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
Last Updated September 9, 2017 By Andrea in Allergies, smnblog, Treatments with Comments Off on DIY Disaster / Emergency Preparedness Kit – Customized for allergy needs!
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
This is the second part of our three part guest blog series on the Elimination Diet. By now you may have tried out some of the suggestions in Part I, or are ready to jump right in and start! Make sure you have a food diary handy, as this will be essential to tracking symptoms during the Elimination Diet. For TWO WEEKS, you will make some replacements in your current diet as follows. All items should be organic, or as many items as you can. Food Group INCLUDE these foods: EXCLUDE these foods: Fruits Fresh and frozen fruit, fresh fruit 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
If your child is on a limited diet due to allergies or finicky eating, you may be wondering if they are getting enough of the most important vitamins and minerals each and every day. Using a high end children’s multivitamin is one of the best and easiest ways to ensure that your child gets all of the nourishment they need – but which ones are best? Right now there are countless selections for you to choose from on the market from liquids and pills to vitamins shaped like teddy bears. The sheer selection can be confusing in and of itself- Read More