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Tuesday, The Wall Street Journal posted an article in its Health section about food allergy tests. It gives a good take on what I feel is an important and misunderstood issue. I have had doctors tell me I am allergic to much more than I am. I have had doctors tell me I am allergic to no foods. While I am not a doctor, and do not have the benefit of their education, I know that both these cannot be true. I have found that I had to educate myself, and then find doctors that were right for me. This means finding doctors who treated me as an unique person, not trying to fit me into their preconception of what a person should be. It also means finding doctors that will use tests as an aid, while not depending on them for everything. For anyone who is dealing with food allergies, I encourage you to educate yourself and make sure you understand what your doctor is doing. If you are unsure where to start, I recommend reading the article: Your Kid Truly Allergic? Tests Add to Food Confusion

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