relationships, etc.   Items Mentioned:   Elevation Church - Become The Bridge - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7jTUfNyPkE   Allergy News: (1) Spokin's Master Brand List Regarding New FDA Policy -  https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/10CfCnG3U0hEaK0NavDklpykYkOYqSMLTCWAWhnSGBL8/edit#gid=0   (2) FARE Calls on FDA Urging Prioritization of Food Allergies - https://www.foodallergy.org/resources/fare-calls-fda-urging-prioritization-food-allergies  Check out these BLM Resources:   Ways You Can Help (Petitions, Text or Call, Donate, Protestor Tips, etc) - https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co  Bail Funds/Legal Help by City - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1X4-YS3vFn5CLL9QtJSU0xqmTh_h8XilXgOqGAjZISBI/mobilebasic   10 Steps to Non-Optical Allyship - https://www.instagram.com/p/CA04VKDAyjb/   Balanced Black Girl Community Healing Resource - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1li8FRUNFoVuJ2-UtSw3gyxLTM4ObcXD-W1R-X0EQCUU/edit#gid=1514778188   Why All Lives Matter is Not Helpful, Problematic, and Wrong - https://www.instagram.com/p/CAyXEFSp3xK/  List of Books on Race and Privilege to Learn How to Be a White Ally - https://abcnews.go.com/GMA/Culture/books-race-privilege-learn-white-ally/story?id=70991938   KEEP UP WITH THE VEGAHOLIC!  Blog: http://www.lifeofavegaholic.com  *Subscribe to Life of a Vegaholic here: http://hyperurl.co/LOVSubscribe  YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/LifeofaVegaholic  Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/CallMeValBarnes  Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/CallMeValBarnes  WE JUST GOT AN INSTAGRAM FOR THE PODCAST: http://www.instagram.com/ohmyallergies  Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/CallMeValBarnes  Business Inquiries: ohmyallergies@gmail.com ==  This episode contains music by Kronicle, available under a CC-BY license on Soundcloud.
35:04
June 2, 2020
Are You Allergic to Makeup? How to Tell If You Are Allergic to Beauty Products
In today’s episode, Valencia talks all about if you can be allergic to makeup and beauty products. She discusses the common type of allergic reaction, contact dermatitis and the different types of contact dermatitis for skin allergies. In additon, she talks about some of the reasons behind why people might get a skin reaction, how to treat a makeup allergy, and how to avoid skin reactions to beauty products.  Allergy News articles: (1) FDA Flexibility Policy Regarding Certain Labeling Requirements for Food for Humans - https://www.fda.gov/food/cfsan-constituent-updates/fda-announces-temporary-flexibility-policy-regarding-certain-labeling-requirements-foods-humans  (2) Tips on Alleviating Face Mask Rashes and Skin Irritations - https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/tips-on-alleviating-face-masks-rashes-and-skin-irritations/2020/05/01/5dd3f2ac-88b0-11ea-ac8a-fe9b8088e101_story.html If you enjoyed today's episode, be sure to give this show a rating and review as it really helps out. If you want her to talk more about makeup, skin allergies, or similar topics, be sure to send her a note through any of the platforms below: KEEP UP WITH THE VEGAHOLIC! Blog: http://www.lifeofavegaholic.com *Subscribe to Life of a Vegaholic here: http://hyperurl.co/LOVSubscribe YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/LifeofaVegaholic Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/CallMeValBarnes Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/CallMeValBarnes WE JUST GOT AN INSTAGRAM FOR THE PODCAST: http://www.instagram.com/ohmyallergies Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/CallMeValBarnes == This episode contains music by Kronicle, available under a CC-BY license on Soundcloud.
