⭐️🌟Today’s Allergy Star is Olivia ! She’s 10 months old. At 4 months she had dermatitis and eczema and at 6 months was found to have allergies to egg, peanut , soy and dairy although recently she passed a trial to peanut 🎉 she’s also currently working her way up the milk ladder . She’s a smiley babe who loves to play , Olivia you’re a star ⭐️🌟 #childrensallergies #allergy #raisingawareness #allergies #foodallergies #star
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*Coming September 2018* 🚌 School Rules is the fifth in a series of six educational books by Canadian Allergy mom Michelle Nel and Illustrated by American allergy mom Jennifer Terry.
SCHOOL RULES, as narrated by the child, acknowledges that although daily teachings may require unremitting reminders with confidence assures all allergic lessons are eminently instilled and infallibly followed.” www.allergybooksforkids.ca
#allergies #foodallergies #childrensbooks
In ‘See You Later Allergygator’ the assistance is summoned of an allergy aficionado to clarify the conundrum of cross-contamination, the relevance of reading ingredient lists, the tangibility of trace as well the significance behind the statement ‘may contain’. www.allergybooksforkids.ca
#foodallergies #allergies #childrensbooks
‘There Are No B-List Allergies’ takes a celebrity vantage point to emphasize that although there are priority allergens, less common allergies are equal in severity and therefor should be treated with alike considerations.
Of Michelle’s son’s multiple anaphylactic allergies not all are top allergens.
#foodallergies #childrensbooks #allergies
With an intergalactic twist ‘My Immune System Needs Glasses’ helps answer the question, ‘How do allergic reactions happen?’ www.allergybooksforkids.ca
Have you ever felt stuck? 🤔
Often, when you pause and invite love into your moment of frustration, bits of truth and clarity surface and you can start piecing them together. 💖
It'll probably hurt but real, true growth is a painful process. Dig deep, plant your feet, and grow anyway. 🌱💪
Where are you feeling frustrated?
Triple bean chilli
This is a simple, warming meal that you can batch cook. I like to divide mine up into individual portions and freeze so that I have midweek meal prep covered, and I actually think this little pan of loveliness tastes even better after a few days! .
Triple bean chilli
Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a pan and soften 1 small finely diced onion along with 1 finely diced carrot, red bell pepper and 2 sticks of celery for 8 minutes. Add 2 crushed cloves of garlic garlic along with 1 small pinch of mild chilli powders, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, 1 teaspoon of paprika and 1 teaspoon of cumin and cook on a gentle heat for a further 5 minutes. (When my daughter was younger I would everything a quick blitz - texture seems to be everything for toddlers!)
Next add a tin of each of the following drained beans - kidney, cannellini and black bean and a 500 gram carton of passata. Finally fill up the empty carton with cold water and add that to the pan and stir. Simmer for 20 minutes. Add additional water as required.
Serve with brown rice and avo balls or chunks x
NOAH | I still can’t believe how quickly things have changed. He sleeps through the night. Naps are gone. And the latest in all the Pickl-It awesomeness.. we have normal solid-looking stools! 3.5 years of mush, punctuated with a more formed mush here or there but mostly mush, of every shade. When he detoxed from breastmilk and we had an array of stuff leave his body, the one thing I think I failed to mention (or maybe I did?) was the smell. Fizzy like champagne. With his yeast overgrowth diagnosis I knew it must be candida die-off. What else could smell like that? Well I’m pleased to report that that smell is back with the introduction of all the fermented goodies. Hooray! The latest fizz was thanks to the addition of onion brine. Potent stuff! While it’s been incredible and amazing seeing his body accept these foods, I was reminded yesterday that too much of a good thing is well.. too much. Every demand of “dosa mamma” and “more potato” was delivered. I let stock slide. His stools were formed and he was eliminating himself so I stopped daily enemas. Bad mistake on both accounts. I increased carrot juice, beetroot kvass and onion all in the one day. Before I knew it he was straining, extremely bloated, and turned off his food. In desperation I tried to do two enemas solo. Both of which failed because Noah didn’t want me anywhere near his bottom half. We both ended up traumatised. As soon as daddy got home it was straight to it. He retained the whole fleet enema. Ugh. He was dehydrated. Another enema first thing this morning and viola. Seven solid poos today. Flat stomach. Requests for dosa and potato were better managed, and I took the edge off the strain on his body by lowering carrot, beet kvass and brown onion temporarily. Happy little man again and my faith restored. In other news, I cracked open our red onion today and was reminded again how important it is to go SLOW. Just because I can now have 1 tablespoon of brown onion brine does not mean I can jump straight to 1/4 teaspoon of red onion 🤢🤢🤢
