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Monthly Archives: October 2013

Baby talk…

31Oct

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As it’s Hallowe’en I thought that I would discuss the rather scary subject that my other half and I were taking about last night……babies! Obviously I am being a little facetious when I say that babies are scary…but there is … Continue reading

  

Allergic to scented toilet roll – fragrance allergy

31Oct

Allergic reaction to scented toilet paper

This is a warning to anyone with sensitive skin. If you think the skin on your face is sensitive imagine how sensitive your private parts are. I didn’t realise what a prude I am but there you go, I can’t … Continue reading

  

Weekly freefrom shop with allergies – 8 in 1 week!

31Oct

This week's Goodness Direct order with free packet of Goobers

Have you ever analysed how long it takes you to do your weekly allergen friendly food shop? If you’re like me you’ll stock up, use the freezer for home made ready meals and soups but in one week I can … Continue reading

  

‘Understanding Male Eating Disorders’ – Places available for full day workshops

31Oct

Following the success of the Men Get Eating Disorders Too Workshop Tour 2012/13, we are putting on three full day workshops.   Places are available for individuals who are seeking an increased insight and knowledge into eating disorders in males. The … Continue reading

  

Chicken in Peanut Butter Sauce

30Oct

This is my homemade chicken in peanut butter sauce recipe. This easy, cheap (less than £1 per serving) and delicious meal only takes 20 minutes to make. As usual with my blog recipes, I’ve analysed the recipe – see the … Continue reading

  

Chicken in Peanut Butter Sauce

30Oct

This is my homemade chicken in peanut butter sauce recipe. This easy, cheap (less than £1 per serving) and delicious meal only takes 20 minutes to make. As usual with my blog recipes, I’ve analysed the recipe – see the … Continue reading

  

Does time really change things?

30Oct

“They always say time changes things but you actually have to change them yourself- Andy Warhol. Good evening everyone. Before I kick off tonight’s post I’ve got to say it “Oooo Halloween’s tomorrow” and I know that like most Halloween’s … Continue reading

  

Education!

30Oct

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This is going to be one of those ‘bee in bonnet’ posts I am afraid. Over the past few months I have seen people taking offence at things that have been written about the obese. Some of these things were … Continue reading

  

A Beginner’s Guide to Paleo

30Oct

Non Paleo Food

So you’re new to Paleo? Here is Paleo Polly’s blueprint to turning paleo Ok, so, you have decided that you want to make a change to your health, your body and your lifestyle. You have made the mental commitment to … Continue reading

  

A Halloween Beauty Tip!

30Oct

Pumpkin Menopause Lady

A post from Greta, a pumpkin I met at the North Carolina State Fair last week. Hello everyone in Internet World! I must say, I thought Barbara was rude to just pop a camera in my face. But then we … Continue reading

  

Ecominds reaps rewards for mental wellbeing

30Oct

The mental health charity Mind has released Feel Better Outside, Feel Better Inside, a report including new findings from the University of Essex showing the many benefits of ecotherapy for mental wellbeing. It has been proven to improve mental health, … Continue reading

  

Boost for disabled people to fulfil their career aspirations

30Oct

Over 2000 more disabled people got the support they needed to get or keep their job, compared with this time last year, official figures released today show. 22,760 people were being supported through Access to Work between April and June … Continue reading

  

The 30 Wishes Challenge

30Oct

To celebrate hitting 30,000 views on here, I decided to set myself a challenge. I wanted to see if I could come up with 30 wishes for my future. It was a real challenge coming up with 30, but I … Continue reading

  

Thief!

29Oct

We are lucky in that getting Ella to eat fruit and vegetables has never been an issue.  She’s a little fruit bat who will choose blueberries or carrot sticks over cake or biscuits any day. Her favourite fruit is bananas … Continue reading

  

Back in the saddle!

