Campaigning/support groups, charities and professional societies
Offers information, allergy specialist finding service, newsletters and general
Action on Additives
A very useful Food Commission website listing the foods, drinks and medicines sold in the UK containing any of the 7 food additives/colourings found to cause behavioural changes in children by the UK Food Standards Agency.
King's College London Academy, whose aim is to deliver high quality educational opportunities and provide a broad based, comprehensive programme that will serve patients, parents, nurses, dieticians, general and specialist physicians.
American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders
APFED provides information on eosinophilic disorders and related problems. It aims to increase awareness, educate patients and physicians and provide support for the eosinophilic community.
The British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
BSACI is a national, professional and academic society which represents the specialty of allergy at all levels. Its aim is to improve the management of allergies and related diseases of the immune system in the United Kingdom, through education, training and research.
Candida. The UK Candida Support Group no longer exists but there is some excellent information on the Henry Spink Foundation website.
Evelina Hospital's Children's Allergy Services
The first dedicated paediatric allergy clinic in the UK, situated in the Evelina Children's Hospital at Guy's & St Thomas' Hospital in London. They treat anaphylaxis, dermatological, respiratory and drug allergies, immunotherapy and gastroenterologial problems, and take referrals from across the UK.
FPIES Foundation. A not-for-profit foundation started by parents, dedicated to overcoming the challenges of Food Protein- Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome by offering tools for education, support, and advocacy to empower families and the medical community.
FARE - Food
Allergy Research and Education
FARE is a non profit making organisation working on behalf of the 15 million US citizens with food allergy to ensure the safety and inclusion of individuals with food allergies while relentlessly seeking a cure.
Food Intolerance Network
Family-based support network focusing on the effects of food on behaviour, health and learning ability in both children and adults.
Histamine Intolerance Awareness
campaign aiming to raise awareness of histamine intolerance (HIT) and be a growing source of information for those who suffer from the condition.
Peanut Allergy UK
Support site, with web forum, for peanut allergy sufferers to exchange ideas and experiences.
Protect Allergic Kids PAK is a support group based in New York state aiming to raise food allergy awareness by promoting education and support to members – and keeping children safe. Services include useful sample letters to schools etc and information on eosinophilic disorders.
Why Risk It
Comprehensive allergy site for teens launched by Anaphylaxis Canada.
Alex Curtis Trust
The Trust which was set up following the sudden death of 17 year-old Alex Curtis from an acute asthmatic attack promotes awareness of asthma, eczema and related conditions in schools for the benefit of staff, pupils and their families.
The UK's leading asthma charity, with a very informative website.
Midlands Asthma & Allergy
Maara conducts and funds research into the cause and treatment of asthma
and allergy, provides education and practical help to GPs and has the longest
running pollen and spore data set in the world.
The sister site to Talk Eczema which aims to provide an introduction and broad base of information on various respiratory conditions.
Action on Additives
A project from the First Steps Nutrition Trust, Action on Additives provides evidence-based information and resources about the use of colourings, sweeteners, flavourings, and other novel ingredients in the UK's food supply.
The Age of Autism
A website whose authors believe, somewhat controversially, that autism is an environmentally/vaccination triggered condition and that for some autistic children (especially those with late onset autism with attendant dietary issues) it is treatable.
Excellent, informative site linked to a quarterly magazine run by the parents
of an autistic child.
Excellent site set up by Nicky Greenham, herself a sufferer from multiple
chemical sensitivities. Lots of helpful advice on minimising your chemical
exposure, coping with exhaustion, useful therapies and practitioners,
products and foods, plus a support group and newsletter.
Aims to gain medical, legal, and social recognition for multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) as a disorder of organic biological origin induced by toxic environmental insults; to provide support for individuals with MCS, CFS), FM and other environmental illnesses and to ensure that environmental toxicants are identified, reduced, regulated, and enforced through lobbying for effective legislation.
Very supportive site run by the US National Foundation for Celiac Awareness.
Celiac Disease Foundation
a non-profit, public benefit corporation dedicated to providing services and support regarding celiac disease and dermatitis herpetiformis.
Support and information for coeliacs in Ireland from the national charity.
Coeliac UK aims to improve life for coeliacs and people with dermatitis herpetiformis.
Services include a gluten-free food and drink directory, a nationwide support
group network and a range of information leaflets.
The University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center
Informative site by this internationally renowned centre of excellence, providing comprehensive education, expert diagnosis and treatment for both children and adults, groundbreaking research, and active leadership in advocacy efforts. Good information on the gluten/casein-free diet.
adilac - Spanish association for lactose intolerance
Cow's Milk Protein Allergy Support
Small charity run by parents , for parents of babies and children with food allergies and intolerances, with a particular focus on allergy to milk.
Go Dairy Free
Good US support site for anyone on a dairy-free diet – lots of recipes and product information.
MAP Guidelines. A primary care guide to the diagnosis and management of cow's milk allergy in the first year of life developed by an expert group for use by health professionals in UK primary care.
