My name is Elly Ward and I am the founder of No Nuts About Us. I am a mom of 2 young boys. When my oldest son was 8 months old, I gave him a tiny bit of peanut butter on a cracker. In less than 30 seconds, he had hives around his mouth and on his hands. A hurried ER trip and several scary hours went by before I could take my little guy home, along with a prescription for an Epipen. Watching my son’s symptoms get increasingly worse while the doctors gave him a variety of medications was heartbreaking because I couldn’t do anything to help him. Until I experienced anaphylaxis first hand, I didn’t realize how serious food allergies could be.
After learning of his severe peanut allergy, all peanut items were removed from our home. I spent a lot of time researching safe foods, which involved calling companies on an ongoing basis and visiting 3-4-5-6 stores to make sure all of the food and personal care products for my son are safe. I thought, there has to be an easier way to buy these items. I searched for a store that was geared to the nut allergy community. I couldn't find one, so I decided to create one! No Nuts About Us was born.
No Nuts About Us is an online store dedicated to offering a large selection of organic and natural truly nut-free food and personal care products to people and families dealing with a life threatening nut allergy. I hope that I can help alleviate some anxiety and stress for other families like mine who deal with life threatening nut allergies to keep their children and loved ones safe.
from my family to yours, Elly Ward