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27May

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A small study has just revealed that scented laundry washes contain carcinogens that may raise cancer risk if inhaled. This is unlikely to be a problem for people with histamine and mast cell disorders given that our heightened sense of … Continue reading

  

25May

Last week talkhealth had the honour of winning one of the BHBIA’s (British Healthcare Business Intelligence Association) 2017 BOBI awards. The BOBI Awards (Best of Business Intelligence) are the first and only healthcare-specific business intelligence awards scheme in the UK, … Continue reading

  

25May

talkhealth recently partnered with Mediaplanet UK on the 2017 Ears, Nose & Throat Campaign in The Guardian newspaper and online. Our article, titled 5 Remedies for blocked Ears, covered a number of remedies and manoeuvres to alleviate blocked ears such … Continue reading

  

24May

In an ideal world, no cost is too high to preserve health, but the unfortunate reality of health care pricing is almost always a factor in deciding which treatment approaches to take. High Cost of Health Care Worldwide How expensive … Continue reading

  

21May

Rice pudding is a real comfort food and often advised for people who need to have nutrition support for weight loss as it is easy to eat and tastes great. If you have lactose intolerance however, this might be a … Continue reading

  

20May

Garlic contains fructans (an oligosaccharide) and is for some people a potent cause of symptoms in IBS. It is a shame that it does as it is found in many ready meals and processed foods so can be a challenging … Continue reading

  

19May

Here’s a little round up of stories that have caught my interest recently, as well as older bits of information that have piqued interest: the gut bacteria of people with chronic fatigue is different to most people’s and obesity may … Continue reading

  

16May

For those living with chronic health conditions, self-management is crucial for managing and controlling symptoms day to day. Protecting your own health is a responsibility that can require some help and guidance to ensure you pursue the right treatment for … Continue reading

  

14May

Super Pollen and Thunder Fever on Radio 5 Live

Super Pollen and Thunder Fever on Radio 5 Live Hayfever is a worry for many people around spring and summer time but what if I told you that things could be about to get much, much worse. Think pollen on … Continue reading

  

13May

This is a salad that is vibrant and although rainbow carrots have been used these are not essential to the dish, it can be made cheaply with plain orange carrots, if needed. The dressing is fresh and adds another dimension … Continue reading

  

13May

luo han guo (monk fruit, fructus momordicae, momordica grosvenori, siraitia grosvenorii) on wooden background.

Monk fruit (Siraitia grosvenorii) extract is reportedly 300-400 times sweeter than cane sugar but has no effect on blood sugar and has significant anti-inflammatory properties. Studies show this magical fruit can also fight fatigue and prevent cancer thanks to its significant … Continue reading

  

8May

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This is a quick light lunch for a sunny day. This is a mix of salad leaves, herbs and chicken with grapes. Low fodmap and yummy! ingredients 1 Carrot 1 roasted chicken thigh 80g grapes Mixed salad leaves 2 Radish … Continue reading

  

7May

Love cheesecake and having problems with lactose intolerance? Then look no further – this recipe is for you! It is a simple recipe and other grape varieties can be used – but for a special dinner party then these muscat … Continue reading

  

7May

Allergic to wound dressings

If you have a latex allergy the chances are you are also allergic to plasters. I have known about my allergy to sticky plasters for years and usually have a stock of the hypo allergenic plasters but when you get … Continue reading

  

5May

glass tea pot pouring into a glass cup on a wood table

There are many reasons that antihistamines make you sleepy. One reason is that histamine is involved in controlling the circadian rhythm/wakefulness cycle. And we can use that information to our advantage, even if we don’t use pharmaceuticals. Given that we know antihistamines … Continue reading

  

3May

Half of all adults in the UK will develop Osteoarthritis, 1 in 2 will develop osteoarthritis (OA) in their knees while 1 in 4 will develop it in their hips and 1 in 12 will develop it in their hands. … Continue reading

  

1May

I love roasted vegetables and these are no exception. This is a Moroccan themed dish using Fodify low fodmap spice mix (purchased) to flavour the gluten free couscous (corn based.) Ingredients 200g of carrots 1 small bag of mini aubergines … Continue reading

  

29Apr

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Chalk up another one to a dysfunctional immune system – Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). Researchers recently proved (for the first time), that the condition is not psychosomatic (yeah, thanks for calling us hypochondriacs all these years). This wasn’t news to … Continue reading

  

22Apr

Soybean in hemp sack bag with soymilk in glass setup on wooden table.

Have you noticed that your annoying histamine intolerance and mast cell symptoms, particularly fogginess, bloating, headaches and tenderness, get worse just before your period? Yup, it’s your hormones, and the interaction between histamine and estrogen in particular.  And now researchers tell us … Continue reading

  

18Apr

Vaccines have made a lot of the illnesses associated with childhood a rarity, but many others continue to be a fact of life. They range from such common infections as conjunctivitis and croup to the more mysterious ones, such as … Continue reading

  

18Apr

If you have a family, you will want to do all you can to keep them healthy. This will take the right amount of effort on your part and know-how. It’s important to understand how and why you will want … Continue reading

  

17Apr

Oatly oat milk advertising hoarding in london

Have you noticed? Oatly is everywhere. In the newspaper, on advertising hoardings, in the shops, in my fridge and now, now I even have a tshirt! For those of you who are not familiar with Oatly, they make a range … Continue reading

  

17Apr

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Welsh rarebit is one of those lunch or supper dishes that is easy to do and as with all cheese dishes, really hits the taste buds to satisfy! How do we make this low fodmap? With a slice of gluten … Continue reading

  

17Apr

This recipe is based on mini parsnips – they do taste great roasted, even the well done ends are crisp and add a flavour to the dish. Something to pick up the mood on a wet damp bank holiday weekend. … Continue reading

  

15Apr

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Histamine can cause the recurrence of a headache that’s been treated with meds (like NSAIDs or migraine meds for example), make a pre-existing headache worse, and trigger an immediate or delayed headache. Yet studies on antihistamines as treatments have largely … Continue reading