Just because you have a restricted diet, doesn't mean you have a restricted life.
AG! I saw your blog in Blogs of Note. I knew what it was about before I even clicked on it! My doctor constantly says I ought to live in a bubble; I don't have serious food alleries (though cows milk, strawbs, kiwis and peanuts gove me 'issues'), my allergies are strictly environmental and most recently I have been confirmed with a sulfite allergy which means I do have to avoid several E numbers (shouldn't we all anyway?!), wines, ciders and some beers. Sniff. Huff. Wheeze. Raising awareness of allergies is a good thing. We're not hypo's, hippies or freaks and the medical profession need to take this matter seriously instead of shoving us from pillar to post. So well done for getting on blogs of note! Hurrah!
You're on the BLOG O' THE WEEK list. Nice work! Because otherwise I might have never found you. I have been battling food allergies since I was a small kiddo. My allergies, like yours, range from sea food to tree nuts with a great deal of other foods thrown in. However, things are much better since I first discovered my allergies after several trips to the ER. I have grown out of many of them and haven't had a single rush to the hospital (food allergy related) in almost 5 years. Keep up the good work, good writing, good creating.
Congratulations on both the "Blog of Note" pick AND the CNN article!
im so excited to stumble upon your site!!! mom to a peanut/soy/egg/dog allergy 3 year old. but we dont eat dogs. keep the info flowing!!!thanks
I just want to tell you how much I am enjoying your blog. At the age of fourteen I had a reaction to pork/ham/anything which comes from a pig! That was followed closely by reactions to nuts and shellfish. Then salmon. Last November I discovered I am allergic to wheat andwheat gluten and have probably been reacting to in since early childhood. Thank you so much for what you do!
I happened to click on your blog link because it is a "blog of note," and was thrilled to see how much information and resources you have included! Thank you!We, like your family, were foodies. Our youngest child, however, it turned out had a similar experience as you had. -- Skin issues in infancy which we later found out were due to allergies to milk, eggs, soy, all nuts, sesame seeds, bananas ... and who knows what else? So, for the past two years, we have been on a steep learning curve of finding out which products we can bring into our home and which restaurants (turns out not to many) we can visit.Recently, we moved from the U.S. to the Netherlands, and our learning curve has had to start again from ground zero. Fortunately, the labelling seems to be pretty good. -- at least in some grocery stores. However, finding any nut-safe baked goods has proven nearly impossible and, in a place where dairy is culturally central, it is also difficult to find anything not containing milk.I just wanted to mention that we recently found a few types of the "Back To Nature" brand of cookies that appear to be milk-, egg-, and soy-free as well as nut safe. The oatmeal cookies and the "Classic Cremes," both come to mind. I emailed the company to make sure the cookies were not produced in facilities that also process nuts and their reply indicated that they stand by their labelling. Our children were so happy to see the "Oreo"-type cookies back in our home. For allergic children, the limitations on treats -- at parties, on Halloween -- can be really segregating, so it was so nice to see some very tasty cookies that appear to be o.k. In any case, I didn't notice these on your list of products, so I wondered whether maybe I was wrong in thinking some of the "Back To Nature" cookies were nut-safe?Unfortunately, most of the wonderful allergen-free products we have come to rely upon in the States are, to our knowledge, not available in the Netherlands. And, interestingly, some of them are different. For example, the Rice Dream and Oat Dream that are sold here are made with sunflower oil but the ones we buy in the U.S. are not, if I remember correctly.Thanks again for keeping up your blog. Are there any of your kindred spirit bloggers in Europe? We will definitely keep reading your blog and also pass along the link to our many friends who also have children with many food allergies and related conditions.
Thanks for this! Gee, I thought I had it bad being allergic to shrimp! Although, I am a life-long asthmatic as well! Thanks for all of your great info.Check out my blog: http://nicoleink.blogspot.com
thanks for the tip ! ;*
Dear Allergic Girl,What an amazing blog to be "Blog of the Day" for Blogger. I was getting a bit disappointed recently with the choices but they just redeemed themselves.I love your site, and will look forward to exploring it further. I have had some health/allergy issues this year and the whole "local/sustainable/organic" only diet is looking like a good transitions to make in my life right now.I just wanted to let you know about a project that a friend of mine just made public. She wrote a book, Abby the Alley Cat to help her son with a severe milk allergy he has. Beyond the milk he is allergic to all dairy and all nuts. I know you'll love the Youtube video (Just search Abby the Alley Cat) for the reading of the book. Mom is the narrator and I'm so proud of her and this amazing book for kids with allergies. It's been a long journey for them."Sunshine"
Congrats on the blog of note. So nice to see all these issues getting so much exposure lately. I love your site.
Well, I am not a CNN reader, but I came to say,CONGRATULATIONS because your website is a Blog Of Note.I know, Google Loves you!CONGRATULATIONS again...
Hello,thank you for the link.I have to face a similar problem, suffering from allergic symptomes myself since my childhood.For me, bio resonance helped a lot, and reflexology, too.Greetings,Mina Jade
I just discovered your blog & love it.Check out mine:Gavonnews
I think you've been noted because you linked to a page with a delicious picture of some ribs. May the light of Google shine apon you...
congrats on being a blog of note.food alergies is not something we have had to deal with in our family but we have a 20 month old and before I had him I didn't think of it at all then I had to start looking for everything.
i don't suffer from any allergies but i love the name of your blog in relation to its subject and wanted to let you know.
Oh my goodness, so happy to find you. Most of the peanut websites I've found on the internet are either Canadian or Australian (not that it is bad to be from those countries, it just makes me want to move there to benefit from their ultra-awareness). Congratulations on being fabulous. I'm on the local/organic/non-processed/nut free/whatever quest, too. - peanuts/tree nuts/asthma anaphylactic girlhttp://ferdle.tumblr.com
Hey Allergic Girl,Though I am lucky to not be allergic to nuts, I love your blog! Very insightful - I love the layout too :)I've recently started a blog & would love any advice you'd be willing to share on how to increase readership & how to be relevant to those who do enjoy the blog. What types of things have you found people to be more responsive to? I can give you my url if it would help with suggestions...Thanks in advance! Again, love your blog :)Jen
Nice job on "Blog of Note"!
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I can't even imagine having to worry about everything I put in my mouth! I like food too much for that !www.sunshineonmytoes.blogspot.com
Are nut allergies linked to other food (pork, shellfishes.) allergies in any way?
I found about you on blogs of note and I am so happy I did. I too am allergic to everything and geez I feel like I can totally relate to your blog. I will be a constant reader!! Thanks!http://dietandfitchick.blogspot.com/
I send one's greetings!!!
Nice site. I have taught, now retired, and created a post to help parents. Snacks are a huge problem in schools. Good work. I love your sense of humour about it all!
Wow. so cool to find your blog. I recently (past year) was tested for food allergies. It was daunting. I ended up being allergic to more than half of the foods i eat. This blog will be visited regularly by me. Thanks.
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