Wednesday, 29 July 2009

As I’ve mentioned in The Tatapilla, I’m thinking of asking our GP if we could give him vitamin supplements. Of course, before doing so I consulted the experts in the net first. So here’s what I found from
Vitamins: a good idea?
There is no evidence that vitamin and mineral supplements help children’s health in any way unless the child has a deficiency of some kind. And remember – very few children suffer from vitamin deficiencies. Check with your doctor if you think that might be the case.

What to ask your doctor and pharmacist
When your doctor prescribes medicine for your child, you might like to ask:

What is the medicine prescribed for?
Will it have side effects? (For example, high doses of vitamins A and D can accumulate in the body and cause side effects.)
How soon will it start to work?
How much should I give my child and how should I give it to him?
Should I give the medicine at any specific time, like before or after food?
How long should the prescription last?
Will the medicine interact or interfere with anything else my child is taking?
Does the medicine need to be kept in the fridge or away from light or heat?
Can I put the medicine in food, or should I be giving my child certain foods with the medicine?

If you are getting over-the-counter medicine from the chemist, you should ask the pharmacist all of the questions above. Also ask about:

whether the medicine is safe for your child
how long you should wait to visit your doctor if problems don’t go away
alcohol or aspirin in the ingredients.

After reading this, I am not sure now that we would need to give him supplements. I think, we just need to be patient in giving our little boy healthy and fresh food so he will be back to his tuxedo good-looking self.

Friday, 17 July 2009

Your Gift is Intellect

You are a big thinker, and you're always playing with new ideas.

You are curious about the world. You enjoy learning and developing new theories.

You enjoy researching, analyzing, and solving problems. Thinking hard feels good!

You're the type of person who finds most mental tasks to be easy. You love to stretch your brain.

Maybe from choosing Ferrari parts if I do have one. :)
I've been reading the book Love, Pray and Eat for almost two weeks now. It's taking so long, isn't it? Well, I'm just reading it when I'm in the train going to and from work but not everyday. You know, I also like people watching.

I'm learning lots of things from the book although I'm not even half way through. One thing that stuck most? I also want to have an encyclopedia in the kitchen next to the cookbook, just like Catherine, Liz' sister.

Oh, I also want to go to Italy someday. Not to learn the language of the people there but to eat pasta and pizza in Naples with my one-and-a-half men who are turning into Italian these days. I just hope we won't be indulging too much just like Liz who I reckon would be needing top diet pills after her four month stay in Italia.

Another one, the word applicable to the place and to the moment. I've been thinking one for myself but can't find a very apt one, but I think I can say CONTENTED.

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

We had pizza last Sunday. Now, it’s the favourite food of The Little Boy. For several days, the pizza boxes were not thrown to the bin – and every meal, Jens would say “I want pizza”. I told him next time and for him, it means tomorrow. I kept on re-iterating, next time so it is not definite. When I say, we don’t have pizza anymore, he’ll say “In the fridge”.

Some kids his age, as what I hear and see on telly, want fried chicken almost all the time. He’s not keen on them – we don’t cook them, that’s why. We also don’t buy processed food that kids wants so he doesn’t know what Cheerios, hotdogs, etc are. And I’m proud of that. Although he is like an Italian – likes salad, pizza and pasta. At least when those are his diet, I won’t be needing Stimerex ES for him.


Life in a home with gluten-free diet, preventing Diabetes 2 and trying to be lactose-free. And a little bit fussy child. It sounds difficult and complicated but not really. It's been roughly ten years on - we have a lot of practice.

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