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“Hello Ruth I stumbled across your “short story” in the December issue of Exchange, what a great insight that was, how many of us have been where the poor girl was! Luckily now at nearly 57 I do not suffer as I did when I was a child but find very little support for adults. Thanks again for a great site I cant stop returning , looking at other items – brilliant” Colin Griffiths

“I am totally inspired by your blog and I think the work your doing is brilliant.”
Victoria McKenzie-Owens,

“Your website/blog is great and a wonderful resource for patients. Thank you for all your time, effort and work on it. Working together we can make the planet more allergy aware and allergy smart! You are an expert in living with allergies and therefore have much of value to offer the medical community and patients. Sharing your experiences and tips is a wonderful way to provide caring outreach. Continued best wishes to you!”
Anne Russell BSN, RN Nurse Consultant & Health Educator: Allergy/Asthma

“Firstly, I’d like to say how happy I am to have ‘stumbled’ over your site and the blog on eczema – especially your recent post on coping with eczema on your face. It is because of that post that I found the site – I had googled coping with facial eczema and up popped your blog in the results. I suffer from eczema, in the creases of my elbows, calves and also, worst of all, on my face and neck. Reading your post on facial eczema was like seeing my thoughts and experiences written out. The bit I especially liked was ‘Eczema is not life threatening. It’s just common old boring eczema. It’s not exciting and scary like allergies. It doesn’t need to be taken so seriously… or does it’. It’s exactly how I feel, how can I whine and moan about having eczema when there are far, far worse things to suffer from. But if it is the only thing you suffer from, it does matter and it is serious – to you. Facing the world when its flared up is one of the hardest things for me, it could be paranoia but I see stares in shops from people unsure of what it is. If I’m honest, I’m not sure why I am emailing other than it is nice, finally, to read and find someone who is going through the same thing.” Brian McKay

In the interest of pure research on how food allergies affect family health insurance premiums , RCHI assigned one of our team members to review She went back a week later with glowing reports on the site. It is indeed a great resource when you want a more personal look on people living with allergies. –

“It looks like is going really well and you do manage to cover a fantastic selection of topics. Between you and Micky Rose’s Pure Health blog I scarcely need to look anywhere else for my allergy information these days!!”
Michelle Berriedale-Johnson,

“I just wanted to say how much I absolutely love your Facebook page! Thanks for your fabulous site.” Thahn Thai of Zach and Charlie’s Food Discovery

“I learn something new every time I read your newsletters. Sincerely think they’re great.” Amie Prest, co-founder of The Mesquite Company, passionate about food, flavour and facts.

“I came across your website, and I think it’s awesome. I was impressed with the content and information. I have been working in the nutrition industry since 1997, and am also a freelance writer.
Tom Hines, Nutrition Geeks!/nutritiongeeks

“Ruth your newsletter is absolutely brilliant. I’m so proud to know you… you are going to be one of the leading authorities in allergies EVERYONE will want to advertise on your site. “ Dr Lynda Shaw

“I am a fellow blogger and ran across this looking for a shining light of laughter in a dark allergy infested time in my life LOL. Thanks for the funny laughs…I did use one of your jokes you shared on there and gave you a link back to here so hopefully you will get some new subscribers to your blog. I am enjoying it…best!
Heather, WineNot

“Do you know what Ruth – this is the first time I looked at your business web site. This is pretty impressive, actually brilliant.” Jeanette Dixon

“This is such a great resource that you are providing and you give it away for free. I enjoy seeing websites that understand the value of providing a prime resource for free. I truly loved reading your post. Thanks!”

“Thanks so much for taking time to answer my e-mail. I’m so sorry about your intolerances. I do hope everything will work out for you. You are so concerned about other people. I certainly am so grateful for your kind help. I also will talk with my naturapath. Thank you so much.”

“I hadn’t realised just how much ignorance there is about allergies and their possible dangers, even among the medical profession. Congratulations on the important work you are doing.”

“I found your article “Eat with your Eyes” very interesting. I too have a dairy allergy and have found eating out very difficult.”

“Many thanks for your efforts and kind reply. the chocolate cake will help with the suspense and hopefully with his (Raymond that is) keen interest in gluten allergy he will be kind enough to reveal all….fingers crossed and once again many thanks carol.”

“Here at Rampage Studio we love What Allergy? and have found this site invaluable for our latest venture. Rampage is looking to embark on a new online video web venture focussing on food allergies and intolerances and would love for budding young cooks who suffer with gluten, dairy, egg etc, to get involved.” Natasha Roberts, Rampage Studio,

Thanks to all of you who took the time to comment. It really is greatly appreciated.


  1. Just wanted to say thank you! Found your site while searching Google for ways to get over reactions. My husband is an EMT and so when I had my first ever food related allergic reaction today he took care of it right away… however, I needed a bit of empathy and a way to stop freaking out. Your site provided that while I waited for my hives to go away. Thanks for the free peace of mind!

    • Hi Sarah! Hey that’s why I write it, because there isn’t much like this out there. It can feel very lonely. I know very few people who get unexplained allergic reactions like me so it’s nice to know you’re not they only one isn’t it? Do you subscribe to the weekly newsletter? Well it’s weekly when I write stuff. Been a bit quiet over Christmas but hoping to start scrawling again soon. Visit:

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