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Food Allergy or Food Intolerance?

One man’s food is another man’s poison. Lucretius 50BC Do you find yourself avoiding particular foods because of a bad reaction? If so you’re in good company. The number of people who think they have a food allergy or food intolerance is on the increase in the UK. Food Allergies are On the Rise According […]

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Learning to Breathe

As a child I suffered from asthma. Every year I would spend long spells in the hospital and take weeks off school while I struggled to breathe. Faith Healing My parents took me to various specialists and paediatricians and made sure I took my medication every day.  They also brought me before every faith healer […]

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Are You Vitamin D Deficient?

Earlier this year the UK’s four Chief Medical Officers wrote to health professionals reminding them to be alert to the signs and symptoms of vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D deficiency made news headlines again last week when a young couple called for an inquiry into two London hospitals responsible for the care of their four-month-old […]

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Are you Part of the Free From Food Revolution?

Earlier this week pop star Miley Cyrus provoked a bit of a controversy over gluten-free diets when she reacted to speculation about her sudden weight loss by announcing on Twitter: ‘For everyone calling me anorexic, I have a gluten and lactose allergy. It’s not about weight it’s about health. Gluten is crapppp anyway!’ She also […]

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Hay Fever is on the Increase in the UK

Spring is my favourite time of year apart from one thing – hay fever. The beginning of Spring is always marked by several days of suffering as I sneeze and wheeze, my eyes and throat itch and I generally feel like I’ve got a mild dose of flu. Eventually the eye drops, nasal spray and […]

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