Archives for February 2012

99 year old allergy specialist doctor nearing 100th birthday and still practicing!

Are allergies just a modern thing? Dr Bill Frankland, 99 year old allergy doctor would disagree. He’s been treating allergies throughout his career and pioneered research, treatment and allergy testing. Read on for a bit of inspiration…

‘Origins long wearing concealer’ for covering up skin rashes

Ever wished you could wear makeup but know that it irritates your skin? I’m not promising miracles but this concealer works really well for me. Cover up those rashes when you have a flare-up. Read on to find out more…

Please don’t wear perfume…

Many people suffer with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) which is an allergic reaction to perfumes, fragrances and chemicals but how does this affect your daily life and how do you cope?

National Allergy Strategy Group parliamentary reception – inspirational, emotional and packed!

The National Allergy Strategy Group (NASG) do loads to build awareness of allergies. 22nd Feb saw allergic people, MPs, doctors and allergy specialists all coming together to share their stories, journeys, advice, statistics and support.

The scores are on the doors – freefrom food awards shortlist announced!

What’s so special about today? Apart from it being pancake day (read on for #GF #DF #EF recipe) the shortlist for the Freefrom Food Awards 2012 have just been annouced. So who made it? You’ll have to read on to find out more…

Don’t miss the Online Clinic on Food Allergy at TalkHealth 21-27th Feb

Have you got a burning question about allergies that you’d like to put to an expert? Don’t miss the talkhealth Online Clinic for Food Allergy this week from today, 21st Feb to 27th Feb. Come along, ask questions an join in discussions.

Bird’s Custard powder invented because of egg allergy!

Did you know that Bird’s custard was invented over a hundred years ago because of egg allergy. Yet we are constantly told that allergies are a new thing. Perhaps they’re not so new and people just suffered ill health in silence. Read on for more custard facts…

Enjoying the veg box thing

This week chard appeared in my veg box. Its fate lies in a Thai green curry tomorrow night. More on that to follow, unless disaster strikes, and if you like fruit and veg read on to hear about the delight of this week’s veg box.

Judging the freefrom food awards 2012 – Shhhhh Ruth!

Did I mention that I was asked to judge at the Freefrom Food Awards? For a little insight into the fascinating process we freefrom food judges partake in during lengthy and in-depth tasting sessions, read on…