Tagged: alcohol

How to detox your body


A detox is essentially a holistic regimen to clear your body of toxins, invigorate your senses and rejuvenate. If you don’t want to go to extremes like colonic irrigation, here are a few simple and effective ways to help you … Continue reading


How to Choose a 30 Day Rehabilitation Program


If you, or perhaps someone that you know, need to go to an intensive rehabilitation facility then you may be considering a 30 day program. This is exactly what it sounds like, a month on lock down without the influences … Continue reading


The Fight To Stay Sober: Why You May Not Want To Battle Your Addiction On Your Own



Addiction – no matter what it is that you are addicted to – can be a very hard thing to beat on your own. There are many factors that play into why it is such a tough road for people … Continue reading


How can family help substance addicts on the road to recovery?



Substance addiction can bring in a very powerful, negative impact to any individual and the people around him. In fact, substance addiction costs the US government around $200 billion per year, so the problem is indeed very demanding. But how … Continue reading


Alcohol awareness week



Did you know that next week (14-20 November) sees the start of alcohol awareness week? An initiative run by Alcohol Concern (you know them- the founders of Dry January!) which aims to raise awareness of the risks of alcohol to … Continue reading


5 Things You Should Do If You Have a Problem with Alcohol


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There is no clearly defined line that separates moderate drinking from problem drinking. If you feel ashamed of your drinking, hide your habit from others, or feel that you “need” to drink in order to feel better, you may have … Continue reading


Enjoying Green’s gluten and wheat free beers


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


Stress and Self Medicating: A Deadly Combination


There is no denying the fact that stress can be very damaging to a person’s physical and mental well-being. Stress is common and isn’t necessarily a bad thing, however, when a person is unable to handle it effectively it can … Continue reading


Your Recovery Toolbox: How to Adopt Physical Exercise While Beating Your Addiction


Fighting an addiction of any kind may be one of the most difficult things you will ever do in your life. Relapse rates are notoriously high among recovering addicts – as many as 60% will relapse at some point, and … Continue reading


Wheat or gluten free beer at the CAMRA beer festival?


Montys gluten free beer

I’m asking a question here because I’m not quite sure. I’m planning a visit to London with colleagues tomorrow and received this very helpful response from CAMRA about whether there would be any wheat and/or gluten free beers available. Last … Continue reading


Don’t Let ED Ruin your Relationship


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Erectile dysfunction can cut right to the core of a couple’s relationship, whether you have been together for years or are just getting into the swing of things. When a man cannot perform in the bedroom it can have devastating, … Continue reading


Is Binge Drinking Really That Bad?


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What the UK Government defines as binge drinking might come as a shock to some. Binge drinking is defined as the intake of twice the recommended daily alcohol limit. For men that means eight units, the equivalent of four pints … Continue reading


Alcohol and atopic eczema



  Some trigger factors for  acute atopic eczema flare-ups are easier to recognise than others. Those that are better known are stress, season, and allergies. Others include air-conditioning, sleep-overs, and drinking alcohol, for example. Alcoholic drinks like beer, spirits and wine … Continue reading


Allergic to Chestnut – nut allergy or latex allergy?


Nut, gluten, wheat, dairy, soya free chocolate sponge

Should you eat chestnuts if you have a peanut or tree nut allergy? I’ve researched and written about this before and chestnuts aren’t really nuts in the true sense so could be alright for some people with nut allergies, but … Continue reading


Alcohol Concern release an ‘Alcohol Harm Map’ as part of latest alcohol awareness campaign.


Alcohol concern map

Ever wondered about the greater implications of excessive alcohol consumption? Today Alcohol Concern has released an Alcohol Harm map as part of their campaign to increase awareness of alcohol use. Interestingly this campaign allows people to look directly at their … Continue reading


Vodka made from milk? – dairy allergy #milkallergy


Black Cow Pure Milk Vodka

This week I heard about an amazing new product being made in Dorset with whey from grass grazed cow’s milk. I can’t drink milk because I’ve got a dairy allergy so I was only half listening, but when I realised … Continue reading


The day after the beer festival with a wheat allergy


Beer soap at the Great British Beer Festival 2014 - not much #GF beer though

Well I braved the beer bellies and crowds of men and had a hoot at the Great British Beer Festival. I did indeed find ‘the only gluten free beer at the beer feestival’ and enjoyed quite a lot of Stringers … Continue reading


Will there be gluten free beer at the Great British Beer Festival?


Great British Beer Festival 2014

Great British Beer Festival 2014 – just ONE gluten free bottled beer available If you have coeliac disease or are allergic to wheat you will no doubt know that finding suitable beer is not easy, so you might not think … Continue reading


Choosing a safe university for your allergic teenager


Helicopter parent of an allergic child

Thanks to Tiffany, we have an intimate insight into a parent’s worries and fears for their allergic child when they head off to university alone… Tiffany (aka helicopter parent) planning which university is best for her allergic son “I want … Continue reading


New gluten #GF and wheat free beer from Van Bulck


Gluten Free Van Bulck Beer delivery

A day in the life of an allergy blogger is never dull. The doorbell is often ringing with new deliveries of freefrom stuff to try out. There have to be some perks to blogging apart from the proud feeling when … Continue reading


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