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27Aug

Today I feel like singing, so here, for your enjoyment and amusement is a selection of allergy related songs what I found on YouTube. This is the best one I found… The Allergy Song by The Banzai Buddy Band We … Continue reading

  

27Aug

Me eating a BFree wheat, dairy and egg free pitta at the allergy show

I discovered these amazing gluten, wheat, dairy and egg free BFree Pittas as the Allergy Show London this year. They were offering half a pitta with various fillings and I found it was the only reliable lunch source so I … Continue reading

  

27Aug

Great British Bake off does freefrom

Tune in next week on BBC1 at 8pm if you love baking and want to watch this year’s contestants bake #freefrom. The programme is called, ‘Alternative ingredients’ which isn’t the most exciting catch line but the allergic and gluten free, … Continue reading

  

27Aug

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There are a lot of myths about acupuncture, a medical model that has been around for over 4000 years and used successfully to improve the health and well being of people around world. Below are 10 of the common acupuncture … Continue reading

  

27Aug

Take note but don’t worry, Dr Ian Beeton, Consultant Cardiologist writes. Many of our ICD patients will have seen recent newspaper articles with headlines from the USA such as this in The Daily Mail ‘Faulty pacemakers killing 2,000 a year: … Continue reading

  

24Aug

FreeFrom biscuits at the hairdressers?

The FreeFrom Eating out Awards are in progress so if you are a food service company you still have a week or so to enter. You can do so online here: . Each year we meet to judge the entrants … Continue reading

  

24Aug

The body has a funny way of operating. One way in which the body sends signals that something’s going on is through the skin. Various skin conditions such as acne and moles can be an underlying warning sign that something … Continue reading

  

24Aug

‘Three teds (Dotty the Cat, Olive the Lion and Frank the Monkey)  travelling the world visiting real families who want to share their lives – each is lucky to love a person with Down Syndrome’… Our visit from Dotty the … Continue reading

  

24Aug

MBJ netted up

Electrosensitivity (being made ill by the man-made electromagnetic radiation from mobile phones and phone masts, wifi, smart meters, fluorescent lights etc etc) has been recognised as a ‘functional impairment’ in Sweden for some years. But in the rest of Europe … Continue reading

  

23Aug

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Eggs are a valuable source of protein, vitamin B12, iodine and riboflavin. Most importantly, for those taking certain anti-histamines and anti-cholinergics who are worried about their potential link to Alzheimer’s, they provide a good amount of choline. On the flip side … Continue reading

  

21Aug

MarlowFM radio station

Just a very quick blog to let you know that I am going to be joining Phil Hawthorn, DJ extraordinaire, live on MarlowFM radio on Monday morning, 11am on 24th August. We’ll be talking about all things allergy related so … Continue reading

  

21Aug

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I admit I am a little out of touch with latest trends and e -cigarettes are no exception . I like many tried cigarettes in my teens but did not like them and never got the habit. I understand that … Continue reading

  

20Aug

It’s been a while since I posted and the reason for this is that around a year after my surgery all my symptoms came back with a vengeance and I am fighting hard to regain control of them. Sometimes, on … Continue reading

  

20Aug

Who doesn't love a topless hunk but really? This product is for people with health issues

Ever heard of A2 milk? Those of you in the allergy and dairy intolerant community may well have come across it. It is a new type of milk created in New Zealand where the A1 milk protein has been bred … Continue reading

  

20Aug

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The middle Sunday in August  and, apart from the leadership row in the Labour party, not a lot to write about so, guess what? Both the Mail and theGuardian dug out the old ‘coeliac food on prescription outrage’  and ‘food intolerance – fact … Continue reading

  

19Aug

Dragon;s Den

I do not watch the Dragon’s Den as I do not enjoy ritualised humiliation. I know that it is all about making entertaining telly, but there are other ways. And yes, I know – the Bake Off does ritualised humiliation … Continue reading

  

15Aug

Water fasting’s health benefits have always interested me. Recent research showing that fasting can prevent mast cell degranulation (the process that releases histamine into the blood stream from mast cells) in mice [1] and rats [2] were a great find, but … Continue reading

  

15Aug

FreeFrom Eating Out Awards 2014 winners

There are a growing number of restaurants, pubs and cafes who are happy and willing to cater for the allergic and gluten free community but we need more. Just yesterday I met a guy who is opening a freefrom deli … Continue reading

  

14Aug

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Black seed plant, also known as black cumin, or black caraway, has been used for numerous health problems and conditions. Here’s what it can do, what it might do for you, as well as side effects to be aware of … Continue reading

  

14Aug

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In my last blog I wrote about the process of Assisted Dying in Switzerland. A country I have loved to ski and walk in for many years and a country I feel very at home in, as do my two … Continue reading

  

14Aug

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Take part in a Twitter chat with the IBS Network on Tuesday 18 August for the chance to ask any questions you may have regarding Irritable Bowel Syndrome. The event is happening between 19:00pm and 20:00pm GMT and anyone with a Twitter account … Continue reading

  

14Aug

chronicillness

Living through your teens and your 20s can be a particularly difficult experience when you’re chronically ill. There are so many things that you want to be able to do and experience, but your body simply won’t cooperate. I know … Continue reading

  

13Aug

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We’re always striving to maintain a happy and healthy body and we all have different goals. Whether you’re aiming to lose weight or just increase your overall health then you’re going to need two things; a well-balanced nutritious diet and … Continue reading

  

12Aug

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I have been having an interesting exchange over the last ten days with one of our long-time subscribers who sent me a link to a document on the UTC (Unicode Technical Committee) site. (The UTC, for those do not know, ‘is … Continue reading

  

10Aug

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Last year I was in the final year of my education journey, a third year university student with a healthy (yes really!) diet, but a seriously bad diet cola addiction! Most days I would be cracking open a can before … Continue reading