Monday, October 22, 2007
One of the things I find confusing about living in different parts of the world is that what is considered accepted wisdom in one place, is completely the opposite somewhere else.
Two cases in point. Eldest today had an appointment with an optometrist....there is some confusion over some of this because of the language barrier, but she has been told that she can have contacts, but must where either the contacts or glasses all the time or her eye sight will be worse in the end. The optometrist in Canada, however, felt that she should NOT wear them all the time because it will make her eyes worse in the end. What's a girl to do.
Second case. Chuck is worse. He is wheezier, though he doesn't have a fever at the moment, he has started on antibiotics. Thank goodness they are almost free here. The doctor however advised us to give him warm milk with honey as it is a decongestant. Exactly the opposite from the common wisdom in Canada....you go OFF dairy when your congested there.
I'm not even going to go into the differences for what to eat or not eat if you are pregnant/nursing. On that note, Kate mentioned that too many wild mushrooms can damage your liver. Now this is a health hazard I have never heard of before. Then again I have never had a chance to eat enough wild mushrooms to cause damage to any of my internal organs....