Monthly Archives: January 2015

The trust factor.

30Jan

Learn to trust the journey, even when you do not understand it- Anon. Trust. What’s all that about? Why when that certain word is mentioned do we tend to go into that corner where you don’t know who to trust. … Continue reading

  

A Weighty Issue

29Jan

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Do you see what I see? Weight, What? I am a total Type A, perfectionist, always striving to be and look my best.  But what does that mean for my appearance since I’m so sick? Society tells me that thin … Continue reading

  

Word of Mouth: January 2015

29Jan

Word of Mouth January 2015 British Dental Health Foundation front cover of the monthly online magazine featuring 12 pledges as a leading oral health charity, two minutes twice a day, National Smile Month 2015 is back.

The blog entry was originally posted on the British Dental Health Foundation Blog Section. Hello, welcome and Happy New Year! Word of Mouth is back and we’re looking to start 2015 with a bang. In the first issue of the … Continue reading

  

I Just Feel Bad?

27Jan

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So right now I just do not feel good.  My mom asked me how I didn’t feel good and I actually can’t explain it.   I am not more nauseous than normal and I am not in excessive pain, but … Continue reading

  

One Size Does Not Fit All

22Jan

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One-Size-Fits-All Myth: There are very few things in life that are truly one-size-fits-all.  Actually the only clothing item that is coming to mind that actually works that way is a scarf. When I am in a store and they claim that … Continue reading

  

Dry January

22Jan

Dry January Logo

The blog entry was originally posted on the British Dental Health Foundation Blog Section When I was asked if I was doing Dry January, the thought initially made me shudder. So called ‘dryathletes’ give up alcohol for a month and … Continue reading

  

What’s in the allergic girl’s handbag?

21Jan

What is in the Allergic Girl WhatAllergy's beautiful 100% leather satchel

What do you never leave home without? I am one of those people with a Mary Poppin’s type bag, inside which I carry around everything but the kitchen sink. Sometimes I wish I could leave the house with nothing, but … Continue reading

  

{Proud Moments} – January 2015

21Jan

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

  

Am I Insane?

20Jan

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  Clinically Insane.  The definition of insane is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results each time.  By this definition, I am clinically insane.  Want to know why?  Because I keep trying to eat, sometimes it … Continue reading

  

Comment on DELICIOUS low FODMAP lemon polenta cake by RMdietetics

20Jan

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Another dietitian off to have a baby means another event in the office with sweet treats. So that myself and coeliac colleagues could get involved, this was a great opportunity to try out a FODMAP friendly and gluten free cake … Continue reading

  

Perfumed sanitary products cause irritation to sensitive skin

20Jan

Just a note of caution to the ladies out there, men you can all look away now. I’m talking about the dreaded monthlies. The builder’s are in. Stop reading now if you are a squeamish man who doesn’t do ladies … Continue reading

  

Eczema: Finally some true respite!

20Jan

Wrist before using Dr Aron cream Nov 2014

Since November 2014 we’ve had an amazing breakthrough with MyItchyBoy’s eczema. MyItchyBoy has had eczema for over five years. Not just a little bit, but the kind of eczema that takes over the life of the whole family. The hospital … Continue reading

  

Rhassoul clay shampoo for dry, itchy eczema scalp

19Jan

Rhassoul clay - Image from Natural Spa Supplies

If you have eczema, psoriasis, sensitive skin and/or a dry flaky scalp then you are probably familiar with the constant search for that perfect shampoo. The solution to all your dry itchy scalp woes and an end to all those … Continue reading

  

I’m not seeing eye to Eye with a landmark

19Jan

London Eye

The blog entry was originally posted on the British Dental Health Foundation Blog Section It attracts more than three and a half million tourists every year, can carry a maximum of 800 people at a time and it lies within … Continue reading

  

Winter skin and emollients

19Jan

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Many people have naturally dry skin, and this can be made worse by cold weather, central heating at home and air conditioning at work. Dry skin is often rough and scaly, feels uncomfortable and tends to be itchy. Coping with … Continue reading

  

Living Arrows 2015 {3/52}

19Jan

My East Coast American cousins will wonder what we’re all so excited about this side of the pond… But we’ve had SNOW!! Not as much as they’re used to but enough for a snowman (or two) and a few snowballs. … Continue reading

