Monday, January 16, 2012
Hershey Kisses Revisited
One thing I've encountered more times than I can count is how everyone likes to give kids candy. They do it as a nice gesture, to be the good guy, and to appease kids. Nothing wrong with that, I suppose, as I know I've done it myself. But nine times out of ten they offer candy without asking the parent's permission, and through the years I have consistently been put on the spot to be the bad guy whether it's at the grocery store, the hair salon, the pharmacy (recall when the pharmicist offered my kid peanuts of all things!), etc. Around the holidays, it's even more prevalent. This past Christmas a friend made gift bags with Hershey kisses in them. In October 2009 I had made the mistake of giving my son a Hershey kiss, as I wrote about it here. Two years have passed and about 135 NAET treatments later, and after a lot of begging from my kid, I thought we'd try it again. Afterall, the ingredients are pretty minor in comparison to most candy--containing sweet or semi-sweet chocolate, cocoa butter, sugar, milk, vanillin, milk, nonfat milk and soya lecithin, (and I'm sure there's potential for cross contaimination with their other lines of kisses.) After eating one he said his lip was itching and had a small hive on his face, even though he's treated for each ingredient individually. I home treated him for the kiss, had the doctor test him which she said he passed, and he tried another one. This time without any issue what so ever. Sometimes the combination treatment is necessary for reasons beyond me. I'm just glad he's able to enjoy the little things in life again.