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Monthly Archives: December 2015

Kale and herb frittata with a cheese and pine nut topping – low fodmap

31Dec

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Wondering what to have for lunch? A frittata is a great option because not only can you eat it warm, it slices very well and can be eaten cold with a fresh green salad or even used as a sandwich … Continue reading

  

Finding your Silver Lining

29Dec

Hello again! It has been quite awhile since my last post. I started a new job in June and have been enjoying the challenge of learning my new position while balancing my health! I’m still not sure what that balance … Continue reading

  

FODMAPS for the frightened FreeFromer

21Dec

3omega6 Flax milk on blueberry porridge

Now I’ve read about FODMAPS. They’re complicated. Huge lists of fruit and vegetables that could be causing all your IBS symptoms. I have to admit, FODMAPS has me running for the hills because I am already avoiding some pretty major … Continue reading

  

Sugar Consumption

21Dec

Our Love Affair With Sugar: Sweet Treat or Public Enemy Number One? Sugar is getting a lot of negative press of late. Books like David Gillespie’s “Sweet Poison” and Dr. Robert Lustig and John Yudkin’s “Pure, White, and Deadly” have … Continue reading

  

No added sugar mincemeat

20Dec

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As you know from my previous post, I was diagnosed with pre-diabetes recently. I really wondered initially how I would cope with drastically cutting down my sugar intake (here I’m referring to added sugar rather than sugar naturally found in … Continue reading

  

Christmas carols and canapes

20Dec

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It’s that time of year again – although it’s unusually warm outside this year! I purchased some gluten free frozen puff pastry and it is also Low Fodmap so here are some canapes to have with Christmas carols and shots … Continue reading

  

Still places for freefrom Christmas dinner at The Black Horse, Standlake

18Dec

Book your freefrom Christmas dinner today at The Black Horse, Standlake

Have you got Christmas lunch sorted? If you can’t face cooking why not eat out this year. You haven’t left it too late either. I’ve got an invitation here for you from the freefrom pub, The Black Horse in Standlake. … Continue reading

  

Cooking for the Sensitive Gut

18Dec

IBS Network

Our lovely friends at the IBS Network have sent us a fantastic 2016 Calendar. And it’s full of delicious recipes, from Black Rice Salad to Meat Balls with Basil, and Mini Passion Fruit Pavlova to Halloween Cake. And if you … Continue reading

  

May the force be with you …

18Dec

star wars, David Prowse, Darth Vader, arthritis

Star Wars is everywhere. It is THE film of the year, with some of the original cast back to grace the big screen, including Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill. Sadly, David Prowse who played Darth Vader, also affectionately … Continue reading

  

Enjoying Green’s gluten and wheat free beers

17Dec

The impressive selection of gluten free beers on offer from Green's Beers

There are so many gluten free beers to choose from these days but this month I have been mostly sampling Green’s gluten free beer range. This is one for all you coeliacs or wheat allergics out there. The impressive selection … Continue reading

  

10 places I’ve eaten out over the festive period!

15Dec

Tres Corazones, Wendover

It’s the festive season so I’ve been eating (and drinking) out at quite a few places this month and we’re only half way through! I thought I’d share where I’ve been, what I ate and how I got on. Ruth … Continue reading

  

The new Tesco ‘Gluten Free Christmas’ advert

14Dec

Oh no! Not the Latimers! But these aren’t just any old Latimers, these are the gluten free Latimers and they’re popping by! (Just had to get an M&S ‘not just’ reference into a Tesco blog) Clearly this is a real … Continue reading

  

Medical conditions related to restless legs

14Dec

Many of us have experienced itchy feet in a figurative sense, prompting us to up-sticks and travel, but around 1 in 10 people literally suffer with this and other symptoms of restless leg syndrome (RLS). This disorder can significantly impair … Continue reading

  

A toothbrush is for life, not just for Christmas (but it does make a great gift)

11Dec

What are you hoping to find underneath your tree this Christmas? The latest piece of technology, a shiny new bike, perfume, something sparkly and expensive; or how about an electric toothbrush? Unlike a dog or puppy an electric toothbrush makes … Continue reading

  

The Most Important Lifestyle Choices for Perfect Oral Health

10Dec

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Oral health is just as important as your normal health and we should be making as much effort to keep our mouth healthy as the rest of our body. Poor oral health and oral hygiene can lead to a wide … Continue reading

  

The UKs first organic freefrom supermarket…

10Dec

The first even organic freefrom supermarket in the UK

and it’s in Princes Risborough in Buckinghamshire, just down the road from where I live. I’m more excited about this new freefrom shop opening than I am about Christmas this year. This is a very mini bloggette to let you … Continue reading

  

Could Sportsmen avoid Knee Surgery By Wearing These Shoes?

