Sloane Miller

Patient Advocate

Sloane Miller, MFA, MSW, LMSW, specialist in food allergy management and author, is founder and President of Allergic Girl Resources, Inc., a consultancy devoted to food allergy awareness. She consults with private clients, the healthcare, food, and hospitality industries, government and not-for-profit advocacy organizations. In 2006, Ms. Miller started Please Don't Pass the Nuts, an award-winning blog for and about people affected by food allergies. In 2011, John Wiley & Sons published Ms. Miller's book, Allergic Girl: Adventures in Living Well With Food Allergies, the definitive how-to guide. Ms. Miller combines a lifetime of personal experience and passion with professional expertise to connect with people about how to live safely, effectively, and joyously with food allergies.

Latest by Sloane Miller

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Depression and Creativity: Is There a Link?

Some of the world's most creative souls have died by suicide. Sloan Miller examines the relationship between depression and creativity and shares where to go for help.

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How to Avoid Common Holiday Asthma Triggers

Holidays are here and with the holidays come some staples: parties, drinking and fruitcake. If you have asthma, there are some holiday pitfalls to keep in mind like parties, drinking and maybe even fruitcake. So before you reach for that puff on a ce...

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10 Holiday Gift Do's for People With Allergies

So you’ve probably read my suggestions for what NOT to buy your allergic friends, relatives and acquaintances. Now for 10 PLUS Dos that will be much more appreciated Make sure to give them a gift receipt for easy returns: 1. Apparel alternatives. If ...

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8 Gift DON'Ts For the Holidays

That time – you know that special, hair-raising, stressful, economic-crisis has hit, stores are jammed, I can’t find anything anyone would really want, what-do-I-get-for-them, gift-giving time – is now only a few weeks away. Add to that the friend yo...

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Is there Milk in Your Clothing? Watch Out for Allergenic Fabrics

In this current economic climate, serious belt tightening is in order. However, after all of my fall cleaning, yes I did that too, I was left with gaps in my wardrobe. I had given away so much that I no longer wore, no longer fit, or was too-seven-ye...

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If It's Fall, This Must Be Eczema

When I put on blush recently, I noticed a half inch patch of under-the-eye-eczema --a sure sign that the cold weather has begun. So when I got home that evening, even though it was late, I massaged in some olive oil. Yes. Olive oil. On eczema. What i...

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Allergy and Asthma as Chronic Illness

There are several new voices about living with chronic illness: Jenni’s Chronic Babe, Kris’s Crazy Sexy Cancer, and Laurie Edwards author of Life Disrupted: Getting Real about Chronic Illness in your Twenties and Thirties. I read Edwards’ books and w...

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Eric and Evan Edwards and their "EpiCard" Epinephrine Delivery System

Identical twins Eric and Evan Edwards both have severe food allergies and they have been developing a new type of epinephrine delivery system they call an EpiCard. They started their privately-held company, Intelliject, straight out of college with f...

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Painting with "Green" Paints

The beginning of September has been “refresh my apartment time.” According to New York law, rented apartments are due a painting by the landlord every three years. I haven’t had my apt painted since the summer of 2004 and it showed: the ceiling was c...

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Managing Latex and Adhesive Allergies Before Surgery

This month, I’m going in for an arthroscopic knee procedure. I’ve had a few day surgeries and outpatient procedures and I always bring up allergies and asthma early on. As in, “I have asthma, keep an eye on my breathing during the procedure please” a...