32:52
May 26, 2020
Are you Faking a Food Allergy? Understanding Why It's Not Cool to Fake It
Today’s episode is all about faking a food allergy. Yep, you read that right. Faking an allergy. Valencia discusses how there are people who fake having a food allergy, why you should not fake a food allergy, why non-allergic people should take food allergies seriously, and the consequences that come along with faking a food allergy. It’s never okay to fake allergies and have allergies “part time”.  Whether you are guilty of faking a food allergy or know someone who has, you should definitely give this episode a listen. Learn why non-allergic people should recognize the seriousness of food allergies and that a food allergy is different from choosing to eat a certain way and live a certain lifestyle (dairy-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, etc) on purpose.  Items Mentioned Roasted Chickpeas https://lifeofavegaholic.com/post/148663714416/roasted-chili-chickpeas Allergy News article: https://www.parents.com/health/allergies/food/plant-based-foods-introduce-new-allergy-risks/ KEEP UP WITH THE VEGAHOLIC! Blog: http://www.lifeofavegaholic.com *Subscribe to Life of a Vegaholic here: http://hyperurl.co/LOVSubscribe YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/LifeofaVegaholic Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/CallMeValBarnes Follow Valencia on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/CallMeValBarnes Follow Oh My Allergies! on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/ohmyallergies Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/CallMeValBarnes For business inquiries ONLY: ohmyallergies@gmail.com == This episode contains music by Kronicle, available under a CC-BY license on Soundcloud.
29:48
May 19, 2020
How to Cook with Allergies: Food Allergy Substitutes
In today's episode, Valencia talks all about cooking with allergies in honor of May being Allergy Awareness Month and this week specifically being Food Allergy Awareness Week. She talks about food allergens such as egg, dairy, milk, wheat and more! She gives recommendations for products, tips, and recipes she has learned for food allergy substitutes for various food allergens. Listen to this episode to learn more about alternatives to some of your old favorites pre-food allergies and continue to have fun in the kitchen.  ITEMS MENTIONED:  Chili Macaroni recipe from the blog - https://lifeofavegaholic.com/post/156374774411/vegetarian-chili-macaroni-the-hunger-challenge, My Famous Cornbread Allergy News - Allergic Living COVID-19 & Allergies magazine: https://www.allergicliving.com/2020/05/07/allergic-living-launches-free-covid-19-allergies-issue/ Vegan Sweetened Condensed Milk recipe from blog: https://lifeofavegaholic.com/post/133176201911/vegan-sweetened-condensed-milk  Sunflower Seed Butter/Sunbutter recipe from blog: https://lifeofavegaholic.com/post/153054301076/vanilla-espresso-sunbutter 3 Ingredient Sunbutter Cookies recipe: https://lifeofavegaholic.com/post/154393467001/3-ingredient-sunbutter-cookies Egg Replacement Tips: https://lifeofavegaholic.com/post/76973647393/egg-replacements-for-vegetariansvegansegg-free  Healthy Ingredient Swaps blog post: https://lifeofavegaholic.com/post/132770314881/healthy-ingredient-swaps  Cauliflower Couscous recipe from blog: https://lifeofavegaholic.com/post/146773209671/greek-cauliflower-couscous  KEEP UP WITH THE VEGAHOLIC! Blog: http://www.lifeofavegaholic.com *Subscribe to Life of a Vegaholic here: http://hyperurl.co/LOVSubscribe YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/LifeofaVegaholic Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/CallMeValBarnes Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/CallMeValBarnes WE JUST GOT AN INSTAGRAM FOR THE PODCAST: http://www.instagram.com/ohmyallergies Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/CallMeValBarnes For Business Inquiries Only: ohmyallergies@gmail.com == This episode contains music by Kronicle, available under a CC-BY license on Soundcloud.
37:43
May 12, 2020
How to Read Food Labels for Allergens
In today’s episode, Valencia talks about how to read food labels for allergens. She talks about what you should be looking for, foods where top allergens such as peanuts, eggs, and milk tend to hide in, the alternate names for top allergens, and much more! Listen in to learn about what Valencia has been up to lately, the importance of reading food labels for allergens, a little about food labeling laws and regulations, alternate names for various allergens, and more! Items Mentioned in Episode:  Allergy News article - https://www.allergicliving.com/2020/02/26/student-with-celiac-sues-university-over-gluten-filled-meals/  Top Allergens - Places Where They Hide article - https://www.allergicliving.com/2010/09/01/hidden-allergens/  KEEP UP WITH THE VEGAHOLIC! Blog: http://www.lifeofavegaholic.com *Subscribe to Life of a Vegaholic here: http://hyperurl.co/LOVSubscribe YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/LifeofaVegaholic Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/CallMeValBarnes Follow Valencia on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/CallMeValBarnes Follow Oh My Allergies! on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/ohmyallergies Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/CallMeValBarnes Business Inquiries ONLY: ohmyallergies@gmail.com == This episode contains music by Kronicle, available under a CC-BY license on Soundcloud.
