Dawn’s posts

Dawn

About Dawn

I am just about 39 years old, married with a daughter who was 3 in July, 2011. I live in Dundee We discovered my daughter was wheat intolerant when she was 2 using a process of elimination. When she was 2.5 we got her registered with a dietician who did a symptom based diagnosis of Coeliac. They suggested we keep all Gluten out of her diet and reintroduce gradually when she’s older. So far we have only seen a reaction to Wheat and not all Gluten and it is showing no signs of disappearing unfortunately. She used to get mild Eczema when she ate chocolate or too much dairy but she seems to have mostly grown out of that now.

Coping with anxiety and panic attacks

21Aug

In the years when cavemen roamed the earth, survival was based on knowing the appropriate response when confronted with a predator. If, while out hunting, you rounded a corner and came across a sabre-toothed tiger, you had 3 choices for … Continue reading

  

Cognitive Hypnotherapy – What’s that about?

21Mar

When we have a problem that we are facing, there are a number of different ways we can address it. Let’s take smoking. You have decided you want to give up smoking. You know that it will require willpower and … Continue reading

  

What is cognitive hypnotherapy?

13Mar

Ever driven through a set of traffic lights and wondered a few seconds later if the lights were really on green? Ever taken an instant disliking to someone within minutes of meeting them for the first time? Ever walked out … Continue reading

  

How you become the local cake maker

1Mar

Gluten free cake

Since my daughter started pre-school we have had to deal with some new and challenging situations around her needing a gluten free diet. The most challenging one is around the birthday parties she is now getting invited to. We take … Continue reading

  

I want a mince pie!

2Dec

It’s that time of year again. Do you know what the best thing about Christmas is for me? Starbucks. I know. That’s pretty sad isn’t it? You see, at this time of year, Starbucks bring out two things that I … Continue reading

  

For the love of bread

17Oct

The single biggest problem with a gluten free diet is bread. Not only is shop bought bread expensive, it’s also dry and makes really poor sandwiches. In fact my daughter won’t eat it as a sandwich. You can get gluten … Continue reading

  

How do you get a 3 year old to understand their allergies?

7Oct

So how do you get a 3 year old to understand that they can’t eat wheat? That if they eat wheat they will end up in pain and discomfort for days around going to the toilet? How do you get … Continue reading