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    I've Been a RN Since 2004...

    I've been a RN since 2004. It was about 2 yrs ago that I saw the documentary Forks Over Knives. It changed my life.  I could no longer work in a doctor's office & listen to them give advice to patient's that I now knew was wrong. Soon after the documentary I started learning more about GMO's & all the nasty chemicals that go into our food. I am disgusted. I don't understand how a country that is supposedly so far…

    "I thought, 'What about the dyes in foods?'"

    About a year ago my husband, while working on his masters, read about ADD/ADHD and the signs of it, and asked me to read it because he thought our daughter Elizabeth had it. I told him there was no way she had it, but I read the symptoms and she fit everyone of them on the higher scale. I was shocked. I couldn't believe that I had missed it all these years. We eat dinner and she never sits with us. She runs through the…

    How Allergy-Related Asthma Started A Frozen Meal Business

    We have a story to share. It started with my oldest daughter and the allergy-related asthma she had as a 6 year old. Long story short, we cleaned up her digestive system (got off gluten and dairy for a while), she has never taken steriods and is now 13 years old and very healthy. In turn, we started a restaurant/frozen meal business called Confluence Kitchen and now we sell the healthy,organic and locally sourced meals…

    Asthma Pushed Me Over the Edge

    On April 13th (my daughter's 6th birthday) I rushed my 2 year old son to the ER for his first asthma attack. A chest x-ray and a nebulizer treatment later we left with a prognosis of RAD. One week later we sat in the allergists office receiving a handful of prescriptions to control his asthma. This sucks. I discovered your Ted Talk when collecting materials for the high school mass media class I teach. Your description of…

    Extending the Message Together

    An old friend came to visit from college that I had not seen in over 15 years. He brought an array of insight to his visit most of all bringing me relevance to your mission and experience as a mother. I was so touched and freaked out at the same time in making realizations to my everyday life having an eight year old in elementary school and a 10 month old entering our scary society of storms and illnesses. Up until…

    Appalled and Inspired

    I am a concerned eater, parent, grandparent, Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner and to be frank appalled at our Nation's handling of our food supply! I grew up swimming competitively with parents that were concerned with what my brothers' and I ate. I  have a master's degree in a health care field. I'm so embarrassed to say that I've really just started to understand what terrible things I grew up eating and worse…

    Serving Both Ends of the Age Spectrum

    I just want to truly thank you for exposing all of the problems with our food supply and industry. I am the Education Coordinator for a non-profit that serves both ends of the age spectrum. We have 5 child care facilities and I am responsible for training the teachers who work with young children. In addition to this, I conduct teacher trainings all over Pennsylvania and my "hottest training" is The Dirty Dozen: the top 12…

    A 16 Year Old Lends Her Talents to Help Those with Food Allergies

    I am a 16-year-old with anaphylactic food allergies to tree nuts, peanuts and other legumes, sesame, and some fruits. I am excited to announce that I have launched www.EZeatings.org. Chain restaurants provide varying amounts of ingredient information on the web, ranging from no information to full ingredient lists. To help food allergic diners with the constant challenge of eating safely, EZeatings has compiled the links…

    Swamped in Medical Bills

    My youngest son has a tree nut and dairy allergy also he has had allergic reactions to vaccines and also has asthma adhd odd and several other disorders. I am scared to eat out with him i make sure i bring his food with us every where he always asks me why he cant have food like his brother or other friends he is only 4 but yet he also knows to ask what there food has in it. I am swamped in medical bills and we are always…

    To Live In Fear...with Hope

    Recently my youngest son (3) was diagnosed with a multitude of food allergies. Most of which would cause terrible pain for him. I spend many night wishing I could help him. When we recieved the DX I was overwhemed and tried everything I could possibly think of to avoid all of these allergens. I didn't know what to cook/eat. After doing the research and coming across Robyn O'Brien's video on youtube, I realized it was…

