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21Oct

Learn to make freefrom cakes at The Perfect Retreat in Chesham

If you want to learn how to make cakes like these… Then you need to book yourself a place on Lucia’s Free From Baking Allergen Free course on 4th November. You’ll learn how to make cakes and pastries. Lucia makes … Continue reading

  

21Oct

Allergy Show Liverpool

Calling all freefromers up North. I know you’re out there! If you are free this weekend and live in or near Liverpool then you should make it down to the BT Convention Centre to The Allergy Show North. You can … Continue reading

  

21Oct

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This isn’t a normal blog post for me, but I believe that I have a rather unique perspective on the issue of dating. Therefore, this post is written to women and men everywhere, but especially the ones who claim that … Continue reading

  

21Oct

Janet Goodwin Janet Goodwin BA(Hons) Business Management, board of trustee British Dental Health Foundation

It may be basic oral hygiene, but almost seven million of us in the UK regularly give cleaning our teeth the brush-off and admit to not brushing for two minutes twice a day. It’s hard to believe that taking four … Continue reading

  

21Oct

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 21 … Continue reading

  

20Oct

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Hello and welcome to second part of my plant-based A-Z! I’ve been eating a plant-based diet for the past few months now and I feel much healthier and have a lot more energy. So I’m sharing a few more of … Continue reading

  

20Oct

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Those couples that battle with infertility often turn to IVF, however unfortunately there are a number of cases where the IVF cycle fails due to genetic abnormalities and unhealthy embryos. Thanks to time lapse imaging, a new technology, embryos that … Continue reading

  

19Oct

I recently made this carrot and lentil soup as part of a cooking course I was running. The recipe has been adapted from a recipe I found on the First Steps Nutrition Trust website. Most of the participants had never cooked … Continue reading

  

18Oct

“Live in the moment. Forget the past and don’t concern yourself with the future” Anon. A short post this evening… I’ve seen this quote tonight and automatically think of the think of the saying I’ve once said myself that’s to … Continue reading

  

17Oct

This is bordering on conspiracy theory territory and it may at first sound like I’m delusional. But hear me out before coming to any conclusions!One of the medications I currently take is quetiapine XL. I’ve taken it three times in … Continue reading

  

17Oct

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Someone the other day, told me I need to really delve into how I feel and share that with my readers.  And it’s true.  Emotions and real life experiences make a person relatable to others! But for me, right now, sharing … Continue reading

  

16Oct

talkhealth's charity supporters news

Alcohol concern map

Ever wondered about the greater implications of excessive alcohol consumption? Today Alcohol Concern has released an Alcohol Harm map as part of their campaign to increase awareness of alcohol use. Interestingly this campaign allows people to look directly at their … Continue reading

  

15Oct

Now this year has been a bit of a roller coaster when it comes to eating out. I have been forced, by circumstance rather than me actually being brave, to venture out into the real world of eating out. First … Continue reading

  

15Oct

Osteoarthritis in the UK

In recognition of Osteoarthritis week, an infographic has been created detailing stats and figures about the condition, which is more common than most people realise. While a painful and debilitating illness affecting millions, treatment options do exist.   Stannah are … Continue reading

  

15Oct

Keeping_You_Fat

You exercise religiously come rain or shine, you’re pounding the streets or hitting the gym for an hour or more at a time but it seems that no matter how much you sweat, how out of breath you get you’ve still … Continue reading

  

15Oct

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-Some Crohns Patients use the bathroom upwards of 20 to 30 times a day during a flare- Long Car Rides: Too many Bathroom Breaks So this past weekend was my fall break and my mom and I traveled to Wisconsin … Continue reading

  

15Oct

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Public Health England (PHE) is helping to roll out enhanced screening for Ebola starting at Heathrow, then Gatwick and St Pancras (Eurostar), in passengers that Border Force officers identify as having travelled from Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia. Passengers will … Continue reading

  

14Oct

Menopause Tips

Lifescript writer Susan Jara put together this collection of menopause tips and life strategies from nine bloggers, including yours truly. Jara writes, “Often, women who have experienced it have the best tips for managing perimenopause or menopause symptoms.” That’s for sure! Don’t … Continue reading

  

14Oct

Young woman in pain

Endometriosis is a surprisingly common condition that involves tissue behaving in a similar way to the lining of the womb. However, in the case of this sometimes distressing condition, the tissues is outside the womb. While there are several areas … Continue reading

  

14Oct

Consultant Psychiatrist

PuppyEczema

  Atopic eczema easily becomes chronic, or longstanding, in early childhood, partly because of inadequate use of conventional topical treatment, and partly because of habitual scratching. The skin becomes thickened, or lichenified. Chronic eczema is established. What to do about … Continue reading

  

13Oct

Anaphylaxis Campaign Logo

The Anaphylaxis Campaign has now been going for 20 years and have achieved so much in that time. I remember reading about the charity in the Telegraph, some months after my first serious anaphylactic reaction and feeling complete panic hearing … Continue reading

  

13Oct

talkhealth's charity supporters news

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Today a new online platform has been released which focuses on mental health in the workplace. WE CAN WORK IT OUT is a membership site, which supports owners of SMEs to create a workplace environment where employees with mental health … Continue reading

  

13Oct

Word of Mouth - Issue 23 - September 2014 Cover Photo

The blog was released on the British Dental Health Foundation Blog section.  Hello, and welcome to the very latest edition of Word of Mouth. I’m delighted to announce to registration process for Mouth Cancer Action Month is now open. Running … Continue reading

  

13Oct

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It’s taken me a while to realise this, but the secret to a healthy, balanced diet is simple. Eat real food. In the words of Michael Pollon: “If it came from a plant, eat it. If it was made in … Continue reading

  

13Oct

Brocoli

Having now completed the low FODMAP diet for the full 8 weeks (time does really fly!) the next phase was to reintroduce the foods high in FODMAPs back into our diet.  Following the low FODMAP diet had become part of our daily eating routine, and after … Continue reading