Can you be allergic to oats?

Can you be allergic to oats?

The answer is yes, you can. This is not a common allergy but some people do struggle with this staple cereal grain, experiencing a range of unpleasant symptoms after consuming foods containing oats. These reactions can include: Blotchy skin, a rash or eczema A runny...
What foods contain wheat?

What foods contain wheat?

Most people in the western world are pretty familiar with wheat – perhaps too familiar. Wheat is the most widely grown and widely traded food crop in the world. Well over 700 million tonnes are grown on 200 million hectares around the world every year – no...
Am I allergic to yeast?

Am I allergic to yeast?

Allergies to dietary yeast don’t receive a lot of attention but they are more common than many people realise, and they are a possibility worth considering if you routinely experience such symptoms as cramps, bloating, rashes or diarrhea after eating.  In recipes,...
Am I sensitive to caffeine?

Am I sensitive to caffeine?

If you look up caffeine on Wikipedia, you will find this familiar substance described as ‘the world’s most widely consumed psychoactive drug’: quite an introduction. A ‘psychoactive’ drug is one which changes mood or behaviour by affecting our central nervous systems....
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