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3Mar

I had a lovely time at the international eczema conference last year and it made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside to be invited to attend the Centre for Evidence Based Dermatology Patient Panel Day this year! That’s right … Continue reading

  

3Mar

Picture

No this is not mine, mine is all screwed up! But you gotta admit this is cool! Friday I had my least favorite test in the world performed.  Well actually it was a double doozie because I had a colonoscopy … Continue reading

  

3Mar

No Smoking Day 2015

A new survey of 2000 smokers by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) has found that less than one in two (44%) smokers in the UK are worried about the negative effects of smoking on their teeth, and only in one … Continue reading

  

2Mar

Have you seen JK Rowling’s The Casual Vacancy recently on TV? The character called Colin Wall (Simon McBurney) who was portrayed as a weak, over-stressed weirdo who had asthma and was always puffing on his inhaler, made my blood boil. … Continue reading

  

2Mar

Core Pilates Firstly a mild correction, I was slightly misleading on Friday apparently it wasn’t a Fitness Pilates class it was Core Pilates. It was stated as Core Pilates on the timetable but there was no accompanying link to the … Continue reading

  

2Mar

I loved this blog post by Deborah Cicurel for Metro.co.uk, “17 things you’ll only know if you have eczema”. It made me smile because I do most of those things and because it’s good to smile about our trials and … Continue reading

  

2Mar

I loved this blog post by Deborah Cicurel for Metro.co.uk, “17 things you’ll only know if you have eczema”. It made me smile because I do most of those things and because it’s good to smile about our trials and … Continue reading

  

1Mar

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  Hi everyone! My apologies for the photo. My amazing new farmhouse kitchen was due to be finished by today but sadly, as has happened a number of times, things aren’t quite done yet. So that means my little photography … Continue reading

  

27Feb

Cured bass with rhubarb. leaves and flowers #DF #WF #EG #NF #SF

I think I have found a new favourite restaurant. In fact I know I have. Pure Taste is not only totally gluten free but also completely dairy free as well, so before you even start looking at the menu that’s … Continue reading

  

27Feb

fitness-pilates

Trying new things: Out of my comfort zone I am an advocate of finding the exercise that works for you, it may be running, lifting, swimming, cycling, circuits, chair based. Whatever gets you moving is what works. If possible throw … Continue reading

  

26Feb

Mark running- blog

Marathon training plan is still relentless, mid way through week 12 of 20, with lots of hills sessions, which have proved really good for building my base strength and endurance.  The fast running, threshold stuff has been OK but I … Continue reading

  

26Feb

Misdiagnosis

When we’re feeling ill, we have no choice but to put our faith, and our health, in the hands of our medical professionals. And, the vast majority of the time that faith is more than justified. But, even the experts … Continue reading

  

25Feb

Woman smoking with electronic cigarette

It’s national no smoking day on the 11th of March and this year, there is a secret weapon available for those who want to kick the habit. They look like cigarettes, act like cigarettes, but with one significant difference…they’re smoke … Continue reading

  

24Feb

My mom will be posting once a week throughout February, so enjoy this post written by Karen Brocker as she writes what it is like to be the mother of a daughter with a not so normal life. Sarah has … Continue reading

  

24Feb

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Leading oncologists and cancer research bodies have published thousands of papers on the links between diet and cancer. According to Cancer Research UK, people who eat a healthy, well-balanced diet are less likely to develop cancer. It is thought that … Continue reading

  

24Feb

2014 was a big year for medicine, with impressive innovations and developments alongside the particular challenges facing West Africa and surprising appearances by almost-vanquished diseases in the United States. Hardly surprising, then, that the media roundup of the top medical … Continue reading

  

20Feb

There’s a lovely little thing that happens every month in the ‘Future of Downs’ Facebook group.  We celebrate our children’s milestones and share what’s made us proud. We do this on the 21st to represent the three copies of chromosome … Continue reading

  

19Feb

I didn’t gain weight accidentally.  I didnt gain weight because I simply couldn’t resist the chocolate or couln’t be bothered to exercise. I didn’t gain weight by having my four children. It didn’t creep up on me.  I gained weight … Continue reading

  

19Feb

Being a realist is not the same as being a pessimist.  In fact, it makes me kind of angry when people tell me I am being pessimistic about my illness.  There are certain things that I say and do that … Continue reading

  

18Feb

Consultant Psychiatrist

Too much of anything can be harmful!

Being creatures of habit is usually useful, but nature can get the better of us. Anything that is done on a regular basis can become a habit. A habit is a behaviour that we lose conscious control over. Sometimes then … Continue reading

  

18Feb

Rocket Image

Improving patient care in NHS is not rocket science! – Patient dignity is simple trust me! We talk about patient dignity and compassion all the time but aren’t they simply fashionable new buzz words? In the back of my mind … Continue reading

  

17Feb

Eczema and softplay

If your child suffers from eczema, beware the soft play party invite if you’ve never been before. Soft play places are noisy, full of kids going crazy and lobbing plastic balls at each other and therefore usually one of the … Continue reading

  

17Feb

Really scrummy, nicely seasons fish cakes

Earlier this year it was that time of year when I get on my FreeFrom Food Awards disguise and hot footed it to Foods Matter Towers for some very secret food tasting. Before I get started you will be delighted … Continue reading

  

17Feb

Picture

My mom will be posting once a week throughout February, so enjoy this post written by Karen Brocker as she writes what it is like to be the mother of a daughter with a not so normal life. I’m really … Continue reading

  

17Feb

Tabletten und Pillen

I’m going to keep this post brief. Not because it’s not worthy of lengthy discussion and debate, but because I feel that there’s a good amount of information on this blog and in my books about the dangers of antihistamines. … Continue reading