Archive for December 2011

Unsettled baby syndrome! Rubbish

Lilly, by four days old, she was constantly screaming, distressed, and hard to feed.  She was going rigid and vomiting. She developed eczema and had intermittent blotchy red rashes. Her local paediatrican gave her an odd diagnosis of the  “unsettled baby syndrome” – he said that there was nothing wrong, and that she was a […]

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Who needs a gluten test?

“What a great video. This is so helpful and I will be going for a blood test shortly.” – says a grateful viewer. This YouTube has over 18,000 views – so happily it must be helping a lot of people understand who needs testing and what test to get. Gluten sensitivity and coeliac disease are […]

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Food colours/additive hyperactive worry

At least 60 food additives used in our foods which are questionable in terms of safety, or at worse, known to be harmful. This has been highlighted by this campaign: http://www.additivealert.com.au/ Food additive colours on to-be-banned list are:102, 104, 110, 122, 124, 129       Five years ago, studies from the University of Southampton UK (2007) confirmed that these […]

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GORD (Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease) caused by milk allergy

Cows Milk Protein Allergy (CMPA) is the underlying cause in up to 40% of infants suffering from gastric reflux. A recent review of GORD and treatment with acid suppression stresses that Cows Milk Protein Allergy (CMPA) is the underlying cause in up to 40% of infants referred for specialist management of GORD (Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease) […]

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Oats – can they be part of a gluten-free diet?

There has been controversy for years as to whether it is okay, or not okay, to eat oats if you are gluten-sensitive. Clinical studies have now provided very good evidence that oats do not damage the gut mucosa in most people who have coeliac disease.  Following this, guidelines from some Coeliac Societies now accept that moderate amounts […]

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