Anaphylactic Shock

I cannot get the image out of my head. The image of your tiny, frail body lying in a hospital bed, surrounded by wires and beeping machines and giant scratchy blankets under the grey-green glow of the fluorescent ceiling light....more

Alcohol May Trigger Food Allergies

As I've got older intolerance to alcohol has become a sad fact of life for me.  I had a very socially dependent relationship with alcohol from about the age of 15 [we start young in South Africa - and this was the 80's].  In years gone by summers would see me sitting somewhere outdoors knocking back G&T's, mojitos and chilled white wine like there was no tomorrow.  Winter evenings you would find me curled up on the sofa sipping a big glass of mulled red wine.As of about 8 years ago I noticed that red wine  made my cheeks very rosy&nbs...more

Trying to be vegetarian


Mourning for Chocolate

I don't mind being 42. In fact, in many ways it's really great. I feel emotionally and mentally stronger. I know what I want, what I need, and what I dislike. My boundaries are clearer and I'm not afraid to say no. In so many ways, being 40-something is magic.Unfortunately, my body isn't keeping up with my spiritual growth. ...more

Interesting. I haven't heard about EFT. thanks. and thanks for the comment. I love your ...more

Cut Me Right Back Down to Size

Saturday I woke up just a few hours after going to sleep. Hot, sweaty, pajama pants feeling tight. I walked around the hotel room, used the bathroom - wow, my stomach hurt. Maybe I'm hungry? I got out a gluten-free muffin (packed from home, I brought over a dozen with me to Chicago), sat on the bed. Took a deep breathe and smelled the chocolate-chippy goodness. And I ran to the bathroom and threw up. Violent, choking, gasping for air throwing up and I knew it immediately - I was having an allergic reaction to dinner. ...more

Is Your Family Affected By Food Allergies?

Do you have children that suffer with food allergies? It seems like food allergies are becoming more and more prevalent. Why is that? My personal opinion, is that it has something to do with how germ and bacteria free we've become as a society. Last week was food allergy awareness week, so I thought I would use this post to look at food allergies and how some parents are coping. What are food allergies? From The Mayo Clinic... ...more

My daughter has eosiniphilic esophagitis, basically a allergy related disease associated with ...more

Our story and the diagnosis of FPIES... ...more

A Parent's Worst Nightmare

The follwoing is our interview with Brian Hom. You can read the story of Brian and his son BJ here: ...more

New Duke University Study Helps Treat Peanut Allergy

I can't imagine how stressful it must be to have a child with peanut allergies. Peanut products are everywhere including in thousands of processed foods. Eating even a tiny piece of peanut could result in a fatal reaction for some children with peanut allergies. ...more

Allergen Labeling Update: Whole Foods Responds

The other day, I published an Open Letter to Whole Foods after discovering contradictory allergen labels (again!) on cake slices sold at Whole Foods ...more