29Oct

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First off…today at group was not the best. I threw a tantrum when the scales reported that I had ‘stayed the same’ and then later got all emotional and cried when talking about it in group! I felt so good … Continue reading

  

Snail allergy cross reaction with dust mite allergy

29Oct

Cross reactivity between snail allergy and dust mite allergy

This is Keene’s story about having a very rare allergy to snails which might have something to do with the very common allergy he also has to dust mites. Allergy to house dust mites is fairly well known but could … Continue reading

  

I made it…

28Oct

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…to the gym! Woohoo! I am now officially a gym-goer…although I am sure one session doesn’t cut it with the hardcore amongst you! I am still in some kind of shock I suppose that I made it really. This morning … Continue reading

  

Dr Google visited by almost half the nation online

28Oct

BHF launch film series to help ease patient fears about common heart tests and treatments The British Heart Foundation (BHF) has launched a series of online videos and DVDs to help ease patients’ fears and anxieties about common heart tests … Continue reading

  

A Psych Ward Update

28Oct

I thought I’d write a blog post about how things have been and currently are for any who aren’t on Twitter. Things seem to be looking up at long last. This last week, I’ve been allowed two hours of unescorted … Continue reading

  

Sing, dance and tell.

27Oct

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    “Sing your song, dance your dance, tell your tale”- Anon. Today’s post is a little different to the one’s I usually write. I think it’s dawning on me that we can all stand tall and that we shouldn’t … Continue reading

  

Pampered Ponies and Tiny Tots!

27Oct

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I have had a great time today – in the wind, covered in horse hair, and standing in horse poop! I did warn you that I was more of a ‘Go Outdoors’ girl than a ‘Gucci’ one! The morning started … Continue reading

  

Princess Pony!

26Oct

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Today has blown some cobwebs away!I spent a lovely afternoon in a blustery and cold stable yard in Lincolnshire with my other half and my Mum. We were there to see our mare and find out how she was progressing … Continue reading

  

Paleo Goan Chicken Curry and Cauliflower Rice

26Oct

Goan Chicken Curry

Aren’t curries are great. Not only are they bursting with flavour, but in order to achieve that deliciously complex and exotic flavour, therein contains a plethora of health promoting ingredients. Why not tantalise your taste-buds and give your immune system … Continue reading

  

Interview with Dr Chris Steele, TV doctor and coeliac

25Oct

Dr Chris Steele talks about coeliac disease

Dr Chris Steele MBE, well known media doctor for ITVs This Morning programme and recently diagnosed with coeliac disease agreed to be interviewed by What Allergy about his views on coeliac disease, getting a diagnosis and how to maintain a … Continue reading

  

HD ready WLB…and 70st man :-(

25Oct

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A bit of a random post tonight…as I am trying to get used to my new specs that are making my world all HD sparkly…and I keep typing the wrong keys – so please ignore the typos! Here are my … Continue reading

  

Quick Raspberry and Almond Oaties

25Oct

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It’s Friday, and tonight I’m meeting up with some friends for dinner. I’ve been asked to bring a healthy pudding, so since crumble was already taken and I didn’t have any cream/mascapone to go with my freshly bought raspberries,  I … Continue reading

  

Seeing the world.

25Oct

“Better keep yourself clean and bright. You are the window through which you must see the world”- George Bernard Shaw The world. It can sometimes feel like a daunting prospect when you’re suffering from a life long condition however to … Continue reading

  

Dangerous to eat almonds with peanut allergy

25Oct

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If you have a nut, peanut or any allergy really cross contamination, especially with nuts which are often stored in large warehouses in open sacks or containers, you MUST remember that it is very hard to guarantee no traces of … Continue reading

  

Absence

25Oct

This is my first post in over 2 weeks – a fact that I am all too aware of and it’s been playing on my mind. I know I can blame my absence on reasons such as working a lot … Continue reading

  

The Worst Things in Psych Wards

25Oct

Psych wards are daunting places to say the least and it can take several days or even weeks to settle in. But once you do settle in, you start noticing that as well as noisy patients and intimidating staff, there … Continue reading

  

Tuna fish lasagne recipe

24Oct

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This is my homemade tuna lasagne recipe – a healthier spin on the classic favourite dish. I used low fat cream cheese to flavour the white sauce, and I used cornflour and milk instead of making a classic roux for the … Continue reading

  

