2017 New Year Resolutions… taking control!

This year I’m going to get my focus back and find my caring side. For too long I’ve been in denial, that I already cut out so many things so why shouldn’t I indulge in freefrom processed foods as a treat and enjoy alcohol when I feel like it. I don’t need to watch my […]

2016 eczema and allergy highlights

It’s been a long year and in many ways a very challenging one but it’s easy to forget the highlights and focus on the negatives. I’m not sad to see the back of this year but I have a lot to be thankful for… Eczema and Allergy highlights for 2016 Lots of great things happened […]

My first vlog: Show your eczema scars, scabs and nodular prurigo

It doesn’t matter what your skin looks like. Don’t miss out on being spontaneous, feeling the sun on your skin and getting those white legs out this summer. Watch my first vlog and #getyourskinout Don’t be shy. Don’t hide away. Who cares what people say? I have the scars from nodular prurigo on my legs […]

1.5 million visitors to What Allergy in 2015!

Thank you all! What an awesome year! Happy New Year to you all, 2015 was a pretty busy year and this blog just continues to grow. Last year over 1.5 million people visited this blog. That’s awesome! People from 219 counties have visited this blog. That’s eye opening! The busiest day was last month with […]

The A word… on anaphylaxis, allergies

After the flurry of blogs that filled Allergy Awareness Week last week, I am reflecting on why I write. There are many reasons, including to share stuff I’ve learnt, help others and as a therapy; the latter being very high on the list. Writing about having allergies and ranting occasionally about things that get me […]

Freefrom highlights 2014 – living with multiple allergies

Happy New year from everyone at What Allergy head quarters (that’ll be me then). 2014 has been an amazing year; I’ve learnt loads, not just about myself and my own allergic reactions but I continue to learn so much from everyone I meet and all of you who share your experiences and comment on the […]

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 […]

Delighted to hear that food allergy death is less likely than murder

We really can’t thank Dr Robert Boyle enough for sharing the amazing news that we, the allergic community, are far more likely to die at the hands of a murderer than from a fatal anaphylactic attack. I’m so pleased. I walk around perpetually terrified of murderers on every corner (NOT). Following me into restaurants, hiding […]

A funny story about having allergies – beware of the teaspoons…

This is a true story which had me rolling on the floor laughing. One of my clients is based in Hemel and I love going into the office. They are really good at understanding that I have allergies and there is always lots of herbal tea available for me. They always take care when making […]