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1. The Whole Foods Allergy Cookbook:
2. Allergy Proof Recipes for Kids:
3. The Food Allergy Mama's Baking
4. Food Allergies For Dummies
5. The Allergy Self-Help Cookbook:
6. The Peanut Allergy Answer Book:
7. Allergy-Free Desserts: Gluten-free,
8. What's to Eat? The Milk-Free,
9. Allergies: Disease in Disguise
10. The Bugabees: Friends With Food
11. Brain Allergies: The Psychonutrient
12. Healing the New Childhood Epidemics:
13. Food Allergies and Food Intolerance:
14. Food Allergy Survival Guide: Surviving
15. Your Hidden Food Allergies Are
16. ABC of Asthma, Allergies and Lupus:
17. The Everything Food Allergy Cookbook:
18. Pediatric Allergy: Principles
19. NAET: Say Good-Bye to Your Allergies
20. Allie the Allergic Elephant: A

1. The Whole Foods Allergy Cookbook: Two Hundred Gourmet & Homestyle Recipes for the Food Allergic Family
by Cybele Pascal
Paperback: 213 Pages (2005-12-15)
list price: US$18.95 -- used & new: US$11.72
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Asin: 1890612456
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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The First Cookbook to Eliminate ALL Eight Allergens Responsible for Ninety Percent of Food Allergies

- 200 gourmet and homestyle recipes your whole family will absolutely love!- All recipes are free of the top eight allergens: dairy, eggs, wheat, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, fish or shellfish and also refined sugar! - Baked goods are all vegan. - Guide to gluten-free recipes. - Shopping Guide for hard-to-find items. - Food Allergy Information Resource Guide.

Pineapple Banana Granola * Sweet Potato Cranberry Muffins * Curried Pumpkin Soup *Frisee with Figs, Pear, and Crispy Bacon * Quinoa Tabouli * Polenta Radiatore with Prosciutto, Shitake Mushrooms, and Spinach*Grilled Chicken Breast with Mango Salsa * Creamy Avocado Dressing ... Read more

Customer Reviews (118)

5-0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Allergy info
This book is a God-send....It is simply written and products are readily found.It makes problems with allergies seem an everyday
thing....No more mindless wandering the Supermarkets...This makes
allergy problems disappear.

5-0 out of 5 stars this is one of our go-to cook books
We have many many allergies in our family ... this is one of our go-to cook books. The author provides a lot of information about different flours and possible substitutes. We can't have tomatoes, corn, or coconut on top of all the usual suspects - so have to substitute for those, but with such a wide range of allergies - I don't expect one customized just for our family, unless of course I put one together! I feel this book gives me the know-how on allergen-free cooking. Many thanks to the author.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Simple Recipes that Impress
We have been using this cookbook over the past week and are really impressed with it.I've made the Falafel with Lemon Tahini Dressing, Lemon & Oregano Chicken and the Lemon Chicken Soup with Rice. All have turned out amazing and what's nice is that the recipes are pretty simple with not a lot of ingredients. I'm sure you will find this cookbook essential if you are interested in healthy eating and don't mind the lack of photos.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good ideas
Great recipes but wish she would've omitted corn or given corn free or more soy free alternatives.

Dear Readers:

I don't know how else to get this message out to you other than posting it on a review.If you are looking for a GLUTEN-FREE and ALLERGEN-FREE cookbook, please check out my brand new book, The Allergen-Free Baker's Handbook. Allergen-Free Baker's Handbook It is completely GLUTEN-FREE.The Whole Foods Allergy Cookbook is WHEAT-FREE, but NOT GLUTEN-FREE. If you are looking for GLUTEN-FREE RECIPES, TRY MY OTHER BOOK! Thanks!Cybele Pascal ... Read more

2. Allergy Proof Recipes for Kids: More Than 150 Recipes That are All Wheat-Free, Gluten-Free, Nut-Free, Egg-Free and Low in Sugar
by Leslie Hammond, Lynne Marie Rominger
Paperback: 256 Pages (2010-01-01)
list price: US$18.99 -- used & new: US$11.71
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Asin: 1592333834
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Each of the 150 recipes included in this family-friendly cookbook are free of gluten and the eight most common allergens thus taking the guesswork out of determining which recipes are safe and which are a risk. Culinary expert, Leslie Hammond teaches readers how to use naturally allergy-free ingredients and substitutes to add richness, texture, pizzazz and nutritional content to meals without losing the “yummy” factor.

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Customer Reviews (8)

5-0 out of 5 stars Loving this book
I just got this book last week and have made 5 recipes.So far, all have been winners.Love that I don't have to make any subs - unless I choose to solely for taste preference.That being said, these recipes easily stand on their own.They are simple, fast and very tasty for kids and adults alike.Yay!

5-0 out of 5 stars My favorite allergy free cookbook
So far, this is the best allergy friendly cookbook I've bought.We have two allergic boys ages 5 and 2.This book provides different types of main dishes, breads, treats, etc. and it is all stuff that kids like!I can't wait to try more!

3-0 out of 5 stars Meh.
Truthfully, if you have more than one child with more than one food allergy or sensitivity, you really have to take what you can get in the way of cookbooks.This one is okay.There are some good ideas for dinners in it, and some interesting solutions to snack foods.My biggest complaint is the baked goods.Ugh.No matter how pretty and fluffy they looked in the picture, they have so far all turned out to be gummy, gritty bricks.If you know your way around gluten-free baking, it is possible to adapt the recipes and make them more appetizing.I would definitely not recommend this one to people who are trying gluten-free baking for the first time.

5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome, Easy, SAFE Recipes
I recently got the cookbook b/c my daughter has multiple food allergies as well as some feeding issues.The first recipe we made was incredible.The food is so easy to make and the recipes are simple.Yes there are some ingredients that are uncommon, but its easy to leave them out.I found it nice to be able to modify the recipes without scarficing taste.This book is becoming a staple in our house.

Some of the other reviews argue that it relies on rice flour alot and yes it does.However, it also uses alot of other flours, as well as giving substitution ideas in the recipe itself and the forward.In my opinion, people need to realize that if you are going to be cooking completely allergy friendly, you will be using a variety on non-mainstreamed ingredients.

Happy Cooking!!!

5-0 out of 5 stars we love this book
i have a 4 1/2 year old picky eater who is also allergic to eggs. we have tried so many different books and she loves this one. now she can have birthday cake and cookies and the alternative mayo is awesome. i look forward to cooking every recipe. ... Read more

3. The Food Allergy Mama's Baking Book: Great Dairy-, Egg-, and Nut-Free Treats for the Whole Family
by Kelly Rudnicki
Paperback: 176 Pages (2009-10-01)
list price: US$19.95 -- used & new: US$11.62
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Asin: 1572841028
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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The Food Allergy Mama’s Baking Book is a one-stop guide to delicious, everyday baked goods free of dairy, eggs, and nuts — the most common food allergens. It offers timeless, foolproof recipes that are easy to prepare even for kitchen novices. It's an invaluable resource for home bakers (and their families) who loves sweets and treats. These recipes are more than delicious enough to be enjoyed by everyone who craves great baked treats, whether they have food allergies or not. But they fill a particular need for families who find baking at home to be the smartest and safest option. All the traditional favorites are included, with chapters devoted to the best and tastiest muffins and quick breads, cookies and bars, and all manner of cakes, pies, crisps, and cobblers. In addition, the book is filled with practical advice about dealing with classroom and birthday parties, as well as easy ingredient substitution ideas. It is the go-to guide for food-allergy mamas everywhere.
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Customer Reviews (51)

5-0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Perfect!!!
This book gave my son his youth back. What kids doesn't like to lick the spatula after mom makes cookies.When I got this book I immediately started baking. I have make 4 things so far and they are all perfect. I just finished making the cho.chip cookies and you cannot tell them apart from regular cho.chip. I can't thank Kelly Rudnicki enough for having the time to experiment and come up with the right "chemistry" for simple baking. You are my Hero.

5-0 out of 5 stars wonderful food allergy baking book
Since I purchased "the Food Allergy Mama's Baking Book" it has become so much easier to prepare wonderful goodies for our family members with food allergies. All of Kelly Rudnicki's recipes are dairy, egg and nut free, and are so delicious that everyone in the entire family enjoys them. I have recommended it to all my family members and friends who have asked for safe recipes. Worth every penny!!!

5-0 out of 5 stars Changed my son's life
I purchased this book 6 months ago & wanted to wait until we made several items before writing a review. I've purchased other books that have ended up with one decent recipe & didn't want to make the same mistake. My son (almost 3) & I have made all but a few items & we LOVED every one! This has been life changing for my son with severe dairy, egg, & nut allergies. Not only have we been able to bake with everyday items but it has made my toddler less picky since he is able to help me "make Philip's food". We even started making items to bring to family gatherings which get wonderful reviews & give my son a huge sense of pride showing off what he made! Love love love this book!

