Voted Best FreeFrom Blogger in People's Choice Awards @FoodsYouCan

Voted in the Top 5 UK allergy blogs and Top 10 Health Blogs 2016 (Vuelio) for 3rd year running. Nominated for Allergy Blog Award 2017. Packed with nearly 500 articles about living with multiple food allergies, intolerances, eating out with allergies, living with eczema and a whole lot more...


Looks, toasts and tastes just like REAL crumpets!

This week we tried the new Newburn Bakehouse Gluten Free Crumpets and we were very impressed. Thank you for sending us a free sample So what’s in them? The ingredients… These delicious crumpets are not only gluten free but also dairy free. Those with a cow’s milk allergy will know what I mean here – […]

Listen very carefully, I shall say this many times…

This week a waiter in Canada has been charged after an allergic diner was served fish instead of steak; the customer was seriously allergic to fish and has alerted the waiter about this but sadly he had an anaphylactic attack and spent two days in a coma. Why did this happen? How could this happen? […]

No, not ‘poor Ruth’… NEVER say this!

This is a rant and I may be being unreasonable again but don’t pity me. Don’t look at me and think… poor thing. And NEVER EVER say, “Oh Poor Ruth!” when a table of food is mostly off limits apart from a few safe things. Just don’t do it. DON’T DO IT! I don’t have […]

Soya allergy and guar gum – is there a connection?

If you are allergic to soya you should take a very hard look at anything containing guar gum. This is something I’ve never come across from any doctor or allergy specialist so I’ve never worried about it before. However, if you examine ingredient lists from many freefrom foods, guar gum is often present. So what […]

Voted in the Top 10 Health blogs AGAIN!

We’ve done it again! This is a really quick thank you to everyone who reads, shares, comments and enjoys this blog. So how do they decide the Top 10 Health Blogs? This is what they told me… “How does Vuelio decide its weekly Top 10 blog ranking is a question we’re often asked – by […]

The Allergy Show 2016 – The best bits…

This year the Allergy Show didn’t disappoint. But I’m not your average coeliac or freefrom shopper. I struggle with a lot of freefrom food and try to eat as little processed food as I can. This goes for a lot of the mass produced freefrom food out there. I just find it causes me skin […]

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 […]

My first vlog: 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. Watch my first vlog and #getyourskinout Don’t be shy. Don’t hide away. Who cares what people say? I have the scars from nodular prurigo on my legs […]