  

We need to see disabilities and allergies as normal

16Jan

On 13th January Newsnight featured a segment on disabilities in acting and film making. The debate focused on criticism of the recent Stephen Hawking film, ‘The Theory of Everything’ where the lead part of Stephen is played by Eddie Redmayne. … Continue reading

  

Comment on DELICIOUS low FODMAP lemon polenta cake by Judith van der Leeden

15Jan

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Another dietitian off to have a baby means another event in the office with sweet treats. So that myself and coeliac colleagues could get involved, this was a great opportunity to try out a FODMAP friendly and gluten free cake … Continue reading

  

Cheers to the Future

15Jan

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There are certain moments in life that make all the hard work worth it.  It’s like reaching the top of the mountain (I imagine since I’ve never actually climbed one) or finishing a big race (once again, only speculation).  Yesterday … Continue reading

  

Ravenstone Manor with allergies: the puddings (part four)

15Jan

The freefrom puddings on the menu during our stay at Ravenstone Manor

Eating out with multiple allergies is not easy. Puddings are something ‘normal’ people eat, not us allergy types. We are quite content with a sorbet, if it’s dairy free which increasingly they are not so always check. But we usually … Continue reading

  

Ravenstone Manor with allergies: the puddings (part four)

15Jan

The freefrom puddings on the menu during our stay at Ravenstone Manor

Eating out with multiple allergies is not easy. Puddings are something ‘normal’ people eat, not us allergy types. We are quite content with a sorbet, if it’s dairy free which increasingly they are not so always check. But we usually … Continue reading

  

How often should you shower if you have eczema or dry sensitive skin?

14Jan

If you have eczema, psoriasis or dry and sensitive skin you will no doubt have discovered that frequent bathing and showing strips what moisture and oil your skin might have and leaves you feeling tight and dry and needing to … Continue reading

  

You Can Just Call me Vanquish

13Jan

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If there was one thing that I wished people understood about Crohns Disease, it’s that just because I do not look or act sick, DOES NOT mean I am not sick.  I could very easily look sick every day and complain every … Continue reading

  

Taste testing flax milk – totally freefrom plant milk

12Jan

Flax milk in coffee - delicious, doesn't split and makes a nice colour

This week I’ve been testing 3omega6 Flax milk which I really love. 3 Omega 6 Dairy free Flax drink is Dairy Free, Soya Free, Cholesterol Free, GMO Free, Lactose Free and Gluten Free 3-Omega-6 Dairy-free Flax drink is also packed … Continue reading

  

Living Arrows 2015 {2/52}

12Jan

This weekend I got to spend some time with just Ella while my mum looked after Lucy. An adventure with my big girl… Her nursery had organised a trip to see ‘We’re going on a bear hunt’ at The Lowry … Continue reading

  

Strolling into a new year…

11Jan

This is a very quick post to share the amazing achievement of Rosie over the festive holidays. It’s been a wonderful break for Rosie and family – so much has happened and I have no idea where to begin. The … Continue reading

  

Lush (not so lush) Dream Wash = skin irritation

9Jan

Lush Dream Wash - irritated my skin.  Not great for eczema

I have used Lush dream wash before many times. I would say it was one of the few washes that I could use that didn’t irritate my skin, so either I’m now more sensitive or they’ve changed the recipe. I … Continue reading

  

There is Food Everywhere!

8Jan

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First off, my apologies for being so behind on writing.  The Christmas season was a blur of vacations and family gatherings.  It has been wonderful, but incredibly busy. There was one slight hitch in my holiday festivities: I CAN’T EAT. … Continue reading

  

Unexpected Thanks

8Jan

I used to think I was a pretty organised person. As the years have progressed and I now have more responsibilities (and less time) I am slowly coming around to the realisation that how organised I think I am and … Continue reading

  

Is depression a kind of allergic reaction?

