21 episodes

Hosted by licensed therapist Tamara Hubbard, LCPC, Exploring Food Allergy Families is a podcast with real talk, relatable conversations, and practical advice focused on navigating the impacts that food allergies have on families, mental health, and emotional well-being. Subscribe now so you don't miss any episodes! (www.FoodAllergyFamilies.com. Music by Scott Holmes.)

Exploring Food Allergy Families Tamara Hubbard, LCPC (The Food Allergy Counselor website)

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 20 Ratings

Hosted by licensed therapist Tamara Hubbard, LCPC, Exploring Food Allergy Families is a podcast with real talk, relatable conversations, and practical advice focused on navigating the impacts that food allergies have on families, mental health, and emotional well-being. Subscribe now so you don't miss any episodes! (www.FoodAllergyFamilies.com. Music by Scott Holmes.)

    Real Talk with Jo Frost (aka Supernanny) - Part 2 of 2 [Ep. 21]

    Real Talk with Jo Frost (aka Supernanny) - Part 2 of 2 [Ep. 21]

    My guest Jo Frost (also known as Supernanny) and I chat about so many important topics in this 2-part episode, including how to live an empowered life with allergies, navigating various family/parenting dynamics including divorced/blended families, and how values can be the compass that guides you to living a safe AND full life with allergies. Jo also shares insights into how her upbringing empowered her, how her family/friends support her allergy safety, and some fun insights into the filming of her show, Supernanny!

    Be sure to listen to both Part 1 (Ep. 20) and Part 2 (Ep. 21) so you don't miss any of this insightful and fun discussion!

    CONNECT WITH JO FROST:
    Connect with Jo Frost via Instagram (@jofrost), Twitter (@jo_frost), Facebook (NannyJoFrost)  , YouTube (Jo Frost)

    Visit Jo Frost's website to learn about her latest books, workshops and television projects, as well as to reach out for consultation appointments: www.JoFrost.com

    CONNECT  WITH  FAC & HOST, TAMARA HUBBARD, LCPC:
    Connect with the Food Allergy Counselor Directory & website / Exploring Food Allergy Families podcast on Facebook: www.Facebook.com/FoodAllergyCounselor

    Connect with host & licensed therapist, Tamara Hubbard, LCPC:
    Twitter: @TherapistTamara,  Instagram: @TherapistTamara

    ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:
    Download related useful food allergy-specific therapeutic worksheets created by Tamara Hubbard, LCPC in the Worksheets section of the Food Allergy Counselor website: https://www.foodallergycounselor.com/foodallergyanxietyworksheets.html

    Learn more about the Exploring Food Allergy Families podcast by visiting:  www.FoodAllergyFamilies.com

    Visit the Food Allergy Counselor Directory & website for food allergy-related mental health resources and an allergy-informed therapist directory: www.FoodAllergyCounselor.com

    • 29 min
    Real Talk with Jo Frost (aka Supernanny) - Part 1 of 2 [Ep. 20]

    Real Talk with Jo Frost (aka Supernanny) - Part 1 of 2 [Ep. 20]

    My guest Jo Frost (also known as Supernanny) and I chat about so many important topics in this 2-part episode, including how to live an empowered life with allergies, navigating various family/parenting dynamics including divorced/blended families, and how values can be the compass that guides you to living a safe AND full life with allergies. Jo also shares insights into how her upbringing empowered her, how her family/friends support her allergy safety, and some fun insights into the filming of her show, Supernanny!

    Be sure to listen to both Part 1 (Ep. 20) and Part 2 (Ep. 21) so you don't miss any of this insightful and fun discussion!

    CONNECT WITH JO FROST:
    Connect with Jo Frost via Instagram (@jofrost), Twitter (@jo_frost), Facebook (NannyJoFrost)  , YouTube (Jo Frost)

    Visit Jo Frost's website to learn about her latest books, workshops and television projects, as well as to reach out for consultation appointments: www.JoFrost.com

    CONNECT  WITH  FAC & HOST, TAMARA HUBBARD, LCPC:
    Connect with the Food Allergy Counselor Directory & website / Exploring Food Allergy Families podcast on Facebook: www.Facebook.com/FoodAllergyCounselor

    Connect with host & licensed therapist, Tamara Hubbard, LCPC:
    Twitter: @TherapistTamara,  Instagram: @TherapistTamara

    ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:
    Download related useful food allergy-specific therapeutic worksheets created by Tamara Hubbard, LCPC in the Worksheets section of the Food Allergy Counselor website: https://www.foodallergycounselor.com/foodallergyanxietyworksheets.html

    Learn more about the Exploring Food Allergy Families podcast by visiting:  www.FoodAllergyFamilies.com

    Visit the Food Allergy Counselor Directory & website for food allergy-related mental health resources and an allergy-informed therapist directory: www.FoodAllergyCounselor.com

    • 31 min
    Social & Life Tips for Allergic Teens and Young Adults; Guest: Kortney Kwong Hing [Ep. 19]

    Social & Life Tips for Allergic Teens and Young Adults; Guest: Kortney Kwong Hing [Ep. 19]

    Navigating the teen and young adult years is hard enough, but managing a food allergy can make it feel even more difficult. This episode offers guidance and tips to help allergic teens, young adults and parents navigate these years.

