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Allergy Blog

Guest Blog Post: How to make and keep a bed mite free

Nell Nockles of housedustmite.com offers some helpful tips to keep your bed mite-free. … Read full post

Off on holiday? Don't take your allergies with you!

Whether you’re jetting off to warmer climes or staying in the UK for your summer break, if you’re an allergy sufferer then it’s wise to take a few precautions before you set off.… Read full post

What to do when you're allergic to your pet

We're a nation of animal-lovers, and around 45%* of the population owns a pet. If there are allergic people in the family we do not recommend that you introduce a new pet. Living with the disappointment of not having a pet is preferable to having to remove the pet or living for many years with the consequences of having a pet in an allergic household. But what happens if you already own a pet and discover you are allergic?… Read full post

Electrical Sensitivity- What's It All About?

Modern homes and offices are filled with gadgetry, lighting, electrical machines, TVs and stereos. All these electrical appliances give off constantly-vibrating electrical fields, sometimes referred to as ‘electrosmog’.  … Read full post

Sophie's experience of using the A-COMED Electrosmog Detector

I have been working at The Healthy House for almost a month, and have spent a lot of this time learning about different kinds of allergies and sensitivities, along with their symptoms. One of the most interesting areas for me to learn about was electrical sensitivity. I admit, I wasn’t aware that such a condition existed until I joined the team at The Healthy House. … Read full post

Managing Eczema in Hot Weather

Keeping eczema under control during hot weather can be a challenge. Rather than hide away indoors this summer, read our top tips for keeping flare-ups at bay.… Read full post

Study shows exposure to pollution stunts babies' growth

We were concerned to read in The Sunday Times last weekend an article entitled ‘Polluted city air stunts babies’ lungs in womb’.… Read full post

A Breath of Fresh Air- Air Purifiers Explained

Air purifiers may be of great benefit to allergy sufferers, but are often overlooked. Here’s why you should consider using an air purifier in your home or on the go...… Read full post

3 top tips for relieving eczema symptoms

We’ve previously talked about ways to help keep eczema under control, by assessing your diet and removing potential allergens in the home.… Read full post

Keeping allergies in check during festival season

The festival season has kicked off, and we're envious of all those headed off to Glastonbury!… Read full post

Top tips for controlling eczema - Removing irritants

There are many different types of eczema, but the most common is atopic eczema (also known as atopic dermatitis). Up to 40% of the population will suffer from eczema at some stage in their lifetime, so it’s considered a common skin disease in the developed world.… Read full post

Here's why you should purify your water

Chlorine, bacteria, cysts and viruses. Sound appetising, don’t they?… Read full post

Why choose organic bedding?

Many people are committed to an organic lifestyle, whether it’s through eating organic food, using natural skincare, or even through using organic household products. This is great, and something that we do ourselves!… Read full post

Alternatives to chemical-laden sunscreen

Mulling over the daily papers this morning, we came across an article that reminded us to consider exactly what we’re putting on to our skin when we use sunscreen.… Read full post

Memory Foam - Are you getting more than you bargained for?

Did you know that we spend nearly one third of our lives in bed? For centuries, people have been seeking the key to that elusive great night’s sleep.  For most of us, a comfy mattress is one of the biggest contributing factors to waking up the next morning feeling refreshed. There’s a huge range of mattresses out there to suit even the lightest of sleepers, but over the last few years the popularity of memory foam mattresses and pillows has soared.… Read full post

World Environment Day - Tips on Changes You Can Make

Since today is World Environment Day, we thought we'd take a look at some simple ways we can do our bit for the environment, and as an added bonus many of them will also help to improve our health.… Read full post

As office sickness increases The Healthy House launches The Healthy Office

Creating tighter and more energy efficient buildings is important for our planet but has a direct effect on indoor air quality. As building envelopes tighten, indoor air is re-circulated  resulting in the indoor air quality being up to 20 times more polluted than outdoor air.… Read full post

The building you are in could be making you sick

An article in The Times of India on Friday touched a chord for the launch of our Healthy Office this week. … Read full post

May is MCS Awareness Month

As a sufferer of MCS myself, I was interested to see this simple cartoon video on the MCS Aware site. Though I understand it has had mixed reviews, I thought it was simple yet informative. We are not preaching to the converted here but trying to spread awareness of the condition to people who may not be aware of it. It is also relevant for the many families who have a MCS sufferer in their midst.… Read full post

Hay Fever - Statistics

What are your chances of developing hay fever? An article today in The Mirror quotes some recent work by Dr Jean Emberlin, director of PollenUK and scientific director of Allergy UK who suggests that by 2030 almost 50% of the population will suffer from hay fever. It also appears that hay fever is affecting many later in life, so that even if you have never suffered before, as you get older you may find pollens seriously affecting your life.… Read full post