On the 31st March, the Department of Health opened a consultation on the NHS prescribing of gluten-free foods. The public can give their views by completing a survey found at this link. The consultation closes on the 22nd June 2017. Safer Eating fears that the public has been mis-sold facts in the government’s push to make drastic cuts across […]

It’s suddenly dawned on me that I don’t have to be quite so organised on the food front. Family trips used to be planned like a military operation. Now, when we’re heading out, catering for everyone is a whole lot easier, especially when I’m on my own and don’t have the slightly fussy mini-coeliacs with […]

It may be a lot more mainstream, but things are still confusing on the free-from front. You can get mixed messages from labels, waiters, menus, online forums – even doctors. And people have completely different interpretations of free from. For coeliacs, like my kids and me, we have to be strict and consider cross-contamination with […]

 A crazy face to match my crazy symptoms. I’ve been feeling a bit rubbish recently. Just absolutely exhausted. Definitely not my normal self… although I am not sure how normal that ever gets. I’m waiting on immunology as everything is pointing towards another autoimmune disease. If you have one, you have an increased chance of […]

Well, I’ve had a puzzling start to 2017, health-wise. Following on from last year’s post-Christmas blog (Not your average Christmas bloat), this year has been better… in terms of my stomach. I’ve been continuously bloated but I’ve had no other major problems. No more than usual, anyway. Instead, I have been having strange skin issues […]

I had planned the festive season with military precision to protect myself from any food contamination issues. But with 101 family members all in the kitchen, touching, tweaking and tasting dishes, it was a case of too many cooks spoil the broth – and the inevitable allergy flare up happened. All was well on the […]