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Welcome to Action Against Allergy

We have been providing information, advice and support to people made chronically ill through allergy and those who care for them since 1978. We are here to help you, so please get in touch.

FOOD LABELLING NEEDS A NEW LOOK

Every year there are some 20 deaths from anaphylaxis caused by eating foods to which the victim is fatally allergic and the presence of which they were unaware. The most recent tragic case of teenager Natasha Epnan-Laperouse, who died after eating a baguette containing sesame seeds bought from Pret a Manger and taken on board a plane flight, has [...]

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Who are we, and how can we help?dots7

Action Against Allergy (AAA) is a registered national charity founded in 1978 by Mrs Amelia Nathan Hill who, since childhood, had suffered allergic reactions to many different foods and chemicals. She was chronically ill with migraine, stomach upsets, painful limbs and joints and other symptoms so severe that she was bedridden for long periods. Her doctor thought she was being poisoned!

After many years and help from methods devised by the late Dr Richard Mackarness using elimination diets,  Amelia was able to control her allergies and enjoy a normal life. She wrote her own story of her fight for health, Against the Unsuspected Enemy, which inspired thousands to write to her to share their own allergy problems and express their desperate need for help. Amelia founded AAA to give that help – and it has done so ever since.

We offer help, support and advice through our forums, articles, newsletters and events.  The best way to start fighting your own allergic condition is join us and benefit from over 35 years experience.

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Articles To Help Youdots7

Please see just four articles which may help you understand your health problems and give you advice on how best to manage them. If you would like to view all our articles, then please go to our Articles page (located under Allergy Management) where you can select a category to see all the articles for that subject.

Irritable Bowl Syndrome and Histamine Intolerence: Dietary Approach to Management – Dr Janice Joneja Ph.D

The role of diet in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) has been debated for decades, so far without any consensus as to whether dietary components may be the cause, trigger, or merely an exacerbating factor in an existing condition in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract.  It is likely that any, or a [...]

Is Free From Skincare For You?

Many with allergies and sensitive skins will be only too aware of the difficulties of finding suitable, helpful and non-reactive cosmetics and toiletries. Could free from' skincare products - which are free from some of the many allergens or irritants often responsible for triggering sensitivities and reactions - be [...]

Tips On Establishing A Healthier And Allergen Free Home

Maxima Skelton, founder-director of The Healthy House offers Tips on establishing a healthier and allergen free home. The very title is a bit of a misnomer I since everyone's allergies and sensitivities are so individual. However, we can offer some general guidelines which will help not only to reduce [...]

The Facts About Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy

Good advice from Kiran Tiwana, Paediatric Allergy Dietitian, Children's Allergy Service, St Thomas' Hospital, London. Cow's milk protein allergy is uncommon in adults with an estimated prevalence of approximately 1 adult in 200. (Woods RK et al 2002). It occurs when the body's immune system reacts to proteins found in milk. Allergic [...]

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Allergy Newsletter is a colourful 48 page journal published in Spring, Summer and Winter. It is FREE to members of Action Against Allergy and available to non-members at £5 per issue. All prices include postage for UK addresses, for other destinations please contact us.

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There are a wealth of articles and information in our back issues. Please click the button below to see a summary for each of our last three back issues.

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If you become a member at Action Against Allergy, then you receive password access to our membership area.  This holds the latest edition of the Newsletter which can be downloaded or read online. If you would like to see a back issue not featured on our website, then please get in touch.

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NO.123 Summer 2018

Cow’s milk intolerant? Here are the essential facts. Plus a dietary approach to managing IBS and introducing free-from skin care products.

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Free Patient Support Programme for those with skin problemsdots7

talkhealth have launched a series of free online Patient Support Programmes focused on skin conditions, to help ‘plug’ the support gap that exists between primary and secondary care to the patient and are condition, not treatment, focused. These have been developed with medical professionals and experts in the selected field of healthcare. 

The current series of support programmes includes myrosacea, mydryskin, myeczemachild and mywound. The programmes run on average for between 12 – 24 weeks, providing direct weekly online support and include guidance and self-care tips to help patients better manage their skin conditions on a day-to-day basis.

They are completely free to join and PSP is Information Standard Accredited by the NHS England.

Patients can sign up to individual programmes either directly from the talkhealth website at http://www.talkhealthpartnership.com/psp or through participating NHS Trusts and GP centres.