Monday, August 2, 2010

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Thursday, March 25, 2010

I.M. Healthy SoyNut Butter

Since my daughter is allergic to peanuts and corn, I've been trying to find a good substitute for peanut butter. The corn allergy makes this hard, since many of the brands I've looked at have some corn derivatives in them.

The other day I came across I.M. Healthy SoyNut Butter at my local Kroger. I contacted the company (who by the way was very helpful) and confirmed that the Unsweetened Creamy variety is corn free. It is also gluten and dairy free. They make the butter in a peanut/nut free facility so it is safe for children who are that sensitive to nuts.

I have to say, it is pretty tasty! My daughter loves it which is wonderful. I now have an easy snack or lunch to pack for her when we are out and about. It has 9 g of protein per 2 tbsp and only 1 g of sugar. So, it is something that I feel good about giving her as well.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Cure for Peanut Allergies within 3 years?

This recent article highlights a study that shows promising evidence that there might soon be a cure for peanut allergies. They gave 15 children tiny, but increasing doses of peanut flour and after one year, they were able to tolerate some peanuts without a reaction. I feel that this shows hope that all or most food allergies might be "cured" in the next few years. For children and adults with severe reactions, this is certainly good news!

Here is a link to the full article:

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Kosher for Passover

Let me start this off by saying that I am not Jewish. Because of this fact, I just recently learned about the Kosher for Passover foods. Kosher for Passover foods are much more strict than the "regular" Kosher foods and also are generally free of corn, dairy and soy due to religious reasons. So, what this means for us dealing with multiple food allergies is that you can actually get some margarine or other food items that are corn free, dairy free and soy free. This is exciting to say the least! I've been looking for a corn free, dairy free margarine and it just doesn't seem to exist.

As a courtesy to the local Jewish community, my local allergy group contacted a couple of the Jewish markets and let them know we would be coming in for some items this year. They said the foods should start arriving by early March so be on the look out!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Corn Free Bubble Bath

After much research, I seem to have found a corn free bubble bath! EO sells bubble bath that they confirmed is corn derivative free. My daughter has been using it for about a week and has not had a reaction. It smells wonderful and she loves it! I will be contacting them about some of their other products and will post here once I have complied a list. I purchase mine at a local health food discount store for about $8.00. They have a store locator on their website or you can purchase directly from them online.