5-0 out of 5 stars Absolutely the best!
This is absolutely the best tool I have found to combat my recent egg allergy. I have been at a loss as to how to bake anything yummy without eggs. I emailed Kelly because I am only allergic to eggs not all things dairy and wondered if I could use cows milk and butter in the recipes. Not only did I get a response but I got it the same day I sent the email. Was told that the recipes could definitely be modified with both but recommended margarine instead of butter. Have tried the lemon cake and zucchini bread up to this point and absolutely love them both. The cake is the moistest homemade cake I have ever made with or without eggs! 5 Stars in my opinion.

5-0 out of 5 stars Simple and good
I love this book!I purchased this book and the Allergen-free Baker's handbook but I ended up keeping this one and returning the other one.This book gives you natural ingredients (baking soda, buttermilk, etc) to substitute the egg unlike the other one that tells you to purchase the Ener-G egg replacer.
Best of all, the recipes are really good. You can't even tell that they don't have any eggs in them. I made the chocolate chip cookie first and my mother-in-law asked me if I bought them.That's how good they were.
Also, some of the recipes calls for rice flour, but since my daughter can have the regular flour, I used it instead and it still turned out good. The other book (Allergen-free Baker's handbook) specifically says that you can't substitute ingredients...well, not in this book.

I highly recommend this book. ... Read more

4. Food Allergies For Dummies
by Robert A. Wood MD
Paperback: 384 Pages (2007-04-02)
list price: US$19.99 -- used & new: US$5.04
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Asin: 0470095849
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Are you constantly worrying about what you or your loved ones eat? Is every dining experience an episode of anxiety for you? Being allergic to different types of food not only ruins the experience of eating, it can lead to dangerous, sometimes lethal, consequences.

With Food Allergies for Dummies, you can feel safer about what you eat. This concise guide shows you how to identify and avoid food that triggers reactions. This guide covers how to care for a child with food allergies, such as getting involved with his/her school’s allergy policies, packing safe lunches, and empowering him/her to take responsibility for his allergy. You will also discover:

  • The signs and symptoms of food allergies
  • How to determine the severity of your allergy
  • Ways to eat out and travel with allergies
  • How to create your own avoidance diet
  • Ways to enjoy your meal without allergic symptoms
  • How to prevent food allergies from affecting your child
  • The latest research being done to treat food allergies

Food Allergies for Dummies also provides an in-depth chapter on peanut allergy and how to spot traces of peanut in your food. With this book, you will feel safer and more comfortable while you eat. And, with plenty of helpful resources such as Web sites and allergy-friendly recipes, you’ll hardly have to worry about your diet! ... Read more

Customer Reviews (17)

5-0 out of 5 stars For Every Allergy Parent
This book gives a little of everything and is a terrific reference for any allergy family.
Particularly good information on outgrowing, research, and getting your child settled in school. The recipes are not the best, but everything else is top notch.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent intro to info on food allergies
I developed a shrimp allergy when I was in my early 30s, complete with wheezing and hives. Over the next several years, I found that many foods affected me in unusual and uncomfortable ways. What was once just a faint tingle on my tongue when I ate a banana turned into a more significant reaction with many, many more foods than just bananas. I picked up a copy of Food Allergies For Dummies in hopes of finding some answers, and I got many. This book is so full of information for the newly diagnosed or someone trying to determine if food allergies might be an issue. I felt much more prepared when talking to my doctor and could ask informed questions (and understand the answers!) after reading it. Plus, the author suffers from food allergies himself, so he was able to bring first-hand experience to the book as well as plenty of stories from his medical practice -- I definitely felt he was talking *to* me and not *at* me. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is or might be allergic to various foods and wants to know more about this issue and the options for treatment.

5-0 out of 5 stars Food Allergies for Dummies
This book arrived in good condition and in the time frame given for shipping. Thank you.

5-0 out of 5 stars An excellent resource...
I wish this book had been available years ago when my child was first diagnosed.It answers so many of the questions we struggled with.Dr. Wood has a friendly, down to earth, living-with-it practical way of presenting information.From diagnosis to recipes to venturing off to school, there is a chapter on just about everything you can think of.I was especially fascinated with the future of treatments.This is an excellent, comprehensive yet easy to read book - thank you Dr. Wood!

Next book request on my wish list - the psychological and emotional toll living with food allergies has on our lives and how to overcome them.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good Book
Good for allergies, not intolerance. If you're looking for information on food intolerance, look for a different book. ... Read more

5. The Allergy Self-Help Cookbook: Over 350 Natural Foods Recipes, Free of All Common Food Allergens: wheat-free, milk-free, egg-free, corn-free, sugar-free, yeast-free
by Marjorie Hurt Jones
Paperback: 432 Pages (2001-04-07)
list price: US$19.95 -- used & new: US$11.10
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Asin: 157954276X
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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The most comprehensive kitchen resource for overcoming food allergies-now completely revised and updated!

Since its original publication in 1984, The Allergy Self-Help Cookbook has helped thousands of people overcome their food sensitivities and intolerances. Now, the tips and recipes have been entirely revamped for 21st-century cooks with little or no time to spare! Includes:

* Extensive breakfast and dessert chapters
* Updated nutrition information
* New recipes using ingredients such as Kamut flour and quinoa pasta
* How to help allergic children eat right and feel better
* Complete guide to new allergy-free products
* Tips for creating an allergy-free kitchen and home

With your doctor's diagnosis in one hand and this book in the other, let your new allergy-free life begin!
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Customer Reviews (38)

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Allergy Resource
I have finally found an easy to follow guide to eating for people with several food allergies/sensitivities.I really enjoy having this book.I pick it up just about everyday since buying it to try new recipes. GREAT COOK BOOK!!!!!

3-0 out of 5 stars A diverse cook book.
A cookbook with diverse recipes. A good buy for a household with different allergies. I've had to tweak some recipes(for taste purposes)that is why I gave this 3 stars.

5-0 out of 5 stars Good Choice
I have truly enjoyed the meals from this cookbook. The recipes are simple, but tasty. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a simple allergy conscious cookbook where the recipes are not so extensive that they took a long time to cook.

1-0 out of 5 stars Not Allergy free
Unfortunately for the author, she clearly does not know what "allergy free" means. This book claims to be "free of All common food allergens" on the cover, yet most of the recipes contain nuts and eggs. If you have Celiac disease, this may work for you, but if you are dealing with life threatening allergies that require you to be "Allergy free" due to the more common allergens, nuts, peanuts, eggs, wheat, etc....don't waste your money. I would be fearful to keep this in my home in case my nanny accidentally makes a recipe from it.

2-0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
Parts of this book may be useful for people who are new to food allergies/intolerances and need basic info on rotation diets and food families. But it is exasperating and unhelpful if you have sensitivities to many foods.

There are not many recipes here that I can use; I'm better off searching google for food ideas. Most of the "grain-free" recipes actually call for alternative grains like quinoa which, while not in the cereal grain family, can still spell trouble for some people who react to grains and other starchy foods. Buckwheat may be more closely related to rhubarb than to oats and wheat, but it causes the same kind of reaction in me.

Also, she claims that rice is the easiest grain to digest and hardly anyone reacts badly to it. This is not true. ANY food that you rely on as a staple can potentially upset your system...especially when it comes to grains, which are relatively new to the human diet. I have a mild rice intolerance, and I know I'm not alone. If, like me, you react badly to almost all grains, you will be irritated to find that there is A WHOLE CHAPTER devoted to RICE and pasta dishes.

The hefty rice section will be useless to many readers, and it really strikes me as odd that the author would spend so much time on a single food--and a cereal grain, no less--after extolling the virtues of rotary diet plans. The pasta dishes are slightly more useful; they require vegetables or alternative grains in place of wheat pasta, but almost all the sauces make use of nightshades, so us multiple allergy sufferers are still S-O-L.

There are a few good ideas in here if you don't mind sifting through pages of depressing grain-laden dishes, but the whole thing comes off as being rather naive. ... Read more

6. The Peanut Allergy Answer Book: 2nd Edition
by Michael C Young
Paperback: 168 Pages (2006-08-01)
list price: US$13.95 -- used & new: US$8.09
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Asin: 1592332331
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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A revised and updated version of the definitive peanut allergy book.

Since the publication of The Peanut Allergy Answer Book in May 2001, there has been much additional research published in the field of peanut allergy and anaphylaxis in medical literature. This research includes new diagnostic tests, new vaccines and therapies, and new information on the history of peanut allergy. In addition, there has also been a great increase in public awareness of the societal impact of peanut allergy, such as in schools and other child-care facilities, in restaurants, and in the food and restaurant industry. This attention has led to the publication of guidelines for schools in the management of food allergies and anaphylaxis, to legislation such as the Food Allergen Labeling Consumer Protection Act of 2006, and proposed legislation for restaurant guidelines for food-allergic consumers. The incidence of peanut allergy has doubled in the past five years and continues to increase so the impact of this medical problem, particularly in young children, is enormous.

The Peanut Allergy Answer Book, 2nd Edition,. contains 50% of new and revised material, including a new foreword and introduction, as well as new chapters such as, "Why has peanut allergy increased so much in the past 5-10 years?"; "What is the difference between being peanut-sensitive and peanut-allergic?"; "What is the Hygiene Hypothesis?"; and "Can skin contact cause an anaphylactic reaction?"

