Allergies

Can Your Pet Be Allergic to Humans ?

Mia Rozenbaum | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mia Rozenbaum

Just like people, dogs and cats can show allergic symptoms when their immune systems begin to recognise certain everyday substances - or allergens - as dangerous. Even though these allergens are common in most environments and harmless to most animals, pets with allergies will have an extreme reaction to them.

It's Official, My Daughter Has Autism

Reneé Davis | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Parents
Reneé Davis

Nowadays she rarely sleeps through, and she is six next week. On top of all this she never outgrew the toddler meltdowns, and her violent outbursts have been steadily getting worse.

Mind, Body, Me - How I Retrained Myself to Eat for Wellness After Discovering I Had Food Intolerance...

Bunmi Scott | Posted 03.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Bunmi Scott

A number of years ago I became very unwell and spent some months in and out of hospital. To my shock I was told that I had a rare autoimmune that had no cure and a disease that not many in medical field knew much about.

Do We Really Need To Eat Gluten Free Food?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Once upon a time, gluten free food was only available in health food stores. Now, it seems to be cropping up here, there and everywhere, with restaura...

My Top Tips for Coping With Children With Allergies

Bunmi Scott | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK Parents
Bunmi Scott

Once you know what your child's allergies or intolerance are then this is when you get creative with meals that they can eat. You will need to understand and know food inside out especially what's in them.

How Ombre Hair Left This Woman Fighting For Her Life

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When you go for a quick colour treatment at your local salon, the last thing you expect is to be left fighting for your life 48 hours later. But th...

Suffering With Hay Fever? You Need To Eat Probiotic Yoghurt

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If you're one of the 10 million people in England with hay fever, you might find that eating a pot of probiotic yoghurt each day could ease your sympt...

Third Of People Feel No Sympathy Towards 10 Million Allergy Sufferers

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 23.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Roughly 10 million people in the UK are allergic or intolerant to at least one type of food. However the rest of the nation has no sympathy towards su...

When Is It Okay To Eat Mouldy Food?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

There's nothing worse than opening a tub of blueberries to find a furry friend tucked away among them. Mould is a pain in the backside - and on...

6 Ways To Stop Hayfever In Its Tracks This Spring

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Spring is here, bringing with it sunshine and flowers. But for many, it also signals a more sinister side to the season. Our old nemesis: pollen. ...

Following My Letter to Jamie Oliver

Claire Campbell-Adams | Posted 17.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Campbell-Adams

My husband or I will phone ahead, tell them the kids have Coeliac Disease and ask if they have gluten free choices on the menu, they say yes, we tell the kids, then off we go. Inevitably we arrive to find that whilst they do gluten free for adults they don't for children.

A Parent's Response to the 100 Chefs' Letter to the Daily Telegraph

Laura Kenny | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Kenny

I have seen this attitude before to allergies, that it is up to the allergic person to sort out what they eat, not for the restaurants to provide the information. That's fair enough in theory, but if the information isn't there for staff, and the person with an allergy asks about a particular dish, how is that member of staff supposed to answer?

There Might Finally Be A Cure For Peanut Allergies

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 28.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Australian scientists may have found a way to end life-threatening peanut allergies. A study by the Murdoch Children's Research Institute in Melbou...

Leave Science To The Experts

Colin McQuistan | Posted 18.02.2015 | UK Tech
Colin McQuistan

Stupid tends to attract stupid, like a poo magnet. The Food Babe is influential; 876 thousand Facebook fans (the "Food Babe Army" FTW). And with that level of blind, ignorant, social media justice behind her, she can do some serious damage.

Why Dry Roasted Peanuts Are Bad For Allergies

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you think you might be allergic to nuts then you'll probably want to steer clear of dry roasted peanuts, following new research suggesting that the...

What It's Like Living With a Life-Threatening Allergy

Lucy Sherriff | Posted 29.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Sherriff

It's a huge pain in the arse. And actually quite scary sometimes too. I have a fair few food allergies: nuts, which can set me off into an anaphylactic reaction, fish, makes my lips swell, hideous stomach cramps and vomiting, kiwi, bananas, mustard, raw eggs, milk - the list goes on. Not to mention hayfever, eczema, mild asthma.. yep, I was one of those kids.

How Asthma Sufferers Are Putting Themselves At Risk

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

With 5.4 million asthma sufferers in the UK (that's one in every five households), chances are everyone knows somebody with the condition. But des...

This Super Jab Could Be The Answer To Your Hayfever And Eczema Nightmares

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Suffering from asthma or eczema can have a serious impact on a person's work, social life and overall wellbeing, but all that could be about to change...

This Makes Your Allergies Worse

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you have allergies, you're more likely to feel the brunt of them if you're stressed out, says new research. Feeling stressed - including by all...

How to Beat Hay Fever the Natural Way

Melanie Hackwell | Posted 31.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Melanie Hackwell

Hay Fever, also known as Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis, affects millions every year so here are some tips for natural ways to alleviate those pesky symptoms, and hopefully you can rejoice the summer rather than dread it:

Women With Airborne Allergies May Be More At Risk Of Blood Cancer, Says Study

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Women with airborne allergies - particularly in relation to plants, grass and trees - may be at higher risk of blood cancer than others, a recent stud...

Gluten Allergies Don't Exist, Says Specialist Doctor

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

The key symptoms of a gluten allergy may be a combination of migraines, mood swings, deep fatigue and a gamut of gastro-intestinal problems from const...

How To Ease Your Hay Fever Symptoms

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Along with the recent burst of sunshine, there has been an increase in people asking for help with their itching eyes and streaming noses. This is...

Equalities Minister Hospitalised After Biscuit Incident

PA | Posted 06.05.2013 | UK Politics

Equalities minister Jo Swinson has praised hospital staff after she needed treatment following an allergic reaction to a biscuit. The Liberal Democ...

The Allergies to Life That We Don't Understand

Zion Lights | Posted 17.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Zion Lights

It was late at night when I accidentally consumed dairy, which I am - apparently - deadly allergic to. My tongue swelled up straight away, followed by my lips and throat. I looked in the mirror and tried to decide how serious it was. Probably not very, I thought.