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Book Review- Flourishing With Food Allergies

51pvMpSDSuL__BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA240_SH20_OU01_I was offered the exciting privilege of reviewing a book about food allergies.  Flourishing With Food Allergies, by A. Anderson, proved to be a great resource for information on living with food allergies.  Living with food allergies, especially when it is your child, proves to carry a huge weight of worry and anxiety.  The first part of this book provides snippets from other people’s experiences.  It helped me to feel like I was not alone, or crazy for that matter. 

What I like most about this book is that it  is very thought provoking about the cause of food allergies.  I know that there has been great effort in searching for a cure, but I have always felt that finding the cause is more important.  If there is something that is causing such havoc on our biological system, it should be stopped!  What about autism and ADHD?  Could these be the results of the same culprit?  Do you realize how many extra chemicals go into our food supply? 

Many people take for granted that we live in a well protected society and that this protection includes our food supply.  Maybe you have noticed all the press on things such as BPA in our plastic, hormones and antibiotics in our milk, and pesticides contaminating our produce, just to name a few.  Ms. Anderson does a great job in her book shedding more light on some of these kinds of questions.

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Surf Sweets-Product Review

Mmmm… Who doesn’t like their sweet stuff every once in awhile? I know I sure do, and so do my kids. My biggest problem with this habit is what goes into some of this sweet stuff. I have always been leary of Red Dye, for instance. In fact, you can read about my concern here. High fructose corn syrup is another. I am always on the lookout for better things to fulfill our sweet tooth cravings.

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Recently, I was contacted by Surf Sweets to test and review their product. Surf Sweets makes a variety of different gummy candies and jelly beans. They are all certified organic, and safe of at least our allergens (peanuts, tree-nuts, and eggs.) I was very pleased to learn that their products do not use any artificial dyes.

The true test, however, is in the taste. I can assure you that this was the best part of my experience. I thought the gummy candies and jelly beans tasted great! My children were very quick to agree. 🙂

You can visit www.surfsweets.com to learn more about the product and where it can be found.

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