Tel: 07810 750940 / 01803 401001

About Us


Marlene Hochstrasser is the Clinical Director of the Devon Allergy Clinic which was established in 2006. She qualified as a Registered General Nurse & Midwife & has a University Diploma in Allergy from Grenwich University with working links with Allergy UK & the Eczema Society. Her experience was further broadened whilst working as an Intensive Care Nurse at Guy’s Hospital, London. Marlene still maintains her clinical nursing expertise working as an intravenous parenteral nutrition nurse with patients in a home situation.

Recent News

Happy to help

Recent Feedback

0 Comments Posted On: July 17, 2016

It is always great to get feedback at the Devon Allergy Clinic – and here are a couple of notes received this week: I just wanted to say thank you for the advice you gave me on Friday, I have been doing some reading and am going to start the diet when I get back from […]

More News

Allergy Calendar

Allergy Training Days – Primary Care

This event is running from: 08/07/2016 until

Regional Primary Care Allergy Training Days The Devon Allergy Clinic will be continuing professional development with Primary Care allergy training    

Free Drop In Clinics for Digestive Health

This event is running from: 07/07/2016 until

Two Devon based health professionals have joined forces to provide a resource that could help you take back control of your health. Marlene Hochstrasser is the Clinical Director of the Devon Allergy Clinic. Last year the clinic was awarded Allergy Clinic of the Year Devon and Recognised Leader in Intolerances and Digestive Disorders UK.  She […]

Allergies &Food Hypersensitivities


What is an Allergy and why it is such a misused word ?

Eons ago when man was developing a vast amount of parasites existed in our blood. This did us no good as a species but ourimmune system created a white mast cell to compensate. The reason for this cell was when it came across a parasite in the blood it degranulated or exploded releasing very irritant chemicals to kill the parasite. One of them is histamine hence we take antihistamine and because they are irritant and cause inflammation so we take steroids because they are anti-inflammatory .

Award Winning

Healthcare Pharmaceutical Awards 2015

Intolerances & Digestive Disorders


ntolerances are normally enzyme based.
Lactose intolerance.
Where we are not making enough of the Enzyme lactase to digest milk sugar lactose. Link to lactose intolerance page

Histamine intolerance.
Histamine Intolerance lacking the enzyme Diamine Oxydase to digest food naturally high in histamine. I regularly see clients with rashes and itchy skin where this can be a major cause . Link to histamine intolerance page
Digestive disorders

Sign up to our newsletter.