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Our Allergen List

I just realized some of you may wonder what all the allergens we have to avoid are, so I thought I would give you the list. Caleb has asthma, and is allergic to: Peanuts Treenuts Dairy Cats Has tested out of:  Beef Pork Canola Yeast Eggs Jacob is allergic to: Dairy Egg Peanut Treenuts Soy […]

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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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I am NOT Strong!

My youngest son just turned 2 on September 3rd.  On September 7th  we got the phone call that confirmed he has cancer, a tumor on each kidney.  Prior to him starting chemotherapy I wanted us to try to get a better handle on his food allergies and try to figure out what was going on. […]

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Seeing a New Allergist

Today I took Jacob into see a new allergist.  Mainly to try to find someone who could better explain his test results to me, as his extensive list of foods was becoming impossible to work around, and I needed to know what I should be paying attention to and what could be dismissed. As some […]

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Peanut Allergies in the news 4/3/2011

Posted: April 3 Updated: Today at 12:03 AM Families Today: Rise in peanut allergies tough nut for scientists By DR. T. BERRY BRAZELTON and DR. JOSHUA SPARROW   Q: Why are peanut allergies so much more prevalent than they used to be? – Via email     A: It is estimated that 1 percent of children […]

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Tree-nut Allergy

Whether your child [or you] have an allergy to one of the list of tree nuts, or to ALL of them, chances are you have been told to avoid them all.  A reason behind this is that so many are processed in the same facilities, making  cross contamination a real possibility. Tree nut allergies also […]

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Dairy Allergy

A Dairy allergy is NOT the same thing as being lactose intolerant! Let me just get that out of the way here! That being said, A dairy allergy is inconvenient, but also one of the easiest to get around! ~ as long as you don’t have allergies to Soy,  Coconut, or Rice. If you are wondering […]

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Pea Allergy

Yes, a pea allergy. There has probably been more than one kid and even some adults who have wished for this one! I discovered Jacob was allergic to peas when he was about 6 mos old.   His reactions from eating a jar of babyfood peas- [peas, water-listed as ingredients] made it pretty obvious! Needless […]

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