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Anyone can develop an allergy. Allergies are a common issue. Up to 30 percent of adults and 40 percent of children have allergies, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. Most people with allergies, especially severe ones, already seek medical help and treatment. However, sometimes just knowing about the experiences of others and the support they can provide can make a difference in living with a chronic condition.
That’s why we’ve put together this list of top allergy blogs to follow this year. These bloggers have devoted their time and energy into blogging about different types of allergies — full of advice, stories, and support.
It’s an Itchy Little World
Do you have a child with allergies? You’ll appreciate Jennifer, a mom to two little ones with allergies. She offers support for parents going through the same thing. The blog covers eczema and asthma, too. It also features links to Jennifer’s store, The Eczema Company, along with her skin care brand. Posts from Jennifer and guest bloggers feature videos about eczema and information about eczema treatments. Visit the blog.
Flo & Grace
Lexie Croft used to be the blogger behind Lexie’s Kitchen and Living. But now she’s rebranded into more of a lifestyle hub. Luckily, she still has hacks and tips for people who live with allergies. This cookbook author strives to explore wellness from all angles. Visit the blog.
This is the official blog of Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE). It offers plenty of news on the world of allergies, including recipes for allergen-free cooking. Posts include primers for parents, like how to use epinephrine pens. There are also useful product reviews. Visit the blog.
Jeanette’s Healthy Living
Jeanette Chen’s blog includes healthy recipes for people with allergies and those trying to live gluten-free. In addition to recipes, her posts discuss spirituality and what it’s like cooking for someone with cancer. While the blog isn’t focused solely on allergen-free cooking, it offers a supportive space for people looking to improve their nutrition and achieve better health. Visit the blog.
Kids with Food Allergies
This blog from the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America is a must for parents with children who have food allergies. The blog provides allergy-friendly recipes, the latest news on research for potential treatments, and ideas for food substitutes. Visit the blog.
Food for Thought: The AllergyEats Blog
Eat out often? You’ll want to consult the wealth of information on this blog run by Paul Antico, father of three children who have food allergies. The blog lists out menus from thousands of restaurants and resorts. Learn more about what ingredients to look out for, as well as reviews of restaurants’ allergy-free menu items. Visit the blog.
Food Allergy Buzz
Food Allergy Buzz is regularly updated with the latest allergy news, allergy-related events, and information about medications and treatments. Get the latest on new products, including food labeling gear for those with allergies, as well as actionable information on how to keep school settings safe for children with food allergies. Visit the blog.
Robert and Nicole Smith have two children with severe food allergies. At AllergicChild, they’re out to share their experiences and insights with other people whose lives are also affected. They provide tips on traveling with children who have food allergies and where to get the best allergy-friendly eats. Visit the blog.
Raising Jack with Celiac
Both Kelly’s son and husband live with celiac disease. She posts the latest news on the condition, as well as delicious gluten-free recipes and tips for how to live with and manage celiac disease. It’s a hub for parents and those recently diagnosed. Timely posts cover how to enjoy holidays and kids’ events while avoiding gluten. Visit the blog.
Please Don’t Pass the Nuts
Sloane Miller, a psychotherapist, licensed social worker specializing in food allergy management, and author of “Allergic Girl,” runs this blog. Some posts are about her own experiences, but the rest are recipes for people with food allergies, all of which are tree nut-free and seafood-free. Visit the blog.
Erin’s son is allergic to a number of foods and ingredients. On her blog, she’s open about her experiences as a mother who’s had to make some big adjustments in her life to care for her son. She also helps motivate other parents in the same situation to make the changes they need to. Read about her tips for dealing with food allergy anxiety, her list of safe restaurant menus, allergy-friendly bakeries by state, and product reviews. Visit the blog.
No Nuts Moms Group
If your child has an allergy, it’s vital to educate yourself and your child on how to spot allergens like nuts in food. You’ll also need to learn how to prepare allergen-free meals. This group connects moms who have children with all allergy types. The blog is filled with product recommendations, recipes, and tips to help moms with children who’ve been newly diagnosed. Visit the blog.
Food Allergy Ninja
The creator of this blog is a mom and former attorney. She shares healthy recipes, tells you all about the latest allergy-friendly foods and products, and discusses her family’s experiences.
Posts also include how to educate children about their allergies so they can better prevent exposure and attacks. Parents will appreciate her tips for coping and thriving with a loved one who has food allergies. Visit the blog.
SnackSafely is a great resource for the latest news and information about allergies, especially food allergy. This blog provides a collection of brands committed to providing safe snacks and food products for people with food allergies. The site features a safe snack guide with everything you need to know about choosing allergen-free snacks. Visit the blog.
Nut Free Wok
Raised by Chinese immigrant parents who taught her the art of simple, healthy, home-style Cantonese food, Sharon Wong, MEd, focuses her blog on “allergy aware Asian fare.” Sounds delicious, right? All her recipes are free of tree nuts and peanuts. Think mouth-watering recipes for oyako donburi and baby bok choy with garlic and ginger. Visit the blog.
Petite Allergy Treats
Cooking delectable desserts can be a challenge when you’re avoiding common allergens, but self-taught cook Laura makes it look easy and yummy. Both of her sons have severe allergies, so Laura’s recipes are all free of gluten, soy, eggs, sesame, seafood, nuts, and mostly dairy. She focuses on sharing “real” recipes for families — we’re talking fast, simple, and no judgment about cutting corners whenever possible. Allergies are hard enough, so sometimes, just getting kids to eat is the ultimate goal. Laura’s all about that. Visit the blog.
AllerGen: The Allergy, Genes, and Environment Network
A Canadian organization, this blog is dedicated to raising awareness about allergy, asthma, and anaphylaxis with the entire world. They offer several resources for medical professionals, adults, and children, such as Allergy Pals, an online mentorship program for kids with allergies. You can also find ideas for a back-to-school allergy preparedness kit. Visit the blog.
Having allergies doesn’t mean you live your life in a bubble — you get out and enjoy life. Allergic Living is all about helping you do just that. It features a host of resources on all types of asthma and allergies, including outdoor, environmental, and food, as well as a quarterly print magazine. You can submit a question to a certified allergist or read real-life stories from other individuals and families with allergies about dining out, traveling, and day-to-day living. Visit the blog.
Gluten Free & More
Want some inspiration for allergen-free cooking? Gluten Free & More is a go-to resource for cooking with allergies. It lets you search and filter by allergy, or find a substitution for your recipe. The site is great for specific health needs, such as celiac disease through pregnancy, or just for general health and allergen-free cooking tips and recipes. Gluten-free garlic knots, anyone? Visit the blog.