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1. Reversing Asthma: Breathe Easier
2. ABC of Asthma, Allergies and Lupus:
3. The Asthma Sourcebook 3rd Edition
4. Asthma Allergies Children: A Parent's
5. Healing the New Childhood Epidemics:
6. Natural Relief for Your Child's
7. The Allergy and Asthma Cure: A
8. The Asthma Educators Handbook
9. The Lion Who Had Asthma (Albert
10. The Inflammation Syndrome: The
11. Asthma for Dummies
12. The Asthma and Allergy Action
13. Taking Asthma to School (Special
14. Allergy and Asthma: Practical
15. Live Free from Asthma and Allergies:
16. The Harvard Medical School Guide
17. The Washington Manual® Allergy,
18. Asthma-Free Naturally: Everything
19. The ABCs of Asthma: An Asthma
20. Life and Breath: The Breakthrough

1. Reversing Asthma: Breathe Easier with This Revolutionary New Program
by Richard N. Firshein D.O.
Paperback: 384 Pages (1998-04-01)
list price: US$14.95 -- used & new: US$3.25
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Asin: 0446673633
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Comprehensive, balanced and up-to-the minute, Reversing Asthma is destined to be the new bible for asthma treatment - giving asthma sufferers new knowledge and new choices for overcoming this frightening and debilitating disease. ... Read more

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This book is a eye opener for anyone suffing of asthma. If you want to expand your view on asthma and try a different approch to wellnes this book is for you!

5-0 out of 5 stars Informative and Helpful
Fish oil and magnesium.Who would've guessed?I seldom need my emergency inhaler anymore.Definitely worth the money.

5-0 out of 5 stars Good directions to reduce and eliminate the causes
This is a well thought out program to reduce and eliminate the causes of asthma. I like the concrete presentation and intend to follow the book's recommendations over the coming weeks. A wonderful combination of common sense and science.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent book!
'Reversing Asthma' book is an essential guide for asthmatic. Traditional medicine alone isn't very useful in treating this immune system disorder.Only comprehensive approach which involves life style change works.Reducing or eliminating allergy/asthma triggers, proper diet, nutritional supplementation, exercise, and mind/body medicine are all necessary to see substantial results.This book has two purposes: to learn the tools necessary to stay healthy and most importantly is to take responsibility for one's health.

4-0 out of 5 stars Very helpful book.Try it.
This book has helped me to control my asthma.

I've had asthma for over 20 years.After my most recent and scariest episode, I decided I had to do something about it.After reading this book and applying some of the methods like deep breathing and vitamin supplements, I've been able to limit the frequency and severity of attacks.

My asthma isn't "Reversed", but it does seem much more manageable.And some of the symptoms that I thought were asthma related all of these years were actually because of breathing incorrectly.That was an amazing change I saw in the first week.

The author is obviously not a new age, everything must be natural, quack.He combines current medical techniques, breathing techniques, and diet and excercise into a very comprehensive plan.He also recommends discussing this plan with your doctor.

I doubt this book will Reverse your asthma, but it should definitely help control it.I highly recommend it. ... Read more

2. 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

3. The Asthma Sourcebook 3rd Edition (Sourcebooks)
by Francis Adams
Paperback: 256 Pages (2006-12-09)
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Asin: 0071476520
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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"Authoritative, comprehensive."
--Library Journal

"Logical and straightforward."
--Harvard Women’s Health Watch

"[Dr. Adams] succeeds admirably."
--Consumer Health Information Sourcebook

Written by an award-winning pulmonary specialist and one of New York magazine’s “Best Doctors in New York,” The Asthma Sourcebook explores the latest therapies, medications, diet and nutrition guidelines, and provides you with advice on living with this chronic disorder. This trusted source also examines the challenges of raising children with asthma; debunks commonly held beliefs about food, travel, and exercise; and pinpoints real asthma-causing allergens and how you can avoid them.

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5-0 out of 5 stars Best resource for asthma information
This book has tons of great information about asthma - triggers, diagnosis, medicines, alternative therapies and more. As someone who was recently diagnosed with exercise induced asthma, I've found it extremely helpful and informative. It's a must-read for anyone who has asthma or cares for someone with asthma.

5-0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT RESOURCE

5-0 out of 5 stars Informative and helpful guide
I am a physical therapist who has worked in pulmonary medicine for over 20 years.I found this book to be helpful and informative for asthma sufferers and their families.It is very "user friendly" for the lay person, as well as an appropriate medical guide for the healthcare practitioner.I highly recommend this book. ... Read more

4. Asthma Allergies Children: A Parent's Guide
by Dr Paul Ehrlich, Dr Larry Chiaramonte, Henry Ehrlich
Paperback: 312 Pages (2010-06-30)
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Asin: 0984383204
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Asthma and allergies are at epidemic proportions.It doesn't have to be that way.Two experienced pediatric allergists tell everything a conscientious parent needs to know about these conditions, the best in approved treatments, behavioral changes that can help control them, what families can do to reduce the toll that even severe asthma and allergies take on their lives, the myths and realities of alternative treatments and food allergies, skin allergies, advice for support groups, lists, checklists, and much, much more.

Fun and entertaining, almost every page is enlivened by anecdotes from the authors' decades of practice showing the special rapport that have made them so successful in getting results and keeping patients out of emergency rooms.

They make common cause with overworked pediatricians, general practitioners, and other primary care physicians who, because of the way our health care system is organized, are doing more asthma and allergy treatment than ever before.

But wait! There's still more! Asthma Allergies Children, the book, is half of a new approach to providing specialty asthma and allergy care.It is being published simultaneously with the launch of AsthmaAllergiesChildren.com, the new town square where parents and primary care physicians can pick the brains of specialists about their own children or patients. The website has mailbags for parents and doctors, pollen counts, news coverage, review of the latest developments in allergy science, "Tip of the Week" for controlling disease and discomfort, and guest editorials by the most important thinkers in the field.

The authors say that they and their colleagues recognize must do more to leverage their knowledge.The ranks of Allergy specialists are dwindling even as the numbers of asthmatic and allergic patients are rising.The cost is immense.Asthma is the single largest cause of school and work absence.Allergic and asthmatic children lose out on all the things that childhood is supposed to be about.

The book is the mother ship of the Asthma Allergies Children enterprise.Read about the connection between your child's nose and lungs, and how stopping allergy symptoms in the nose can reduce the danger of life-threatening asthma attacks; The hazards from chronic inflammation even when there are no visible symptoms; The damage to a child's body from over-reliance on "rescue" medication, and inadequate "control"; How modern technology can tell you if your child has been "naughty or nice"; The use and misuse of allergy testing, and how false positives can result in malnutrition in small children; The strengths and weaknesses of immunotherapy; The stages of an allergic life; and the most sympathetic and wisest advice ever to worried parents about managing a home where a child has severe allergies.

And because every child is special, go to the website to ask that special question.

Asthma Allergies Children: A Parent's Guide and AsthmaAllergiesChildren.com-a winning combination for helping your child lead a happier, healthier life.

A veritable bible for parents of allergic kids.I enjoyed Asthma Allergies Children tremendously. It is full of the kind of great stories that teach both patients and doctors more than mere facts. The science is explained in language you don't need an MD to follow.This book should be kept right next to the antihistamines and epinephrine, and used even more frequently.