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Customer Reviews (20)

4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent book
This was an excellent book.It gave answers to many of my questions and it gave me the background information I needed to understand my daughter's peanut allergy.Her allergist was very helpful but this book filled in all of the gaps.I would highly recommend it to anyone new to peanut allergies.

4-0 out of 5 stars A Good Guide Book
My neice has peanut allergies so this book was an eye opening read on the topic. Good information even if it is a little dull as expected.

5-0 out of 5 stars Good book
Love it! I know a lot about peanut allergies and this book taught me even more. Simple to read and understand...very detailed and great for those who want to learn about peanut allergies. Good for parents, friends or teachers of those who send time with PA people.

5-0 out of 5 stars GREAT BOOK!
This book is wonderful in it's descriptions and examples of different reactions.I wish that when my daughter was first diagnosed with her nut allergies that the Dr would have recommended this book because it answered so many questions that he did not.I had searched for information on-line and had read tons but this book has it all in one place.This book is a must read for anyone who cares for a child with peanut allergies.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great information
I just found out that my grandson is allergic to peanuts. This book was FULL of great information- although a little scary. It's fairly short and very easy to understand.Written for the non-medical person. ... Read more

7. Allergy-Free Desserts: Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Egg-free,Soy-free and Nut-free Delights
by Elizabeth Gordon
Hardcover: 192 Pages (2010-02-15)
list price: US$22.95 -- used & new: US$12.82
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Asin: 0470448466
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Safe ways to sweeten the day for people with food allergies

Some twelve million Americans suffer serious allergic reactions to nuts, dairy, gluten, and other ingredients typically found in desserts. Finally, here’s a collection of delicious dessert recipes offering a safe option for allergy sufferers who don't want to give up their favorite treats. Even though these recipes are completely free of gluten, dairy, nuts, soy, and eggs, you'll hardly notice the difference.

Allergy-free Desserts includes recipes for all of your favorite baked treats—cakes, cupcakes, pies, quick breads, cookies, and dessert bars. Written by Elizabeth Gordon, herself allergic to eggs and wheat, this indispensable cookbook will finally let you enjoy desserts safely again.

    • Featuring 82 recipes and 44 full-color photos
    • Recipes that taste just like the real thing—but without the gluten, dairy, nuts, soy, or eggs
    • The perfect dessert cookbook for the millions of people who suffer from food allergies or Celiac Disease

Allergies shouldn't hold you back. Allergy-free Desserts finally lets you indulge your sweet tooth.

Recipe Excerpts from Allergy-Free Desserts

Pretend Peanut Butter Cookies

Cool Mint Patties

Crispy Rice Squares
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Customer Reviews (21)

4-0 out of 5 stars Save Room for Dessert
While I was growing up, there was one thing I knew for certain about my grandmother: she couldn't eat anything.Or, at least, that was the way it seemed to me.She could make all kinds of delicious cobblers and pies and cakes and cookies, but I never saw her eat anything more than a bowl of bland rice pudding for dessert.I never really understood why until I got older and learned that my sweet, dessert-baking grandma was allergic to the sweet treats she dutifully made for us every time we visited.

But thanks to Elizabeth Gordon's new cookbook, //Allergy-free Desserts//, I can finally give something sweet back to Grandma.Written, in part, to help Gordon deal with her own allergies to wheat and eggs, //Allergy-free Desserts// contains over 80 scrumptious recipes to entice even those who don't puff up at the mere thought of soy, peanuts, or wheat gluten.Some of the recipes seem a bit labor-intensive and include some unusual substitutes, but they're clearly written and produce delicious results.Personally, I adored the Banana Chocolate Chip Cake and my coworkers loved the Thumbprint Gems.(And I'm sure Grandma will be pleased no matter what I make her.)

Reviewed by: Amanda Mitchell

5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful cookbook but recipes are complicated.
This is a great cookbook but just know that the recipes are complicated and time consuming and the ingredients are expensive. That said, if you want delicious allergy free deserts, this is the book for you.

4-0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Foods we all can eat
These recipes are delicious...though I don't care for the flavor of Garbanzo flour so substitute any gluten-free multi purpose flour (Bella or Fantastic Foods brands) if you prefer. Corn syrup can be used in place of the Lyle's Golden syrup in these recipes as Lyle's is difficult to come by. With these few, minor changes my whole family is enjoying food again!

5-0 out of 5 stars Outstanding Resource
We have a grandson with severe food allergies and are always looking for targeted cook books.The first recipe prepared from this book tasted great to our grandson and to all those around him who can eat anything.We look forward to preparing more of the recipes.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great for those struggling with food allergies
I bought this book as a birthday present for one of my very best friends who was recently diagnosed with several food allergies. After watching her struggle with finding things to eat, and hearing the disdain in her voice after trying other "allergy free" recipes, I learned about this book from a magazine I subscribe to. I decided to buy her the book as a gift. She LOVES it. She immediately tried the peach crisp and it was a real hit at a dinner party with other people who -don't- have food allergies! She is excited about being able to bake for others again without having the strange reaction from others without food allergies about, "What's in this, exactly?"

I've tried some of the recipes myself and I definitely recommend it. Worth the buy--plus the photographs are just delicious to look at! ... Read more

8. What's to Eat? The Milk-Free, Egg-Free, Nut-Free Food Allergy Cookbook
by Linda Marienhoff Coss
Paperback: 200 Pages (2000-12-11)
list price: US$16.95 -- used & new: US$7.25
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Asin: 0970278500
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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If you’re looking for a cookbook in which the recipes are completely free of dairy, egg and nut ingredients, easy to make, delicious, made using commonly available ingredients, written with the inexperienced cook in mind, and so good that you can serve them to the entire family and to company, then "What’s to Eat?The Milk-Free, Egg-Free, Nut-Free Food Allergy Cookbook" is for you!

"What’s to Eat?The Milk-Free, Egg-Free, Nut-Free Food Allergy Cookbook" is packed with over 145 original kitchen-tested recipes for everything from a wide range of baked goods to soups and salads, main courses, side dishes and breakfast foods.You’ll also find complete menus and a guide to help you determine if an ingredient is "safe" to use.As an added bonus, all 45 of the baked goods recipes in this book are also completely cholesterol-free and Kosher Pareve. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (77)

2-0 out of 5 stars Outdated recipes
I purchased this book a few years ago because my daughter has food allergies.The recipes are outdated and some are just not worth trying.I've been able to find better ones on the internet for free.Sorry.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good purchase
The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars was because there is another cookbook (Sophie Safe Cooking) that works a little better for my family. It is a good book though and has plenty of decent menu items that the whole family can enjoy.

5-0 out of 5 stars LOVE THIS BOOK
My sister bought this book for me after my son was diagnosed with egg and milk allergies, and this cookbook has been a life-saver.I've made pancakes, biscuits, and cakes, and none have disappointed.I wish I knew more people with allergies so I could reccommend this book. I love it!!

5-0 out of 5 stars Priceless!
This book gives great and easy recipes! All of the ingredients are on hand and easy to find. Highly recommended for those families struggling to find foods that are safe and yummy!

5-0 out of 5 stars A must-have for families with these food allergies
This book, as well as her new cookbook, is fantastic!!My son has the dairy-egg-peanut allergy & my husband has a dairy allergy.I've never owned a cookbook that I could make every recipe in it & feed it to my family, and I was running out of new meal ideas when I found these books.There are wonderful cake & frosting recipes and recipes for all courses and occaisions.So many new and simple ideas of ways to prepare chicken, potatoes, rice, desserts and more!!If you have these food allergies in your house the only question is why don't you have this cookbook??!!I ordered this one along with her newer one "What Else is to Eat" and I tell you, not one recipe is repeated.Order them both - you won't be disappointed!! ... Read more

9. Allergies: Disease in Disguise : How to Heal Your Allergic Condition Permanently and Naturally
by Carolee Bateson-Koch
Paperback: 287 Pages (2002-12)
list price: US$15.95 -- used & new: US$9.43
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Asin: 155312040X
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars One I always recommend!
There are very few books on health that I recommend to almost everyone with unknown health issues, but this is one of them. For me it helped explain so much of what could be going wrong within the body.

Don't be fooled by the title. Many people might see it and think, "I don't have allergies" because they do not have a runny nose or itchy eyes, but there are other types of allergies or intolerances. If you generally do not feel good, but can't pinpoint it or you really feel horrible all over and are being told that nothing is wrong with you then READ THIS BOOK. Many things that we resign to 'getting older' or things that can only be treated by prescription drugs with equally yucky side-effects (like eczema) are really food allergies or intolerances in disguise. This book explains why eating dairy or gluten or whatever if you have a sensitivity to it might be making you feel bad, why it might produce different symptoms for different people and gives you an idea of what to do about it. It also gave me hope, as the author believes you can fix these issues over time and thus to do not have to abstain for the rest of your life (although, you obviously can not just go back to your old, bad habits that got you here in the first place; balance and moderation).

