Having said that (by Grabthar’s Hammer, what a summer, part 2).

My folks came to stay with us for two weeks, and it was pretty good. We only had one extended argument over bowls, preferences, gifts, and adulthood. It also helped immensely that they were present for our anesthesia vomitfest fiasco with E. I’m not sure whether I’m freaked that I got so immediately comfortable with … More Having said that (by Grabthar’s Hammer, what a summer, part 2).

No spinach for you?

After over a decade of living with ulcerative colitis and eating to placate it, I have come to the final conclusion that spinach and I can never ever be friends again. Yes, it may be a “legal” food according to the Specific Carbohydrate Diet. Yes, it is fantastically good for you. In particular I’ve bought and cooked … More No spinach for you?

Guts, guts, guts

Why yes, I am feeling a bit like Ramona Quimby today. Having some gut aches. Normally I just blame that crap on the UC, and take it easy as much as possible, try to calm things down. But with the addition of babby to the belly mix, I am now filled with all sorts of … More Guts, guts, guts

Anatomical Miracles

So I was looking at these images from Childbirth Connection, and I just have to say, good gods, won’t anyone think of the intestines? Here’s the 20 weeks pic: In other words, ho-hum, everything’s looking good. But! Flash forward to 28 weeks, and what do we see? A weird mashing of intestines, that’s what! And … More Anatomical Miracles

This is the best we can hope for.

Bacterium Can Reverse Autism-Like Behaviour in Mice Several studies have found that humans with autism are also more likely to have gastrointestinal disorders, suggesting that the two problems may be linked…[the researchers] found that mice with symptoms of autism had lower levels of a bacterium called Bacteroides fragilis that is normally present in the mouse … More This is the best we can hope for.