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Thanks for this, it is certainly confusing being a parent these days, I think things were easier for our folks because they didn't have all the conflicting information and access to google. I know that Caffiene also affects the absorption of calcium so it makes sense.
This made me a bit curious. Cos we all thought that it was so good for you.
I have just done some googling on Rooibos tea. And this is what Wikipedia comes up with.
Please read and see for yourselves.
I think it depends on the person that is drinking it. My daughter had a very low iron count and the qualities in rooibos that absorb iron out of of the body made this even worse. Low iron directly affects the sinusses and if the iron count is low in the body they will be aggrevated by the smallest thing. So ie - dust, dog hair, pollen ext in the smallest quantity would irritate her sinusses and she would start with a nasal drip which then either went and affected her lungs or ears or both.
So if your child has a normal iron count then I am sure rooibos will be great for them. However, if you are constantly battling with a sick child with the above symptoms I would strongly suggest you have your LO's iron count checked and if its low, stop the rooibos and start with iron and vit c supplements.
Oh yes GM, my sis in law was recently also extremely sick and going from one specialist to the next and finally getting answers she was diagnosed with being anemic, low iron and blood count, and the specialist also told her to stay far away from rooibos tea, it extract all the good stuff in your body, it’s very bad for you, so if you drink lots of rooibos tea and drink your vitamins it’s not going to work cause the rooibos tea extracts in all out, so you don’t get the vitamins.
can i just ask why is there not a whole lot of this exctracting good stuff from your body articles on the web. as all i've ever read about rooibos is how good and healthy it is? i have yet to come across articles that bad mouth rooibos.. just wondering
I know what you mean Gaynorm, its the same as with Grandpa not alot out there about how bad it really is for you. but when different doctors in different geographic areas says the same thing, and not just one a few then I would rather take their word for it, the internet is not always a good source of info.
I agree Ali - and I can honestly vouch that from when we stopped the rooibos and started the iron and vit c supplements my LG's health has made a dramatic turn for the better. We use to spend over a R1000 just in medicine bills every single month - not even counting in the consultation fees for dr's - before that just on her. Now she has the odd sniffels now and then but nothing serious that requires her to see a dr.
here u G : http://www.buzzle.com/articles/rooibos-tea-side-effects.html
although i must admit i to search a long time before i found any negative like u said .....
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