On the Nature of Food Allergy


Category:     ANF
Genre: Family & health
ISBN-13:     9780962179938
ISBN-10:     0962179930
Publish Date:     2007/09/01
Publisher:     Lighthouse Press
Format/Binding:     Trade Paperback
Retail Price:     19.95
ID Price:     15.96

This book is a must-read for anyone interested in food allergy, especially for parents or patients who have food allergy! It is an A-to-Z compendium of information regarding the increasing problem of food allergy and the real risk for severe, life-threatening reactions. -Frank J. Twarog, MD, PhD, associate clinical professor, Harvard Medical School

This manual is written in an extremely readable style for different levels of understanding. It is the right book about the right subject and certainly appears at the right time. For anyone involved with food allergy, it is a must. -Michael H. Mellon, MD, associate clinical professor, University of California-San Diego School of Medicine

Most useful as an introductory reference resource for consumer health collections and as an overall reference resource on the multifaceted, complex nature of food allergies. -Library Journal

This manual is truly a smorgasbord of tasty morsels of information that should be slowly and carefully digested by all those interested in the field of food allergy. -William E. Berger, MD, MBA, clinical professor, department of pediatrics, University of California-Irvine, and author, Asthma for Dummies

I have never seen information on food allergy presented in this way and also never before encountered such a complete compilation of applicable and useful facts about food allergy. -Phil Lieberman, MD, clinical professor of medicine and pediatrics, University of Tennessee

A fascinating m?lange of history, culture, human interest and personal anecdotes, all told in a breezy, comfortable, and reassuring style. -Michael Young, MD,asssistant clinical professor of pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, and author, The Peanut Allergy Answer Book

Rich in background information about foods that is not found in other food allergy books. . . . A unique and tremendously interesting book for those with and without food allergies. -Anne Munoz-Furlong, founder and CEO, The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network

From how to immediately recognize and treat an extreme allergic reaction to tips on how food allergy sufferers may lead normal lives, this A-to-Z guide informs sufferers themselves as well as those around them how to deal with this often deadly condition. With information on the escalating number of food allergy incidences each year and how to determine whether or not the condition really is food allergy related, the narrative examines all aspects of the issue in an easy-to-read, layperson's tone. In addition to identifying and addressing specific food allergies-cow's milk, hen's egg, wheat, peanut and legume, tree nut, seed and spice, seafood, fruit and vegetable-as well as food additive reactions, the handy guide provides a series of true-life stories to further illustrate the often heartbreaking risks of allergic reactions to these foods. This comprehensive personal and public health resource also offers insight into cuisines and restaurants likely to be risky, as well as hints on ways to eat out safely.

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