I’ve been following Allergic Girl, Sloane Miller, on and off for the last few years. She writes a clever and wonderfully named blog, Please Don’t Pass the Nuts, that helps those with food allergies navigate all aspects of their life safely and with joy. I was really excited when she contacted me about her new book, Allergic Girl: Adventures in Living Well with Food Allergies. She’s written you a lovely guest post and to help promote this amazing resource, we’re giving away a copy of her book and a $25 Bob’s Red Mill Gift Card to two lucky winners. See below for giveaway details and how to enter. Without further ado, here is Sloane…
People ask me two questions, a lot:
First: Why write Allergic Girl: Adventures in Living Well With Food Allergies?
My Please Don’t Pass The Nuts blog readers who have food allergies and the friends and family who love and support them are the inspiration for Allergic Girl: Adventures in Living Well With Food Allergies. There is a real need for information and support in the food allergic community. I want Allergic Girl to fill those needs.
I became a food allergy advocate because I am committed to helping people with food allergies live safe, effective and joyous lives. Allergic Girl talks about the intimate feelings, concerns and dreams those of us with food allergies have and shares my experience and expertise. I write about the practical realities of understanding and living with food allergies and I offer proven strategies for living well with food allergies.
I have always been an allergic girl. I have had food allergies since birth and I developed environmental allergies in early childhood. I am also a social worker and writer. My work as a food allergy advocate—“Allergic Girl”—combines my commitment to helping people with my personal experience as someone with food allergies and my professional expertise as a social worker and writer.
Second: What’s my one piece of advice to people with food allergies and the people who love and want to support them: Take your food allergies seriously.
Living with food allergies can be challenging—even scary. It can and should also be joyful. Reliable, clear information and support make the difference. Allergic Girl offers my experience and my best therapeutic strategies for living safely, effectively and joyfully with food allergies. And remember: Be patient. Living well with food allergies doesn’t happen overnight. But, if you take your food allergies seriously and follow some basic rules, it can happen.
First of all, we’re not discouraging anyone from entering, but I must say this resource is invaluable for those with food allergies. I hope that anyone who wins will enjoy it and share this with someone who has food allergies and could use Sloane’s wonderful guidance. Even though celiac disease is not an allergy to food, Sloane’s book is a great resource for anyone with celiac disease as many of the same principles still apply.
All you need to do to enter is leave a comment here or on our Facebook page and tell us about your most positive food allergy experience, whether it was your own or a loved one. We’ll pick two lucky winners at random from all of your entries. You have until midnight on March 13th to enter. We’ll pick our two winners using random.org on March 14th.