42:54
May 5, 2020
My Dog Is Itching: How to Help Dogs with Allergies
Welcome back to the Oh My Allergies! Podcast. In today's episode, Valencia talks ALL about dog allergies. She doesn't mean being allergic to dogs, but actual dogs dealing with allergies. Interesting stuff right?  She talks about how dogs can experience a pollen allergy and other environmental allergies as well as her dog's personal experience with a pollen allergy and environmental allergies. She also discusses her tips on how to help dogs and pets that have a pollen allergy and/or other environmental allergies.  Listen to this episode to learn more about how your dogs and pets can experience allergies like humans and what you can do to help your pup or dawg out.  Allergy News article mentioned: https://local21news.com/features/for-pets-sake/spring-dangers-that-could-threaten-your-pet If you enjoyed today's episode, be sure to give this show a rating and review as it really helps out. If you want her to talk more about histamine intolerance, histamine intolerance diet, or similar topics, be sure to send her a note through any of the platforms below: KEEP UP WITH THE VEGAHOLIC! Blog: http://www.lifeofavegaholic.com *Subscribe to Life of a Vegaholic here: http://hyperurl.co/LOVSubscribe YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/LifeofaVegaholic Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/CallMeValBarnes Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/CallMeValBarnes WE JUST GOT AN INSTAGRAM FOR THE PODCAST: http://www.instagram.com/ohmyallergies Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/CallMeValBarnes Business Inquiries ONLY: ohmyallergies@gmail.com == This episode contains music by Kronicle, available under a CC-BY license on Soundcloud.
27:22
April 21, 2020
How to Make Pollen Season Suck Less: Understanding and Managing a Pollen Allergy
In today's episode, Valencia talks about how to manage pollen allergies and gives her personal guide on how to survive pollen season. She discusses spring allergy myths from this week's Allergy News article. She shares tips that help make pollen season more bearable and easier to navigate as she is a victim of hayfever herself. In addition, she talks about foods that can help alleviate your pollen allergy symptoms. This episode is a definite must listen for those battling spring allergies. You're not alone and we can get through it together! Items Mentioned in Episode Allergy News article: https://www.allergicliving.com/2020/03/18/6-spring-allergy-myths-from-flowers-honey-to-forecasts/  KEEP UP WITH THE VEGAHOLIC! Blog: http://www.lifeofavegaholic.com *Subscribe to Life of a Vegaholic here: http://hyperurl.co/LOVSubscribe YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/LifeofaVegaholic Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/CallMeValBarnes Follow Valencia on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/CallMeValBarnes Follow Oh My Allergies! on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/ohmyallergies Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/CallMeValBarnes Business Inquiries ONLY: ohmyallergies@gmail.com == This episode contains music by Kronicle, available under a CC-BY license on Soundcloud.
41:47
April 14, 2020
What is Histamine Intolerance?
Welcome back to the Oh My Allergies! podcast with Valencia Barnes. In today's episode, Valencia talks about what histamine intolerance is. Before she gets right into it, she first breaks down what histamine is and what an intolerance is in order for listeners to fully understand what histamine intolerance is. In addition, she discusses the differences between histamine intolerance and food allergies, how histamine can affect those with food allergies and those with seasonal allergies, and also what are some foods high in histamine.  Foodie News article: https://www.allergicliving.com/2020/01/31/student-sues-college-claiming-discrimination-over-dairy-allergy/  Article(s) mentioned in episode: https://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/article/S0025-6196(15)00592-3/pdf  Other resources: https://www.healthline.com/health/histamine-intolerance  If you enjoyed today's episode, be sure to give this show a rating and review as it really helps out. If you want her to talk more about histamine intolerance, histamine intolerance diet, or similar topics, be sure to send her a note through any of the platforms below:  KEEP UP WITH THE VEGAHOLIC!  Blog: http://www.lifeofavegaholic.com *Subscribe to Life of a Vegaholic here: http://hyperurl.co/LOVSubscribe YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/LifeofaVegaholic Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/CallMeValBarnes Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/CallMeValBarnes WE JUST GOT AN INSTAGRAM FOR THE PODCAST: http://www.instagram.com/ohmyallergies Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/CallMeValBarnes Business Inquiries ONLY: ohmyallergies@gmail.com ==  This episode contains music by Kronicle, available under a CC-BY license on Soundcloud.
