Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Introducing New Foods

I picked up this advise while taking a First Aid Course many years ago:
Do not offer new foods to a child during bad weather, due to increase in time to get to a hospital during a possible allergic reaction. I would also add if you live far from a hospital, and you have allergies in the family introducing new foods at a friends or family member's house who live closer to a hospital, may be a good idea, depending on allergy history.

Kyle Dine brought up a good point on his blog post Have Baby, Will Travel – Going on Tour with an Infant. Introducing foods – We knew that we were entering the stage of solid food introduction and made a game plan of introducing only fruits and veggies while living on the road. Introducing common allergens would wait until we got home.

It is spring again make sure emergency personal can see your house number by trimming bushes.

Friday, February 17, 2017

How to Make The Most Delicious Rice Milk

How to Make The Most Delicious Rice Milk
Milk protein allergies (MPA) are a recognized problem in young children. Studies show that MPA might affect up to 15% of children but people of any age can have the same allergy and react adversely to milk protein. This includes anaphylaxis which is a serious and potentially fatal allergic reaction.

While living with MPA means avoiding a list of foods and drinks, there are many alternatives that might prove to be even more nutritious, convenient, and practical for you and your family.

What is Rice Milk?
Rice milk is made with rice grain and is a non-dairy milk similar to almond and soy milk. It has more carbohydrate content compared to cow’s milk, does not contain lactose, and is free from cholesterol. Rice milk is sold in stores but, did you know that you can make it at home for a fraction of the cost?

No-Cook Method to Making Rice Milk

1. 1 cup of your preferred rice grain (uncooked) - This can be white or brown but for more nutrition, you can choose brown rice which is a good source of magnesium, phosphorus, thiamine, vitamin B-6, niacin, iron, and zinc! If you can, go for organically grown brown rice.

2. 4 cups of water.

3. Optional for flavor: salt, honey, and/or vanilla.
1. Wash rice and soak in container overnight (10-14 hours).
2. Drain rice but do not wash. Pour into blender and add 4 cups of water. You can add your flavorings according to your preference.
3. Blend on high for 3 minutes.
4. Use a thin towel or cheesecloth over a bowl to strain the blended mixture. This will separate the rice grains from the milk.
Enjoy chilled and consume no later than one week!
Other uses for rice milk:

Aside from drinking rice milk to replace a dairy-based beverage, you can also use rice milk for your cereals and even for cooking! Here are some of our favorite recipes on the Avoiding Milk Protein blog, all of which use rice milk:

Kids approve these delicious donut holes that are wonderfully made with rice milk.
1. Dairy Free Carrot Bread
2. Delicious Dairy Free Donut Holes
3. Applehouse Cinnamon Doughnuts

You can also try using rice milk for adding to your morning cereals, coffee, and in making your favorite desserts. If there’s one good thing about having allergies similar to people switching to a healthy lifestyle, it’s being creative and resourceful in the kitchen!

Do you have ideas on how to use rice milk for whipping up a delicious dairy-free and allergy safe meal? Please share it with us through the comments below, we’d love to try it too!

About the author: Lace Llanora is a food allergy writer at American Medical ID. American Medical ID serves the medical community by offering quality medical IDs that can be customized for any allergy or condition the wearer may have.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Soap Made From Nuts in Doctor's Office

Spotted while waiting for doctor in examining room Softsoap Rich Shea Butter Moisturizing Hand Soap, a soap made from almond oil. Many families have been prescribed drugs containing allergens like inhalers made with milk. I have found over 100 prescription drugs made with nut oils alone. Be aware at all times.

I have also seen soap made from milk in a medical clinic.

Water Sodium laureth sulfate Acrylates Copolymer Cocamidopropyl betaine Sodium Chloride PPG-10 Methyl Glucose Ether Methyl Gluceth-10 Glycol Distearate Fragrance Laureth-4 Sodium Hydroxide DMDM Hydantoin Butyrospermum Parkii (shea Butter) Tetrasodium EDTA Citric Acid Acacia Senegal Gum Gelatin Mica Xanthan Gum Prunus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Fruit Extract Iron Oxides Titanium Dioxide

See Also:
Reaction To Soap

Chemurgy and Allergens:
Soap Made From Eggs
Soap With Nuts in Them
Soap Dishes Made From Coconuts
Soap Made With Milk
Inhalers With Milk in Them
Vaccines That Contain Dairy
Ear Drops That Contain Nuts
Throat Sprays That Contain Nuts
Nasal Products Containing Nut Oils
Respirator Kits That Contain Banana Oil
Corn in Medical Supplies

Avoiding Milk Protein:
Drugs, Over-the-Counter Medications and Treatments Containing Nuts
Drugs, Over-the-Counter Medications and Treatments Containing Eggs
Drugs, Over-the-Counter Medications and Treatments Containing Sesame
Drugs, Over-the-Counter Medications and Treatments Containing Coconuts

Monday, November 14, 2016

Inhalers For Pneumonia

I am getting over pneumonia, I am recovering slowly, but doing much better. I was prescribed two puffers and an antibiotic. This may not be the right treatment for everyone with pneumonia. I have a history of childhood asthma and am sometimes prescribed an inhaler with cold virus induced asthma. SEE YOUR DOCTOR! We are fortunate to have a fairly good insurance plan. I am well aware many do not, I am also thankful for Canada's controls on prices of pharmaceuticals, as many Americans are very concerned with the price of drugs, not that everything is perfect in Canada.

Before Insurance: $17.49
Customer Pays: $0.99

FLOVENT HFA 250MCG (inhaler)
Before Insurance 108.72
Customer Pays $22.17

Chemurgy and Allergens
Inhalers With Milk in Them

Avoiding Milk Protein
Prescriptions and Over the Counter Medications Containing Nuts

Prescriptions and Over the Counter Medications Containing Sesame

Buying Cheaper Epipen(s) In Canada

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Advertising in Schools and Allergies

World School Milk Day is celebrated on the last Wednesday in September. The end of the month was chosen as it is a school day in most countries.
Countries around the world celebrate World School Milk Day to celebrate the health benefits of school milk programs. This excludes students with milk allergies, I have NEVER heard of a school promoting World Pistachio Day, National Peanut Butter Day or National Almond Day, yet World Milk Day is thought of as good, and rarely called advertising.

Where I live Advertising lice shampoos used to be sent out, when the school had a lice outbreak, now product neutral information packets are sent to families.

See Also:
Lice Treatments That Contain Nuts
Lice Treatments That Contain Coconut oils

When the No Child Without program came out, it was advertised in Canadian schools. It is a program from MedicAlert providing free MedicAlert bracelets to school aged children. MedicAlert got more brand recognition and potential brand loyalty.

See Also: List of Allergy Shirts, Posters and Other Gear

Many feminine hygiene companies donate menstrual supplies to health classes to get young girls used to their product(s). Shelters need those menstrual supplies more, but donating menstrual supplies to schools leads to brand recognition, brand loyalty and then schools are more likely to keep said brand at the office. These companies know this, so they donate menstruation kits to health and sex-ed classes. Most girls get a free (advertising) products around their first puberty class, in most schools.

Mylan in America does the very same thing, by providing Epipens to schools they often get brand recognition and often brand loyalty. Granted it is a lot scarier to change epinephrine device than menstrual device. It is also cheaper to supply a few dozen pads than a handful of Epipens, even at cost. The difference is people have lots of choices in menstrual devices that are usually reasonable priced.

See Also:
Menstrual Products That Contain Corn
Buying Cheap Epipens From Canada
New Epinephrine injectors
Cost of Epipens how Much Do you Pay?