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 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
If you’re a parent with an allergic child, or if you’re exploring an elimination diet to help single out the foods that may be causing allergic reactions, you may be wondering which foods to look at first. For most people, there are specific foods that trigger an allergic response. Once these foods are identified, they can be cut from the diet and avoided so that they can live an allergy-free life without all the hassle, medications, and stress. Here’s a list of come of the most common foods that cause allergic reactions, and information about how to live without them. 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
Last Updated October 21, 2014 By Andrea in Moisturizers, Scratching, Skin, smnblog, Treatments with No Comment
If you have a child with sensitive skin, allergies, eczema, or other skin irritations, you’ve probably already found out that sometimes choosing the right product to bath and moisturize your child’s skin can be confusing. There are more baby bath products on the market right now than ever before, and all of them claim to be the best! So which ones are really great for your child’s sensitive skin, and which products will help cut down on itching, sooth irritations, and keep your child’s skin hydrated and soft? The first thing you should look for in finding the perfect bathing Read More