Emalee’s dinner! I haven’t mentioned this before because I wanted to check with my step daughter Emalee to make sure she was comfortable with me sharing her health story. She is because she wants other kids to not feel sick and eat yummy tasty foods like she can. Going through this journey with her has 100 % brought me to where I am now. I hope you get a better sense of what Kitty Coleman Natural Bliss is all about!
Emalee came into my life when she was 4 years old. She wasn’t a very healthy girl when I met her and it broke my heart. I had a 2 yr old, her step brother Kaiden who was healthy. So I knew something was wrong. At 2 years old Emalee developed a severe peanut allergy. She is anaphylaxis so she has to have an epipen with her. She also developed asthma around the same time. When I met Emalee when she was 4 she was often sick with a runny nose, tummy aches, rashes, cold sores at least twice a month and dry skin. It was so hard on me seeing one of my children who I loved so much, so unwell. It caused a lot of stress for our family and nothing was going to get in my way to change it. After her little sister Lily was born I decided to take things into my own hands. I slowly cut back the medications she was on. I used alternatives like essential oils for her asthma and even though we ate well we cut out all preservatives and started to make almost everything from scratch. This helped a lot. I used essential oils of lavender, eucalyptus and chamomile in a humidifier every night she was with us. And I never missed a weekend. And guess what?! It was working! She no longer needed her puffers or other medications. Her symptoms to her seasonal allergies went way down and her skin was softer. But she still got cold sores at least twice a month. I asked Dr after Dr after nurse and it all pointed to a weakened immune system. 1.5 years ago Emalee started to live with us more. The first thing I did was take her to a Naturopath and get an extensive blood test. She even ate dairy for 2 weeks before to see if she was allergic to dairy. Taking her in for that blood test was the best thing I could have ever done for her. I trusted my guts and all the signs and symptoms. 16 different foods came back as true allergies. (And dairy was not one of them!). Meaning her body and immune system reacts against those proteins. Her poor poor body!
After about a month of avoiding those 16 foods she stopped getting cold sores, her skin became healthier, her eyes brighter, and the biggest change was emotionally. She became a much happier child. Currently, Emalee is super healthy and hardly ever gets sick! If I hadn’t gotten her blood tested and she kept eating these foods the long term results could have been devastating. Auto immune disease or cancer are a couple of examples. She most likely has a leaky gut. Her guts don’t work the same way as other children. The best thing to do besides avoiding those 16 foods is to take a really good probiotic in the billions to help heal her guts and help with absorption. She will always be sensitive so she should eat organic, non gmo and preservative free foods. This is really how we should all eat.
Emalee’s health journey was my motivation to create Kitty Coleman Natural Bliss. We want to help you live a healthy allergen-free lifestyle. To be here for support for other families. And you know, it’s not that hard to avoid those 16 foods. No, she can’t eat out really, but we can sure cook some yummy food at home!!!
I never want Emalee to feel left out so we all live her healthy lifestyle!
Please use this information to help. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. I would be happy to try and answer them!
Thanks for listening to our story.
~Jillian and Emalee~
Emalee loves anything out in nature including fishing, riding bikes and climbing trees, she loves to dance and sing, loves all animals, she is really curious about life and is always asking questions! She is the best big sister to her little brother Jace and spends hours giving him piggy back rides and pushing him on the swings. She can always manage to make him feel better when he is upset.
Some of foods Emalee is allergic to are; gluten, soy, eggs (Duck and chicken), cranberries, pineapple, lentils, green peas, coffee, sesame seeds and chickpeas.