Oh food allergies, you anxiety-causing ruiner of food fun. I could write a NASTY open letter to food allergies so filled with four letter words that Eddie Murphy would cringe.
Unfortunately, both of our girls have food allergies. They both showed food sensitivities as babies, but I will save you the long-winded stories which involve hives, lips and ears swelling, trips to the ER, allergy testing, the carrying of EpiPens etc. As a parent, they have been my greatest source of anxiety. Food allergies are the pits, and unfortunately they are on the rise at a pretty alarming rate.
Achieving these results took time and tremendous commitment from the medical team and families that participated, but the payoff is huge. As a parent to with children with food allergies, seeing a treatment that can desensitize is really encouraging. By the end of the article, I felt as if a looming storm had cleared. Until this treatment becomes available, we will keep doing what we do now – working on gut health, minimizing processed foods and eating as organic as we can.
Do food allergies effect you or your family? How do you cope?