And Beaker's First Day Lunch. GF sandwich, orange slices, carrots and cucumbers with ranch, and GF pretzels and marshmallow rice treat. This adorable little frog tiered bento box is one I picked up for super cheap on clearance at Old Navy maybe 6 or 7 years ago. I run it through the dishwasher frequently and it's used at least a few times every school year by each lunch-toting kid, and is still in great shape. Wish I could find more! #schoollunch #firstday #glutenfree #udisglutenfree #snydersofhanover #frog #bento #foodallergies #fourthgrade
My superhero yogi! The honest truth is that yesterday we were all a little grumpy. Could be my energy levels are low with everything I have on my plate at the moment, could be the windy weather, whatever it was we were all a bit scratchy with each other at the end of the day. So in a fit of divine inspiration, we pulled out our yoga mats, put on a meditation and just chilled out en-masse! We finished the sessions with the boys taking us through their fave yoga moves. Such a better way to end our day. I love that all our kids get taught meditation and yoga at school and that we have this tool and practice to share as a family. Ahhhhhh. Happiest of Fridays lovely people!
Okay so this happened. 😫. No I didn't have to use an EpiPen but my youngest son will now need to have these around just in case. He had a severe allergic reaction. Next week he'll meet with an allergist and begin testing to see what he's allergic too. It definitely was a moment where inside I was panicking but outside I remained cool from the situation. Even though I wanted to rip my head off. This is my littlest, my 1 year old at the hospital after he was already given a steroid injection. He was worse but still looks horrible. Heartbreaking to see them go through this. 😨😰 I will definitely blog about what happened shortly in a few days after I wrap my head around things. #allergymom #foodallergymom #foodallergies #scaryaf #mamahood #momlife #poorbaby #mommyblogger #momblog #mommyhood #momstruggles #mommystimeout #mtoblog #newblogger #newtothis #allergymoms
Incredible plant-based ice cream popsicle as a post-dinner treat. We had this conversation on the walk home... what is your favorite milk alternative? Cocoanut, almond, cashew? It’s hard to find a dairy substitute with enough fat to produce the same taste and texture. This popsicle (on right) did not disappoint, thank you @prettycoolicecream
“Mom, can I touch the bread?”
It seems so simple, right? For this girl it’s never been simple. If anything there’s been a lot of worry and fear surrounding food.
Her food allergies have taught us to be so careful, yet she’s had reactions from cross contamination. I remember in the beginning thinking she’d be okay if we just avoided her allergens. I didn’t realize that food made in the same building as an allergen would be proximity enough to set her immune system into a tail spin.
A week from now she graduates her oral immunotherapy treatment for her most difficult to manage allergy and enters the maintenance phase. Today she asked to touch the bread at the store and I think the people around us probably thought I was insane. Crying and taking pictures and videos while she barely touched the plastic covering breads and bagels and wraps. Baby steps. But this is so big for us and knowing she’ll feel that much safer in these everyday situations is just everything. ❤️ #oitworks
Gluten free breakfast sandwich. I used the Udi’s brand English muffins (which I’m usually not a fan of). I found a way to make them taste better lol. I drizzle them with a lot of olive oil or coconut oil and then bake them in the oven until crispy. 😋 I fried an organic egg in coconut oil and spread some mashed avocado on with a little sea salt. My little guy ate it up! #TakeThatStarbucks
When you’re not eating much, make it count!
7-Layer Dip is in my top ten favorite foods of all time. Since I’m not able to eat much recently, I decided to change it up for extra nutrition points. I made my own refried beans, swapped out 2% Greek yogurt for sour cream, and found this awesome spicy avocado hummus instead of guacamole. Extra protein, extra fat, extra delicious 💕
Oh and I’m eating this with @latejulyorganic
Chia & Quinoa chips, which are the most amazing substitute for normal tortilla chips I’ve ever had. Thick enough for dipping and extra tasty. (Not an ad, I’m just obsessed with these chips!)
It’s totally okay to eat dip as a main meal, right??
🔥The Truth Gluten @BACHPERFORMANCE
Is gluten, a protein in the starch of most grains, a dangerous protein you should avoid at all costs?
