Tag Archives: Food Allergy Research and Education

From Our House to Yours: Happy Halloween

Even though we only had five trick-or-treaters total and only saw one teal pumpkin when we were out and about for 1.5 hours, we had a safe and fun Halloween.   Plus, I have been inspired with new ideas for future Halloweens as my adorable little puppy grows older.   With that being said, we smile on hoping everyone also had an amazing Halloween….

Why are There So Many Food Allergies Today?

Here is another article discussing the many factors that are believed to be causing the “epidemic” of food allergies.  I pray that one day there will be more definitive answers and guidance, but for now we continue to stay updated and smile on…

Why are There So Many Food Allergies Today?

(Source: Allergic Living)

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Food Allergies on the Rise – What do you believe to be the cause?

According to FARE, it is estimated that up to 15 million Americans have food allergies, affecting 1 in every 13 children under the age of 18. What is causing this increase? There are a bunch of theories out there as well as tons of research being done to try to figure this out.  However, we are interested in your thoughts. Please participate in the following poll and help us smile on…

Probiotic formula reverses cow’s milk allergies by changing gut bacteria of infants

One of the common theories of how to outgrow food allergies is to restore one’s gut by increasing the healthy bacteria in it.   To do this, we use allergen-free probiotics twice a day in addition to eating foods that we have heard do this as well (avocado, bone broth, etc.) (But, I’ll post about that another day.)

With that being said, this article is not only worth the read, but definitely keeps us hopeful for more definite answers in the near future so we smile on…

Source: Probiotic formula reverses cow’s milk allergies by changing gut bacteria of infants

The Teal Pumpkin Project – Information for an Allergy-Friendly Halloween – updated September 20, 2015

The following three links are excellent resources if you are interested in participating in The Teal Pumpkin Project to help keep Halloween allergy-friendly. After hitting up Target and Amazon, I provided some examples of what we will being handing out this Halloween. Because some people have already reached out to me and told me that they are excited to participate, we have  even more reasons to smile on…


Halloween-with-Food-Allergies

(Source: http://www.kidswithfoodallergies.org/page/welcome.aspx)


The Teal Pumpkin Project – An Allergy-Friendly Halloween

(Source: http://blog.foodallergy.org/)


15 Ideas for Non-Food Halloween Treats

(Source: http://blog.foodallergy.org/)


Some Examples of Non-Food Halloween Treats

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When Your Baby Has a Food Allergy

This is an excellent article about an experience very close to home. As always, because sharing is caring, we smile on…

Special thanks to Nutricia, maker of Neocate®, for supporting our educational blog series on managing food allergies in infants and toddlers. This post is the first in a three-part series.

By: Gina Clowes, Director of Education, FARE

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I was so happy to see my 8 month-old son Daniel enjoying homemade split pea soup. But I wondered about the pinkness I saw around his mouth. By the time I got a washcloth, I saw a look of panic in his eyes. Then came the vomiting. After a stressful trip to the pediatrician’s office, and confirmation of yet another food allergy, he was no worse for wear by that evening. I, on the other hand, still feel a twinge of mommy-guilt when I see his scared face in my mind’s eye.

When your baby is diagnosed with food allergies, it is life-changing. Whether it is “only” one allergy or multiple food allergies…

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Teal Pumpkin Project™ – Food Allergy Research & Education

Source: Teal Pumpkin Project™ – Food Allergy Research & Education

HALLOWEEN

Wanted to repost this with some of the ideas that I have and am using for alternatives to candy. I realize that this may need to be adjusted for different age groups. However, when looking to order some Halloween treats, I thought both about my middle school students and of course, my 16-month-old son. Check it out and add to the list by commenting with your own ideas!

  1. Stickers (For younger kids even though I loved and collected stickers as a kid for many years.) – Mickey stickers  (Because we looooove Mickey, heck who doesn’t love Mickey!) 
  2. Pencils – Who doesn’t like a funky pencil?
  3. Erasers – How fun and gross
  4. Glow stick bracelets – Love this one!
  5. Funky, fun accessories – Mustaches and eye patches!
  6. What else can we add to the list?!?!

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