Writings, recipes, and links about parenting a dairy-allergic child and her siblings
I like how you call the fownder a DUDE, other names come to mind.
That's very scary.
What's very scary is that this is marketed as a catch all food allergy treatment. Allergies are very individual not only to the sufferer, but also to the allergen. You can't treat a tree nut allergy like a dairy, egg or peanut allergy. This has the potential to make things a LOT worse and make some people very sick.The internet has made snake oil salesmen a possibility again and it's so sad.
I recently found your blog from Swistle, and have a 6 month old with a milk allergy. Reading about this product makes me furious! If you click for more info, it tells you in bold that "While this may make it a safer choice, those with severe allergies must use the ALLERTHERAPY Treatment Method under doctor supervision". Do you think so???? I understand the idea which is along the lines of desensitization, right? But food allergies are life-threatening (unlike most people with seasonal allergies) so why would someone even risk it? I am at a loss. How did you find out about this stuff? And I agree--it totally should be shut down, even though they say that are registered with the FDA as homeopathic. The kicker is that they have a 30 day guarantee--you can send it back for whatever reason. That's reassuring--what if your kid winds up in the ER? WTH. Sorry this is so long!
Ok.. even on the off chance that this product itself doesn't make you, or your loved ones sick... how are you going to "test" to make sure it's working and that you're "cured?" Like you really want to just trust this and then give your child some bites of their allergen to see if it works... Good God!
Ridiculous. http://allergickid.blogspot.com/2009/03/dangerous-food-allergy-cure.htmlShe has info on how to do something about it.
I guess I am in good company. It's outrageous. FDA needs to get that thing off the market.
That is scary. And the label says it contains nuts. What about nut allergies?
Did you notice the warning:Treats Food AllergiesWarning: Contains Nuts & SeafoodI find it interesting that a product that claims to be a panacea for allergies has a warning.
See, you can use it to cure any and all food allergies! Isn't that just GREAT?
It's rather alarming I mean I would know better but allergy cures / quick fix is a scary thought in my mind.
That is scary. It needs to get off the shelves before someone gets hurt.
this is very alarming.as if the product itself wasnt shocking enough, the price is scary also. i hope people dont fall for the "its expensive so it must work" line of reasoning.
You've got to be kidding. Thanks for sharing this one.