Allergen Component Testing: Alyssa’s Story

Alyssa Bauder scheduled what she thought was a routine appointment with an allergist but received news that changed her life. While she still had a life-threatening allergy to peanuts, she no longer was allergic to tree nuts, fish, shellfish, or chickpeas—news that seemed almost too good to be true. Learn how she tackled 13 food challenges and worked with her therapist to manage food allergy-related anxiety with a strategy that led to wins like her first Starbucks at 24 years old and a lot of fun along the way.

Alyssa is thankful for the freedom she’s gained and is glad to still be a part of the food allergy community, one that she’s passionate about and plans to continue advocating for through both her platform and career.

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Allergen Component Testing 101

The most powerful and potentially life-changing diagnostic tool in the food allergy community is also the least known: the allergen component test. We partnered with
Allergy Insider, an education platform from Thermo Fisher Scientific who conducts the majority of allergy blood testing in the US and is considered the gold standard, to provide the details you need to know so you can understand if component testing is right for you. Spoiler alert: if you manage allergies to peanut, most tree nuts, milk, egg, or soy, we think the answer is a resounding YES! 
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Top 10 Allergy-Friendly Baseball Stadiums

When it comes to being allergy-friendly, these baseball stadiums hit it out of the park! Our guide features the 10 highest rated allergy-friendly MLB stadiums based on Spokin app reviews. See which stadiums scored a home run for offering peanut-free games and safe ballpark eats including gluten-free hotdogs, chicken fingers, beer, and more. Explore all the baseball stadium reviews on the Spokin app and if you’ve attended a baseball game, please share a review!  
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