rich emollient used in the management of eczema, psoriasis and other dry skin conditions.

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It’s official, it’s hot and I hope you are all enjoying this fantastic British summer weather. However if you have sensitive skin the sun and sunscreen can cause irritation, rashes, hives and prickly heat. Many sun blocks contain parabens, perfume … Continue reading



The latest craze to sweep across Britain’s playgrounds is loom bands, shooting to even higher fame after a lady sold a loom band dress made from thousands of the little loops for £170,100 plus £7 postage! Now that is insane! … Continue reading



Who can tell me what happens when you put diesel fuel into a car that uses unleaded? That’s right; it doesn’t make it out of the petrol courtyard. It’s the same principle with humans. You guzzle down the wrong fuel … Continue reading



Quitting smoking is not going to present a problem when getting health insurance, in fact it could have a positive effect in the long run, from a financial point of view. If you have decided to quit smoking for health … Continue reading



Aldi burger contains wheat flour

Now this is not a rant, I’m taking full blame for this latest ‘wheating’, but things went a bit wrong in the what allergy household when husband-who-was-trying-to-help offered to cook me some supper after I had just returned from doing … Continue reading



“I may not be the strongest, I may not be the fastest but I’ll be damned if I’m not trying my hardest”-Anon. Success. Merit. Worth. All three words can depending upon the context make or break a sentence. It’s whether … Continue reading



antihistamine artichoke soup

As you may have heard, I recently released the Anti-Detox, a new book of high nutrient antihistamine and anti-inflammatory rich all liquid recipes for those days when when I was feeling my histamine bucket gearing up to splurge all over the … Continue reading



Consultant Psychiatrist


    Learning how to live with eczema is important. Living with eczema means understanding what eczema is, and what needs to be done about it. Living with eczema also means discovering how to get on with life regardless, and … Continue reading



talkhealth's charity supporters news

Cancer Research UK scientists have discovered how two genes – called MEK and MET – cause bowel cancer cells to become resistant to treatments used against the disease, according to research in the journal Cell Reports*. “Our discoveries in this … Continue reading



Aloe Up Pro 50 sunscreen

It’s that time of year when the temparatures soar and we all reach for the sunscreen and scuttle to the shade. Well those of us with sensitive skin anyway but sometimes the heat is just too much and the hives … Continue reading



Well I promised in my last post that I’d let you know how the talk went… It’s been three weeks and I’ve just not managed to find the time for one reason or another. So I apologise for taking so … Continue reading



Building muscle at 40 years old shouldn’t prove substantially more difficult than a younger individual.  Although our bodies naturally change with age, the myth that ‘everything goes downhill after you turn 40’ is definitely not true. As we get older, our … Continue reading



Pink Zinnea

I’m a reluctant gardener. Perhaps because I can only grow zinnias and marigolds.  For real. All other seeds fail me. Perennials, except for a few, refuse to reappear in the spring. But this year the gardening muse took over, and I … Continue reading



Southwest smile care centre celebrating National Smile Month

Written by Dr Nigel Carter OBE The UK’S largest and longest running campaign to promote the benefits of a healthy mouth has been an overwhelming success. More than 3,000 organisations took part in National Smile Month 2014, organised by the British … Continue reading



FreeFrom Eating out Awards 2014

Dear Gluten-free and FreeFrom Bloggers and everyone out there with allergies, food intolerances, coeliac disease and food sensitivities – where do you go when you want to eat out safely? Who do you trust? The FreeFrom Eating out Awards wants … Continue reading



Back pain can vary from an annoying niggle that goes away after a day or two to chronic conditions. If you really are struggling with a back problem that persists and doesn’t ease off, consult a medical professional. As well … Continue reading



talkhealth's charity supporters news


talkhealth are proud to support Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust during Ethinic Minority Cancer Awareness Month (EMCAM) To highlight Ethnic Minority Cancer Awareness Month, Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust and the NHS Cancer Screening programme are holding a free training day in … Continue reading



“I’m still learning myself”- Mulan. Throughout life one of the main questions I’ve heard uttered from the mouths of others is “When do we ever stop learning?”. My answer to that is.. I don’t think we ever do. During my … Continue reading



Audience when speaking at Allergy show

I feel like I am finally coming down from a massive Allergy Show high, so it’s time to collect my thoughts and share my top twenty . It was going to be a top ten but I had too many. … Continue reading



Having surgery of any kind can be really daunting. First there’s the stress and worry that comes with having the procedure. Then once it’s over you need to focus on recovery. The good news is there are things that can … Continue reading



Interviewing Frans Timmermans of The Anaphylaxis Task Force

Before going to EAACI in June I had never even heard of the European Anaphylaxis Task Force but it does indeed exist and its aim is to establish a patient driven stakeholder platform across Europe. Frans Timmermans is the President … Continue reading



FreeFrom SkinCare Awards 2014

One of my top Allergy Show highlights was the third annual FreeFrom SkinCare Awards ceremony which took place hidden away in a room in the back corner of the exhibition hall in the Love Natural Love Organic show, which was … Continue reading



British Dental Health Foundation presents a lovely infographic with all the stats for the oral ehalth campaing - 3145 organisations supporting NSM 2014, 1785 oral health activities and events, 2009 dental practices taking part, 892 smiley selfies sent to us on social media, 811 items of coverage in the press and media, 6928 oral health posters in waiting rooms, 150k smileys reaching poorest areas of the UK, 40271 total visits to the Smile Month website, 60m people reached with campaign messages, 38 years of National Smile Month to date, 758 schools teaching oral health & hygiene.

With National Smile Month coming to an end for yet another year, we have taken a look at its impact and success. The charitable campaign in 2014 was arguable National Smile Month’s biggest and best yet, and after 38 years … Continue reading




Have you been lucky enough to make it abroad for a holiday in 2014 yet? Sadly I haven’t – in fact it’s been over a year since I’ve seen the inside of an aeroplane. Or perhaps more importantly, felt grains … Continue reading



As technology advances, there’s every reason to believe that at some point in the future part of this century our own homes will be the place that the majority chooses to receive a clinical diagnosis, give birth, or even receive … Continue reading