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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.

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.

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.

Coping With Feeding Difficulties In Children With Allergies

For parents of food allergic children mealtimes can be a daily problem. But a dose of expert knowledge can go a long way. At AAA:s invitation, Assistant Psychologist Lucy Spicer and Paediatric Dietitian Rebecca Brocklehurst, from the Children's Allergy Service, Evelina London Children's Hospital, took to the stage in [...]

Our Newsletterdots7

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.

Back Issuesdots7

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.

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.

NO.126 Summer 2019

Natasha’s Law on labelling, tips for travelling with eczema, what you need to know about nuts, low histamine recipes, all in this packed issue.

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

Would you like to advertise in Allergy Newsletter?

3 issues p.a.  Allergy Newsletter is full colour journal in A5 digest format.  It reaches the sector of the population with direct personal experience of living with an allergic condition or allergy-related illness. To see our Advertising Rate Card & Booking Form, please click click here.

Indoor Air Qualitydots7

Can you help the guideline into practice?

The National Institute for Health & Care Excellence (NICE) is looking to recruit members of the public to join the committee which will be developing their quality standard on indoor air quality at home.

Say NICE: “We are looking for people who have an understanding of indoor air quality at home and the issues important to those more at risk from exposure to indoor air pollution.

“This understanding could have been gained through personal experience as someone at risk from poor indoor air quality at home or as a relative or unpaid carer of someone at risk from poor indoor air quality at home.”

Applicants need to be able to reflect the views, experiences and needs of the public and be able to contribute effectively in a formal committee setting. A fee is paid to attend meetings and travel and other expenses are also covered. The commitment is for a year.  Inevitably, to apply involves filling in several forms and there is a closing date of November 13th.  The recruitment advertisement and application forms can be viewed here  https://www.nice.org.uk/get-involved.  Queries can be sent by email to PIPrecruitment@nice.org.uk  or tel 0161 870 3020.