Monthly Archives: January 2011

(Almost) everything allowed?

J.’s face is red, his neck is very itchy and he still has puss filled pustules here and there on his arms and legs. He has also a large wet and oozing spot on top of his head. We disinfect … Continue reading

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Vitamin D, to be continued…

In the discussion about the benefits of vitamin D, I notice two general difficulties: First, the general misunderstanding that if some thing is good than a lot of it is even better. This is wrong and potentially dangerous. The second … Continue reading

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Little children

Our son J. is quite small for his age. At age 3 he was barely three feet tall, which puts him just above the lower 5th percentile of the growth chart. Although he was born normal, his height and weight … Continue reading

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House dust mites

After a long time we had a scratching attack last night. J. didn’t sleep well the last couple of nights, which might be because my husband was gone for a few days, which interrupted our sleeping routine. J. is scratching … Continue reading

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Fall children and vitamin D

Although I am not a follower of astrology in any way, I do believe that the time of the year when a person is born has influence on some aspects of who he is. It is a secret hobby of … Continue reading

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Gelsenkirchen Method

I just came across a type of therapy that is quite popular, but also controversial, in Germany: the Gelsenkirchen Method (“Gelsenkirchner Behandlungsmethode”). This method was established by Prof. Dr. med. E. A. Stemmann and is based on the idea that … Continue reading

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New Year

I want to start the new year with a check of our status quo. Where are we now? How is J.’s skin and how do we try to help him? Here is a list of things we are using right … Continue reading

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