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 the Learning Theatre of the [...]

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 it and the fear 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 combination of factors, could be [...]

Anaphylaxis Without Warning – New-onset food allergy in an adult

Dr Michael Radcliffe is a consultant in the Allergy Service at University College Hospital, London.  He describes an unusual case where new-onset food allergy happened for the first time in an adult, whereas most cases of true food allergy (the type that can lead to anaphylaxis) commence in childhood.  He discusses possible reasons why [...]

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

OPTION FOUR FOR NATASHA’S LAW

Better labelling needed to save lives says Nadim Ednan-Laperouse Our daughter Natasha died after eating a baguette sandwich purchased at Pret a Manger, Heathrow Airport in July 2016.  The bread had sesame seeds baked into the dough that were not mentioned on the label.  This lack of information failed to give what would have [...]

The Oats Issue

THE OAT ISSUE - to be an allergen or not to be an allergen Michelle Berriedale-Johnson, founder of the FreeFrom Eating Out Awards and trustee of Action Against Allergy. Back in August (1915) Ruth of What Allergy? was at a judging session for the FreeFrom Eating Out Awards at which the subject of oats arose [...]

2018-01-16T16:06:04+00:00November 2016|Food Allergies|0 Comments

Rare Food Allergies by Alex Gazzola

Alex Gazzola explores the problems and consequences of living with one or more allergies to usually non-reactive foods.  When it comes to food allergies and intolerances, most of the conversation, information and research focuses on gluten and the so-called top 14 allergens – principally milk, eggs, nuts, peanuts, soya, gluten-containing grains and sesame. With ‘free [...]