Living with a dairy, lactose, cow’s milk or egg allergy or intolerance…

Here’s what I have learnt from my experience…

In my mid-teens I started feeling ill shortly after having certain foods, I thought I had an allergy to dairy. I used to love milkshakes, especially McDonald’s milkshakes (I believe that’s enough to make anyone ill). I suffered from migraines, drowsiness and low mood. I eventually cut out the dairy. At this time I thought egg was dairy, unfortunately I have an intolerance to two foods. I tried having lactose-free products but was still having the same symptoms and went back to cutting out all dairy again. As I got older I Continue reading

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Restaurant review: Giraffe (UK)

As someone with an intolerance to cow’s milk and egg, it’s an obstacle eating out, as restaurants don’t seem very accommodating to those of us who have intolerances/allergies. Yesterday I went to check out the allergy friendly restaurant Giraffe (Kensington, London, UK). Giraffe is a sit down service chain of restaurants recreating dishes from around the world. You can’t make special orders for their dishes but Giraffe provided me with an allergen table (this can also be seen on their website), to assist with helping me choose what I can eat. Here’s what I ordered to suit my requirements… Continue reading