    Food and Chemicals

    Hi! I am a mother of a child with ADHD and the more I read, the more I am convinced that his ADHD is related to food and chemicals. I just recently resigned from working full time in order to dedicate myself to revamping his diet and getting answers. I would like to find a way to help bring these issues to the forefront in the United States. Is there a parent -lobby group working to have dyes and preservative removed from our…

    I'm about half-way through the book, The Unhealthy Truth and there are no words to express how grateful I am. Thank you so very much for all the work you have done and put into this. You are amazing! Having discovered that my child has countless food allergies and not being willing to accept the things the doctors tell us, I have begun an uncertain, scary journey (that I know you are all too familiar with) and finding your…

    A Mission Becomes a Full-Time Job

    Years ago, I studied the subject of toxic chemicals in our everyday products and as a result, decided to go completely TRULY natural in my home (no chemicals allowed!). The Breast Cancer Fund, Environmental Working Group (EWG) and Healthy Child Healthy World all continue to provide such excellent info on this issue! We should be grateful for them! What I found missing was info on what products to use and in particular, one…

    Healthy Kitchens, Healthy Lives

    I'm a medical doctor in the Chicago area. I discovered your book, The Unhealthy Truth, and your experiences through the TED lecture you gave in Texas. You are an inspiration to all of us who know that something is wrong with our food supply, but don't know exactly how to address the issue. I am a practitioner in a well-being preventative medicine group, where we emphasize food as medicine, and medicine as food. Healthy…

    Are Our Children Engineered to Withstand Antibiotics & Growth Hormones?

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!! I just borrowed The Unhealthy Truth from my library two days ago, and I haven't book the book down! This book has changed my life. I've always been a healthy eater and I've been very conscious about what I feed my son, my husband and myself, but this book has opened my eyes much wider I always thought my son was lactose intolerant, I have bought him lactose-free milk for the past two…

    Good to Go? One Dad's Food Baby

    Good To Go Organics' goal is to serve great tasting quality food to people on the go. To accomplish that goal, they have merged the traditional street cart and the roadside farm stand. They started out in Central Park reinventing the hotdog cart and have just opened our first rest stop on a busy stretch of Rte 95 in Connecticut. They serve good food to people on the go. The kind you want to eat. The kind that tastes…

    An "A-ha!" Moment

    I own a kid's cooking business called Super Kids Cooking (no website right now). I often get requests from parents who have kids with allergies but want to take a cooking class. I accomodate all sorts of allergies (eggs, dairy, nuts, sesame, and even cinnamon) so those kids can experience cooking up something for themselves. I had an "a-ha" moment when a customer/mom said to me "It's important to offer kids with allergies…

    "You Are What You Eat"

    I want to thank you for sharing your message, and thank you for the work you have done. I will do my part to spread your message and help with change. The old cliches ring true - "you are what you eat" & "the body is a temple" - I too was ignorant in the ways of eating and never took the time to read an ingredient label. Although there is no cause nor cure, I can attribute a diet heavy in aspartame and artificial…

    Another Mom on the Team

    This is just a thank you for opening my eyes. I am an educated Mom, I have prided myself on cooking healthy for my family (lots of milk, salads, chicken...) But I have also always been cost conscious. I felt, I grew up on non-organic milk, produce, meat, etc. Why spend the extra money, as long as I cook it well. After watching your video, I realize that what we are eating is not what I grew up on...I just dumped our milk,…

    A Lifesaver for Kids

    I just had to write to you and say THANKYOU for your website. I just came across your book and I cannot put it down. I am a mom of 4 kids who have allergies, asthma, and eczema and I just started my journey, like yours, with food/new ways of eating a year ago. It is very overwhelming and most everyone I know either actively works against me or passively does so behind my back. I have no support even from my husband. When I…

    Are You A Body Building Dad?

