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Latest Posts

27Jul

Your body image is how you perceive yourself when you look at your reflection in the mirror or when you think about the way you look.  How accurately your body image matches the way others actually see you is dependent … Continue reading

  

27Jul

That’s it! Reception year is finished… School is finally out for summer… Wow, that year went fast. The once pristine book bag is now looking well used, the hem on her dresses is much shorter and I’ve been praying for a … Continue reading

  

26Jul

Watch the Experience My Rosacea campaign video, featuring many talkhealth faces including one of our skin experts, Dr. Anton Alexandroff. Want to know more about rosacea and get support? Visit our rosacea hub and our rosacea forums. Don’t forget to … Continue reading

  

25Jul

talkhealth blog award

This month we were delighted to learn that talkhealth has been voted the number 2 health blog in Vuelio’s top 10 health blogs of the year 2016.                       Vuelio, Europe’s … Continue reading

  

22Jul

What Allergy voted in the Top 10 Health Blogs 2016[

We’ve done it again! This is a really quick thank you to everyone who reads, shares, comments and enjoys this blog. What Allergy voted in the Top 10 Health Blogs 2016 So how do they decide the Top 10 Health … Continue reading

  

21Jul

End of week 1 on low FODMAP diet

Well now that we are at the end of the first week of following the low FODMAP diet I can see why some people find it very difficult to follow strictly. If you’re the sort of person who eats everything … Continue reading

  

20Jul

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A cataract is common, easily diagnosed, and highly treatable. And its success rate makes cataract treatment the UK’s most common surgical procedure. A cataract is a common clouding of the lens that can affect vision in older people, although there … Continue reading

  

20Jul

Sleep deprivation is a worldwide problem of our time. Although the recommended amount of sleep is 8 hours daily for adults and about 10 hours for school-aged children, an average grown-up barely sleeps 6 hours a day. As for teenagers, … Continue reading

  

20Jul

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Find out more about the brand new ROCA test, which is helping to detect ovarian cancer at an earlier stage before any symptoms are present. Ovarian cancer is common in the UK, affecting around 7,000 women each year. It can … Continue reading

  

18Jul

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One of the biggest dangers we will face in the future is that we will become resistant to the antibiotics that are currently in existence, and we are unfortunately not making quick enough progress when it comes to developing new … Continue reading

  

18Jul

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Coeliac disease is an autoimmune disorder that affects the digestive process of the small intestine. In people with coeliac disease, one of the proteins in gluten causes an inflammatory reaction in the small intestine, leading to the symptoms like pain … Continue reading

  

18Jul

End of week 1 on low FODMAP diet

Well now that we are at the end of the first week of following the low FODMAP diet I can see why some people find it very difficult to follow strictly. If you’re the sort of person who eats everything … Continue reading

  

16Jul

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The humble cucumber – stalwart of the afternoon tea finger sandwich has it’s own week, dedicated its summer fresh light green crispness. I find the cucumber a great salad vegetable and obviously it has been used in sandwiches for afternoon … Continue reading

  

16Jul

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Mast cells are a key player in the immune system response. They release histamine and other inflammatory agents into the bloodstream to fight viruses and bacteria, parasites, and promote wound healing. Pretty much any invader can cause this mast cell activation, … Continue reading

  

15Jul

I can’t believe that Ella only has two more weeks left in her reception year at school. This time last year I was so full of anticipation, hope and worry at the thought of sending her to school…     … Continue reading

  

15Jul

How to travel on a low FODMAP diet in Vietnam

We spent a little over 3 weeks in Vietnam, travelling north to south from Hanoi all the way to Ho Chi Minh City. We absolutely loved Vietnam, being so diverse with so much to do, really low prices, friendly people … Continue reading

  

14Jul

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The resurgence of Pokémon has taken the world by storm in the past week, and you would be hard pressed trying to find someone who had no knowledge of it. The Pokémon Go app has in its first few days … Continue reading

  

14Jul

Doctor laptop

Within recent years there have been huge innovations in digital technology for the healthcare industry, some of which makes it easier for healthcare providers to care for an ever growing number of patients and other innovations that take patient care … Continue reading

  

9Jul

Allergy Show 2016 haul, including Nutribrex, Heck, BFree...

This year the Allergy Show didn’t disappoint. But I’m not your average coeliac or freefrom shopper. I struggle with a lot of freefrom food and try to eat as little processed food as I can. This goes for a lot … Continue reading

  

9Jul

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The Indian herb Asafoetida (Ferula Asafoetida) possesses anti-inflammatory and antihistamine activity, in addition to fighting viruses and intestinal parasites. For those unable to tolerate garlic and onion, or those eating a low FODMAPs diet, this member of the carrot family makes a … Continue reading

  

6Jul

Headaches aren’t unusual; we all get them from time to time. But almost 10 percent of U.S. adults will have at least one headache each year so bad that they will end up to the doctor. As many as 6 … Continue reading

  

6Jul

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For the average busy person, it is becoming increasingly difficult to find the time to visit a healthcare professional in person. Many struggle to find the time to visit the doctor, while others find it almost impossible to book appointments … Continue reading

  

6Jul

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Okay let me put it out there straight away, travelling on a low FODMAP diet in Indonesia is hard…very hard. We were there for 6 weeks and travelled through Java into Bali and onto Lombok and the amazing Gili Islands. For … Continue reading

  

6Jul

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Okay let me put it out there straight away, travelling on a low FODMAP diet in Indonesia is hard…very hard. We were there for 6 weeks and travelled through Java into Bali and onto Lombok and the amazing Gili Islands. For … Continue reading

  

5Jul

Watch the presentation I gave for the IBS Network’s event The Patients Perspective, which is an effort to recognise that it’s not ‘just’ IBS. The petition is still open and you can sign it here if you wish https://www.change.org/p/all-political-parties-and-the-national-medical-director-recognise-it-s-not-just-irritable-bowel-syndrome-ibs Its … Continue reading