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The Obesity-Allergy Link

Dr Nicola Davies, author of ‘I Can Beat Obesity!’, considers the relationship between the two conditions. It is thought that around one in four adults in the UK are obese (the highest prevalence in Europe at 24.9%).1 In addition, the number of people affected by one or more allergies is thought to be more than [...]

2018-01-16T11:33:42+00:00October 2017|Diet, Food Allergies, Probiotics|0 Comments

The Food Standard Agency are seeking your views on allergen labelling

The consultation launched on 25 January and will run for nine weeks. The main issue is the rule concerning foods prepacked for direct sale which are currently not required to carry allergen information. Consumers could assume the absence of allergen information on food packaging means the food does not contain allergens, which may not [...]

2019-01-31T12:19:23+00:00January 2019|Food, Labelling, Legislation, News|0 Comments

How Clean Is Our Water On Tap?

How much do you know about the water you drink or bathe in? Maxima Skelton, founder-director of The Healthy House, reveals some surprising facts. We should be thankful that we can simply turn on the tap and get "safe" water to drink and bathe in. Before chlorination of water was introduced in the early [...]

2018-05-18T15:49:24+00:00May 2018|News, Water|0 Comments

Understanding Histamine Intolerance

Histamine intolerance is a difficult and frustrating condition to suffer from, not least because so few doctors even recognise its existence. But not so Action Against Allergy patron, Dr Janice Joneja, who, having seen the misery it could cause amongst her patients, has made histamine sensitivity a subject of special research and study [...]

2017-11-24T10:40:57+00:00July 2017|News|0 Comments

Allergy Show Learning Centre

MANAGEMENT TIPS FOR PARENTS OF ALLERGIC CHILDREN Parents trying to cope with the day-to-day problems of children with an allergic condition will be able to get some expert advice from one of the sessions at this year’s Allergy and Free From Show, Olympia on Friday, July 7. Dr Polly James, Clinical Psychologist, and Roisin [...]

2017-11-24T10:40:34+00:00May 2017|News|0 Comments

Gluten Free Prescriptions

AAA support for coeliacs Action Against Allergy is giving its support to the campaign being co-ordinated by Coeliac UK to persuade the NHS to seek an alternative to their proposed withdrawal of prescriptions for the gluten free foods needed by people with coeliac disease. AAA trustee Michelle Berriedale-Johnson writes: “We believe that removing access [...]

2017-11-24T10:40:04+00:00April 2017|News|0 Comments

Healthy Air At Home – And Travelling

Maxima Skelton advises on ways to combat pollution. The term ‘air pollution’ is widely used in the news. Many people think that air pollution only occurs in inner cities and towns, but this is a common misconception. In fact, the World Health Organisation defines air pollution as “contamination of the indoor or outdoor environment [...]