36:25
April 7, 2020
How to Make the Best of the Worst: Staying Positive and Boosting Your Immune System
Valencia talks all about how to remain positive and make the best of things during the climate we are currently living in with COVID-19. She discusses her favorite things to do and listen to in times where your thoughts are veering off into negativity land such as listening to podcasts *wink wink*, audiobooks, music, etc. She also talks about foods that will help you boost your immune system to make sure you are treating your body right and making sure you stay strong not only mentally, but physically in these uncertain times.  Items Mentioned  Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies (https://lifeofavegaholic.com/post/136988534466/pumpkin-chocolate-chip-cookies) Foodie News: https://www.miamiherald.com/living/food-drink/article241569661.html#storylink=cpy  KEEP UP WITH THE VEGAHOLIC!  Blog: http://www.lifeofavegaholic.com *Subscribe to Life of a Vegaholic here: http://hyperurl.co/LOVSubscribe YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/LifeofaVegaholic Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/CallMeValBarnes Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/CallMeValBarnes WE JUST GOT AN INSTAGRAM FOR THE PODCAST: http://www.instagram.com/ohmyallergies Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/CallMeValBarnes Business Inquiries ONLY: ohmyallergies@gmail.com ==  This episode contains music by Kronicle, available under a CC-BY license on Soundcloud.
35:49
March 31, 2020
How to Deal with Food Allergy Anxiety and Stress
Welcome back to the Oh My Allergies podcast. In today's episode, Valencia talks about dealing with anxiety and stress that may come from having food allergies, food intolerances, and autoimmune diseases such as Celiac disease. She talks about dealing with food allergies while being homeschooled to her dealing with food allergies in a world of unknowns, college. She discusses the stress and anxiety that came with her transition to college and tips that have helped her cope with it all and maintain a positive outlook.  Items Mentioned  Foodie News: https://thehill.com/changing-america/well-being/prevention-cures/488203-people-with-food-allergies-face-additional-risk  KEEP UP WITH THE VEGAHOLIC! Blog: http://www.lifeofavegaholic.com *Subscribe to Life of a Vegaholic here: http://hyperurl.co/LOVSubscribe YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/LifeofaVegaholic Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/CallMeValBarnes Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/CallMeValBarnes WE JUST GOT AN INSTAGRAM FOR THE PODCAST: http://www.instagram.com/ohmyallergies Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/CallMeValBarnes Business Inquiries ONLY: ohmyallergies@gmail.com == This episode contains music by Kronicle, available under a CC-BY license on Soundcloud.
32:24
March 24, 2020
Let's Talk about Allergies and the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Today's episode is all about allergies as we enter pollen/environmental allergies season, and the corona virus. Valencia talks about how the corona virus has affected the world and the world around her. She also discusses the differences and similarities in allergy symptoms and COVID-19 (corona virus) symptoms according to sources like CNN, CDC, and others,  as well as how COVID-19 (corona virus) affects those with seasonal allergies. Foodie News article: https://www.wsj.com/articles/facts-and-myths-about-boosting-your-immune-system-11584050588 CNN article referenced: https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/11/health/coronavirus-cold-allergies-flu-difference-symptoms-wellness-trnd/index.html Information from the CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html KEEP UP WITH THE VEGAHOLIC! Blog: http://www.lifeofavegaholic.com *Subscribe to Life of a Vegaholic here: http://hyperurl.co/LOVSubscribe YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/LifeofaVegaholic Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/CallMeValBarnes Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/CallMeValBarnes WE JUST GOT AN INSTAGRAM FOR THE PODCAST: http://www.instagram.com/ohmyallergies Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/CallMeValBarnes Business Inquiries ONLY: ohmyallergies@gmail.com ==  This episode contains music by Kronicle, available under a CC-BY license on Soundcloud.
