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My BlogHer12 Experience

I went to New York City for BlogHer12; an annual blogging conference for women. This year it was attended by some 5000 women bloggers! It’s not like it’s a homework assignment, but every one of us who went, has a blog, and feels compelled to share our opinion on the event. Prior to going, I read all […]

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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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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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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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GI Scope Results

Both my boys went in last Tuesday for GI scopes. We wanted to test and make sure Caleb did not have Eosinophilic Esophagitis [EoE]; and to gauge where Jacob’s EoE was in terms of flaring up. The boys did great on scope day,  both getting  anesthesia.   Biopsy samples were taken as well and the […]

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My Hard Truth

“Dealing with Jacob’s cancer was less stressful, and easier, than dealing with his food allergies.” Yup. I said that.   Yes, It is a strong statement. But this is how I honestly feel. I am NOT saying that cancer is stress free or easy, or even preferential. Trust me, it isn’t! What Cancer and Food Allergies […]

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Health Update for Jacob

First off,  I want to thank all of you for your prayers, support, and understanding about my lack of posts over the past 6+ months.  As many of you know, Jacob was diagnosed last summer with bilateral Wilms tumors~ cancer.  He underwent 6 months of chemotherapy and surgery. He had his last chemotherapy treatment in […]

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