Allergies / Anaphylaxis

When You Need Rainbows and Unicorns

It has been a hard couple of months. My daughter got disappointing results on the Sensory Integration and Praxis Test, despite having been in occupational therapy for four years. According to her most recent scope, she probably has some other food allergies lurking, causing reactions in her GI tract. We're having to go through medical review again so she can continue her immunoglobulin replacement therapy for [...]

Easter Help in a Allergy World

I see a Robin, I see butter cups, I see Easter baskets in the grocery stores.  NO!  Nothing strikes terror in a Mom's heart as quickly as realizing another holiday with candy is upon us.  If your child has dietary restriction or you choose to avoid certain additives in foods, you know what a battle it is when little Johnny Jumper gets sent home from [...]

New Planet's Pale Ale • A Gluten-Free Beer Review

When we originally believed J to be intollerant to gluten and casein (eggs, peanuts and more) our family decided to make a collective move to a GFCF diet. As much as that entails, one detail that could not be overlooked was ‘our time’. That is, we want to ensure that most of the things we enjoy can be made up for...somewhere. What am I talking [...]

By | 2013-02-23T07:00:48+00:00 February 23rd, 2013|Categories: Allergies / Anaphylaxis, Food, Off the Shelf|Tags: , |1 Comment

A Father's Moment by Patrick Paulitz – Compliments of Autism Asperger's Digest Magazine

Compliments to our Blogger Network, from Autism Asperger’s Digest magazine. Just in time for Father’s Day! • A Father's Moment By Patrick Paulitz Reprinted with permission from a featured article that appeared in the September/October 2005 issue of Autism Asperger’s Digest magazine. Learn more, www.AutismDigest.com. All of us make daily choices in life. Most of these choices are trivial, like what to have for dinner [...]

By | 2011-06-15T02:28:04+00:00 June 15th, 2011|Categories: Allergies / Anaphylaxis|Tags: , , , , |3 Comments

Theories in Immunology and Other "Quack" Stuff

A hard one to explain, this one will be - stick with me. Theories forming in my head. Both B and J share the same GI (Gastroenterologist) who suggested an allergist (our 2nd) for B that is trained in immunology. I’m happy. I’m happy not only for the referral, because we’ll figure out if there’s any major concerns with B’s GI issues beyond allergies (there’s [...]