Pre-FPIES and pre-fructmal, one of the most delicious creations to come from my kitchen was my vegan banana bread. ALL of us loved this bread! It was flavorful, sweet but not too sweet, moist, and all but melted in your mouth. It was still substantial enough to also withstand being … Continue reading →
Do you know what the two most delicious words in the English language are? CROCKPOT BREAKFAST. Do you know why? It allows you to NOT use your brain first thing in the morning! I don’t know about you, but I am not a morning lark by nature. Pre-FPIES and FructMal, … Continue reading →
Jed constantly digs through the pantry. He likes to stack and sort things, and pantry food is perfect for that. Today’s recipe comes from one of his pantry discoveries, and the subsequent nagging about two items we haven’t used before: canned pumpkin, and hemp hearts. I always stock up on … Continue reading →
AND So I was looking around for some novel ways to use spaghetti squash recently, and stumbled upon Beard & Bonnet’s Hot Water Cornbread recipe. Well, butter my butt and call me a biscuit, Mama! My southern roots just vibrated with happiness! One thing about FPIES that really ticks me … Continue reading →
Long before I even became pregnant with Mr. Happy, I started making my own breakfast sausage. By that point, Mr. Charm’s food issues had started our “reading labels” adventure, and I was sort of disgusted by what I found in most breakfast sausages. It was enough to make you go … Continue reading →
I’ve got a great “Sunday Brunch” recipe to kick off the weekend! One thing that’s been missing in our FPIES/Elimination Diet/Fructose avoidance world is ‘bready’ items…waffles, bread, pancakes, cupcakes, cookies, etc. I’ve been experimenting, but it’s hard to make suitable replacements when you’ve had to eliminate so many standard baking … Continue reading →
What do you eat for breakfast when you’ve eliminated nearly everything from your diet? Well, you look at what you can eat and try to figure something out. We can have white potatos and beef…well, steak and hash browns is a popular breakfast, right? Except, we don’t have any steaks. … Continue reading →
FPIES stands for Food Protein Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome. It is a rare food allergy that affects the gastrointestinal system. Reactions are delayed onset, usually 2-4 hours after a trigger food is eaten, but sometimes even longer than that.
Children with FPIES have symptoms that range from severe (violent vomiting to bile and hypovolemic shock) to mild (bloody diarrhea, sleep disturbances).
There is no test for FPIES. It is diagnosed by clinical observation and ruling out other possibilities.
There also are no tests to determine trigger foods. FPIES parents must simply feed their child a food, then wait to see if they react.
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