The Whole Health Cure

"Understanding Food Allergies" with Erin Malawer

Episode Summary

Erin Malawer is a digital health entrepreneur and food allergy advocate.  She is the founder of Allergy|Health which brings expert guidance and up-to-date information to patients and caregivers. Erin serves on the Food Allergy Task Force at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington D.C. In addition to advising pharmaceutical companies, tech start-ups, food manufacturers, media outlets, restaurants, and others on food allergies, Erin consults and contributes to a variety of media sources including Bloomberg, Politico, CBS Radio, CBS News, Healthline, WebMD, and Fox 5.  Erin was featured on the Discovery Chanel documentary, “Emerging Epidemic: Food Allergies in America” (2013) and is the food allergy columnist and medical editor for the publication,Allergy & Asthma Today. In this conversation Erin shares how she started down the path of food allergy research after her son got diagnosed with food allergies as a toddler. Erin explains in detail what happens when a person eats the food they are allergic to, discusses potential consequences and talks about different tests available on the market. Erin also explains how food allergy is different from food intolerance and addresses common myths about both. Tune in to learn more! This podcast is brought to you by Emory Lifestyle Medicine & Wellness. To learn more about our work, please visit https://bit.ly/EmoryLM

Episode Notes

Erin Malawer is a digital health entrepreneur and food allergy advocate.  She is the founder of Allergy|Health which brings expert guidance and up-to-date information to patients and caregivers.  Erin serves on the Food Allergy Task Force at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington D.C.  In addition to advising pharmaceutical companies, tech start-ups, food manufacturers, media outlets, restaurants, and others on food allergies, Erin consults and contributes to a variety of media sources including Bloomberg, Politico, CBS Radio, CBS News, Healthline, WebMD, and Fox 5.  Erin was featured on the Discovery Chanel documentary, “Emerging Epidemic: Food Allergies in America” (2013) and is the food allergy columnist and medical editor for the publication,Allergy & Asthma Today.

Through her organization,AllergyStrong, Erin is focused on helping the at-risk and underserved community living with food allergies.  Erin especially enjoys working with children and recently produced a public service announcement aimed at dispelling myths and promoting basic guidance about food allergies for underserved youth and those that support them.

In this conversation Erin shares how she started down the path of food allergy research after her son got diagnosed with food allergies as a toddler. Erin explains in detail what happens when a person eats the food they are allergic to, discusses potential consequences and talks about different tests available on the market. Erin also explains how food allergy is different from food intolerance and addresses common myths about both. Tune in to learn more!

For more information please refer to the following resources:

Social media: @allergystrong  or  @shmallergy
Website: allergystrong.com or follow Allergy Shmallergy (our blog) on twitter/Facebook

This podcast is brought to you by Emory Lifestyle Medicine & Wellness. To learn more about our work, please visit 

https://bit.ly/EmoryLM