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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

Varicose Veins image

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

  

22Apr

Make up artist to the stars Sarah Jagger and influential blogger Emma from Emma & Three

Did you know that April is Rosacea Awareness month? Do you know what rosacea is? You might not be surprised to know that almost 40% of the people who have completed our rosacea survey have not heard of the condition. And yet … Continue reading

  

19Apr

Junior Doctors Strike

Over the last few weeks, we’ve covered a number of positive health stories about potential breakthroughs in the treatment of deadly diseases including cancer. The potential good news continues this week, with the announcement of a new combination of drugs … Continue reading

  

19Apr

Rosacea Symptoms Progress from JulieBC

If you do a search for a “rosacea cure” on Google, you’ll likely be shocked at the number of results you’ll be shown, each promising that the doctors, dermatologists and millions of people with this skin disorder are wrong and … Continue reading

  

18Apr

Why prescription prepayment certificates are a good idea

I’m hoping to do a few blogs this week because it’s National Allergy Awareness Week but I’m so busy I may only manage a few. This one should save you money, OR make you feel better about how much you’re … Continue reading

  

16Apr

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This is one of my favourite lunch recipes, taken from my latest book Man Food. This ebook is built on the same principles as the Anti-Cookbook and Anti-Detox, namely that there be little or no grains, dairy, soy or corn, … Continue reading

  

15Apr

Baby in womb

Egg freezing has become increasingly popular, not only for medical reasons, but simply because a woman has only so many cycles in her life when she can successfully produce eggs – after the age of 35, fertility rates drop, even … Continue reading

  

12Apr

Children and teenagers are being let down by the medical establishment, two new reports argue

Two stories that have dominated the health news over the last few days share a common theme: that young people with mental health problems are being let down by the medical establishment in the UK. An edition of the BBC’s … Continue reading

  

12Apr

Dr Anton Alexandroff is a Consultant Dermatologist

Rosacea is a common although under recognized inflammatory condition of the face – it affects one in ten people in the UK. Patients suffering from rosacea experience recurrent temporary or persistent redness of the face and/or spots on the centre … Continue reading

  

11Apr

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  You might have heard the phrase “polarized lenses” before, but you may not know exactly what they do, the advantages they have over more traditional types of sunglasses, and what they can do to improve your eye health and … Continue reading

  

9Apr

FODMAP Signs

UPDATE: math is not my strong point so my apologies. I have changed the first graph to reflect verbatim the histamine reduction. In the last few years research into causes of IBS have explored a link to foods high in fermentable … Continue reading

  

8Apr

We have recently spent two lovely Saturday afternoons visiting Salford Museum and Art Gallery.    Our reason for visiting was the recent opening of the ‘Heart & Sold‘ Art exhibition. This unique and special art collection was previewed in London … Continue reading

  

6Apr

Evidence suggests that singing in a choir may - for some at least - help to reduce stress and have a number of positive health benefits

Today (Wednesday 6th April), junior doctors in England began their fourth strike over the new contracts that are to be ‘imposed’ on them by the government. The walkout began at 08:00am and will last for 48 hours. With these latest … Continue reading

  

6Apr

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90 minute online workshop live with Yasmina on Saturday April 23rd  (with recorded replay available for seven days after the event) Click here to go to online store and purchase It’s time to move beyond the histamine elimination diet… Are allergy-like symptoms preventing … Continue reading

  

5Apr

I’m very used to having red cheeks. I’ve had them for more than fifteen years. It started off as a bit of extra pink – almost a sun-kissed look – but this rosiness darkened from month to month and from … Continue reading

  

2Apr

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I was recently forced to pin this post to a Facebook group: “PHARMACEUTICAL SHAMING”: demonising pharmaceuticals and scaring people into thinking they will not heal if taking medications. While we are focused on natural healing via diet and other methods … Continue reading

  

1Apr

 ilumi pouch soups are now available in Aldi for just 99p each

I just had to share this because I don’t know what I’d do without ilumi pouch meals. I always have some in stock because I can eat some of their soups and curry #freefrom meals and it is just such … Continue reading

  

1Apr

Alford Arms closed

My favourite pub and amazing winners of the Free From Eating out Awards in 2015 has had to close due to a fire. I am so sad about this because they make such an effort to provide me with a … Continue reading

  

30Mar

black cumin on wooden surface

Nigella sativa and its active constituents have been shown to possess antioxidant, anti parasitic, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, pain killing, and fever lower properties, treat cough, slow the growth of some cancers, as well as inducing cancer cell death in cervical, liver, … Continue reading

  

30Mar

I wake up from a long deep slumber, I’ve been sleeping in a large comfortable double bed. I’m not at home because my room is only home to a childlike single. The room I’m in is similar to a medium … Continue reading