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If you are new to the allergy world, there are several online resources available:
Enjoy Life Allergy Information A great read if your newly diagnosed
Canary in a Corn Mine (Theresa Q's Blog)
Corn Free Product Guide (not always up to date, but a good starting point)
Corn Derivatives List (a must read)
Corn Allergy Girl's Medical List (great for starting the rocky path of medical treatment with a corn allergy)
Raw Food Recipes (great site for GAPs and Paleo ideas)
Adventures of a Gluten Free Mom (great blog)
Celiac.org (great resources for people with Celiac, as well as gluten and wheat allergies)
GAPs Diet (wonderful set of resources for anyone starting or on GAPs)
Eat Wild (shop for meat, dairy, and eggs)
Local Harvest (CSAs, produce, meat, eggs, and other misc. items. Some places ship!)
This is just a small collection of sites. There are thousands more out there. These are some of the sites that I found to be the most helpful when we were first navigating the allergy world. There are others that I also went to for more specialized diets such as AIP.
There's so much to learn if you are new to a food allergy or restricted/special diet. Here are other resources for those of you who may be new.
A wonderful page with info about what to avoid, and things you may not have thought of. Also note, there is a difference between being lactose intolerant, and dairy allergic. You'll also need to learn about avoiding casein if you are allergic, as some lactose free items still contain casein (milk protein).
Some ways to avoid nuts. Remember, nuts are one of the top 8, and personally, I've found it to be one of the most reactive. I can't stress enough the importance of reading labels.
A great list for avoiding yeast.
This list includes the diet and intro stage.
A word of advice. For everyone suffering with any sort of food allergy, I have found that the best way to deal with it is to eat simple. Start with fresh, healthy, ingredients. Simple meals will naturally eliminate a lot of allergens. Meals you make from scratch will also aid in this.