Hi! I am Kara Wada. I am a wife, food allergy mom, and autoimmune warrior. I am a board-certified pediatric and adult Allergist/Immunologist and medical educator at a large academic center in Columbus, Ohio.
After my diagnosis, I didn't know where to start. I knew I needed to make changes in what we were eating and other habits, but I was overwhelmed.
What had the potential to help? What was safe? What was sustainable for the long term? Where could I find a balance between Western medicine and the wellness industry?
The Crunchy Allergist grew out of my frustration.Join our private community!
When I became a food allergy mom and autoimmune patient in the same month, I was devastated. Nearly 2 years later, I am more passionate than ever to help others struggling with misbehaving immune systems.
I am a board-certified pediatric and adult allergist/immunologist and have been caring for patients with allergies, autoimmunity, and immune deficiency for nearly 10 years. Additionally, I completed additional training in medical education.
Last but not least, I am both a Sjogren's warrior and food allergy mom that has transitioned our family to a more anti-inflammatory lifestyle.
As a busy working mom living with a chronic illness, efficiency is KEY. I use effective evidence-based, & common sense solutions to optimize health.
We are going to walk hand in hand through ways to best use your limited resources including time, energy & money!
Learn through original & curated content from the experts themselves. I have already weeded out the woo for you.
Use effective accountability & tracking tools to help you see where you are and how far you have come!
Each month have the opportunity to virtually attend expert-led sessions, participate in a book club, and question & answer discussions.
Join a tight knit community of like-minded individuals all looking to find more balance in their lives.
Watch engaging pre-recorded mini-classes to learn about the immune system and what happens when it doesn't follow the rules.
Learn a holistic approach to caring for the immune system at your own pace. Pause, rewatch, & quiz yourself as you go!
Whether it is focusing on nutrition, sleep, non-toxic living, mindfulness or movement, you'll have opportunities each month to interact with the content experts.
Nourish to Flourish! Explore non-restrictive, anti-inflammatory nutrition with Jenifer Tharani, MS RD's landmark program.
Learn ways to support your own growth and healing.
No one should go through their wellness journey alone. Find 1-on-1 and community support while building meaningful relationships.
Let's cheer each other on through the tough days and celebrate victories together.
Holistic, practical, effective steps towards healing & learn to trust yourself again. Commit to sustainable solutions for today, tomorrow & decades down the road.