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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.


The government has announced plans to introduce the new legislation this summer which will mandate full ingredients labelling for foods which are prepacked for direct sale. It is proposed that the new laws will come into [...]

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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.

Anaphylaxsis – a frigtening experience

Dr Polly James describes first steps in managing anxiety following anaphylaxis A crisis such as an anaphylactic reaction or a significant allergic reaction is traumatic for everyone and can bring additional challenges. Parents and children can be left feeling anxious and traumatised by the allergic reaction, by the memories of [...]

Irritable Bowel 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 [...]

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Allergy Newsletter is a colourful 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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NL-125 - Spring 2019

NO.125 Spring 2019

Read why better food labelling is needed to save lives and join the campaign for Natasha’s Law. Plus insight into the little understood allergic disease caused by MI and a decade overview of changes in food allergy management.

To see a preview of the front cover content, please click here.

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Coping with feeding difficulties in children with allergiesdots7

Parents struggling daily to plan nutritious meals for children with food allergies will be able to get some expert practical advice at the Allergy & Free From Show at Olympia, London

On its opening day, Friday July 5, at 11am in the Learning Theatre, treatments for managing feeding difficulties in children will be explained by Assistant Psychologist Lucy Spicer and Paediatric Allergy Dietitian Rebecca Brocklehurst.

Lucy Spicer

Their presentation will include a look at some of the causes of these problems, such as the role anxiety and sensory sensitivities can play.  They will identify some of the factors which contribute to the difficulties, as well as help with planning optimum nutrition that caters for the restrictions of foods that need to be avoided.

Rebecca Brocklehurst

Lucy and Rebecca are team members of the renowned Children’s Allergy Service of the Evelina London Children’s Hospital, where severely food allergic children are treated. They see children with allergies and feeding difficulties in a joint diet/psychology clinic.

This innovative psychology service, set up with funding help from Action Against Allergy, was the first service of its kind in the UK when founded three years ago, and has achieved remarkable results.  The talk will include some fascinating case study examples.

The talk is free to attend, and free tickets to the Allergy Show can be obtained here