Calling all adults with peanut allergies !

This week I went to the Royal Brompton Hospital in London for an initial consultation to assess my eligibility for the TRACE peanut study. The study aims to pinpoint the level of peanut protein small enough to cause no reaction in allergic people. The Food Standards Agency is hoping the study will help identify thresholds […]

How to Manage Your Children’s Food Allergies

Mother of two, Stephanie Gatewood, 43, from Virginia, US, knows only too well how stressful food allergies can be. Both of her children suffer with severe peanut allergies. She has a blog called Peanut Free Parenting and has written a book called When Peanuts are Poison. Speaking about how her children’s severe peanut allergies affected […]

What you need to know about nut allergy in France

If you thought noix and noisettes were the words for nuts in French then you need to read this. They have a few key phrases for the collective group of nuts and it could be very easy to get confused when eating out or buying packaged foods…

Kidney bean allergy? What the legume is that all about?

If you have an allergy to peanuts or soya you could develop problems with other legumes, including peas, beans, lentils etc. But you might be fine with other legumes and a problem can arise at any time. Read on to find out more about the slow sneaking up of my kidney bean allergy

Breastfeeding could cause allergies in kids?

Breastfeeding could cause allergies in kids? I read this and thought, ‘That’s crazy! We all know breastfeeding is good for babies’. What do you think of this study? Are you confused too?

Celebrities have allergies too

Since it’s National Allergy Week this week I thought I’d see what was in the news about allergies. There isn’t much really, which is a shame as we should all be raising awareness. After a little research I realised that lots of celebrities have allergies, so I thought I’d find out more…