Blog

rich emollient used in the management of eczema, psoriasis and other dry skin conditions.

Monthly Archives: December 2014

New Year……New Me (again!!)

31Dec

Twitt

Hi all, So I am sitting at my dining room table at 10.50pm on the 30th December after listening to an online nutrition lecture and I got to thinking about next year just like everyone else on the planet. This … Continue reading

  

Another year over…

30Dec

The presents have been opened, lots of food eaten and lots of fun with family has been had. Now the decorations are down as we say farewell to Christmas and await the beginning of a new year…  A good time … Continue reading

  

The FEELS

30Dec

When I started writing about my weight loss journey I imagined myself sitting at my laptop being witty and wise and hopefully inspirational. Whats happened is Ive opened a can of worms where my feelings about my metamorphasis have bubbled … Continue reading

  

HotRox Handwarmers

22Dec

hot rox

With my chest condition, direct application of heat can immediately make breathing comfortable again. And when I’m gasping and wheezing with my chest feeling like it’s caught in a vice, there are a number of avenues I try to keep … Continue reading

  

The Magic Pill

21Dec

Ive traveled the country chatting to many different groups about my weight loss journey and the various issues surrounding weight.  At the end there is a Q&A session and there are two questions that ALWAYS pop up.  I’ve got to … Continue reading

  

{Proud Moments} – December 2014

21Dec

There’s a lovely little thing that happens every month in the ‘Future of Downs’ Facebook group. We celebrate our children’s milestones and share what’s made us proud. We do this on the 21st to represent the three copies of chromosome … Continue reading

  

Comment on The FODMAP content of spelt. Is spelt low FODMAP? by RMdietetics

19Dec

http://www.zoett.nl/wat-is-spelt/

 products still seems to confuse people when following the low FODMAP diet as people with IBS often report they can consume spelt without experiencing symptoms. So is spelt low FODMAP? Well yes and no is the short answer as it … Continue reading

  

Comment on The FODMAP content of spelt. Is spelt low FODMAP? by RMdietetics

19Dec

http://www.zoett.nl/wat-is-spelt/

 products still seems to confuse people when following the low FODMAP diet as people with IBS often report they can consume spelt without experiencing symptoms. So is spelt low FODMAP? Well yes and no is the short answer as it … Continue reading

  

Comment on Low FODMAP Succulent Crispy Chicken by RMdietetics

19Dec

SAM_1618

Serves 2 This crispy chicken dish is easy, really tasty and very comforting. We get our chicken from the local butchers which is amazing quality, and great value for money – the portion you see here was half a large … Continue reading

  

Comment on Low FODMAP Succulent Crispy Chicken by RMdietetics

19Dec

SAM_1618

Serves 2 This crispy chicken dish is easy, really tasty and very comforting. We get our chicken from the local butchers which is amazing quality, and great value for money – the portion you see here was half a large … Continue reading

  

Comment on The FODMAP content of spelt. Is spelt low FODMAP? by Gutsy Broad

19Dec

http://www.zoett.nl/wat-is-spelt/

 products still seems to confuse people when following the low FODMAP diet as people with IBS often report they can consume spelt without experiencing symptoms. So is spelt low FODMAP? Well yes and no is the short answer as it … Continue reading

  

I'm (kind of) Standing – yeah! yeah! yeah!

19Dec

This is likely to be the last post of this year before it’s tools down and chilling out for Christmas. Two fairly major events have happened since I last wrote and seeing as they are both really positive it seems … Continue reading

  

Comment on Low FODMAP Succulent Crispy Chicken by Colleen

18Dec

SAM_1618

Serves 2 This crispy chicken dish is easy, really tasty and very comforting. We get our chicken from the local butchers which is amazing quality, and great value for money – the portion you see here was half a large … Continue reading

  

Support for health & wellbeing of employees

18Dec

Virgin

On 1 December 2014, talkhealth were invited by Fluor, to attend their Health & Wellbeing event. The event was hosted at Fluor’s offices in Farnborough, Hampshire and the invitation to attend was extended to over 1,000 of its employees.      … Continue reading

  

Comment on The FODMAP content of spelt. Is spelt low FODMAP? by Nataliya

17Dec

http://www.zoett.nl/wat-is-spelt/

 products still seems to confuse people when following the low FODMAP diet as people with IBS often report they can consume spelt without experiencing symptoms. So is spelt low FODMAP? Well yes and no is the short answer as it … Continue reading

  

Alcohol and atopic eczema

17Dec

Red

  Some trigger factors for  acute atopic eczema flare-ups are easier to recognise than others. Those that are better known are stress, season, and allergies. Others include air-conditioning, sleep-overs, and drinking alcohol, for example. Alcoholic drinks like beer, spirits and wine … Continue reading

  

Broken Crayons.