8Jan

Thanks to my friend Andy for sharing this link to an article from the Guardian, “Is depression a kind of allergic reaction?”, which explores recent research and the views of many scientists who believe that depression is increasingly a result … Continue reading

  

2015 Free From Skincare Awards opens 2nd Feb

7Jan

FreeFrom Skincare Awards 2015

It’s that time of year again with the FreeFrom awards kick off again. If you have eczema, psoriasis, rosacia or sensitive skin or are just looking for some lovely natural skincare products check out their website and follow the awards … Continue reading

  

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

6Jan

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

  

Christmas 2014 – allergies and eczema

6Jan

MyItchyBoy allergen free sweets

A bumpy start to the holidays MyItchyBoy missed the last few days of term before the Christmas holidays as he was running a high temperature and was clearly not well. In an attempt to bring the temperature down, I gave … Continue reading

  

My College LifeSavers

6Jan

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Yesterday I had my last first day of college.  While the day was a tad bitter-sweet, I couldn’t help but be amazed that I’ve made it this far. It is crazy everything I have been through in college.  To be … Continue reading

  

Living Arrows 2015 {1/52}

5Jan

Thought I’d start off this years Living Arrows project with some pictures of both girls, so I can look back at the end of the year and see how they have grown and changed. Here’s my biggest girl who just … Continue reading

  

Keeping it simple – Change4Life

5Jan

Eatwell plate, health, nutrition, paleo

Nutrition is a hot topic and people can, and do, spend hours arguing about the best way, the correct way, the healthiest way to eat and about how certain foods are evil and we should tax them (yes I’m looking … Continue reading

  

Ravenstone Manor with allergies: the mains (part three)

5Jan

Duck with black pudding on a bed of herb mashed potato

This is the third part in my write up of Ravenstone Manor in Bassenthwaite in the Lake District. I stayed there with my husband for a week last year and the food was amazing. I had so much to say … Continue reading

  

talkhealth’s healthy New Year resolutions!

5Jan

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How are your New Year’s resolutions going – did you make some and were they health related?  We have just had a quick check round to see what some of the talkhealth team’s new year resolutions are and how they … Continue reading

  

2014 in review for Two Dietitians do the FODMAP diet

4Jan

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for my blog, check it out…. The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 26,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert … Continue reading

  

2014 in review for Two Dietitians do the FODMAP diet

4Jan

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for my blog, check it out…. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 26,000 times in 2014. If it … Continue reading

  

2014 in review for Two Dietitians do the FODMAP diet

4Jan

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for my blog, check it out…. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 26,000 times in 2014. If it … Continue reading

  

Ravenstone Manor with allergies: The starters (part two)

4Jan

Gluten and wheat free bread roll

If you haven’t read the introduction to Ravenstone Manor visit, “Ravenstone Manor in the Lakes – an allergen free dream come true”, start there first, then come back to read about the starters. I have so much to say that … Continue reading

  

New Year, New You?

3Jan

Now that the Christmas indulgence is over, and you’ve seen in the New Year, you may be thinking of shaping up – losing weight and getting fitter. May I encourage you to think of the ‘New You’ as a longer term … Continue reading

  

10 shampoos for dry scalps, sensitive skin and eczema

3Jan

Dr Organic Aloe Vera shampoo

Anyone with dry sensitive skin will know that using the wrong shampoo can cause an itcy, dry, flaky scalp which is painful, frustrating and can get infected. Anti-Dandruff shampoo isn’t always the answer but you might think it would be … Continue reading

  

When Strong is the Only Choice

2Jan

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Enjoying the Florida sun without having to have my port accessed!   What did I learn this past year?  This question keeps running through my mind, yet I am having a hard time finding an answer.   I know I … Continue reading

  

Ravenstone Manor in the Lakes – an allergen free dream come true

2Jan

Ravenstone Manor in the Lake District - totally gluten free

I don’t even know where to start telling you all about this amazing hotel. Ravenstone Manor nestles under Skiddaw mountain in Bassenthwaite near Keswick in the Lake District. We love the lakes, so the location was perfect for mountain biking … Continue reading

  

Choose a Mental Wellbeing resolution in 2015.

2Jan

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Last year when I wrote about New Year Resolutions it was about choosing a change that you wanted to make and not what you thought you should be doing What do you Want to Change?  This year I am going … Continue reading

  

2014 in review

1Jan

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 18,000 times in 2014. If it were a … Continue reading

  

Freefrom highlights 2014 – living with multiple allergies

1Jan

Happy New year from everyone at What Allergy head quarters (that’ll be me then). 2014 has been an amazing year; I’ve learnt loads, not just about myself and my own allergic reactions but I continue to learn so much from … Continue reading

  

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