Guest Blog - Claire Dunn of no faff Talks All Things Clean and Wheat Free

Guest Blog - Claire Dunn of no faff Talks All Things Clean and Wheat Free

My youngest was not quite 2 when through a process of trial and elimination, I discovered that he was intolerant to wheat.  After nearly 2 years of putting lose bowels, red dry itchy skin and a bloated tummy down to the usual teething, bugs from nursery, eczema in the family and toddler chub I decided it wasn't right.  He wasn't right.

At first we eliminated dairy but 5 days later, no change.  Next we tried wheat and after 3 days, the red dry skin was gone, bowel movements had improved no end and the bloated tummy was less bloated.  Another couple of weeks later and he was a different boy. 

And so with the relief of finally understanding what was going on, came a bucket load of confusion.  What should he eat?  What alternatives are available in the supermarkets? As I trawled through the aisles reading all the labels, the confusion turned to frustration.

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Blue Monday - Not So Blue?

Blue Monday - Not So Blue?

Since 2005, the third Monday of January has been known as Blue Monday, as it is supposed to be the most depressing day of the year.

Whilst most of us may well be feeling blue after Christmas, with the grey weather, feeling the pinch and more than likely having started a diet, you might be surprised to learn that the term ‘Blue Monday’ was actually coined by a holiday company, to encourage people to get their holidays booked!

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Mindfulness and Meditation

Mindfulness and Meditation

It’s a new year and for a lot of us, that means a fresh start. Many of us enter the new year determined to become fitter, healthier, or aim to give up our vices. Mindfulness and meditation could be the perfect tool to help us with those goals.

There seems to be a lot in the press at the moment about mindfulness, but mindfulness is not a new idea. Mindfulness is a way of paying attention to the present moment, using techniques like meditation, breathing, and yoga. It helps us become more aware of our thoughts and feelings so that instead of being overwhelmed by them, we’re better able to manage them.

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What I have learnt from taking up paddle boarding

What I have learnt from taking up paddle boarding

Ok so not the most obvious of sports to enjoy when you live in a land locked county in England. Earlier this year I decided I needed a little bit more fun in my life but I had no idea what that looked like. It then popped into my head that I wanted to try paddle boarding after watching my teenage boys try it on a lake in Italy a year earlier.

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Watching a friend deal with cancer

Watching a friend deal with cancer

Breast cancer awareness month is upon us, so it feels important to write on the subject of cancer and treatment. Writing about cancer is a difficult subject for so many obvious reasons, and so much has been written about it. I have been putting off writing this blog for a good couple of weeks… I have been feeling the fear of writing about this because although two people in my life have been touched by cancer, it feels difficult to write about something as an outsider.

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