--Dr. Lisa Sanders, author of Every Patient Tells a Story.Her NY Times column "Diagnosis" inspired the TV drama, "House MD." ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Important and thoughtful
Anyperson suffering with asthma (um, that would be me) or dealing with someone with asthma in the family, really needs this book.Asthma is at epidemic proportions and this book concisely and thoroughly tells you everything you need to know, and more--including cutting edge treatments and therapies.Even better, it's hooked up with a website. I've had asthma since I was five, and though I might think I am a smarty pants who knows all the answers, this book taught me many new things.I personally feel that illness has its own narrative, and the stories in this book can teach you in ways that drier information simply can't. This is an essential purchase.

5-0 out of 5 stars Essential Reading for Parents
Recently, we found that our daughter suffers from a severe nut-allergy. Looking at the available literature, we turned to `Asthma Allergies Children' because it seemed to strike a nice balance between three things we felt we needed. First, it provides enough of the scientific and medical background to be genuinely informative without swamping you with needless detail (we had a working knowledge of allergies before, but actually learned a lot from the book). Second, it is quite readable and provides striking real-life anecdotes to underscore theoretical points (nothing puts you in the requisite frame of mind so much as hearing what an anaphylactic shock feels like from the perspective of a child experiencing it). Third, the book is full of useful practical advice for parents of a child with asthma or allergies (get yourself a really nice vacuum cleaner and use it--daily if you can!). What we couldn't have known in advance is the wit and, more importantly, the utter humanity that shines through on every page of the book. It is written not only by professionals in the field but by parents and grandparents with a true understanding of the human cost of asthma and allergies. The book has become a constant reference point for our own evolving understanding of our daughter's affliction. We couldn't recommend it more. ... Read more

5. 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)
list price: US$16.00 -- used & new: US$8.98
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Asin: 0345494512
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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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.

From the Hardcover edition. ... Read more

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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

6. Natural Relief for Your Child's Asthma: A Guide to Controlling Symptoms & Reducing Your Child's Dependence on Drugs
by M.D., Steven J. Bock, M.D., Kenneth Bock
Paperback: 304 Pages (1999-04-01)
list price: US$14.95 -- used & new: US$6.68
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Asin: 006095289X
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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A groundbreaking, practical, and holistic approach to treating children with chronic asthma

From two physicians with fifteen years of experience in treating asthma comes the only book for children with asthma that supplements conventional approaches with effective and proven natural remedies. Parenting a child with asthma is often scary, unpredictable, frustrating, and expensive. Through controlling symptoms, decreasing attacks, and eventually reducing the need for prescription drugs, the Drs. Bock will help you and your child regain control of your lives. This book will show you how to:

reduce attacks by dealing with the underlying causes

reduce the need for conventional drugs, making them safer to use for emergencies

help your child's body heal itself

avoid permanent lung damage and encourage healthy new lung tissue to grow

minimize emergency room visits, time lost from school, and time lost from work

detoxify your environment, minimizing the effects of pollen, dust mites, and mold

identify foods that can trigger attacks

properly use nutritional supplements

build a treatment and prevention program tailored to your child's needs

This medically up-to-date, practical, and supportive book focuses on stopping asthma symptoms and attacks before they start. It is a must-have reference for any parent of a child with asthma.Amazon.com Review
There's nothing more frightening than witnessing a child'sasthma attack, listening to her wheeze and cough and fight for everybreath--and sharing her panic. Fortunately, pharmaceutical advances haveresulted in a whole new class of drugs that prevents or relievesasthma flare-ups. But do you want your child on drugs, with theirpotential short- and long-term side effects? Besides, asthma drugstreat the symptoms without treating the underlying condition. Arethere alternatives that can lessen an asthmatic child's drugdependency? Yes, say authors Steven J. Bock, Kenneth Bock, and NancyP. Bruning. "It is our belief that asthma rates continue to soarbecause of our increasingly toxic environment," they write. "Ourchildren are assaulted from every direction with indoor and outdoorair pollution, poor food, and stress." The cumulative toxicity makeschildren more susceptible to diseases. In this book the authorspresent a natural asthma program to complement your child'sconventional care and help to reduce asthma attacks and drugdependency. This includes reducing asthma triggers (including advicefor "saying goodbye to Fluffy"); eating a cleaner, more nourishingdiet (emphasizing plant foods); taking supplements, herbs, andhomeopathic remedies; and learning to cope with emotional stress. Thebook ends with three case studies of children who used the program invarious ways and dramatically improved their health. --JoanPrice ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars LIttle Patient Big Doctor
There really is more than one way to deal with any situation.This book was tremendously helpful for laying out all kinds of remedies for asthma.For another book that combines all kinds of healing into one read Little Patient Big Doctor.Little Patient Big Doctor: One Mother's Journey

4-0 out of 5 stars Great but a little outdated
I got this book after reading Dr. Bock's other book: Healing the New Childhood Epidemics: Autism, ADHD, Asthma and Allergies because my son's major problem is asthma.

I really like that this book is more focused towards asthma and gives specific amounts of supplements to give (the other book just gives an approximation.) What I don't like about this book is that it is a bit outdated and is contradictory to the newer book (Particularly the diet topics). Prior to reading this we had already started a gluten free casein free diet (based on the advice from the new book) and noticed dramatic improvements. However the diet section in this book is very different and does not talk much about the benefits of a GF/CF Diet.

This book is best used with the newer book but is definitely useful because it goes into more detail about the variety of supplements. If Dr. Bock updated this book, it would be my asthma bible.

3-0 out of 5 stars Vegan Baloney
Here's what's cool about the book:What could be better than a book that places in perspective the immediate need for conventional drugs to reduce or eliminate symptoms of asthma, the fact that conventional drug use will eventually only worsen and perpetuate asthma and create a vicious cycle of dependency, and the importance of integrating holistic, long-term therapies into a treatment plan in order to address root causes of asthma.

What's not cool about the book:"Our eating plan is vegetarian or near vegetarian.It emphasizes plant foods and...plays down animal products such as cow's milk and meat because these foods are associated with a slew of serious diseases and conditions, including several types of cancer, heart disease, osteoporosis, and ashtma.Plant foods, on the other hand, help promote better health."Say what?Based on what?OK, I get it; when my daughter's blood test showed allergies to wheat, eggs, and dairy, I found myself shopping in the vegan snackfood hell aisle at Whole Foods.But wait!My prolonged research shows that vitamin A--not beta carotene, not a precursor that may or may not be bioavailable to a child's body--is crucial to healing--not just asthma--but ADD, autism, neurological disorders.So my treatment plan includes attempting to get my child to take her fermented sticky brown cod liver oil, redoubling my efforts to buy good pate or cook with organ meats, make stock with the bones for calcium, etc.Then I'm reintroducing gradually the raw dairy; I've already reintroduced pastured organic eggs, as I find eggs dubious allergens. Plus, you've got the logical problem that the authors recommend soy as the replacement source of calcium--but wait--soy is a major allergen.

I came to this book in a sort of back-door way, in that I first consulted with a naturopath for my daughter's chronic cough.The idea that she had mild asthma flummoxed me, as we already did so many things right--avoiding fluoride (won't find that in the book), eating organic, filtering bath water for chlorine, prolonged breastfeeding, and, though my daughter was vaccinated as a baby, signing the philosophical objection paperwork when it came time for boosters (the book will tell you about allergens like formaldehyde in soap but doesn't touch with a ten-foot-pole the allergens like formaldehyde found in vaccines, which bypass normal filtering routes and are introduced directly into the bloodstream.)

