We are jazzing things up this month with Allergist, Dr. Shreya Patel! Instead of asking someone who manages food allergies at home, we are asking someone who manages food allergies for work to share their Zestfull 5.
Dr. Shreya Patel is an Allergist/Immunologist practicing in Florida. Dr. Patel now lives in the sunshine state with her husband and two littles, ages 5 and 3. Dr. Patel is a first-generation Indian-American and loves both her cultures.
Dr. Patel may not have food allergies, but she manages allergic rhinitis and allergic asthma, which allows her to treat her patients from a place of understanding and empathy.
What Allergist, Dr. Patel is loving…
This month Dr. Patel is finding inspiration from things that keep her happy and healthy. Now let’s pass the mike to Dr. P as she brings some zest and sunshine into our March!…
ONE | My peloton. I invested in it at the start of the pandemic when the gyms closed down and have never been happier with my workout routine. It’s a game-changer for moms who can jump on for a quick but super effective workout while still at home with their kids.
TWO | My brush-on SPF 50 powder sunscreen by Colorescience. It’s perfect for reapplying sunscreen every 2 hours especially living in Florida.
THREE | My gallon bottle of water. I fill it in the morning and drink it throughout the day. Having it all day ensures that I get the proper hydration I need every day.
FIVE | Favorite quote: “Surround yourself with women who will mention your name in a room full of opportunities” – unknown. This is my philosophy to live by. That and kindness. It’s all about collaboration over competition so we can rise together.
Want more of Allergist, Dr. Patel
- In real life – if you are in Orlando and looking for a new allergist: www.aacorlando.com
- Instagram: @ShreyapatelMD Facebook: @allergyasthmaorlando
Listen to Dr. Patel on The Itch Podcast where she discusses Urticaria (Hives)
Dr. Patel is inspiring us to stay hydrated
About The Zestfull 5
The Zestfull 5 is a corner of our magazine that peeks into what other atopic folks are loving. From a book, they can’t put down, a lip chap they have no idea how they lived without it, to what’s cooking on repeat in their kitchen. This is a tiny spot to find out what someone is getting up to because there is so much more to life than food allergies and this is where we celebrate that.
Kortney is your typical atopic triad! She manages asthma, eczema, environmental and food allergies. Kortney is a co-creator of the online community Allergy Travels and co-host of The Itch Podcast. She wants to spread joy in a community that can easily see the hard side of life with atopic disease and believes that you can have a full life with food allergies, it may just be lived a little differently!