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Sep
16
comment Why does my toddler refuse to let me sing to her
+1, same here! I think it's just a phase, and they don't always complain about my singing.
Jun
23
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
16
comment Do we have a recourse against an anonymous parent making our child's life harder?
robbwolf.com/2013/07/22/cutting-gluten-cuts-kids-asthma with some luck you could improve the asthma...
Mar
5
comment Is it safe for a pregnant woman to be around someone smoking “e-cigarettes”?
@Doc hmm ok. I can't find anything either, but there's not a ton of articles to choose from. Proceed with caution I'd say, ventilate the room well. Time will bring more clarity.
Mar
4
comment Is it safe for a pregnant woman to be around someone smoking “e-cigarettes”?
@Doc benzene and lead are not toxic? I agree that it's all in the dose but the fact is that e-cig liquid is not regulated and verified right now. Until that point it's all just guesswork.
Mar
4
comment Is it safe for a pregnant woman to be around someone smoking “e-cigarettes”?
@Doc we're not even sure what is in e-cig smoke - the market is filled with cartridges of questionable content. See tobacco.ucsf.edu/…
Nov
14
comment Please help with defiant, stubborn and abusive 5yr old
+jpatokal Yup: scholar.google.com/scholar?hl=en&q=children+diet+behavior Nice abstract: psycnet.apa.org/journals/ccp/48/6/760 "Amount of sugar products consumed, ratio of sugar products to nutritional foods, and ratio of carbohydrates to protein were all significantly associated with amounts of destructive-aggressive and restless behaviors observed during free play."
Nov
14
comment Please help with defiant, stubborn and abusive 5yr old
@jpatokal It's complicated. Omega-3 and Omega-6 are essential fatty acids, meaning the body can't create them itself. They have to be gotten from diet in a proper balance, most people get way too much O-6. They are also fragile and when eaten in excess cause stress on the body (in various ways). These prisoners had their O6-O3 balance restored, they shouldn't be supplementing beyond that. When avoiding high O-6/O-3 oils, the proper balance and amount can be achieved easily through diet - simply eat fatty fish twice a week and normal protein otherwise.
Nov
8
comment Please help with defiant, stubborn and abusive 5yr old
theguardian.com/politics/2006/oct/17/… is also a nice read
Nov
8
comment Please help with defiant, stubborn and abusive 5yr old
@jpatokal For example bjp.rcpsych.org/content/181/1/22.full reports positive results on nutrient supplementation
Sep
4
awarded  Yearling
Aug
27
answered Autistic child constantly mobbed by other children - what can be done?
Aug
27
answered Please help with defiant, stubborn and abusive 5yr old
Jun
11
comment Do children need hot meals twice a day?
You can cook vegetables and then serve them cold. Pickled vegetables are yummy too! +1
Jun
11
comment Do children need hot meals twice a day?
Whole grains have lots of plant toxins as well as fiber that is so tough it comes out undigested after having scratched up your intestines. Beans likewise have lots of plant toxins and very hard to digest protein, which becomes available to your gut flora. The latter then goes to town on it, giving you gas and producing more toxins.
Jun
11
comment Do children need hot meals twice a day?
Fwiw, I'm a big believer in Paleo type diets, in particular Perfect Health Diet, and I think a lot can be said for bread and spreads being toxic. I avoid most grains, grain/seed oils and fructose, and have measurable health improvements because of it. Note that bread is cooked grains that happen to be cold when eaten. In general raw food like carrots will give you less absorbable nutrients but otoh you get more good fiber.
Mar
19
comment Is it harmful to let a 4 month old baby eat an Easter peep?
+1, I share your personal opinion 100% :-)
Mar
11
comment Is raising a child bilingually with English worth the effort?
I consider myself a very fluent English speaker but I still decided against it because there is a difference between "business English" and "relationship English" and I was afraid that there would be some affection missing from our communication.
Feb
26
answered Why is my child always tired?
Jan
21
comment How do you manage free time when you have kids?
My answer is off-topic so putting it in a comment. The lethargy and need for rubbing indicate health issues to me. Please consider a modern diet designed for optimal health, like perfecthealthdiet.com/the-diet . It's not all that hard to follow and it should show results within weeks. Personally I gained a lot of energy and health from it, I'm eating that way for two years now and still loving it. My kids still wreck my sleep but I can cope with it.