Tag: Kid’s Health

Travelling with Food Intolerances: How we Ate in a Egyptian Hotel as “Failsafe” Vegans for 10 Days

This where we’ve just been on holiday. Heavenly right? It is the Sheraton, Soma Bay in Egypt, an isolated resort on the Red Sea. So, even though the hotel has an enormous mouth watering buffet (which from a previous year, as an undiagnosed food intolerant honeymooner I stuffed myself with every morning and night), it…

Are Day Care Germs Good for Us? A look at the 21st Century “Sickly Child”

I’ve just finished reading Jane Eyre (again) by Charlotte Bronte, after almost two solid years of reading exciting kids books (MG, YA, you name it, I’ve read it and I love it) for ‘research purposes,’ I’ve had a real craving for the classics. But one motivating reason for this craving is an interest in how…

Iron Deficiency in Kids; is it serious?

A few years ago, after having two babies, I was really struggling to maintain adequate iron levels. I never reached the point of my low iron affecting my haemoglobin (which would result iron-deficiency anaemia), but the low serum ferritin itself was enough to dramatically impact on my overall sense of health and well being. I…

So “Low Salicylate Diets Don’t Work”? My Thoughts on a Recent Study

Below are my initial thoughts on this study: Salicylate Elimination Diets In Children: Is Food Restriction Supported by the Evidence? by Gray and Mehr et al. 2013. This study was published in the Medical Journal of Australia a couple of weeks ago by a group of Paediatric Immunologists. Their topic was the Salicylate Elimination Diet, (read official…