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Monthly Archives: August 2016

Could An Allergy ‘Cause’ An Eating Disorder?

29Aug

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 … Continue reading

  

What did my office think of the new Newburn Bakehouse thins?

29Aug

Newburn Bakehouse Seeded Thins with caramelised onion humous, courgette and mange tout

The lovely people at the Newburn Bakehouse sent me a huge box of their new #glutenfree thins to try out. Look out for the new Seeded Sandwich Thins and Fruity Snack Thins with orange and sultana. Both varieties were really … Continue reading

  

Pecan and raspberry Rocky Road – Low Fodmap

29Aug

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Rocky road is so easy to make and a great looking snack, but not for regular consumption as it is very calorific! This version is not too sweet as dark chocolate is used and the recipe is low fodmap.  I … Continue reading

  

Coronation chicken – low fodmap

27Aug

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Coronation chicken is a favourite traditional dish in the UK and was first devised for Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation in 1953 by the Cordon Bleu chef Rosemary Hume and Constance Spry. Rosemary was described by Constance as the ‘brains’ of … Continue reading

  

8 Apps for Your Emotional Health

23Aug

The pace of our life speeds up constantly. The environment we live in today is safer, but ironically, much more stressful and hectic than the world of our ancestors. Our smartphones alone cause enough troubles and distractions to drive us … Continue reading

  

Where have all the O’s, B’s and A’s gone? You can help fill the gaps – #missingtype?

22Aug

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NHS Blood & Transplant need your blood. You may have seen their latest campaign entitled #missingtype. The campaign has been designed to attract blood donors new and old. The campaign is running across several social media channels including Twitter and … Continue reading

  

End of an era: Lucy leaves nursery

21Aug

This was our last time ever through the big blue doors…   Five years ago, I carried Ella through these doors in her car seat as a little baby, when life was still so full of worry and uncertainty.  The … Continue reading

  

Why a Career in Biostatistics Could be the Best Move for You

21Aug

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If you are thinking about pursuing a career in the diverse and expanding field of public health, you should consider becoming a biostatistician. In this dynamic position, you will be able to put your knowledge and skills to use in … Continue reading

  

Looks, toasts and tastes just like REAL crumpets!

19Aug

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This week we tried the new Newburn Bakehouse Gluten Free Crumpets and we were very impressed. Thank you for sending us a free sample Look, toast and taste just like ‘real’ crumpets! Newburn Bakehouse #GF crumpets So what’s in them? … Continue reading

  

Summer Baking Class with Ella

16Aug

We are almost half way through our summer holiday.  We’ve had some lovely family days out, seen family and friends. There have also been days where we’ve had nothing planned and just spent some much needed time at home and … Continue reading

  

The Moorland Wild Bilberry

14Aug

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In the month of August, the moors around Lancashire and Yorkshire provide an abundance of wimberry (more frequently called bilberry). These little berries are delicious but it takes some effort in gathering them, but it is certainly worth that effort. … Continue reading

  

What’s in My Rosacea Flare-Up First Aid Kit?

11Aug

Rosacea Triggers You Can't Avoid - Rosy JulieBC

The best way to survive a rosacea flare-up is to stop it from happening in the first place. Easier said than done! I’ve been living the Rosy Life for 16 years. I eat foods to avoid rosacea triggers and boost … Continue reading

  

6 Ways Acupuncture Could Benefit Your Health

10Aug

Acupuncture had been practised for thousands and thousands of years over time, perfecting and refining the techniques used. Extensively studied, acupuncture has shown significant results for those with ongoing health issues or problems. Although some still remain sceptical, there are … Continue reading

  

Listen very carefully, I shall say this many times…

8Aug

Eat with your eyes!

This week a waiter in Canada has been charged after an allergic diner was served fish instead of steak; the customer was seriously allergic to fish and has alerted the waiter about this but sadly he had an anaphylactic attack … Continue reading

  

No, not ‘poor Ruth’… NEVER say this!

5Aug

Don't pity me... I have allergies. It's not so bad. My life is so rich in other ways

This is a rant and I may be being unreasonable again but don’t pity me. Don’t look at me and think… poor thing. And NEVER EVER say, “Oh Poor Ruth!” when a table of food is mostly off limits apart … Continue reading

  

Soya allergy and guar gum – is there a connection?

5Aug

Coconut Collaboratives Snow Coconut sticks and soya allergy

If you are allergic to soya you should take a very hard look at anything containing guar gum. This is something I’ve never come across from any doctor or allergy specialist so I’ve never worried about it before. However, if … Continue reading

  

Rosacea – A Day in the Life of

5Aug

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Sarah Jagger, Celebrity makeup artist and rosacea sufferer, recently embarked on a venture which aimed to shed new light on the struggles those with rosacea will experience day to day. As a part of Galderma’s ‘Experience my Rosacea’ campaign, Sarah … Continue reading

  

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