I'm Not Crazy... I'm Allergic

I'm Not Crazy... I'm Allergic

by Sherilyn Powers

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BN ID: 2940151145718
Publisher: FriesenPress
Publication date: 07/31/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 96
File size: 391 KB

About the Author

Sherilyn has spent her life learning and teaching. When presented with a challenge, she prefers to learn all she can from all sources, put the information into action and then help others to do the same.

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I'm Not Crazy... I'm Allergic 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
writester More than 1 year ago
This was a fascinating take on allergies and the physical, mental, and emotional take they can have on a person. I've suffered with allergies my whole life, and I have always had all sorts of odd ailments that I didn't know what to associate them with. I never mention them to the doctor because they aren't really symptoms that "go with" anything. It's nice to know that maybe they do have a cause. It's also nice to know that the medical profession might be starting to take a look at allergies as the reason behind things. I appreciate that the author IS NOT a medical professional but DOES HAVE medical studies referenced in the book. This is truly an interesting case study and gives the reader a lot to think about.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a very well written, well researched, and highly informative non-fiction book. It is a must read for allergy sufferers, and I would assume it would be a great reference and resource book for the medical practitioners treating them ... Good job in writing!
SherriWarner More than 1 year ago
I think “I’m Not Crazy…” was a really interesting book that helped me become even more aware to the issues of food sensitivities and allergies. I have 2 children that suffer from severe food allergies, so I’ve basically needed to read everything I can get my hands on about the subject. I will say that this is the first one I’ve read that wasn’t written by a doctor or a licensed nutritionist… so at first I was a bit skeptical about what information I’d be presented with. But my fears were soon laid to rest as I realized that this book really is a collection of experiences and research (backed up with documentation) and common-sense advice about some possible culprits and some steps to take to avoid and perhaps even cure some issues. This book doesn’t try to pass itself off as a medical journal, or even replace a doctor’s advice. But just gives us something to think about and more angles to consider if you haven’t already. I know firsthand that we cannot be diligent enough when it comes to food and what it can to do our bodies. So in this regard I think that this book gives some great information that will empower people to just have more awareness, and consider different causes/solutions that they may not have considered before. Highly recommend.
RepoManJM More than 1 year ago
this was such an interesting book and honestly, much better than I was expecting it to be! I thought the premise sounded intriguing enough, and food and health is something that affects us all. But I thought it was much more cleverly executed than I originally gave the author credit for, especially how she was able to relate the health/food issues so well using “Julie” as the subject of her stories. I thought the editing and formatting was great and overall had a very professional feel to it. I like that the author doesn’t claim to be the one with all the answers, but just encourages readers to think of some things that may be negatively affecting them, and see if changing/eliminating some foods can make an improvement. Doctors are great and all, obviously, but they can’t be expected to know everything and this book is a great tool to assist you in taking control of your own physical and mental health. A great addition to the food/diet/health genre.
LaylaM1 More than 1 year ago
this type of book is outside my normal reading, I admit, but I thought it sounded interesting and I gave it a shot. The book was laid out well and was very easy to grasp the ideas and concepts… a reason I shy away from nonfictions such as these is the tendency of the authors to write esoterically or it is way confusing or dry. But not here. Sherilyn Powers writes to the everywoman/man, in terms and ideas that are not only easy to understand, but make a startling amount of sense. I do believe my eyes have been “opened” after reading this and I think almost anyone could benefit from reading it as well. Your health and happiness may depend on it!
essieh More than 1 year ago
"I’m Not Crazy … I’m Allergic” was fascinating and enlightening. There are so many things that can cause different reactions in the bodies, and food allergies and sensitivities are (in my opinion) some of the most overlooked causes of illness. I used to go into a complete ‘food coma brain-fog’ every day after lunch for years. Never knew why. Only in past 5 or so years did I realize I had a wheat allergy (mild, not celiac) and I was eating sandwich bread. Enough to make me woozy and fuzzy headed, and I never knew why. Just making that simple elimination from my diet has improved my life dramatically…can only imagine how much would help others to know to look for problems in their mental/physical state and how their diet can affect it. Enjoyed reading about Julie’s experiences and recognized much of myself there. This book is a great starting point for people wanting to learn more about diet/allergies in a clear, easy to understand way that is applicable to almost everyone. Great writing and solid pacing and valuable information. Well done.
BrendaMax More than 1 year ago
"I’m Not Crazy, I’m Allergic” by Sherilyn Powers is impressively researched and articulated and laid out in a clear, easy to follow format. I have suffered from various food allergies my whole life, on different levels – from pure intolerance (tomatoes/shellfish) to skin conditions and stomach pains (dairy). Didn’t even realizing what a terrible toll some of my beloved foods were taking on my body until I started doing ‘elimination cycles’ (like the author suggests) and realized that I felt better after cutting certain things from my diet. Even got rid of the dark circles under my eyes that I thought were just part of aging! While I was familiar with many concepts in this book, there were several points I hadn’t thought of that I’ll take under consideration. But I feel it’s safe to say that many people have no clue what allergies are doing to them, and the first step in getting a handle on it would be reading a book such as this. Great supporting documentation and written in a very engaging manner that makes it interesting to read, as well as learning something important. Highly recommend.
NikkyH7117 More than 1 year ago
