Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Allergy and Asthma Certified Friendly Products Website

I was at the doctors office the other day, at 7 months pregnant, and with two other children I feel sometimes like it's my home away from home! Anyway, in the waiting room they have lots of great magazines to keep you occupied while you wait. While I was perusing one, can't remember which one at the moment, I came across an article that talked about a website that certified products as allergy and asthma friendly. Curious, I had to check them out and this is what I found:
The asthma & allergy friendly™ Certification Program helps consumers identify products that have been proven more suitable for people with asthma and related allergic sensitivities.

Certified products have been found to meet or exceed the independant asthma & allergy friendly™ Certification Standards. In addition, all of the products' allergen claims have been reviewed and found to be accurate and clear for consumers to understand and the products can be identified by the presence of the destictive Certification Mark on the packaging and promotional materials. Where applicable, the products also include clear, concise care instructions outlining how to maintaing the items in a reduced allergen state.


So, if you are in the market for some allergy and asthma friendly products like air filters and purification systems, cleaning supplies, toys, etc. Check them out they have a lot of great information and can tell you about products they have tested. You can visit their website here.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Updates

O.k. so if you've been following my blog and checking back you will notice some new additions! Back in January I talked about some supplements I liked to use with my son, in the sidebar you will see I added a new section called supplements that have links to them. I really like the Bone Ami which is a dairy free, egg free, gluten free calcium and vitamin D supplement. The other is a liquid vitamin I used for a long time with him that is also dairy, egg, gluten, and I believe yeast free, as always check the labeling as products do change things up from time to time. These supplements seem kind of pricey but believe me they last for a long, long time, well over 3 months!

Also, you will note I added a Recipe and a links page and will be adding more and more in the upcoming weeks! Thanks for stopping by and looking around!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Homemade Bread




Well, we survived the snow and ice here in the Carolina's and are so thankful we didn't lose power. Being snowed in gave me the itch to do some baking. Many years ago my oldest sister started baking homemade bread and it was so good. Well, she lived too far away to bum it off of her, so I started making my own! This bread is made from freshly milled wheat. There is a lot of speculation that people who are allergic to gluten or are gluten intolerant can handle wheat in this form. As always, do your research and decide what is going to be best for you and yours. For a great article on the history of wheat and the exploration of why so many are becoming allergic to gluten or are gluten intolerant click here: Against the Grain.

If you are interested in making your own homemade bread, click here for the recipe I used! Happy Baking!