    Written by Steven Diebold, Founder/Owner of Papa Steve’s No Junk Protein Bars-www.papasteves.com After working out for almost 24yrs I realized I needed a meal replacement, healthy snack or recovery bar that I could feel good about eating and not worry about putting a bunch of processed junk in my body everyday. I saw most protein bars are just rice crispy bars covered in chocolate with some soy protein thrown in. I…

    Inspired by Conviction

    As a mom of 3 kids with multiple food allergies and as a concerned consumer, I was so grateful to see/hear someone who really seemed to "get it" and who was actually doing something about it. I was so inspired by your conviction that I decided to move forward with an idea that I had been otherwise lacking the motivation and courage to bring to fruition. With a good friend, I started a business making treats that are free…

    "No one else will fight for them like us!"

    You wrote my book! I am halfway through "The Unhealthy Truth" and I swear I had been writing this book in my head for years. I am also a former business student and CPA turned stay at home mom of two. And my story reads the same as yours. My son was nearly kicked out of preschool at 3 due to behavior issues and an inability to sit still, and he had terrible asthma that sent us to the ER countless times. We were up every…

    Valuable Lessons

    I have both a 23 year old and a 6 year old daughter. My first, Brittany, showed signs of a dairy allergy from birth. I couldn't nurse so we went through a host of formulas, all of which only came right back up. A friend recommended goats milk and she did fine on that. Being a young mother I had no idea it was a dairy allergy. I just thought it was the formula and nobody suggested otherwise. So as she grew I gave her other…

    Shocked By What I Saw

    Well, it’s official. Our genetically engineered food has perhaps claimed another victim. At the age of 31, I have suddenly developed an extreme allergy. It all started a few months ago when I began randomly breaking out in hives. At the time, I thought it was stress and wrote it off. But, as time went on, it got worse and worse. While there was an ebb and flow to their severity, they never quite went away. Oddly enough,…

    Lonely but Not Alone

    Written by Sylvia Davies of Feeding Carl I know I am not alone in my experience. My 7 year old son was growing sicker every day and, unlike other childhood illnesses in the past, he wasn't getting better. In fact, he was getting worse. It was frightening to watch my child become increasingly ill with no end in sight. I spent hours on the Internet and reading books trying to find out what was wrong with him, lost…

    When Cancer Becomes the Catalyst for Change

    I am a mother of a daughter who has been fighting cancer for three years now. Even as I type this I can’t believe I have been inspired into the change in my family’s food habits. I was brought up in a military family, raised on Kool-Aid, hot dogs, and an ample amount of time outdoor play. Fresh out of high school, I was married and quickly became a family of five. A very young mother, I believed any packaged food…

    I feel that my eyes have been opened!

    I feel that my eyes have been opened! My 5-year-old son has suffered from allergies, asthma and chronic ear infections his whole life. There was always a voice in the back of my head telling me there was somehow a connection with food. I had cut out Red Dye #40 (he will proudly tell you he is allergic to Red Dye #40) and HFCS. Who knew! The guilt I feel for the amount of genetically modified soy milk I consumed while pregnant…

    "We felt hopeful for the first time in years...."

    I just read The Unhealthy Truth and am on my third book off of your suggested reading list. Our daughter is almost 4 and has multiple life-threatening allergies; needless to say our lives are much different than when we first found out 3 years ago. When my husband and I read your book we felt hopeful for the first time in years. As a mom, I have been desparate to DO something and now I feel like I can help our little girl by…

    "Eat Like Grandma Did!"

    Wow, my story is long but in a nutshell my son was having trouble sitting still in Kindergarten. I decided to start looking at what I was feeding him and my main victim was CHEETOS! I removed them from his diet on a Friday and on Monday the teacher called to see what medicine I had put him on. It started my quest to research the foods we eat and I found your book. I now share it with everyone I know that has issues…

    An Analytical Perspective to Food Allergies

    Thank you, Thank you, Thank you....for bringing an analytical perspective to food allergies. I hold a Master's Degree in biochemistry...am the wife of a physician, a parent of one child with a peanut, tree nut, sesame, and milk allergy and another child that had significant developmental delays until we looked at his food consumption and other environmental issues...he is now completely developmentally on track!!! After a…

    "A food revolution in the strictest sense will save lives..."

