Archives for October 2013

Allergic to scented toilet roll – fragrance allergy

This is a warning to anyone with sensitive skin. If you think the skin on your face is sensitive imagine how sensitive your private parts are. I didn’t realise what a prude I am but there you go, I can’t bring myself to to type the word for ‘you know what’. This is a cautionary […]

Weekly freefrom shop with allergies – 8 in 1 week!

Have you ever analysed how long it takes you to do your weekly allergen friendly food shop? If you’re like me you’ll stock up, use the freezer for home made ready meals and soups but in one week I can be going to four or five different shops to get different things. I’d been thinking […]

Snail allergy cross reaction with dust mite allergy

This is Keene’s story about having a very rare allergy to snails which might have something to do with the very common allergy he also has to dust mites. Allergy to house dust mites is fairly well known but could there possibly be any connection between that and the slimy molluscs he also has to […]

Interview with Dr Chris Steele, TV doctor and coeliac

Dr Chris Steele MBE, well known media doctor for ITVs This Morning programme and recently diagnosed with coeliac disease agreed to be interviewed by What Allergy about his views on coeliac disease, getting a diagnosis and how to maintain a healthy diet when you’re avoiding gluten. He has been involved as a Health Ambassador for […]

Dangerous to eat almonds with peanut allergy

If you have a nut, peanut or any allergy really cross contamination, especially with nuts which are often stored in large warehouses in open sacks or containers, you MUST remember that it is very hard to guarantee no traces of other nuts. This product alert today just goes to consolidate that fear. MULTIPLE RETAILERS – […]

Living with Eosinophilic Disease – why non IgE responses need greater awareness

Just for a change as I’m sure you get bored with my voice on here all the time, here is a blog about Eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorder (EGID) which I have to confess to knowing very little about. Here to entertain you today is Kate who writes The Recipe Resource blog and also attended the Houses […]

What did Paul Hollywood really say about coeliacs?

The Twittersphere and social media gossip has been full of anger at comments made by Paul Hollywood in a recent interview that, he was “sceptical about the whole Coeliac thing”. He also said he thought that coeliac disease is often “misdiagnosed” and that people should try different breads citing Sourdough bread as an example. And […]

Totally gluten, dairy, nut, soya free pumpkin, sunflower, goji and chia seed flapjacks

Because it’s the weekend and we all need a bit of comfort food, here is my latest flapjack creation recipe. It’s packed with pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, goji berries, linseeds and chia seeds. This recipe is so brilliant because it doesn’t require any creaming of sugar and fat, you simply melt the wet ingredients in […]

Raising awareness about allergies at the Houses of Parliament

Over a hundred people packed into the Attlee Suite at the Houses of Parliament on Wednesday 16th October to hear expert speakers discussing trends in the prevalence of allergic disease and the underlying causes, provision of clinical allergy services and comment on progress made since the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee’s report on […]