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22May

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Fancy a cooked breakfast occasionally and finding that your IBS symptoms are getting in the way? Then perhaps try this version, which is lower in fat than a ‘good old fry up’ and lower in fodmaps and therefore shouldn’t be … Continue reading

  

21May

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My “before” lifestyle changes picture  Citations always at bottom of post Mast cells are key players in immune system generated inflammation. You know, the stuff that heals you when you’re sick, but makes you sick if inflammation happens when you’re … Continue reading

  

19May

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Our brand new talkrosacea hub is now live. On it you will find some great resources of information and support for rosacea sufferers. In order to celebrate the launch of the hub and to spread the word on Twitter, we … Continue reading

  

19May

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For some of us, eating or being exposed to certain types of food can cause our immune systems to act abnormally. Some of the most common allergic reactions to food can include an itchy mouth, outbreaks of hives or eczema, … Continue reading

  

18May

Courgetti

If you’ve decided to go down the low carb route to try and shift a few pounds then don’t despair. There are lots of tasty alternatives which you may not know about. Here are 6 of my favourite options, but … Continue reading

  

17May

Rosacea Symptoms Progress from JulieBC

Whenever it comes time to change one of the skin care products I use on my rosacea-prone face, I feel as though I’m preparing for battle.  After all, it’s not just a matter of heading over to the nearest store … Continue reading

  

17May

The exciting news is that mindfulness can help if you have psoriasis. But what is it and how does it work? Mindfulness is a meditation technique where you focus your mind on the present moment and appreciate now rather than … Continue reading

  

17May

Doctors have performed the first penis transplant in the USA

A prominent health news story over the last few days has been the reporting on the first penis transplant in the USA. The story may make many readers wince, but as the doctors who performed the operation have pointed out, … Continue reading

  

16May

Super Gonorrhea is a drug resistant sexually transmitted bacterial infection. When one is infected the normal symptoms would include thick yellow discharge from the genitals, pains during urination and bleeding between periods. These symptoms are not observed immediately; it takes … Continue reading

  

16May

Acne, scientific name acne vulgaris, is an extremely prolonged or at times slow to heal skin disease of the pilosebaceous and emerges due to blockages in the skin’s hair follicles. The blockage can be as a result of important processes … Continue reading

  

14May

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Citations for every blog talking point are always at the bottom of the post. As I reported in last week’s blog post Luteolin for mast cells, histamine and brain fog?, “..it seems research is also pointing to neuro-inflammation as the driving … Continue reading

  

13May

BarleyCup - A gluten free alternative hot drink to tea and coffee

Half don’t know gluten is contained in cornflakes, pasta, pizza, fruitcake and biscuits. Nearly one in ten people have started cutting wheat or gluten from their diet, yet confusion is rife as to what gluten actually is and where it … Continue reading

  

13May

Filming BBC Countryfile Diaries Seasonal Allergy special with Keeley Donavan

If you love nature but also want to find out how you can enjoy the Spring and Summer and embrace the outdoors whilst minimising the effects of your hay fever read on… Simple tasks like going for a walk, run … Continue reading

  

11May

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Gluten free beer is exploding in popularity in the United Kingdom. Brands like Daura Damm, Celia and Green’s can found on shelves all over the country. But are these beers really safe for coeliacs? Coeliac UK says yes, but research … Continue reading

  

11May

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  Smartphones are changing our lives every day. Almost every industry is affected by the mobile revolution in one way or another. At George Clinical, we are in the business of clinical trials and we see how even the clinical … Continue reading

  

9May

Girl holiday sun

With the temperature hitting upwards of 26°C across the country this weekend, thousandsof us were outside enjoying the weather. But while you were out in the sun, how much attention did you pay to the protection of your skin? In … Continue reading

  

8May

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Citations always at the bottom of the post According to Dr. Theoharides at Tufts University School of Medicine, brain fog is defined as a “constellation of symptoms” encompassing the loss of mental acuity, the ability to concentrate and multitask, and … Continue reading

  

7May

We all know that travel is good for the soul. But what impact can travel have on your health?   1) Boost Your Mood People report feeling happier when they go on holiday more often. That’s probably fairly obvious. Not … Continue reading

  

6May

We try to remain as fit and healthy as possible for a variety of reasons. It could be that we want to be around as long as possible to watch our loved ones grow and craft their own lives. It … Continue reading

  

2May

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I am a real fan of Ottolenghi’s work, his recipes are delicious, but unfortunately they do contain lots of ingredients high in Fodmaps, so not that great for people with IBS. This weekend however was a bit different – a … Continue reading

  

2May

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It’s Bank holiday weekend and as usual the weather is dismal, at least it’s not snowing like last week – time for some baking to lift the mood. How about a cake with some vegetables? Not something you fancy? It … Continue reading

  

1May

vanilla pudding

This is such a simple recipe that I almost hesitated in sharing it. But then I thought, I’m all about the simplicity, which is what my books are all about. In the words of the immortal Audrey Hepburn: “I’m a … Continue reading

  

1May

Tea, Green Tea, Tea Cup.

Citations can be found at the bottom of this post.  According to an article published in the British Journal of Pharmacology in 2013, mast cell stabilising compounds inhibit the release of allergic mediators (like histamine) from mast cells (a part of the … Continue reading

  

26Apr

Sometime ago I posted a series of articles here covering off my skeptical world view and position on non-scientifically based medical treatments. Please feel free to review them at your leisure. In ensuing months there have been several critical comments … Continue reading

  

25Apr

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Varicose veins are a common problem and while there is a tendency to associate the condition with women, one recent review found that an estimated 10-20% of men have varicose veins, with that number increasing at an alarming rate. Varicose … Continue reading