Food Allergies For Dummies

By Robert A. Wood, MD

Book Description

Are you constantly worrying about what you or your loved ones eat? Is every dining experience an episode of anxiety for you? Being allergic to different types of food not only ruins the experience of eating, it can lead to dangerous, sometimes lethal, consequences.

With Food Allergies for Dummies, you can feel safer about what you eat. This concise guide shows you how to identify and avoid food that triggers reactions. This guide covers how to care for a child with food allergies, such as getting involved with his/her school’s allergy policies, packing safe lunches, and empowering him/her to take responsibility for his allergy.

Project Allergy Review

I have been leading an allergy support group,volunteering with non-profit organizations, writing a newsletter and raising a child with food allergies for the past six years, so I really felt like I had seen and read it all. However this book is a most welcome addition to my food allergy collection, in fact, it's on top!

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.

Of particular interest to me was the information on outgrowing food allergies, a whole chapter on peanuts, and one on potential cures and current research.

Best of all, in my view, are some of the personal stories from Dr Wood. When you hear the stories, of someone who has been there and also see that you can survive and thrive even with life-threatening food allergies, you cant help but finish the book with a sense of hope and confidence.

After my husband spent some time reading this yesterday said, "This book sure isnt for dummies!"