Monday, May 18, 2009

Responding to Questions

Sometimes people ask questions or comment on a post and I want to respond to them. I have struggled with how to do this. Do I go to their blog? Sometimes that doesn't seem appropriate. Do I just respond on my blog in the comment section? I have gone back and forth and then end up doing nothing.

So I decided to make a policy. If you ask a question in the comment section I will respond to it there. So you'll just have to check back and maybe I will get better at answering questions.


Caden said...

What a informative blog. I am so happy I came across it. My son was diagnosed with a milk allergy at 2mths old. He had the classic symtoms, blood in the stool and stridor breathing. I was breastfeeding and gave up all dairy and was fine. Fast forwar a year to now, he is almost 14mths and we saw an Allergist for the first time as he is almost weaned and I want to know what I should give him to replace breastmilk/soy toddler formula. They skin tested him for milk, eggs, wheat and dust and all were negative! What a pleasant surprise. The dr told me to give him 4oz cows milk mixed with 4oz water and look for reactions, if he's ok then he is good to go with dairy from there onwards. This seems a little drastic and after us both avoiding dairy for 12mths I am nervous. I saw that you began by challenging with baked milk goods. It seems to have better advise than I have had. Is this a better way for me to start and where would I go from here?
Thank you so much for taking the time to help others.

Paul said...

I didn't know how else to get a message to you, so I thought I'd do it here. Hope you don't mind.

As a father of 5 children, 2 of whom with food allergies, I am very aware of the difficulties and anxieties that go along with having to manage food allergies on a daily basis. In my experience, dining out has been one of the greatest challenges and sources of frustration.

As a result of this, I decided two years ago to create an easy-to-use online guide to allergy-friendly restaurants for the benefit of our entire community. I am writing you today in an effort to introduce you to this new website, AllergyEats (, with the thought that you might find it a valuable tool to share with your readers.

AllergyEats is a peer-based guide with a database that includes over 600,000 US restaurants. Individuals with food allergies can rate any restaurant experience by answering 3 simple questions (adding comments if they like). The process can take under a minute. The answers to these questions are translated into a simple “allergy-friendliness” rating.

Other users can then go to AllergyEats when seeking an allergy-friendly restaurant. By simply typing in the geographic location they’re interested in, users can see a restaurant’s “allergy-friendliness” rating, as well as other useful information where available, such as menus, allergen lists, gluten-free menus, nutrition guides, industry certifications, and more.

AllergyEats is new, having been live for roughly 10 weeks. However, where awareness has blossomed, initial reaction has been fantastic and word-of-mouth has driven many ratings quickly (the Boston metro area achieved over 200 ratings in this short amount of time!). Each additional rating, anywhere in the country, increases the value of AllergyEats as a tool for our entire food allergy community. That is why major food allergy and Celiac organizations have endorsed or become friends of AllergyEats so quickly (please see these tabs on the site)... and there are more to come!

Therefore, I hope you’ll be willing to take a few minutes to check out AllergyEats ( If you like what you see, please share the site with your readers, on your social media sites, and/or with any other individuals or groups you feel might be interested. If you have questions, comments, or concerns, please email me at

Thank you for your consideration,