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 »

Do children’s menus need to be so gluten and dairy heavy?

Do children's menus need to be so gluten and dairy heavy? - A Free From Life

I took two of my children out for dinner on Friday for a treat. Husband and eldest daughter were both out, so we thought, why not? It’s hard to eat out though, if you’re intolerant to dairy and wheat. Whilst I can’t fault the management of the restaurant we went… Continue reading »

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 »