    My guest Kortney Kwong Hing and I discuss the following topics:
    Various common social & life scenarios, tips for speaking up about safety when shy, tips on how to fit in with friends safely, how/when to talk about your allergy when dating, talking to (and showing) parents you can be trusted, and taking ownership of having a food allergy. We also offer guidance for parents on how to approach teens who aren't taking allergy safety seriously.

    CONNECT WITH THE GUEST:
    Connect with Kortney via Instagram (@allergy_girl_eats) or follow Zestfull on Instagram (@TheZestfull). 

    Visit Zestfull's website at www.TheZestfull.com or check out the Itch Podcast at www.itchpodcast.com

    CONNECT  WITH THE HOST:
    Connect with the Food Allergy Counselor Directory & website / Exploring Food Allergy Families podcast on Facebook: www.Facebook.com/FoodAllergyCounselor

    Connect with host & licensed therapist, Tamara Hubbard, LCPC:
    Twitter: @TherapistTamara,  Instagram: @TherapistTamara

    ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:
    Download related useful food allergy-specific therapeutic worksheets created by Tamara Hubbard, LCPC in the Worksheets section of the Food Allergy Counselor website: https://www.foodallergycounselor.com/foodallergyanxietyworksheets.html

    Learn more about the Exploring Food Allergy Families podcast by visiting:  www.FoodAllergyFamilies.com

    Visit the Food Allergy Counselor Directory & website for food allergy-related mental health resources and an allergy-informed therapist directory: www.FoodAllergyCounselor.com

    • 40 min
    Taking Fear & Trauma Out of Epinephrine Use; Guest: Fawn McNeil-Haber, PhD [Ep. 18]

    Taking Fear & Trauma Out of Epinephrine Use; Guest: Fawn McNeil-Haber, PhD [Ep. 18]

    This episode explores dealing with fearful thoughts and a variety of emotions when just thinking about epinephrine, or when you actually need to use it.
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    My guest Fawn McNeil-Haber, PhD and I share strategies and tips to  prepare for, actually use, and process the thoughts, feelings and trauma that are often part of the allergic reaction experience. These tips are helpful for kids, teens, adults and parents!
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    Take advantage of two allergy-informed behavioral health clinicians discussing strategies to deal with the very real internal experiences when using epinephrine! And please feel free to let us know if this episode resonated with you by leaving a rating or review, by sharing this episode, or by connecting with us.
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    ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:
    Connect with Fawn or Brave Minds Psychological Services via Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, or visit www.BraveMindsPsychologicalServices.com

    Download related useful food allergy-specific therapeutic worksheets created by Tamara Hubbard, LCPC in the Worksheets section of the Food Allergy Counselor website: https://www.foodallergycounselor.com/foodallergyanxietyworksheets.html

    Learn more about the Exploring Food Allergy Families podcast by visiting:  www.FoodAllergyFamilies.com

    Visit the Food Allergy Counselor Directory & website for food allergy-related mental health resources and an allergy-informed therapist directory: www.FoodAllergyCounselor.comCONNECT VIA SOCIAL MEDIA! 
    Connect with the Food Allergy Counselor Directory & website / Exploring Food Allergy Families podcast on Facebook: www.Facebook.com/FoodAllergyCounselor

    Connect with host & licensed therapist, Tamara Hubbard, LCPC:
    Twitter: @TherapistTamara,  Instagram: @TherapistTamara

    • 37 min
    Food Allergies & ARFID: Is It Just Picky Eating?; Guest: Tiffany Taft, PsyD [Ep. 17]

    Food Allergies & ARFID: Is It Just Picky Eating?; Guest: Tiffany Taft, PsyD [Ep. 17]

    Many people have picky eating habits and may even avoid a number of foods, but when do these food preferences become problematic, especially for those managing food allergy?

    This episode explores the answers to these questions and the diagnosis of ARFID (avoidant restrictive food intake disorder) which is a diagnosis becoming more well-known in those managing chronic conditions focused on food intake.