Read the book and if it resonates with you and your symptoms, find a Naturopath or open-minded doctor to help you through the testing etc. You just might go from feeling blah or just okay to great!

3-0 out of 5 stars Dissapointed b/c of printing mistake
The book itself is very informative for me because my son suffers from allergies.I was however dissapointed because the page numbers went from 1-31, 82-101, 1-31.This must have been a printing mistake!This is the kind of book you would want to look up something in the index and then find the page number but you can't do it!!!!

5-0 out of 5 stars Hope for allergy sufferers
Allergies:Disease in Disguise has changed my life. The author has written first a clear definition of what allergy is, and then given a plan of action to over come it. In the last few years, I have suffered from a widening array of allergies and was miserable much of the time while taking allergy medication.After following the authors directions for recovery for 4 weeks, I am recovering! I would recommend this book to anyone who is willing to make some perhaps significant changes in diet.

5-0 out of 5 stars I would give it 10 stars
I read this book the same time my son (who is suffering from atopic eczema) started a therapy with a naturopath. To my amazement did she the exact same things recommended by the author. And even better I knew what she was doing, because I had read the book myself. After 6 years of frustration, seeing my son suffering from eczema, countless, sleepless nights comforting my son, we finally seeing improvement. It took 4 months of drastic diet changes and 4 visits with the naturopath and my son is almost symptom free. we never got that far.Who ever is affected by allergy - indirectly (as parent or caregiver) or directly - should read this book. It is easy to read (even for me - english is not my native language) and to understand. It changes the way of thinking, of why we are getting sick and that we are responsible ourselfs for the things we put in our mouth we often call food! Good luck.

5-0 out of 5 stars I'm glad to read such a logically well presented book.
So many people are closed minded to the possible side effects of eating cooked and processed foods.I found the book entertaining and informative, with logical, easy to understand explanations. I just wish I could dosomething to help people to learn how to improve their health. I think aperson's health is the most important part of life. What can you do whenyou're ill all of the time? This book and a few others I've read latelyinspired me to change my diet signifigantly, and whenever my instructorasks me to write a paper, I usually write about a health concern that I'minterested in. It also makes me feel good that the truth is being revealed,you just have to go in pursuit of it. ... Read more

10. The Bugabees: Friends With Food Allergies
by Amy Recob
Hardcover: 32 Pages (2009-04-15)
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A whimsical tale of eight friends with food allergies. Food allergies are never fun, but best friends always are! This light-hearted story explores the daily routines of eight best buggy friends such as Beetle, Cricket and Butterfly, as they face their respective food allergies with positivity and poise.

At home and at school, at the park, or on the beach, BugaBees find ways to stay safe, have fun, and remember that the joy of friendship is far sweeter than any food they can, or in some cases, can't have.

With captivating illustrations and clever rhyming verse, this fun and fanciful tale teaches children to be happy and healthy in spite of a food allergy diagnosis.

While a child could be allergic to any food, BugaBee characters are based on the eight foods that account for 90 percent of all allergic reactions: peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, milk, soy, eggs and wheat.

The BugaBees: Friends with Food Allergies brings fresh optimism and fun to children dealing with the everyday challenges of managing a food allergy. Additional activities and talking points in the back of the book inspire further learning and teaching opportunities for young children and their caregivers. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars The Bugs Take Charge~
We loved this fun, colorful book. It was such a fun read and the kids loved the photos, graphic and bright pictures. Here's a detailed review as posted on [...]

5-0 out of 5 stars Great book for kids with all kinds of food allergies!
Easy to follow rhyming book.My daughter loves it!Bright bold illustrations.Covers several food allergies not just one.We have several food allergy books, but this one is our favorite!

5-0 out of 5 stars Great book!!!
I got this book for my 5yr old grandson.His Mom had told me that the allergist had this book in the office and it was a big hit.My grandson always wanted to read the book when he got to the allergist.
This book is a weekly ritual and very helpful to all readers.

5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Educational Book on Food Allergies
My daugther is two, and is really starting to enjoy this book.We are trying to teach her about food allergies (she is allergic to milk/diary), and although she does not understand right now, this book will play an important role in helping to educate her.I'm also going to purchase this book for her close friends next year, so they too can understand as they grow up about food allergies.

This book has lovely, bright pictures, and is wonderfully written!!

4-0 out of 5 stars Cute story
I thought this was a cute story. However, I would have liked to see one bug with several food allergies. My son could have related a little bit better since he has multiple food allergies. I did like the activities in the back for each bug. The mantra throughout the book was ok but it would have been nice to see a mommy bug providing a safe snack. ... Read more

11. Brain Allergies: The Psychonutrient and Magnetic Connections
by Willam Philpott, Dwight Kalita, William H. Philpott MD, Dwight K. Kalita PhD, Linus Pauling PhD
Paperback: 256 Pages (2000-04-01)
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This text contains a complete overview of the concept of "brain allergies" - the theory that exposure to certain foods and other substances triggers mental disorders in people so predisposed, and that such disorders can be cured by eliminating exposure to these substances. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars How to CURE "mental illness"
I have been researching the drug industry and psychiatry over the past year and have attended a Harvard Medical School seminar to see what is being taught concerning psychopharmacology. What I have learned is that for generations, orthomolecular physicians like Dr. Philpott have been curing mental illness by recognizing that brain malfunctions are caused by medical problems such as thyroid, kidney, and sleep disorder problems, an immune disorder cerebral allergy, metal toxicity, Candida infestation and enzyme and nutritional imbalances such as essential fatty acids deficiency (malnourishment). Biochemical testing can assist in determining underlying causes. Even Harvard's Dr. Stoll, who receives compensation from about ten different drug companies, recommends fish oil to provide essential Omega 3 fatty acids and vitamins as an effective treatment for depression.
According to Prescription for Nutritional Healing P. 448, A thyroid condition can cause fatigue, mood swings and depression, P. 153: An allergy is an inappropriate response by the body's immune system to a substance that is not normally harmful. P. 157: Cerebral allergies cause swelling of the lining of the brain. P. 154: Persons between the ages of fifteen and twenty-five are the most allergy-prone.
Entire food families can cause allergic reactions in susceptible people. Repeated headaches, or schizophrenic, violent, or aggressive reactions, can be an indicator. Foods such as corn, wheat, rice, dairy products, and chocolate, and certain food additives, are the most common offenders but chemicals such as petrochemicals or other substances, like mold can also cause serious problems. Other manifestations of food allergies are; acne, arthritis, asthma, chest and shoulder pains, colitis, depression, fatigue, food cravings, headaches, hemorrhoids, insomnia, intestinal problems, muscle disorders, obesity, sinus problems, ulcers, and unexplained dramatic weight changes. The list goes on and on. Allergies can also affect children diagnosed as Autistic or exhibiting ADHD.
To cure, orthomolecular physicians have patients stop eating what they are allergic to. These physicians remove toxic metals from the body, rid the body of Candida, and provide supplements as needed. The best book I have seen so far on this topic is this book, Brain Allergies. A proper diet is also wise to fuel the brain with essential nutrients and exercise provides oxygen to cells and assists in removing toxins via sweat glands.
Unfortunately, the drug industry has such an influence on psychiatrists that it is still common for them to recommend superficial physical testing (if any at all), ignore the results, and rather than determine the cause and fix the problem, they try to cover up symptoms with mega doses of drugs that cause damage and sometimes disability. One of many adverse effects from psychiatric medicine is the neurotransmitter brain damage imbalance known as Parkinsonism where a person can no longer walk or talk normally due to extreme slowness. According to Merck's web site, the disorder's pathophysiology is inhibition of dopaminergic system due to blockage of dopaminergic receptors by antipsychotic drugs. An excellent, very alarming book is Rethinking Psychiatric Drugs, which was written by a psychiatrist who stopped practicing psychiatry after seeing drug damage. According to this publication, drug trials are not unbiased, these drugs are no more effective than placebos, and they cause brain damage. A similar publication adds information concerning how to stop taking drugs, Your Drug May Be Your Problem.
If psychiatric drugs could cure, you would be able to take them and stop. Instead, drugs mask and/or change symptoms, they can be addictive, and they have serious side effects. Drugs are toximolecular. They are substances foreign to the body, in sub-lethal (and sometimes lethal) amounts. They should be used only as a last resort, emergency measure. Other treatments also cause permanent harm, such as electric shock that is well known in the industry for causing permanent memory loss. Harvard Medical School is now offering continuing education regarding using magnetic therapy. However the strength they are using is much higher than what Dr. Philpott used with success - so that will probably harm as well.
As a health consumer, you have to be your own best advocate.
The reason I am so concerned about this topic is that I know someone who was nearly disabled by antipsychotic drugs until Dr. Shaw with Great Plains Lab in Kansas (www.greatplainslaboratory.com) called with results from biochemical testing done. The lab tests showed this person is allergic to dairy and eggs, was toxic in aluminum, had a Candida problem and other imbalances. After the treatment plan outlined above, this person was able to get a job - cured!
I believe that all "mental" problems are caused by physical, medical problems. The fact the problems have not been discovered does not mean they do not exist. Treatments should not separate the mind from the body.
Just one person mentally distressed, disabled by drugs, and not able to work, will cost at least two million dollars over a lifetime, so this is an issue that impacts all of us financially as well as ethically.

