Campaigning/support groups, charities and professional societies
  • ALLERGY
  • Action Against Allergy
    Offers information, allergy specialist finding service, newsletters and general support.
  • 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.
  • Allergy Academy
    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.
  • Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia
    The informative and helpful site of Anaphylaxis Australia.
  • Allergy Support (Bexhill)
    Free local volunteer support group for allergy and intolerance sufferers in the Rother area.
  • Allergy Support Group
    Innovative project run by the Paediatric Allergy Team at St Mary's Hospital, Paddington to provide support for parents of food allergic children living in within the M25.
  • Allergy UK
    Website of the British Allergy Foundation (Allergy UK) - plenty of useful contacts and information.
  • Anaphylaxis Campaign
    Excellent support group for anyone suffering from a severe food allergy.
  • Anaphylaxis Ireland
    Supporting those with severe allergy in Ireland.
  • 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.
  • Bedford Allergy Support Group
    Active local group supporting anyone with any kind of allergy in the Bedfordshire area.
  • 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.
  • Families Affected by Eosinophilic Disorders
    A UK support group for families who are dealing with severe multiple food allergies and or drug allergies within kids or adults.
  • 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
    A campaign aiming to raise awareness of histamine intolerance (HIT) and be a growing source of information for those who suffer from the condition.
  • Irish Anaphylaxis Campaign
    A self-help and support group run entirely by volunteers to help anaphylaxis sufferers in Ireland.
  • Irish Food Allergy Network
    Support and information site to assist those who, through their work, encounter children and families affected by food allergy.
  • Latex Allergy Support Group
    Active support group for anyone suffering from a latex allergy.
  • National Allergy Strategy Group
    The NASG is an alliance of BSACI and patient charities, working allergy services, care and awareness in the NHS.
  • 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.

  • ASTHMA
  • 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.
  • Allergy and Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics
    AANMA is a non-profit family health organization dedicated to eliminating suffering and death due to asthma, allergies and related conditions. Excellent resources.
  • Asthma UK
    The UK's leading asthma charity, with a very informative website.
  • Midlands Asthma & Allergy Research Association
    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.
  • Talk Respiratory
    The sister site to Talk Eczema which aims to provide an introduction and broad base of information on various respiratory conditions.


  • AUTISTIC SPECTRUM DISORDERS
  • Academic Accommodation Resources
    The DO-IT Center is dedicated to empowering people with disabilities by promoting awareness and accessibilit.
  • 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.
  • The Autism File
    Excellent, informative site linked to a quarterly magazine run by the parents of an autistic child.
  • Autism Now You Empowered
    Transition planning for students and help inthe classroom
  • Autism Resources for families
    Lots of helpful bakcgroudn inforamtion.
  • AutismWeb
    An informational website run by parent volunteers. Excellent organisation which, for 25 years has helped and supported families with hyperactive, ADHD children.
  • Career Assistance for people with Autism
    Resources, advice, articles, and other information for peopel with autism tryignto get a job.
  • CDC Autism Links and resources
    Useful information for the Center for Disease Control. & Prevention.
  • ESPA Research
    Research site from the group who pioneered the gltuen anc casein free diet for autistic spectrum disorders.
  • Estate Planning for Parents of Kids with Autism
    Just Great Lawyers site with advice on how to leave your money so as best to protect your child with autism.
  • Inside the Bubble
    Useful general information site on autism, including a glossary of terms used in the management of autism, jobs working with autistics, books and articles.
  • Latitudes
    A US based organisation which explores advanced and alternative approaches to attention deficit disorder/hyperactivity, Tourette syndrome, autism and learning difficulties.
  • Open Forest. A series of interesting ADHD related posts on this self-help website.
  • Operation autism
    A resource guide for military families
  • Reduce the Noise: Help Loved Ones with Sensory Overload Enjoy Shopping
    Self expanatory - and helpful!
  • Resources about Autism
    An excellent compendium of resources foscuing on parenitng autistic children and commiunicating with them.
  • Sesame Street Autism Resources for Parents
    US initiative aimed at communities with children ages 2 to 5. Developed with input from parents, people who serve the autism community, and people with autism.
  • Temple Grandin's Teaching tips
    Teaching Tips for Children and Adults with Autism


