A Gift of Miles Launches New Website

Website Details a Holistic Approach to Food Allergy Education For Families, Childcare Providers and Schools

a-gift-of-miles-food-allergy-consultingA Gift of Miles is pleased to announce the launch of a new website that details Kristin Beltaos’ holistic approach to food allergy consulting and education for families, childcare providers and schools. The updated website more clearly outlines Kristin’s services including customized food allergy management life skills, education and plans utilizing evidenced-based practices. Ultimately, clients learn how to proactively manage food allergies in their environment while keeping children with food allergies safe, happy and included.

Taking your life or organization to the next level has never been easier. Leverage Kristin’s customized consulting, expertise and training programs to help you identify your goals, develop strategies and action plans that establish a new order.

Whether you’re in Minnesota, nationally or internationally, visit the new website and make a selection under Food Allergy Consulting or Other Services to learn more about how you can find support and assistance that will help you transition to your new chapter.

As always, thank you for taking the time to read my post.

I wish everyone a safe, healthy and happy new year!

Thoughtfully,
Kristin

Dr. Allan Stillerman: NEW Cow’s Milk Research Study

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Dr. Allan Stillerman is the Principal Investigator for a research study of a new investigational formula for CMA that has been developed by an infant formula manufacturer headquartered in the United States. The investigational formula will be tested against Nutramigen (Mead Johnson Nutrition).

The study consists of two (2) parts:

Part 1StillermanMilkStudy
This part of the study will test for allergic reactions to Nutramigen and the investigational formula.

  • 3 visits over approximately 2 – 3 weeks
  • 2 oral food challenges (at Visit 2 & Visit 3)
  • Physical Exam
  • 1 blood sample
  • Taste test for caregivers
  • Diary to record allergic symptoms

 

Part 2
This part of the study will study how your child grows and how well your child tolerates the formula.

  • This part of the study lasts 16 weeks (about 4 months) & has 2 additional visits
  • 7 telephone contacts
  • Measurements of growth
  • (height, weight, etc.)
  • 1 blood sample
  • Quality of Life Questionnaire for caregivers
  • Diary to record allergic symptoms and how your child tolerates the formula
  • Study participants will be asked to return approximately one year after the first visit to have another blood sample taken.

 

Learn More…
Allan Stillerman M.D.
Clinical Research Institute

Food Allergies: Wills, the Establishment of Guardians & Life Insurance

I Kristin Beltaos Being of Sound Mind and Mother to a Food Allergic Child…

I know, it’s a morbid topic, but one that truly needs to be addressed when you have children and especially if you have a food allergic child.

Do you have a plan for your children should you and your spouse/partner meet an untimely death? My husband and I have always been big planners. We pay close attention to our financial planning multiple times a year. In addition, we had our Wills, Power of Attorneys, Living Wills established and purchased Life Insurance while I was pregnant with our first son. We discuss these items multiple times a year, I know it may sound somber, but checking in with one another has always been an essential ingredient in our relationship. We always want to make sure that we’re on the same page and covering our bases.

Speak frequently with your guardians to ensure that your wishes are understood.

Speak frequently with your guardians to ensure that your wishes are understood.

Recently we updated our Wills and Guardians for our two sons. I think the first inclination is to always select family for Guardians, which is what we have done in the past. After eight years of these Wills, our ideas regarding this topic have evolved through the years. While our extended family is very important, in our case it isn’t the best decision should something actually happen to us. Here are some things to consider when addressing this very sensitive topic: Continue reading