5-0 out of 5 stars Really helped a lot!
This book was very helpful in explaining what was going on with my daughter's dairy allergy.Now I finally have some confirmation of what I have been observing and know what to do to help her.

The bit about any food, not just carbohydrates causing diabetic reactions was very interesting and I'd recommend reading it to anyone suffering diabetes.

Also, I've worked with the homeless mentally ill and wish the psychiatrists in the programs they are in would read this.These poor people are not responding to conventional medicine, and what these men wrote could be of invaluable help to them.

The book also talks about a cure for tardive diskinesia in two days using nutrients.More people should know about that.

It was the first to really explain vitamin C therapy and how it works.I was glad to see Linus Pauling redeemed. After reading it I looked it up online and found a wealth of information, including a charity trying to give free vitamin C to people with HIV in South Africa.I guess a lot of other people believe in vitamin C, also!

I almost put it down when I got to the part about using magnets to calm agitated people with mental illness, but was really glad I persevered, the rest of the book was well written and incredibly informative.

5-0 out of 5 stars Revolutionary
As a Chinese herbal practitioner, I have recommended this book to several clients who have autistic children.In almost every case, there has been a marked improvement in the child's situation.The book details not only thescience and theory behind Dr. Philpott's approach, but more importantlyspends a lot of time discussing practical implementation.Conventionalwestern medicine still tends to ignore the dramatic impact our diets canhave on the mental/emotional aspect of our lives; BRAIN ALLERGIES makes avery significantcontribution to the growing literature around the old andvery true proverb: "we are what we eat."If you're dealing witha child with emotional and/or cognitive difficulties, PLEASE read thisbook! ... Read more

12. Healing the New Childhood Epidemics: Autism, ADHD, Asthma, and Allergies: The Groundbreaking Program for the 4-A Disorders
by Kenneth Bock, Cameron Stauth
Paperback: 480 Pages (2008-04-29)
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Autism is an epidemic: It has spiked 1,500 percent in the last twenty years. ADHD, asthma and allergies have also skyrocketed over the same time period. One of these conditions now strikes one in every three children in America. But there is hope. Leading medical innovator Kenneth Bock, M.D., has helped change the lives of more than a thousand children, and in this important book, with a comprehensive program that targets all four of the 4-A disorders, he offers help to children everywhere. This is the book that finally puts hope within reach.

Doctors have generally overlooked the connections among the 4-A disorders, despite their concurrent rise and the presence of many medical clues. For years the medical establishment has considered autism medically untreatable and utterly incurable, and has limited ADHD treatment mainly to symptom suppression. Dr. Bock and his colleagues, however, have discovered a solution – one that goes to the root of the problem. They have found that deadly modern toxins, nutritional deficiencies, metabolic imbalances, genetic vulnerabilities and assaults on the immune and gastrointestinal systems trigger most of the symptoms of the 4-A disorders, resulting in frequent misdiagnosis and untold misery.

Dr. Bock’s remarkable Healing Program, drawing on medical research and based on years of clinical success, offers a safe, sensible solution that is individualized to each child to help remedy these root causes. The biomedical approach to autism, ADHD, and the other 4-A epidemics, as innovated by Dr. Bock and some of America’s finest integrative physicians, is one of the most promising and exciting medical movements of our time.

In this eminently readable account, written by Dr. Bock in collaboration with critically acclaimed author Cameron Stauth, you will meet children and parents whose dramatic stories will inspire you to change the life of your own child. This program may be the help that you have been praying for.

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5-0 out of 5 stars 3 of my children recovered or improved SIGNIFICANTLY from following this book - You Must Get It.
I have 4 children. One with Aspergers, one with ADD and one with Allergies, the other one shows no signs of these things. I saw my friend's son go from not talking and sitting alone to running, talking and playing. She told me it was because of following the things she learned in this book and loaned it to me. After reading it I was amazed. How could I have been so blind? I started implementing what was in this book and within 2 weeks were were able to take my daughter with the high functioning Autism off of one of her meds for the first time in 4 years. Then my daughter with Allergies stopped needing meds and stopped needing to carry a box of tissues around. My son with ADD and some signs of Aspergers broke the diet with a cheeseburger one night and the next day the school called and asked what had happened to him. He was dazed, spinning, couldn't listen or follow the class and was totally out of it. Being a skeptic myself I was shocked that gluten could have this much of effect on him. after 3 or 4 days my son started to do well again. The vits. they suggest, the diet they suggest, we have only followed about 5% of it and I can say that my kids are 50% recovered. You must read this book. It is not nearly as hard as I thought it would be. I am about to upload a show about it on youtube to share the knowledge I have gained. [...] If you have a child or person in your family with any of these problems and you have tried everything and nothing works, try this. I have been researching and trying things for YEARS and this is the first thing that actually helped my children in a life changing way.

5-0 out of 5 stars Must Read for ANYONE who works with kids!
I don't have children diagnosed with these conditions but I found the information in this book so informative! Anyone with kids should read this book. It really highlights what American children are going through and provides insight to so many factors of their little bodies. I have been encouraging all my friends, family, and teachers I know to read this book!

1-0 out of 5 stars Science, research, please?
Author lost me immediately with anecdotal evidence of the alleged connection between vaccines and autism.... no scientific evidence presented (probably because none exists).

5-0 out of 5 stars AWESOME Book!
This book is changing my son's life!Since reading this book, I have started him on a new diet and supplements and am currently looking for a DAN doctor.In the 6 weeks that we have made these changes, his behavior has improved tremendously.Yes, the diet is hard on us all, but for him, it is more than worth it.I have already recommended this book to so many others.It is in an easy format that I can even understand all the medical information along with clear suggestions and lots of advice and information.I'm so thrilled I found and bought this book!

5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome Book!
This book has so much information, yet touches your heart with the stories of struggle, success, & heartbreak. I look forward to reading this book again. I recommend this book to anyone and everyone! ... Read more

13. Food Allergies and Food Intolerance: The Complete Guide to Their Identification and Treatment
by Jonathan Brostoff M.D., Linda Gamlin, Jonathan Brostoff
Paperback: 480 Pages (2000-04-01)
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* 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. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Food Sensitivities
I'm sensitive to most foods, vitamins & supplements.After becoming sensitive to a drug which I took for 32 years in Jan., I became really sick.Didn't get much help from doctors.At first, I blamed the drug but I now think that my system got all messed up & ended up with chronic fatigue syndrome.Anyway, I can't take medications with the exception to the one I'm taking now & it no longer helps me so I'm weening off it.The immunologist that I saw basically told me that there was nothing wrong with me as he didn't even believe that someone is sensitive to foods or preservatives.This was one medication that helped me somewhat as I was able to eat a few more things but he said in no time I would eat anything I wanted.Well, he was wrong.This started slowly 14 yrs. ago & progressively got worse.I was exhausted but now I'm just tired so that's better.This book was a god send.He suggested taking yogurt with live bacteria & this has helped me tremendously with loose bowels which I've had since January.I was always a fast eater, I now chew my food thoroughly.He also mentioned sometimes people hyperventilate without realizing it so I work on my breathing.I do yoga twice a day & try to remember my breathing throughout the day.I would love to know why this started 14 yrs. ago but, at least, this book is a help.I have not been able to read it all yet as I do have macular degeneration so I can read a little at a time.This is a very good book for people who have problems with food.

5-0 out of 5 stars Breaking new medical ground
It's a big step forward: bringing this new under-diagnosed medical problem into the open. This is not"allergy" per se and most docs are unaware of the damage it does to people.

2-0 out of 5 stars Allergy Book
This book was okay for a 2001 publication.I would think it is outdated by now.

