I have stumbled upon your latest newsletter in the search for what might be wrong with my daughter and found the brief note about IBS and salicylates. My daughter (15) has had gut problems for over a year starting with what we assumed was a gastro bug. A biopsy confirmed Coeliac disease however, a gluten-free diet did not clear up her symptoms of stomach pain, constipation and bloat and she lost a lot of weight and ended up in hospital for re-feeding (and no she is not anorexic!). She was also put on pain medication which doesn't seem to help. We are about to start eliminating salicylates from her diet under the guidance of a dietician, and will keep you posted on the result. She has always loved fruit and vegetables! – by email.