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A fibrous diet may benefit people with asthma

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 may become inflamed easily, making it harder to breathe. This condition cannot be cured, but […]

If being obese is a disability so is having allergies

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 with larger seats, special parking spaces and other facilities. What? This is crazy. I am […]

The Best Anti-Allergen Bedding

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, the most common at present are allergic reactions caused by dust mites and their droppings. […]

Ten brilliant gift ideas for people with eczema, allergies

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 and has to plan meals out with military precision? Buying chocolates and smellies needs a […]

The Alford Arms wins FreeFrom Eating Out Awards

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 Live at London Excel. I am a little late with my review due to massive […]

The ultimate freefrom advent calendar – no chocolate

I have a bugbear about Christmas at the moment and that is chocolate advent calendars. What is this obsession with chocolate or treat filled calendars? We never had these when I was a kid (showing my age there); instead we had the old fashioned card type with a picture on it with doors hidden, to […]

Not fussy, I just have allergies

What gets me is those people who will say, “Steak WITH cheese sauce please. I can eat EVERYTHING.” They say this after I have ordered mine, checking they don’t ‘butter the steak’, requesting no sauce, and checking whether the mushrooms are cooked in butter and asking not to have the onion rings or tomato. Well […]

8 benefits of oxygen therapy #eczema #asthma

I’ve been having oxygen therapy now for a couple of months so what have I found? Has it helped? What are the benefits? Well I’m going, once a week now, so that tells you something. Full of energy – Straight after a session, I often feel a bit sleepy. It is so calming inside the […]

BBC Breakfast filming about new allergen labelling laws

Today I have been filming with Graham Satchell of the BBC for a feature about the new allergen labelling regulations which will become law on the 13th December. Watch it here. You can find out more on the Food Standards Agency website. Imagine my horror when they announced they want to look in the fridge […]