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Common Spring Allergies In Children

Spring is upon us once again, and it’s time for kids and families to step back outside and enjoy the great outdoors. Playgrounds and backyards will soon be buzzing with the sound of happy kids in play, and the world around us will transform into blankets of color and fragrance. As beautiful and magical as the springtime season is, it can be a real pain for kids who deal with seasonal allergies. We tend to think of allergies more in late summer and fall – but spring definitely brings something to watch for. Today we’ll be exploring some of the Read More

Cleaning Without Itching – Allergen Free Soaps & Detergents

Did you know that soaps and detergents play a huge role in the treatment of eczema and other skin conditions? It’s pretty much impossible to get through life without using soaps, so making the right choices can make the difference between soft and itch-free skin and skin that’s simply causing problems. Allergen free soaps are possible to find. Today, we’d like to explore a few things to consider when choosing hand and bath soaps as well as clothing detergent soaps for your family – you might just be surprised at the difference a good soap makes! The Skinny On Soaps Read More

Now for the Challenge – Elimination Diet Part III

This is the third part of our three part guest blog series on the Elimination Diet.  Please visit here for tips on preparing for the Elimination Diet and here for an outline of rules, recipes and tips for successfully completing the first 12 days of the diet. After completing the first 12 days of the Elimination Diet, you are ready to continue into the re-introduction or “challenging” phase.  This is where you re-introduce the eliminated foods and monitor your symptoms to see which could be your potential trigger foods.  Continue with your written record of symptoms during this phase.  If Read More

Preservative Allergies

In the modern day we are lucky because so many foods can be stored and kept for a long time. Advancements in preservatives and storing methods make it easy for us to enjoy perishable foods with a longer shelf life than they normally have – saving us money in the long run! The issue is that many people have preservative allergies and find themselves sick or uncomfortable when they ingest any foods with preserving ingredients. In addition to allergies, many experts believe that preservatives are capable of causing a whole host of issues from immune to mood, so looking at Read More

Take it Away – A 3 Part Series on Elimination Diet (Part 1)

Many of you may have heard of the  Elimination Diet before, especially if you, your child, or someone you know suffers from allergies or food sensitivities. The Elimination Diet is an effective and low-cost tool that you can use to determine which foods, if any, are contributing to your symptoms.  For twelve days you eliminate the most common trigger foods from your diet, and then gradually reintroduce food groups one at a time to find out which, if any, cause your symptoms.  This diet is appropriate for children as well, and can be helpful to determine if your child’s symptoms Read More