Part 1-Mom’s Panel- My child has food allergies

Mom’s Panel-Kids with Food Allergies-the first of a two part series on children with food allergies. Joining me in the studio, the mothers of children with food sensitivites. Dr. Ashley Davis, MD has two daughters with Celiac Disease.  Ashley was with us on last week’s show discussing Gluten Intolerance and Celiac Disease.  Joe’l Phillips, mother of 6 year old Margaret who not only is gluten intolerant but has severe emotional/ behavior reactions to sugars and food additives. Beth Markley, who before diagnosing her constantly lethargic son, Jack with wheat sensitivity thought he was just a type B in a type A family.  Making dietary changes in any ho usehold can be a challenge. When it comes to the foods we are talking about which include wheat, dairy and sugar it can be an absolute nightmare. All mom’s want the best for their kids and  it’s important to look at our children with an open set of eye’s and understand that they are speaking to us with their ailments and attitudes in the only ways they know how. When you have always felt bad in your body you have no way of expressing this with words because a food allergy child doesn’t understand that there is another way of  feeling and so cannot express that they feel sick. Instead we have to watch for the other clues that their behaviors and immune systems are showing us. (the photo above is a real image of undiagnosed celiac children-London 1938)

Listen:  Interview with Food Allergy Moms



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