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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…

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The Devon Allergy Clinic

Intolerances & Digestive Disorders

Intolerances are normally enzyme based such as lactose intolerance where the body is not making enough of the digestive enzyme lactose to break down the milk sugar lactose – a contributory cause to IBS.


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

You have a food intolerance, and here’s why

0 Comments Posted On: February 16, 2018

A food intolerance (otherwise known as non-allergic food hypersensitivity), is a condition of the digestive system. It involves some form […]

Allergy Calendar

  • March is national nutrition month


    March is National Nutrition Month. For many people with a chronic digestive condition, food and eating can have a profound […]

  • Nutrition and hydration week


    12-18 Nutrition and hydration week This global movement aims to focus on nutrition and hydration as an important part of […]

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