For an entire summer, we avoided food allergens, took herbal drops, probiotics, amino acids; once school started and she caught a cold, my daughter's cough turned to pneumonia.Initially I was bitter about the holistic approach and tossed it all to see what our conventional pediatrician had to offer.It took me a while to work out a good integrated approach that works well for us, but I'm pleased now to be using albuterol and flovent sparingly--far more sparingly than my pediatrician knows--while also incorporating holistic remedies.The book doesn't touch the holy grail of homeopathy--the constitutional remedy--but I'm pursuing that one, as well.Along the way I've walked out on a bully of an allergist who insisted I was a bad parent if I didn't give my child the scary Singulair he was pushing.

I've had to piece it all together myself, and if, at any time, I'd blindly gone along with an expert's opinion, my child would have suffered; that's what I like best about this book's integrated approach:take charge of your child's health, parent, because no one else will.

5-0 out of 5 stars Powerful information for parents!
This book helped our family put the brakes on the out-of-control rollercoaster ride of asthma. "Natural Relief for Your Child's Asthma" empowers parents with page after page of specific instructionson how to reduce your child's dependence on medication by understanding thelimits of conventional medicine, finding andavoiding triggers, using foodas a healer, using supplements to strengthen your child and usingalternative mind-body medicine to enhance your child's well-being.Whilethe authors have lots of great information about how to reduce dependenceon medicine over time, they aren't zealots who encourage you to turn yourback on conventional medicine.The real power that comes from this book isthat now, when I go to see my child's asthma specialist, I can ask informedquestions about my son's condition.I'm no longer a note taker jottingdown what medicines my child should take when.I can encourage my doctorto challenge us to make dietary and lifestyle changes to detoxify ourchild's environment that he might not otherwise have mentioned assumingthat we would prefer the "easy" way out of finding stronger andstronger medicines to rescue our child.I strongly encourage any parent ofa child with asthma to read this book! ... Read more

7. The Allergy and Asthma Cure: A Complete 8-Step Nutritional Program
by Fred Pescatore M.D.
Paperback: 272 Pages (2008-05-12)
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Asin: 0470275413
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Free yourself of allergies and asthma once and for all with Dr. Pescatore's breakthrough program

" Dr. Fred Pescatore's The Allergy and Asthma Cure reveals a unique and revolutionary understanding of the underlying conditions of allergy and asthma-from food triggers to the environment to nutritional deficiencies. His integrative program of both alternative and traditional treatments can dramatically improve health and vitality, safely and soundly. This book will have a prominent place in my library and I highly recommend it! "
-Ann Louise Gittleman, Ph.D., C.N.S., author of the bestselling The Fat Flush Plan

"Conventional medicine has largely shrugged its shoulders in confusion about the causes of allergies and asthma in millions of people. In this book Dr. Fred Pescatore deals with the roots of these modern epidemics, drawing on his clinical experience, and he provides clear recommendations for turning back the tide and restoring health."
- Jack Challem, author of the bestselling Syndrome X and The Inflammation Syndrome

"The Allergy and Asthma Cure is the book we have all been waiting for. Dr. Pescatore manages, in a concise manner, to summarize all the facts and presents a comprehensive healing guide that incorporates both conventional and alternative approaches. A must-read for those dealing with these issues."
-Artur Spokojny, M.D., F.A.C.C., Medical Director of Integrative Medicine of Manhattan, Associate Professor of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College

"I believe that The Allergy and Asthma Cure holds the key to understanding how nutritional medicine can really work for you. Allergies (from skin conditions to seasonal types) and asthma can be cured, not just held at bay. This book shows the way. Dr. Pescatore is truly a healer."
-Roberta Flack, singer/songwriter

"I have seen firsthand how The Allergy and Asthma Cure has changed people's lives for the better. I have started using his treatment protocols for my own patients with a remarkable success rate, and best of all with no side effects. Many of my patients are getting off their allergy and asthma medications completely. I strongly recommend this book to anyone with allergies or asthma."
-Dana G. Cohen, M.D., board-certified, Internal Medicine

"This book is for anyone willing to give up his or her life as an asthmatic. I had tried every drug and treatment available and the asthma only got worse. Under Dr. Pescatore's care, I began to see results within six weeks. It's been over two years now living without an attack. His approach has changed the way I live."
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1-0 out of 5 stars Not much science for a Dr.
I bought this book desperate to find something new, something that would work.I've tried every anti-histamine out there and have been on allergy shots on and off for 12 years with minimal impact.

The cure for allergies and asthma is a bold claim, so I assumed there would be something behind it.This book was a big disappointment. My issues:
- There is no cited science or scientific studies to back up his claims.He talks about what he's done in his practice, but no double-blind scientific studies, journal-published articles, or really evidence at all outside a few testimonials.I expected more from a MD.
- He claims that basically all allergies are caused by leaky gut and candidas.Really, my allergies go nuts in one city but not another because I have a yeast infection in my gut?
- There are some tests to diagnose these conditions, but he either doesn't use them (candidis) and just assumes everyone has the conditions, or the tests cost $1000 and aren't covered by most insurance (ALCAT).
- The diet is so amazingly complex as to be unmanageable for most people. Here's a short list things you can't eat for 3-7 months (and may or may not be able to reintroduce): Sugar, Fruit, Cheese, Salad dressing, Tomotoes, Corn, Peas, Carrots, Pototoes, Anything with Yeast, White Bread, White Rice, and Alcohol.

Yes, I read the whole book.No, I will not be trying this crazy diet from a former Atkins doctor to "cure" my allergies.

4-0 out of 5 stars The Allergy and Asthma Cure
This book has alot of good information to do with elimination diets/antibiotic use and the development of candida albicans problems that cause food allergies. It is an excellent book to read and follow if you suffer from allergies or asthma.

5-0 out of 5 stars It Works!
This book has saved my life!Since moving to Austin, Texas (allergy capital of the world)from Chicago not only have my allergies and asthma gotten extremely bad, but I've also been diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, chronic sinus infections, panic disorder, agoraphobia and chronic fatigue.I have gone off of my antihistamines, Flonase, antidepressants, birth control pills and lowered my Flovent dosage by 75%!Tapering off that while I start Intal again.I can't tell you how this has saved my life!You do the program to the tee - you'll feel better in days.Within one week I felt like a million bucks!It's not easy, but to feel this good is really worth it!To top it off, I lost 8 pounds in two weeks (now 126)!Please get this book for people that are suffering.A lot of people are getting this for Christmas this year!

3-0 out of 5 stars Mixed reviews, may work for some
The book is based on changing your eating habits to improve asthma. It has alot of good information on allergies, food intolerance, and asthma, as well as allergy tests. It also talks about asthma medications and their side effects, and has a chapter on nutritional supplements. The author used to work for Atkins and is his philosophies are less extreme than Atkins but he does incorperate alot of meat into his program. His basic program is to identify food sensitivities, and avoid foods that you are sensitive to, as well as things that contribute to candidiasis and leaky gut. If you aren't ready to make big changes in your diet you may be wasting your money. The diet cuts out sugar and fruit for a limited time, and he advises you to leave the sugar out. One of the issues in this book is it is really based around identifying your food intolerances. He recommends tests which will run you $400 and up. These are not often covered by insurance. I did take the test and found out my intolerances. He also states you can do an elimination diet if you can't afford the tests but it sounds very confusing and hard to implement. While he recommends most meats, much research shows that antiinflammatory diets work best with asthma, as well as vegan diets, which would contridict this method. I'm not a vegetarian but I have tried to keep my meat consumption down based on my own research and I have tried to stay on an antiinflammatory diet that is more plant based. Also, his recommendation for fish oil, while great, is contridicted in alot of lietrature as it can make symptoms worse for some asthmatics. So do your own research on fish oil and see if it gives you any problems if you do implement this part of his program.
I think his book is good in the sense that it focuses on positive diet changes and would be beneficial to someone who is eating alot of junk food and it may well help their asthma. It also is a decent reference book for allergy tests, medications, and supplements. If someone is on a healthy diet and takes good care of their health and is savy to nutrition it may not be a big help. Also not recommended for vegetarians, except that the tests may uncover food allergies if you are willing to pay for them. To some it may be worth a try, it does have some good information.

