Archives for March 2015

Finally, gluten free corn flakes and honey flakes

This month, thanks to Nestle, I’ve been trying out their new gluten free honey flakes for breakfast. They also now make Gluten Free Corn Flakes so if you are coeliac or can’t have cereals with wheat, these are a great choice for a healthy breakfast. I’ve not opened the corn flakes yet, working my way […]

100 unknown chefs and me on Radio 5 Live

If you didn’t read my rant last week in response to the Telegraph article about the letter from 100 top chefs up in arms about the new allergen regulations, where have you been? Social media has been buzzing with irate allergics and coeliacs but not much from the supposed Top Chefs in question. First of […]

Tangle teezer helped heal scalp eczema

Who would have thought that a simple brush would help so much in the healing of my scalp eczema. I have tried everything from various lovely new natural shampoos, rhassoul clay shampoo, organic scalp oils etc. and whilst these all help, I continue to rip my scalp apart with my comb or brush. Even soft […]

Top chefs attack new EU regulations on allergens in food

Well this morning the allergic community has been up in arms at recent coverage of the new EU regulations about food allergens. You can read the whole article here in the Telegraph, “EU chefs attack new EU regulations in allergens in food”. In December last year a new law made it necessary for anyone selling […]

Healthy wheat free bread roundup #GF #WF #DF #EF

Have you ever looked at the ingredient’s list on gluten free bread and wept for just a simple bread with flour, water,salt and yeast? It seems impossible to achieve and although there are now some amazing gluten free breads on the market including Genius, NewBurn BakeHouse and M&S gluten free bread, these all contain xantham […]

Shame on you JK Rowling – asthma is normal, not funny

Have you seen JK Rowling’s The Casual Vacancy recently on TV? The character called Colin Wall (Simon McBurney) who was portrayed as a weak, over-stressed weirdo who had asthma and was always puffing on his inhaler, made my blood boil. Why is every odd character given a ‘weak’ condition like asthma, allergies, eczema etc. suggesting […]

10 things only eczema people do

I loved this blog post by Deborah Cicurel for Metro.co.uk, “17 things you’ll only know if you have eczema”. It made me smile because I do most of those things and because it’s good to smile about our trials and remember that we have this condition but it’s not so bad. We get by with […]