The only UK charity to address the whole spectrum of gut, liver and digestive
Crohn's and Colitis UK
Working name for the National Association for Colitis and Crohn's Disease: an excellent support group for anyone suffering from the diseases. Information,
research, newsletter and general support.
The information website from IBD specialist Professor John Hunter, covering both Crohn's and Colitis.
The IBS Network
An excellent UK charity which informs, supports and
educates those with IBS, their families and carers. They also work to raise
public awareness of IBS and the issues surrounding this condition
A site offering hypnotherapy as a treatment for IBS - a register of practitioners,
home treatment tapes etc.
Great site run by an IBS sufferer. She offers no medical advice but a wealth
of personal experiences from other IBS sufferers including loads of tips
for coping with all the common IBS symptoms, some articles and a 'pen pal'
Living with Reflux
A support group for anyone, adult or child, suffering from gastro-oesophageal reflux.
Love Your Gut
Informational site supported by the ISCC, Core and the IBS Network.
UC and Crohn's
A fun new website develped by two American foundations to support children and teens with inflammatory bowel disease.
The British Society for Ecological Medicine
The society promotes the study
and good practice of allergy, environmental and nutritional medicine,
for the benefit of the public. If
you are a patient looking for a practitioner of ecological medicine,
you can find one on their practitioners' list.
The Environmental Illness Resource
Provides information, news, research,
articles, forums, and other resources for sufferers of environmental
illnesses such as multiple chemical sensitivity, chronic fatigue
syndrome, and fibromyalgia. Created by a long term survivor
of CFS and MCS.
Beating Eating Disorders: an excellent site supporting anyone with an eating disorder.
Beat for Carers
New site for support those caring for people with eating disorders: message board, carer's chat, helpline, support groups and information.
National Centre for Eating Disorders
Website by organisation offering treatment for eating disorders and disordered eating. National network of counselors plus telephone treatment options.
ECZEMA & SKIN DISORDERS
British Skin Foundation
The UK's only charity dedicated to raising funds for skin research - from acne and eczema, through to skin cancer.
Itchy Baby Helpful site set up by the mum of an itchy eczematous baby!
National Eczema Society National eczema charity dedicated to improving the quality of life of people with eczema and their carers.
Psoriasis AssociationThe leading national charity and membership organisation for people affected by psoriasis – patients, families, carers and health professionals - in the UK.
Skin Deep Cosmetic Database
A massive database/safety guide run by the US Envrionmental Working Group listing over 65,000 products - by 2,500 brands - and almost 10,000 ingredients.
A non-profit independent watchdog campaigning for safer, healthier food in
the UK. Latest news on food issues, links, publications, parents jury.
A proactive campaigning umbrella group of over 100 non governmental organisations,
Sustain advocates food and agriculture policies and practices that enhance
the health and welfare of people and animals, improve the working and living
environment, enrich society and culture and promote equity. Check out their
website for current campaigns.
Vegetarian Economy and Green Agriculture is a research, information and campaigning
organisation focusing on farming, food, health and the land.
Action for M.E.
A national charity campaigning to improve the lives of people with
ME. With information about local groups, quarterly magazine,
telephone helpline, nutritional
Active association supporting ME sufferers - information, shopping options
ME Research UKNational charity funding biomedical research into ME and CFS.
MENTAL HEALTH / BEHAVIOUR PROBLEMS
Food and Behaviour
A research group headed by Dr Alex Richardson working on the links between nutrition
and developmental/mental health problems - ADHD, dyslexia, dyspraxia, autistic
spectrum disorders, anxiety, depression, bi-polar disorder and schizophrenia.
Their site includes the latest information, research and conference reports,
and copious resources.
The Feingold Association
The original US association, started by Dr Ben Feingold in the 1970s, linking diet with behaviour and learning difficulties.
National Migraine Centre
Formerly the City of London Migraine Clinic, this charity conducts research into, and provides treatment for, migraine and headache.
A home treatment for arthritis using diet and natural supplements to restore
blood circulation to cramped muscles allowing painful joint to be loosened
- based on the teachings of Charles de Coti Marsh.
A non-profit organisation campaigning for, and providing and support
to those with thyroid or related disease - which they believe to be seriously
under-diagnosed in the UK.
British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy
The professional body for nutritional therapists. Nutritional therapy is the application of nutrition science in the promotion of optimum health and peak performance, disease prevention and patient care. The primary function of BANT is to assist its members in attaining the highest standards of integrity, knowledge, competence and professional practice, in order to protect the client's interests, nutritional therapy and the Nutritional Therapist.
Nutritional Therapy Council
The Nutritional Therapy Council works closely with The Princes’ Foundation for Integrated Health to provide a national registration scheme for nutritional therapists. The NTC’s mission is to establish, uphold and advance the standards of qualifications, competence and conduct of those who practise nutritional therapy as a profession, in order to protect the public and provide guidance to practitioners.