5-0 out of 5 stars Good, good
I previously purchased this book, used it successfully, and then lent it(much marked up) to someone (don't remember who)and now I need it again. I didn't follow the program 100%, but it did work. I was on allergy shots, and had asthma symptoms at certain times of the year depending on what was blooming. This book worked for me, and I have tried a lot of them. ... Read more

8. The Asthma Educators Handbook
by Christopher Fanta, Elisabeth Stieb, Elaine Carter, Kenan Haver
Paperback: 432 Pages (2007-07-02)
list price: US$57.95 -- used & new: US$52.65
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Asin: 0071447377
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Learn asthma care essentials -- from top experts at the Partners Asthma Center

"This book teaches physicians and other healthcare professionals how to recognize and treat asthma exacerbations and was inspired by patients and their experiences with this disease. It is designed for informed educators who know a fair amount about asthma while focusing on patient needs. It is an excellent resource for asthma educators. 3 Stars."--Doody's Review Service

Internists, family physicians, physician's assistants, respiratory therapists, and pharmacists will find this unparalleled, authoritative guide has everything needed to understand and treat asthma in children and adults.

Ideal for preparing for certification as an asthma educator (AE-C), The Asthma Educator's Handbook includes important information such as:

  • How to develop an asthma action plan based on the principles of assessing and treating asthma attacks
  • Diagnosis and staging ambulatory asthma treatment
  • Inhalers and inhalation aids
  • Managing asthmatic attacks
  • Chapter-ending Q&As that simulate the types of questions likely to appear on the National Asthma Educators Certification Board Exam
  • Case discussions that test your knowledge by asking you to assume the role of an asthma educator ... Read more

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    3-0 out of 5 stars Thank you
    As much as I have read, the book is very well written and very informative. I plan on using the book to study (and pass!) the AE-C test. Thank you for writing this book!

    3-0 out of 5 stars No affiliation with NAECB
    The authors have no affiliation with the NAECB, nor any inside knowledge of the test questions for the certification examination.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Helpful and clearly written
    The Asthma Educator's handbook is clearly written and a helpful reference to prepare for the NAECB exam. The one drawback is that the book was published before the release of the 2007 NAEPP EPR-3 guidelines and the chapter discussion of the guidelines is now outdated.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Asthma Educators Handbook
    The handbook came quickly and was in excellant condition. I would buy from here again no questions asked.
    Thank you ... Read more

  • 9. The Lion Who Had Asthma (Albert Whitman Concept Paperbacks)
    by Jonathan London
    Paperback: 32 Pages (1992-01-01)
    list price: US$6.99 -- used & new: US$2.98
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    Asin: 0807545600
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Sean's nebulizer mask and his imagination aid in his recovery following an asthma attack. Includes information on childhood asthma and how to control its symptoms. ... Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful book for kids
    I truly enjoyed the storyline to this book. Young children are helped to understand asthma while using their imagination.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Really helped my 2.5 year old deal with his asthma
    My son is 2.5 and recently diagnosed with reactive airway disease.He really enjoys this book, and it has helped us talk to him about his breathing. Sometimes we ask him if he feels like the lion or if the lion is scared.It also seems to help when he doesn't want to use his nebulizer.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Book!
    My son developed asthma at 7 months of age after being hospitalized with RSV. He is now only 1 years old, but does enjoy this book as much as a 1 year old can.The reason I bought it was for my 3 year old who had many questions about why his little brother had to have breathing treatments, wasn't feeling well, etc.This book was perfect.Not too medical in it's terms, adorable illustrations, lovely story line about using fantasy to make treatments better.I can't wait until my 1 year old is old enough to really enjoy and understand it.I highly recommend it for parents of asthmatics, or any one with young children who are around other children with asthma.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The Lion who had Asthma
    This is a great book to help kids with Asthma realize that breathing treatments with a nebulizer are not always fun -- but they can turn it into fun just like the boy in the book.My daughter had a different view of the required breathing treatments after reading this book.We were lucky enough to come across it at our local library but Santa might just have to bring it for Christmas this year!

    4-0 out of 5 stars Very Cute
    This is a cute story. My son was recently diagnosed with asthma. While he doesn't have to be on an inhaler nebulizer at this time, he does hate what asthma does to him. He has to stop running and wait until his medicine starts to work. We are able to read this book and talk a little about asthma (He's 2) and about what it means for him. This book is a great one for reassuring little kids that they are ok, that others have this, and that soon they can play again.

    The only reason I rated this a four instead of a five is that I think the text is a little stilted at times. ... Read more

    10. The Inflammation Syndrome: The Complete Nutritional Program to Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease, Arthritis, Diabetes, Allergies, and Asthma
    by Jack Challem
    Hardcover: 272 Pages (2003-02-14)
    list price: US$32.50 -- used & new: US$21.50
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    Asin: 0471202711
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Early Acclaim for The Inflammation Syndrome

    "Challem’s new book hits a home run–with the latest research on what to eat and take to defeat our real number-one cause of health problems–inflammation. It’s a message of the utmost importance."
    –Jean Carper, New York Times bestselling author of Stop Aging Now! and Your Miracle Brain, and columnist, USA Weekend magazine

    "Treating and preventing inflammation has become a major priority and a breakthrough in today’s medicine. Many of our most debilitating diseases can be traced to an inflammatory cause. The program Jack Challem outlines in The Inflammation Syndrome is a great first step in ridding your body of this deadly problem."
    –Fred Pescatore, M.D., author of Thin For Good, The Allergy and Asthma Cure, and Feed Your Kids Well

    "The Inflammation Syndrome compellingly shows how the typical Western diet promotes inflammation and disease. In a scientifically accurate and easy-to-understand manner, Jack Challem lays out the basic nutrition plan for good health and weight loss–a plan that mimics many features of the ancestral and native human diet."
    –Loren Cordain, Ph.D., author of The Paleo Diet

    "Jack Challem has hit the bull’s-eye when it comes to identifying the root cause of chronic inflammation–our pro-inflammatory Western diet. Following Challem’s recommendations will not only relieve inflammation, it will lay the groundwork for optimal health."
    –Jo Robinson, coauthor of The Omega Diet and principal investigator of eatwild.com

    "In this book, Jack Challem focuses on inflammation, the most important underlying factor in health and disease. Anti-inflammatory strategies can slow the chronic and degenerative diseases of aging–even aging itself.Jack Challem shows us how the antioxidant vitamins E and C, modifying lifestyle factors, food and nutritional supplements, and nutraceuticals can be useful in reducing the risks of inflammatory disorders."
    –Lester Packer, Ph.D., the world’s foremost antioxidant research scientist and lead author of The Antioxidant Miracle ... Read more

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    3-0 out of 5 stars inflammation info
    This is not the most organized presentation of inflammation although it has extensive information on the topic.
    I would have liked to have seen more whole foods recommendations in a book titled "The Complete Nutritional Program..."
    I'm more than a little frustrated with suggestions to take supplements rather than good quality food.
    Overall, I was disappointed and would not recommend this book.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Life Saver!
    This book has been an absolute life saver for me.At the time I found this book, I was suffering from severe arthritis in my knees, hips, tailbone, and neck. I was hurting so bad, I was seriously worried I would no longer be able to work. I had been on just about every single arthritis medication there is from pills, to injections, to infusions. Nothing helped.