3-0 out of 5 stars Misinformation on trace reactions, valuable in other ways
This book has useful information.Especially the section on cross-reactions in food intolerance at the end is completely consistent with my food reactions.I used his info on cross reactions to plan a personal rotation diet that's worked well for me.I haven't developed new food intolerances to any of the foods that I've rotated, meaning that if I eat a food on one day, I don't eat any food that Brostoff thinks will cross-react with it, until four days later.I *have* developed new food intolerances to many foods that I haven't carefully rotated.
But, bad information on trace reactions!He says pretty flatly that people don't have food intolerance reactions to trace amounts.I do, and many other people on forums online have said they do too.For example, when I was finding out about my corn intolerance, I tried to eliminate corn completely for a week.Then I took a kernel of corn, and I sliced it with a razor blade in half, and half again ... then when I got down to 1/16 of a corn kernel, a tiny blob on my fingertip, I ate it ... and I was severely sick for 5 days.I used to feed the squirrels peanut butter, and one time I didn't wash my hands very carefully afterwards and a little peanut butter got under my fingernail, and I nibbled on my fingers and ate it.A little flash of peanut flavor:and I was sick for four days ...
I don't know why he is so sure people don't have non-allergic reactions to traces.Allergists have told me flatly that my kind of food reaction is not an allergic reaction.I get groggy and stuporous and out of it for about four days, sometimes also irritable, back pain, wanting to stuff my face, frequent urination.I've had IgE RAST testing for antibodies to food, and it's been pretty much negative (though not skin testing, which is more sensitive).Maybe it is a kind of allergic reaction where the antibodies don't appear in my blood?I don't know.I react on skin tests to many inhalant allergens, so it would make sense if I had a lot of allergies in my gut too.
I probably have celiac disease.Celiac disease causes other food intolerances, maybe by causing mast cell overgrowth in the gut.The food intolerances may be mast cell reactions, I got that idea from a website called thefooddoc.I don't know for sure I have celiac, but I think so because of a test from Enterolab that showed I had 8-10 times normal of IgA antibodies to gluten and autoimmune TTG antibodies.
So I don't know what Brostoff would make of me.I know my kind of food reactions isn't very rare.Many people describe similar reactions - celiacs, people who have corn "allergies", etc. Yet I have never seen this kind of food reaction mentioned in mainstream medical literature.The best I can figure is that it's probably a side effect of celiac disease and maybe Brostoff is mainly writing about other kinds of food intolerance that are more common and more mild than celiac disease?
I believed him about traces not mattering for a year or two after I quit gluten - he's about the most authoritative specialist in food intolerance - and it badly held up my recovery.I kept on eating fructose made from corn ... and I was woozy-sick for months on end ... Then I quit corn and I found out I had tons of other food intolerances and I was finally able to be healthy.
It was an incredible change for me when I quit gluten and other foods I reacted to ... I felt SO MUCH better ... mentally, emotionally and physically.And tragic that I only found out about it at 43.

5-0 out of 5 stars This is the food allegy Bible!
This is a fantastic book if you want to learn about food allergies, immediate and delayed. In fact, my only criticism of the book is that it might be a little too scientific for the average reader. Still, one can skip some of those sections if he or she isn't interested. The sections on creating a food elimination diet are outstanding, with extensive lists of trouble foods, related foods, and substitutes. I particularly like that the author doesn't hype the treatment of food allergies as a miracle cure for everybody's problems and doesn't pimp any specific blood tests. This is rational, unsensational advice. It's not a cookbook, though; you'll have to go elsewhere for that. I did an elimination diet after reading this and have so far found that I am allergic to milk and soy. By avoiding those allergens, I have easily lost 20 lbs (and 2 inches off my waist), I have much more energy, my mood is significantly better, my knees don't continually ache anymore, my food cravings and constant hunger are gone, and my bladder issues have resolved. In short, I feel better than I have ever felt. Although not everyone will see results like this, I think anyone with nagging health problems should give the elimination diet a try, as it can't hurt, and the only real cost is having to cook just about every meal for a few weeks, which I consider a trivial cost compared to the gains I have seen. ... Read more

14. Food Allergy Survival Guide: Surviving and Thriving With Food Allergies and Sensitivities
by Vesanto Melina, Dina Aronson, Jo Stepaniak
Paperback: 382 Pages (2004-08)
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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This comprehensive resource, created by three leading authorities in dietetics, nutrition, and vegetarian cooking, offers a unique blend of scientific researach, practical advice, and culinary expertise that will show you how to: know the difference between food allergy, food intolerance and food sensitivity; test for allergies; avoid the foods and ingredients that trigger reactions; maintain a healthy intestinal boundary; understand the latest food labeling regulations; and create menus that meet your nutritional requirements.Over 100 recipes by uncheese specialist Jo Stepaniak redefine the notion that allergy-free means flavor-free. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Researcher
I found this book (purchased on Amazon) to be both informative and practical.I haven't tried very many recipes yet but the ones that I did were simple enough to follow and not time-consuming.Although I suffer with severe throat swelling and react to almost every food I eat these days, this book has opened a world of new foods to my palate for which I am exceedingly appreciative.One can use this book as a guideline for adapting a whole foods cookbook recipe with appropriate substitutions.I highly recommend it.As an aside, we all need to push Congress to support organic produce and meat sources which retain their vitamin and nutrient content and stop subsidizing and permitting unsafe practices such as antibiotics, hormones, pesticides, and herbicides to be used on our foods.It defeats the purpose of trying to eat healthy when we sabotage ourselves by ingesting toxic chemicals which make us seriously ill.Also, we're stripping our soil of the nutrients it used to have by over farming it which makes the food grown in it that less nutritious to the point where the food is almost just empty calories.

4-0 out of 5 stars The book
I got the book super fast and was in pretty good condition. It is a very good book with a lot of information but I am still doing research to see how accurate it all is.

5-0 out of 5 stars Love this cookbook
I purchased this cookbook a couple of months ago after being diagnosed as being gluten and casein intolerant and discovering on my own that I have issues with corn too. Too top it off I am also a vegetarian. Finding enough food I can eat has been a challenge. I've tried several of the recipes in this book and have liked most of them and many of them are easy to prepare. A couple of my favorites are the brocolli bisque, carrot bisque and chickpea pizza. I would definitely recommend this cookbook to anyone with food allergies/intolerances. It's been great for me!

4-0 out of 5 stars Best cookbook for the traditional items your are craving
I was very pleased with this cookbook, seeing recipes for things that I have been missing since being sensitive to numerous foods. Very comprehensive & helpful. Each basic recipe (lemon bread, etc) has several alternatives to create a different dish (like adding poppy seeds & making into muffins). The brownies were awesome & so was the pumpkin bread. The "Magical one-bowl muffins" are also great with 20 different variations for savory or sweet. Blueberry pancakes were great too!
I have a grain mill which makes these recipes very easy for me to make. I have whole grains/beans that I grind to make the flour. They have a suggestion for an all-purpose flour mix, which I make a double batch & keep in the freezer. I can whip everything up in a flash. Can you tell I'd been craving breads?
I haven't tried many other recipes yet. I also haven't read the first half of the book, which is information that I am already familiar with.
Another good book is the gluten-free vegan.
This book is HIGHLY recommended! I give it 5 stars, but the option is stuck on 4 stars.

3-0 out of 5 stars should have been titled Vegan Food Allergy Survival Guide
Half reference book, half cookbook, there's a lot of great information to be found in this book.However, I wish the title had specified that this is a book designed for those following a vegan diet.For some people on very restricted diets it isn't practical or healthy to follow a vegan diet. ... Read more

15. Your Hidden Food Allergies Are Making You Fat
by Roger Deutsch, Rudy Rivera M.D.
Paperback: 368 Pages (2002-07-15)
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Now You Can Lose Weight—and Feel Great!
Do you know that there is a scientifically verified test and eating program that can change your life? It's simple: Discover your food allergies and intolerances, eliminate these trigger foods from your diet, and shed pounds effortlessly!

Inside is everything you need to know about the ALCAT test, a revolutionary approach to weight loss and well-being that will help you regain control over your weight, your health, and your life.

The ALCAT test works: 98 percent of the participants in a Baylor Institute study who eliminated their trigger foods lost weight, reduced their percentage of body fat, and gained muscle tissue.
"For five years I have used the ALCAT test in my practice—no other test is as accurate or useful."
Fred Pescatore, M.D., author, Thin for Good and Feed Your Kids Well

"This book offers a clear program for helping you discover which foods are unhealthy for you."
Elson M. Haas, M.D., author, The False Fat Diet and Staying Healthy with Nutrition ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Great Read
I developed Asthma in my late 40's and just figured out the real cause at age 52 : Allergy to WHEAT !!!!! As soon as I stopped all Wheat products, I could jog again. I am also an MD and find much of Western medicine to be too fraudulent to be taken

1-0 out of 5 stars don't waste your time
This book was a waste of my time - it could have been 20 pages long and said everything that was important.I read the book because I was trying to find out what they do to determine your intolerant foods and after reading the book I'm not even sure that the test is valuable.I should have taken other reviewers advice and not read this book.

4-0 out of 5 stars I like this book!

I'm not finished yet with this book, but I like it.I find it to be helpful and it has been hard tofind this information.

5-0 out of 5 stars Your Hidden Food Allergies are Making you FAT
This book really helped me out with my food intolerance. It focuses a lot on getting the test done and using their test. But I found another place to get it done but this book really helped explain what the test means. I was really pleased to get this book quickly. I refer to it often. I have recommened it to my sisters who also suffer from the same thing. Great Book!

5-0 out of 5 stars Get tested!
I haven't read this cover-to-cover yet, however I have to say that anyone who has tried multiple diets or lifestyle plans faithfully yet still struggles with their weight should go see an allergist for a complete battery of tests.

Getting tested revealed some insidious allergies for me.I am a 10 year veteran of unexplained elevated liver function tests which completely normalized when I eliminated gluten from my diet.My positive ANA for lupus has also normalized.