I’ve read my fair share of ‘self-health’ books… Okay, I’m kind of addicted to them (is there a self-help book for that?) But “I’m Not Crazy…I’m Allergic” by Sherilyn Powers stands out from the others. It wasn’t like the normal ‘diet’ book, and I like how she writes in such a down-to-earth way using stories and examples to explain her points. It is easy to follow, and I felt many of the points she made were applicable to me… in fact I’ve been thinking I need to try an “egg elimination” cycle myself… we don’t even realize the extent that allergies can have on our health and that they can be triggered by so many different foods. If nothing else this book helps open our eyes more to the different manifestations that allergies may create, and knowledge is power, and helps in the first step of treatment.
LauraClarke More than 1 year ago
Oh, wow…this book was great! I wish I would have read it years ago! It’s only been lately that I’ve become aware of all the real problems that food allergies can cause, from skin problems, to mood swings, to sleeplessness, memory loss… it’s crazy (literally! Ha!) This is such an important book for almost everyone to read, because while not everyone will have debilitating and obvious allergies, it may even be on the milder, less-obvious side that can be easily treated and solved. Doctors don’t know everything, and even less about nutrition, I’m afraid (it’s true. Medicine they know. Nutrition, not so much). It is up to each of us to learn as much as we can to be responsible for our own health, and books like this are a great way to get some valuable information explained in a very coherent and comprehensive way, but without being hard to read. I learned a lot and think others will too. Pick it up today!
JennaBrewster More than 1 year ago
I swear at times I felt like it could me saying the words that Sherilyn Powers writes in this book “I’m Not Crazy… I’m Allergic.” Like Millions of people who suffer knowingly or unknowingly from food allergies and sensitivities, most people still aren’t aware that so many of the health problems we suffer from today, from being sleepy or groggy or even depressed can be directly related to what we are eating. For me I know what a shock it was to learn that some foods I thought were ‘good’ and ‘healthy’ (like milk or wheat) can actually be making us sick. From bad skin and sleep issues to joint pain and headaches, food allergies can have such a wide ranging affect that people usually attribute to something else. This is a great book for opening people’s eyes to the possibilities of causes in our diet that might be hurting us. A great, valuable resource that is well- researched, nicely organized and written, and easy to understand. Recommended for all ages.
Darla_Ortiz More than 1 year ago
You know the saying, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!” This is a book that is beneficial in letting people know about various ways that they might be having food allergies that cause them health problems, maybe even in ways they hadn’t considered. Most people do not attribute depression to food, but it is possible. And by identifying and eliminating these food triggers, we can help take back control of our health and happiness and overall well-being. Instead of being on migraine medication, try eliminating the chocolate that is causing the migraines in the first place! While it isn’t always fast or even easy to identify the food culprits, this book is a handy guide and great resource for getting us thinking in the right direction and provides some practical approach steps you can take today to try to remove allergens from your life. This was an informative book and I’m so happy I had a chance to read it.
SteffyC More than 1 year ago
4.5 stars It’s not in your head – It’s in your diet! This book by Sherilyn Powers is a very easy book to get drawn into right away. We meet the character of Julie who is suffering from several ailments, emotional and physical, and is miserable, and we soon find out why. .. she has food allergies and sensitivities that are working havoc on her body. Most people think of allergies as sneezing or rashes or signs of obvious inflammation… but this book explains how it can cause a myriad of emotional and mental problems as well that one might not automatically connect with food and diet. Doctors so often just ‘treat the symptoms’ with pills or medication… but if you can eliminate the source of them problem… even something simple like chocolate or eggs or milk… then that is a much healthier way to live. While not a substitute for your doctor’s advice on any serious medical condition, “I’m Not Crazy – I’m Allergic” is a well thought out and intelligent book that can help better inform people of their health issues and what to do about them. Recommended read.
Coreeez More than 1 year ago
I liked this book and think it presented some good stories and good advice. The author is a good writer who communicates effectively and explains her positions clearly. Very easy to follow. Didn’t care for the italics, but otherwise the editing was flawless. Will hopefully help people to see what they are eating can be contributing to troublesome health effects they may not be expecting. While not a substitute for a doctor (or a psychiatrist if suffering from depression) it’s nice to know that there may be simpler solutions out there that can help a person get back on track. I feel that this is a book that we can all learn from and use to our own benefit.
ReadersFavorite1 More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Roy T. James for Readers' Favorite I'm Not Crazy... I'm Allergic by Sherilyn Powers is a recounting of her own experiences written with a story component, her own observations, and medical studies to help explain the connections between allergies and depression. Through the experiences of Julie, the author acquaints us with the many facets of its manifestation – triggers of allergy as well as the response from our physique. The link between allergy and depression and the role played by our nature and constitution, like sensitivity, is then examined. Other topics like how to test for various allergies, identifying our regular toxins, and looking for hidden allergies are also discussed. Sherilyn concludes her book with a concise summary of identifying, testing, and treating one's allergies. Sherilyn Powers has succeeded in presenting a short treatise on what causes lingering, sometimes extreme, discomfort to many amongst us in a clear and concise manner. The connection allergy has with depression as well as the discussion on allergies in dormant form opened new vistas of knowledge, and I am now in a better position to give ‘sage’ advice when someone expresses unknown or unexplained difficulty or irritation. Detailed end notes and a list of resources make it easy for the reader to obtain further help and clarification. This is an excellent guide; it enables one to learn and understand how debilitating allergies can be, including the fact that symptoms of depression and other “crazy” reactions can be, in reality, allergy or sensitivity symptoms.