    I bought this book in desperation and immediately began to change my diet. It was the only thing I had not tried and that doctors had not even suggested. I eliminated processed foods, red meat, eggs, nightshades, most dairy, and all oils with the exception of olive oil, coconut oil, and real butter. I also eliminated white flour, breads, and pastas. My diet consists primarily of fresh fruit, fresh veggies, chicken, fish, turkey, nuts, brown rice, and only healthy oils. I noticed a difference in only a couple of days, and it took precisely 5 days to be completely pain free for the first time in 22 years! I absolutely cannot believe the difference. I am also a type II diabetic and my blood sugar has improved tremendously. I've lost 6 bls so far without even trying, and my chronic stomach problems have disappeared. I'm feeling so much healthier!

    This way of eating has done for me what over $100,000 in meds was unable to do. I can't believe I suffered for so many years. It wasn't easy to eliminate those things at first, but I will do absolutely anything to keep the pain from returning. After being on the diet for 10 days now, I'm certain I can keep with it.I highly recommend this book to anyone who has chronic inflammatory issues that have not been relieved by traditional medicine. It worked for me, and I'm soooo greatful!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Challem is a great writer
    I love Jack Challem. His advice is clear, easy to follow, and can change your life. I have been reading his books to help me change my life and aid my quest to improve my health which I attest on [...].

    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellant book
    One of the best health books I have read. I recomend it for everyone with auto imune problems, diabites, Heart disease, Asthma, Arthritis. In fact its good for any one getting older.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Also the inflammation cure
    I feel the same as everyone else, this book is full of excellent information and is backed by tons of research.

    Perhaps not the easiest read, but if you are health-minded and want to learn the cause and cure for inflammation and related diseases, this book is excellent.

    For those looking to treat arthritis and muscle and joint issues, I would like to recommend "The Permanent Pain Cure" By Ming Chew as an excellent companion book.

    I used both books and tons of additional research to recover from shoulder surgery well ahead of time and also relieve a two year old knee injury. Additionally, I feel tons better, have resisted the flu while everyone else in my family was sick, relieved some allergy symptoms, and am a believer for life.

    I highly recommend this book. ... Read more

    11. Asthma for Dummies
    by William E. Berger MDMBA
    Paperback: 384 Pages (2004-04-09)
    list price: US$19.99 -- used & new: US$0.01
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    Asin: 0764542338
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    The latest on how to understand, treat, and manage asthma

    This straightforward guide helps the over 17 million adults with asthma as well as parents with asthmatic children to get a handle on the disease–and manage it effectively. Covering everything from symptoms and diagnosis to treatment options and prevention strategies, Dr. William Berger shows asthma sufferers how to understand the relationship between allergies and asthma, pinpoint asthma triggers, and evaluate asthma medications. Readers will discover how to handle the special issues associated with childhood asthma, take advantage of the latest therapies and management strategies, and much more.

    William E. Berger, MD (Mission Viejo, CA), a leading asthma expert, is board-certified in pediatrics as well as allergy and immunology and has more than two decades of experience in treating asthma patients. ... Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars This book and a good HEPA machine - breathe easy!
    A great book, almost as good as the Allergies and Asthma for Dummies book.Required reading for the Respircare Analytical training course.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Conventional management- we have heard it all before
    Asthmatics are now better informed and can research the effects of medication, allergies etc very easily. This book has nothing to offer to HELP people with asthma. It adopts a very narrow approach specifically using medication.

    One point that the book fails to discuss properly is the Buteyko method for asthma. The Buteyko methid without doubt the best help for asthmatics. It works by correcting breathing and reducing hyperventilation. I am always dissapointed as a once chronic asthmatic to read asthma books offering the same stuff. The only thing that ever helped me was the Buteyko method. Unless your asthma book has the details of this- it is letting asthmatics down.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A great first asthma book
    I was skeptical of the name.However, I leafed through it (and many other asthma books) in a brick and mortar store before I bought this book.And I am so grateful!It's easy to read, but doesn't shy away from the technical and biological concepts you should know.It has nice diagrams for those of us who need the visuals to understand somewhat complicated biology.

    I feel so much more informed about my disease after having read this book.I feel like I can talk with my doctors and know what questions to ask them, and understand their responses!I can honestly say that after reading this book, I was able to advocate for my own health enough that I feel I can breathe properly and happily now.

    There are medications and small lifestyle changes out there that can improve an asthmatic's quality of life immensely.But it is important first to understand the disease itself and then what each medication or technique may do to help.This book is a good start, and I highly recommend taking the step to improve your well-being.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Practical, genuine, and doable
    Asthma is serious; 15 people die of asthma each day yet many people don't take their symptoms seriously. Asthma for Dummies is both serious and yet conversational. It's practical, genuine and doable. It's got something of value for anyone interested in predicting, preventing, and responding to symptoms proactively.

    Nancy Sander
    Allergy & Asthma Network
    Mothers of Asthmatics

    5-0 out of 5 stars A Dust Mite's Favorite Read
    This book was extremely helpful in answering my questions about a recurrence of asthma after being free of symptoms for many, many years. I learned that you never really outgrow asthma and a recurrence is not unusual. I thought the book focused too much on allergies and did not explain how humidity might effect asthma. My symptoms get worse on chilly nights after a day of rain so weather seems to be my asthma trigger. Also the book does not contain any information on asthma support groups and neglects to cover controversial theories about asthma. However, it does describe all the medications you might be prescribed and their possible side effects. ... Read more

    12. The Asthma and Allergy Action Plan for Kids: A Complete Program to Help Your Child Live a Full and Active Life
    by Allen Dozor, Kate Kelly
    Paperback: 416 Pages (2004-03-23)
    list price: US$26.95 -- used & new: US$0.98
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    Asin: 0743235770
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Statistics show that up to 40 percent of children in the United States suffer from allergies and at least 10 percent suffer from asthma. That translates into almost five million American children affected by both allergies and asthma. And as Dr. Allen J. Dozor, head of one of the largest pediatric pulmonary practices in the United States, has seen among his patients, some of the most upsetting effects of allergies and asthma are the psychological wounds inflicted on a child's self-image. There is the constant protectiveness from caregivers, confusing limits and rules, headaches, obesity, shortness of breath, and sleep deprivation. In some cases these side effects, such as stress and obesity, cycle back to make the original condition worse.