In addition, I have lost 65 pounds in 9 months without exercise or restricting my intake amounts.In other words, I still eat real food and drink soda, I just use products that do not contain my allergens. ... Read more

16. ABC of Asthma, Allergies and Lupus: Eradicate Asthma - Now!
by F. Batmanghelidj
Paperback: 230 Pages (2000-08)
list price: US$17.00 -- used & new: US$9.98
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Asin: 096299426X
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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This book introduces a new discovery that unintentionaldehydration causes many painful, degenerative diseases. It explainsthe direct relationship between water deficiency in the body andallergies, asthma and lupus.

You will learn:

-How to prevent and cure childhood asthma without medication
-How to recognize the signs of an imminent asthma attack
-How to identify chronic dehydration in your body
-Compelling stories of naturally cured asthma
-Answers to the most frequently asked questions about asthma and allergies
-Why medically treated asthma can lead to genetic damage
-How to prevent and treat lupus naturally ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Dr. Batman has done it again.
If you are a fan of Dr. Batman (and heaven knows I am) you have to read this book. It is an accompaniment for his other books, "You're not sick, you're thirsty" and "your body's many cries for water". Rehashes some of the information in the other books but is necessary, just in case the reader hadn't read the other books first. If you have a family member with these problems (as I do) PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE give this book a chance. It could save their lives.

5-0 out of 5 stars Quite a book, and then some, contains superb information
The book is about water and SALT. Unless you incorporate the SALT along with the water, your body will not correct the problem 100%. But if you incorporate the SALT, along with the water, and avoid the dehydrating caffeine in tea, coffee, soft drinks) and chocolate, you will not believe the results unless you experience them or are close to someone who experiences the results.

The contents of this book are amazing, and the letters from MD's confirming this discovery is too revealing of the dilemna we have allowed to persist - that of "treating" and "milking the problem" without taking the corrective steps to eradicate the problem and educate the public. The fact still exists that each one of us is responsible for what we do and for what we accept as truth. Don't take anyones word for anything, try it for yourself - you be judge, jury, and prosecutor. Are you not already the victim?

This a most remarkable book, and along with Dr. Batman's earlier book, "Your Bodies Many Cries For Water", answers the questions we all ask, and for which the answers will not come from the NIH, AMA, and "support" groups for asthma and many if not all others. Dr. Batmanghelidj calls it the "Sick Care Industry". And why will the simple answer not come from these institutions?Simply because "there is no money in it" - there is no money in water and salt. But there are billions in "treating" asthma, allergies, cancer, lupus, ms, diabetes, and the list goes on.

Use your God given head, and your God given common sense.

What's the first thing given to patients when admitted in the hospital due to severe illness of any kind?


Cause it's the best thing for your sick body.

Hello?Hello?Hello?Is anyone out there?Is anyone listening? Is anyone using their God Given Common Sense?

Get this book and READ IT, and DO IT.

Then see if you don't start to look around you and begin to ask "uncomfortable" questions.

Get on the web and search for water cure, salt cure, etc.

And, by the way, if you believe what you find on snopes as if God Himself had written it, then you will have a difficult road to travel.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great but dont stop here
I have developed Infectious Asthma from an Upper Respiratory Infection a couple years ago. The Water helped alot, but if anything cures it, it will be the 12 week Zithromax regimen advocated by Dr.Hahns research. Search for Infectious Asthma on the web to find the regimen. In a nutshell, I take 500mg Zithromax for 1st 3 days, then for the next 11 weeks, you take 750mg of zithromax one day per week. After the 2nd day of starting the regimen, I feel much much better and the symptoms have all but disappeared.

5-0 out of 5 stars Amazing much needed information
How often have we heard the advice through our lives to drink at least 8 glasses of 'water-water' (as opposed to other beverages) per day? How many of us do? I thought I was drinking enough since I always seem to have a glass in my hand as a lifelong habit, but after actually counting glasses for several days, I realised I'm coming up a little short every day.

Just that one change of conciously drinking more water and getting a little salt every day has made me feel immensely better and diminished many of the symptoms of dehydration that I never knew about before Dr. 'Batman's book came to me. A great book! It's connected so many other things together for me that I already knew about health and nutrients. Startling and yet such a simple sensible idea.

5-0 out of 5 stars Yes, it is hard to accept but it has relieved my asthma greatly..
After a lifetime of being told that salt is bad for me, I finally let go and started to use celtic sea salt liberally (as prescribed in the book). At first I only drank the water, but adding the salt completely maximized my progress. At 4 separate times this past weekend, I stopped my own asthma attacks at each onset. It took me about 7-10 minutes each time. It took alot for me not to use my inhaler, and to just give the water & salt a chance to work.I am extremely grateful and rather emotional about it, since I thought I would be on my proventil inhaler for the rest of my life. The inhaler has caused a number of side effects, and I am now planning a detox to remove the residue of this drug from my body, which I've been dependent on for more than 27 years. And I've only been doing this seriously for 2 weeks, (and getting better with each day). I thank "Dr.B" for giving me my health back (along with hundreds of others whose testimonials I've read on the www.watercure2.com site). These are the same testimonials I was so compelled to read again and again, because I just could not believe and accept that something so simple could cure this disease that left me so weak and scared about the future of my health. Not to mention, very likely preventing other diseases I would be on the road towards. I suppose this is my own testimonial, because it really happened, and I hope that readers searching for an answer will forget their fears (that it won't work) and try it. Yes, it is still hard even for me to believe...even though it continues to work for me. But I do know for sure that I will never stop Dr.B's water & salt prescription. I will say this - if you want your health back, just take it back by taking action. ... Read more

17. The Everything Food Allergy Cookbook: Prepare easy-to-make meals--without nuts, milk, wheat, eggs, fish or soy (Everything Series)
by Linda Larsen
Paperback: 304 Pages (2008-09-17)
list price: US$15.95 -- used & new: US$9.46
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Asin: 1598695606
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Food allergies in the United States are growing at an alarming rate and, unfortunately, children are often afflicted with more than one allergy. For the families, preparing a meal can be unnerving. This cookbook takes the guesswork out of shopping and cooking delicious meals everyone will enjoy. There?s no missing out with such tasty delights: NoNut Crunchy Coffee Cake; Eggless French Toast; DairyFree Risotto Curry; No Soy Pork and Veggie Stir Fry; Wheat and DairyFree Chocolate Chip Cookies; and more! Each recipe is labeled to indicate which allergies are safe so readers can mix and match according to their family?s needs. Packed with tips and tools for reading labels and purchasing ingredients, the entire family can finally eat greattasting foods without the danger of an allergic reaction. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Thorough book with tons of variations
My favorite part of this book, besides the complete explanation of food allergies at the beginning, is how varied the recipes are. A complete chapter of 'mixes' and substitutions for every type of allergy means that you can change each recipe to fit your particular allergy. If you're allergic to wheat, for instance, there are several mixes in that chapter you can use to substitute for flour. If you're allergic to eggs, there are a couple of egg substitutes you can make to use for eggs in recipes that call for them.

And the recipes are really good. There's nothing too fancy or difficult to make. I really love this book!

2-0 out of 5 stars Not all recipes exclude all of the allergens!
I bought this book because it listed all of the allergens that I need to avoid for my 2 year old daughter.When the book arrived, only a small percent of the recipes exclude all of the allergens listed. It was very dissappointing and I am still looking for a cookbook that excludes all of these things.

5-0 out of 5 stars Easy to find recipes
My favorite part of this book is that at the top of each recipe there are icons that tell you what it is free of.My second favorite part is that there are recipes for substitutes...like egg substitutes.Great book! ... Read more

18. Pediatric Allergy: Principles and Practice: Expert Consult
by Donald Y. M. Leung MDPhD, Hugh Sampson, Raif Geha MD, Stanley J. Szefler MD
Hardcover: 704 Pages (2010-10-13)
list price: US$125.00 -- used & new: US$91.99
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Asin: 1437702716
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Pediatric Allergy supplies the comprehensive guidance you need to diagnose, manage, and treat virtually any type of allergy seen in children. Drs. Leung, Sampson, Geha, and Szefler present the new full-color second edition, with coverage of the diagnosis and management of anaphylaxis, the immune mechanisms underlying allergic disease, the latest diagnostic tests, and more.in print and online at expertconsult.com.

  • Treat the full range of pediatric allergic and immunologic diseases through clinically focused coverage relevant to both allergists and pediatricians.

  • Understand the care and treatment of pediatric patients thanks to clinical pearls discussing the best approaches.

  • Easily refer to appendices that list common food allergies and autoantibodies in autoimmune diseases.

  • Access the fully searchable contents online at expertconsult.com, where you'll also find a downloadable image bank.

  • Apply the newest diagnostic tests available-for asthma, upper respiratory allergy, and more-and know their benefits and contraindications.

  • Treat the allergy at its source rather than the resulting reactions through an understanding of the immune mechanisms underlying allergic diseases.

  • Get coverage of new research that affects methods of patient treatment and discusses potential reasons for increased allergies in some individuals.

  • Better manage potential anaphylaxis cases through analysis of contributing facts and progression of allergic disease.

  • Effectively control asthma and monitor its progression using the new step-by-step approach.

