Living on stale bread… freefrom is expensive!

It costs a LOT more to feed an allergic person than it does for those with no allergies. And I’m not just talking about the increased cost of freefrom food, although some of it is very expensive compared to its normal alternatives. There are numerous reasons for this, including increased manufacturing costs, special training for […]

You won’t believe Greg Wallace’s attitude about allergies

Thanks to Caroline Benjamin of Food Allergy Aware for sharing this lovely little video with me. The link below should take you to Facebook and shows Greg at a cookery demonstration airing his very rude and ignorant attitude about people with allergies. Here is the post from the lady who had the unfortunate luck to […]

On not living in fear because no one should have to…

Nobody should be living in fear, it’s not a nice place to be. Believe me, I’ve been there. I have spent years too frightened to eat out. Scared people will laugh at me or think I’m a freak. Fearful that I will stand out, cause a fuss, be a pain in the allergic backside. But […]

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, […]

Allergies and intolerances – are you discriminated against?

Do you think you get discrimated against because you have allergies? Do kids get included at school or left out? Do you distance yourself at work due to allergens in the workplace?