Since he was 18 months old, we knew my son had food & environmental allergies. He had a reaction to peanuts and that immediately changed all of our lives. Six years later, after many allergist & doctors’ appointments, eczema was covering 85% of his body and he was having reactions to just about anything you would put in his mouth.
It was serendipity that I happen to run into a mom who just found out her son was allergic to sodium benzoate. She mentioned having had her son tested for intolerances with a blood test and gave me Melissa’s number.
That first meeting with Melissa changed our path forever.
She listened as I cried about all of the interventions I had tried. We were eating only organic, non-GMO & pesticide free food. We kept him away from all of the common food allergens. Nothing seemed to help and his skin kept getting worse. She reminded me I was doing the right thing, but that there was more we could do, together.
Now, a year later, Melissa has helped me understand the reason WHY this is happening to my son and she has given me tools to help him. We understand what foods to avoid and are working to heal my son’s gut, and when he does have a flair up of eczema I now know what to do! She answers every email, call & text with care and patience.
Knowing her has made me a better mom, I feel empowered having on my team and I know she will continue to help not just my son, but her knowledge has helped our whole family. My son’s skin and over all well-being has improved immensely, making him a happier child, which makes for a happier mom.
Melissa has become an asset to our families health, and so I’m thankful that I made that first phone call.
~ Heather S