    Dr. Dozor's plan, developed over the last twenty years, is designed to empower both parents and children. His warmhearted but reality-based approach includes

  • How to give the right amount of medication for best effects and no side effects
  • Empowering your children to manage their own condition so that they can feel safe and secure
  • Prevention and management in school
  • Handling emergencies

    And much more! ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars msnchz
    I bought this book cause I have a daughter with very bad allergies, they are more like seasonal allergies, this book is very informative havent finished it yet but does help me understand and give me tips to help her deal with this.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Amazing Resource for Parents
    Simpily put this book is amazing. Great practical advice for parents looking for guidence. After reading this book I have a good understanding of what questions to ask, which doctors to see and the things I can do to help control my childs allergies.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Best Book on Asthma and Allergies!
    I don't usually buy books about health inssues, but we've been struggling with my daughter.She has allergies and asthma and I am so afraid of the medicines and my doctors never seem to have enough time for me.This book has been a godsend!Dr. Dozor really seems to know what he is talking about.I wish he was near me. If you have children with allergies or asthma, you have to buy this book.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Fabulous book on asthma and allergies in kids
    If your child suffers from asthma or allergies, you have to get this book!Practical, concise, funny, I learned something in every chapter.At last a book I can use, easy to read, full of warm and friendly advice.I loved this book. ... Read more

  • 13. Taking Asthma to School (Special Kids in Schools), Second Edition (Special Kids in Schools Series)
    by Barbara Mitchell
    Paperback: 28 Pages (1998-03)
    list price: US$11.95 -- used & new: US$9.56
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    Asin: 1891383019
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    This color illustrated children's book helps provide an emotionally safe school environment; thus allowing classmates to view children with asthma as normal kids who just happen to have asthma, at no fault of their own.This book will help children and parents discuss asthma with schoolmates and classroom teachers.Includes "Ten Tips for Teachers" and "Kids Quiz". ... Read more

    14. Allergy and Asthma: Practical Diagnosis and Management (LANGE Clinical Medicine)
    by Massoud Mahmoudi
    Paperback: 400 Pages (2007-09-18)
    list price: US$51.95 -- used & new: US$41.00
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    Asin: 0071471731
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Clear, authoritative guidance for your day-to-day allergy and asthma practice

    Allergy and Asthma: Practical Diagnosis and Management is a concise guide that puts the most salient insights in allergy medicine right at your fingertips. Written by a leading allergy clinician, along with more than 40 nationally recognized expert contributors, this resource is perfect for front-line general practitioners, especially primary care physicians and allied health care providers. Inside, you'll find the most clinically relevant information on the pathophysiology, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of all major allergic disorders.


    • Need-to-know coverage that spans the entire scope of adult allergy and asthma--geared for real world medical practice
    • A timely look at occupational allergies and allergies linked to unhealthy environments
    • Organization by specific organ, which guides you to diagnostic and therapeutic solutions quickly and easily
    • Essential chapters on the principles of diagnosis and on medications used in the management of simple and complex allergy
    • Coverage of new complementary and alternative medicine techniques
    • Over 100 outstanding illustrations
    • Key concepts, management protocols, and recent references that deliver a highly accessible overview of today's allergy practice
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Allery practical resource
    Thank you to Dr. Massoud;
    It is the unique features of the book include exposition with the perspective of evidence-based medicine. Exposition is grounded with clinical examples, and questions and discussions follow chapters to encourage thinking about problematic situations and areas of controversy. It also incorporates a wealth of information from the allergy practical to diagnosis assement to managment Clinical Research network. Again, Thank you for your enlightened explanation If you have any that you would like to share, it would be appreciated. The formats I am looking for are online, pdf, and doc.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great and usefull handbook
    handly, short and up to date reviews of all topics from primary immunodeficiency diseases to occupational asthma. ... Read more

    15. Live Free from Asthma and Allergies: Use the BioSET System to Detoxify and Desensitize Your Body
    by Ellen W. Cutler
    Paperback: 290 Pages (2007-04-01)
    list price: US$19.95 -- used & new: US$1.97
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    Asin: 1587613018
    Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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    Offering a holistic program that can permanently cure food and environmental sensitivities, this revolutionary guide is a breath of fresh air for sufferers of asthma and allergies. Dr. Ellen W. Cutler introduces a self-treatment system known as Bioenergetic Sensitivity and Enzyme Therapy (BioSET), comprised of enzyme therapy, detoxification, and use of a specially developed acupressure technique. LIVE FREE FROM ASTHMA AND ALLERGIES will help people say good-bye to pharmaceuticals, tissues, and inhalers. ... Read more

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    1-0 out of 5 stars RUN - do NOT walk- away from BIOSET
    I am posting this in the hopes that it saves someone from dealing with what I now have to deal with: I did a series of treatments of Bioset with a doctor trained by "Ellen Cutler", the creator of Bioset, and I am SOOO much worse now than I was before I was treated. I did almost all the treatments, spent a ton of money, and though some things seemed to work at first, about three hours after the last treatment (for which my "bioset technician doctor" treated me for WAAAAAY to many items at once, I got very, very ill with a high fever. Ever since then I have been chemically sensitive - cannot tolerate any scents - and I mean ANY. I also saw "Ellen Cutler" for a treatment or two and had no results. Now, I have to walk around with a shawl so I can cover my nose on elevators, in the movies, etc. because it is a very scented world we live in. We even had to make sure no one wore cologne or perfume to my wedding by printing it on the invitations it was so bad. This may sound a little over the top, and you know - I wish it was. The truth is, it is so much worse than I could ever express here. I did not have any of these sensitivities until I did those treatments, now I am plagued with them. Whatever "Bioset" does the creator and those she's trained do not understand what they are doing to the human body. Clearly they are doing something - but do yourself a favor, and stay as far away from these treatments as possible. There may be answers to your suffering, but I promise you - this is NOT one of them.

    1-0 out of 5 stars I did not read this book, so take it for what it is...
    I am really writing about my experience with NAET and Bioset. I read Dr. Cutler's book for practitioners as I was going through the "treatments". I have a great deal of respect for her and others who are trying to help sufferers and this protocol does seem to work for a few people, but it does seem to be a few.

    I have chemical sensitivities and I tried both NAET and Bioset with NO success, only a big empty hole in my bank account. I was told I had to clear all these other things before getting to the perfume, when the treatment didn't work I was told I had to go back and clear some of the stuff that had already been cleared. In a nutshell, I spent a small fortune and am still allergic to all the stuff I was supposedly cleared for. This does work for some and we are not all the same, but my advice is to try EFT and TAT, both of which offer their basic protocols for FREE and work through it yourself.

    You may get info about BIOSET in this book but you can not do the protocol by yourself, so if you want to try it read about it on the net and save a nickel...you'll need it if you want to try it.

    I needed to write this because anyone with chemical sensitivities has been bilked out of loads of money, taken thousands in natural remedies and yeast cures, diets etc, In my own humble opinion...stay away from anyone or anything that wants your wallet before helping you! If you really want to do bioset and the practitioner is so sure of it, offer to make a contract to pay them $10,000 placed in an escrow account if they cure you and nothing if they don't...if they truly have those 80% plus success rates that would be a no brainer for them, see how many take the offer:) Everyone has a right to make a living, and recoup their expenses getting info out there, but those who carefully guard their "secrets" and want to sell you an e-book or seminar or something without offering you ANY substantial help or demonstration of efficacy, I would avoid. We can all be quite desperate at times with this thing. Like many of us I have done lots of things, lots and lots of things. Keep your wallet in your purse, until you know something works. I truly believe that anyone who has suffered with this or understands its impact on someone's life would not withhold the cure for ANY reason. I personally would actually be willing to spend my own money to get it out there, but that's me.

