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Proud to be one of the Top 5 UK allergy blogs and Top 10 Health Blogs by CisionUK 2014 and 2015. Packed with nearly 500 articles about living with multiple food allergies, intolerances, eating out with allergies, living with eczema and a whole lot more...


Pure Taste, London – gluten & dairy free – 9/10

I think I have found a new favourite restaurant. In fact I know I have. Pure Taste is not only totally gluten free but also completely dairy free as well, so before you even start looking at the menu that’s two allergens to stop worrying about. This makes ordering food when you have multiple allergies […]

FreeFrom Food Awards shortlist is out… my highlights may differ

It’s that time of year when I get on my FreeFrom-Food-Awards-Disguise and hot foot to Foods Matter Towers for some very secret food tasting. Before I get started you will be delighted to hear that the Shortlist for the FreeFrom Food Awards is now out. More nut free products please! This year I changed it […]

Dear E45, why don’t your adverts feature any dry or eczema skin?

Dear E45 I have eczema. I might be your perfect customer had I not already tried E45 and found it made my skin worse due to presence of lanolin. Lanolin, a known skin irritant, yet it’s found in E45 for dry, sensitive skin. Why is that? So what are the ingredients of E45? Why might […]

Brasserie Blanc with allergies – 9.5/10 for service and safety

My favourite freefrom friendly restaurant so far for 2015 has to be Brasserie Blanc. Last year it was The Alford Arms in Frithsden, who won the FreeFrom Eating out Awards 2014. Check out Alford Arms Wins FreeFrom Eating Out Awards 2014 to find our more about them. My best find so far in 2015 is […]

Pros and Cons of washing hair with rhassoul clay

I have been washing my hair with rhassoul clay now for about a month. Not every time as it is more time consuming but it does work. Here are my good and bad bits from using rhassoul clay as a shampoo. The Pros of washing hair with rhassoul clay The positives far outweigh the negatives, […]

What’s in the allergic girl’s handbag?

What do you never leave home without? I am one of those people with a Mary Poppin’s type bag, inside which I carry around everything but the kitchen sink. Sometimes I wish I could leave the house with nothing, but there are so many things I have to take that I end up covering every […]

Perfumed sanitary products cause irritation to sensitive skin

Just a note of caution to the ladies out there, men you can all look away now. I’m talking about the dreaded monthlies. The builder’s are in. Stop reading now if you are a squeamish man who doesn’t do ladies problems and winces at the mere mention of ‘periods’. You have been warned… Not all […]

Rhassoul clay shampoo for dry, itchy eczema scalp

If you have eczema, psoriasis, sensitive skin and/or a dry flaky scalp then you are probably familiar with the constant search for that perfect shampoo. The solution to all your dry itchy scalp woes and an end to all those embarrassing flaky bits of skin that look like dandruff. I’ve tried everything from coal tar […]

We need to see disabilities and allergies as normal

On 13th January Newsnight featured a segment on disabilities in acting and film making. The debate focused on criticism of the recent Stephen Hawking film, ‘The Theory of Everything’ where the lead part of Stephen is played by Eddie Redmayne. The complaints were about disabilities – how could Eddie, an able bodied healthy actor who […]