About Us

Allergic Living website and e-magazine

The purpose of Allergic Living is to inform, engage and assist readers living with food allergies, and environmental allergies and asthma. Our mission is to be the authoritative and trustworthy source of news and information for the allergy community.

Allergic Living has a reputation for insightful reporting on allergic disease, with an emphasis on research news. Our feature writing focuses on the societal and emotional challenges of food allergy life, and provides readers with insights from leading experts. The website also offers expert advice columns and Top 8-free recipes.

In 2019, the former print magazine was ended, as Allergic Living transitioned to a well-received series of special edition e-magazines, each focused on a big topic. The first of these is the Food Allergy Anxiety Guide.

In recognition of our publishing firm’s work in advocacy and education, Allergic Living received FARE’s Outstanding Business Award for Food Allergy Activism in 2016.

Gwen Smith, Editor
Gwen Smith, Allergic Living’s founder and editor, is a journalist with years of experience in both Canada and the U.S. Among her credentials, she has been the deputy managing editor and national editor of The Globe and Mail newspaper, the editor-in-chief of a major women’s magazine, a magazine writer and a radio and TV producer.

Gwen knows first-hand the realities of life with allergies. She has food allergies to soy, shellfish and peanuts and environmental allergies.

She and the editorial team may be reached at editor@allergicliving.com.

Our Contributors
Several medical experts, experienced health and food writers contribute regularly to the website and e-magazine.

The Allergicliving.com website was developed by Flight Deck Media.