Never going to happen…

24Oct

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I am having a not so good day! Despite how great I feel now, it is so bloody tough at times to stay on track. It is even tougher when I know that I will never really end up where … Continue reading

  

Living with Eosinophilic Disease – why non IgE responses need greater awareness

24Oct

The twins now - coping with Eosinophilic Disease

Just for a change as I’m sure you get bored with my voice on here all the time, here is a blog about Eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorder (EGID) which I have to confess to knowing very little about. Here to entertain … Continue reading

  

Mouth Cancer Action Month Launch

23Oct

The Rt Hon sir Paul Beresford opens the speeches

Yesterday (October 22), at the House of Commons, we had the Parliamentary Launch for November’s Mouth Cancer Action Month – and what a delightful event it turned out to be! Taking place in the Members’ Dining Room, we had a … Continue reading

  

Paleo Spanish Omelette (with a twist)

23Oct

Paleo Spanish Omelette

Paleo Spanish Omelette This is a great dish to get tucked into for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Make a big batch early in the week, and it serves as a great fast food dish, for when you’re in the rush … Continue reading

  

Losing my marbles…

23Oct

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…or beads in this case! Today, I updated my motivation jars… There are now 234 beads in the ‘lost’ jar, and 219.5 (okay, 220!) beads in the ‘to lose’ jar…I cannot describe how good it feels to see the ‘lost’ … Continue reading

  

16.5st lost with Slimming World

22Oct

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4.5lbs off today…not too shoddy…and neither was this… It feels like it took a long time to get this award, so it was rather nice to see a decent shift on the scales. In total I have now lost 16st … Continue reading

  

Problem kids!

22Oct

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Kids are the easiest of clients to work with because they are ‘fresh’ and don’t come with the lifetime of habits and baggage that adults do. Kids are the hardest of clients to work with because they have short attention … Continue reading

  

ADG launches free CPD module for dental health teams

22Oct

Oral cancer training with the IDH axademy

With 7,698 new cases of mouth cancer annually and death rates remaining consistently high, we are proud that the Association of Dental Groups (ADG), which represents UK corporate dental groups, is able to support the British Dental Health Foundation during … Continue reading

  

New report shows the NHS could raise up to £500 million from better charging of overseas visitors

22Oct

Government appoints NHS expert to advise on cost recovery. Up to £500 million could be recovered from overseas visitors’ and migrants’ use of the NHS every year – making clear the need for changes to the current system, Health Secretary … Continue reading

  

End of an era!

21Oct

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My relationship with Jack Bauer is now over! Season 8 has been watched and concluded today…and I was a plonker who cried at the end! What am I going to do with my evenings now…maybe Breaking Bad on Netflix? I … Continue reading

  

What did Paul Hollywood really say about coeliacs?

21Oct

Paul Hollywood tweets about gluten free

The Twittersphere and social media gossip has been full of anger at comments made by Paul Hollywood in a recent interview that, Paul Hollywood tweets about gluten free he was “sceptical about the whole Coeliac thing”. He also said he … Continue reading

  

Finally!

20Oct

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I have finally managed to find another food item that I really do not like the taste of…pickled eggs! Urgh! Eggs I love…but whoever decided that pickling an egg was a good idea really does need help. And the person … Continue reading

  

Smiling and staring Epilepsy in the face.

20Oct

“Nothing you wear is more important than your smile”- Connie Stevens. Smiling. The big booming grin that can tell a thousand tales. Smiling usually consists of you raising both sides of your mouth and showing off those pearly whites of … Continue reading

  

Cereal Dealer – from dealing stocks & shares to dealing cereals

20Oct

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With the unrelenting rise in the free from market, stemmed from increasing (real and perceived!) allergies and intolerances – is an ex City Banker already way ahead of the food industry and its future direction? I’m actually quite interested in economics, especially … Continue reading

  

Totally gluten, dairy, nut, soya free pumpkin, sunflower, goji and chia seed flapjacks

20Oct

Sunflower seed, pumpkin seed, goji berry, chia seed and linseed flapjacks. Totally gluten, dairy, soya and nut free.