17Dec

“Broken crayons still colour”- Anon. I’ve chosen this quote for one reason and that’s because life is made of obstacles. As you can probably see from my last post it’s been a while since I’ve blogged this is purely down … Continue reading

  

Broken Crayons.

17Dec

“Broken crayons still colour”- Anon. I’ve chosen this quote for one reason and that’s because life is made of obstacles. As you can probably see from my last post it’s been a while since I’ve blogged this is purely down … Continue reading

  

Is stroke sexy?

16Dec

blog 3 image

A stroke is absolutely NOT sexy, let me be clear so I don’t offend anyone! However, why have we still not made the subject of stroke with politicians, TV and newspaper editors SEXY enough to write about? How often do … Continue reading

  

Living With Damp and Mould, What Are The Health Risks?

16Dec

IMG_2508

My partner and I moved into our current flat in May and, in almost every area, we’ve been incredibly pleased with the move. This is why it was a little disappointing to find that traces of damp began to develop … Continue reading

  

Managing Xmas Emotions after Loss

15Dec

Christmas, for so many, is a time for celebration, giving and receiving – and sharing time with those we love. But, for so many others an inevitable fact of life is that most of us will at some stage face … Continue reading

  

Comment on The FODMAP content of spelt. Is spelt low FODMAP? by The FODMAP content of spelt. Is spelt low FODMAP? | talkhealth Blog

15Dec

http://www.zoett.nl/wat-is-spelt/

 products still seems to confuse people when following the low FODMAP diet as people with IBS often report they can consume spelt without experiencing symptoms. So is spelt low FODMAP? Well yes and no is the short answer as it … Continue reading

  

Comment on The FODMAP content of spelt. Is spelt low FODMAP? by Jules_GastroRD

15Dec

http://www.zoett.nl/wat-is-spelt/

 products still seems to confuse people when following the low FODMAP diet as people with IBS often report they can consume spelt without experiencing symptoms. So is spelt low FODMAP? Well yes and no is the short answer as it … Continue reading

  

The FODMAP content of spelt. Is spelt low FODMAP?

14Dec

http://www.zoett.nl/wat-is-spelt/

 products still seems to confuse people when following the low FODMAP diet as people with IBS often report they can consume spelt without experiencing symptoms. So is spelt low FODMAP? Well yes and no is the short answer as it … Continue reading

  

The FODMAP content of spelt. Is spelt low FODMAP?

14Dec

http://www.zoett.nl/wat-is-spelt/

 products still seems to confuse people when following the low FODMAP diet as people with IBS often report they can consume spelt without experiencing symptoms. So is spelt low FODMAP? Well yes and no is the short answer as it … Continue reading

  

The FODMAP content of spelt. Is spelt low FODMAP?

14Dec

http://www.zoett.nl/wat-is-spelt/

 products still seems to confuse people when following the low FODMAP diet as people with IBS often report they can consume spelt without experiencing symptoms. So is spelt low FODMAP? Well yes and no is the short answer as it … Continue reading

  

Gluten free low lactose crumpets – better to make these at home!

14Dec

DSCF1761 (2)

This recipe is really easy to make and is gluten-free, low FODMAP and low lactose. These are really nice to enjoy toasted with a little free from spread (and jam if you wish) on a cold winters day after a … Continue reading

  

My Cancer Story: Handmade Affirmations!

12Dec

Open Box

The biggest challenge I faced after my cancer surgery was letting myself recover. Sounds so silly! But as a project person, sometimes I fought the need to rest. (Other days, I thought it glorious. I loved having no greater mission than hours … Continue reading

  

Skin Deep Behind The Mask – charity founder Shabana shares her journey in national media.

