If you’re a subscriber to my enewsletter, you know that I like to showcase other special diet websites and products that I feel could be helpful to our Nonuttin’ clients. One such company that we’ve been getting to know is Nutrition for your Condition. The ladies who began this company know how difficult it is to go anywhere and eat safely so they put together a travel kit that anyone with a special diet could easily take with them to school or on the road or plane.
I asked Crystal Paulitzki, one of the founders, to provide our followers with a bit of information about their company which she has done below. She’s also graciously offered Nonuttin’ clients a discount coupon for use when purchasing any Nutrition for your Condition products. Here’s what Crystal had to say: Read more »
I had a friend who had an anaphylactic reaction to MRI dye last Monday. In for an MRI to determine answers for a health issue, she had never before had an anaphylactic reaction to anything and had no food allergies. Her only previous reaction to anything was a very swollen leg last year after a bee sting.
The scary part to me is what happened when she told the technician she was feeling funny and hit the panic button. To be fair, MRIs and CAT scans are rather tight spaces and more than one patient has been known to have panic attacks so this was how she was initially treated. A doctor was called in who took her vitals which appeared to be fine so she was led through breathing exercises to “calm down”. When she began to have difficulty talking due to a swelling throat and tongue, they then noticed that her back was covered in hives. This is when she asked, “Can’t you give me something to stop this?” Read more »
There are a lot of people in the “free from” foods market that begin their businesses for different reasons. Many, like myself, begin a company due to intensely personal reasons such as an affected family member. Others start because they choose to eat a certain way to feel healthier and want to share that with the world. And others don’t have any of the medical issues involved but perhaps have a product that they would like to market to a particular segment of the free from marketplace such as Nestle’s chocolate bars in Canada being advertised as peanut free.
What I find frustrating are the people who want to market a product as free from a certain ingredient but have no idea what that actually means. Read more »
I find Valentine’s Day stressful with food allergies. In the past, when our allergic child was in elementary school, I found it to be the most stressful day of all. It all came to a head when Megan was in grade 4 and Valentine’s Day became a food buffet of everything she couldn’t eat laid out in front of her. Score in her head? Other kids: 30 treats, Me: 2 Read more »