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
Last Updated June 1, 2017 By Andrea in Allergies, Food, smnblog with Comments Off on Why Dairy Causes Food Intolerance Or Allergies
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
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
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
Last Updated January 7, 2013 By Andrea in Diet, Eczema, Food, Itchy Skin, Skin, smnblog with 4 Comments
Elimination diets are hard. This is why most people don’t bother with them. Deep down they know they don’t feel as well as they should and they likely question food as the culprit, but they get too overwhelmed by the thought of such an extreme diet and the idea just washes away. That’s how I was for a long time. Elimination diets are challenging, but so very worth it. It is how we finally determined most of my son’s eczema triggers and food allergies, which were causing head-to-toe severe eczema. Eliminating gluten, dairy, soy, corn, and some tree nuts finally Read More