Sunday, May 31, 2009

AllergyKids.com

I have no idea how I never found this site before, but it is wonderful. It has a lot of information and products, which I will be getting soon to help G when she goes to school. I saw the founder, Robyn O'Brien on the Today Show a few weeks ago. I just got her book "The Unhealthy Truth: How Our Food Is Making Us Sick-and What We Can Do About It." The one thing that has been frustrating for us is that our children do not have a risk of anaphylaxis (that we know). So, some doctors, teachers, or other people don't want to consider them allergic. The other terms used to define people who have less life-threatening allergies are "food sensitive" or "food intolerant." However, the oxidative stress that occurs from eating problem foods over a lifetime can lead to life-threatening problems such as cancer. This book helps demonstrate how serious allergies and food intolerances can be.

*Also, there is a lot of information for parents whose children do NOT have allergies (that they know about, as symptoms may not be recognized) about the health of our food in America. Things like Kraft Mac n' Cheese or Gold Fish seem like healthier alternatives, but read this book and you may think differently.

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