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The Perfect Retreat – freefrom cafe in Chesham, Bucks, UK

The Perfect Retreat allergy friendly cafe in Chesham, Buckinghamshire is possibly my favourite cafe in the world EVER because you can get wheat, dairy, soya, egg and nut free cakes which taste amazing. Lucia, who runs this little cafe with her daughter makes all the cakes herself and is a complete genius. She even makes […]

Vodka made from milk? – dairy allergy #milkallergy

This week I heard about an amazing new product being made in Dorset with whey from grass grazed cow’s milk. I can’t drink milk because I’ve got a dairy allergy so I was only half listening, but when I realised they were talking about a vodka made from 100% pure milk my ears pricked up. […]

Help the Anaphylaxis Campaign make life-saving short film

The Anaphylaxis Campaign are making a film to help raise awareness of the stigmas surrounding anaphylaxis and encourage more young people to carry their adrenaline auto injector around with them at all times. A recent study proved that many were embarassed to have to take an injector, far too many didn’t carry theirs with them […]

iPads can cause nickel allergy

If you have a nickel allergy then you probably know the main things to avoid like metal objects, coins, zips, studs on clothes, jewellery, certain foods even. The list of things containing nickel is endless but had you ever considered that your beloved phone or trusty iPad could cointain nickel? This subject has been on […]

Hazel nuts and country walks – nut allergy alert

This is something I had never ever considered as a danger. After all, I’m an adult, I won’t be picking up nuts from the floor so I’ll be fine, right? We are also not in the habit of holding hands, the mother-in-law and I but with small children there could be hand holding, fighting, shoving […]

Is coffee making me wheeze?

The ‘itching palms and soles of feet’ saga continues after yesterday, my test coffee, made from fresh ground beans, initially seemed to not cause any reaction. By lunch time though I was rubbing my palms and wriggling my feet. The itch was back… Having already collected a whole rash of allergies I am still very […]

Wheat, soya, rye, barley and corn in your filter coffee!

I’ve been thinking a lot about coffee lately and drinking a lot of coffee lately. I always grind up my own coffee beans as I KNOW that instant and ground coffee affects me. Not always, but sometimes I get a mild adverse reaction. Sometimes migraines. If it’s just pure coffee I’m OK. So imagine my […]

Beware of Spanish Romesco sauce – contains nuts and wheat!

I love a bit of food porn, which is what I call my fascination with cookery programmes despite the fact that nearly every recipe on TV is laced with allergens that I can’t eat. I think in some way I’m imagining my other life, the one where I CAN eat all these things without fear […]

Itchy palms or soles of feet – is this a sign of an allergy?

Just this week I’ve noticed something strange has been happening. When you have allergies and eczema you get used to that – makes life interesting (Not!). So this is the thing. The palms of my hands and the soles of my feet have been itching, they’ve been on fire and so tight and scratchy but […]