Last winter, when I first started reaching out to allergists, nutritionists, and other moms with children with multiple food allergies, the amount of conflicting information and guidance was overwhelming. While I know that was my own fault in seeking too many opinions, it was what I felt was right then. In doing this, it did allow me to find some common denominators. One of the recommendations that most people made was starting TJ on a dairy-free, gluten-free probiotics once a day.
Although it is not proven, the theory behind probiotics and food allergies is that they help to build up a person’s digestive and immune systems, restoring good bacteria in the gut. This is the area of the body that needs to be restored to help outgrow and prevent food allergies. Around 12 months, we increased TJ’s daily intake from 1 to 2 Culturelle (dairy-free, gluten-free) probiotic packets a day. (Of course only after one of TJ’s doctors recommended it.)
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Because we are on the way to gut restoration, we smile on to the weekend…