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Living With a Corn Allergy

Living With a Corn Allergy

When you hear of a friend’s child having ‘food allergies,’ you probably think peanuts or eggs. Those allergies are certainly frustrating, (I know, because my son is allergic to both of those things, among others), but the kicker for us is corn. You’d think corn would be easy to cut out of your diet, right? [...]

Trick-Or-Treating with Food Allergies

Trick-Or-Treating with Food Allergies

For my family, the scariest part about Halloween this year won’t be the skeletons hanging in doorways and the zombies roaming the street. Instead, it’ll be the bucket of treats my kids collect when they go door-to-door trick or treating. My 2.5 year old son, L, is allergic to corn. That’s the biggie— corn and [...]

Going Gluten and Casein Free (Questions and Answers)

Going Gluten and Casein Free (Questions and Answers)

Since starting our son on the GFCF diet, we’ve asked and answered many, many questions about it. I hope that by sharing some of the questions and answers below, we can help others that are considering this huge lifestyle change. What does GFCF stand for? GFCF stands for gluten free casein free. Gluten is the [...]

The Teal Pumpkin Project —Making Halloween Safer

The Teal Pumpkin Project —Making Halloween Safer

It’s October and Halloween is almost here! M&M’s, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Skittles and Kit-Kats – the stuff that every kid dreams of. Every kid except those with food allergies. For many children that endure the inconvenience and threat of food allergies on a daily basis, Halloween can be a slap in the face. Dress [...]

Our Long Awaited Allergy Diagnosis

Our Long Awaited Allergy Diagnosis

When Little Man was about 18 months old, his father was concerned about his watery eyes. Given his history with blocked tear ducts and a perpetual case of the sniffles, I was not concerned, but agreed to let his father take him to see an allergist. After the insurance debacle of referrals and finding a [...]