Friday, May 16, 2008

Healthy Diet for Humanity

This TED talk by NY Times food critic is fun and thought provoking. How do you and your family eat?

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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

MSPI - Food Reintroduction Update

Well, Zen Girl is almost 1. We had a GI appointment about two weeks ago, and the GI and dietitian both felt that the time had come to begin seeing if she had grown out of any of her intolerances. They suggested that the best way to do that is for PhilosopherMom introduce food into her diet. This is very (VERY) exciting. So far: soy lecithin, soy oil, legumes, eggs, and soy (in progress) are fine. Beef starts Friday, then cheese next week and milk after that.

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Saturday, May 10, 2008

Child Welfare ensure boy Gets Chemo

This is a real heartbreaker.

Child welfare officials have taken temporary custody of an 11-year-old Ontario boy to ensure he undergoes chemotherapy after his father decided to take him off treatment for his aggressive form of leukemia.

A father who cannot be identified says his son is being treated 'like a prisoner' at the hospital where he is being treated for leukemia. (CBC)His father, who along with the boy can't be identified due to youth protection laws, told CBC News on Friday that the boy didn't want to continue with the treatments.(READ MORE)

The hard part is that everybody thinks they are doing the right thing. I'm not sure how I would react. There may be a religious angle that is not be discussed, or the boy's parents simply lost track of the fact that the chemo can save their son's life, regardless of how awful it is.

Here is the report from CBC's The National

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