Category Archives: Medical

More Allergies?

As is well known, Henry has allergies to bananas, dairy, eggs, peanuts and tree nuts, and when he was very young was sensitive to salicylates, azo dyes, and some aspect of screen printed ink on many of my T-shirts. He … Continue reading

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Allergy Visit

So yesterday was Henry’s annual allergy appointment, which turned out a bit unexpected, as the doctor decided not to retest him this year. He’d like to wait until next year, at which point he’ll be to the point of maybe … Continue reading

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Tummy Flora and MS?

This kind of thing makes a lot of sense and I’ve been seeing more and more of it. Probably some of it also queued with old links I never blogged… Anyway, MS is of particular interest, given that my sister … Continue reading

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Henry’s Dairy Allergy Was Partially Eczema

I found this milk elimination to fight eczema to be interesting after our experience with Henry, and how we figured out what his glaringly obvious allergic reactions were from. He reacts to dairy on contact with his skin, and he … Continue reading

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Blargh

I can’t entirely blame my new manager’s policy, but it didn’t help. I’m sick as a dog, congested to the point I can barely breathe, coughing now and then, even to the point of choking, and the back injury from … Continue reading

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Drugs and Change

Recently I got an ear infection.  Not shocking, given my childhood propensity for them and the fact that I’ve been almost continuously sick since Sadie started kindergarten in September, culminating with and resuming after a quick bout of flu and … Continue reading

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Is anyone actually surprised?

Rock drummers are like athletes, in terms of stamina and exertion.

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Salicylate Lists

Here is one list, in a format I find relatively pleasing. Here is another list in a format I find harder to follow, but which may be more complete, and gives numerical ranges (I’d have bolded those section headers to … Continue reading

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Related Plants List

Found this list interesting in my travels.

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Tartrazine

Tartrazine (Yellow 5) in Wikipedia.

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Salicylate Sensitivity

Salicylate sensitivity in Wikipedia.

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Coffee… Is There Anything It Can’t Do?

Especially since it goes so well with donuts. Via Steven Taylor there’s indications that coffee is good for staving off MS and fighting symptoms.

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Funny

The baby was away, lunging in bed with the girls taking care of him, having a blast. Now to get him something to eat, drinks all around, and maybe do some cleaning that won’t hurt my hand the way mouse … Continue reading

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Low Salt Considered Harmful

I already knew some of the harm salt reduction can cause, but this is a great post laying it all out in detail, using the relevant studies and science and history. Just a tiny taste of it: The lowest sodium … Continue reading

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Social Lubricant

How about a drug for that shyness?

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Depression and the Brain

Looks like depression can actually alter the brain.

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Big Surprise

There seems to be a link between depression and a hunger hormone. Imagine that!

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Asperger’s Syndrome

The permalink to the post is broken, but a search link gets to my original post on Geek Syndrome from April 19, 2003. That was when I first heard of Asperger’s. which led me to go buy books, read sites, … Continue reading

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Autism As Extreme Male Brain

Old post of mine on autism and related, logical companion to another old post I plan to repost at Blogblivion.

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Odd Theory

I just yesterday wondered whether some of how the family perceive and treat me is a subconscious response to the prediction a doctor made that I’d be mentally retarded after my babyhood near death experience with meningitis, and that actual … Continue reading

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