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 […]

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 […]

What Allergy? in Mail on Sunday – newspaper who brand us all paranoid

Right you lot, I normally don’t recommend anyone to buy the Daily Mail in any form. If it was the only newspaper on the shelves I would probably walk on by hissing and spitting at it. But this weekend my blog is in it! Woo Hoo. I still haven’t quite got over the ‘woman is […]

Ordering a gluten free meal on a BA flight – rubbish!

This is a hot topic in the allergy world, flying with allergies. I have a very interesting blog here from my friend Jaqui who recently flew to the good-ol-US-of-A for a holiday of a lifetime. She asked me for advice about the trip, where to go when she got there for gluten free food and […]

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 […]

Be thankful in 2014 – allergies can be a gift

Have you written any New Year’s resolutions yet this year? i.e. Get cured of allergies, eradicate eczema, eat out more without fear, world peace, get fit, write that book… Do you struggle to keep to them? Why not explore the idea of continually viewing life as a chance to change, to be better and to […]

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 […]

Gluten or Wheat free beer – coeliac disease or wheat allergy?

If you have a wheat intolerance or allergy, beer could cause you problems and you probably avoid real ale and lager. There may be some beers that you can drink, I found out that whilst gluten free beers may still cause you problems, there are some wheat free beers out there!

Food allergies and intolerances – find out more at Wendover library, 13th June 2013

An opportunity to find out about food allergies and intolerances from someone who has been there and knows how hard it can be to get support. Ask questions, find out useful tips and chat to people who understand. Everyone welcome. Free from refreshments will be available.