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A nutrition director for the American Academy of Nutrition and the author of the bestseller Beyond Pritikin , Gittleman has exhaustively studied the parasite world, particularly its relation to human health and nutrition. Although she tackles the subject of parasitic illnesses and their diagnosis, treatment and prevention with knowledge and a credible background, her book offers in ten chapters what could have been done in a single long but concise one. In a hit-and-run style, the author touches on a specific subject, be it day care centers, household pets, or travel, only to drop it and repeat the information in another section of the book. This repetition, combined with constant footnotes, disrupts and clutters a reading of the book. Readers without some background in clinical parasitology may also have a hard time staying with Gittleman through the technical section that serves as a reference guide to the individual parasites. The chapter on prevention provides the most accessible information. There, the author gives clear and usable instructions on avoiding parasite-induced illnesses via good personal hygiene, proper infant and child care, sensible sexual practices, sanitary animal care, careful travel practices and safe water usage and food handling. The book wraps up with an easy-to-understand glossary, although it lacks necessary pronunciation symbols, and a thorough, but meant-for-health-professionals, appendix on drug treatment of parasitic infections.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I usually like her books but this was not what I expected and to be honest, a lot of talk without real ability to diagnose or treat.Published 5 months ago by Karen Gunther-chung
It was informative to let one know about parasitic invasions in the body and some extent of the harm they can do, but it doesn't tell you how to rid them. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Renee McLaurine
Great information and I love that she gives you the names of stuff to take. I wish she would have been more in depth of the treatment though.Published 7 months ago by Jane Smith
Parasites is a disturbing subject but one that we should all be more aware of the extent to which we are all exposed to them everyday. This book was an eye opener. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Jackie
Not a lot of information in this book. I wanted more details about parasites and how to rid of them.Published 12 months ago by God Bless the USA
I am glad to meet you. Thank you very much.Published 13 months ago by Luis Antonio Guerrero de Jesús