I swear, our kids belong on Ripley’s Believe It Or Not. No kidding…these two can put down some serious grub. They eat and eat and eat all day long and for the life of me…I cannot figure out where the heck it all goes!
They could so out-do David Copperfield. A’ hem.
The most amazing thing about all of this though, is that less than a year ago, our little guy “E” was deprived of all foods beyond chicken, peas and rice. No this was not some fancy vegetarian diet…it was Eczema and food allergies. Yep, I said it. I dropped the “F” bomb.
For the record, food allergies stink.
Let just start this off with some pretty blow me out of the water startling statistics as stated from The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network www.foodallergy.org
-More than 12 million Americans have food allergies
(Our son is one of them)
-Eight foods account for 90 percent of all food-allergic reactions in the U.S.: milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts (e.g., walnuts, almonds, cashews, pistachios, pecans), wheat, soy, fish, and shellfish.
(Smiling Green Son’s BANNED foods list = milk, eggs, peanuts, melon, sunflower)
-Even trace amounts of a food allergen can cause a reaction.
(E began breaking out as a baby continuing until age three. He was so bad; he would bleed through his pajamas and bed sheets. We had to bandage his arms and tape his clothes to his wrists and ankles so we could not scratch)
-Most people who’ve had an allergic reaction to something they ate thought that it was safe.
(You just never know. Labels can be confusing and words like milk actually can be called by many terms. Our son ate a bite of melon and an hour later he ate some sunflower butter that we thought was okay. He ended up in the ER with an anaphylaxis reaction to one of which we may never ultimately know but will forever avoid both).
-Early administration of epinephrine (adrenaline) is crucial to successfully treating anaphylactic reactions. Epinephrine is available by prescription in a self-injectable device (EpiPen® or Twinject®).
(We carry and have scared and threatened talked to everyone about carrying E’s Epipen every single place he goes. It is always with him. Always. No exceptions).
-Food allergies are life-altering for everyone involved and require constant vigilance.
(I could write a whole book on this one. Summary: It has changed our entire family’s life)!
Now if this wouldn’t make Ripley’s Believe It Or Not….then so help me. I may be small, but this mom knows an amazing story when she sees lives it!
What? You want proof?
Before Vidazorb Probiotics
After Vidazorb Probiotics
(yes, he is wearing the same pajama top a year later thank you very much)
No need to adjust your lenses folks, this is the real deal. E is four years old now and can eat all kinds of foods with minimal Eczema left anywhere on his body! Our miracle? We have Vidazorb chewable probiotics! After a probiotic helped my parent’s Golden Retriever with his allergies, we knew we had to try it. It has been incredible!
Vidazorb children’s chewables are not only adorable kid-friendly bumblebee shapes, but they are “super yummy” too according to both of our kids. They love them like candy, often times reminding me that they need to take their Zorbee!
Mommy likes them not only because they have helped change our life so much, but they are convenient too! No need for refrigeration (what mom doesn’t love to make life a little easier)? Their flavors are 100% natural and safe for those with lactose intolerance and address the young needs of children’s digestion and immune system. According to the manufacturer they are “clinically substantiated Bifidobacterium BB12 and S. thermophilus TH-4 and are especially kid-friendly and work together to support the wellness needs of little ones.”
My top Five Favs on why you should not live without these?
5. 100% NATURAL flavorings
4. Free of dairy, wheat, corn and gluten
3. Does not contain animal by-products
2. Convenient! Do not need refrigerated.
…and the number one reason you must’nt live another day without them?
1. They work and they are yumm-a-licious (and because I said to).
How many smileys does Vidazorb receive?
Our family loves our Vidazorb and with the added bonus of boosting our immunities and making for more pleasurable poop digestion, we are totally and completely hooked!
Vidazorb is available at www.Vidazorb.com and www.allergyfreeshop.com