Because it’s the weekend and we all need a bit of comfort food, here is my latest flapjack creation recipe. It’s packed with pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, goji berries, linseeds and chia seeds. Sunflower seed, pumpkin seed, goji berry, chia … Continue reading

  

How to Survive Psych Wards

20Oct

I know I’m writing a lot about life in psych wards at the minute but it’s a topic that’s close to my heart right now. Probably because I’m in a psych ward myself at the moment! But I’m remembering my … Continue reading

  

Remaining a Virgin ‘virgin’

19Oct

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Virgin Active have seriously taken a nose-dive for me today after booting out a collaboration with HOOP and Jessie Pavelka on the basis that it “doesn’t send the right message.”In a nutshell – Virgin told HOOP that Jessie Pavelka was … Continue reading

  

To my fabulous Slimming World Consultant!

18Oct

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My Slimming World consultant is pretty fabulous, so I thought that I would dedicate tonight’s post to her! As a serial rejoiner of Slimming World, she had had me in her groups a couple of times…but I always left pretty … Continue reading

  

Facing up to Triggers

18Oct

As the title suggests, I will be talking about triggers in this post. So here’s the warning to leave this blog post now if you don’t feel strong enough. When I got out of hospital in 2011 after the 17-month … Continue reading

  

This isn’t the end. Be proud of you.

18Oct

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“Everything is ok in the end, if it’s not ok then it isn’t the end”- Anon. A story. It has a start, a middle and an end. From my ramblings I think you know enough about me by now. As … Continue reading

  

Raising awareness about allergies at the Houses of Parliament

18Oct

Dr Adam Fox, Consultant Paediatric Allergist

Over a hundred people packed into the Attlee Suite at the Houses of Parliament on Wednesday 16th October to hear expert speakers discussing trends in the prevalence of allergic disease and the underlying causes, provision of clinical allergy services and … Continue reading

  

Who’s responsible for my son’s eczema?

18Oct

Last night I went up to clean my teeth on the way to bed and passed MyItchyBoy’s room.  That sinking feeling came over me as I heard the *khuh-khuh* noise of MyItchyBoy scratching his skin. I poked my head round … Continue reading

  

Beer and Menopause: Help from the Hops!

18Oct

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When I was a student at Duke in the seventies, the beer flowed. But I barely touched it.  Just didn’t like the flavor. After I married Cliff, I took sips of his beers over the years.  But only sips.  I … Continue reading

  

The Thing About Psych Ward Patients

17Oct

The first time I was on a psych ward was in 2008 when I was 20. If I’m honest, I was petrified. In my mind, the other patients were going to murder me in my sleep or I’d have to … Continue reading

  

What's it like to be Held Down and Injected?

17Oct

This post is going to be one long potential trigger from start to finish, so please don’t read any further if this topic is likely to upset you. A lot of people with no personal experience of psych wards will … Continue reading

  

Are you uncomfortable? Good!

17Oct

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There was a rather funny moment yesterday at university when I could clearly see that I had made someone feel uncomfortable… The room layout was such that we were sat around in a rectangle behind desks. At times, we had … Continue reading

  

I’m back!

16Oct

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University was fabulous! I felt like ‘me’ again…back with a vengeance!I am still on a bit of a high, so this might not be incredibly coherent I am afraid! Firstly, I am a crazy time-keeper freak. I had no sleep … Continue reading

  

Head and Neck Cancer: Improving Early Diagnosis

16Oct

Today in the UK, mouth cancer kills one person every five hours. Incidences of the disease have reached in excess of 7,500 people a year, doubling within the last decade and without early detection, half of these will not survive. … Continue reading

  

Holiday Slimming World weigh in…

15Oct

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I have already been kicked up the bum for complaining…I lost 4.5lbs! I know that this is a good loss…but considering it is three weeks since my last weigh in, I was a bit disappointed really. I was so good … Continue reading

  

Showcasing a campaign

15Oct

Organised by the British Dental Health Foundation, Mouth Cancer Action Month runs throughout November each year and aims to raise awareness of the disease including common risk factors and symptoms. At Showcase 2013, it’s the ideal time to find out more about … Continue reading

  

Someone’s looking down on me.