11Dec

skin-awareness updated logo sml

Recently we were pleased to announce our collaboration with the charity Skin Deep Behind the Mask across all of our skin related forums.  Together it is our belief and aim that this will provide a greater support network and platform … Continue reading

  

Now I am 4!

9Dec

Happy Birthday Ella! For some reason, 4 seems so much bigger and older than 3 to me. I feel as though she’s grown up so much, more than the passing of just one year…     3 to 4… A … Continue reading

  

Homemade crisps

9Dec

It’s no mystery that Brits love their crisps… but have you own tried making your own crisps from fruits and vegetables? If you love the crunchiness of crisps, but not the unhealthy factor, these are certainly worth a try. They’re very easy to make – … Continue reading

  

Comment on Low FODMAP Fruity Flapjacks by Low FODMAP Grocery Shopping: UK vs US – Well Balanced. Food. Life. Travel.

9Dec

SAM_1284

One aspect of the low FODMAP diet that requires a fair amount of preparation is snacking. This is because it is that much harder to buy things out and about which don’t contain wheat, problem fruit and vegetable flavourings etc. … Continue reading

  

Comment on About by Low FODMAP Grocery Shopping: UK vs US – Well Balanced. Food. Life. Travel.

9Dec

RMdietetics Ltd. is Mel Rendall and Lee Martin, two Registered Dietitians (RD) living in London. Mel is a specialist paediatric dietitan working in the acute and community in North West London & also at The Portland Hospital, working across a wide range … Continue reading

  

Dream a little dream.

8Dec

Lets talk about inspiration.  Specifically inspiration to lose weight. Why are you putting yourself through the upheaval of making all these changes?  Lets face it, its a right pain in the arse so whats your motivation? Are you doing it … Continue reading

  

The Christmas Gift

8Dec

I love Christmas. I love the build-up to Christmas. The crazy running around, gift-buying, baking, visiting, carolling, then the peace and quiet of Christmas Day. To reflect on the year, on life, be thankful, happy and sad. Christmas will never … Continue reading

  

A Mother's Perspective: A New Normal

5Dec

Picture

Me & my Mom on our recent trip to Nashville over Thanksgiving *This Blog Post is written by my mom Karen Brocker about what it is like to have a child grow up chronically ill.  Thanks Mom! When Sarah was … Continue reading

  

#FightingFierce: IBD Awareness Week

2Dec

Picture

Everyday I am Fighting on the Inside BUT Fierce on the Outside.  I refuse to give up and I refuse to give in to my disease.  My life with Crohns makes each day an uphill battle, BUT it has also … Continue reading

  

How to make your mince pies healthier

2Dec

The countdown to Christmas has begun… now don’t get me wrong, I love a good mince pie. However, if like me you are partial to more than one, or they play a regular part in your December diet, then why not have a go … Continue reading

  

Comment on About by Low FODMAP Baking: US vs. UK – Well Balanced. Food. Life. Travel.

2Dec

RMdietetics Ltd. is Mel Rendall and Lee Martin, two Registered Dietitians (RD) living in London. Mel is a specialist paediatric dietitan working in the acute and community in North West London & also at The Portland Hospital, working across a wide range … Continue reading

  

100% fruit juice ‘best for teeth’

2Dec

The news release was originally posted on the British Dental Health Foundation News Section New research suggests 100 per cent fruit juice does not cause tooth decay in children. Data from the 1999-2004 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES)1 in the … Continue reading

  

Quality of Life With Chronic Atopic Eczema Versus Life After Topical Steroid Withdrawal

1Dec

I still get asked sometimes why on Earth I would ever put myself through so much pain and misery in going through topical steroid withdrawal and if it’s really been worth it for me. In the asking of this question, … Continue reading

  

Chronically Bonded as Friends for Life

1Dec

Picture

Being chronically ill can make it difficult to make and maintain friends. With being in and out of the hospital, limited time and energy, and a very unusual life, I have always wondered how me being sick affects how my … Continue reading

  

Wheat free couscous stuffed peppers and Living well with IBS

1Dec

DSCF1606mod

Please watch and share ‘Living well with IBS’ (irritable bowel syndrome), a film made by Vicky Grant, a researcher at the University of Sheffield, and Gemma Thorpe, a professional filmmaker. Vicky has lived with IBS for over 30 years; here … Continue reading

  

pan>