The allergy time-bombs ticking in our midst

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The allergy time-bombs ticking in our midst

APART from my irrational loathing – bordering on terror – for Brussels sprouts, anchovies, poached eggs and tapioca pudding, the food on my dinner plate usually plays a very satisfying and fulfilling role in my life, writes Thelma Etim.

Even though I have a seemingly incurable sweet tooth, especially when it comes to chocolate, cream cakes and sticky toffee pudding (phwoaah!), there are many other foodstuffs which hold a magical and irresistible lure which I cannot easily explain or ignore, and so it is that I generally keep a close watch on my daily calorie intake, usually avoiding things I like in favour of foods that I deem are good for me. Until now.

My reassuring ability to eat anything I want came crashing down in January when, completely out of the blue, and for the first time in my life, I suffered an angioedema. It was followed by another in July.

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