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An epidemic of allergies is spreading around the world. One billion people now suffer from allergic diseases such as asthma, hay fever, eczema, and food allergies. But this is just the tip of the iceberg. In this groundbreaking book, award-winning doctor Leo Galland, M.D., reveals the shocking rise of hidden allergies that lead to unexplained weight gain, anxiety, fatigue, ADHD, depression, and much more. Astonishing new research shows how each of these is linked to the immune imbalance that is at the root of allergy.
A brilliant clinician, Dr. Galland has unlocked the power of this breakthrough science to help thousands of patients who have struggled with mystery conditions answer the question: “Doctor, what is wrong with me?” Here, he is joined by his son, Jonathan Galland, J.D., a passionate health writer and environmental advocate, in exposing the truth that just as the earth’s environment is out of balance, our bodies have become out of balance. The modern world, with pollution, unhealthy eating habits, lack of exercise, and excessive exposure to antibiotics, is fueling the rise in allergies.
The Allergy Solution takes an in-depth look at how we can balance immunity through nutrition and lifestyle to reverse allergies without drugs, then lays out an easy nutritional program, starting with a 3-Day Power Wash designed to “clear the tracks.” Do you suffer from asthma, eczema, or sinusitis? Are you sick of pain, brain fog, weight gain, anxiety, or depression, or wondering what is behind your mysterious symptoms? Let Dr. Galland’s clinical experience and unique insights into cutting-edge science guide you back to health.
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About the Author
Leo Galland, M.D., a board-certified internist, is recognized as the world leader in integrated medicine. Educated at Harvard University and the NYU School of Medicine, he won the Linus Pauling Award for his trailblazing vision that created a bold new approach to healing for thousands of doctors. Dr. Galland is featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Self, and Men’s Fitness and writes for the Huffington Post and MindBodyGreen. He has appeared on the TODAY show, Good Morning America, PBS, CNN, MSNBC, and Fox. The author of The Fat Resistance Diet, Power Healing, and Superimmunity for Kids and the director of the Foundation for Integrated Medicine, a nonprofit educational organization, he maintains a private practice in New York.
Jonathan Galland, J.D., is a leader in integrated health education who writes for the Huffington Post and MindBodyGreen. He has appeared on Martha Stewart Living Radio and given dozens of radio interviews. Jonathan created over 100 recipes for The Fat Resistance Diet, which was featured on The Dr. Oz Show, and in The Washington Post. He is CEO of Pill Advised, a website that brings together integrated medicine and environmental health, featuring the wisdom of best-selling authors including Dr. David Perlmutter, Dr. Mark Hyman, and Dr. Christiane Northrup. Website: www.pilladvised.com
Table of Contents
Introduction: The New Mystery Disease xiii
Chapter 1 The Many Faces of Allergy 1
Chapter 2 How Did We Get So Sick? 19
Chapter 3 You're Overreacting: Immunity out of Balance 39
Chapter 4 Cracking the Code: Unmasking Hidden Allergies 53
Chapter 5 Mission Detoxable 77
Chapter 6 The Three-Day Power Wash 99
Chapter 7 The Re-entry Food Challenge 115
Chapter 8 The Immune Balance Diet 127
Chapter 9 Are Allergies Making You Fat? 145
Chapter 10 Mind-Body Healing 163
Chapter 11 More Than Just a Runny Nose: Nasal and Sinus Allergies 183
Chapter 12 Every Breath You Take: Asthma 203
Chapter 13 The Super-Allergy-Fighting Antioxidant 229
Chapter 14 What Happens in Your Gut Doesn't Stay in Your Gut 241
Be Part of the Solution 261
About the Authors 323
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Extraordinary, educational, and practical resource for both allergy resolution and superior health! Working hard to manage allergies, asthma, and migraines since childhood, I’ve tried and read almost everything: prescription drugs, shots, homeopathy, acupuncture, avoidance, different allergists, ENTs, and nutritionists, outdated texts, and the list goes on. But none of my efforts have resulted in satisfactory resolution. At last, Dr. Galland provides a practical playbook for that helps me solve the root causes of my allergies. The Galland solution begins with understanding the breadth of “internal” and “external” issues that cause our unique allergy symptoms with very person-specific triggers. In my experience, conventional allergy remedies often focus on symptom reduction and often fail to account for what makes each of our bodies unique. Instead, based on peer-reviewed medical research in easy-to-read language, Galland highlights the critical role of T-reg cells, specific nutritional deficiencies, chronic inflammation, and microbiome imbalance in effecting our unique immune and allergic response. Galland also describes how environmental issues like chemicals (in our air, water, food, the products we put on our bodies, our homes and workplace), mold, and even pollens made worse by global warming increase our toxic burden, inflammation, and allergic load. Most surprising, Galland points out that available allergy testing measures only one of multiple mechanisms of allergy, which means that our triggers may remain hidden with both delayed and unexpected reactions. Imagine possible sensitivity to bananas only during ragweed season if you’re allergic to ragweed. To resolve those issues, Galland provides very specific tools, tips, patient stories, medical findings, recipes, and recommendations based on over 40 years of collective, clinical experience, research, and medical education. For example, Chapter 4 explores how to unmask our person-specific allergic triggers. I was especially struck by Galland’s recommendation to consider an allergy to a food eaten every day if the symptom is worse in the evening or as the day goes on. Or, how today’s symptom might be due to a food eaten two or three days ago. Chapter 6 describes the 3-day Power Wash—a backed-by-science, nutritious, and simple 3-day meal plan with recipes and rationale for food-allergy elimination. Chapter 8 discusses the importance of an immune-balanced diet to fight allergy naturally with non-allergenic food. As Galland says, “Optimal immune function depends on optimal nutrition. The food you eat nourishes the cells that prevent allergy, help fight infection, and work to control inflammation. The best diet is not the same for everybody. Optimal nutrition is individualized nutrition.” In other words, how can we resolve our allergies if we consume products that cause inflammation in our bodies? Despite the book’s title, The Allergy Solution really seems like an overall healing path for anyone who cares about optimal wellness.
As a practicing pediatrician for almost 30 years i am confronted with myriad clinical dilemmas that Dr. Galland presents in this brief but comprehensive, eminently readable volume. His insights are based on scrupulously collected research data, his observations based on decades of clinical practice, his tools logical, accessible, and non-intrusive. How satisfying to offer my patients real solutions to chronic problems. Bravo Dr. Galland!
Must-read, comprehensive playbook for optimal health with practical advice based on cutting-edge research to tackle food sensitivities, asthma, rhinitis, sinusitis, eczema and hives as well as GERD, candida, microbiome dysbiosis, and leaky gut. Specific recommendations on diet, nutritional supplements, probiotics, prebiotics, and even how to nourish the body by calming the mind and engaging in joyful activity. Practical tips for detoxifying not only the body but also the home. Just bought additional copies to give to friends.