These blog posts tell our story from 2012 through 2016:
- First Food Allergy Diagnoses
- Skin Prick Test Results: Adding More Food Allergies to the Mix
- You Never Know Until You Try: Phase Two – Going After the Food Allergies
- Healing Jake
- If You Were Cured Today: Part 1 of the Allergy Series
- Putting the Puzzle Together: Part 2 of the Allergy Series
- Tiptoeing Out of the Bubble: Part 3 of the Allergy Series
- Final Thoughts: Part 4 of the Allergy Series
- Opinions: What the Allergist Said About Histamine Intolerance and Our GFCF Diet
- Cracking the Code: Histamine Intolerance
- Food Allergies Kill
At three months old, severe eczema covered my son’s body and at nine months old, he had his first allergic reaction to food: eggs. Around his first birthday, his symptoms began to snowball. There was no reprieve from the eczema; ear infections, asthma, and additional food allergies were added to the mix.
Steroid creams, Singulair, antibiotics, and breathing treatments were not working and I began to seek out the root cause of Jake’s illness when he was two years old. We’ve spent time with naturopaths, an integrative medical doctor, acupuncturists, and nutritionists. All medication was eliminated and his body began to heal naturally.
Despite an occasional flare, the eczema and asthma have melted away. I don’t know what to think about the food allergies. I am continuously researching and trying new things, and remain hopeful that they will also dissipate or at least improve.
Jake is currently allergic to fish, eggs, and nuts and intolerant to dairy and gluten. For current information on my journey to find answers and solutions to Jake’s multiple food allergies, feel free to visit my new blog Quest for Best, created in 2016.