Please let me know if you have found other sites YOU love and want to see here! Also please contact me if you find a link is not working! Many many thanks!!~Jenny
Asthma Allergies Children AsthmaAllergiesChildren.com is a website devoted to ideas that are within the guidelines set by accredited medical authorities for treatment of asthma and allergies. We will not provide a platform for theories or approaches that do not meet the standards our physicians use in their clinical practice.
Mayo Clinic articles on “http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/food-allergy/DS00082 is a good place to start.
FARE [formerly FAAN -the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network] has a lot of information about dealing with food allergy and anaphylaxis.
Living Without is a magazine for people with gluten allergies, as well as wheat allergies, multiple food allergies, and chemical sensitivities.
KFA [Kids with Food Allergies] http://www.kidswithfoodallergies.org/ offers support forums, allergy alerts, some recipes, and a great parent resources page with a lot of topics, information and links.
Cybele Pascal’s site is wonderful! She offers a multitude of recipes, information and ingredient list for baking! Also be sure to get her cookbooks!
Allergy Eats can help you find allergy friendly restaurants, and dining tips. Especially helpful if you are traveling! They also have a section for Disney! Great mobile App too!
Go Dairy Free– Has LOADS of information for living dairy free- and gluten/soy/ egg free-a really great resource!
Chemurgy and Allergens has lots of info for allergens in non-food products- [dairy, nuts, corn, etc!]
T-SHIRTS, STICKERS, SWAG~I LOVE this website, anything you are looking for they either have, or can make- They have an extensive collection of allergy type of t-shirts, pins, stickers etc. to outfit your child and bring awareness to others! http://shop.cafepress.com/food-allergies
MEDIC ALERT offers a great service, and I highly recommend you think about getting a bracelet for your child. Here is the link to their site. They are really helpful so don’t hesitate to call them if you have questions about anything, like what to inscribe on the bracelet, or what size or style will work for you. Caleb has the simple metal one with a link chain; His reads “allergic to peanuts, tree-nuts and dairy. Carries EPI-Pen” http://www.medicalert.org/join/KidSmartDetail.htm?selected=MedicAlert+Membership_MedicAlert+Kid+Smart
http://healthy-family.org/forum/ is a blog with a categories for allergy restrictive foods, recipes etc. Also see: http://healthy-family.org/quick-links-to-gluten-free-corn-free-recipes ~All recipes are free of wheat, gluten, and corn products, and also made without artificial ingredients.
Allergic Child is is another very informative site, that is good to bookmark!~ They have a LOT of information, and were one of the helpful sites I looked at when my first son was diagnosed.
I have found a wonderful new source for Allergen Groceries! Please check out Navan Foods!~https://www.navanfoods.com/“We are constantly searching for new and safe foods. What separates us from other natural and health food stores is that we provide you with information cards for each product that identifies specific ingredients the product is made without, as well as information regarding the manufacturing environment. We obtain this information from an extensive allergen questionnaire we send to manufacturers of the products we sell. We do the homework…you do the shopping with confidence. We offer you the widest selection of foods to meet your special dietary needs. While the store name refers to allergy free foods, many of the foods are formulated to meet the needs of other individuals with unique food requirements.” They also have very friendly shipping rates- and can ship internationally at a reasonable fee as well! [* $10 shipping rate* – Orders up to $50* $15 shipping rate* – Orders over $50 and less than $100* FREE shipping rate* – Orders over $100]. And the BEST PART? They have a page where you can check off the foods you need to avoid, and get a list of products!! This is worth its weight in gold! go to https://www.navanfoods.com/node/1167/ This will help you get a great list of foods and brands to try, whether you order from here, or try to find locally-or both!
Try joining [if aren’t already a member] Circle Of Moms-and looking for allergy groups specific to yours, or some of the more general support groups- There are a lot out there- and can offer helpful suggestions and moral support!! http://www.circleofmoms.com
Here is a neat product to share- WHO-Tats I could see using these if my child was going on a field-trip, or if we were at an amusement park, etc. These are temporary tattoos- that say things like- “Alert-Nut Allergy” “Alert-Please Do NOT feed me!” “Alert-Gluten Allergy” http://www.awaregear.com/alertallergy-designs.html
http://mfaa-interchange.blogspot.com/ Bethany Niazian’s focus particularly on food allergies that are less commonly seen — most blogs and websites cover the “Top 8” but aren’t much help with regard to what to eat (or how to adapt recipes) if you have OTHER food allergies too. Among her biggest goals for this blog is to meet that need.
Tasterie is a new company based out of Massachusetts. Started by a pediatrician out of frustration at trying to find a variety of food to offer her allergic child. For a monthly fee [$29.99], she scours the globe, thoroughly examines manufacturing procedures, then finds an assortment of Allergen-safe, delicious foods for you to try~ each month you receive a box with 2 meal type of foods, 2-3 snacks, and 2 desserts, as well as some samples too. The monthly products she sends you are not just single-sample sized, but normal standard sized goods. The goal is to introduce new products to you, to help diversify your diet options, and help you avoid the dreaded ‘food rut’ we so often end up in with food allergies! Check her out!!
For some very useful gluten-free baking tips and ideas be sure to check out GYGI Blog, and read their great info and charts on baking with Coconut Flour, and a Gluten-free conversion chart for recipes!~ I LOVE this!