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Whether related to food, animals, medications, or the outdoors, about 1 in 5 people deal with some kind of allergy.
Allergies can place significant constraints on your life, but because they’re relatively common, there is fortunately always a community that you can turn to for tips, information, or simply some support for your specific allergy. We’ve rounded up some of the most influential allergy blogs on the web, and their writers range from well-known nonprofits to moms trying to make a difference.
Robert and Nicole Smith are parents of two: Morgan, who was diagnosed with severe food allergies at just 9 months old, and Michaela, who has celiac disease. Their blog is where they share what they’ve learned throughout their journey. The duo does this through educating readers on many of the considerations and challenges that come with living with food allergies — like protecting your children while at school, navigating holidays, and traveling.
Tweet them: @AllergicChild
A common problem for people with food allergies is finding places to dine out. When a friend suggests a restaurant, many scramble online to find the menu, picking it apart for allergen-free options. Allergy Eats lists menus from over 800,000 restaurants, making it an extremely helpful resource for allergy sufferers who like to eat out. There are also tips on when, where, and how to order food and what sorts of things to be on the lookout for.
Tweet them: @AllergyEats
The Allergy-Friendly Cook
Cybele Pascal is a cookbook author, baker, mother, and a person who is living with her own allergies. Her website provides tips and tricks to manage allergies, as well as recipes that are free of the eight major food allergens: dairy, eggs, wheat, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, and shellfish. Oh, and they’re gluten-free. She also shares book and ingredient tips.
Tweet her: @CybelePascal
When it comes to keeping your child safe, food allergies can make things difficult. Written by a mom whose young son has severe food allergies — milk, eggs, soy, nuts, peanuts, wheat, sesame seeds, and the family dogs — this is a great resource if you’re looking for creative allergy-friendly recipes, tips and tricks, and humorous stories. Recent posts also include assessments and advice on food brands, like which milk alternatives are the healthiest, and restaurants, such as Pizza Hut and their lack of labeling when it comes to ingredients that may contain allergens.
Asthma Cure by Mom
We all love natural remedies, and this blog brings the world of natural healing to asthma sufferers. Writer Jaya compiles information about particularly asthma-friendly nutritious foods, instructions for helpful lung exercises, and more to help lessen and improve asthma symptoms.
Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) is a well-known and reputable food allergy organization. Their FARE Blog is a go-to source for everything from recipes to news that affects the world of food allergies. Especially useful for parents, you’ll find posts that cover what toys may contain hidden allergies and what to do with used epinephrine auto-injectors.
Tweet them: @FoodAllergy
Food Allergy and Intolerance Ink
Oftentimes, food allergies come with additional complications — like intolerances and digestive ailments. This blog from writer Alex Gazzola examines the intersections between all sorts of conditions, and provides a wealth of information on allergies and intolerances alike.
Tweet him: @HealthJourno
Food Allergy Buzz
One of the trademarks of a good blog is frequent updates. Food Allergy Buzz is always being updated with worthwhile and entertaining posts, from product reviews to discussing tips and hacks for living with allergies, to building a stronger allergy community.
Tweet them: @FoodAllergyBuzz
Food Allergy Ninja
This mom and former attorney is all about her three children, the middle of whom is allergic to 30 foods. She’s researched the ins and outs of everything he’s dealing with, and shares it with the world. On her blog you’ll find tasty recipes, reviews of the latest allergy-friendly foods and products, recommendations on how to hold your child when giving them epinephrine, how to have an allergy-friendly Halloween, and more!
It’s an Itchy Little World
If you’ve dealt with childhood allergies, you know how difficult it is to see a little one struggle with itchy eyes, difficulty breathing, and worse. It’s an Itchy Little World is targeted at parents with kids who have allergies. It’s written by Jennifer, mother of two, with guest posts from other bloggers and industry experts. The blog gives day-to-day advice on helping to treat kids with allergies as well as eczema and asthma.
Jeanette’s Healthy Living
Not all allergen-free food is healthy food. But Jeanette Chen’s blog strikes the balance well. Her blogging journey began when Jeanette found herself making food for friends and loved ones who have special dietary needs. Now, her blog contains a mix of health-focused recipes — for people suffering with cancer, avoiding gluten, or having to eat a soft foods diet.
Tweet her: @JeanettesHealth
Kids with Food Allergies
Part of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), Kids with Food Allergies is a go-to source for everything the parent of a child with allergies needs, from news about food recalls to recipes. It’s especially useful for parents who need more education on the issues surrounding food allergies.
Learning to Eat Allergy-Free
Colette Martin is a cookbook author and food allergy advocate. Her blog features recipes and tips for preparing allergen-free foods. She became an advocate for people with food allergies when she had a son who had several allergies himself. Her specialty: finding substitution ingredients. You’ll find some tempting photos on her blog, because she’s a food photographer too!
Tweet her: @colettefmartin
Lexie’s Kitchen and Living
Lexie’s Kitchen and Living began as a food blog, where mom Lexie Croft would share recipes and answers for people living with gluten, dairy, egg, soy, and sugar sensitivities and allergies. While she maintains her love of food and sharing it with people, she’s branched out to cover additional topics, like DIY projects, Alzheimer’s, family, and more.
Tweet her: @lexieskitchen
No Nuts Moms Group
What happens when a group of moms get together to talk allergies? Lots and lots of education. The No Nuts Moms Group connects mothers whose children have tree nut and peanut allergies across the country, and provides news and educational information as well as giveaways.
Tweet them: @nonutsmomsgroup
Maintained by Elizabeth Goldenberg, a Canadian allergy expert and lawyer, OneSpot Allergy was founded in 2009 and continues to provide up-to-date information on living with allergies, as well as on treatments and new scientific developments. Elizabeth also shares recipes and warnings about potentially allergen-contaminated foods.
Please Don’t Pass the Nuts
Sloane Miller has lived with food allergies for her entire life. She’s written a book about it, “Allergic Girl,” and now maintains an accompanying blog. A respected authority on living with food allergies, she’s frequently appeared in national media and provides counseling to allergy sufferers.
Tweet her: @allericgirl
Raising Jack with Celiac
Kelly’s son, Jack, was diagnosed with celiac disease in 2009, and in 2012, so was her husband. Now, by navigating the celiac lifestyle for the sake of her loved ones, Kelly hopes to raise awareness about the disease and provide help for other families out there. Check out her blog to find information about celiac disease, as well as helpful resources and celiac-friendly recipes.
Tweet her: @RaisingJack
Tessa the Domestic Diva
The trickiest part of living with food allergies is making delicious and allergen-free meals every day of the week. Tessa, the mom behind Tessa the Domestic Diva, has you covered. All of her recipes are gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, and paleo. As a mom of three, she’s got some discerning palates in her home, and the recipes she shares are quite obviously passing their high standards.
Tweet her: @TessaDomesticDi
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