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This blog is a journal of our struggles with food allergies and eosinophilic gastrointestinal diseases (EGIDs). ("DD" stands for "dear daughter", so whenever you see it in the blog it is referring to my daughter and our personal experience.) My hope is for this blog to be a source of information and support to others who might be trying to investigate, diagnose, treat, or live with, food allergies and EGIDs. Feel free to leave comments with suggestions or requests of what you would like to see on this blog. This is a work in progress. :)

The Unhealthy Truth: How our food is making us sick - and what we can do about it

by Robyn O'Brien

I urge everyone out there with children- with OR without food allergies- to read this book. Robyn really covers a lot of important bases of how our current (American) food supply is literally making us sick, and how that relates to food allergies. She covers topics such as:
  • food additives- colors, preservatives, etc.
  • genetically modified foods
  • antibiotic and hormone laden meat and dairy
  • the truth about soy - the dangers of eating soy, especially for a food-allergic infant!
  • the revolving door (and corruption) between the big food and big pharma companies (Monsanto, notably) and the FDA
  • the relationship between a major food allergy nonprofit (FAAN) and its corporate (big food AND big pharma) sponsors like Kraft
She also has an extensive book & web resource list, as well as tips for busy parents to help make the switch to healthier foods easier.

The things she uncovers in this book are at time horrifying, although sadly, not surprising for me after all the research that I've done in the past year. This is just another reminder that our grocery story dollars are political. When we spend money on food, we are casting our vote. The longer people continue buying this "fake" processed food full of chemicals and carcinogens, the longer it will be produced (and subsidized by our tax dollars!) It's time to cast your vote for healthy, fresh, local, nutrient-rich food for your family!! Especially for food-allergic children whose diets may be limited, it's important to get every possible nutrient from the food we eat.

Robyn also has a website where she shares tips and information about her book, as well as her AllergyKids website with food allergy safety products, information, and a food politics blog.


Anonymous said...

You are doing amazing things to inform and inspire parents, and I am so grateful for your time on this and would be so honored if you would post a review on AMAZON!

With inspired hope for our children,


Jessica said...

Robyn- I am so honored that you found my blog! I would be happy to post a review at Amazon. I am so thankful that you have published this book!