Monthly Archives: April 2017

What is the difference between an allergy and an intolerance?

An allergic reaction involves the immune system whilst an intolerance does not. An intolerance is a response to chemicals, either natural or added to foods, and is generally a dose dependant reaction. Allergies occur when the immune system reacts to a substance (an allergen) which is otherwise harmless. Antibodies are produced and an allergic reaction […]

Eggcellent Easter tips!

Here are a few interesting bits of trivia to amaze your family and friends with over this Easter break! 1. One measly gram of chocolate takes one minute of brisk walking to burn off. That’s right. Your exercise prescription is kindly written on the egg’s foil wrapper (read “grams” as “minutes of moderate intensity exercise”). […]