I’m going to say something that will probably really raise the hackles of Food Allergy Mama’s everywhere: in a straight comparison, I love food allergies and I hate food intolerances. Of course I’d rather not deal with ANY of them, but let’s face it: allergies are easy in comparison. This … Continue reading →
After making quinoa milk a couple weeks ago, I heard from a lady who said she makes her own quinoa milk and adds some spices to it to make a drink that “tastes a lot like Horchata”. To which I could only think, “Hor-what-a?” So I went to Google to … Continue reading →
I just love this recipe. It’s quick and easy to make, and gives me a new breakfast option for Jed. Or dinner. Either way. (You know “breakfast for dinner” is always a winner!) French toast was always a favorite of mine, and I sorely missed it when we first had … Continue reading →
One month ago today I shared the first of my hot cocoa concoctions: Instant, Dairy and Fructose Free Hot Cocoa! In that post, I mentioned a “rock the universe” hot cocoa that we’d used, but had to shelve because coconut was the main component. Since Jed has Fructose Malabsorption, coconut … Continue reading →
Just before Thanksgiving, I discovered this little gem of a recipe on Pinterest. I knew I HAD to make it for Turkey-day! Since I hadn’t ever made it before, I couldn’t share it with you before Thanksgiving, but…bookmark it for next year, folks, ’cause this one is worth adding to … Continue reading →
Before I talk about this AWESOME recipe, I thought I’d give you a little update. Last night, Zac had a definite FPIES reaction. No confusion; his diapers told the story quite clearly. (I’ll refrain from details, as I’m about to talk about food!) We’re not 100% sure it is the … Continue reading →
Before Halloween, I was looking around for treat recipes for Jed. Flipping through Living Without magazine, I was intrigued by one of their Halloween recipes: Sweet & Spicy Cinnamon Garbanzo Beans. I never got around to making it before Halloween, but better late than never, right? So I made it … Continue reading →
This week has been an emotionally difficult week for me, with these wretched anniversaries reminding me of our rough year. So I decided that I needed to lighten the mood and indulge in a little not unhealthy, but not really healthy treat making. After Jed’s sudden comprehension of what a … Continue reading →
I remember playing outside in the summertime as a kid. The sun would blaze overhead and the neighborhood kids would run until we couldn’t run any more. We made up fun games (like Pine Cone War) and turned a disturbing shade of brown from being in the sun all day. … Continue reading →
Let’s take a moment to focus on fructose, shall we? I’ve had many comments about Jed’s Fructose Malabsorption, about some of the ingredients I use in my recipes, and just general fructose “confusion” about what we’re doing and why we’re doing it. So, I thought I would clarify a few … 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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