Avoidance is the only solution; this should not be the case. From a young age people with food allergies are taught avoidance, this is to be vigilant, cautious and completely avoid situations that might trigger a reaction. This is done by instilling anxiety into newly diagnosed people, manly children, as a coping mechanism often referred to as the goldilocks principle, which is the, just right amount of anxiety. However, this often results in the unintended consequence of developing increased levels of anxiety. As well, contributing to developing other side effects such as increased levels of stress, OCD, paranoia, social isolation.