SIBO Questionnaire

Is your problem likely to be SIBO (small intestine bacterial overgrowth) and not 'just' IBS? How do you find out? Well, I came across this free questionnaire today that might help. It leads you to an Australian test site, but you can order the excellent Aero Diagnostics test here if needed. Read about half way down …

Candida Plan Updated

Just to let you know I have recently updated the Candida Plan - and the TrulyGlutenFree version, of course. I've rejigged the protocol as some of the products I recommended before had changed, so it was a good opportunity to research the latest approaches and bring it up to date. As usual, my plans are …

Best Egg Substitutes

A really useful article for you if you are vegan or avoiding eggs for whatever reason, but still like baking stuff. I've tried a few of these. OK, it's never going to be an exact replacement, but some of these really do work - I use banana and apple sauce quite often with nut butter …

Hayfever Strategy

Well, after saying I hadn't had hayfever at all yet this year, this very high pollen count across the UK currently has finally got me! As usual, I can't take antihistamines or meds so here's what I do in case it helps any of you other sufferers out there.. First, I put something sticky up …

Gluten-Sensitives React To Non-Gluten Proteins In Wheat

A recent study that one of our TrulyGlutenFree Facebook family alerted us to (thanks Jan!), gives more weight to my earlier notions that gluten-sensitives - not necessarily coeliacs - can react to more than just the proteins in grains. In this study, the researchers were thinking in gluten terms specifically about coeliac disease (as always) …

Safe Spices

If you are avoiding foods because of autoimmune disease or chronic illness generally, it can sometimes involve knocking some spices out of your diet, which leaves much of your food bland as heck. I love spicy food and used to make a mean curry, but I've not been able to get spices in for a …