14Oct

No quotes just one word. Hope. A mixture of three things tonight. One person, one condition, one almighty decision. Not usually am I a person who believes in the afterlife however over the past couple of years I’ve started to … Continue reading

  

Weaning Diary – 1 year old

14Oct

Enjoying a (very small) portion of homemade birthday cake

Today marks the end of a blogging journey – the last post in my weaning blog! My little one turned 1 at the end of September, and is now 12 1/2 months old. She is now eating normal family meals … Continue reading

  

SuperFree or SuperExtra?!

14Oct

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Be warned…a little rant is due! I guess the title of the post kind of indicates that it will be about Superfree foods…so here goes! What is it about Superfree foods that some fellow losers do not understand? If you … Continue reading

  

Young cancer patients three times more likely to be diagnosed through A&E

14Oct

A report released today by Teenage Cancer Trust shows that over a third of young people with cancer (37%) are diagnosed through admission to accident and emergency. This is nearly three times the number of adults diagnosed in this way … Continue reading

  

Grains galore! Super? Or perhaps not……………

13Oct

It appears that we have some grains that are ‘super’ according to the blogosphere, now I am not necessarily a fan of super foods which are proposed to be better for you than standard foods, but it is great for … Continue reading

  

Shivering!

13Oct

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Both the ponies and I have been having a right old day of it! I arrived at the field to find them all hidden in a hedge and shivering…so that was that…in they came to massive warm beds, fleecy rugs, … Continue reading

  

High Cholesterol In Women Does Not Have The Not Same Heart Attack Risk As For Men

13Oct

Women get protection from their hormones for reducing heart attack risk, and it is progesterone that makes the difference. It is something I have trying to tell doctors for years – sadly with little success – which is what Dr … Continue reading

  

What's it like to be Sectioned?

13Oct

With all three of my psych ward stays, I’ve been brought in on a section. I’ve been brought in on a section 2 (28-day hold) twice, and a section 3 (six-month hold) once; this occasion I was brought in on … Continue reading

  

They’ve started already…

12Oct

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The holiday bloody blues have arrived! My dog looks depressed, my other half won’t utter more than a couple of words at a time, and I have started to surround myself with my holiday swag to cheer me up! It … Continue reading

  

Welcoming autumn

11Oct

We’ve had some lovely weekend day trips to my mums recently.  Trying to squeeze as many days out in the garden as we can before the cold weather sets in.  It’ll soon be time for warm clothes, hot chocolates, autumn … Continue reading

  

GPs say testing could speed diagnosis of coeliac disease

11Oct

Coeliac disease is a serious autoimmune condition that can lead to infertility, osteoporosis and small bowel cancer if left untreated. But alarming new research reveals that 50% of GPs find coeliac disease difficult to diagnose and almost 90% believe that … Continue reading

  

Reduce Blood Pressure Using Self-Hypnosis

11Oct

With the festive season being advertised already (!) I recall that last year I certainly ate too much. When speaking with a friend, he told me that they were not able to partake in so much chocolate related gluttony as … Continue reading

  

Rolling, rolling, rolling…

11Oct

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So the day of my horsey driving finally arrived! After a two hour round trip to drop my other half off for his sea kayaking – I was back at the stables and raring to go! First of all though … Continue reading

  

Paleo Lara Bars- A Weekend Treat!

11Oct

Lara Bars

I always have Nakd Bars in my desk for when I am feeling peckish, or am craving that bar of chocolate. Although Lara Bars shouldn’t be eaten every day, they are great for when you want a little portable treat. … Continue reading

  

Do something today..

