Have you heard the terms “food allergy” and “food sensitivity” being tossed around left and right? Believe it or not, these terms are not interchangeable and the differences are important! What is the main difference? The difference between a food allergy and a food sensitivity starts with the body’s response to that food. When you are allergic to a food, your body’s reaction is caused by your immune system. When you are sensitive to a food, your body’s digestive system causes the reaction. Another important distinction is that food sensitivities are not life-threatening while food allergies definitely can be. The Read More
Last Updated June 1, 2017 By Andrea in Allergies, Food, smnblog with Comments Off on Why Dairy Causes Food Intolerance Or Allergies
One of the most common allergens in children these days is dairy products with an emphasis on milk. Many children have to avoid a variety of dairy products so that any food intolerance or allergy does not form. Because dairy seems to be everywhere and in everything, it can be challenging to understand why such a common and seemingly safe product can cause so many problems with your children’s allergies. Knowledge is power, so today we’re going to explore what makes dairy an allergen and how you can give your child the best without using it. What Is A Food Intolerance vs A Food Read More
As the cooler weather sets in, many parents change or increase the type of sheets and blankets used on their child’s bed to give added comfort and warmth. At this time, many parents wonder if certain fabrics are better or worse for their children who have sensitive skin or allergies – and the answer may surprise you! In today’s post we’ll look at some of the most popular types of linens, sheets, and blankets to give you information about which types may be best for you and your family. Micro-Fiber This easy to clean material is made from tiny pieces Read More
Last Updated September 9, 2017 By Andrea in Allergies, smnblog, Treatments with Comments Off on DIY Disaster / Emergency Preparedness Kit – Customized for allergy needs!
One of the most important things we can do for the health and safety of our families is create and maintain an emergency and disaster preparedness kit. These kits can be purchased online or in local stores – but you can also put them together on your own and save money in the process! Before putting a kits together, consider where you’ll store it all. Most people use waterproof 5-gallon buckets which can be sealed and stored in closets or basements spaces. You may also want to consider using a backpack since this can be easy to grab-and-go when needed, Read More
Do you have staple foods you ALWAYS purchase? Maybe certain foods you by at certain times. My family has a few staples that we buy large amounts of. For example, we love: Veggie Sticks Organic Steel Cut Oatmeal Hemp Milk (Pacific Foods, Original) Every 2 weeks I purchase ALL the Hemp Milk, I repeat ALL, ok it’s only 12 cartons =) but still! LOL Here’s how we got started on hemp milk. I’ve been doing this for about 2 years. A Whole Food’s way to save is by purchasing at least 12 cartons at a time to get 10% off, plus Read More