Or add to the holistic book list in Health & Healing. Recommended Books
The Ultramind Solution
The Anti-Inflammation Zone
The Puzzle of Autism
Nutrition and Physical Degeneration
Gut and Psychology Syndrome
Breaking the Viscous Cycle
Iodine, Why you need it, Why you can't live without it
Gropper's Advanced Nutrition and Human Metabolism (biochem textbook)
Shils' Human Nutrition in Health and Disease (huge textbook)
The Mood Cure
Special-needs Kids Eat Right (dietician-style nutrition, but good premise)
Not worth it:
Detoxify or Die (only advice is 'take glutathione')
Eating shouldn't be stressful!
The Diet Cure
Digestive Wellness for Children, Lipski
Trace Your Genes to Health: Use your family tree to guide your diet, Enhance your immune system, and overcome chronic disease, Reading
Changing the Course of Autism
I love books! (And book rec's)!
caution: one-handed nak
Ditto The Probiotic Revolution by Gary Huffnagle PhD
Enzymes for Digestive Health and Enzymes for Autism by Karen DeFelice
More on those books and few others in the Healing the Gut Cheat Sheet.
The Mood Cure is really fantastic too.
And you know how much I Nutrition & Physical Degeneration, I'll just plug that one again too (see WAPF fed link in my sig. for description).
Why Stomach Acid is Good For You by Jonathan Wright, M.D.
Great book! Without enough stomach acid you can't digest your food properly. Also, stomach acid is needed to stimulate your pancreas to release digestive enzymes. Without proper digestion people get food intolerances, candida and/or bacterial overgrowth, etc. The book covers it all, from causes, symptoms, to correcting the situation. Many people think they have too much stomach acid, when in reality they don't have enough.
Both of these relate to ana food allergies (the peanut-specific one has solid overall allergen management info):
Both have, among other things, comprehensive explanations of the whole cross-contamination issue, as well as explaining reactions and how to respond to them. And they repeat the magic words: carry epinephrine.
My boys' allergist has gone to presentations by the author of the first book, and she also recommended the second. She is so scrupulously careful and supportive of my kids' situations . . . I'm really comfortable recommending anything on her say-so alone but have read and like the two I mentioned here.
Empty-nesting SAHM to DS1 (1989), DS2 (1992), and an overachieving mother (1930). Married to DH since 1986.