10 Best Allergy Videos of 2012
These creative videos offer humor and education with a dose of attitude
10 Best Allergy Videos of 2012
Love ‘em or hate ‘em—wait…No one loves allergies. In fact, as annoying as seasonal allergies can be, food allergies can be deadly. From itchy eyes to anaphylaxis, allergies bring with them a host of unpleasant symptoms no matter their cause.
Thankfully, these creative videos offer humor and education with a dose of attitude. Check them out and say a big “thank you!” to the allergy educators and advocates who have taken the time to share their knowledge and passion with the world through these excellent clips.
“Allergy Parade” by Portlandia on IFC
Fans of the irreverent and tongue-in-cheek hit comedy Portlandia will revel in this short clip. A preview for the show, the Allergy Parade offers wry reviews of each of the most common allergies.
Check out the creative and sarcastic characterizations in what is quite literally a parade. Listen for your own allergy, decide whether to take issue with the witty treatment the show’s writers have given your condition, and consider whether you can conceive of a more entertaining review of such an unromantic subject—then send a note to Portlandia to congratulate them on their originality!
Three Natural Allergy Remedies You Already Have
Keri Glassman is a serious health superstar. She makes seasonal allergy management a snap, and offers a helpful, down-to-earth tip in practically no time at all. Even better, this guru makes her tips accessible and memorable. You won’t forget her advice anytime soon!
Check out her clever, cute video on home remedies for seasonal allergies. Find her natural allergy aids in your own home, and see how life really can be A Little Bit Better with Keri Glassman!
Anaphylaxis and Allergy Awareness: 100 Faces Campaign
This touching, inspirational video shows the many faces of children suffering from—and sometimes dying from—severe allergies. The tragic stories and photos of young kids before and after reactions really drive home the message of allergies as a serious and potentially deadly affliction.
Anaphylaxis and Allergy Awareness can be a tough matter to discuss, and this moving video makes the message clear: children with allergies need to be protected, and people everywhere need to be informed of allergy dangers. Use this video to inspire and educate, and share it freely!
“Ooey, Ooey, Ooey Allergies” by Surfer Jeff and the Wiggles
The Wiggles have a song about…allergies? You bet. It’s so catchy it’s a bit alarming, but you’ll soon get over your pride when you realize how helpful it can be for teaching young kids the importance of understanding and respecting allergies in others.
It’s funny, it’s colorful, and it’s about as kid-friendly as an allergy video can get. If you need to teach kids a lesson or you just want an easy way to remember allergy-friendly tips for interacting with others, just check out this engaging and entertaining music video.
TEDxAustin with Robyn O’Brien
TED talks are renowned for their engaging and thought-provoking presentations by the world’s most informed advocates, scientists, and thinkers. In this argument for the embrace of wholesome food by policymakers and food producers, self-proclaimed “Real Food” Evangelist Robyn O’Brien takes issue with the allergens, chemicals, and contaminants in the nation’s food supply.
This author and activist shares the Unhealthy Truth about her own children’s allergies and her decision to found the AllergyKids Foundation. Make up your own mind after her eye-opening speech.
“Parents Speak about Their Children’s Food Allergies” by the Food Allergy Initiative
This Food Allergy Initiative clip is a major tool for evoking empathy and understanding from those with the luck to live life free of severe allergies. Listen to a handful of parents talk about their children’s first reactions, their daily experiences, and their hopes and fears. After all, parenting a child with a life-threatening allergy can be a daunting and sometimes isolating experience.
Find out how these families cope and what they want you to know about interacting with their children. After all, knowing how to protect children from common but deadly allergens can truly save a life.
10 Rather Strange Allergies
Just as the title suggests, this video offers a brief overview of 10 odd and unique allergies. From start to finish, you’ll be learning about some of the rarest allergies on earth—right down to an allergy known to affect only one individual on the entire planet. And no, this is not a joke.
Find out how individuals with allergies to things like sunlight and water manage their severe conditions. If you know anyone with such an uncommon allergy, you may count yourself among the very few. See how many you can guess before watching!
“Finding Hope” by Nevada’s Food Allergy Awareness Network
Dedicated to a young allergy sufferer, Spencer Peterson, this touching and informative video inspires viewers to find hope and make advocacy their new reality. Spencer is Nevada’s FAAN Honorary Youth Chair, and his story is one of both tragedy and optimism.
This young boy’s courage and his family’s tireless support shine a truly stirring light on the danger of food allergies. Join them in their fight to keep Spencer safe, and allow this video to be the impetus for your own change and allergy advocacy efforts.
Trigger Food Allergy Awareness Documentary
This short film by journalist and food allergy parent Grace Farah has set out to tell the world about the importance of food allergy awareness. The Trigger Food Allergy Awareness documentary shares facts, true stories, and ideas for promoting advocacy and education on this important topic.
If you are looking for a comprehensive and informative video, look no further. The journalistic tone and engaging subjects make it perfect for classroom viewing, and the wealth of information provided on the documentary’s accompanying site makes the film an even better choice.
Managing Allergies in the School Setting
This informative documentary, sponsored by the Food Allergy Awareness Network, is yet another excellent and engaging option for school education of teachers, parents, and students. Viewers will learn from first-hand accounts the nature of the fears and struggles of young students with serious allergies.
Find out how best to manage school allergies in the school system, and make sure that you and everyone in your school is aware of this video’s excellent information. Take advantage of this wonderful film and help the entire school advocate for allergy safety!
11 Best Allergy Videos of 2012 Closing
Allergies are a serious business. They can range in severity from the mildly annoying to the imminently deadly. These videos have responded to the need for allergy awareness (and ranting!) by offering information, humor, education, and engaging personal stories.
Take these videos as inspiration to begin your own advocacy efforts, and consider the wide impact an effective YouTube clip can make. You just might shape the future of allergy awareness efforts!