    My guest, gastropsychologist Tiffany Taft, PsyD and I talk about: 
    What ARFID is AND isn't; Differences between ARFID & picky eating habits; When to be concerned about picky eating habits; The role of anxiety/fear in the development of ARFID; When to reach out for help with allergy-related restrictive eating patterns; How therapists, mental healthcare  and medical professionals  should approach ARFID assessment and treatment; To learn more about ARFID, visit these resources: 
    ARFID information from the National Eating Disorders AssociationWhat is Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (Helen Burton Murray, MS)Visit the Rome Foundation's Gastropsych Directory for a directory of providers who understand the diagnosis and treatment of gut brain interactions and functional GI disorders.

    To locate an allergy-informed clinical counseling provider in your state, or to access therapeutic worksheets and related resources, visit the Food Allergy Counselor Directory & website (www.FoodAllergyCounselor.com)

    CONNECT VIA SOCIAL MEDIA!
    Connect with the host & licensed therapist, Tamara Hubbard, LCPC:
    Twitter (@TherapistTamara), Instagram (@TherapistTamara)

    Connect with the FAC/ Exploring Food Allergy Families podcast on:  Facebook (www.Facebook.com/FoodAllergyCounselor), Twitter (@FACounselor) and Instagram (@FoodAllergyCounselor)

    WHERE TO LISTEN TO THE EFAF PODCAST:

    Learn more about the Exploring Food Allergy Families podcast at: www.FoodAllergyFamilies.com

    Or find the Exploring Food Allergy Families podcast on any podcast app, including:


    Apple Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/exploring-food-allergy-families/id1510043388Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4yBkFuVUKgyNuKLluY9QWkiHeartRadio: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-exploring-food-allergy-fam-63032212/

    • 43 min
    So, You Want to Be an Allergy Advocate or Professional?; Guest: Gina Mennett Lee, M.Ed. [Ep. 16]

    So, You Want to Be an Allergy Advocate or Professional?; Guest: Gina Mennett Lee, M.Ed. [Ep. 16]

    Maybe you're an allergic individual or allergy parent who wants to advocate on a larger scale? Or perhaps you're interested in learning more about what a food allergy consultant or allergy-informed therapist does and how to become one?

    Gina Mennett Lee, M.Ed. and I discuss food allergy advocacy, consulting and counseling, paying special attention to not burning yourself out, especially as an advocate. We offer tips on recognizing burnout, determining your own boundaries, prioritizing your advocacy efforts based on your own values, referring people to others when needed, and prioritizing a balanced approach so you don't neglect areas of your life just to advocate in another one. We also share common questions we get about our roles as a food allergy consultant and allergy-informed therapist.

    Enjoy a game of "Who You Gonna Call" which identifies which allergy professional is best to reach out to in various situations. Additionally, we highlight the need to appreciate/show gratitude for those providing resources/making changes within the allergy community so they feel valued.

    Read the Food Allergy Counselor post "The Evolution of a Food Allergy Advocate" on the FAC Blog: www.FoodAllergyCounselor.com/blog

    Connect via Social Media!
    Connect with Gina Mennett Lee via social media via Twitter (@MennettLeeLLC) or via Instagram (@foodallergyconsulting)

    Connect with the host & licensed therapist, Tamara Hubbard, LCPC:
    Twitter (@TherapistTamara), Instagram (@TherapistTamara)

    Connect with the FAC/ Exploring Food Allergy Families podcast on:  Facebook (www.Facebook.com/FoodAllergyCounselor), Twitter (@FACounselor) and Instagram (@FoodAllergyCounselor)

    Learn more about the Exploring Food Allergy Families podcast at: www.FoodAllergyFamilies.com

    To locate an allergy-informed clinical counseling provider in your state, or to access therapeutic worksheets and related resources, visit the Food Allergy Counselor Directory & website at: www.FoodAllergyCounselor.com

    WHERE TO LISTEN TO EFAF PODCAST:
    You can find the Exploring Food Allergy Families podcast on any podcast app, including:
    Apple Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/exploring-food-allergy-families/id1510043388

    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4yBkFuVUKgyNuKLluY9QWk

    iHeartRadio: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-exploring-food-allergy-fam-63032212/

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

WitchDR6498 ,

Great information in a digestible manner

A combination of empathy and expertise makes this podcast a must-listen for anyone who wants to better understand the food allergy journey, whether for you or someone you care about.

luiskuttyggttg ,

Phenomenal Resource

As a food allergy mom for 15 years, medical provider, and a local support group leader, I feel this podcast perfectly fills a long standing need in the food allergic community addressing the mental and emotional issues that come along with the daily management of food allergies.
Tamara speaks with confidence from a place of personal experience and provides practical, encouraging tools for us all to succeed in this journey we find ourselves on!

milk allergy mon ,

Filling A Gap

We’ve needed to talk about emotional and mental support in food allergy for a long time. As a 15 year allergy mom, I’m so glad Tamara is here!

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