People who grow up with food allergies typically have a different relationship to food than those who grow up allergy-free. While this by no means indicates that an eating disorder will naturally develop (far from it!), it is worth noting that someone who has experienced a frequent adverse reaction after eating will typically think a bit more about what they put into their … [Read more...]
Kissing eases eczema and allergy symptoms
You heard it here first! Kissing is good for you. Well we all know that, but kissing when you have eczema and allergies could be particularly beneficial! I love this piece of news, more proof that snogging is seriously underated and I can't think of a much better treatment for eczema and allergies, can you? [Thank you Kym for this gem of news] This study, conducted by … [Read more...]
Is depression an allergic reaction to inflammation?
Just a very quick blogette for you today. I saw this, which is actually not new news, it was reported in January this year but still merits attention. New research has discovered that some depression is caused by an allergic reaction to inflammation in the body. I have long suspected that this might be the case since low moods plague me when inflammation is out of control in … [Read more...]
Do you hate the term ‘allergy or eczema sufferer’?
How do you feel when someone refers to you as an eczema sufferer or an allergy sufferer?We have to live with it but we don't have to suffer. Well, apart from the eczema flare-ups and the allergic reactions which plague us; but we can choose to take a positive stance, get on with life and live with it as best we can. We don't suffer our allergies, we live the best, … [Read more...]