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I got a moment to listen to the radio yesterday and a commercial for a product called HeightMax caught my attention. As a mom of a celiac I wanted to add a few things to their commercial...mainly, see your doctor first if you're concerned about poor growth, a screening for celiac disease could make a big difference. Bear in mind that celiac disease is more common that IBS, Crohn's, and Ulcerative Colitis combined, but doesn't always have symptoms. If you have a child who is not growing well or as tall as you'd expect, they should be tested. A person can get celiac disease at any age, 2, 12, 30 or 60, it's not just a toddler disease.
Also, the commercial was geared toward boys, but don't leave out the girls. Girls and their parents and doctors often overlook poor growth, but that shouldn't be the case. I haven't found out too much about the supplement, but if somebody has celiac disease they may not absorb it well or benefit from it...assuming that it has benefit.
So, I was in the neighborhood Super Wal-Mart this week, it's nice and small and uncrowded compared to most of them. While there I saw that they had finally gotten some refrigerated Frutzzo Pomegranate Juice. I bought it and took it home where I looked more closely at the ingredients. I should have done this at the store since it said it had added vitamin C and I don't do well with corn-derived ascorbic acid. Anyhoo, I was pleasantly surprised to see that the source of their vitamin C is ACEROLA POWDER! Wow, I'd love to see that trend continue. The acerola berry, like rosehips, is a great source of vitamin C and other goodness. They drink the juice in Japan, it's not very sweet but very refreshing. So here's a thumbs-up to Frutzzo. (Of course, for the highly corn-sensitive, it does have natural flavorings in it, which judging by the temporary itch on my scalp, contains a wee bit of corn-alcohol, but hey, it does taste good in comparison to the other brand that also has natural flavorings, I've got to admit).
My case of TPS is improving (see last blog), and I'm eating more whole foods, cooking more meat and cooking more in general. Certain avoids and frankenfoods still call my name, but I'm able to restrain myself quite a bit better. My last temptation was McDonalds (bun-less of course), but I just kept right on driving, and had a snack when I got home...homemade flax crackers with onions and tomatoes, very easy.