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As the mum of two girls with Multiple Non-IgE Mediated Food Intolerances and Fructose Malabsorption I have been battling sore tummies since the day I became a parent. Our girls are now making some progress with their diets thanks to the passing of time and medication.  At it’s worst our eldest was reacting to cow’s milk, soya, wheat, corn, sugar, sugar substitutes, and all fruit and veg apart from bananas and broccoli, and our youngest could only tolerate soya formula, white rice, meat and eggs.

Through this experience I have reluctantly and grudgingly gained so much knowledge on food, allergies and the gut and I finally feel that step by step we are slowly winning.  This blog is my opportunity to channel some of what I’ve learnt into a format that will hopefully help others reach the answers a lot quicker than we did!  I hope it helps…..

The blog is a work in progress so if you find it helpful please ‘follow’ or come back another time. Also, if you feel there is something I should cover please tell me in the comments section below.

Please remember that I am a mum with personal experience, not a medical professional.  None of the information given should be used in place of medical opinion.  Use this site to become informed but ultimately you should go and see your doctor if you suspect any of the issues raised.

6 responses »

  1. This is fantastic Jenni! I have learnt so much from following your ups and downs through your journey with the girls and their struggles with food. This blog is going to be an invaluable source of information and inspiration for so many struggling parents out there. The birthday cake ideas just show what a wonderful mum you are and show a glimpse into how much effort you go to for your lovely girls. Don’t forget the Easter eggs, that was another awesome idea! You’re amazing, keep up the hard work xx


  2. Hi again Jenni, I am so glad you found your way to my little blog. I am now following yours! When my little Jumpy was diagnosed with multiple IgE allergies (cow’s milk protein, eggs, wheat, all nuts and seeds), I had no idea what to do, where to look, what to cook… and that is also why I created my blog. I am looking forward to following your ‘free from’ adventures. x


    • Thanks Mel! It’s nice to meet someone in a similar boat and to have the chance to learn from others experiences. I’m sure I’ll be learning a lot from you! Thanks for following my own attempt!


  3. Hi Jenni, Nat from ‘Intolerant Gourmand’ popping over to say hi! My little dude Callum suffers with multiple severe allergies, and after my huge struggle for diagnosis, I found there wasn’t much out there in the firm of help, support and guidance!

    I set up Intolerant Gourmand as a business to help others, provide support, create recipes and consult and train on the benefits of early diagnosis and the impact it has!

    One thing’s for sure, us allergy parents are definitely making a difference!

    Looking forward to reading your adventures! x


    • Hi Nat, thanks for popping by. I’ve enjoyed looking at your blog. You’re obviously putting your difficult experiences to good use and I’m looking forward to learning more from you. You’re right about the paucity of support and specifically guidance. i just hope this blog saves someone else the frustrations we’ve had.



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