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Monthly Archives: April 2015

Age Related Hearing Loss – Causes and Treatment

30Apr

The-ear

According to The charity ‘Action On Hearing Loss’, a one in seven UK resident suffers from some kind of hearing loss. There are many reasons for loss of hearing, some are directly linked with medial conditions such as infections, some … Continue reading

  

Disability, Desolation, Desperation and the Dole

28Apr

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Yes, that’s me in the photo, although it’s hard for me to look at it let alone post it on social media. Career, tick. Just got married, tick. Happy, tick. Rest of our lives planned, tick. Then, I collapsed. Brain … Continue reading

  

E-cigarettes – where do we stand?

28Apr

Woman smoking electronic cigarette

The blog entry was originally posted on the British Dental Health Foundation Blog Section The explosion of e-cigarettes to the market has seen health professionals race against time to discover whether their introduction has been for better or for worse. … Continue reading

  

Going Through the Change: A Menopause Superhero Novel!

28Apr

Going Through the Change

(Cover art by Polina Sapershteyn) Here’s a post by a writer friend of mine, Samantha Bryant. She’s written a novel about menopause and superheros! Menopause can be a pretty scary word. In a world that values youth and physical perfection above … Continue reading

  

Protection Through the Correct Use of Vinyl Gloves in the Medical Industry

27Apr

medical gloves

Working in the medical industry poses risks to workers, which is why it is imperative to use the right protective clothing such as medical gloves and facemasks. These products are designed to protect those who work in the medical profession … Continue reading

  

Gut Feelings: Understanding the Digestive-Immune System Connection

27Apr

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What does digestion have to do with your immune system? Surprisingly, a lot. The gut is intimately tied into your immune system and can dramatically effect your overall health. If you have poor digestion, odds are, you have other health … Continue reading

  

The FreeFrom Food Award celebrations #FreeFromRocks

26Apr

FreeFrom Food Awards 2015

On Wednesday 22nd April the FreeFrom community waited with baited breath to discover which delicious freefrom products won their categories but most of all, who won the much coveted title of FreeFrom Food Awards overall winner. The FreeFrom Food Awards … Continue reading

  

Consistency

26Apr

Twitt

For a few weeks I have been trying to get back on the wagon and lose my baby weight that I had put on throughout my pregnancy with my second son James. Now, I confess that my head was not in … Continue reading

  

On not living in fear because no one should have to…

25Apr

It's Allergy Awareness Week so I wanted to talk about living with fear

Nobody should be living in fear, it’s not a nice place to be. Believe me, I’ve been there. I have spent years too frightened to eat out. Scared people will laugh at me or think I’m a freak. Fearful that … Continue reading

  

A must-read book for every coeliac

23Apr

Coeliac Disease - what you need to know by Alez Gazzola

This week I have been mostly reading ‘Coeliac Disease – What you need to know’ by Alex Gazzola. This book is truly a must-read for all coeliacs. If you haven’t read it, buy it today. You won’t regret it. This … Continue reading

  

Emotional Eaters think differently about food

23Apr

To define a typical emotional eater one needs to understand that their innate sense of self worth is closely linked to the numbers on their bathroom scales. A pound lost, or a pound gained can set the tenor of their … Continue reading

  

World Earth Day and the secret life of a toothbrush

22Apr

Toothbrushes

The blog entry was originally posted on the British Dental Health Foundation Blog Section Today (22 April) is World Earth Day – a day dedicated to both simple individual acts and larger organisational initiatives that reduce carbon emissions and support … Continue reading

  

Win a Nairns oakcake tin AND some oatcakes!

22Apr

Win a Nairns oakcake tin and some oatcakes

Allergy Awareness Week just keeps on getting better and better. Today you have the chance to win yourself one of the new Nairns oakcake tins so you’ll never find a dead one crumbled in the bottom of your bag ever … Continue reading

  

IT CATCHES UP WITH YOU

21Apr

This post is written by Karen Brocker, my mom, about what it is like to have a daughter with a chronic illness. When you live with a chronic disease you sometimes become accustomed to dealing with serious, even scary,  health issues.  This becomes … Continue reading

  

Have a Free From Feast on 12th June 2015

21Apr

Have your own Free From Feast on 12th June 2015

Allergy UK are holding our annual Free From Feast event on Friday 12th June 2015 to help raise awareness of the charity and funds to support the work they do. Have your own Free From Feast on 12th June 2015 … Continue reading

  

How to eat your way to better fitness

21Apr

If you’re looking to get fit then you cannot ignore your diet. Yes, exercise is important but you can put all the hours in at the gym you like – if you pig out on the wrong foods then your … Continue reading

  

Allergies: Eating out in Edinburgh

21Apr

Allergies: Eating out in Edinburgh

Plans for the big Scottish Adventure began to take shape earlier this year as we realised how many years have gone by since we last visited and MyItchyBoy could no longer remember going. A train was booked, accommodation sorted and … Continue reading

