Allergy Shmallergy

Simplifying life for families with food allergies.

Best Allergy Blogs of 2017 May 8, 2017



Healthline compiles a list of each year’s best allergy blogs each of whom serves as a valuable resource to its readers.


Allergy Shmallergy is once again thrilled to be on this list and amongst such fantastic company.  I’m an avid reader of many of my co-honorees!


Thank you to those at Healthline for being an excellent resource to us all.  And congrats to all those on the list!


Click here to check out all the wonderful and motivated writers, advocates and innovators who are trying to make life better and easier for those with food allergies.



You’re Definitely Not Alone: More Celebrities with Food Allergies September 21, 2015

Living with food allergies can make you feel isolated.  But it doesn’t need to!  With 1 in 13 people living with food allergies, you needn’t look far to have someone who can relate.  Here are a few more celebrities, politicians and athletes with whom you may have more in common than you think.


For even more celebrities with food allergies, check out Just When You Felt Like The Only One With A Food Allergy.



Malia Obama, daughter of U.S. President Barack Obama (peanuts)

Barbara Bush (peanuts)



Olympic Speed Skater, Sabine Voelker  (beef, pork, chicken)

Brian Matusz, pitcher Baltimore Orioles (peanuts)




Amanda Freitag, chef and judge on Chopped, competed on Iron Chef America  (hazelnuts)


TV Personalities:

Businesswoman, and maven of everything, Martha Stewart  (lobster)

Sports and political commentator, Keith Olbermann (celiac disease – wheat)

Supernanny, Jo Frost  (shellfish, peanuts, tree nuts)





Kerry Washington  (multiple food allergies) 

She revealed to E! News: ”Most people do not know about this but I carry an EpiPen with me almost everywhere I go because I have a lot of food allergies, like fatal food allergies, that if I eat these things, I could wind up dying in an emergency room somewhere. So I always have an EpiPen. It’s not sexy, but I’m being honest, I have an EpiPen in my bag.”


Busy Phillips  (soy, gluten)


Debra Messing  (multiple food allergies, seasonal allergies, avoids dairy)


Auggie Maturo, actor on “Girl Meets World” (peanuts, tree nuts, sesame and coconut)


Beverly Mitchell, actor on “7th Heaven” (eggs and dairy)

Kenton Duty, actor, singer, dancer  (chocolate, wheat, outgrown dairy)



Bill Hader; Formerly of SNL  (peanuts)

Steve Martin (shellfish)





Food Allergy Parents:

Actor, Steve Carell  (dairy)

President Barack Obama  (peanuts)

Clay Matthews  (peanuts)

Nina Garcia, judge of Project Runway and creative director of Marie Claire  (peanuts, tree nuts)

Senator Mark Warner of Virginia

Heather Locklear  (peanuts)President Barack Obama signs H.R. 2094, the School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act

Robert Kennedy, Jr  (peanuts)

Kym Whitley  (peanuts)

Holly Robinson Peete  (dairy, gluten)


For even more celebrities with food allergies, check out Just When You Felt Like The Only One With A Food Allergy.