Why a2 milk gives me nightmares

Ever heard of A2 milk? Those of you in the allergy and dairy intolerant community may well have come across it. It is a new type of milk created in New Zealand where the A1 milk protein has been bred out of the milk to make it safer for some people to drink and easier […]

28 things to ask your doctor to get an allergy referral

I recently found out about these guidance questions that you or your child might like to ask your healthcare professional in the NICE guidelines. They may or may not help and there are probably loads more questions one could ask, but they’re a start. The first 12 in the list are from the NICE guidelines. […]

Cutting out processed foods – Week 2 update

All is going well on the NO processed foods experiment. We are both eating more healthily as a result and planning a week’s meals in advance helps, being organised and sticking to it. What could possibly go wrong? I have been making my own humous which is very delicious. This morning’s batch is quite limey […]

Cutting out processed food to help eczema, Day 4

Just a quick blog post today to say, it’s getting better. It’s slowly getting easier. Today I have had stewed apples with some porridge, chia seeds and pumpkin and sunflower seeds added, made with oat milk. No picture of this because I can never seem to take a photo of porridge that doesn’t look like […]

Twenty tips for cutting out processed food

Cutting out processed food is no easy feat. I know, I’ve tried it. So here, to set down some ground rules and get you started and explain how to go about cutting out the wrong things and eating the right things are my twenty tips for successfully cutting out processed food.Just google ‘cutting out processed […]

Cutting out processed foods to help eczema – day 3

Not much to report today. Day 2 was a bit of a disaster – the aftermath of drinking red wine the evening before has taken its toll. Well it was his birthday and we did have a lovely evening, but things are itchy today as a result. Yesterday was worse. A handover and headache – […]

Cutting out processed foods to help eczema – Day 1

I wanted to do a series of video blogs about this but my iphone has decided I shouldn’t be videoing myself. I have managed to go pretty much ‘processed food free’ now for months but I keep slipping up. I get it right for days at a time and then temptation falls in my path […]

Understanding food intolerance: fact from fiction

If you have allergies or food intolerances, or suspect that you have, you’ll know how difficult it is to pinpoint and identify exactly which foods are causing you a problem. I was always sceptical about food intolerance testing, but attending this event has changed my views. Read on to find out why…