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OUR FOOD ALLERGY OIT SUCCESS STORY

OUR FOOD ALLERGY OIT SUCCESS STORY

OIT- Our Food Allergy Eradication Journey Guest post by Nina Aggarwal FOOD ALLERGY LIFE Fear, panic, and isolation. These are only just a few of the emotions that begin to describe the feelings a parent goes through when they discover their child has a life 

ORAL FOOD CHALLENGE ADVICE – FOOD ALLERGY

ORAL FOOD CHALLENGE ADVICE – FOOD ALLERGY

ORAL FOOD CHALLENGE Are you done with tests and ready to try the REAL FOOD? If you’re at this stage, then you’re probably betting (and hoping!) that you’re likely NOT allergic to the challenge food. This should only be done in a doctor’s office, NOT at 

EASY! 5 STEPS TO AN ALLERGY SAFE HALLOWEEN

EASY! 5 STEPS TO AN ALLERGY SAFE HALLOWEEN

With Halloween right around the corner, it’s normal to feel a little apprehensive. There’s parties, food, and candy everywhere and that’s usually not a good sign when you are allergic to nuts, dairy, or anything else. But… is it possible to have an allergy safe 

10 SURPRISING POSITIVE SIDE EFFECTS OF FOOD ALLERGIES

10 SURPRISING POSITIVE SIDE EFFECTS OF FOOD ALLERGIES

Sure our life is totally changed due to food allergies. Eating out is hard. Eating in is hard. Parties are tough. The world is not safe. I GET IT. I really do. But sometimes, you just gotta look at the bright side. Really sit down 

3 TIPS FOR HANDLING FOOD ALLERGIES AT BIRTHDAY PARTIES

3 TIPS FOR HANDLING FOOD ALLERGIES AT BIRTHDAY PARTIES

Birthday parties can definitely be a scary thing when it comes to food allergies. When the number of kids outnumbers the adults by a lot, there are so many ways that your allergic child could come into contact with their allergens. Not to worry, I’m 

WHY YOU NEED A FOOD ALLERGY ACTION PLAN

WHY YOU NEED A FOOD ALLERGY ACTION PLAN

  When it comes to an allergy (nut allergy, dairy allergy, egg allergy, or any other allergy), pediatricians and allergists usually advise strict avoidance and prescribe a pair of EpiPens in case of an allergic reaction. The EpiPens are to be brought everywhere you go. 

BREAKFAST RED BEAN RICE PORRIDGE

BREAKFAST RED BEAN RICE PORRIDGE

  DAIRY FREE, GLUTEN FREE With just 4 ingredients, this breakfast red bean rice porridge is a great alternative to oatmeal. Red beans, also known as, adzuki beans are popular in Asian desserts and are rich in protein and antioxidants. This porridge is almost like 

BREAKFAST MUNG BEAN RICE PORRIDGE

BREAKFAST MUNG BEAN RICE PORRIDGE

  NUT FREE, PEANUT FREE, DAIRY FREE, GLUTEN FREE, EGG FREE, VEGAN With just 4 ingredients, this breakfast mung bean rice porridge is a great alternative to oatmeal. Mung beans are rich in protein, fiber, antioxidants and phytonutrients. In Chinese cuisine, mung beans are regularly 

BRILLIANT WAY TO PRACTICE THE EPIPEN RIGHT NOW

BRILLIANT WAY TO PRACTICE THE EPIPEN RIGHT NOW

PRACTICE THE EPIPEN Do you know how to use your EpiPen? Are you ready to administer it if a serious allergic reaction occurs? You want to be confident that you’ll know what to do and how it will feel. Like the saying goes, PRACTICE MAKES 

HOW ORAL IMMUNOTHERAPY (OIT) CHANGED OUR LIFE

HOW ORAL IMMUNOTHERAPY (OIT) CHANGED OUR LIFE

What is Oral Immunotherapy (OIT)? Food Allergy OIT or Oral immunotherapy is a method of inducing your immune system to tolerate a food that it is currently over-reacting to. In OIT, allergenic foods are introduced into the system in gradually increasing amounts. The goal is