Profile of a Food-Allergic Kid: Joey DiGangi (AssureTech)

Joey DiGangi is a recent graduate who's had severe food allergies his entire life. For the past 2 years, he's been working alongside students, faculty, and alumni to invent a technology that will help make a difference for those living with food allergies. Currently, Joey is living and working in Taiwan. AllergyBites: What foods are … Continue reading Profile of a Food-Allergic Kid: Joey DiGangi (AssureTech)

A Nana’s Perspective: Christmas Baking & Food Allergies

Hi, everyone, Kathleen here! I'm excited to share with you this blog post written by mom, a.k.a. Allergy Nana. She's been so wonderful at accommodating my son's multiple allergies, making us feel safe and comfortable at her home, that I wanted to hear what it's been like from her perspective -- especially at a time like … Continue reading A Nana’s Perspective: Christmas Baking & Food Allergies

Review of an Allergy-Friendly Bakery: Dolly Doll Cupcake Co.

Restaurants that appear on AllergyBites may have updated their menu or changed management since a review was posted. Please confirm that they are still allergy-friendly & that menu items don’t contain your allergen(s) before visiting or placing your order. The Shangri-La of Allergy-Safe Places By Lisa Ienzi The idea of entering a bakery, taking in … Continue reading Review of an Allergy-Friendly Bakery: Dolly Doll Cupcake Co.

Profile of an Allergy Parent: Kathleen O’Hagan (Top 10 Challenge)

AllergyBites: Tell us a little bit about your food allergy journey. Kathleen O'Hagan: Neither myself or my husband has food allergies, so I never even considered that my little one would react to a food that was once a staple in my household. Considering my biggest worry while pregnant was having a picky eater, you … Continue reading Profile of an Allergy Parent: Kathleen O’Hagan (Top 10 Challenge)

Food Allergies & Anaphylaxis: When the Medical Response Is a Mystery (part 2 of 3)

This blog post is part 2 of a 3-part series. Read part 1 here. Since I first wrote about my son's first anaphylactic reaction (and the doctor's mysterious reaction to his reaction), I've done a lot of following up. Because as helpless as I felt when all this went down, the truth is, it was up … Continue reading Food Allergies & Anaphylaxis: When the Medical Response Is a Mystery (part 2 of 3)

Food Allergies & Anaphylaxis: Mystery Reactions Can Come In Many Forms (part 1 of 3)

This blog post is part 1 of a 3-part series. Read part 2 here.  Last Friday, my son experienced his first anaphylactic reaction. I didn't even realize it was truly an anaphylactic reaction until I arrived home and reviewed the symptoms of anaphylaxis. Why didn't I know? Because the whole experience was a mystery. https://www.instagram.com/p/Bm3_J5snhyw/?taken-by=allergybitesContinue reading Food Allergies & Anaphylaxis: Mystery Reactions Can Come In Many Forms (part 1 of 3)

Profile of an Allergy Parent: Shannan Davis (Top 10 Challenge)

A lifelong resident of Toronto, Shannan lives with her husband of 10 years, her (almost) 3-year-old daughter, and an aquarium full of fish named after characters from John Hughes movies. Having had no experience with food allergies, Shannan never anticipated that she’d be an allergy mom one day. Here's her story... AllergyBites: What foods is … Continue reading Profile of an Allergy Parent: Shannan Davis (Top 10 Challenge)