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Is This Your Child

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These are the major symptoms of potentially unrecognized allergies. Does your child suffer from any of the following?

• Allergic Nose Rub • Eye Circles • Red Ears • Red Cheeks • Eye Wrinkles • Aggression • Lack of Alertness • Mottled Tongue •

In this breakthrough book, Dr. Doris Rapp offers a simple yet effective approach to handling "problem" children. Is
Paperback, 624 pages
Published September 15th 1992 by William Morrow Paperbacks (first published September 15th 1991)
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Feb 15, 2012 Kathryn rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: all parents, anyone interested in the impact food can have on our emotions
How can a book you've never read change your life?

My mom read this when I was a child in the '80s. At the age of three, I was having "behavioral problems", getting angry, crying for no apparent reason, just generally being a very unhappy and moody child. The various pediatricians she took me to said I was just "acting up", that she shouldn't give attention to my behavior, and some even suggested medication. I thank the heavens that I had a mom who didn't listen to the "experts"!!! She didn't be
Jan 05, 2009 Pink rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone with a child
Recommended to Pink by: a friend, Kim
I read this book for my older son, but after reading it realized my younger son had a behavioral allergy to milk. Unfortunately I am not willing to completely cut him off of dairy but I have noticed when he doesn't have it as much he has a ton less aggression. When he has two or three bowls of cereal with cows milk in the morning he'll react first by aggression - hitting, throwing, punching, crying, screaming. Without the milk he is much more rational and does not resort to aggression. This was ...more
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Jul 31, 2013 Leni Davis rated it it was amazing
This book went a long way towards helping me understand the connection between food allergies and behavior. It let me to the Feingold Association, which became a way of life for us, and kept my kids off of ADHD medications, despite a pediatrician telling us (when our child was 3) that he would never learn without meds. Very informative book.
Jan 26, 2009 Amanda rated it did not like it
I quit. This book is silly. I borrowed it because it was recommended by some wheat free cookbook I read. I have made myself read a chapter a night and while some of the symptoms of allergies are interesting the book is a sales pitch for her method of treatment. So, yes, this is my child. Now can we just move on with our lives?
Feb 15, 2012 Jennifer rated it really liked it
I'm still reading this book and it's so fascinating! I read about this book in What Your Explosive Child is Trying to Tell You by Douglas A. Riley Ed.D and had to check it out. We are trying an elimination diet right now because we have come to realize that everyone in our family has symptoms of food allergies.
May 07, 2010 Ellen rated it it was amazing
Seminal book on finding hidden food and environmental allergies. Written about kids mainly but applies to any age. Also outlines testing and treatment method called provocation/neutralization that we have used as vital treatment for our kids. Dr. Rapp is MD and is a brave, smart woman.
Mar 24, 2008 Rebecca rated it it was amazing
I learned a lot from this book. It is all about our children and their diets or food they eat and how it can affect a lot of children. It was a food allergy book and when we tried it with our son, we saw major changes within three days!!!
Nov 20, 2007 Carol rated it it was amazing
A wonderful book on how food and other allergies affect the child physically and behaviorally, yet straightforward with reminding us that these may not be the only possible cause and and various methods on how to find out if it is.
Jul 07, 2010 Page rated it it was amazing
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Great book! I learned so many things that I think can help my child. It really gave me a lot to think about and research.
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