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Food Allergies, Special Dieters and a Finicky Eater
Food allergies, special dieters and a finicky eater
Picture me in my Maine kitchen. We don't serve fish, nuts or sesame seeds here, as my five-year-old son has anaphylactic allergies to all three. Sometimes when I mention this, people tell me that cats make them sneeze or that onions are bad for their digestion. Once a person even said to me, "Oh, there are so many allergies now. I think they were always there. People are just starting to notice them more."
Hmmm. My son could die if he eats an almond. I think mothers, even in the unenlightened past, might have noticed something like dead offspring on the floor. I certainly noticed when - on a summer evening, haddock for dinner and gold finches landing on the bird feeder - my sons face went from that of a toddler to Boris Karloff in the span of five seconds.