5 food allergy bloggers you should be following
According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, allergies are one of the most common chronic diseases. As many as many as 30 percent of adults and 40 percent of children in the U.S. are affected. As with other chronic conditions, allergies can be overwhelming without the right support system. These days people can go online to find vast networks of information, forums and allergy bloggers. Here are five of our favorite food allergy bloggers.
- Lexie’s Kitchen and Living is a blog that started with a mom’s journey to improve her baby son’s health through food. She provides gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, soy-free, and low-sugar recipes and tips. Lexie explains that she “began spending an insane amount of time in the kitchen creating meals and healthy treats for my kids. Instead of keeping them to myself, I thought I’d share them—and so Lexie’s Kitchen & Living was born.”
- Itchy Little World is a blog started by Jennifer, mom of two. Her son lives with eczema, food allergies and asthma. Not only does she write about the integrative methods for handling her son’s conditions, she also started a business to provide solutions. The Eczema Company “provides scratch protective clothing and natural, non-toxic skincare for those with eczema.”
- The nonprofit Food Allergy Research and Education runs the FARE blog to provide information for the 15 million Americans living with a food allergy. The organization’s mission is to “improve the quality of life and the health of individuals with food allergies, and to provide them hope through the promise of new treatments.”
- After her son reacted to milk at the young age of six months, the mom behind the Allergy Smallergy blog’s life changed forever. She now writes about her experiences navigating the world without milk, egg, soy, wheat, peanut, tree nuts and sesame seeds. She says, “I wanted him to understand the dangers of his allergies and take them seriously, but not live in fear of the world around him.”
- Allergies, asthma and eczema often go together. The mom behind the blog Amazing and Atopic calls this the allergic trifecta. But she doesn’t let this stop her. She writes of her daughter, “She has a great sense of humor and almost always has a smile. She is my amazing little Sweetie, but she also happens to be atopic.”