Tag Archives: Vitamin D

Vitamin D & Food Allergies

Here are some interesting reads regarding a possible correlation between food allergies and Vitamin D.

Vitamin D & Food Allergies

Source: http://www.aaaai.org/home.aspx

Vitamin D, The Gut & Food Allergies

Source: http://www.abc.net.au/health/default.htm


The study below discusses the possible effects of sun exposure in the early months of infancy.  It focuses on research reporting that there may be a risk factor for developing food allergies based on the month a person is born. Check out the abstract here.

Sun exposure inversely related to food sensitization during infancy.


Because of all of these articles directly or indirectly point to the importance of Vitamin D, I thought it would be best to end this post with links that can help increase this essential nutrient in our diets.


Source: https://ods.od.nih.gov/

Eight Ways to Get More Vitamin D into Your Diet

Source: http://www.everydayhealth.com/

More conscious of the amount of Vitamin D is our diets, we smile on to enjoying the rest of the weekend…

Vitamin D& Food Allergies

Is My Milk Doing My Body Good?

I am always amazed at how many different kinds of milks are out there now.  From rice milk to soy to almond to now even milks like hemp and oat, it fascinates me how many choices exist.


Aside from my son having a severe allergy to cow’s milk, I myself have always had a sensitivity to it.   As a young girl, I would often sneak around and dump my whole milk down the sink when my parents were not looking to avoid the stomach aches I would sometimes get.  (Sorry Mom & Dad!)

During my pregnancy with my son, strangely enough I had none of my typical symptoms to cow’s milk.   Then sure enough right after he was born, those old sensitivities started up again.   That is when I started to switch between cow’s milk and almond milk.

Then came TJ’s anaphylactic reaction to yogurt.  For many reasons that I will discuss in another post, I felt like continuing to breastfeeding him despite his multiple food allergies was the right decision for him…for us.  At the time, his allergies to coconut, soy, cow’s milk, oats, almond and other nuts made the only option rice milk.  Therefore, I drank rice milk for 5 months until he passed an oral food challenge to soy.   That is when I started to drink soy milk for the next month of the elimination diet. Even though it has been over 4 months since I stopped breastfeeding, I have still been only drinking soy milk.   During this time, the stomach pains that I had experienced most of my life were almost non-existent.

After reading up on milks recently and trying to really restore my gut health, I personally felt that I needed to open my diet up to several different types now.   Therefore, I have just started to alternate between cow’s milk, almond, oat, and soy.  With all of that being said, here are some interesting articles about different milk options. Hoping you find them as interesting as me, we smile on…


Which Type of Milk is Healthiest?

Source: http://www.usnews.com/

The Best Kind of Milk is…

Source: http://www.prevention.com/



tj cartoon

“Allergies Are Becoming More Frequent. Why?”

That infamous question: Why are allergies becoming more frequent?

Allergies Are Becoming More Frequent. Why?

Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/section/healthy-living/

Check it out and smile on with us…

tj cartoon

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)