10Oct

“Do something today that your future self will thank you for”- Anon. You know what it is? Life throws all sorts of problems and to be brutally honest that’s just normal in my world as it is with so many … Continue reading

  

Talking Point: Good to talk | Holyrood Magazine

10Oct

Talking Point: Good to talk | Holyrood Magazine: David Cameron joked about “the mental health lobby” with Andrew Marr at the Conservative conference. It was perhaps a reference to the storm on Twitter Here is the article I was talking … Continue reading

  

World Mental Health Day 2013

10Oct

So it’s World Mental Health Day – a fact I only realised late into this afternoon which makes me wonder why. Is it my own ignorance or has their not been enough focus on this day in general? Whatever the … Continue reading

  

Engaging and Practicing Progressive Relaxation Using Self-Hypnosis

10Oct

Public perception of hypnosis tends to see it related to relaxation a great deal. Many people think relaxation and hypnosis are the same thing. They are not. Banyai and Hilgard (1976) showed that by having an individual exercise vigorously for … Continue reading

  

Segway Adventures…

10Oct

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…not me, yet – next year I will definitely be joining in though! And me joining in next year has absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with the fact that the instructor was beautiful…an incredibly handsome Hungarian chap with a gorgeous … Continue reading

  

Lower quality of life in children with peanut allergy

10Oct

Having allergies can be scary but you grow to learn to live with them, to grasp control of your life and get your own processes and checks in place to make sure you stay safe when shopping, eating out, snacking … Continue reading

  

Singing in the train…

9Oct

As Autumn tries its hardest to keep everyone smiling with the late Sun so does our Budlington! We have been away the past two weekends trying our best to string out the good weather and spend some quality family time … Continue reading

  

Rainbows and unicorns!

9Oct

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It has been another great day…full of rainbows, horses and unicorns! So many rainbows today – some hail, some sleet and a bit of snow too…with wind, lots of wind! I couldn’t get many rainbow pictures as I was driving, … Continue reading

  

Bananas, Pineapples and Eczema

9Oct

Does Pineapple make eczema worse? For a couple of years now, MyItchyBoy has been eating and enjoying dried pineapple.  It never seemed to cause a problem for his eczema.  Or did it? He’d usually have the crispy type of dried … Continue reading

  

Paleo Chocolate and Avocado Pud

8Oct

Doesn't this look delicious

Fancy hosting a paleo dinner party? Stuck with what to serve for dessert? This is a delicious paleo dessert, promised to titillate the tastes of even the most un-paleo person! Test them at guessing the secret ingredient! They’ll never guess. … Continue reading

  

Please…please!

8Oct

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Well, the EuroMillions ticket is on…and I am dreaming about a win! I already know what good I could do, but then I am also having a little think about what I could do for me too! And after chatting … Continue reading

  

Similar sisters xx

7Oct

Down’s syndrome awareness month, day 4… #DSAM2013One of the worries I had when we were told that Ella had Down’s syndrome was that she wouldn’t look like us…Although every person with Down’s syndrome share certain features or characteristics with one another, … Continue reading

  

Cheeky (pig) Monkey!

7Oct

It seems we have a cheeky monkey on our hands…On collecting Ella from nursery on Thursday, I was met with ‘She’s been a right cheeky monkey today!’. ‘Uh-Oh’ I thought! She had been looking at a picture of a dog with … Continue reading

  

Mooching and pampering!

7Oct

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Today has been a day of mooching and pampering – just lovely! It started off not so good though, as there is ‘something’ in the loft running around and we can’t work out – or don’t want to work out … Continue reading

  

Achillion’s hep C drug remains in limbo

7Oct

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Achillion Pharmaceuticals recently announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has decided to maintain its clinical hold on sovaprevir, the company’s flagship treatment for hepatitis C. The recent clinical data submitted by Achillion sought to address the issues … Continue reading

  

Sunbathing With a Skin Condition

7Oct

I suffer from rosacea, so the skin on my face can break out into an itchy and blotchy rash seemingly at a moment’s notice. It also makes my skin look flushed and red, particularly around my cheeks. Safe to say, … Continue reading

  

Do you know one of the best forms of exercise for your health is free?

7Oct

Yes, FREE!!! and who doesn’t love a bargain? So what’s this secret exercise? Walking.  It can help transform people’s health according to The “Walking Works” report by the Ramblers and Macmillan Cancer Support. “Walking works. It makes people happy, keeps everyone healthy … Continue reading

  

The parable of the double under

7Oct

What I love about crossfit, as opposed to every other single type of exercise I’ve ever done in my 30 year weight battle, is that it is not about ‘exercise’, it’s about skill. It’s not about doing something until the … Continue reading

  

Sandy beaches and Colin McRae…

6Oct

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Well I am a bit pissed off today – and I shouldn’t be…but I am frustrated with myself. Today we drove to Ardnamurchan Point – the westerly tip of the British mainland. It is pretty remote, and the drive there … Continue reading

  

Painting Over The Walls To Hide The Cracks

5Oct

Shane used a brilliant phrase in his post last month entitled “What If Everything You Thought You Knew Was A Lie?” describing how Doctors tend to paint over the cracks rather than fixing the problem to get to the root of the … Continue reading

  

Fished out!