    First, I am not a mom, nor do I care for children in any regular capacity. However, I am a Rheumatology Infusion Nurse in New York City and I have been infusing IV monoclonal biologic medications into patients with autoimmune and rheumatoid diseases for the past five years. My sister, 47, was diagnosed with stage III cancer in march, for which she is being treated aggressively. It has long been my position that the food…

    One Step at a Time

    I am a parent and a woman fighting a stubborn and persistent thyroid cancer. I am desperately trying to find a better way to feed myself, my four boys and my husband. I do believe that the food we eat is literally changing who we are, who we can be and how long we will live on this earth. It has become an enemy. I have read countless books all telling me different things. Unfortunately, I do not have the resources,…

    I'm so inspired. I grew up in Houston. I am a 43 year old mother of 2 (ages 4 & 2). I sold an implantable chemo for brain cancer but quit when my daughter was born... and just wanted to thank you for your work and passion. My son had suspected allergies/asthma with lots of rashes, stridor and croup starting at 9 mos. Today, at age 4, he's off of any allergy medicine (here in Phoenix, no less) and is thriving.... I…

    "I was near tears..."

    A friend just passed along a you-tube video featuring the founder of your organization. As a mom who has been researching the GMO/allergy link for years, I was near tears watching. Thank you for all that you are doing to spread the word. Our son was diagnosed with a laundry list of allergies in 1998. At that time a good friend, who happens to be an engineer/scientist, mentioned that he thought the cause could be GMO's. At…

    "I would like to help..."

    I am a 52 year old wife of 25 years and mother of 4. Our children range in age from 13-22. I am a graduate of Duke and Northwestern School of Law and I worked as a corporate lawyer until 4 years ago. A combination of a traveling husband, 3 freshman (2 college, 1 hs), a daughter diagnosed with arthritis (possibly an allergic reaction??) and a daughter with a newly identified learning disability sidelined me from the paid work…

    Cancer's Grace

    I am so thankful for all of your wisdom and time and love put into this cause. My daughter Grace just finished a two and a half year course of chemotherapy for her Leukemia. It wasn't until I saw endless, tiny children suffering in the hospital from Cancer that I realized something was going on-and I now believe it is our environment and food sources causing it. You will help make all my children healthier and perhaps prevent…

    I just want to say Thank you. I'm a Mom who at 39 with three small children received the news of Breast Cancer. I've been avoiding high estrogen foods because cancer feeds off of estrogen . We eat grass feed animals, soy free eggs and shop farmers markets. Your message is so important. Thank you for having a voice that is more logical then mine . Now I just need to have everyone to know this. You found the research to make…

    A Foodie Pro Shares Her Story

    Written by Alex Hanifin for the AllergyKids Foundation Traveling to Expo West this past week made me realize how much I love working in the natural food industry and how much I love the amazing companies I am surrounded by constantly. Each year at Expo West, ever more inspiring businesses and foodie heroes show up on the scene, people trying to change and grow our everyday lives for the better via food and food systems.…

    Cleaning Up the Diet

    I found out about AllergyKids from my mom who saw you on national television a few months ago. I live in Houston, am a non-practicing CPA, & stay at home mom. My knowledge of food began when my children experienced health problems. I used to eat lots of McDonalds and processed food, and now I am the exact opposite of that! My first child, Alexandra, is 6 years old, and I learned that at 2 months of age, she…

    You're Not Alone

    I just read "The Unhealthy Truth". While I was aware that genetically modified foods were to be avoided before I read your book I now know exactly why. I go out of my way to buy food from farmer's market's, cook at home, and minimize the amount of processed food that I buy. Sometimes I feel alone in this quest to improve the food I eat since most of my friends and family eat a lot of processed foods because it's…

    Maplewood Granola

    At AllergyKids, we are always grateful for the friends that we meet on Twitter and Facebook. Your stories inspire us every day, and we are in awe of how many of you have created extraordinary changes in your own life and in the lives of those that you love. One of those people is Lora Krulak who shares her story in her own words and a great granola recipe! "Afflicted from a young age by food allergies and…

    "Thank you for changing my life and more importantly my son's"

    I wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you. Thank you for changing my life and more importantly my son's. I am sure you have heard a million stories, but your work meant enough to me, I wanted to share mine. I read "The Unhealthy Truth" about 14 months ago. I was at a loss for how to help my son. He has had a chronic cough his entire life. At 1, they told us he has asthma and put him on maintenance inhalers. Since…

    Do others really not want to know?

