Food Allergies and Food Intolerance: The Complete Guide to Their Identification and Treatment

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Inner Traditions / Bear & Co, 2000 - Health & Fitness - 470 pages
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• A leading international authority on food allergy and intolerance provides invaluable advice for achieving dramatic and long-lasting improvements in your health.

• Explains how sensitivity to foods is responsible for many chronic and misdiagnosed ailments such as migraines, sinus problems, and persistent fatigue.

• Includes a step-by-step process for identifying food allergies and intolerances and reshaping your diet for better health.

Many people suffer from chronic, unexplained health problems--migraine headaches, poor digestion, recurring sinus symptoms, aching muscles and joints, persistent fatigue--whose causes remain elusive, even to doctors. When conventional tests fail to provide a clear-cut diagnosis, doctors often suggest that these symptoms are due to stress or anxiety, but now Jonathan Brostoff and Linda Gamlin demonstrate that quite often food allergies and food intolerance are the true culprits in these situations.

The authors provide clear explanations of the causes of, as well as the differences between, food allergies and food intolerance and offer numerous case studies on problems all too familiar to many readers. More important, they provide much-needed solutions and treatments for these problems. Along with a wealth of illustrations and charts, Food Allergies and Food Intolerance includes an invaluable step-by-step process for diagnosing food intolerance with a three-stage elimination diet and a system of gradual food reintroduction. A must for anyone who suspects a chronic condition may be linked to dietary sensitivity, Food Allergies and Food Intolerance supplies information that often results in dramatic and long-lasting improvement in people's health and in their lives.

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User Review  - ccdempsey - LibraryThing

Lot of food-related health complications explained. A little dense in terms of organizing action steps from it. Would probably make a better reference look-up book than reading-cover-to-cover book. Read full review

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This is the only book I could find that actually talks about food allergies and what to do about them. I bought it for my daughter who is allergic to just about everything. She is using it to learn ... Read full review


Another Mans Poison
Food Allergy Mast Cells and IgE
The Classical Allergic Diseases
Treating Classical Allergies and Identifying Food Allergens
Other Forms of Food Allergy
The Great Controversy
Food Intolerance
Mind and Body
Bugs in the System Candida and Giardia
Food Problems in Children
What Causes Food Intolerance?
Preventing Food Sensitivity
The Elimination Diet
After the Elimination Diet Treating Food Intolerance
Foods That May Release Sulfur Dioxide

Chemical Sensitivity

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Food Allergies and Food Intolerance
The Complete Guide to Their Identification and Treatment

Authors' Note
Note to the Third Edition

1. Another Man's Poison
2. Food Allergy, Mast Cells, and IgE
3. The Classical Allergic Diseases
4. Treating Classical Allergies and Identifying Food Allergens
5. Other Forms of Food Allergy
6. The Great Controversy
7. Food Intolerance
8. Mind and Body
9. Chemical Sensitivity
10. Bugs in the System--Candida and Giardia
11. Food Problems in Children
12. What Causes Food Intolerance?
13. Preventing Food Sensitivity
14. The Elimination Diet
15. After the Elimination Diet--Treating Food Intolerance

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