Gemma

mouldy window

Mould illness

So many of my clients recently seem to have had exposure to mould - either in a previous property or their current home. This isn't ...
Ripples in a lake

Of unknown cause?

Idiopathic is a term used by doctors to describe any symptom of which the cause is unknown. E.g. idiopathic urticaria – to us would mean ...
Roller coaster

The blood sugar roller coaster

I have talked about the problems that psychological stressors can have on immune system functioning before, but physical stressors can add to your stress burden ...

Stress, digestion and the vagus nerve

As we are entering another lockdown for at least the next six weeks here in the UK, I am feeling grateful that I spent the ...

Why me?

When you or your loved ones are diagnosed with an autoimmune condition, one of the first questions that you’re likely to ask is ‘why?’ These ...
Stressed woman

Let’s talk about stress

When it comes to immune function, stress can be a big problem. It can reduce the numbers of circulating immune cells, and chronic stress can ...

World Diabetes Day musings

It is World Diabetes Day today. As many of you know, diabetes is close to my heart as my youngest daughter was diagnosed with type ...
Viruses

Supporting immunity

When it comes to immunity, I prefer to think about fostering immune resilience rather than boosting immunity? Why? Because, the consequences of an immune system ...
Chinese food can be made gluten free

Gluten-free Chinese duck

If you’re missing going out to eat at the Chinese restaurant since going gluten free, then why not try to recreate the flavours at home. ...
Thank you cards

Give thanks, feel better?

For many people who have lived through difficult periods in their life, they later reflect that these periods ‘made them what they are today’, or ...
Spicy squash soup (dairy and gluten free)

Spicy squash and parsnip soup

Soup is a great way to boost your nutrient intake and support your health. This soup is high in vitamin C and beta-carotene (the precursor ...
Many people feel they might be sensitivite to the gluten in wheat

Food sensitivities and the immune system

The world is currently, understandably, focused on boosting immunity. If you have food sensitivities though, it is worth thinking about your immune system even when ...