    "I run into others who don't know this all too often and it is so discouraging. I thank God I have your organization and others who "get it" to stay strong. I am very passionate about my job as a mother yo my 2 beautiful boys and will stop at no end to keep them safe and healthy in this toxic world of ours. I found out so much on my own personal journey to find out "why" my son is deathly allergic to wheat, gluten, dairy,…

    "After 5 years of looking for a great resource I finally found it!"

    Thank you for founding "Allergy Kids". I have 2 children with food allergies. My son is allergic to Peanuts, Walnuts, Eggs & also has asthma and my daughter is allergic to eggs. My husband and I found out that our Son had food allergies when he was a year and half old and our daughter at 2 years old. After 5 years of looking for a great resource I finally found it! The 4 questions I have been asked the most about in…

    "My son has a life threatening allergy to food dyes and preservatives"

    My son has anaphlaxis to food dyes and preservatives. I have had a similar experience with a national food allergy non-profit based in DC who during a phone call refused to list food additives as a cause of anaphylaxis because they "only deal with food." To which I responded if it all goes in your mouth, what is the difference? After finding journal articles documenting anaphylaxis to dyes/ and preservatives-not just…

    Friday's Reflection

    Our children are no longer guaranteed a safe and healthy childhood, not in the face of the epidemic rates of ADHD, allergies, autism, asthma, diabetes and obesity. As I reflect this week on the food allergy story about bullying, on friends who have lost their loved ones to cancer, and on the changing landscape of our food system, the importance of healthy eating cannot be underestimated. And while none of us can do…

    "I suspect there are many people like me out there"

    I am 57 years old and for the first 45 years of my life I suffered from severe allergies, to the point that for several months of the year I was on two different kinds of inhalers in order to breathe. About a dozen years ago, I went on the Atkins diet, and one of the things I quickly noticed is that all my allergies disappeared, almost overnight. Through trial and error, what I discovered is that it was the wheat in my diet…

    "I'm telling everyone about your work...Look at my son!"

    I have already been through the difficulties and successes of helping to heal my son and myself through strict dietary control. We have been through it all! The withdrawal symptoms (the scariest thing I have ever seen in my life was watching my son withdraw from rice, it was more scary than his severe allergic reaction to eggs as a baby because he could actually talk and tell me how horrible he felt!) the fear, the feeling…

    Research-based information...and accessible!

    I just wanted to write immediately and say Bravo! As a mother of a young child with autism (with terrible allergies myself), I know first-hand how changing our diet has brought remarkable changes to our health. I loved your book, The Unhealthy Truth, and the work of the AllergyKids Foundation, not only for the new, research-based information, but also for how accessible it is. It makes it easier to…

    Food Heroes: Know one?

    We've just launched our Food Heroes page and would love to highlight you! Check it out by clicking here !

    Makes Sense

    I just wanted to let you know that I have already recommended your work to several people. What you teach makes sense and I am so glad you have taken the steps and did what you have done. Thank you and God Bless. ~C. Lineberry

    "It is the most inspiring and life saving book that I have ever read..."

    Firstly, I would like to thank you for your courage and will to spread all of this information. The Unhealthy Truth is the most inspiring and life saving book that I have ever read . I discovered that my 1yr old son was allergic to eggs he is now 4yrs old his doctor says he suffers from asmatic bronchitis, always has rashes under his armpit that clears up after a few days then it reappears, he often coughs at night and…

    "It really surprised me how many were talking about how our kids are affected by whats in our food and environment!!!"

