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Food Allergies For Dummies Paperback – April 2, 2007
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Covers peanut allergy and the new labeling guidelines
Anxious about food allergies in your family? This no-nonsense, plain-English guide gives you expert guidance in identifying and avoiding the foods that trigger your reactions. You'll learn how to spot hidden ingredients on food labels and menu items, treat reactions effectively, and manage your diet without feeling deprived.
Discover how to:
- Eliminate problem foods
Find a qualified food allergist
Handle mild and severe reactions
Manage allergies at home, school, and work
Treat your child's allergies
Build your own allergy emergency kit
Top Customer Reviews
1. It is comprehensive without being overwhelming. By this, I mean it covers a lot and it does so in an empowering way; you don't finish the book (or even a chapter) feeling paralyzed. You leave with information to make decisions about how you want to deal food allergies as they affect you, a family member, a friend, etc.
2. It is nice to see so much key information presented in one place. I tried obtaining the same information from other publications and websites. I could not find it all (I am not sure most of it exists elsewhere) - and I had to hunt all over the place to collect the golden nuggets that I could find.
3. I love that everything is presented in layman's terms - not the "medical speak" one finds in medical journals or research papers/studies (which clearly have value, but, for an "average Joe" like me, can be difficult to muddle through).
4. The authors present specific information - with details and quantitative references/benchmarks rather than generalizations. For example, they provide percentages about how likely one is to outgrow a particular food allergy, how likely one is to have a child with a food allergy (if you have an allergic disease) or another child with a food allergy (if you are a parent with one food allergic child already), etc. The information provided is also very practical; it takes into account that food allergic people do not live in a plastic bubble and talks about ways to deal with "everyday situations" (including social situations) as well as emergencies.
5. The book answers questions that you would ask if you had unlimited time with your own allergist or with Dr. Wood himself.Read more ›
If you are just starting out on this journey, you will have all of your questions answered and answers for those that you dont even know to ask.
If, like me, you've been at this for awhile, you will get more detail, all of the latest research, facts and figures and even some of the rationale behind decisions that our doctors make.
Best of all are the personal stories from Dr Wood. When you hear the stories from someone who has been there, you cant help but finish the book with a sense of hope and confidence.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
When my son was about a year old he was diagnosed with being allergic to milk, eggs and peanuts. If you're like me milk and eggs were in just about everything. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Amber Sawyer
Food Allergies For Dummies, while it has some good info, it completely misses the mark. If you react to many foods, and maybe also environmental chemicals like perfumes, you... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Camilla Gordon
While there may be some helpful info in this book for those who suffer from anaphylactic reactions to certain foods, the author mocks the idea that alternative health methods can... Read morePublished 10 months ago by kellym
Purchased this for a food allergy support group. It's very informative, especially for the newly diagnosed. It's written by one of the top allergists in the USA.Published 13 months ago by MtGal
Practical, easy to understand & written by a doctor who actually has the fatal allergy.Published 17 months ago by Jen Roberts
I wish I would have read this before my first allergist appointment! Great starter book for anyone newly diagnosed with one or more allergies and especially for those with peanut... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Eva Marie
I really liked the book at the beginning of my research. It does a good job of summing up allergy basics. Our case is very complicated though and I needed to do further reading. Read morePublished on June 23, 2013 by Alena
When my 1 year old was diagnosed with severe food allergies I felt lost and overwhelmed. This book was a good source of information to bring me up to speed in the world of food... Read morePublished on February 26, 2013 by ohgrace