Monday, February 22, 2010

The Placebo Diet

One of the highlights of the past year was the two weeks I spent in Banff, Alberta, at Science Communications 2009. Supervised by Jay Ingram, one of my childhood Science Communication Heroes, we learned a little about a lot of aspects of communications.

One of my favourite sections was science writing. In one afternoon we had to develop a 700 word science story. Several months later, the article I wrote that day in August has become a thousand word article, published by someone else on the web.

Please visit The Mark News to read my article "Autism and the Placebo Diet." A friend of mine, who has a son with Autism read it this morning, and replied:

"Thank you. People like Jenny McCarthy have really put things like the gluten free diet in the news making those of us who don't think its right for our kids feel guilty. Meanwhile the hard science quietly advances with out a celebrity champion and mothers like me and my friends never hear about it."


  1. This is such a great blog - so informative, and well written! I have a website,, and would love to hear from you! ShareWIK (share What I Know) is a website devoted to bringing together women from all different situations and backgrounds (as well as a few men!) to talk about their experiences and learn from each other. We are taking about Celiac Disease this week on ShareWIK, and I would love your intake. Just sign up to get started. Hope to hear from you!
    - Diana Keough
    P.S. And keep up the great work!

  2. Thanks for the article

  3. Anonymous2:14 AM

    I just wanted to say I think you are fantastic the way you are supporting your son and with great humour through your writing xx respect to you x