Of course, O'Brien cooperated with the pediatricians and sought medical care for the allergies, as we all would. However, she shows the value of being an attentive, informed parent who can observe and log changes and eliminate questionable foods at home. While her book paints a rather dark picture of our nation's overall food supply, she encourages parents about the changes we can make for the better. She admits that being the busy mother with a large family meant she was accustomed to using lots of processed foods, even at home. From that place, she made slow changes to things like whole grains and organic fruits and vegetables. She even share specific meal and snack plans for busy families.
O'Brien's passion for helping families cope with allergies and their causes led to Allergy Kids, a nonprofit that offers parents education and support. Allergy Kids is aiming to fund a study of the allergic potential of genetically modified corn. I look forward to hearing more about how Allergy Kids and O'Brien are encouraging families to live the healthiest lives possible.