Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Living With Food Allergies Carnival (Better Late Than Never Edition!)

Welcome to the latest edition of the Living with Food Allergies Blog Carnival! My apologies for the delay--this is the direct result of my being too busy for words this last month--birthdays, road trips, etc.

This blog carnival is for those who have or love people with food allergies. Food allergies can often be life-threatening and difficult to live with. Here we share strategies and recipes and our struggles in an effort to support each other and educate those who may not know too much about life with food allergies.

Without further ado....

Liz presents Jicama and Fresh Fruit Platter posted at Sugar Cane Allergy.

Liz presents Carrot and Pineapple Cooler posted at Sugar Cane Allergy.

Liz presents Pizza Topping with Fennel and Asiago Cheese posted at Sugar Cane Allergy.

Ruth Smith presents A Treatment For Food Allergy? posted at Best Allergy Sites, saying, "Food Allergy treatments have made recent headlines. In an article for Best Allergy Sites, Dr. Michael Pistiner comments on these recent treatments and what they mean for food allergy sufferers looking for a cure."

Jennifer B presents Should Allertherapy be Marketed as a Homeopathic Medical Treatment for Food Allergies? posted at Food Allergy Buzz, saying "Word on the street is that FDA is looking into Allertherapy, perhaps issuing a letter of warning regarding the manufacturer's medical claims."

That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of the
Living with Food Allergies Blog Carnival using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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Mrs. C said...

Very upset/ not sure what to do today. Woodjie diagnosed with milk and egg allergy yesterday.

EVERYTHING seems to have it. Sure, he's not gonna die if he eats cheese (thankfully!) but still we have to eliminate this as much as possible and check back in two weeks.

Am overwhelmed. Taking a look at your sidebar, too. :]

Rational Jenn said...

Hi Mrs. C. Is this the first food allergy in your family? If so, then I'm sorry to have to welcome you to our club.

We don't have egg and milk to contend with, but many of my fellow food allergy bloggers do. Go Dairy Free might be a good place to start.

Keep in mind that many kids outgrow both milk and egg, and that there are some clinical trials underway at Duke for an egg allergy treatment.

Let me know how I can help. Hang in there! I know it's overwhelming, especially at first, but it will be okay. Really.

Mrs. C said...

Thanks, Jenn. I thought we were already dealing with enough with autism and Patrick having shots for allergies (dust, mould, etc.)

We had no idea you could blood test for allergies until I went to the doctor thinking that we need to eliminate some milk for behaviour... see if it helps a little?

Well, now I guess we have to do it LOL. *BUT* I am encouraged that it is not a life-threatening kind of allergy so I don't need to freak out if his food touched someone else's etc. or never attend church pot-lucks... you know? It's not that bad. It just feels very restricting right now.

When do I learn the secret handshake?