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My dermatologist said ‘Clear the dance floor’.

I have just had my six monthly checkup with my Dermatologist, Dr John Reed at Oxford Churchill Hospital. We were discussing his insistence that using steroids more frequently to dampen down and reduce inflammation would help my skin. It’s a tough one, I always want to follow his advice but there is always a voice […]

Calling all coeliacs in Barnet, Herts!

A market researcher I know is running some focus groups in Hertfordshire on behalf of a gluten free food manufacturer and would really value your views on a range of matters about a gluten free diet. All participants have the chance to provide valuable input to help influence gluten free foods, plus you will receive […]

Show your eczema scars, scabs and nodular prurigo

It doesn’t matter what your skin looks like. Don’t miss out on being spontaneous, feeling the sun on your skin and getting those white legs out this summer. Don’t be shy. Don’t hide away. Who cares what people say? I have the scars from nodular prurigo on my legs at the moment, which have mostly […]

20 things you can do to reduce hay fever symptoms

The recent coverage of seasonal tree pollen allergies on Countryfile Diaries was really good, but as is the usual thing with TV, you miss out on so much of the actual filming. You guys only get a snapshot. But I got so much information and learnt so much from the Shenagh Hume, the garden expert […]

Two thirds of Brits can’t correctly identify what gluten is…

Half don’t know gluten is contained in cornflakes, pasta, pizza, fruitcake and biscuits. Nearly one in ten people have started cutting wheat or gluten from their diet, yet confusion is rife as to what gluten actually is and where it can be found. In fact, new research has shown that 70 percent of those surveyed […]

Countryfile diaries seasonal allergy special on 20th May

If you love nature but also want to find out how you can enjoy the Spring and Summer and embrace the outdoors whilst minimising the effects of your hay fever read on… Simple tasks like going for a walk, run or gardening when you have hay fever can become almost impossible during the hay fever […]

Save hundreds on prescriptions every year!

Since it’s National Allergy Awareness Week this one should save you money, OR make you feel better about how much you’re already saving! If you don’t have a prescription prepayment certificate yet then you should seriously consider getting one. I’ve had one for years and they are a godsend. They save me hundreds of pounds […]

NEWSFLASH: ilumi freefrom pouch soups in Aldi for 99p

I just had to share this because I don’t know what I’d do without ilumi pouch meals. I always have some in stock because I can eat some of their soups and curry #freefrom meals and it is just such a treat not to have to cook every meal from scratch. If you have a […]

The Alford Arms is closed due to fire…

My favourite pub and amazing winners of the Free From Eating out Awards in 2015 has had to close due to a fire. I am so sad about this because they make such an effort to provide me with a choice of starter, main and pudding and it’s always such great tasting food. I am […]