  

Diet and lifestyle habits of highly fit and successful people

21Apr

Have you looked at the almost unreal fitness of some successful people and wondered how they manage it, given their stressful and work-filled daily lives? The secret lies in accepting your flaws as a part of who you are and … Continue reading

  

The language of life

20Apr

I often wish I could get inside Ella’s head…   I wonder what the world is like from her perspective, what she sees, how she thinks and how she feels.   I’ve had a challenging time with her recently – … Continue reading

  

ONE WEEK! One week of paranoia, excitment, balanced nutrition, hydration & staying healthy

20Apr

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This is it, just one week left till the Virgin Money London Marathon 2015.  A week / 7 days.  Seems a short time but, oh my word!  This is going to be a long, long, long week!  Not that I’m excited or … Continue reading

  

School and the EHCP

17Apr

As with a lot of families across the country, this week we received our offer of a place at Primary School for Ella.  We did our research and ended up choosing our local, mainstream school that we live in the … Continue reading

  

What’s coming up for allergy awareness week?

17Apr

AllergyUK #LivingInFear Allergy Awareness Week press campaign

This year Allergy Awareness Week runs from 20th to 26th April and there are loads of ways to get involved. I have been neglecting my blog these past few months (sorry!) but I’m easing myself back in. Circumstances outside my … Continue reading

  

Word of Mouth – April 2015

17Apr

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The blog entry was originally posted on the British Dental Health Foundation Blog Section Hello, and welcome to April’s Word of Mouth. As spring finally crops up and an extra hour lost, it can only mean that National Smile Month … Continue reading

  

Food safety and gloves

15Apr

When preparing food in your kitchen or restaurant it is essential that you take care when handling raw meat and other foodstuffs. According to the Food Standards Agency (FSA), there are an estimated 5.5 million cases of food poisoning each … Continue reading

  

7 Key Symptoms At Menopause

15Apr

Menopause changes many aspects of our lives from our appearance to our health, but these common symptoms do have solutions. Throughout our hormonal life we get so many symptoms and changes that it can be hard to tell just what … Continue reading

  

Jamie’s manifesto missing the mark

15Apr

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The blog entry was originally posted on the British Dental Health Foundation Blog Section Letter in response to ‘Jamie Oliver calls for a Singapore-style ban on chewing gum in public‘, published in the Independent online, 13.04.2015. After reading the article … Continue reading

  

FeNO: The 10-second breath test to help diagnose and manage asthma

15Apr

VERO in Use

Asthma is one of the most common chronic conditions and, for sufferers, it can be terrifying if not managed properly. In the UK alone, 5.4m people are estimated to have the condition while, in the US, that figure is around … Continue reading

  

It’s a Question of Balance

13Apr

Out of Balance It is easy to take your sense of balance for granted – it is there just as the breaths you take. But what happens when you lose your balance? Here is an overview of some of the … Continue reading

  

Arm Yourself Against Allergies

13Apr

Allergy Awarness Week Image

Allergy Awareness Week runs from 20th April to 26th April and is organised by Allergy UK to support allergy sufferers and raise awareness of the issues they face. In the UK, the number of allergy sufferers increases by five per … Continue reading

  

Stress and atopic eczema

9Apr

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from AtopicSkinDisease.com   When we ask someone in clinic what seems to bring on their eczema or make it worse, almost always stress is mentioned. This is can also be the case with the other two common skin diseases, acne … Continue reading

  

A little word called hope.. 

8Apr

‘Pain is real, it comes, it goes but hope is just around the corner’- Sarah Dryden.  As I sit in a world of wonder I look and see what is around me. Whether it be the Epilepsy or anything else … Continue reading

  

Healthy Hydration: Smart Strategies for Drinking More Water

7Apr

Most of us are aware of the need to drink plenty of water in order to stay hydrated and improve our chances of keeping healthy, but finding the time or the inclination to drink water regularly throughout the day, is … Continue reading

  

Twitter free-from Forum, Tue 14th April at 11am

7Apr

Don’t miss this Twitter free-from forum next Tuesday, 14 April 2015, 11am It will last approximately one hour, from 11 – 12 am. There are two hot topics up for discussion: How can the allergen regulations be communicated more effectively … Continue reading

  

I see , I remember and I PANIC!

2Apr

Another Blog post by Karen Brocker about what it is like to have a daughter with a Chronic Illness. Sarah spends most of her time at school. So when I am with her I am reminded, in a very real … Continue reading

  

talkhealth members’ top 5 gynae issues

1Apr

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In March, we ran our online clinic on gynaecology 2015. This clinic is always one of our most popular and covered over 65 gynaecology topics. If you missed out don’t worry – the clinic is still available for reference, so you … Continue reading

  

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