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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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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 [...]

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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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Journal no.127 Winter 2019

NO.127 Winter 2019

Here are the facts about Electrical Sensitivity and the hazards ahead with emerging 5G. Also Yuletide Eats and Christmas Treats, plus quick recipes for the festive season, and lots more.

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Yuletide Eats and Christmas Treatsdots7

Whether it’s you who has the food allergies, or whether it’s a loved one or close friend, shopping for delicious foods or safe and special gifts at this time of year is never easy. All those nutty puddings, all those milky chocolate assortments, all those heavily fragranced perfumes and cosmetics Those with sensitivities inevitably feel a bit under-catered for when it comes to Christmas.

But the good news is that some of the most allergy-friendly brands do come into their own at this time of year and put out a number of seasonal products which are thoughtful and appealing, and which would make terrific gifts or stocking fillers as well as having strong free from and allergy friendly attributes.

 Alex Gazzola offers some suggestions of where to look

Chocolate

A top tip to remember with chocolate is that it is at high risk of ‘may contain traces’ warnings, as it is so tricky to clean chocolate lines which manufacture both allergy safe and allergen containing chocolate. Always check labelling carefully. Bear in mind that ‘vegan’ does not always mean ‘milk free’ automatically. On the other hand, don’t assume that high street brands aren’t suitable for your needs too.

One of the most exciting launches for the allergy community this year came from NOMO chocolate (www.nomochoc.com) Standing for NO Missing Out, and coming from the house of well-known nut-free brand Kinnerton, NOMO hit the road running in Spring, launching a small collection of chocolate bars, including Creamy Choe, Dark Chocolate, Fruit & Crunch, and Caramel & Sea Salt – all of it vegan and free of all declarable allergens.

In summer NOMO announced they would be adding an advent calendar later in the year. It’s now available at Holland and Barrett and features 25 doors of allergen-free yumminess so you can safely treat yourself every day – 12 chocolate disks, 12 caramel and sea salt discs, plus a full-size chocolate bar for Christmas Day. RRP is £9.99 for 275g.

Although not fully allergen free in that they use soya, Cocoa Libre (www.cocolibre.co.uk)  is a more established brand with superb allergy credentials, including being safely nut, peanut and milk free.

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