April McGowan

Living Without

My husband picked up a copy of this magazine for me.  It can sometimes feel like a daily struggle to feed our family with the food allergies we have.  Anyway, after reading LIVING WITHOUT I was really impressed by the articles.  It was lovely to see advertisements from food companies that are making gluten free/dairy free/egg free items.  And even though we’ve been on this road for a year now, and I’ve read A LOT, there was new information here.  For instance, the number of people with Celiac disease has risen to 1 in every 100 people.  AND they’ve discovered a direct link of seven chromosomes to people with diabetes.  So much so, they now suggest that people that have diabetes be tested for Celiac disease.  They’ve found that 1 in 10 diabetes sufferers have Celiac disease.  This is a double whammy for those folks–increasing the risk of organ damage if one or both go untreated.

If you suffer from food allergies like we do, then you know reading a magazine just for one type of allergy, or a cookbook that focuses on just food allergy, it can feel a bit..frustrating.  You read it and say, “well, yes, you’ve left out the gluten, but you still have eggs and dairy in there!”  Of course, they don’t mean to be insulting–but it adds insult to injury.  This magazine seems very sensitive to that.

We also found out we were chosen to do taste testing for ENJOY LIFE FOODS.  They make awesome allergy free foods.  So we were really excited about that.  My box of fun hasn’t arrived yet, but I’ll let you know what I think.  The kids are really looking forward to it 🙂 and to be honest, so am I!

What do you think? Leave me a comment :)

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