I think the problem with allergy tests is that there is an assumption that if you have an problem with food it's an allergy. And most allergy only test for one variation of allergy (skin) when that is only one method of immune response the body has. Skin might not react, but blood might (one type of allergy test in Australia uses live blood and mixes small amounts with different foods to see if there is an immune response).
Anyhow, back to my original point... if someone is sensitive to the hormones or chemicals in milk it won't test as an allergy. However when you remove the food and great things happen, then you know. Often we don't need a 'test' to prove what the cause is. If you're careful and watch diet as so many of you have done.. just see the results for yourself. Now this wouldn't stand up in our societies medical based expectation of double blind studies... but do we care? If it works for you go for it! We don't need to understand every little bit of science to live a healthy life. In fact I think if we did we might all go MAD!!!
How often are we told again and again that what people eat has NOTHING to do with acne. Well I can tell you my face will be perfect, and in the last few years when I go off raw and eat something silly like potato chips my face breaks out within days. EVERY SINGLE TIME!
Double blind scientific studies must isolate ONE VARIABLE to show accurately and scientifically their results. Any more muddies the waters and makes it impossible to form a conclusion. So tests for acne might mean someone gives up chocolate from their SAD diet. And they don't improve surprise surprise! Now if you added in donuts to a raw vegans diet... now you'd see some results!
That's my rant for today! See you all tomorrow!
While I was having all my reactions to foods we went to several doctors saying it's not possible to have xxx symptom or be allergic to these foods. I went to the allergest and di the skin prick and nothing came up positive. I did a blood test kit at home and EVERY single food I thought I was having a reaction to came up positive. Just go with your instinct.
Originally Posted by Sheryl
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Wish I had known about the Milk excema connection 14 years ago.
When my daughters (now 14&18) were born I was told by mynmother and grandmother NOT to breastfeed. They made nursing seem so awful, painful and shameful..telling me things like, "you don't want a titty baby", "they'll be spoiled" etc....
So my oldest DD had projectile vomiting for 1 year why we went through every variety of formula and milk including goats milk. Only to find out the latch over her stomach wasn't closing properly, so gulping down milk of any kind through silcon nipples only exacerbated the problem which resolved itself when she got older. My second DD suffered some excema, terrible wheezing and vomiting thanks to dairy. The vomiting so bad she would saturate her clothes and carpet, then cry from the gut wrenching pain.
It wasn't until she was two and could tell me that "milk makes me throw up", that I could bring her relief. The excema was gone, wheezing and phlem build up stopped and no more throwing up. The only problem was she had already had several rounds of steroids and 4x/day breathing machine treatments before we reversed the situation. To this day my DD is bulky and overweight. No flabby belly or baby fat but solid and bulky, like someone deliberately on "roids" for competitive sports or something.
With a few years more confidence in my own choices and tried and true practice I nursed my next three babies, without dificulty an without food sensitivity issues.
We skip doctors unless someone is sick unto death or a sports physical is required.
Congrats to all parents who operate out of common sense and intuition for the sake of your childrens better health.
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maraw~about calcium-Victoria Boutenko said that sesame seeds have the most calcium of any plant food. How about trying raw sesame milk? It tastes unbelievable to me, and you could sweeten it with honey, dates, whatever. So easy-you don't even have to soak them first....
I haven't read every post on this thread in detail but my son (now a 19 year old bodybuilder) had severe eczema on his face when he was a baby and a homeopath recommended Vitamin E oil (also known as wheatgerm oil). The patches looked as though he had burns on his cheeks, so they were pretty severe.
I bought some Vit E oil and applied it regularly and within about 10 days the eczema disappeared and never came back.
I know Vitamin E is supposed to reduce scarring as well. Truly a miracle product.
