Kids' Birthday Parties and Food Allergies

At the grocery store the other day, I overheard a woman talking with another woman about her child's upcoming birthday party. She rambled on about how difficult it would be to accommodate one of the children coming to the birthday party, who was on a gluten-free diet. She complained that she wished that they had not invited the child, since it would be "such a pain" to accommodate their dietary needs. ...more
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Milk Allergy Treatment is now Available. Read one mother's story. On December 2,2010 Ann Pask and her son Eric began a new treatment, oral immunotherapy, for Eric's severe MILK Allergy. My son Alexander began treatment for his life threatening PEANUT Allergy at the same time. Click here to view my post regarding Treatment Day 1. You can follow us on twitter...more


Food Allergy Awareness Week (FAAW) is coming May 8-14, 2011. There are many things each of us can do to promote awareness of food allergies. Click on the link above to read all about it....more

Precise Dose for Peanut Allergy Treatment- Oral Immunotherapy

My son Alexander is being treated for his Peanut allergy at Dallas Allergy Immunology.  It is a new and revolutionary treatment called Oral Immunotherapy. Only a few places in the U.S. offer a full treatment program. Clinical trials or studies are also being conducted in the U.S and the U.K. ...more

Zantac- A possible cause for the food allergies?!

I have spent many hours scouring through articles, message boards, anything on the internet to try to make sense of all of James' allergies....more


Treatment for Peanut Allergy- Process explained further. In this post I'd like to explain in more detail the treatment process for the beginning weeks of the program....more


 Posted December 2, 2010 at revolutionary new treatment is available for people allergic to Peanuts, Milk, Eggs and Wheat. The treatment is called Oral Immunotherapy (OIT).  ...more

Puke, And Other Catastrophes

Yay, Christmas is coming!.... right?.... anyone?I am not feeling the cheer, here.  After a weekend of Shelton puking and pooping and clinging and whining, and another morning of the same (less the puking and pooping, thank God).  After an afternoon of Danica puking and emulating Sybil to the best of her considerable ability (she'll be a star, my girl!).  I am not. feeling. the cheer.So, why were my children so sick, you ask?...more

I Can't Eat That!

Five Simple Rules for Diners with Allergies  A professional commercial kitchen during meal service can be a truly awesome place. Everything in it's place, all prep done, everybody working 'in sync', orders flowing smoothly, and best of all, no stress. But then there are the nights when it seems like the Gods of Cooking are determined to punish you. It can leave even the best Chef a screaming mess of stressed-out misery....more

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The Great Pumpkin Will Rise!

Being Halloween week, I'm in freak out mode dealing with the Mouse's severe food allergies.  Most cannot relate, and believe me, I realize it could be worse, but man it sucks.  I'm dodging literal egg and peanut bullets around every corner and having to explain to my three young kids that they cannot have that piece of candy gripped in their tiny, little hands.  You can imagine, it doesn't go so well. ...more

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