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Author Archives: Jillian Hudson
By day, I’m a user researcher and user experience (UX) software designer at an international corporation. I’ve never talked about it on the blog before because I was trying to keep my work life separate. That’s over. I’ve decided that going forward, I intend to apply my skills as a user researcher and designer to improving the lives of people with food allergies.
This Move On petition made it into my RSS feed this morning and I just had to share it with you.
It would be such a boon for all of us corn allergy sufferers to have it accurately labeled. I know it’s part of my long-term goals to increase ingredient transparency across the board. I hope you will all sign the petition and let us take the giant leap forward. 🙂
Earlier this year I had a series of medical tests run, including a DNA test. My doctor found that I had a genetic defect in the MTHFR gene that means I can’t activate the folate (B-9) I get from food. I was surprised to find out that it’s not that uncommon. 20-30% of people with European ancestors have this defect.
I’ve discovered a supplement that has helped me deal with all the airborne corn. You know—the popcorn, perfume and cleaners. Ugh!
Popcorn: No Longer Theater Potpourri
Popcorn has been an issue for several years now. I first connected it to my intense headaches when I saw Les Misérables. I was miserable and (spoiler alert!) not just because Hugh Jackman dies at the end! Prior to that I just considered it theater potpourri—a non-edible substance that smelled nice.