5Oct

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Another wonderful day in the Heelans (that’s ‘The Highlands’ to non Scots!)…there has been a bit of this… And a bit of this – this is my Mum…I was mistaken for her after posting a pic of her last night … Continue reading

  

Another big hill…

4Oct

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This time though, it was ascended and descended with the help of one of these… I did it – I finally managed to find a day when the cable cars were running! Although that picture was taken on the way … Continue reading

  

Does going Paleo have to cost a Bomb!?

4Oct

Grow your own veg!

Recently a number of paleo  friends have said how turning paleo has made their shopping bills go through the roof. Whilst cutting out ‘filler foods’ from your diet such as pasta, rice and beans can mean your shopping bills increase; if … Continue reading

  

5 Minute Hummus

4Oct

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It’s Friday, and tonight I’m meeting up with the girls for nibbles and chat. When I say ‘nibbles’, what most probably comes into your mind is unhealthy snacks like crisps, sweets, chocolates…. But did you think about hummus? Hummus is … Continue reading

  

The Key to Reducing Eye Stress in the Workplace

4Oct

Your sight is one of your most important senses, so it’s a constant source of wonder that so many of us take it for granted. Nowhere is this truer than in the workplace, where we’re at risk of damaging it, … Continue reading

  

What’s the story?

3Oct

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Can you guess where I have been today?! Balamory…or Tobermory as it is called by everyone else apart from kids of a certain age! I am a bit tired today though as my dog was poorly in the night, so … Continue reading

  

Could prurigo be caused by processed foods?

3Oct

Prurigo healed and active

You can see both healed, mild and active prurigo There is apparently no real known cause for nodular prurigo (NP) although insect bites can trigger it. Generally it’s just something doctors say you have and which will go away when … Continue reading

  

Fish’n'Chip Rage!

2Oct

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Oooh – these bad boys were hard to resist! My other half sat next to me eating them in the harbour at Mallaig! However, I had already dealt with my fish’n’chip rage after some plonker stood right next to me … Continue reading

  

Living Your Best Life with Incurable Cancer

2Oct

To be sure, Jane Schwartzberg of Montclair, N.J., would give anything not to have stage 4 metastatic cancer, a disease for which there is no cure. But she says that having a terminal illness has changed the way she lives … Continue reading

  

Food allergies and intolerances and fear of eating anything at all…

2Oct

Nettle tea

Food should be something you enjoy. It sustains and nourishes but sometimes it makes you ill and you don’t know which food is causing the problem. It can seem like no matter how careful you are something triggers the hives, … Continue reading

  

Exercise vs Drugs

2Oct

A study (the Comparative effectiveness of exercise and drug interventions on mortality outcomes: metaepidemiological study) published recently in the British Medical Journal found that exercise could be as good as drugs for certain conditions. The conditions that were studied were secondary … Continue reading

  

Does a yurt have a long neck?

1Oct

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This was the question I was asked by my other half shortly before I almost drove off the road as I was choked with laughter and couldn’t breathe! Bless him! We were driving past Great Glen Yurts – which is … Continue reading

  

How do we get men to be more open about cancer

1Oct

Silence isn't always golden

One major issue that has been raised with us a number of times is how to get men to be more open about health issues and cancer specifically so that HR professionals and line managers can provide them with the … Continue reading

  

5 things to help your dry scalp eczema or psoriasis

1Oct

If you’ve ever had scalp eczema or an itchy scalp you will know how maddening it can be. Sometimes you wonder if you might even have nits and the dry skin flaking is embarassing.   Because eczema on the scalp is … Continue reading

  

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