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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Sneaky Ways Some Fabrics Can Trigger an Allergy Attack

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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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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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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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...

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"100 Questions & Answers About Your Child's Asthma" book review

I’ve been reading 100 Questions & Answers about Your Child’s Asthma by Claudia Plottel, MD and B Robert Feldman, MD. (Full disclosure: Dr Feldman was my pediatric allergist and is a relative). The book is an excellent primer for parents of newly ...

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Workplace allergies

Workplace allergy is real According to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology as reported by the New York Times: “Workplace allergy, specifically occupational asthma, accounts for about 10 percent of asthma cases in the United States ...

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Allergy and Asthma Friendly Toys

Stuffed Toys are Dust Mite Collectors As a child, I had lots of stuffed animals. I recall one heartbreaking episode with my beloved Big Bird doll, a big yellow fluffy thing that was the same size as I was (I was about three then). Big Bird had plasti...