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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.

SAFER OPTIONS REVIEW UNDER WAY FOR FOOD LABELLING

Responding to the need for improved labelling expressed by Action Against Allergy, plans for public consultation have been revealed in an email from Paul Tossell, leader of the Allergy & Intolerance Team of the Food Standard Agency, who wrote: "As you may be aware the Prime Minister has announced a review of food labelling.  The Food Standards Agency will [...]

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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 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 [...]

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 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.124 Winter 2018

Comment on labelling from the Food Standards Agency, where to find nut-free treats, air pollution overview, global news and lots more.

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New Support Programme For Anyone With IBSdots7

As many as 20% of the British population suffers with irritable bowel syndrome, according to charity The IBS Network. The exact causes of this longstanding, incurable condition, which affects more women than men, are unclear, but among its main symptoms are abdominal pain, bloating, constipation and diarrhoea, but they can also include nausea, fatigue, headaches and backaches. It is known that stress and eating certain foods can exacerbate symptoms, that can last from one day to several weeks or even months at a time.

To help anyone experiencing IBS, talkhealth has launched myIBS, a free 12-week programme written by leading medical experts from County Durham and Darlington NHS Trust. myIBS consists of dedicated information covering symptoms and treatments, common triggers and irritants, tests, diet, the psychological impact of living with IBS, plus tips on questions for patients to ask their doctor. You can learn more about myIBS on talkhealth’s website.

“IBS now affects up to a fifth of Britain’s population, but everyone has a unique experience of this incurable condition, which can have a significant impact on people’s mental wellbeing as well as their physical health,” says Deborah Wyatt, Director of talkhealth. “Lifestyle changes can ease the symptoms people face, and our free programme provides extra support to help people manage and control IBS, and boost their confidence in living normal, healthy lives.