Could An Allergy ‘Cause’ An Eating Disorder?

People who grow up with food allergies typically have a different relationship to food than those who grow up allergy-free. While this by no means indicates that an eating disorder will naturally develop (far from it!), it is worth noting that someone who has experienced a frequent adverse reaction after eating will typically think a […]

Kissing eases eczema and allergy symptoms

You heard it here first! Kissing is good for you. Well we all know that, but kissing when you have eczema and allergies could be particularly beneficial! I love this piece of news, more proof that snogging is seriously underated and I can’t think of a much better treatment for eczema and allergies, can you? […]

Is depression an allergic reaction to inflammation?

Just a very quick blogette for you today. I saw this, which is actually not new news, it was reported in January this year but still merits attention. New research has discovered that some depression is caused by an allergic reaction to inflammation in the body. I have long suspected that this might be the […]

Is depression a kind of allergic reaction?

Thanks to my friend Andy for sharing this link to an article from the Guardian, “Is depression a kind of allergic reaction?”, which explores recent research and the views of many scientists who believe that depression is increasingly a result inflammation caused by the body’s immune system. The labels ‘depression‘ or ‘mental health‘ are still […]

8 benefits of oxygen therapy #eczema #asthma

I’ve been having oxygen therapy now for a couple of months so what have I found? Has it helped? What are the benefits? Well I’m going, once a week now, so that tells you something. Full of energy – Straight after a session, I often feel a bit sleepy. It is so calming inside the […]

Blog hop – my writing process by Ruth Holroyd

A friend from my local writers’ group, Susie Kearley, who writes about health, food and gardens, amongst other things, suggested I might like to participate in a ‘blog hop’, entitled ‘My Writing Process’. I’ve never done a blog hop before so it intrigued me. This one is not technically allergy related but most of what […]

Is scratching eczema, psoriasis and prurigo a form of self harm?

I am a self harmer. There I’ve said it, and you know what? I enjoy doing it. If you don’t have eczema you don’t know what I mean. It’s not like scratching a bite, I’ve had those. I can just ignore insect bites, they don’t bother me at all because I am a pro at […]

Lower quality of life in children with peanut allergy

Having allergies can be scary but you grow to learn to live with them, to grasp control of your life and get your own processes and checks in place to make sure you stay safe when shopping, eating out, snacking etc. It’s all about the preparationg and planning. And it does get easier with time, […]

Food allergies and intolerances and fear of eating anything at all…

Food should be something you enjoy. It sustains and nourishes but sometimes it makes you ill and you don’t know which food is causing the problem. It can seem like no matter how careful you are something triggers the hives, allergic eczema, sore skin, itchy throat and stomach problems but you don’t know which food […]