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Tasterie ~ Review

I have had the pleasure of chatting with Lama Rimawi, a Pediatrician, and founder of Tasterie.  She has come up with a safe, fun and fantastic way to help us find and try new foods, and avoid the dreaded food rut so many of us end up in!~ Dealing with food allergies, we often finally find […]

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New Study Supports Hygiene Hypothesis

ANTIBACTERIALS IN PERSONAL-CARE PRODUCTS LINKED TO ALLERGY RISK IN CHILDREN I received this from a friend who checked with JHU and was told that the researchers didn’t have information on parental practices and the use of antibacterial products before/after allergy diagnosis.  So now we have seen studies that urban area kids have more allergies, and […]

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Learning to Bake Allergen-Free ~ book review

      I recently was sent a copy of “Learning to Bake Allergen-Free: a crash course for busy parents on baking without wheat, gluten, dairy, eggs, soy, or nuts” from the author, Colette Martin.  I LOVE this cookbook! It really is a tutorial~ teaching you not only about the alternatives you can use in […]

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Premae Allergen-free Skincare

I am so pleased to share this lovely company I have been in contact with,  Premae Skincare.  Owner/founder Clare Eluka was kind enough to send me some samples of her Clemensy Balm to use on Jacob’s eczema. It is nice because it doesn’t sting or irritate his skin!  Based in UK, Premae  manufactures face and […]

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EoE Food Allergy Patch Test

I took Jacob in this week to the allergist’s to have them do a “food allergy patch test.” This is done to try to diagnose what foods are triggering the Eosinophilic reactions in EoE patients. From apfed.org “Patch testing examines for non-IgE mediated reactions.  These reactions are often delayed, occurring hours to days after ingestion […]

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504 Planning

If your child has food allergies, they are  entitled to having a 504 plan in place at their school. I have been slowly working on doing Caleb’s 504 planning for next year. I meant to have his done after the start of school last fall, but with Jacob’s cancer diagnosis, it was forgotten/put on the […]

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Food Allergy Foundation Award

The Food Allergy Foundation is relatively new on the scene, [they are celebrating their birthday this month!] so if you haven’t heard of them, consider this your introduction!~ This is a non-profit organization whose “dedicated to helping families and individuals manage life with food allergies. We are the “new voice” in the food allergy community focusing […]

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Sunshine Award & Food Allergy Awareness Week

My friend Homa, from OhMahdeehness.com  nominated me for the Sunshine Award! What a special honor and wonderful way to kick off Food Allergy Awareness Week!I will share my favorite blogs/sites, some are fun, others are informative!  Here are the details~ Sunshine Award Rules: • Include the award’s logo in a post or on your blog. • […]

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Sorting Out New Allergy Test Results

Both Caleb and Jacob had food allergy testing done this week. I am ‘processing’ the results, some good news, some bad. Caleb tested  highest to peanut and then to cat. His results were low to egg, beef, pork, and dairy~ and amazingly, he showed no reactions to tree nuts!~ He is also allergic to dogs […]

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Pumpkin Seeds~ GERBS

I have a new addiction!~ It’s a snack I can safely share with my allergic boys!~Allergen-Free Pumpkin Seeds!~ Seriously, I am craving these as I write this!~ Recently I was contacted by a company I had never heard of, called GERBS~  who make allergen-free pumpkin seed snacks!~ They kindly sent us some samples which both […]

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