Project END ALOPECIA: Day 34

Project END ALOPECIA

Project END ALOPECIA: Day 34

June 30, 2018 I can't believe we made it to 34 days. Wow! We are one week into the summer break. No school and a weirdly rainy and gloomy summer in Vancouver so far means we are lazing around indoors more than we'd like. Little Claire's appetite hasn't been the best because we haven't been keeping up with physical activities and the much anticipated time[...]

Project END ALOPECIA: Day 19

Project END ALOPECIA

Project END ALOPECIA: Day 19

June 14, 2018 I'm writing this post so late because life has taken over at our fam-ville, between upcoming audit for our business, end of school year and all the good stuff that comes with starting the summer break. But in keeping with the original intention of starting this journal update, I still think better late than never. Our gluten-free diet update We're still going[...]

Project END ALOPECIA: Day 10

Project END ALOPECIA

Project END ALOPECIA: Day 10

June 5, 2018 So I've been MIA for Day 8 and Day 9 blog entries, because life in our fam-ville got a little busy the last few days. But we're still here, still going strong with the gluten-free + topical ginger and essential oils treatment regimen. And I can't believe it's already Day 10 of our journey. Meals & snacks Food wise there hasn't been[...]

Project END ALOPECIA: Day 7

Project END ALOPECIA

Project END ALOPECIA: Day 7

June 2, 2018 Can't believe it's been a week! Going gluten-free has gotten its handle on us, and as we learn more and more each day, it seems to be more doable and somewhat easier. Especially with all the awesome gluten-free recipes on Pinterest these days, restrictive diet probably has never been easier. There is at least a handful of gluten-free version of any food[...]

The best essential oils to treat alopecia

Alopecia

The best essential oils to treat alopecia

In the absence of safe and effective long-term treatment options for alopecia, we start to look around harder for anything with an ounce of treatment potential. Essential oils are widely used for their therapeutic properties on physical and emotional wellbeing, and their versatility in many DIY household products. In this post I explore scientific studies that support the treatment potential of essential oils for alopecia.[...]

How we helped our toddler through speedier recovery

Health

How we helped our toddler through speedier recovery

In my last post, I wrote about Little Claire's 30-month long 'health streak'. And that glorious record was met by a viral infection which came just in time for spring break. Talk about good timing! In this post I'm going to document a day-by-day breakdown of how it all unfolded. It turned out to be a viral infection that the paediatrician estimated may take weeks[...]

4 essentials to have a sick-free toddler (for 30 months)

Health

4 essentials to have a sick-free toddler (for 30 months)

When Little Claire was almost 15 months old, we started her on daycare due to our work commitment. Even though she only went 3 days a week, turned out she would get sick almost every other week through other kids at the daycare. In this post I'm going to share what we did subsequently to let her recuperate from the constant sickness, and eventually stayed[...]