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About The Devon Allergy Clinic

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Marlene Hochstrasser is the Clinical Director of the Devon Allergy Clinic which was established in 2006. She qualified as a Registered General Nurse & Midwife in the 1970s working in Plymouth her home town for many years then in the United States. 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.

Prior to setting up the Devon Allergy Clinic she took time out to both bring up a family…

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Allergies & Food Hypersensitivities

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 our immune 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  .    …

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Intolerances & Digestive Disorders

Ask Marlene

Intolerances are normally enzyme based.
intolerance 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.
 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
Interestingly more people come to me with digestive problems them allergenic symptoms. …

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