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A Review – Food Allergies: Traditional Chinese Medicine, Western Science, and the Search for a Cure

Ten years ago I was drafted unwittingly into the ranks of the food allergy moms. Managing my son’s multiple anaphylactic allergies has been an uphill climb among landmines of questions: Why are there so many new allergies? Why aren’t our kids outgrowing their allergies? Why are food allergies becoming so pervasive … life threatening … […]

FABCon Part III: Muscle Mass

Food allergy parents share fantasies about their children. We dream – in various formats – of negative test results, positive food challenges, safety and freedom. My latest vision? My son Eden has grown into his last year of high school. After a through round of shooting basketball in a friend’s backyard, a group of them […]

“My Story” on PeanutAllergy.Com

I was happy to be approached by PeanutAllergy.Com for the opportunity to tell “My Story” about writing Feeding Eden. It represents a solid and inclusive community of allergy parents and individuals  Please share with anyone interested in sharing their own story of parenting and challenges…. Raising a Son with Multiple Severe Allergies: Author of a […]

Forgetting, Remembering and Egg Free Challah

Wow. Didn’t realize the Jewish New Year is in seven days until … now – seven days before. Didn’t realize I hadn’t posted for almost a month until … I went to write about a recipe for the Jewish New Year. This is how is seems to go for me: I write all the time […]

Update on School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act:

U.S. House of Representatives Passes School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act Legislation Could Save Lives in Schools Nationwide FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMcLean, Va. (July 30, 2013) – The U.S. House of Representatives voted Tuesday to approve the School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act (H.R. 2094), important legislation championed by Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) that will help […]

FABCon Part II: We Want You!

One reason I love teaching the middle school age range is that early teens are generally too young to feel apathetic about their learning, yet they are old enough to have very interesting things to say. I’ve always held to a teaching creed that goes something like this: “I may be the person standing in […]

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America Review of Feeding Eden

The following review was written in Asthma and Allergy Bulletin of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, New England Chapter, Spring 2013. Share the Trials and Triumphs of a Food Allergy Family Reviewed by Rose Ann Miller I am almost nervous to review Susan Weissman’s Feeding Eden because I worry that I will not be […]

Food Allergy Blogger Conference Part I: The Moment of Obligation

I believe a game-changing food allergy event will happen this November 2013 in Las Vegas. It’s called FABC Food Allergy Blogger Conference. Jenny Sprague, food allergy advocate (see her resource site Multiple Food Allergy Help,) mother and my new role model is the originator of FABC. How is FABC different from previous FARE conferences and […]

More Regulation Issued from USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service

I’m feeling like we can’t have enough attention drawn to food labeling regulation. The US food industry is such vast maze of supply and demand that it’s infrastructure lends itself to miscommunication and mishap. For the full article click HERE

“All you need is love but a little (Pascha) chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt”

Charles M. Schulz is known for his famous “Peanuts” cartoons, an irrelevant word play for my purposes here. He also made a very wise statement about chocolate.  Die-hard “chocoholics” will have you believe that chocolate is an essential nutrient. Yet, living with food allergies has taught me that as long as a child is emotionally and […]