The Obesity-Allergy Link

Dr Nicola Davies, author of ‘I Can Beat Obesity!’, considers the relationship between the two conditions. It is thought that around one in four adults in the UK are obese (the highest prevalence in Europe at 24.9%).1 In addition, the number of people affected by one or more allergies is thought to be more than [...]

By | 2018-01-16T11:33:42+00:00 October 2017|Diet, Food Allergies, Probiotics|0 Comments

The Oats Issue

THE OAT ISSUE - to be an allergen or not to be an allergen Michelle Berriedale-Johnson, founder of the FreeFrom Eating Out Awards and trustee of Action Against Allergy. Back in August (1915) Ruth of What Allergy? was at a judging session for the FreeFrom Eating Out Awards at which the subject of oats arose [...]

By | 2018-01-16T16:06:04+00:00 November 2016|Food Allergies|0 Comments

Rare Food Allergies by Alex Gazzola

Alex Gazzola explores the problems and consequences of living with one or more allergies to usually non-reactive foods.  When it comes to food allergies and intolerances, most of the conversation, information and research focuses on gluten and the so-called top 14 allergens – principally milk, eggs, nuts, peanuts, soya, gluten-containing grains and sesame. With ‘free [...]

Understanding Food Protein Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome – by Dr Marie Wheeler

Understanding Food Protein Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome – a potentially severe sensitivity affecting infants. Dr Marie Wheeler MB ChB,MRCP,DCH Many acute allergic reactions (which are called type 1 or IgE reactions) are fairly easy to spot with symptoms such as an urticarial (hive) rash, eye swelling (periorbital oedema), facial oedema (swelling) and a close temporal relationship [...]

The role of food in Nickel Allergy – by Janice Joneja

The role of food in NICKEL ALLERGY explained by Janice Joneja PhD, RD Food allergy caused by nickel was first suspected when dermatologists noticed that some people exhibited symptoms of dermatitis on skin surfaces that were not in contact with any known allergen. These dermatologists suspected that the allergenic source might be in something ingested [...]

Infant Food Allergies: Prevention and Early Feeding – by Janice Joneja

New guidelines explained by Janice Joneja Ph.D, RD One of the most significant changes in paediatric food allergy management in recent years has been in strategies to prevent food allergy in early infancy.  Previously the idea prevailed that if the most highly allergenic foods are withheld from the infant until the immune and digestive systems [...]

Worming my way out of allergy, food intolerance, MCS and more… by John Scott

John Scott My health problems began in early childhood with allergic asthma, which segued into perennial rhinitis in my teens and sinusitis in my twenties. Then, in my thirties, I began to experience difficulty tolerating food, at which point I consulted some of the best allergists in the UK.  This led to a diagnosis of [...]

Herbs and Herbalists – by Michael McIntyre

A definitive look at the background to new legislation by Michael McIntyre, member of the Governing Council of the College of Medicine, and Chair European Herbal and Traditional Medicine Practitioners Association and  Professor George Lewith, College of Medicine Vice Chair and Professor of Health Research at Southampton University. All UK practitioners prescribing herbal medicines are to [...]

By | 2016-12-12T13:16:27+00:00 March 2011|Food Allergies, Gardens, Herbs|0 Comments