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Forum: Allergies   05-17-2013, 06:22 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By JRoberge
Hi there - ditto the hugs :) My son had mild...

Hi there - ditto the hugs :) My son had mild colic, but when on to develop severe eczema, life threatening food allergies, and asthma. We found that food he was allergic to and sensitive too (which...
Forum: Allergies   05-17-2013, 06:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 209
Posted By JRoberge
HI -   At the bottom of this blog post about...

HI -
 
At the bottom of this blog post about elimination diets I have listed a bunch of great allergy bloggers you may want to take a look at - all have great recipes that should help you out.
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Forum: Allergies   05-17-2013, 06:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 223
Posted By JRoberge
Hi there - Check out the GAPS diet. It's what...

Hi there - Check out the GAPS diet. It's what most parents do to heal the gut....and be sure to talk to your physician about adding probiotics and fish oil to your child's diet. And stick with it -...
Forum: Allergies   05-17-2013, 06:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 253
Posted By JRoberge
Hi there -   Allergy testing can be a good...

Hi there -
 
Allergy testing can be a good place to start, but results can be inaccurate - false negatives and positives AND more importantly, your child may only have a food intolerance or...
Forum: Women's Health   03-14-2013, 05:08 PM
Replies: 503
Views: 29,632
Posted By JRoberge
I would suggest you try to add some of the foods...

I would suggest you try to add some of the foods back in that you removed and watch for a reaction. If there is no reaction for a few days, then keep feeding that same food and no longer restrict...
Forum: Allergies   03-14-2013, 05:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,416
Posted By JRoberge
My son had severe head to toe eczema at around...

My son had severe head to toe eczema at around age three. It started at birth and gradually worsened and we hit rock bottom at three. Now he's about to turn five and he's close to eczema free. He...
Forum: Allergies   03-14-2013, 04:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 343
Posted By JRoberge
Claritin for a baby? I'm not a doctor, but I...

Claritin for a baby? I'm not a doctor, but I can't imagine she would have had time to develop allergies as I believe the child has to pass through one season to develop the allergies. Honestly,...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-25-2013, 06:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 284
Posted By JRoberge
Hugs! I know it's so hard - we were there with...

Hugs! I know it's so hard - we were there with my son, but at four years old, we've now figured out most his triggers. As the other commenter stated, food allergies are complicated and so is eczema....
Forum: Allergies   01-21-2013, 04:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 220
Posted By JRoberge
Genestra makes really good probiotics. For...

Genestra makes really good probiotics. For multivitamins, I'd check out a health food store like Whole Foods. Poly-vi-Sol may have a lot more additives.
Forum: Allergies   01-21-2013, 04:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 516
Posted By JRoberge
A food challenge is important - you don't want...

A food challenge is important - you don't want to with hold food from a child if it's not an offender. And allergy testing is often inaccurate - false positives AND negatives (as in my son's case)....
Forum: Allergies   01-21-2013, 04:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 163
Posted By JRoberge
My son is allergic to gluten, but he can eat...

My son is allergic to gluten, but he can eat regular oats - not gluten-free. I think it really depends on the person.
Forum: Allergies   01-07-2013, 08:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 516
Posted By JRoberge
Food allergies triggered much of my son's...

Food allergies triggered much of my son's eczema. We had to eliminate gluten, dairy, soy, corn, and some tree nuts to see his skin improve. Have you thought about doing an elimination diet to see...
Forum: Women's Health   01-07-2013, 06:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,153
Posted By JRoberge
This happens my kids as well and my son battles...

This happens my kids as well and my son battles chronic eczema in other parts of his body as well. The best thing to do is hydrate the skin before you head outdoors to prevent winter chaffing and...
Forum: Allergies   12-10-2012, 06:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By JRoberge
Yes, consistency is crucial. You can also melt...

Yes, consistency is crucial. You can also melt the coconut oil down in the bath water - it's lovely like that as well. Good luck!
 
Jennifer
Forum: Allergies   12-07-2012, 09:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 209
Posted By JRoberge
You say you removed wheat, but did you remove...

You say you removed wheat, but did you remove all gluten? Including oats, unless they are gluten free? Definitely remove the butter - don't even use ghee, just to be sure you're dairy free 100%....
Forum: Allergies   12-07-2012, 09:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 550
Posted By JRoberge
My son tested negative to dairy, soy, gluten,...

My son tested negative to dairy, soy, gluten, and corn, but when he ate things before they caused severe eczema. Removing them was the only way we could tell they were true allergies as the skin and...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-03-2012, 10:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 371
Posted By JRoberge
How's she doing now? Did you try cutting out...

How's she doing now? Did you try cutting out dairy?
 
We use soap nuts for laundry - it was the only thing that didn't further irritate my son's eczema. Shea butter is great, just make sure it's...
Forum: Women's Health   12-03-2012, 10:31 AM
Replies: 503
Views: 29,632
Posted By JRoberge
Hi -   I'm new and consider myself to be...

Hi -
 
I'm new and consider myself to be pretty experienced in the world of natural eczema care. I've been helping manage my son's eczema for the past four years and he's gone from head-to-toe...
Forum: Allergies   12-03-2012, 10:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 818
Posted By JRoberge
Oh, yes, I've certainly been there! In fact, I...

Oh, yes, I've certainly been there! In fact, I write about blog about this very thing - our family's battles with eczema (as well as food allergies and asthma). "It's an Itchy Little World"
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Forum: Life With a Baby   12-03-2012, 10:17 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 22,181
Posted By JRoberge
California Baby recently reformulated several of...

California Baby recently reformulated several of their products and the new ingredients have irritated a lot of children's skin. You'll find a cream that will help, just don't give up! Keep a...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-03-2012, 10:16 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 22,181
Posted By JRoberge
California Baby recently reformulated several of...

California Baby recently reformulated several of their products and the new ingredients have irritated a lot of children's skin. You'll find a cream that will help, just don't give up! Keep a...
Forum: Allergies   12-03-2012, 10:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,416
Posted By JRoberge
Have you thought about the GAPS diet? We never...

Have you thought about the GAPS diet? We never tried this, but it helps a lot of children with eczema. Also, have you considered a yeast overgrowth, like Candida?
 
Forum: Allergies   12-03-2012, 10:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 23,504
Posted By JRoberge
We love soap nuts! I just add tea tree oil to...

We love soap nuts! I just add tea tree oil to the bag before tossing it in the wash. If it's an extra dirty load I use Washing Soda or Vinegar as well.
Forum: Allergies   12-03-2012, 10:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By JRoberge
My children have started having this too. I'm...

My children have started having this too. I'm not sure where you live, but I believe ours is caused by the cold, dry temperatures that their little faces are exposed to. I've found extra...
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