    Gary Craig and Tapas Flemming I think still make plenty of money on their dvd's and seminars and certifications while giving people their system for free. I have purchased DVDs from both Tapas and Gary after receiving much needed free help. I admire and thank them and they have set the standards for what I look for in a healing system and the integrity of it's creators/promoters.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Great Book, But Looking for More Info
    This book was a god send.I tried the self techniques she writes about.They actually worked on my husband.However, I'm trying to follow the enzymatic therapy she discusses and it left me wanting/looking for more information.She doesn't really really give exact dosages on some items and there are so many enzymes, I'm not sure which ones to take.This left me wanting to read her other book:Micro Miracle.Also, when I go to the website for more information on digestive enzymes, some of the enzymes said I had to be a practitioner to purchase, which was disappointing.Another note:The author states that this technique is inexpensive....WELL.....I called a provider and she wanted $350 for first evaluation visit and $75 for all subsequent visits.That sounds pretty expensive to me. You could end up having many different allergies so the price tag could potentially be a hefty one.
    Overall:I'm glad I read the book.... but need more info!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Live Free from Asthma and Allergies: Use the BioSET System to Detoxify and Desensitize Your Body
    A great find for asthma/allergy sufferers who wish to learn more about what they can do to change the way they live to suffer less.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Sherri/Healthy Now for 18 Months
    This is an awesome book that really explains a new-age system.I used to have bad allergies and sensitivities and be sick all the time.Now I feel great and have no congestion, headaches, stomachaches, or joint problems. I can even go for a walk in the weeds and enjoy the fresh air (it used to make me sick).Anyone with questions about the Bioset system needs to read this book and then just try it.Definitely use the enzymes! ... Read more

    16. The Harvard Medical School Guide To Taking Control Of Asthma
    by Christopher H. Fanta, Lynda M. Cristiano, Kenan Haver
    Paperback: 352 Pages (2003-10-14)
    list price: US$15.00 -- used & new: US$30.00
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    Asin: 0743224787
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Take control of your asthma now wih this easy-to-follow personalized approach

    Shortness of breath. Tightness in the chest. Wheezing and coughing. These distressing symptoms are a daily fact of life for many of the fifteen million Americans who suffer from asthma, including nearly six million children -- and asthma is on the rise. But even those with severe asthma can lead full, active lives with the help of the experts at Harvard Medical School and Partners Asthma Center. Here is a commonsense guide that includes:

  • Cutting-edge therapies such as anti-IgE therapy and leukotriene-blocking drugs -- as well as complementary and alternative medicine treatments
  • Practice sessions that help you create a personalized program to prepare for acute asthma attacks

    Plus, special sections addressing issues faced by:

  • Women -- how pregnancy and hormone replacement therapy may affect your asthma
  • The elderly -- how to distinguish asthma from other respiratory conditions such as emphysema ... Read more

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    2-0 out of 5 stars Basic Information
    I had asthma as a child, and now my daughter has it.This book is a reasonable introductory text, but you can find the same information on the internet.It provides an overview of asthma, covers medications, and medication delivery.Sentences like "We want to emphasize that even for the most severe asthma, highly effective, safe, and convenient medications are available" (picked at random) are strewn throughout the book, and give some idea of the authors' bias.Unfortunately, my daughter has experienced significant side-effects from her asthma medications.This book did not address this issue.The lists of medication side-effects are about what you'd find on the box.It does not discuss the pros/cons of various dosages, interaction of medications, or alternatives.If you or your child has just gotten asthma, and you are looking for an introductory reference book, this is probably a reasonable choice.Again, most of this information is easily found on the internet.If you are looking for more detailed information, I found this book lacking.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Helpful General Information
    My mother is newly diagnosed with asthma, at age 68. Getting this diagnosis been a confusing process that hasn't been very well explained by her doctor. This book is full of good, medically based general information. I would recommend it for someone who needs an introduction to the subject that is fairly detailed but easy to understand.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Very informative and helpful
    The book has special sections, e.g. Women, Children, Adult-onset, older folks, etc.I contracted adult-onset asthma and being a diver, the disease cramped my lifestyle.This comprehensive book helped me understand the causes of the disease, treatment, advances in medicine, asthma action plan, etc.It helped me to have an intelligent and informed discussion with my pulmonologist.

    5-0 out of 5 stars good for me (mild adult asthma)
    I have suffered asthma for close to 2 years now, before I've
    had allergy for a long time. The book explains very clearly what
    asthma is and gives practical information on medication, answers
    lots of questions that I didn't even know about. It also has
    specific section for women regarding what medicine should be
    used during pregnancy.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Very Informative
    As a parent of a child just diagnosed with asthma, I was looking for a good reference for understanding what asthma is and how it is treated and managed. When I ordered this book, I was expecting a dry textbook type book long on theory and short on application. What I got was a clear well written and layed out book. It is easy to read and understand. It has up to date information on the current drugs and offers practical advice on how to manage asthma for the long haul. It has instuctions and advice on how to properly use the various medicines. It give me the knowledge to comfortably discuss asthma with my doctor and laid the foundation for establishing a long term treatment plan. Overall this is an excellent book on asthma. ... Read more

  • 17. The Washington Manual® Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology Subspecialty Consult (The Washington Manual® Subspecialty Consult Series)
    by Washington University School of Medicine Department of Medicine
    Paperback: 208 Pages (2003-09-10)
    list price: US$39.95 -- used & new: US$17.98
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    Asin: 0781743745
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    (Department of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine)Washington Univ. School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO. Pocket-sized manual is prepared by residents for residents and covers current concepts and practice guidelines. Bulleted-outline format. Softcover. DNLM: Hypersensitivity--diagnosis--Outlines. ... Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars very good help for allergy
    if you need to understand and manage allergic diseases quickly and clearly , buy this book . very useful and practical ... Read more

    18. Asthma-Free Naturally: Everything You Need to Know About Taking Control of Your Asthma--Featuring the Buteyko Breathing Method Suitable for Adults and Children
    by Patrick G. McKeown
    Paperback: 320 Pages (2005-08-01)
    list price: US$20.65 -- used & new: US$74.08
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    Asin: 0007210361
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    This is a highly effective programme for adults and children which incorporates the revolutionary Buteyko breathing method.Patrick McKeown is a former chronic asthmatic who went on to become one of the very few accredited Buteyko practitioners in Britain. The Buteyko breathing method is the single most effective self-help treatment for asthma and can be used by adults and children. With the programme, asthma sufferers can: / stop persistent attacks and coughing / reduce their dependency on medication / unblock nose naturally with a simple exercise / prevent attacks during sports / explain breathing exercises to a child / learn about diet, sleeping and other lifestyle factors ... Read more

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    1-0 out of 5 stars Horrible. One of the worst books I have ever read.
    I suffer from bad asthma and when I purchased this book I was suffering from an extreme and life-threatening level of it. I have to say, this book did NOTHING to help me.

    I found the writing and the science dreadful. It's a well known fact that people outgrow asthma all the time, the author is blatantly wrong when he states that most asthma people need their medication for their lifetimes. Asthma is not like heart disease, it comes and goes like the wind. You can read the whole book in a very small amount of time, all full of anecdotes and baseless claims.

    I have a huge interest in and very high regard for natural remedies. Natural means being outside. Natural means getting lots of exercise. Natural means eating foods we get from the wild. Natural possibly means breathing through your nose and not your mouth (for me it doesn't work, I believe the way I have grown has been physically unnatural and it's too late to change now, I don't know if it's makes much difference but at least the nose-breathing is a theory). I have my asthma well under control by making my environment as natural as possible because that is how humans were evolved to live.

    But this book claiming it's natural is like homeopathy claiming it's natural, it gives natural a bad name. The "Buteyko method" is anything but "natural". It is making your body do something it doesn't want to do. If you want to find out about the Buteyko method I would suggest reading up about it online and practicising it for yourself, not reading books and going to costly sessions about it.

    I'm sorry but for me attempting to breathe LESS or take more shallow breaths has DISASTEROUS effects. Maybe for someone else it might work better, but I could hardly attempt to breathe less at the stage I was at since I was fighting for my life to breathe in more with every single breath. It would be like trying to breathe less as you were being smothered to death.

