If being obese is a disability so is having allergies

I couldn’t quite believe what I was hearing on the news today, that being fat can constitute a disability. The EU court ruling means bosses of obese staff who meet the criteria of the ruling would have to provide them with larger seats, special parking spaces and other facilities. What? This is crazy. I am […]

Allergic to Chestnut – nut allergy or latex allergy?

Should you eat chestnuts if you have a peanut or tree nut allergy? I’ve researched and written about this before and chestnuts aren’t really nuts in the true sense so could be alright for some people with nut allergies, but as we all know, it’s never that simple. I’ve eaten chestnut before, by mistake, a […]

Oxygen therapy for eczema and allergies

This week I’ve been doing something very peculiar. I’ve been diving to great depths, but not the kind of diving that involves water. I’ve just started an intensive month of oxygen therapy at The Chilterns MS Centre in Halton. Before I go any further, I do not have MS but I am very proud to […]

Colonic massage for constipation, bloating and IBS

Ever felt at your wits end, tried everything from senna to prunes and still feeling bloated and constipated? Colonic massage could be the simple answer to all your irritable bowel prayers. It’s simple, anyone can learn to do it and the relief is quite amazing…

Bupa – Advent Calendar – health tips!

Christmas can be a stressful time, especially for those with allergies and intolerances. Stay happy and healthy this Christmas and if you fancy an alternative to the chocolate or old fashioned advent calendars with just a picture, check out Bupa’s 25 healthy tips advent calendar

Sit still and stay calm! How important is this when having an allergic reaction?

What do you do when you realise you’ve eaten or drunk food you’re allergic to? Do you panic? Does your brain start to overheat, does fear begin to grip you as the swelling and tingling begins to spread? Or do you calmly take an antihistamine and sit still, just to see if it will recede or escalate?

Helping you find healthy

Is your diet healthy? Are you deficient in any vitamins or minerals? Do you know how to maintain a healthy, balanced diet whilst also avoiding certain foods due to having allergies? Make sure you know what you’re eating and that you’re eating the right stuff.

Irritable bowel and constipation – fifteen tips to avoid it

If you have allergies and/or food intolerance or have coeliac disease I’m pretty sure you will have had irritable bowel at some point. Anyone can suffer to varying degrees, but how do you shift it naturally? Here are ten tips for getting rid of constipation…

The day I used my EpiPen for the first time!

Have you ever had an anaphylactic attack? Have you ever actually used your EpiPen? If you haven’t, and have ever been scared of trying, you should read this, and promise me one thing – you’ll use yours if you are in any doubt! Please?