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September, 2012

Food Bullying

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Sunday, September 30th, 2012
Author:
kmelliot

Wow, I was just reading this article from Food Allergy Initiative, Bullying and Allergies. According to Newswise “A 2010 study published in Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, ACAAI’s scientific journal, showed that 80 percent of food bullying incidents happen while at school. Food bullying can range from verbal teasing to forceful acts of making […]

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Recommendations for when to Introduce Foods to Babies has Changed Again

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Saturday, September 29th, 2012
Author:
kmelliot

According to the Chicago Tribune article “Researchers say order of introducing food to babies plays no role in developing food allergies“, it now no longer matters “when” to introduce certain allergenic foods to babies diets. When my first born arrived 19 years ago, there was no advice on this, or I clearly didn’t hear about […]

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Yeast Substitution

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Friday, September 28th, 2012
Author:
kmelliot

According to The Allergy Menu you can use vitamin c powder as a substitute for yeast to help make your breads more light and airy. I look forward to trying this. My youngest is allergic to yeast, so I have yet to figure out how to make a bread rise without it.

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Salicylate Challenge

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Thursday, September 27th, 2012
Author:
kmelliot

My child has been on the phase 1 portion of the Feingold Salicylate Free diet for 4 months now, so we decided to go ahead and do a challenge as recommended on the phase 2 of the diet. We decided to try a very small amount of garlic in his home made ranch dressing. Within […]

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Home Made Beef Jerky

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Wednesday, September 26th, 2012
Author:
kmelliot

Today, I a going to attempt to make beef jerky. My youngest son is not able to have the beef jerky on the market, no matter how orgnanic the meat is, due to gluten, fructose, soy, etc. and the additives (salicylates) that they use (natural or not) to increase the shelf life. I just purchased […]

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Low in Salicylates Ranch Dressing Recipe

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Tuesday, September 25th, 2012
Author:
kmelliot

I created a delicious ranch dressing that is free from gluten, corn, fructose, nuts, peanuts, fish, shellfish, and low in salicylates. 1 Cup of Real Mayonaise (my son tolerates the soy based oil) 1/2 cup of sour cream or buttermilk 1/4 teaspoon of chive 1/2 teaspoon onion powder 1/2 teaspoon salt Whisk all ingredients together […]

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