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On cruise ships I kept hoping the soup cooks do not talk to the dessert cooks, or to the fish cooks either! The soups available on a cruise have been made in traditional ways, as there are lots of fresh bones from meat dishes to make delicious fresh-tasting stock used for meat and vegetable soups, […]
If aspirin helps with a migraine, should salicylates in food be eliminated in the diet trial? Someone may report that having an aspirin helps reduce a migraine, especially if they judge the time as the migraine is coming on. If this does, in fact, solve the migraine then there is no need to use diet. […]
There is a lot of talk about testing foods, but how do you get to an intake of foods that you can feel are safe to test from? If you are very sensitive it is hard! You are right it is about threshold. That reminds you of the great cartoon of a person feeling “fragile” […]
Early in my clinical research on the role of diet in ADHD I was surprised at the frequency that mothers reported anaemia. My clinical research collected diet information on over 1000 families. [ See my Masters thesis on diet and behavior and development of the diet ] Often they were very motivated mothers who had attended […]
It is interesting just how supersensitive some children are! One little girl was reported by her mother to notice smells in particular. She disliked smells to the extent that she noticed all smells as negative because of their strength in her awareness. So instead of saying “I smell something” she said “I stink something”. We […]
If bitterness is a warning via taste, is flavour a warning via smell? Brisbane dietitian Joan Breakey investigated the role of flavour as a warning via smell and discovered that strong flavoured foods remained high risk for some, but others were able to tolerate the stronger flavours, providing the foods were fresh. Featured on Ockham’s Razor on […]