👉Doubtful. For years gluten has been a nutritional scapegoat, being blamed for everything from allergies, poor mood, mental fog to major gut and immune issues.
Celiac disease is rare, occuring in roughly 1% of people.Here are a few things to consider w/ gluten:
- 👉“Gluten free foods” aren’t inherently healthy. Many times removing gluten won’t do anything positive, but it will make a food appear more healthy and cost a bit more.
👉If going gluten free helps you lose weight, the most likely explaination is you’re actually replacing gluten-containing foods with lower calorie options like fruits and vegetables, creating a caloric deficit.
👉For most people, gluten isn’t going to cause issues. But it’s not beneficial either.
👉For me, eating gluten containing foods occasionally isn’t a problem. Overconsuming gluten for days on end, however, does give me more digestive stress and allergies. If you notice the same, consider picking your battles and how often you consume gluten.
👉Try an elimination diet. If you do better without gluten, by all means, proceed.
Questions? Drop’em below. -Eric .
#gluten #glutenfree #foodallergies #nutritionmadeeasy
What is the difference between a Food Allergy and a Food Intolerance? 🥜🥐🍓🧀 •A true food “Allergy” is when the immune system responds by releasing IgE antibodies- causing immediate reactions such as swelling, hives, and/or anaphylaxis. (This tends to be more common and understood by the general public due to the severity of the immediate reaction). •A food “Intolerance” does not directly involve an immune response, but is more so characterized by the body’s inability to properly digest and assimilate certain foods.
Through my personal blood testing, I was told that I am “genetically intolerant” to all wheat and gluten containing foods as well as all dairy- including lactose, casein, whey and all it’s constituents. I was also told to avoid cane sugar when mixed with fruit (fructose). This means that my genes (ie. cellular make-up) are unable to process these foods efficiently, and my body cannot recognize these foods as nutrients.
Instead, they create inflammation in my tissues as my body tries to rid itself of these foods. Even the tiniest amount can create this reaction; which means that overtime, my body can remain in a chronic state of inflammation if I continue to eat these foods. •Why is inflammation bad?
Short, mild bouts of inflammation can actually be a good thing- as it is a sign that your body is trying to heal itself. It becomes a problem, when your body is in a constant state of low grade inflammation— which over time can lead to tissue degeneration, allergies, auto-immune diseases and more. •SO, If you experience any of the following, you may have some form of food intolerance: •seasonal allergies/ food •allergies
•constipation/diarrhea •abdominal pain
•excessive gas/ bloating
There are many ways to decipher what your intolerances are; for example
blood testing (with an ND or MD) or an elimination diet.
Find what works for you and listen to your body...you may discover a level of health you never realized you could reach ❤️ (link in bio for my personal story)
#holisticnutrition #foodintolerance #foodallergies #inflammation #glutenfree #dairyfree #sugarfree #eatrealfood #integrativenutrition
Omg 😩😥 💔this got me! If you know me you know I have a SEVERE dairy allergy just as this boy. I can not touch it or ingest it or allll hell breaks loose (anaphylactic shock) !! & if enough of it is ingested or touched without intervention asap it could definitely turn fatal! People, please listen and pay attention when it comes to food allergies! Teach your children such things are not a joke and waiting to see what happens if you do the forbidden is not a joke!!!! Prayers for his family 🙏🏽 #foodallergies #notagame
TMI post! Keep reading if you’re you’re curious... so this is our soup dumpling heaven last night at Joe’s Shanghai in China Town. It happened to be a last min family dinner and such a 👌🏼 place for it. The large tables and lazy susan’s are perfect for big groups and sharing food, but be ready to mingle w/ strangers if you’re in a small group (totally worth it). Now this wasn’t intentional, but this was the last real meal before the G.I. doctor today. Funny enough, Joe’s didn’t bother me, but I’ve struggled my entire life with stomach issues and today was the first step to figuring out what’s going on. As a kid I’d eat dinner and then lay down with a stomach ache thinking I just overate, but I’m finally taking steps to learn more about gut health and what’s going on inside 😳... Did some blood tests today and some elimination diets are in my future (and I’m actually ready and excited for this experiment)...more to come! 📸cred: 🥟 @j_crane__
#dumplings #soupdumplings #sesamechicken #chinatown #nyc #nycfoodie #foodie #chinesefood #guthealth #foodallergies #gastroenterology #gi #joesshanghai #newyorkcity