It is estimated that around 10 million of us in England alone suffer with hay fever. Hay fever is an allergic reaction to pollen, histamine is released into the bloodstream by the immune system when one of these allergens is detected, causing inflammation, sneezing, runny nose, and swollen and runny eyes.Read More
Wellbeing knowledge and resources to help you create a healthy and strong body and mind.
Where did our beloved pancake come from? Well pancake day, Shrove Tuesday, was the final feast before the 40 days of fasting between Lent and Easter. Pancakes were a great way of using up ingredients before the fast, like eggs and fat. Apparently Anglo-saxon Christians would be called to Church to make their confessions by the peel of the “Pancake Bell”.
Here is two gluten-free pancake recipes; one suited to savoury fillings and the other to sweet.Read More
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is a complex female endocrine disorder that affects between 5% and 10% of women. PCOS is on the rise, and is the most common cause of infertility, but in my experience it is still largely misunderstood by many health care professionals.
There are a wide variety of symptoms, and women with this condition may suffer with all or just some of them. The name “polycystic ovary syndrome” is misleading because you can have PCOS with or without ovarian cysts, and if you do have ovarian cysts, it does not necessarily mean that you have PCOS. The cysts associated with PCOS are actually eggs that do not get released from the ovary because of abnormal hormone levels. When viewed on an ultrasound scan, the unreleased eggs look like a string of pearls sitting on the ovary.Read More