- File Size: 1034 KB
- Print Length: 302 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Planet Lactose Publishing (October 20, 2009)
- Publication Date: October 20, 2009
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B005LRY0TO
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,366,833 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Planet Lactose: The Best of The Planet Lactose Blog, volume 1 Kindle Edition
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Mr. Carper is a professional writer (of science fiction books) as well as someone who was diagnosed with lactose intolerance in the 1970s, back when there was far less information available, and far fewer resources and options for treatment. He made it his mission to learn everything, and I mean EVERYTHING, about the condition and then to share all this information generously with others. I am extremely impressed with the accuracy, and the depth and variety of information of his website. The information that Mr. Carper presents on his website is not only painfully, exhaustively researched, but also very well written, even humorous at times. It is a pleasure to read.
This book, Planet Lactose: The Best of the Planet Lactose Blog, Volume 1, is simply a collection of columns posted on his blog, many of which stem from questions he has been asked, or other articles and information pertaining to lactose intolerance. Actually, I should mention that Mr. Carper writes not only for the lactose intolerance community, but for others who need to/desire to have a dairy-free diet, at least some of the time, such as those with milk allergy, vegans, and those who keep to a kosher diet.
The book is well organized into several chapters, such as Lactose Intolerance, Dairy Allergies, Babies: Formulas and Feeding Issues, Cookbooks, Genetics, For Vegans, etc. Most chapters are roughly 30-50 pages in length and have approximately one blog article per page. The book is 366 pages long, and includes hundreds of articles. Many of the articles include quotations from other articles or photographs of food options.
I really cannot praise this book highly enough. The information would be exceptionally useful for anyone lactose intolerant or avoiding dairy, and it is easy to read. It is the kind of book that one can easily pick up from time to time, and read another article or two, and learn another tidbit or two. Mr. Carper is also not shy about dispelling all the myths and misinformation floating around, and at times some sarcasm seeps through. It's part of the charm of this book, and certainly helps keep the reader engaged.
This book is perfect. My son and I are feeling much better now, as we are learning to adjust to lactose intolerance. We owe a great deal to Mr. Carper and this book. Everyone who is lactose intolerant should own this book.