9Dec

Sounds unlikely doesn’t it, but a new therapy is being used instead of knee surgery by thousands, and their insurance companies are happy to pay for it. I reported on this a few months ago when I was investigating dealing … Continue reading

  

Does the ‘Season of goodwill’ truly apply to all?

9Dec

Christians and atheists alike are all looking forward to Christmas. We are lucky to live in a multicultural and diverse-religion society and although not all religions celebrate Christmas, the air of  festivity is felt throughout the land. As a nation … Continue reading

  

Your Immune System – The First Line of Defence against Infections

8Dec

Growing problems of immunity to antibiotics

On 6th December 2015, there was some disturbing news in the Daily Mail.  The headline ran thus: “Superbug that beats antibiotics heading our way” Basically, superbugs have breached the last line of antibiotic defences for the first time.  A drug, Colistin, … Continue reading

  

talkhealth at the House of Commons

8Dec

William Frankland MBE and Dr Pamela Ewan

Last Wednesday (2 December), talkhealth spent the evening at the Houses of Commons, talking with experts and MPs about the state of allergy care in the UK. We were there for a reception organised by the National Allergy Strategy Group and … Continue reading

  

The Most Common Dental Problems and How to Avoid Them

8Dec

Young woman with perfect teeth and dental instruments

Oral health is one of the most common areas we have medical issues. Few of us haven’t had to have fillings and other dental treatments in our lives. Today we decided to look at a few of the most common … Continue reading

  

Chapati and low fodmap curry – yum!

7Dec

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Chapati 150 g of gluten free plain flour 1 teaspoon of garlic infused oil 1/2 teaspoon of Xanthan gum 20 g of well chopped coriander Salt to taste Water to form a dough Method Weigh out the flour in a … Continue reading

  

Product Review: Ahmad Tea

7Dec

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A couple of weeks ago, I was sent some boxes of tea to try by the lovely team at Ahmad Tea. As an avid tea drinker, I have to say that I was more than happy to try them and … Continue reading

  

Reintroducing foods on the low FODMAP diet Watch out for misinformation

7Dec

Reintroducing foods on the low FODMAP diet. Watch out for misinformation

The world of FODMAPs is changing and information on the low FODMAP diet available on the internet  goes out of date fast. The information you can now find on the restriction phase of the low FODMAP diet is more consistent and … Continue reading

  

Is a real pine Christmas tree more important than your husband?

5Dec

Pine allergy can make Christmas an allergic nightmare

Dear Mrs Pipe, Your poor husband is seriously allergic to pine needles. Is your love of Christmas really more important than your husband? My brother sent me this little article from the Metro last night and I couldn’t help feeling … Continue reading

  

Wheat, dairy and soya free fish and chips in Aylesbury

3Dec

Cod Father (Aylesbury) gluten, dairy and soya free fish and chips

Back in October Mr What Allergy and I ventured out to our local fish and chipper in Aylesbury, The Cod Father. Love the name and love, love, love the wheat, dairy and soya free fish and chips. Due to having … Continue reading

  

Get on top of your dental routine

2Dec

Blue toothbrush with toothpaste on white background

Few of us actually manage to maintain our oral health as well as we would like, or perhaps should. There’s always so much to do in our lives that we often miss the little details. A recent study found that … Continue reading

  

Does Father Christmas Have IBS?

2Dec

Santa: Eating a Plate of Cookies

It was six o’clock and I wanted to go home when the nurse came in and announced I had one more patient to see. I thought I’d seen the last one, I complained, my heart sinking. I’m sorry she said, … Continue reading

  

Travelling on a low FODMAP diet in Laos

1Dec

Travelling on a low FODMAP diet in Laos

Laos has to be one of, if not, the most relaxed country in the world. We were there for the end of Buddhist Lent and I don’t think it is a coincidence that this Buddhist culture is the reason the … Continue reading

  

10 Tips for Keeping Your Gut Healthy This Christmas

1Dec

There are plenty of tasty temptations over Christmas...

It’s the silly season again! We will all be tempted to eat far too much, drink ourselves daft and collapse in front of the telly. And then there’s the relatives. They come bearing gifts we don’t want and stay for … Continue reading

  

Bah Humbug! Hope For Christmas Future?

1Dec

Christmas party cheerful friends at having drink and fun

The Christmas and New Year holiday break can be a pretty challenging time for the human body. Many independent factors come together and conspire to give our bodies a pretty good kicking and I am certainly no exception to this … Continue reading

  

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