Archives for October 2011

Allergic to holidays?

Do you find that your skin and eczema flares up when you go on holiday abroad? What could be causing this? Stress? Food? Different water? Hay fever? It’s almost as if I’m allergic to holidays!

Can a Pill Cure Hay Fever?

I have always suffered from what I would have called mild hay fever, annoying, but just something I got on with. If I sat on grass I would get itchy eczema along with the usual sneezing runny nose and eyes and if I spent to long outside, asthma. I usually took antihistamines to combat the […]

Natural and luxury skin care products

You probably take careful note of what you eat, but do you examine the ingredients in the skin care products you use? Do you understand what all those ‘ates’ and ‘iums’ really are? and how do you find really natural products to use?

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy – Diary day three!

Third session of oxygen therapy for allergies and asthma. The hardest part is comitting to and actually having the session, making time in the busy work/life balancing act, but I’m hoping it will be worth it. Find out more here…

First ever Free From Food Festival, 25 – 27 November 2011

An exciting new food festival, focusing on “Free From” foods is launching on Friday 25th November for three days at Southbank Centre. will bring together many “Free From” food specialists & the growing number of artisan producers who create a range of gluten, wheat, dairy, sugar and/or egg free goods.

Nickel in kitchen cupboard door handles

Which kitchen door handles are nickel free? Does anybody know? There are a plethora of choices of different styles in all kinds of metals but what are they made of? If you have a nickel allergy where should you go to buy nickel free handles?

What is the difference between cold sores, shingles, eczema herpaticum and impetigo?

There are many skin problems that you may be unlucky enough to suffer from at some time in your life, but it can often be difficult to identify exactly what it is that you’ve got. Some skin complaints can look remarkably like another but the treatment might be very different.

Gifts of flapjacks make everything OK

Flapjacks are the ultimate comfort food, and there are so many different recipes and ways to cook them. They can easily be nut, dairy, gluten, soya, egg and corn free. Here are a few of my favourite recipes since the autumn weather is fast closing in.

Linalool in skin care products can cause eczema and allergy

Have you ever heard or linalool? It’s found in many skin care, cosmetic and shampoo products but it is known to cause eczema and allergic reactions in some sensitive people. Are you one of them?