Low muscle tone, hypermobility & food intolerance – their effect on childhood development

Low muscle tone, hypermobility & food intolerance - their effect on childhood development - A Free From Life

I’ve been meaning to write this post for some time. Then I found out I’d been nominated for an award and it put the post to the front of my mind again. I mean me, little old me and my little old blog? It’s a lovely honour that someone should… Continue reading »

What is leaky gut syndrome?

What is leaky gut syndrome? - A Free From Life

“Leaky gut syndrome” is a term used to describe symptoms and conditions caused by the immune system reacting to particles, toxins or other substances that have been absorbed into the bloodstream via a porous (“leaky”) bowel (source: NHS). The digestive system not only breaks down food and absorbs nutrients, it… Continue reading »

Allergen labelling rules mean people with food allergies and intolerances are more confident about eating out, says FSA

Are people with food allergies and intolerances more confident about eating out - A Free From Life

Since the introduction of allergen information rules in 2014, are people with food allergies and intolerances more confident about eating out? Over 2 million people in the UK have a food allergy, with an estimated 600,000 having coeliac disease and in acknowledgement of this, in December 2014, the EU Food… Continue reading »

Pecan Cookies – gluten, dairy and egg free

Pecan cookies - A Free From Life

Few things are more comforting in life than the smell of freshly baked cookies (fresh baked bread and ground coffee are up there too). It’s home, it’s childhood memories and a great big hug all wrapped into one. ‘Free From’ cookies don’t have to be tasteless, dry or gritty and… Continue reading »

Catering for multiple food intolerances and allergies at Wagamama

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Restaurants should look to Wagamama as an example of how to cater properly for those with multiple food intolerances or allergies. Yes I know, I know, I moan a lot about how difficult it is to eat out when you have multiple food intolerances or allergies, but I’ll keep on… Continue reading »

Peach and blueberry cobbler

Peach and blueberry cobbler - A Free From Life

This peach and blueberry cobbler was something I literally just cobbled together at the weekend – I know, bad jokes aside, this came out of a need for some comfort food, as well as to use up whatever ingredients happened to be available. I’m trying to teach my eldest daughter… Continue reading »

Dairy free diaries

Dairy Intolerance - what you need to know - A Free From Life

My son is dairy and wheat intolerant and although I make most things to suit him, I don’t always avoid these items in my own diet. Having suffered long-term with IBS, I’ve found my own symptoms are worsened by nightshades (potatoes, tomatoes, peppers and aubergines, mainly). Avoiding these foods definitely… Continue reading »

Frangelico chocolate truffles

Frangelico chocolate truffles - A Free From Life

These chocolate truffles were so easy to make and took next to no time to prepare. I made them with my daughter and whilst she made a batch and added vanilla extract, I added Frangelico liqueur to make mine boozy! Have you tried Frangelico? If not, what are you waiting… Continue reading »