A good report from the dietitian

Oscar’s visit to the dietitan went very well.  He’s now eating small amounts of moderate salicylate foods in his diet most days and having no reactions, so these foods will become a part of our regular diet.  Our next step is to start including high salicylate foods and continue to build up his tolerance.  These include lots of yummy fruit such as mangoes, apricots, berries, grapes (great time of year to have these) and some more vegetables such as pumpkin.  We are starting off at 1/4 of a serve (which is 1/8 cup or 25g) every second day – at least that’s what we aim for – we can never predict how much of anything Oscar will actually eat! To put this into perspective: peeled ripe pears are a low chemical food.  Peeled red delicious apples are have a moderate level of salicylates, which is 10 times more salicylate than the pear.  Mango is … Continue reading