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22Jun

It’s been 5 years since Ella had her heart surgery at Alder Hey. We celebrated her ‘heart day’ just a few weeks ago with a bit of quiet reflection, lots of thankfulness and of course, cake… Today we went back … Continue reading

  

21Jun

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This Thursday, the entire nation will have the opportunity to cast their vote in arguably the most important referendum of our lifetime. On the 23rd June, millions will be deciding whether the UK should REMAIN or LEAVE the EU.   … Continue reading

  

21Jun

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Bladder incontinence is a problem which affects 6 million people, just within the UK. The condition causes people to feel embarrassed and isolated, with many being too scared to leave the house.   Urinary incontinence is described as the unintentional … Continue reading

  

20Jun

The dietary guidelines for IBS have been published. It has taken considerable work to produce these guidelines over the last 2 years at least and I was very pleased to be part of the development process with some very experienced … Continue reading

  

18Jun

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More than just a beautiful adornment, Asia’s revered lotus flower offers up several compounds with antihistamine, mast cell stabilising and anti-inflammatory properties. Best of all, the lotus is highly edible, tasty and fairly easy to find frozen or as a tea. References and … Continue reading

  

17Jun

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I have just had my six monthly checkup with my Dermatologist, Dr John Reed at Oxford Churchill Hospital. We were discussing his insistence that using steroids more frequently to dampen down and reduce inflammation would help my skin. It’s a … Continue reading

  

16Jun

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It’s national picnic week – although the weather isn’t that fantastic, but you can use the ideas from this event all through the summer. Here’s hoping for better weather. This recipe used a Warburton’s gluten free seeded sourdough artisan boule … Continue reading

  

16Jun

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Nursing is not for everyone. Some people don’t have the compassion or empathy required to consider nursing as a career. Some faint at the site of blood, which is a no-no if you want to work as a nurse. If … Continue reading

  

15Jun

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Are you experiencing hot flushes? If so, then you could be experiencing some health problems. Hot flushes are something women expect to experience at some point in their lives, usually heralding menopause – but it’s not always menopause that causes … Continue reading

  

14Jun

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‘Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.’   American Environmentalist and author, Luther Burbank was a firm believer in the healing power of flowers. Flowers have become one of … Continue reading

  

14Jun

See here for a great post from Dr Nick Read about how sleep disturbance affects IBS Sleep disturbance affects about a third of the American population, but is particularly common in patients diagnosed with IBS. As many as 74% of … Continue reading

  

13Jun

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It doesn’t matter what your skin looks like. Don’t miss out on being spontaneous, feeling the sun on your skin and getting those white legs out this summer. Don’t be shy. Don’t hide away. Who cares what people say? I … Continue reading

  

11Jun

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This deli filler can be used in gluten free wraps, sandwiches and on the top of jacket potatoes and is a really quick easy recipe to make. It has a very fresh taste and is a great option for summer … Continue reading

  

10Jun

This frittata can be served as a light lunch with Jersey potatoes and is very pretty! Ingredients 5 eggs Half a sliced courgette 3 Pak Choi 30g of Parmesan cheese Chives Salt to taste Spray oil Method Wash the vegetables … Continue reading

  

9Jun

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The symptoms of PMS can be debilitating and frustrating, and they are experienced by all women at some point or another when they are of childbearing age. With symptoms including headaches, tiredness, forgetfulness, bloating, cravings, anxiety and skin problems, PMS … Continue reading

  

7Jun

Are you going to the Allergy + Free From Show in July? Don’t forget to get your free tickets here http://bit.ly/1Pga0N5 and come and see my talk for the IBS Network on Diet and Constipation – is it just about … Continue reading

  

7Jun

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At talkhealth we understand the importance of monitoring your health for any irregularities. Very often we brush off unusual activity in our bodies and ignore any tell-tale signs telling ourselves ‘It’ll be fine, it’ll pass’. In line with Heart Rhythm … Continue reading

  

7Jun

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There are numerous causes for chest pain and fortunately most chest pain is harmless. However it is important to be aware of the more serious causes of chest pain and if you have any worries at all you should seek … Continue reading

  

6Jun

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Did you know that the amygdala is responsible, through processing taste, for “learning taste aversion”. Put simply, it learns through trial and error that certain foods make us sick. Knowing that, it’s going to want to warn us before the food … Continue reading

  

4Jun

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One of my favourite recipes is an Ottolenghi dish based on chicken, cinnamon, onion, hazelnuts and honey – a middle eastern baked chicken recipe that I cook for special occasions. Obviously this is certainly not advisable for those people following … Continue reading

  

4Jun

The link below is to a great little piece on asafoetida from BBC Good Food, if you are eager to learn more about this spice. I would advise anyone with coeliac disease to check to ensure it has not been … Continue reading

  

4Jun

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Citations always at the bottom of post Researchers find that the prickly pear fruit, and the whole plant generally, prevent histamine release/allergic response by inhibiting mast cell degranulation (the process by which white blood cells leak histamine and other inflammation into … Continue reading

  

3Jun

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This June talkhealth will be advocating for an exciting new venture for Psoriasis Shout Out. Between the 18th and 24th of June 2016, the Manchester-based charity and research initiative will be embarking on a roadshow around different regions and cities … Continue reading

  

2Jun

I have much admiration for those who are able to face the world, psoriasis and all.  It takes a kind of courage I often lack.  I’ve had lots of unpleasant encounters due my psoriasis, not to mention the sympathy and … Continue reading

  

31May

Well now, a book all about poo, why would anyone want to read this you may ask, surely the grim subject of poo is not something to read about – certainly not in public or polite company, I imagine you … Continue reading