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Allergen focus continues

The media attention generated by the death of Natasha Ednan Laperouse two years ago from sesame allergy (see several articles below) continues. Listen in to two excellent programmes on allergy – the BBC's Food Programme on October 29th and TRTWorld's RoundTable discussion on November 7th.


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Three years ago Michaela Rose became so chronically ill that not only was she in constant severe pain but she had lost the ability to eat all but a handful of foods. Finally she looked beyond her body to her own life experiences and how they had ‘programmed’ her to become chronically hypersensitive. The Healing Plan follows her own extraordinary healing path with detailed instructions for others to do the same. Available both as an ebook and a paperback here on Amazon


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Alikats Mountain Holidays in Morzine in the French Alps specialise in allergen friendly freefrom food – and now they have taken up wild camping! For more see here.


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The focus on serious allergy as a result of the inquest into Natasha Ednan-Laperouse's death has been tremendous but should we not also be worrying about the length of the needles used to inject adrenaline in the case of anaphylaxis? And could, ironically, the increased publicity result in a reduction in the number of safe places for allergic people to eat, rather than an increase?


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James was lifelong partner to Michelle Berriedale-Johnson, the founder and editor of FoodsMatter. As a 'second career', for the last 15 years James had created and run the Foodsmatter sites and managed all of the IT related to the sites and the FreeFrom Awards. There will be a celebration of James' life and work at LSO St Lukes in the City of London on Friday November 2nd at 8pm.


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You may have noticed that the Food Standards Agency (FSA) have launched a campaign, in partnership with both Allergy UK and The Anaphylaxis Campaign, called Easy to ASK (#EasytoASK — Ask about allergens, Speak Up, Keep Safe), aimed at encouraging and supporting young people with food sensitivities to ask food service providers about allergens in their products and meals.  Read on...


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There is absolutely nothing good about a teenage girl dying as a result of an allergic reaction. But the massive coverage resulting from the inquest into Natasha’s death has at least brought  the issue of severe allergies to the forefront of everyone’s minds – and that is good. However, what is totally not good is that Natasha only died because Pret was (and is still) stretching the 2014 Food Regulations to a place where they were never intended to go. Read on...


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From the archive: An article from five years ago responding to a Daily Mail rant about whether food intolerance even existed – but so little has changed that we thought it was worth revisiting. The article includes two pertinent comments from food intolerance sufferers.


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lengthy blog from the mother of a multi allergic child who, long before she had read Dr Joneja's article, had started to question the safety of skin prick testing – and to wonder whether her daughter's ever increasing list of food allergens could actually have been caused by her regular skin prick tests.


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Dr Joneja's Professional Guide has been out for some months, but only as an e-book – not ideal when you want to keep referring back.... So now we are delighted to say that it is also available in paperback.
Over 20 years of experience distilled into this much more comprehensive, fully referenced version of the Beginner's Guide. The Comprehensive guide has been designed to help health professionals recognise and manage the condition. Included are cases studies, treatment advice including medications, and a full food list.