    My daughter was diagnosed with a gluten and severe casein allergy this summer and I have been reading as much as I can get my hands on!! One of my favorites is your book!!!! What an inspiration the AllergyKids Foundation is to us moms!!! I myself have 4 kids and work full time...as we all work on being superwoman! :-) I teach 1st gr special needs and it is amazing how much diet comes up recently in relation to my kids. One…

    "I didn't know anything about Yellow #5 - and why the heck is it in Life cereal?"

    Hi! Wow, I stayed up until 2am finishing the Unhealthy Truth last night and I want to commend Robyn for putting it together and sharing it in such an easy to understand way - it sure makes a lot more sense after reading this book! I am a pretty hard core fanatic, but didn't know anything about Yellow #5 - and why the heck is it in Life cereal? Anyway, I got into my Food Movement after seeing Alice Waters on of all place,…

    "We are excited to share this news with others and to be part of the solution"

    I thought I was feeding my children healthy food until I read The Unhealthy Truth, then I felt sick at heart to realized how wrong I was. We eat organic whenever possible but I had no idea how the splurges on cheetos and McDonalds were affecting my children. My son is severly affected by ADHD and allergies and has been off of sugar and other known allergens for years and yet I have been unknowingly feeding him GMO potatoes…

    Could Embarrassing Acne Be Caused By Food Allergies?

    My daughter (now almost 17 years old) suffered for several years with severe acne (very inflamed, painful cystic acne covering most of her face). After trying everything we could think of, we finally took her to a dermatologist. Fortunately this dermatologist took a holistic approach that included an anti-inflammatory diet as part of treatment. One of the aspects of the diet was the elimination of wheat. My daughter noticed…

    "My husband is a farmer and he plants about 80% GM corn and soybeans"

    I am a 35 year old mother of four and cancer survivor. I have Stage 4 Triple Negative Metastatic Breast Cancer. My recurrence happened in September of last year and I started our nutrition journey. I decided to pursue the nutrition because of my cancer when they told me I had 1-4 years to live. I changed to 85% raw in December and began making changes in my children and husbands' food in January. I was very impressed…

    Your site and information are comforting!

    I am a mother of 2 little girls and have also completed my MBA. I have my 4 year old trained to know that we cannot buy the rainbow gold fish because the bright colors are not natural like fruit or vegetables. Recently I explained to her that super heroes were on the bread package to make us buy it, thus marketing and that we buy the brown bread instead. (The other woman in the grocery aisle with me was looking at me like I…

    There's so much to do! Thank you for giving us this amazing powerful tool...

    As a mom of two boys and an early childhood professional, your book has given me goose bumps and brought me to tears more than once. I have been pacing the room, ranting, crying and preaching since reading the Unhealthy Truth (straight through in one day) and now re-reading it so that I can be more articulate in my discussions on this topic. I am an early childhood professional (early interventionist, special ed. preschool…

    The Pencil

    A boy was watching his grandmother write a letter. At one point he asked: ‘Are you writing a story about what we’ve done? Is it a story about me?’ His grandmother stopped writing her letter and said to her grandson: I am writing about you, actually, but more important than the words is the pencil I’m using. I hope you will be like this pencil when you grow up.’ Intrigued, the boy looked at the…

    "Once we know the truth we cannot ignore it."

    I am a 27 year old woman and a parent of an 8 month old little girl. I have been a personal trainer for three years, and with every year I have progressively grown more interested in the food we consume everyday. I have ordered your book and can't wait to get my hands on it! There is just so much information out there, but I want the FACTS. I watched an interview with you and something you said inspired me. "Once we know…

    Fibromyalgia and Allergies: Where to Begin...

    Dear AllergyKids Foundation, About 3 years ago, my wife Connie was diagnosed with fibromyalgia and was in constant pain. A few doctor visits later, they insisted she be on a regiment of prescription drugs to relieve that pain. Since the drugs carried a hefty amount of side effects she refused and dealt with the discomfort; ultimately she started web searching for alternate treatments. What was found was a basic organic…

    "I hope I can figure out more ways to give back....!"

