Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Milk Allergy Cooking Tip

Milk Alternative:

If you are allergic to milk there is a delicious replacement you can use, almond milk. My son absolutely loves it, especially the chocolate. The almond milk comes in plain, vanilla and chocolate. We tried all of the other replacements like soy and rice milk but we just couldn’t handle the taste. We prefer the almond milk by Blue Diamond. The almond milk is great on hot or cold cereals. And the chocolate makes a mean cup of hot chocolate. You’ll have other members of your family wanting to drink it. You can get it at the health food store or in some cities the regular grocery store sells it. Try it, you’ll like it.

Friday, January 18, 2008

How to find out what your baby's allergic to.

Food Allergies:

How can you tell if you’re allergic to a particular food?

Years ago my oldest son, at the age of 8, was enrolled in an allergy study at a major medical school. He had chronic ear and respiratory infections, bed wetting plus the bright rosy cheeks associated with allergic reactions. The main doctor over the study said he was a classic case of food allergies. He was put on a food elimination diet developed by the medical school. The diet eliminated the following foods:

-all dairy products


-wheat & corn


-all legumes including peanuts



-cane sugar

-food additives


-food colorings


After 6 weeks on the diet we began reintroducing some of the eliminated foods. This method really worked for us. You introduce only one food at a time over 3 days. The first day the portion size are as follows:

Day 1:

Breakfast: 1/8 of a serving or one to two bits or sips

Midmorning; ¼ of a serving

Lunch: ½ of a serving

Midafternoon: 1 serving

Dinner: 2 servings

Day 2 & 3: Consume at least 3 servings.

Look for the following symptoms:


Bed wetting


Problems Sleeping


Abdominal Pain

Skin Rash





Runny Nose

If you have not had a reaction by day 4 the food is okay for you per the doctors instructions.

Just an interesting note: My son stopped wetting the bed, respiratory infections stopped and the bright red cheeks went away during the elimination diet. He started having problem again when we introduced milk back into his diet.

Disclaimer: Yes we live in a world where I have to put this so here it goes. We are not doctors. We are not giving you medical advice. As always please consult your doctor whenever you decide to make a change in your eating habits. If you decide to take any of our advice it is at your own risk.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

You're Pregnant...Now What?

When you become pregnant for the first time your head swirls with everything at once.

"Will my baby be healthy? Can I really do this? What will my baby look like? I hope they don't get the big ears that run in my family or the crazy eyebrows!"

When I became pregnant with my first child I had all the same feeling, questions, and fears. I also became more active in what was going on around me. I started trying to stay up on all the politics in my state and country. I began researching products like mad. I wanted to be a more educated consumer because I knew whatever I bought my child would have some kind of contact with. I also started to think about the environment. I wanted my child to have the opportunity to enjoy the world in a beautiful state.

This began my quest that have brought me to this point. I wanted to give all the new and established moms a place where they could find products and information that they didn't have to worry about. I didn't want you to worry about if your son or daughter licked their crib would they have a reaction or get exposed to toxins that would stay in their body. Lets face it we live in a world where we are exposed to a ton of toxin that we don't even really know about. Any way to minimize it will be great for our health and the health of our children. All of us want to give our kids the best possible start and at BabiesRoots you can!

Take a look around and if you have any question let me know.