Inspiration

TheOddSpotblog has been a long time coming. During the last year I have become more aware of my environment, my family’s health and my personal dreams & aspirations. I wanted to share what I had learnt on my journey, to encourage people to change their lives, to be happy and to reach their goals but continued to put it on the back-burner focused more on getting through each day as opposed to following my passion for food, health & education. It all changed on August 29, 2013 when a bad day got worse and my 2-year-old daughter suffered her first anaphylactic episode after touching a piece of slice containing peanuts. It was life-changing – I now had one of ‘those’ children; that everybody else has to accommodate because of their allergies. As bad as it sounds a little part of me felt she would be a burden on her friends parents, childcare, school etc; the Odd one out. That was the moment I decided to dedicate a piece of me to all of those who feel like the Odd one out at dinners, birthday parties & other events (even whilst aboard an aeroplane) because of their dietary requirements or the choices they make for their family and themselves. Whether you choose a Paleo, Primal, Vegetarian, Vegan or Raw lifestyle or are restricted because you suffer from an  intolerance or severe allergy this blog is the spot for you to learn about and respect the choices of others, read current news on the topics of sustainability, health & allergy research and tantalize your taste buds with delicious recipes and products to make eating a pleasure not a chore. Welcome to The Odd Spot.

43 responses to “Inspiration

  1. This is such a great resource. I’ve nominated you for the Liebster award for blogging; more details here: http://babystepstobump.wordpress.com/2013/09/14/the-liebster-award/

  2. I’ve been eating organic and healthy for 13 years, and I remember that feeling of being “odd” like it was yesterday! I still do sometimes, when people don’t understand why I eat organic, but since I do it for my own health, I persevere and it’s really paying off, I can see the benefits every day.
    Now, having my own blog is great because I get to share what I learn with others who are like-minded, it’s such a nice feeling. I wish you all the best! 🙂

  3. Yay I am just starting my journey so glad I have come across your blog 🙂

  4. this is great info. how do I follow u??

  5. I’m not allergic to food but a fan of everything healthy! 🙂 great blog!! nice to meet you and thanks for the follow.

  6. Glad to have found you, I’m vegetarian with a milk intolerance so basically vegan but eating eggs. I wanted to reduce /cut out gluten, bread, wheat etc so have recently commenced an adapted paleo diet which cuts out grains and legumes too.

  7. Thanks for following my blog, http://www.foodxfitness.com. I am encouraged to know there are others out there who feel the way I do about food–that we all need to find our own path and what works for us, but that all of us need to get back to the basics: natural, whole foods that nourish our bodies and our souls. I’m happy to be following you!

  8. Looking forward to seeing this project flourish! Love the inspiration behind this amazing idea and I wish you the best of luck 🙂

  9. Awesome blog! We look forward to following your updates!

  10. Great blog! Thank you for visiting and following my blog. I look forward to receiving your recepies.
    Love, light and blessings

  11. i have friends who will benefit from your expertise.
    Here’s to Your Health!
    evelynmmaxwell.com

  12. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us!

  13. I think I have gluten allergy, how do I know for sure?

    • You can see your doctor for testing and diagnosis. But even if they rule it out it doesn’t mean you don’t have a level of intolerance. I did a 30 day elimination diet (check out whole30). After completing the 30 days I introduced things back slowly to assess my body’s reaction. Gluten, actually all grains and dairy resulted in reactions. Grains affected me by bloating, water retention and generally feeling yuk. While dairy upset my stomach and made me lethargic. By eliminating both of these elements I was able to balance my energy levels and put a stop to puffiness.

  14. Great to see other bloggers out there with not only one food intolerance but several food allergies in general. Great blog! Thanks for stopping by Littleblissbook!

    xx,
    Rakhi

  15. absolutely delicious recipes! i’ve finally been eating healthy for a few years now and finding healthy recipes that taste fantastic sometimes feels like a challenge but your approach to it makes it feel so effortless. great job!

  16. Thank you for following my blog.

  17. So you decided to join the small clan of Uncle Spike followers…. That makes me a happy blogger now – I really appreciate you making that special mouse click.

    Hope you like my upcoming posts and if you get bored one day, maybe you’ll enjoy trawling through some of my older stuff too.

    If you have any likes, dislikes or suggestions about my blog, just let me know, either through ‘comments’ or via email. Always welcome reader input 🙂

    Have a great old day…

    UNCLE SPIKE
    uncle.spikes.adventures1@gmail.com

  18. Hi there, I just wanted to let you know I’ve nominated you for a Liebster Award here: http://thejollybeetroot.wordpress.com/2013/11/30/liebster-award-nomination/

    Sorry if you’ve already been nominated, I’m a bit new at this! Either way, I think you’re definitely deserving! x

  19. Lovely story. Thank you for visiting my blog. I will make sure to visit yours again! Your story is really inspiring and I love your non-judgemental approach!

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