    This is just a quick note. I just started reading The Unhealthy Truth and I am completely in dismay about the state of our food system in this country. I am sending a copy of your book to a friend of mine who has had many of the symptoms you describe as "food sensitivities". He has asthma and dairy allergies, so switched to soy several years ago. In the past five years he has been going to all types of doctors to figure…

    We are currently battling chronic ear infections

    I am a first time mother of an 8 month old. We are currently battling chronic ear infections and that lead me to researching them, where I found information saying that one POSSIBILITY was a milk allergy. Coincidentally my daughter has also had reflux and that can also be caused by a milk allergy. We are meeting with an ENT/Allergist , but this has spurred alot of researching for me on a personal level. I have The Unhealthy…

    All we do is read labels now, it is almost fun...

    About 3 years ago, my wife Connie was diagnosed with fibromyalgia and was in constant pain. A few doctor visits later, they insisted she be on a regiment of prescription drugs to relieve that pain. Since the drugs carried a hefty amount of side effects she refused and dealt with the discomfort; ultimately she started web searching for alternate treatments. What was found was a basic organic diet consisting of mainly no…

    "What the smoking gun is...."

    Our 2 year old made us a believer. After falling off the charts in weight, vomiting after every meal, chronic diarrhea, and sleepless nights for 2 years, our son's "reflux disease" was treated with up to 12 doses of medication a day. His muscles turned into tight little nots, his held his food down long enough to avoid more meals, and his food intolerance list because increasingly larger. After some research we took it up…

    Contacting Food Companies & Political Representatives

    Thank you for writing your book. I have started calling food companies to ask them to carry hormone free milk in their cheese and dairy products and have been writing letters to politicians and the media to urge them to protect our food supply. I have also been spreading the work about your book. - Karol D.

    Mother of Two with Allergies

    I am a mother of two wonderful children, a 4 yr old and a 10 mo old. Both of my children have had milk allergies as infants. My 4yr old son outgrew his milk allergy by the time he was one, but then was diagnosed with an egg allergy which he outgrew by the time he was three. My daughter who is now 10 mo's old was on soy formula due to milk allergy. Your book was a very inspiring to me. - Heather M.

    Third Child Dealing with Allergies

    I wanted to write and commend you on writing your book. I am a short way into reading your book, and feel compelled to write and share my story with you. I can really relate to your story. I have three children. Like your experience, my older two children have been able to eat everything. (Although I think this is something I will be reassessing.) My third child has been dealing with horrible eczema, egg and dairy allergies,…

    Taking a Protective Approach After Reading "The Unhealthy Truth"

    Hi, My name is Rebecca and I have two boys one is 41/2 and the other is 18 months. Both of my children have severe allergies and we are now getting them both tested for asthma. Your book was recommended to me by my nutritionist and I have to tell you THANK YOU!!. I have become very frustrated with the world around me and at the same time you have given me a lot of hope that I can somehow help my children get better. My oldest…

    3 Year-old Son was diagnosed with food allergies and asthma

    I just finished reading your book "The Unhealthy Truth" and I found it inspirational and enlightening. My 3 year -old son was diagnosed with food allergies and asthma 1 1/2 years ago. Since that day I have also started the quest to educate myself about allergies, asthma, and nutrition. This interest led me to your book. What impressed me so much about your story is that you took action. - Shadi F.

    I am a 35 year old mother of four and cancer survivor...

    I am a 35 year old mother of four and cancer survivor. I have Stage 4 Triple Negative Metastatic Breast Cancer. My recurrence happened in September of last year and I started our nutrition journey. I decided to pursue the nutrition because of my cancer when they told me I had 1-4 years to live. I changed to 85% raw in December and began making changes in my children and husbands' food in January. I just finshed your book…

    GERD in 10 Day-old Son

    A year ago I gave birth to a healthy baby. But at 10 days old he stopped breathing and had to be rushed to ER. After 10 days of tests it was found that he had GERD (severe acid reflux) he was then sent home on an apnea monitor and ever since I was left by myself to navigate through it with minimal help from the hospital. Since then I fed him soy formula which I now regret. I've feed him only homemade healthy food and am…