The presumptions.... When explaining to people that I have a food allergy they automatically think one of two things happen when I eat something I shouldn't. I go into full anaphylaxis or explosive stomach problems, which for some of us this is the case. But for others our symptoms can be not what is expected … Continue reading Could your diet be affecting your sexy time?
The virus.... As i'm guessing everyone is aware of the Coronavirus has swept through our world like wild fire, The world is at a stand still, But what does a global pandemic do for those of us with food allergies? It restricts us more than we could ever think off, and that can be a … Continue reading Allergies .v. Coronavirus
Plastic fantastic, or is it? For many years now, we the world inhabitants, have been told to change our attitudes regarding the environment. We need to be more caring, more thoughtful and less wasteful All of which is true, especially regarding us being wasteful. Each year the average UK household bins about 40kg of plastic … Continue reading The sustainable coeliac
I LOVE CHRISTMAS! Christmas is a time for celebrating, receiving and giving of gifts, love and food Lots and lots of food! With new foods, parties and sharing meals with family and friends can come with issues for food allergy sufferers. You see all the shops advertising their holiday specials just for the season, christmas … Continue reading That Christmas anxiety spirit
Cups ahoy! Shopping around I have noticed lots of different types of materials popping up for reusable cups including: wheat fiber Wheat fiber is a substance i've come across a few times as an ingredient but not as a material. So what is wheat fiber and is it safe for those with gluten allergies? Wheat … Continue reading New cup but same old bad belly?
I don't know how many people say to me "oh when I eat bread it kills me off the next day you know" but never consider they might have a gluten allergies or intolerance they just keep plodding on pooping their life away thinking nothing else of it. Well stop guys you don't need to … Continue reading So you think bread hates you…..
It's my birthday and I'll cry if I want to .... Well guys its happened, this gluten free, lactose intolerant basically vegan but still says vegetarian is at the top of 30 mountain looking at the downward slope to 40 town and i'm ok(ish) about it. I say ok(ish) because for me birthdays are a … Continue reading Hip Hip Hooray its my birthday day!
Sadness = empty ice cream tub.... To me nothing says happiness like ice cream! The cream cold slurpy mixture makes me smile even on my darkest days, and apparently i'm not the only one who feels like this. Every chick flix has a scene where the sad lady sits in her jammies eating ice cream … Continue reading I scream, you scream, we all scream for gluten free vegan ice cream!
Why?.... When I tell folks what I do for a living they seem to always ask why mental health? Why not "regular" nursing? Like mental health nursing is a bad thing to have studied. My answer is always, I like to help those with less obvious issues. I can see a broken leg and fix … Continue reading Anxiety, food and the fight….
Hope.... As a mental health nurse I find myself supporting people at their lowest point; people who are so unwell the simplest of tasks are so great they almost seem unachievable, people who can be so depressed that they feel there is no hope that there is no happiness. People who the smallest of interactions … Continue reading Happiness = cake