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 »