Found it: Dairy Free (nutfree) Easter Candy!

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Even though my son has offically outgrown dairy, we are currrently discovering some milk chocolates bother him and give him an itchy mouth and swells his lips very slightly.  This used to happen when he was preschool aged with non-organic fruit.  Needless to say, our interest has been piqued and we are looking into this.  Until we find answers I thought I would share my dairy … [Read more...]

Together we can MAKE AN EPI Difference

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This month's Food Allergy Educational Campaign 2015 (#FAEC15), the brain child of Gina Mennett Lee, brings a great discussion about how to use your epinephrine auto-injectors!  Sharon Wong, creator of the Nut Free Wok, posted, "Get to Know Your Epi & Practice," in support of calling all of us to action.  Action in taking good care of oursevles and our loved ones.  My … [Read more...]

Eating Out with Food Allergies Safely

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I remember when my son ate out for the first time, ten years ago, with the same great detail that I had when he lost his first tooth.  Oh wait, I actually don't remember when he lost his first tooth!  Eating out with Food Allergies for the first time felt monumental since he was four years old and had never eaten out.  Since then, we've come a long way and the restaurant … [Read more...]

A Look Before You LEAP (into peanut)

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What the LEAP Study REALLY means and where do we go from here-insight from allergist, Dr. Dave Stukus, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Section of Allergy/Immunology at Nationwide Children’s Hospita-GUEST POST SERIES.  NOTE: Dr. Stukus is one of my favorites on Twitter with his humor and practical real world advice: @AllergyKidsDoc From the good doctor: I was … [Read more...]

Peanut Allergy Prevention Arrived!?

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The food allergy community has erupted into a loud conversation today over what is being called a landmark study about early introduction of peanut in infants to prevent peanut allergy!  At the annual American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) Conference, today's big announcement brought the much-anticipated results of the LEAP (British … [Read more...]