Profile of an Allergy Parent: Julie Pliotas-Ferguson (Top 10 Challenge)

Julie has been an allergy mom for close to 4 years now. Neither she or her husband have food allergies, so she was "completely blindsided" when her son was first diagnosed. Plus, she says she had bought into the theory that if you consume top allergens while your baby is in utero that it would help … Continue reading Profile of an Allergy Parent: Julie Pliotas-Ferguson (Top 10 Challenge)

From Sunflower Oil to Coconut Oil: Why It’s Time to Make the Switch

We're just back from a family trip to Ireland, and I've got to say, they sure do a great job at food allergies over there! (Like, seriously. Ireland was getting more points than Canada on practically everything. Check out my Ireland travel series on Instagram to see what I mean: Allergen Labelling, Family Time & … Continue reading From Sunflower Oil to Coconut Oil: Why It’s Time to Make the Switch

Profile of a Food-Allergic Kid: Joey DiGangi (AssureTech)

Joey DiGangi is a recent graduate who's had severe food allergies his entire life. For the past 2 years, he's been working alongside students, faculty, and alumni to invent a technology that will help make a difference for those living with food allergies. Currently, Joey is living and working in Taiwan. AllergyBites: What foods are … Continue reading Profile of a Food-Allergic Kid: Joey DiGangi (AssureTech)

A Nana’s Perspective: Christmas Baking & Food Allergies

Hi, everyone, Kathleen here! I'm excited to share with you this blog post written by mom, a.k.a. Allergy Nana. She's been so wonderful at accommodating my son's multiple allergies, making us feel safe and comfortable at her home, that I wanted to hear what it's been like from her perspective -- especially at a time like … Continue reading A Nana’s Perspective: Christmas Baking & Food Allergies

Profile of an Allergy Parent: Kathleen O’Hagan (Top 10 Challenge)

AllergyBites: Tell us a little bit about your food allergy journey. Kathleen O'Hagan: Neither myself or my husband has food allergies, so I never even considered that my little one would react to a food that was once a staple in my household. Considering my biggest worry while pregnant was having a picky eater, you … Continue reading Profile of an Allergy Parent: Kathleen O’Hagan (Top 10 Challenge)

Introducing Common Allergens to My Baby The ‘Inspired Start’ Way

By Allison Venditti Our food introduction journey with Inspired Start started in May of 2017, but in reality it started the moment the boxes arrived at our door. I have 2 older boys, aged 6 (allergic to peanuts, tree nuts, sesame, egg and soy) and 4 (allergic to peanuts) and we have NONE of their … Continue reading Introducing Common Allergens to My Baby The ‘Inspired Start’ Way

Food Allergies & Anaphylaxis: When the Medical Response Is a Mystery (part 2 of 3)

This blog post is part 2 of a 3-part series. Read part 1 here. Since I first wrote about my son's first anaphylactic reaction (and the doctor's mysterious reaction to his reaction), I've done a lot of following up. Because as helpless as I felt when all this went down, the truth is, it was up … Continue reading Food Allergies & Anaphylaxis: When the Medical Response Is a Mystery (part 2 of 3)