  • BABIES & CHILDREN
  • Baby Milk Action
    A non-profit organisation which aims to end avoidable suffering caused by inappropriate infant feeding.
  • A Breath for Life
    A children's charity with a naturopathic approach to illness. They offer access to and information about hyperbaric oxygen treatment at affordable rates.
  • The British Society for Paediatric Gastroneterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
    BSPGHAN works for children with digestive and liver disorders.
  • Centre for Autism and Related Disorders
    CARD is one of the largest organizations in the world providing treatment to children with Autism, PDD and Asperger's Syndrome.
  • The Feingold Association
    An association with 30 years of success in helping children and adults with ADHD, asthma, and related symptoms through diet and nutritional support.
  • Hyperactive Children's Support Group
    Excellent organisation which, for 25 years has helped and supported families with hyperactive, ADHD children.
  • Itchy Baby Helpful site set up by the mum of an itchy eczematous baby!

  • CHEMICAL SENSITIVITY
  • Chemical Sensitivity Foundation
    Main US support group for chemical sensitivity sufferers - excellent and informative site.
  • MCS Aware
    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.
  • MCS America
    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.
  • Pesticide Action Network
    Information about PAN, plus journal, publications, news, activities, and links.
  • 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.


  • COELIAC DISEASE / GLUTEN & WHEAT SENSITIVITY
  • Celiacs at College
    Really useful site run by a celiac student with helpful advice and tips for celiac students just starting out at college.
  • Celiac.com
    Main US support site for celiacs.
  • Celiac Central
    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.
  • Coeliac Ireland
    Support and information for coeliacs in Ireland from the national charity.
  • Coeliac UK
    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.


  • DAIRY/LACTOSE INTOLERANCE
  • 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.


  • DIGESTIVE / IBS / IBD
  • The British Society for Paediatric Gastroneterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
    BSPGHAN works for children with digestive and liver disorders.
  • Core
    The only UK charity to address the whole spectrum of gut, liver and digestive diseases.
  • 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.
  • Crohns.org.uk
    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
  • IBS Register
    A site offering hypnotherapy as a treatment for IBS - a register of practitioners, home treatment tapes etc.
  • IBS Tales
    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' linking page.
  • Irish Society for Colitis and Crohn's Disease
    Patient support group for people who are living with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), also their families and friends.
  • 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.


  • ECOLOGICAL MEDICINE
  • 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.


  • EATING DISORDERS
  • Beat
    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.
  • Talk Eczema
    Eczema site including an A-Z of treatments, a newsletter, chat room, features, personal stories and lots of information.

    ELECTRICAL/ELECTROMAGNETIC SENSITIVITY
    Click here for ES/EHS information and support organisations
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  • FOOD INTOLERANCE
  • >The European Galactosaemia Society
    Useful support group for galactosaemia sufferers.
  • The Food Intolerance Group of Australia
    Useful support group, whose site has lots of excellent information on food intolerances of all kinds.
  • The Food Intolerance Network
    Austrian-based charity that provides information about lactose intolerance, fructose intolerance, histamine intolerance and much more.
  • The National Society for Phenylketonuria
    The excellent site of the NSPKU.

  • FOOD POLITICS
  • The Food Commission
    A non-profit independent watchdog campaigning for safer, healthier food in the UK. Latest news on food issues, links, publications, parents jury.
  • Sustain
    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.
  • VEGA
    Vegetarian Economy and Green Agriculture is a research, information and campaigning organisation focusing on farming, food, health and the land.


  • LATEX ALLERGY
  • Latex Allergy Support Group
    Active support group for anyone suffering from a latex allergy.


  • ME / CFS
  • 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 supplements etc.
  • ME Association
    Active association supporting ME sufferers - information, shopping options etc
  • ME Research UKNational charity funding biomedical research into ME and CFS.

  • MENTAL HEALTH / BEHAVIOUR PROBLEMS
  • Food and Behaviour Research
    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.
  • Hyperactive Children's Support Group
    Excellent organisation which, for 25 years has helped and supported families with hyperactive, ADHD childr en.


  • MIGRAINE
  • Migraine Action
    An excellent and active migraine support group.
  • The Migraine Trust
    Another excellent migraine support group.
  • National Migraine Centre
    Formerly the City of London Migraine Clinic, this charity conducts research into, and provides treatment for, migraine and headache.

  • MISCELLANEOUS
  • Arthritic Association
    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.
  • Thyroid UK
    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.


  • NUTRITION
  • 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.  




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