This is Amy from Texas. :) My almost 2 yo son had awful oozing, bleeding ezcema on his face his first full year, but he hasn't had it since. He was solely breastfed his first year and I was using cheese and butter. (Shame on me!) Needless to say, I wasn't perfect at the raw thing. He's doing fine now. He still breastfeeds, and I don't use dairy anymore. They use rice milk, which I buy from the store, but it doesn't have the calcium he needs. I prepare green smoothies and share them with him. My older kids eat a small simple salad about 2-3 times a week, but I'm working towards a daily salad for them. It seems to work fine as long as they get to pick the dressing. LOL
Anyway, regarding calcium intake, I tried the sesame milk, which is very good with dates, but I understand green smoothies offer the most calcium (via Green For Life by Victoria Boutenko). Jacob LOVES green smoothies. His favorite is romaine lettuce or green lettuce, with bananas and strawberries. There's loads of calcium in baby spinach and other greens! The smoothies make eating greens bearable, because the fruit makes it palatable. I love them myself.
Hope that helps,
I have had similar issues with dairy and my now 5 year old son. Starting when he was about 1 or so, he would react to cheese immediately (violently throwing up) and to milk (with horrible painful, runny BMs).
The doctor said it wasn't lactose intolorance because there wasn't much lactose in cheese so it shouldn't produce that reaction and it wasn't consistant with an allergy either. (I dont' know if that's true, but it's what I was told). Here's the shocker--I was told they see that in young children quite often and to just keep trying to give dairy products--he should eventually grow out of it.
Being naive, I did what I was told by the doctor, against my best judgement, and he did seem to grow out of it, but he has some type of excema that is only on the soles of his feet (I forgot what it's called) that was/is definitely affected by dairy too!
BUT--that was before I learned how bad dairy is! Looking back, his little body was reacting to something it knew wasn't good for it. Now I do the same thing as mentioned in an above post--just smile and nod and go about our business at home.
ALL MOTHERS--TRUST YOUR OWN INTUITION! (or find a doc that shares your views of health)
Great info all!
Hope your little guy feels better....
Originally Posted by maraw
As I type this my son is sitting in my lap. I showed him the images above and he didn't even recognize himself. I hardly do either. His recovery is nothing short of miraculous.
Thanks everyone for your encouragement and support. And MangoMommy, I really didn't mean to dominate this thread. I hope you are not too upset with me. Thanks for starting this... how is your son doing?
that is awful
and how many years of schooling do pediatricians need?
i hope he's feel better. keep him away from that dairy!! :)
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Maraw...absolutely not!! I want to get this information out. I can't believe how many children have had to needlessly suffer with this and if thread helps anyone who is dealing with this I would be so happy.
Originally Posted by maraw
You had mentioned in one of your earlier posts about renaming this thread...well, i just figured out how to edit my own posts yesterday ...do you think it would be too late to change it now??
My son is doing much better too...thanks!!
I recommend FLAX SEED CRACKERS!!! My daughter loves them and you can make them in a dehydrator!!!
talking about steriods...
here is a blog where I record things that happened to us, is in Spanish so you may not understand! lol, but I talk about how the flax seed crackers helped us! Flax Seed is a great source of Omega -3 which helps produce antiinflamatory hormones (same as steriods but NATURAL). Flax seed is the vegetarian version of the fish oil. I was giving Serena at least 10 crackers a day when she got an acute allergy due to an antibiotic. Since then, I started doing holistic medicine in my household. It's insane how doctors can make things worse by prescribing drugs!
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I had excema as a child. Really bad excema, I can still feel it when I'm under intense stress. I used to purposefully misbehave so that I would be spanked as a punishment. It would hurt, yet feel good. I wished my mother could have known about the dairy connection when I was a child.
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I am SO glad to hear your son is finally feeling better too. We are still dealing with some grain allergies and have removed them all from the house. It is really helping everyone, but especially our little boy.
Originally Posted by MangoMommy
MM, since people are still posting on this thread, I don't think it is too late to rename it at all! I think there are still many many people who need to read this around here. Who knows who it might help?
Thanks again for starting it!
Hey, MangoMommy, I'm just wondering how you are getting on, now?