28:45
March 17, 2020
What Is Anaphylaxis?
Welcome back to the Oh My Allergies! podcast! Today's episode is all about anaphylaxis. Valencia discusses the differences between an allergic reaction and anaphylaxis, what is anaphylaxis, symptoms of anaphylaxis according to the AAAAI, some of her run-throughs and experiences with anaphylaxis, and more! Listen in to learn more about anaphylaxis with the help of this article from the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (AAAAI): https://www.aaaai.org/conditions-and-treatments/allergies/anaphylaxis  Items Mentioned: Foodie News - https://www.allergicliving.com/experts/should-you-lie-down-during-an-anaphylactic-reaction/ Resources for Food Allergies + Anaphylaxis: https://www.aaaai.org  https://www.foodallergy.org Business Inquiries ONLY: ohmyallergies@gmail.com ==  This episode contains music by Kronicle, available under a CC-BY license on Soundcloud.
37:26
March 10, 2020
Navigating Food Allergies in College
In today's episode, Valencia talks about dealing with food allergies while in college. She talks about a little about tips she's learned along her food allergy journey and things she struggles with as a student with food allergies in college. She also talks about things that annoy her when it comes to navigating cafeteria/meal plan life and eating out with friends in college.  Foodie News Article Mentioned: https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/2019/12/22/354387/one-texas-university-launches-an-allergen-free-college-cafeteria/ Keep Up With The Vegaholic! Blog: http://www.lifeofavegaholic.com  *Subscribe to Life of a Vegaholic here: http://hyperurl.co/LOVSubscribe  YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/LifeofaVegaholic Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/CallMeValBarnes  Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/CallMeValBarnes  WE JUST GOT AN INSTAGRAM FOR THE PODCAST: http://www.instagram.com/ohmyallergies  Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/CallMeValBarnes  Business Inquiries ONLY: ohmyallergies@gmail.com ==  This episode contains music by Kronicle, available under a CC-BY license on Soundcloud.
34:24
February 25, 2020
How to Beat Indoor Winter Allergies
Winter Allergies, who is she? In today's episode, Valencia discusses her favorite products and tips to help you get through those annoying winter indoor allergies and just beat indoor winter allergies as she has environmental allergies. She talks about her favorite essential oils to help her with nasal congestion and other allergy symptoms, natural remedies that work for her, how to deal with indoor allergies when you have pets, and more!  Items Mentioned:  Essential Oils Set: https://www.amazon.com/Woolzies-Therapeutic-Wellness-Essential-Immunity/dp/B079FZBHG3  Pet Grooming Glove: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MYMRZEI/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Keep Up with the Vegaholic!  Blog: http://www.lifeofavegaholic.com  Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/CallMeValBarnes  Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/CallMeValBarnes  Business inquiries: ohmyallergies@gmail.com == This episode contains music by Kronicle, available under a CC-BY license on Soundcloud.
28:08
February 18, 2020
Vegetarian Grocery Staples
Welcome back to the Oh My Allergies podcast! In today's episode, Valencia talks the 2020 Super Bowl, what's been happening with her lately, foodie news, and then dives into her vegetarian grocery staples. She talks about her vegetarian and vegan-friendly must-haves for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks for work, internship life, and especially for day to day life as a college student. She discusses her favorite produce, canned goods, grains, and more!  Keep Up with the Vegaholic!  Blog: http://www.lifeofavegaholic.com  Twitter + Instagram: @CallMeValBarnes  Business Inquiries ONLY: ohmyallergies@gmail.com Chili Macaroni recipe from Life of a Vegaholic: https://lifeofavegaholic.com/post/156374774411/vegetarian-chili-macaroni-the-hunger-challenge Roasted Chickpeas recipe from Life of a Vegaholic: https://lifeofavegaholic.com/post/148663714416/roasted-chili-chickpeas  This episode contains music by Kronicle, available under a CC-BY license on Soundcloud.
