Was It Something You Ate?: Food Intolerance: What Causes It and how to Avoid It

Was It Something You Ate?: Food Intolerance: What Causes It and how to Avoid It

by John Emsley, Peter Fell
     
 


This is the first book for general readers that offers clear guidance through the chemical minefields that can be present in food. While most people are sensitive to one or more chemicals in their diet, such as MSG, alcohol or caffeine, our bodies can usually tolerate modest amounts of these offending substances. If we know which chemicals give us a problem, we… See more details below

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This is the first book for general readers that offers clear guidance through the chemical minefields that can be present in food. While most people are sensitive to one or more chemicals in their diet, such as MSG, alcohol or caffeine, our bodies can usually tolerate modest amounts of these offending substances. If we know which chemicals give us a problem, we can usually avoid unpleasant bouts of nausea, headache, and diarrhea. This book helps identify the substances that can provoke a toxic response--ranging from benzoates to serotonin, sorbates, and tyramines--and explains why food intolerance occurs, what its symptoms are, and why some people are so badly hit while others are not bothered at all. Each chapter is illustrated with actual case studies of people who have been stricken by substances in their diet. Based on proven medical and scientific research, this essential book will help people to avoid troublesome chemicals and enjoy their food.

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"Elmsley and Fell organize their material in a way that makes it possible to sort out a possible food sensitivity." "Lucid and informative to anyone trying to pin down a specific food intolerance."--Kirkus Reviews

"If you want to know more about food intolerance, authors John Emsley and Dr. Peter Fell have collaborated to assemble an in depth and easy to read book regarding common dietary problems, It's called 'Was it Something You Ate?' The book explains why food intolerance occurs, what the symptoms are, and which foods naturally contain these chemicals."--CBS.com

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198509660
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/28/2003
Pages:
190
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.40(d)

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