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In her day job Sue has just been filming in rural Africa and although the scenery is fabulous and the people are wonderful, the breakfast on offer can be pretty dire. But if you are a coeliac, of course, you have taken your own!! For much more on coeliac disease see here.


More connectivity between hospital departments is greatly to be wished for - but please can it be via wired connections... Similarly, we want out children to have access to the internet, but not via wifi only! For more on electrosensitivity see here.

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Voakes FreeFrom were the winners of the FreeFrom Food Awards in 2015 - but it might not always have been that way.
Until Laura was diagnosed with coeliac disease six years ago the possibility of a gluten-free pork pie had never even crossed their minds. But since making pork pies was what Nick's family did, something had to be done! For more on the Freefrom Food Awards see here.

Another person's poison

Dr Janice Joneja investigates this condition which plagues so many people early in the year: its symptoms, what foods and pollens can actually be involved; the relevance of birch sensitivity; its relationship to IgE mediated food allergy; identifying the foods that are triggering symptoms and how to manage the condition. Here for more articles and research reports on OAS.

Another person's poison

A run down on the huge number of 'freefrom' products on display at this year's Natural and Organic Products show at Excel. For a daily update on new freefrom products to hit the market, see our FreeFrom Food pages.

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The UK FreeFrom Food Awards were announced at a buzzing party at the Royal College of Physicians in London on April 26th. See here for all the winners; see here for videos of the presentations; see here for a report on the 'freefrom' social scene!


The presentation for the very first German FreeFrom Food Awards took place in Berlin last weekend – and a roaring success they were to! Read all about it here. Meanwhile, over in Dublin, they were busily judging the first ever Irish FreeFrom Food Awards – read all about that here! Back in the UK, the presentation to the winners of the main Freefrom Food Awards UK will take place at an invitation only party in Regent's Park in London next week.

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What you need to know and what you need to do. FoodsMatter editor, Michelle Berriedale-Johnson, explains what you need to do when you or your child have been diagnosed with a treenut or peanut allergy. Watch the video and then follow the links to a wealth of helpful information.
See here for many more articles and research reports on peanut and treenut allergies.

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A new awareness raising campaign about the seriousness of anaphylaxis from the Anaphylaxis Campaign – designed to sit alongside NICE's new quality standards for allergy care.

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'Marvin the paranoid Android' has eosinophilic colitis and spent much of last year being tube fed. But he is now able to eat again , even though his diet is very limited. He describes his 10th birthday party complete with edible bearded dragon cake and Borough 22's specially created doughnuts... For more on eosinophilic diseases see here.

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Coeliac diarist Sue Cane enjoys an evening out with fellow coeliacs at the River Cottage with not a speck of gluten in site! For more on the management of coeliac disease see here.

Another person's poison

Delicious Alchemy is celebrating their 10th birthday by setting up the Delicious Alchemy Charitable Foundation with the aim of improving the lives of people on restricted diets - and their first project is a book. But they need money to produce it and are launching a crowd funding initiative via Thunderclap on 18th April.

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How to tell the difference between food allergy and histamine intolerance if you believe you have both. Dr Joneja explains. For more on histamine intolerance see our histamine section here - and if you have a question for Dr Joneja on histamine, salicylate or any other obscure intolerance, email us and we will ask her.