28:10
February 11, 2020
73 Questions with Valencia Barnes Part Two
In today’s episode, Valencia picks up where she left off in 73 Questions Part 1! She talks about whose pantry she would want to raid, who she would want to switch lives with, one thing she wished she knew at 19, and MORE!Blog: https://www.lifeofavegaholic.comTwitter + Instagram: @CallMeValBarnes // Business Inquiries ONLY: ohmyallergies@gmail.com This episode contains music by Kronicle, available under a CC-BY license on Soundcloud.
35:47
February 4, 2020
73 Questions with Valencia Barnes Part One
In today's episode, you get to know Valencia a little better through 73 questions inspired from Vogue! Valencia talks about why she started blogging and then answers the first half of the questions by talking about her guilty pleasure TV shows, traveling, what inspires her, and more! Things get a little deep on the podcast! Blog: http://www.lifeofavegaholic.com // Business inquiries: ohmyallergies@gmail.com This episode contains music by Kronicle, available under a CC-BY license on Soundcloud.
39:50
January 28, 2020
My Food Journey: From Vegetarian to Flexitarian to Vegetarian Again
Welcome back to the Oh My Allergies podcast! Today, Valencia talks about her vegetarianism journey. She talks about how she initially grew up being a pescatarian, life as a flexitarian, and why she decided to become a pescatarian AGAIN! Listen in to hear about her journey which includes laughs about pizza pretzels and turkey bacon! Twitter: @CallMeValBarnes // Instagram: @CallMeValBarnes // Business inquiries: ohmyallergies@gmail.com This episode contains music by Kronicle, available under a CC-BY license on Soundcloud.
24:18
January 21, 2020
#FoodieGoals: New Year's Food Resolutions for 2020!
Welcome to a new episode of Oh My Allergies. Today, Valencia shares her food resolutions and foodie goals for the new year such as eating less fried food, eat more greens, trying more vegan-friendly restaurants, and more!  Keep Up With The Vegaholic!  Twitter: @CallMeValBarnes // Instagram: @CallMeValBarnes // YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/LifeofaVegaholic Business inquiries: ohmyallergies@gmail.com This episode contains music by Kronicle, available under a CC-BY license on Soundcloud.
23:59
January 14, 2020
Oh My Favorites: 2019 Edition
In today's episode of Oh My Allergies, Valencia shares a few of her favorite things from the year 2019 as we enter 2020. She discusses food, restaurants, music, skincare, and more.  Keep up with the Vegaholic!  Twitter: @CallMeValBarnes Instagram: @CallMeValBarnes YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/LifeofaVegaholic  Business inquiries: ohmyallergies@gmail.com
45:02
January 7, 2020
Navigating the Holiday Season with Food Allergies
Welcome to a new episode of Oh My Allergies. Today, Valencia gives out her tips on how to survive and navigate the holiday season with food allergies, so that you can feel confident when navigating certain situations and fully enjoy yourself without your allergies holding you back.She discusses topics such as cross contamination, the importance of asking questions about what's in dishes at parties, bringing a "safe" dish, and much more!Business inquiries: ohmyallergies@gmail.com
35:59
January 1, 2020
The Life of a Vegaholic: How I Found Out I Was Allergic to Nuts
Welcome to a new episode of Oh My Allergies. Today, Valencia talks about what's been going on in her "What's Going On" update, her current "Foodie Likes and Dislikes" and gives us the 411 on news within the food allergy community with her "Foodie News". Then, she shares a glimpse into the Life of a Vegaholic by telling the story of how she found out she was allergic to macadamia nuts and what she learned through those experiences.Business inquiries: ohmyallergies@gmail.com
21:08
December 27, 2019
Welcome to the Oh My Allergies Podcast!
Welcome to the Oh My Allergies podcast - a show dedicated to helping people navigate life with food allergies and learn how to thrive with them. In the very first episode, I (Valencia, your host) am introducing myself a bit to you all and telling you all what you can expect from the podcast. Business inquiries: ohmyallergies@gmail.com
03:36
December 23, 2019