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Tagged: peanuts

I’m her worst allergy! No I’M her worst allergy…

30Jan

Sorry Dairy, I think Peanut wins this fight. Definitely my worst allergy!

This is a silly blog inspired by a cartoon I saw recently of a glass of red wine arguing with a lovely mug of black coffee about who she loved the most. She loves me more! said the angry glass … Continue reading

  

I shared my Ombar #dairyfree #nutfree #soyafree chocolate

30Nov

Ombar dairy, gluten, wheat, soya and nut free chocolate

I’ve talked about this before. Sharing. I’m not good at it. Not when it comes to my special #freefrom carefully sought and expensively bought wares. Especially not when it comes to chocolate because the chocolate I eat has to be … Continue reading

  

Milk and peanut allergy patch – potential cure?

20Jul

Could there be a cure for peanut and dairy allergy? Those of us with one or multiple allergies often dream of a world where our allergies could be cured forever but it’s a long way off. We all know that … Continue reading

  

The Problem with Nuts

5May

Well, to be honest, it is not nuts that are the problem, it is the confusion arising from the laudable efforts of regulators and manufacturers to improve allergen labelling for the benefit of allergic consumers. But, nuts being at the … Continue reading

  

FreeFrom Food Awards shortlist is out… my highlights may differ

17Feb

Really scrummy, nicely seasons fish cakes

Earlier this year it was that time of year when I get on my FreeFrom Food Awards disguise and hot footed it to Foods Matter Towers for some very secret food tasting. Before I get started you will be delighted … Continue reading

  

Calling all adults with peanut allergies !

30Apr

TRACE peanut study

This week I went to the Royal Brompton Hospital in London for an initial consultation to assess my eligibility for the TRACE peanut study. The study aims to pinpoint the level of peanut protein small enough to cause no reaction … Continue reading

  

How to Manage Your Children’s Food Allergies

21Mar

Pictured above: Stephanie Gatewood

Mother of two, Stephanie Gatewood, 43, from Virginia, US, knows only too well how stressful food allergies can be. Both of her children suffer with severe peanut allergies. She has a blog called Peanut Free Parenting and has written a … Continue reading

  

(NOT) New peanut desensitisation treatment

30Jan

Today the news about ‘groundbreaking’ peanut desensitisation featured widely on the radio and in the newspapers and it was heart warming to hear the story of Lena, who can now live without the fear of peanuts after her successful treatment … Continue reading

  

Are tiger nuts actually nuts?

3Jan

Horchata Spanish milky drink made with Tiger nuts - available from Plamil

Ever heard of tiger nuts? They sound very like nuts but are actually the small dried edible tuber of a kind of sedge which is grown in the ground like potatoes. Also knows as cyperus esculentus or chufa sedge, nut … Continue reading

  

Dangerous to eat almonds with peanut allergy

25Oct

Allergy UK http://www.allergyuk.org/

If you have a nut, peanut or any allergy really cross contamination, especially with nuts which are often stored in large warehouses in open sacks or containers, you MUST remember that it is very hard to guarantee no traces of … Continue reading

  

Lower quality of life in children with peanut allergy

10Oct

Having allergies can be scary but you grow to learn to live with them, to grasp control of your life and get your own processes and checks in place to make sure you stay safe when shopping, eating out, snacking … Continue reading

  

Should you eat almonds if you have a nut allergy?

27Aug

So, the peanut and nut allergy may not extend to almonds, blood tests show very low percentages for both almonds and coconut. I can eat coconut no problem, I love the stuff! Praise be for Coconut milk and Thai curries. … Continue reading

  

What you need to know about nut allergy in France

27Aug

The lonely peanut, By Ruth Holroyd

Did you know that the french don’t really have one word in their vocabulary for nuts? Many people mistakenly think the word noix or noisettes is the word for nuts. Indeed this might be just the word you’re looking for … Continue reading

  

Allergy Adventures story time and picnic in Wendover Woods – 31st August

11Jul

Allergy Adventures

Summer is finally here so with true British optimism the next What Allergy? Allergy Support Group, brought to you with the support of The Anaphylaxis Campaign is going to be story time in Wendover Woods on Saturday 31st August. I’m … Continue reading

  

Should a nut allergic avoid water chestnuts?

20Jun

This vegetable may sound nutty but actually water chestnuts are nothing like a nut at all. Some people do panic and avoid eating any foods with nut in the title when they have an allergy but you should be able … Continue reading

  

The Allergy Show – my top four funnys

13Jun

Allergy Show 2013 goodies

Since returning from the Allergy Show life has been hectic with work and preparing for a talk at my local library about Food allergies and intolerances (10.30 – 11.30am on Thursday 13th June at Wendover library – more on that … Continue reading

  

Action Against Allergy – information

12May

The symptoms of allergy and allergy-related illness come in many different forms, from a mild irritant to a severely debilitating chronic condition. About one in three of us suffers allergy for all or part of our life and although there … Continue reading

  

Airlines in America are Considering Banning Peanuts on Board Flights

17Jun

Federal regulators are considering a snack attack on America’s airlines that would restrict or even completely ban serving peanuts on commercial flights.Advocates say the move would ease fears and potential harm to an estimated 1.8 million Americans who suffer from … Continue reading

  

Scientists Crack Peanut Code in Children

12Jan

Clinicians and scientists at UHSM (University Hospital South Manchester), the University of Manchester, and Phadia AB in Uppsala, Sweden have developed a new and significantly more accurate blood test for peanut allergy, which predicts whether an allergic reaction to peanuts … Continue reading