  • Eliminate difficulty in prescribing antibiotics thanks to coverage of drug allergies and cross-reactivity.

Manage the rapid increase in pediatric allergy with the comprehensive guidance of Drs. Leung & Sampson

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5-0 out of 5 stars When's the Second Edition Coming?
This is an excellent book and I've found it very useful in general pediatric practice. However, it is now 6 years old--a lifetime in clinical practice. A new edition is much needed.

Medical texts are a field where, despite my love of them, I think real books are obsolete. Tomes like Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics or Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine are too heavy and too expensive. The also quickly become outdated. Far better to have frequently updated information in "the clouds" for subscription access.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent resource for the Allergist/Asthma/Immunologist specialist
This is by far the best reference book I have seen in the Field of Allergy/Asthma/Immunology.The chapters are well written (I wish "Middleton's Allergy Principle and Practice" was this well written) and complete. Charts are clear.There is a small picture section in the front which as some nice clear pictures (although some a a little small)--Perhaps the authors can expand this section with the next edition, which I'll eagerly purchase. Let's hope someone can come out with a similar quality book for the adult population. ... Read more

19. NAET: Say Good-Bye to Your Allergies
by Devi S. Nambudripad
Paperback: 216 Pages (2003-04)
list price: US$18.00 -- used & new: US$12.00
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Asin: 097043443X
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Dr. Nambudripad offers a concise explanation of how NAET can effectively treat allergies and the direct correlation between allergies and illness. This book contains the latest research information as well as the latest self help techniques. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Naet ?????
Found the book fairly interesting.Decided to go to a NAET practicioner because I have heard some positive feedback about a different practitioner.My husband and I thought he was a bit crazy.He sounded more like a psychic than anything elso.He was asking the "air" what I was allergic to.

5-0 out of 5 stars Her best book yet!!
I found this the most informative of several of Nambudripad's books.She explained alot of things that I didn't see in her other books, like saying that NAET will probably cure the person's RNA and DNA so they no longer carry the allergic gene to the substance.No other allergy treatment like IVIG or EPD shots have been able to change the genetic code of the person.I'm hoping my grandkids will not have these allergies like my parents, myself and my kids have.This book gave me the hope and evidence that this is possible.Nambudripad wrote this book in a very concise way.There is a wealth of valid info in this book.

Now, after 25 treatments for myself by a practitioner, I can say that NAET really does work.I found a practitioner and it was only $40 per treatment. I was okay with the price considering what you get in return. It removes the allergies but better yet, it gives you permanent better health. You will be surprised what symptoms it relieves that you were having from allergies.We have a whole family that was allergic to almost everything.It has relieved my Rosacea, insomnia and focusing problems in my kids.NAET done properly, really does work.We are continuing treatments for all of us.This may take a few years to complete 100-200 items.

We have learned to self-NAET, after watching the practitioner, reading a few of these books and from the internet.It is an easy process.You do not even need thevials. But we sometimes put allergies in glass bottles or hold them or write the word on a piece of paper or the name of the person we are allergic to on a paper.Don't do this if you have anaphalactic reactions.Follow the book and use a surrogate.

For treatment without the vials, we put a paper with the allergy written on our Thymus and have the subject think about what is on the paper. The paper works!!WOW!!NAET - ing for person allergies in our family has made for much more harmonious family relations. NAET-ing for foods and chemicals has made life much more pleasant.We felt like we were in prison with sickness from all these allergies.NAET is the key that has unlocked our family's prison door.

Just follow the book exactly and make sure you know how to muscle test first.It is something that my 10-year old can do for me and his older brother can now do it.It is that easy.My kids can muscle test and NAET each other and it works!! It was so nice to go out to a dinner buffet the other night and let my kids eat what they wanted.But better yet, our health has improved and my kids are focusing better and grades are improving.So tap away!!

Make sure you do the Brain and Body connection first.Be persistent and don't expect to see huge results until about the 8th treatment.Then you will know that it is helping and curing your conditions.Keep a journal of life before and then read the journal after the 10th treatment. You will be surprised!! You will need the white Guide Book if you are self-treating.If you have autism or adhd, buy the yellow book also as the treatment order is slightly different and includes things like immunizations and neurotransmitters that are good for this population.I have personally seen NAET cure a child of an Autistic Spectrum Disorder.

NAET really works.This is a great book to start with.

5-0 out of 5 stars Naet: Say Good-Bye to Your Allergies
i have only recently learned that I have many food allergies.Naet has been helpful in resolving many of these allergies.I still have quite a few treatments left but I already feel much better.

5-0 out of 5 stars She is a genius!
I don't know what you other people's problems are.This NAET is the best invention ever!It's not some miracle fix -k-It takes time and hard work, but it does eliminate allergies permanently and in doing that NAET eliminates health problems.My nephews celiac is gone for good!He can eat anything he wants now without any problems.My mom is off her thyroid medication she's been on for as long as I can remember.She should be off a couple others soon.I'm not taking any medications now.This NAET stuff is truly a miracle!I am trying to tell everyone I know about it.I even put comments on facebook as my status everyday of health issues that can be fixed with NAET.I truly believe in it, and I stand by Devi 100%.But you can't expect your problems to go away in a few visits people!My friends son who got me interested in it in the first place was doing treatments for severe eczema.He had a bleeding, oozing rash from head to toe.At first with NAET he started to get worse.He had to go visit his daddy for a couple weeks, and when he came back, he was almost clear.Usually when we went with his daddy, he'd come back bleeding badly.After some time with his mom to get back off a few things he was still allergic to (hadn't got to them yet with NAET), his rash went away. He is eating yogurt that use to give him a rash, and when he does have a little rash, the yogurt now clears that up instead of causes it.But again, that was after hard work and continual visits.Some severe conditions you've had for a while can take up to 2 years, but they will go away, and you'll feel like a million bucks!

2-0 out of 5 stars nav
This book just explains what NAET is and that a NAET practitioner can use his expertise to get rid of your allergies. If you are buying this book for self help, to learn what you can do to end your allergies - its not a good pick. ... Read more

20. Allie the Allergic Elephant: A Children's Story of Peanut Allergies
by Nicole Smith
Hardcover: 22 Pages (2006-08-01)
list price: US$14.95 -- used & new: US$10.76
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Asin: 1586280538
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Allie the Allergic Elephant helps children learn about food allergies and how to be a good friend when you can't share snacks. Allie explains peanut allergies in a way that parents, teachers and children themselves can talk about allergies and understand them better. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars We LOVE this book!
My son has a severe peanut allergy and this book is now one of his favorites!The best part is that it talks about how "special" Allie is because of her allergies. We brought this book to his school and they read it to his class as well.The teachers and students all loved it!It gave everyone a better understanding of the peanut allergy and how important it is for everyone to keep food allergy kids (specifically peanut allergy kids) safe by not bringing peanuts around them.The School's Director actually borrowed the book for other classes as well.This book is definitely a favorite in our household!!We'd highly recommend it for anyone who has a child with a peanut allergy.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good book
I bought this book for my 2 year old. She was diagnosed with a peanut allergy when she was 17 months old. We also purchased The Peanut Pickle. Both of these books are basic enough that she understands them. I highly recommend both of these as a learning tool for young kids who have a PA. I also recommend them for their friends and family.

3-0 out of 5 stars did not like the artwork/illustration
The concept and content are helpful, but the illustration is not that appealing. The pages are very simple, no background, no layers; often it's Allie the elephant in slightly different look page by page, same white background (as in cover) so it's almost boring. Plus the lines and shapes are not that nicely done, so it's hard to tell what is what.For example Allie the Elephant with swelled lips - doesn't look vivid and is hard for young children to recognize and relate to. My son kept asking "what is this?" as he couldn't tell. He recognizes objects in his other books much better. I feel this book is not worth the price for that reason. However I guess there are not many books on this concept, so I didn't have much choice when it comes to buying a book to educate my peanut allergic son. He did seem to learn a few things from it, so I'm glad. I agree with reviewers who found the lines a little awkward to follow - like "do you want to see Allie get hives? do you want to see Allie cough? do you want to etc, etc" I feel like there's a better way to tell the story and teach the lessons than asking a bunch of rhetorical questions - children don't get that. So overall I feel this book is quite average when it comes to the story lines and illustration.

5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome book!
My son is 3 years old and he loves this book!
It really helped him understand his allergy to peanut.
It make's him happy that Allie wears the same bracelet that he does.
Great book. We recommend!!!!!!!!!!

5-0 out of 5 stars Perfect
STAT KIDS Health ID Wristband, Peanut Allergy, Size S, 3-Pack

I bought this book in tandem with these allergy bracelets for my 2 yr old who is allergic to peanuts. I especially loved this book because Allie also has a special bracelet.Boys especially don't always want to wear jewelry but the book helped him feel special to wear them.It also helped his older sister understand how important it is not to let him have peanuts.When he's in school I will buy a copy for his class and talk to them about food allergies.Thanks to the author for taking time to bring this subject to light with a fun book that helps kids with allergies feel special and not isolated. ... Read more

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