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20Apr

Totally freefrom Easter egg treat with raspberries and Nairns oat cakes

Happy Easter to you all from What Allergy? There are lots of companies making freefrom dairy and nut free Easter eggs out there including Kinnerton, Plamin, D&D and Celtic chocolates but for those of you who failed to get hold … Continue reading

  

19Apr

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These are dairy free, wheat free, gluten-free easter nests just the job if you have to avoid dairy and want to have at least a small amount of chocolate. Ingredients 100g milk free chocolate 60g of gluten-free corn flakes 30g … Continue reading

  

19Apr

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These are dairy free, wheat free, gluten-free easter nests just the job if you have to avoid dairy and want to have at least a small amount of chocolate. Ingredients 100g milk free chocolate 60g of gluten-free corn flakes 30g … Continue reading

  

19Apr

low histamine dessert

So much yumminess emanates from my friend Alejandra Ramos’ website Always Order Dessert. Once delicious recipe after the next tumbles effortlessly from this Latina bombshell’s lips, only to be Tweeted by the Domestic Goddess herself, Nigella Lawson. Nigella most recently … Continue reading

  

19Apr

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Not least because of this… …my poorly fingers…but because of these feckers… …Easter food…it’s killing me – ironically though this type of food really was killing me! I know that I have had a good old moan about Easter food … Continue reading

  

18Apr

Eczema treatments

MyItchyBoy’s arms and legs are itchy and sore and it seems nothing we are doing is helping. Our last appointment with the dermatologist, lots of scary-sounding solutions were brought up.  Since then, he’s been on a two month course of steroids.  … Continue reading

  

18Apr

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A comment was made last night about a food choice of mine…and it got me thinking. Now, I wasn’t bothered in the slightest by this comment…you can ask what you want to ask – as long as you are not … Continue reading

  

18Apr

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Saffron Simnel Cake This recipe can also be downloaded from the IBS Network website http://www.theibsnetwork.org/what-we-offer/recipes/ It is a different take on the traditional simnel cake – without marzipan as this might provoke symptoms if you have IBS. A small slice … Continue reading

  

17Apr

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They say – whoever ‘they’ are – that sweat is fat crying. I guess ‘they’ are sweaty people in gyms…I prefer to think of it as my liquid awesome! I am proud to be a sweaty gym person…especially following my … Continue reading

  

17Apr

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Hot cross buns are an integral part of the Easter festivities – being on a wheat free diet shouldn’t exclude you from enjoying them. Ingredients 350g Brown Wheat/Gluten Free bread flour 2¼ Teaspoons xanthan gum 4½ Tablespoons castor sugar 1½ … Continue reading

  

16Apr

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I have had a great afternoon – full of fun! Mr WLB stayed at home today whilst I went to the gym. So off I went to try my new ‘leg day’ workouts with a high intensity session on the … Continue reading

  

15Apr

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Tonight’s title was inspired by Liz…it was part of her response to my weigh-in day news! I put on 0.5lbs! Now 0.5lbs in the grand scheme of things is nothing…I would like to lose 907 little 0.5lbs in total…so one … Continue reading

  

14Apr

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Wowzers! Today has been a tough old day in terms of food cravings. It has taken every ounce of my mind power to stay on track and not overeat. Now I know that some would say that I can eat … Continue reading

  

13Apr

The time, place, family and story behind the picture may be different. But if you look back through many a baby photo album there are certain scenes that get re-enacted time and time again.  A brand new, pink baby in … Continue reading

  

13Apr

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One of the TV shows that I quite like watching is Secret Eaters. Most weight loss TV shows are bloody awful. I used to be a fan of the Biggest Loser until I read some behind the scenes interviews with … Continue reading

  

13Apr

“I was only really able to take charge of my life once I realised that my thoughts were creating my reality. It was such a revelation to discover that I could change my life by changing the way I think”- … Continue reading

  

12Apr

diagnosing histamine intolerance

I’ve been told, by a number of doctors, that it takes, on average, a decade to diagnose someone with a mast cell disorder. I personally consider histamine intolerance to be a mast cell disorder. It took me almost 30 years and 68 … Continue reading

  

12Apr

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Inner games…I refer to both the voice in our head that plays games with us…and also the books by W. Timothy Gallwey. I have read two of his books so far – The Inner Game of Tennis, and The Inner … Continue reading

  

11Apr

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I made this lamb and butternut squash lasagne for dinner tonight. My husband and kids loved it, and I was asked for the recipe by one of my Twitter followers. I don’t tend to use recipes, particularly for main meals … Continue reading

  

11Apr

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Today has been a bit rubbish…all of my own doing really! Nothing catastrophic has happened or anything…and that is the point – it has been a very unproductive day. I had a lazy morning…a really lazy morning. Surprisingly for a … Continue reading

  

11Apr

Gluten, dairy, nut, soya free no-bake fridge flapjacks

I love flapjacks. They’re healthy, easy to make and delicious and this week I have had a kind of flapjack epiphany. I made the River Cottage no-bake fridge flapjacks which are gluten, dairy, nut and soya free. Yes you heard … Continue reading

  

10Apr

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About ten years ago, I took a YorkTest test on the advice of my then nutritionist. I wasn’t getting any help from my doctor at the time who told me I couldn’t possibly have other allergies! We were struggling to … Continue reading

  

10Apr

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Surprisingly, I don’t really have much to say today for a change! The past few weeks have involved a lot of thinking – about food, about movement, about the mind. This past week has involved a lot of talking too…five … Continue reading

  

9Apr

Herstat Propolis cold sore care ointment

Recently I have been testing propolis cold sore ointment from Herstat on a cold sore that crept up on me in the night. Herstat Propolis cold sore care ointment I have been using their LipCare Stick as a preventative measure … Continue reading

  

9Apr

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What do I make of my 4lb loss this week then? Obviously I am happy…but just a little confused. I am confused because I have done less than usual, eaten the same amount, drank six litres of water the day … Continue reading