    I would agree that the way some people were "taught" to breathe is all wrong. Maybe some of those people get some manner of relief from breathing in a more shallow way, or it could be all placebo effect, there's no real evidence to prove otherwise. But this book isn't talking about natural remedies and trying to get you to breathe in the natural way yourself, it's trying to "teach" you the "correct" way to breathe.

    Bottom line: If you don't subscribe to the ideas of the buteyko method and similar, you won't find this book useful.

    2-0 out of 5 stars But How Do You Do IT
    After reading about the Buteyko method on the web, I immediately started to breath only through my nose and also starting taking NAC as a supplement.I don't have very severe asthma but I had very bad reactions to all the medications.With just those 2 changes, I've seen a marked improvement.There's lots of information on the web - just not how to do the breathing exercises.After exhausting all the free available information, I ordered this book.Most of it was a rehash of what was available except for the pages on actually doing the exercises.The problem is they are extremely sketcky.My CP is only 8-12 seconds.When it says reduce to little breaths, it doesn't give you any guideance.Is it 2 seconds in or 3?The instructions for the CP are more detailed but do you breathe the same for the exercises?Since my CP is not improving, perhaps I'm doing it incorrectly.On the otherhand my asthma has definitely improved.

    5-0 out of 5 stars This works!
    I'm sorry to see that this is only available used.This technique works wonders.

    I started doing the breathing exercises 8 months ago.When I started, my CP was 20 seconds long and I was using a fast acting inhaler 3 - 6 times each day.Now, my CP averages around 65 seconds and I haven't used an inhaler for almost 4 months.

    If you know someone with asthma, share this book with that person. It takes a bit of effort (I spent 30 minutes each morning and afternoon), but the benefits are eventually well worth it.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Great book for asthma just not what I thought.
    I was suprised while reading this book I seemed a little lost.I went back to re-read a section and noticed that the practices are designed to work over a 12 month period.This was only mentioned once in a non-important fashion.To me that was important.I did not know this would take a year.

    Either way it is helpfull and I can see how it works, even though I have not had any major changes yet.Just doing the CP test proove to me it will work as soon as I can put the time into doing this.Not as simple as I hoped for.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Simple Solution for Asthma Sufferers
    I was skeptical about changing the way I manage my asthma and have for the past 25 years.Deep down I always lived with the fear that I would have to be dependent on asthma meds for the rest of my life.I enjoy an active lifestyle with asthma but always kept the rescue inhaler nearby when engaging in physical activity.After reading Patrick McKeown's book - my life has completely changed.Mr. McKeown's book outlines a simple yet VERY EFFECTIVE method to change your breathing habits and live more peacefully with asthma.I have experienced a tremendous increase in my quality of life by adopting these principles.The method outlined is simple, easy and the progress chart keeps up the enthusiasm.Although this method works VERY VERY Effectively - the widespread use is limited because it is non-pharmacological.I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND this book for anyone who may suffer from breathing related health challenges and especially for anyone who suffers from asthma! ... Read more

    19. The ABCs of Asthma: An Asthma Alphabet Book for Kids of All Ages
    by Kim Gosselin
    Paperback: 34 Pages (1998-10-05)
    list price: US$11.95 -- used & new: US$4.24
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    Asin: 1891383043
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    The perfect way to teach children about asthma, this entertaining and educational book emphasizes that by learning what asthma is, kids with asthma can live active and normal lives. The ABCs of Asthma matches each letter of the alphabet with corresponding words associated with asthma. It explains what asthma is, things that trigger asthma episodes and items used in treatment. ... Read more

    20. Life and Breath: The Breakthrough Guide to the Latest Strategies for Fighting Asthma and Other Respiratory Problems -- At Any Age
    by Neil Schachter
    Paperback: 336 Pages (2004-03-09)
    list price: US$19.00 -- used & new: US$10.42
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    Asin: 0767912896
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    The fourth leading cause of death in the United States, COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, affects an estimated 35 million Americans. Yet only half are aware that they are seriously ill. Life and Breath, by Dr. Neil Schachter, is the first book that alerts people to their risks for COPD and explains the steps they need to take to prevent the development of this debilitating and often fatal lung disease.

    Life and Breath begins witha quick quiz to rate your risk for COPD. It explains the steps of a complete pulmonary work-up and teaches you about the painless, inexpensive six-second test that can save your life.

    We all know that diet, exercise, and environmental changes can reduce the risk of heart disease and some types of cancer. Now, for the first time, Life and Breath provides the medical and lifestyle steps that can prevent, treat, and sometimes reverse the signs and symptoms of chronic lung disease. Dr. Schachter discusses the role of antioxidants in treating asthma and chronic bronchitis, explains why indoor exercise is better if you have irritable airways, and provides a supportive, simple, and successful plan to quit smoking.

    Life and Breath takes you on a tour of your own home, pointing out sources of irritants and allergens that can cause pulmonary problems. Dr. Schachter explains how to improve indoor air quality to protect your lungs at any age, on the job, in your home, and on the road.

    If you are one of the 15 million Americans with asthma, or one of the 94 million current or former smokers in this country, Life and Breath is the one book you need to stay alive and well.

    From the Hardcover edition. ... Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent resource, a bit outdated
    Schachter's book is generally excellent, and I gave it only four stars because it is a bit outdated in the chapters regarding meds and their development; O2 and the various delivery systems available and the travel requirements for those using supplementary O2.The book was published in 2003 and there have been many changes in those three areas since that time.In all other respects, it is one of the best I've read.The chapters explaining the physical changes that occur with asthma, emphysema and chronic bronchitis and the ways those physical changes affect breathing are both detailed and relatively easy for the layman to understand.His explanations of the various medications that are used, what they are designed to do and how they are supposed to work are detailed and complete.I was particularly pleased with his acknowledgement that while medications can improve some aspects of breathing for COPD patients, lifestyle changes are the keys to a better quality of life: no smoking, daily aerobic and strengthening exercise and attention to diet and nutrition.He encourages routine spirometry testing for smokers as part of regular physical checkups in the hopes of helping doctors diagnose and begin treating COPD early when there is a much better chance of a good quality of life as the patient has time to make the lifestyle changes necessary.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Resource
    This book is a very good resource for people who live with respiratory issues. It is a great tool to help people become more knowledgeable about their condition and to learn to manage your life!
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    5-0 out of 5 stars life and breathGREAT INFORMATION IN THIS BOOK!!!
    This is a lot of information that is easy to understand and use!! Dr doesn't make it seem like such a downer. (I bought COPD for Dummies at the same time and HATE IT, it is a downer)Usefull information on how to change your enviroment to help breath better, which we all could use a little of!!! just so much information. My husband and I are very happy with this book

    5-0 out of 5 stars Easy to understand information
    This book was very informative, easy to understand, and covered the subject thoroughly.I really didn't have much idea what COPD was until I read this book.I recommend it highly if you have breathing problems.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Useful book
    A book of this sort is good insofar as it is technically accurate, and also if it zeroes in on your especial situation.As a non-scientist I am unble to judge the former, and my situation is that I was recently diagnosed with early emphysema.But I quit smoking 13 years ago, so all the pages devoted to quitting smoking were irrelevant to me.I have, however, spent a lifetime with heavy smokers, starting before my birth -- not that I can do anything about that now.Thanks, Mom and Dad, colleagues, friends, and current and former husbands!

    There is a lot in this book about COPD, its causes, its course, varieties of treatment, & strateies for living with it. It is easy to understand and has a glosary, bibliography for further research, and good index.

    Fortunately my condition has been arrested with the use of Spireva [mentioned in the book],but I will keep my copy just in case. ... Read more

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