Archives for April 2014

Calling all adults with peanut allergies !

This week I went to the Royal Brompton Hospital in London for an initial consultation to assess my eligibility for the TRACE peanut study. The study aims to pinpoint the level of peanut protein small enough to cause no reaction in allergic people. The Food Standards Agency is hoping the study will help identify thresholds […]

Allergy & FreeFrom show 2014 – coming soon

Because it’s National Allergy Awareness Week I’m going to do a blog every day and the first is about The Allergy & FreeFrom Show. If you have allergies, coeliac disease of food intolerances this is THE must attend event of the year and is taking place from 4th to 6th July 2014. And you know […]

It’s National Allergy Awareness Week 2014

This week I will be mostly making a big fuss and talking even more than I normally do about living with multiple allergies to help spread awareness because it’s Allergy Awareness Week from Monday 28th April to Sunday 4th May and this year the Food Standards Agency is making a Thunderclap of a fuss about […]

Ten things you can do with coconut oil for eczema and allergies

I just love coconut oil. I only really discovered it over the last few years and now my cupboard is never without a jar. It has so many amazing uses that I just had to share with you what I use my coconut oil for. I take some with me wherever I go so it’s […]

Dairy, wheat and gluten free nettle pesto recipe

Since my garden is groaning with beautiful fresh green nettles, before I dig them all up and bung them on the compost heap, I’m making as much tea, pesto and soup as I can, because nettles are positively bursting with goodness. This recipe is so easy and you can tailor it to your own needs. […]

FODMAPS explained – foods to avoid with IBS

Now you probably know quite a lot about food, allergens and healthy eating, like me, but sometimes people mention something I should look into and I’m completely stumped. More than one person has mentioned this weird acronyn to me too so I thought it was about time I looked into exactly what FODMAPS is all […]

Happy Easter – alternative treat to easter eggs

Happy Easter to you all from What Allergy? There are lots of companies making freefrom dairy and nut free Easter eggs out there including Kinnerton, Plamil, D&D and Celtic chocolates but for those of you who failed to get hold of one or just fancied something different, here is an alternative easy, quick and totally […]

Gluten, dairy, nut free fruity fridge flapjacks

I love flapjacks. They’re healthy, easy to make and delicious and this week I have had a kind of flapjack epiphany. I made the River Cottage no-bake fridge flapjacks which are gluten, dairy, nut and soya free. Yes you heard me, I didn’t cook them. No oven used at all. Just the fridge. This could […]

Are Food Intolerance Tests Reliable?

About ten years ago, I took a YorkTest test on the advice of my then nutritionist. I wasn’t getting any help from my doctor at the time who told me I couldn’t possibly have other allergies! We were struggling to pinpoint which foods were triggering my stomach and skin complaints. They didn’t seem to be […]