What’s living in my gut? Check out the British Gut Project

Just a really quick blog to let you all know about the British Gut project. It’s a subject that fascinates me and numerous studies have shown that factors affecting gut microbiota can have a huge impact of whether certain people get eczema, allergies and asthma. Basically you sign up, it costs about £75 minimum to […]

Top 10 blog posts in 2015

It’s not quite all about cold sores, eczema etc It’s that time of year when we make resolutions and reflect on the challenges and achievements of the previous year. I did a bit of analysis on the most popular blog posts from last year and these are the top 10… whoops, there appear to be […]

FODMAPS for the frightened FreeFromer

Now I’ve read about FODMAPS. They’re complicated. Huge lists of fruit and vegetables that could be causing all your IBS symptoms. I have to admit, FODMAPS has me running for the hills because I am already avoiding some pretty major food groups and really annoying things like celery and tomato to boot. So last week’s […]

Working, speaking and eating at the Allergy Show 2015

This year’s Allergy Show went by in such a blur of activity I cannot believe I still didn’t manage to speak to and visit all the stands I’d ear-marked for attention. It was heaving and sometimes you just had to walk on by when the crowds were four deep clamoring for free samples. Supporting the […]

FODMAPS explained – foods to avoid with IBS

Now you probably know quite a lot about food, allergens and healthy eating, like me, but sometimes people mention something I should look into and I’m completely stumped. More than one person has mentioned this weird acronyn to me too so I thought it was about time I looked into exactly what FODMAPS is all […]

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 […]

Living with Eosinophilic Disease – why non IgE responses need greater awareness

Just for a change as I’m sure you get bored with my voice on here all the time, here is a blog about Eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorder (EGID) which I have to confess to knowing very little about. Here to entertain you today is Kate who writes The Recipe Resource blog and also attended the Houses […]

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…

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…