Stupid things people say when you have allergies…

Dealing with allergies is never easy. Whether you have a single allergy, non-IGE or IGE, it is always difficult to adjust to the lifestyle changes required to keep safe. Often people without allergies won’t understand the difficulties faced when you, or your child, have an allergy. My own daughter Daisy has an allergy syndrome, called FPIES, which has changed the way we run our home and our life. At present Daisy cannot eat dairy, soy or chicken without a severe vomiting reaction, and has other problems including reflux and asthma. In addition to this, she has intolerances to strawberries and a few other foods. This means that we have to be super vigilant about what foods we feed her, where we eat and even what foods we keep out at home. Almost everything seems to be a potential allergen for Daisy and the simplest of tasks, like giving the cats treats, can become fraught with worry and anxiety about accidental allergen exposure.

Daisy Staying in hospital
Daisy in hospital after an FPIES reaction
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Stress Awareness Month – 9 tips to reduce stress (AD)

AD. Did you know that April is National Stress Awareness Month? With the new financial year starting in April for lots of businesses, and self-employed people, it doesn’t come as a surprise to me! In April I always find myself spinning lots of plates. I have a tax return that I want to get filed as early as possible. There are lots of family Birthdays and it is the time of the year when our social calendar always begins to fill up. Today I want to share with you 9 tips to reduce stress. Hopefully, these tips will help you during National Stress Awareness Month and beyond!

Stress Awareness Month

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Trying Bassetts Vitamins Omega-3 + Multivitamins Orange Flavour Pastilles (AD)

AD. My little daughter Daisy is a bit of a fussy eater*. She has FPIES, and multiple allergies, so it isn’t surprising really. We always liken Daisy to having days where she eats like a bird and days where she eats like a horse. This has got better in the last few months, but we are always conscious of trying new foods and giving her lots of fruits and vegetables. On the days where she doesn’t want to eat a lot, I like to make her a nice smoothie, to get plenty of goodness inside her. Recently we were invited to try the newly launched Bassetts Vitamins Omega-3 + Multivitamins Orange Flavour Pastilles for 3 – 6-year-olds. Today I want to share a few thoughts about them, and even share a little artwork that Daisy has created!

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How to Beat the Winter Blues (AD)

AD. With the coldest time of the year quickly approaching, it’s always a rush to get ready for the conditions and prepare to settle down for the months ahead. When it’s freezing outside, you may feel a little more lethargic and not want to do anything with your days off but that’s exactly the opposite of what you should do. You need to make the most of the shorter days: below are some suggestions of ways to tackles the blues and really make the most of your time.

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Review: Colladeen Visage (AD)

AD. Since becoming a parent in 2016 I feel like my self-care has fallen by the wayside. I’ve gradually become better at self-care as a parent and trying to do more for myself. I was recently offered the chance to try Colladeen Visage, which is designed to help support normal collagen formation in the skin, and I decided I had nothing to lose really! This is my Colladeen Visage review.

Colladeen Visage

Colladeen Visage retails for £18.95 per 60 tablets, and you take two tablets daily with a meal. I have been taking my tablets at dinnertime, as I know I would forget at other times. You can buy Colladeen Visage here.

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