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

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Overview

 •  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.

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Overview

 •  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. 

Disc. allergy, intolerance & sensitivity in adults & child- ren; prevention; elimination diet w/planned reintroduction.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Explains comprehensively, elegantly, and simply how certain foods can cause problems for some people and how identifying and eliminating the culprit(s) can transform their lives . . . should be compulsory reading."

"If you have a chronic, undiagnosed health problem, this book may have an explanation for your complaints"

"It is nearly twenty years since the first edition of this book was published—and, like good wine, it has just grown in depth and complexity over the years. It really does remain the most complete guide to the subject. What is so impressive about Professor Brostoff and Linda Gamlin is how they combine an encyclopaedic knowledge of the subject with total accessibility."

"The authors give a very informative, detailed explanation of how food allergies occur, and the allergic process itself."

"This book is a must for any clinical nutritionist or consumer interested in the subject of food allergies."

"What makes this one of the best books of its kind that I have ever read (and I've read many books on food and health) is the wealth of information presented, the crystal clear writing, and the frank expression of the controversy surrounding how foods might cause disease."

"They provide clear explanations of the causes of, and differences between, food allergy and food intolerance, and offer numerous case studies."

"Detailed and thorough."

September 2000 New Living
"This book is a must for any clinical nutritionist or consumer interested in the subject of food allergies."
Large Print Reviews Rochelle Caviness
"The authors give a very informative, detailed explanation of how food allergies occur, and the allergic process itself."
reviewer Dennis Littrell
"What makes this one of the best books of its kind that I have ever read (and I've read many books on food and health) is the wealth of information presented, the crystal clear writing, and the frank expression of the controversy surrounding how foods might cause disease."
Aug 2008 Food Matter Magazine
"It is nearly twenty years since the first edition of this book was published—and, like good wine, it has just grown in depth and complexity over the years. It really does remain the most complete guide to the subject. What is so impressive about Professor Brostoff and Linda Gamlin is how they combine an encyclopaedic knowledge of the subject with total accessibility."
New Scientist
"Explains comprehensively, elegantly, and simply how certain foods can cause problems for some people and how identifying and eliminating the culprit(s) can transform their lives . . . should be compulsory reading."
New Living
"This book is a must for any clinical nutritionist or consumer interested in the subject of food allergies."
Kerri Hikida
"They provide clear explanations of the causes of, and differences between, food allergy and food intolerance, and offer numerous case studies."
Rochelle Caviness
"If you have a chronic, undiagnosed health problem, this book may have an explanation for your complaints"
Dennis Littrell
"What makes this one of the best books of its kind that I have ever read (and I've read many books on food and health) is the wealth of information presented, the crystal clear writing, and the frank expression of the controversy surrounding how foods might cause disease."
Food Matter Magazine
"It is nearly twenty years since the first edition of this book was published—and, like good wine, it has just grown in depth and complexity over the years. It really does remain the most complete guide to the subject. What is so impressive about Professor Brostoff and Linda Gamlin is how they combine an encyclopaedic knowledge of the subject with total accessibility."
Library Journal
This third edition updates a work originally published in 1989 as The Complete Guide to Food Allergy and Intolerance. Brostoff, a recognized authority on food allergy and author of numerous research studies, and Gamlin, a biochemist and journalist, clarify the difference between allergy and intolerance, explaining the immunological processes underlying hypersensitivity. Drawing on recent research, they identify common allergens and common treatment options. The authors also present a very detailed elimination diet and reintroduction schedule, their recommended method of diagnosing food intolerances. The text is detailed and thorough in the topics covered but lacks a satisfactory examination of alternative and/or complementary practices (many of which are excellent resources for allergy sufferers). Recommended for public and consumer health collections.--Andy Wickens, King Cty. Lib. Sys., Seattle Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.\
Internet Bookwatch
Food Allergies and Food Intolerance provides a complete guide to identification of food allergies, explaining food sensitivities, providing a process for identifying food allergies, and revealing symptoms and side effects of food related problems. The depth of details in this survey makes for an important guide which should not be missed by any studying allergies or food problems.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780892818754
  • Publisher: Inner Traditions/Bear & Company
  • Publication date: 5/1/2000
  • Edition description: Original
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 480
  • Sales rank: 445,736
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Jonathan Brostoff is Honorary Consulting Physician and Professor of Allergy and Environmental Health at University College London Medical School. He is recognized as a leading international authority on food allergy and intolerance. He lives in London. Linda Gamlin trained as a biochemist and worked in research for several years before turning to journalism. She specializes in writing about the immune system, allergies, and other health matters.

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Table of Contents

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

Acknowledgments
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
Appendices
Index

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2003

    Most helpful book I have found

    I was so sick before reading this book and doing an elimination diet. I had problems with asthma, chronic sinusitis, allergies, severe indigestion, constipation, and overall felt terrible. This book gave excellent advice on food intolerances and doing an elimination diet the right way. In addition, the author provides in-depth discussion of the science of why we have food intolerances. Now I am off all prescription drugs except for Nasonex during allergy months as long as I stay away from certain foods (nuts, milk, wheat, rice, bananas). I feel great.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 2, 2002

    Finally the key to unlock the door to food intolerances

    This book was a fantastic help in discovering what foods were making me sick. I have recommended it to lots of people especially celiacs. I wish this book was required reading in medical school.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2013

    Encyclopedic

    While there were some good things in the book, it is a bit too lengthy in trying to convince the reader of its validity. Also some of the methods seem a bit archaic and hit or miss. It is a good reference but it seems to be written for the British rather than American market.

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