Just a quick blog post today to say, it’s getting better. It’s slowly getting easier.

Today I have had stewed apples with some porridge, chia seeds and pumpkin and sunflower seeds added, made with oat milk. No picture of this because I can never seem to take a photo of porridge that doesn’t look like a bowl of sloppy gruel :o )

For lunch, a delicious oven baked jacket potato with more of the delicious home-made humous, lots of raw salad veggies, drizzle of olive oil, nori flakes and more seeds sprinkled. I made the humous with turmeric and nori flakes added this time – very very yummy.

Jacket potato, humous (with turmeric), raw salad, nori flakes and sprinkled seeds

Jacket potato, humous, raw salad, nori flakes and sprinkled seeds

And for afters just a simple fruit salad, made just a bit more interesting than eating a plain piece of fruit.

Pear with ginger pieces and sprinkled sunflower and pumkin seeds

Pear with ginger pieces, sunflower, pumpkin seeds and goji berries

I haven’t craved any snacks, had a couple of herbal teas and a black coffee with a lovely old lady in my village who I visit once a week for Age UK.

Despite the dull grey cloudy sky my mood has been lifting and lifting. Perhaps the gentle stroll in the slowly drifting autumn leaves and the tingling fingers from forgetting my gloves. Made me feel alive. I am itching less. The prurigo has been a little testing but not nearly as itchy as it was over the weekend.

Not worried about tea tonight. I know I’ll think of something. There are frozen portions of chilli (home-made) and lentil soup (home-made) in the freezer and some steak in the fridge. Now decisions, decisions.



An allergy and health writer and freelance copywriter, Ruth is passionate about helping those with allergies and food intolerances take control, embrace their condition, and learn to live with and love who they are. It can be very lonely finding you have allergies and discovering what helps you can be a life long journey. What works for one person won't work for another, so after trying nearly every allergy treatment under the sun and finding hours of research necessary to keep abreast of what's going on, Ruth started writing her blog, What Allergy? in April 2009. Ruth has life threatening allergies herself to all nuts, all diary, tomatoes and celery and knows first-hand what it's like to have an anaphylactic attack. Voted in the Top 5 UK allergy blogs by Cision UK in 2011, What Allergy is packed full of interesting articles, hints and tips and product reviews which are a must read for anyone with allergies, food intolerances or sensitivities, asthma and eczema. From subjects such as "What is celery allergy?" to "Surviving a holiday abroad with allergies", it's packed with useful and interesting information. You can register free for a weekly newsletter by visiting her website http://whatallergy.com/ and also keep in touch by following her on Facebook and Twitter.

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