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#1 of 14 Old 08-13-2009, 10:44 AM - Thread Starter
 
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We need a "Recommended Books" list with a brief explanation of what this book's strengths/weaknesses are. Or just list your favorite Allergies book recommendations.

Or add to the holistic book list in Health & Healing. Recommended Books


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"Is This Your Child?" by Doris Rapp. It's what first led me on the path to food intolerances. She's got a little hinkiness in there (like the theory about giving the person what they're intolerant to) but overall, she gives a lot of good information about different types of changes due to food. And she gives a good elimination diet framework (though she adds back foods way too quickly - one a day).

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Healing the New Childhood Epidemics: Autism, ADHD, Asthma, and Allergies: The Groundbreaking Program for the 4-A Disorders by Kenneth Bock. It has a lot of information about the basic DAN! theory in regards to allergies and obviously would also be a great book if you were dealing with a kid who had allergies and was on the spectrum. It does require that you do more research or find a knowledgeable medical professional if you want to use the theory - there is little suggestion in the way of dosages and so forth.

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Digestive Wellness by Lipski, it discusses a lot more than simple (or complex) digestive issues.
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Will come back with descriptions and strengths/weaknesses, but for now, a list for a placeholder. Will definitely add more:

Good:
The Ultramind Solution
The Anti-Inflammation Zone
The Puzzle of Autism
Nutrition and Physical Degeneration
Pottenger's Cats
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

Iffy:
Special-needs Kids Eat Right (dietician-style nutrition, but good premise)

Not worth it:
Detoxify or Die (only advice is 'take glutathione')

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I think my Christmas list is already done. My husband will be thrilled.
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I second (third) Healing the New Childhood Epidemics and The Mood Cure.

Also liked:
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

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Bacteria for Breakfast by Kelly Karpa, is fantastic at explaining the digestive system and also how probiotics and the immune system interact... and how they are involved in development of allergies.

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).

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I really liked Bacteria for Breakfast, too! I keep meaning to buy it, but other books push their way up in line, lol.

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Terrific resources!!


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Love to hear more favorite book recommendations!!



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Other suggestions?

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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.  

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Both of these relate to ana food allergies (the peanut-specific one has solid overall allergen management info):

 

http://www.amazon.com/Understanding-Managing-Childs-Allergies-Hopkins/dp/0801884926/ref=pd_sim_b_4

 

http://www.amazon.com/Peanut-Allergy-Answer-Book-2nd/dp/1592332331/ref=pd_sim_b_3

 

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.


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