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A blog about allergies and associated conditions.

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

  

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

  

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

  

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

  

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

  

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

  

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

  

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

  

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

  

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

  

Can you eat mini cheddars?

23Dec

Can't eat mini cheddars - got a dairy allergy

Do you ever feel the steam rising when people who know you have allergies keep on offering you unsuitable snacks or foods? I think it’s just an instinctive sharing thing, I think people don’t mean to make you want to … Continue reading

  

A fibrous diet may benefit people with asthma

20Dec

High fibre diet could help improve asthma symptoms

Asthma is known to affect millions of people worldwide. It can be triggered by various environmental factors including dust mites, animal fur, smoke and even pollen. For asthmatic patients, the airways in the lungs are very sensitive to irritation and … Continue reading

  

If being obese is a disability so is having allergies

18Dec

I couldn’t quite believe what I was hearing on the news today, that being fat can constitute a disability. The EU court ruling means bosses of obese staff who meet the criteria of the ruling would have to provide them … Continue reading

  

The Best Anti-Allergen Bedding

18Dec

No one wants to be beset by coughing, sneezing, breathing difficulties and a feeling of general malaise; although unfortunately nowadays it seems that more and more people every year are being affected by allergies. Although animal-based allergies are very common, … Continue reading

  

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

16Dec

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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

  

Ten brilliant gift ideas for people with eczema, allergies

15Dec

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With only a few shopping days till Christmas this blog is a little late but you still have time. So what do you buy for someone who has to eat only special nut and dairy free chocolate, has sensitive skin … Continue reading

  

The Alford Arms wins FreeFrom Eating Out Awards

10Dec

FreeFrom Eating out Awards 2014

This has been a bit of a whirlwind year for me, what with eating out in Copenhagen and Birmingham and now as a roving judge for the FreeFrom Eating Out Awards 2014 which were announced in November at Food Matters … Continue reading