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

Friday, January 28, 2011

Recall of Keebler Cookies

Read this recall of Keebler Fudge Sticks that accidentally contain peanut butter sticks.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/27/AR2011012706726.html

This is what really scares me about having peanut allergies.  You can be eating something "safe" and all of a sudden there is a mistake and peanut butter is in something that peanut allergic child normally eats.  The results are terrifying!

Thank God no deaths or incidences have been reported yet.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Five Guys Burgers and Fries! Don't eat there if you have a Peanut allergy

Five Guys Burgers and Fries! Don't eat there if you have a Peanut allergy

I was walking into this restaurant with Amanda when I saw this posted on the door.  Well, thank God they posted this!  I had no idea.  This could have been a bad situation had they not posted on their door.

This is a reminder to us who have children with peanut allergies that at any given time when you walk in to a restaurant that the food could be unsafe because they use Peanut oil.  This is why we eat at the same restaurants over and over and over and never venture out of our comfort zone.

Thank you to Red Robin and Willies.....two of the few safest places Amanda can eat without having to worry about going into anaphylactic shock.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

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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

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Saturday, January 15, 2011

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I love Ugg's because they are so fashionable. I live in Texas where it doesn't get cold a lot, but when it does you can find me in my Ugg's!

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.