Guest Blogger

Danielle Nelson

Danielle Nelson

Danielle Nelson is a writer, mom of three, and occasional social worker. She was thrown into the world of food allergies when her son had a life threatening reaction to peanuts the day before his first birthday. For the last 10 years she has waded through the trenches of food allergy and intolerance, learned how to uncover her family's other allergies and sensitivities and shape shifted her natural cooking abilities to suit their allergen-free needs.

Danielle has used elimination diets and biomedical treatments to alleviate many of the symptoms of her oldest son's Aspergers syndrome. Today he is a bright, engaging, open-hearted child who has been successfully mainstreamed since he stepped foot in public school - a feat she never dreamed possible before eliminating gluten, dairy and corn from his diet.

Danielle writes about uncovering and living with food allergies and intolerances on her blog, Danielle's Kitchen. When she's not writing, reading, knitting, taking pictures or goofing around with her kids, she can be found in the kitchen whipping up safe meals and treats for her family that are free from gluten, dairy, soy, corn, peanuts and (usually) eggs. Her kids think she has magic powers and she likes it that way.

Danielle loves helping folks navigate their own allergies and intolerances. She can be e-mailed directly through her blog and you can find her on Twitter @DaniellesKitchn.

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Blog Posts by Danielle Nelson

  • Traveling with Food Allergies: Eat In or Dine Out?

    Traveling with Food Allergies: Eat In or Dine Out?

    Traveling with a child who has food allergies means having to do some legwork before you go. Whether you choose to dine out or eat in on your vacation, or a combination of both, you’ll need to do some pre-planning. The more work you’re able to do in advance, the less likely you are to […]

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  • Traveling With Food Allergies: Peanuts and Planes

    Traveling With Food Allergies: Peanuts and Planes

    Planes are notorious for the tiny pouches of peanuts they adore handing out. With peanut and other life threatening food allergies steadily rising, it’s surprising that these are still the go-to snacks of so many airlines. Unfortunately, this makes flying with a peanut allergic child a risky venture, but not an impossible one. Here are […]

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  • Traveling With Food Allergies: Lodging

    Traveling With Food Allergies: Lodging

    There are a number of things to considering when planning a vacation with a food allergic family member. One of the first things you need to consider is where to stay. By now you are probably fairly used to having to cook a lot of your own meals and you can accomplish this while away […]

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  • Traveling with Food Allergies: Be Prepared

    Traveling with Food Allergies: Be Prepared

    I blindly stuck my hand in my purse and fished around, looking for his Epi-Pen. I couldn’t find the familiar thick plastic injector and dumped my bag out only to find that it was missing. I must have given it to him, or my mother, another time and forgot to get it back. I was […]

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  • Traveling with Food Allergies: Your New Normal

    Traveling with Food Allergies: Your New Normal

    Our lives revolve around food. We need nourishment to be healthy, for our bodies to function and grow, and food also brings us emotional happiness. Sharing food traditions is very important to many families. But when a food allergy enters the picture, it’s akin to an earthquake hitting that huge part of our lives. Our […]

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