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

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

by Jonathan Brostoff M.D., Linda Gamlin

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Overview

Food Allergies and Food Intolerance: The Complete Guide to Their Identification and Treatment by Jonathan Brostoff M.D., Linda Gamlin

• 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780892818754
Publisher: Inner Traditions/Bear & Company
Publication date: 05/01/2000
Edition description: Original
Pages: 480
Sales rank: 801,570
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

About 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.

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

What People are Saying About This

Rochelle Caviness

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

Kerri Hikida

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

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.

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Food Allergies and Food Intolerance: The Complete Guide to Their Identification and Treatment 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago