Monday, January 31, 2011

My daughter who is allergic to peanuts would never agree to this!

I am so thankful that there are children that participate in these type of experimental treatments for Peanut Allergies where you give the child a small amount of peanut flower to get the child's immune system built up to eventually tolerate peanuts and peanut products.   I hope they come up with a cure, but I know my daughter will never take part in the study because she is so afraid of anaphylactic shock.  You can read about the experiment at the link below:

http://www.courant.com/health/connecticut/hc-weir-peanut-allergy-20110130,0,5838599.story

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

We even have to read the label on candy!!!

This innocent bag of candy that Amanda found while waiting in a Doctors office had on the back in product information that this product may contain peanuts.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Great article on bullying from Foodproductdesign.com

Approximately 35 percent of children aged 5 and older who have food allergies reported to have experienced bullying, teasing or harassment as a result of their allergies, according to a new study from Mount Sinai Medical Center.
According to the findings published in the October issue of Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, of the children who were teased or harassed, 86 percent were reported to have experienced repeated episodes. Classmates were the most common perpetrators; however, more than 20 percent reported harassment or teasing from teachers and other school staff.


You can read the full article here

http://www.foodproductdesign.com/news/2010/09/kids-with-food-allergies-bullied-at-school.aspx

Friday, January 14, 2011

Thursday, January 13, 2011

My Name May be Peanuts, but I Say Nay to PB&J

My latest children's book about peanut and tree-nut allergies is available for purchase.


Please check it out.  It is a must have for any child dealing with food allergies.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Disney Channel show mentions Peanut Allergies!

So tonight I was watching a show on the Disney Channel (will let you know what show later as I can't think of it now) and there was a boy in a theatre with a girl who told her that he has peanut allergies.  She asked what happens if he ingests peanuts and he says he gets hives and he throat closes and he can't breathe.  And she says, well I don't like cilantro! Haha.  Yea very funny.  His look was like you did not understand me at all and then the show went on.  Such is life in the world living with peanut allergies.

If you are not allergic to peanuts then chances are you don't understand the severity of it.