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Food Allergies for Dummies

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Are you constantly worrying about what you or your loved ones eat? Is every dining experience an episode of anxiety for you? Being allergic to different types of food not only ruins the experience of eating, it can lead to dangerous, sometimes lethal, consequences. With "Food Allergies for Dummies," you can feel safer about what you eat. This concise guide shows you how to ...more
Paperback, 358 pages
Published April 1st 2007 by For Dummies (first published 2007)
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Lauren
Jan 13, 2013 Lauren rated it liked it
Recommends it for: parents of kids with food allergies; anyone who suddenly gets a severe allergy
I went into the book with certain goals: (1) learn alternative names for products, (2) learn what I have to do to keep kissing safe for my boyfriend, (3) learn if and how I could cook dinner for him in my kitchen, where my roommates would never give up his allergens.

This book is really aimed for parents of children with food allergies. It does have some helpful information for adults (e.g. the semi-good description of learning how to eat out - really hard) but it is not very easy to navigate if
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Anne Zavell
Oct 24, 2015 Anne Zavell rated it really liked it
This concise guide shows you how to identify and avoid food that triggers reactions. This guide covers how to care for a child with food allergies, such as getting involved with his/her school's allergy policies, packing safe lunches, and empowering him/her to take responsibility for his allergy. You will also discover: The signs and symptoms of food allergiesHow to determine the severity of your allergyWays to eat out and travel with allergiesHow to create your own avoidance dietWays to enjoy y ...more
Isabelle
Nov 25, 2008 Isabelle rated it it was amazing
This book was extremely helpful. I learned the details of food allergies from not only a doctor's perspective but from someone who has lived their whole life with a life threatening allergy. Dr. Wood explains things in a way that are easy to understand. He also writes about what is or isn't helpful as far as treating food allergies and practical tips on how to live with it. The book contains as well some great recipes. It had a section about preschool and school which was really helpful to me as ...more
Patricia
Jul 25, 2012 Patricia rated it liked it
This book is useful to the person beginning their quest for information on food allergies. I don't recommend the Nook version, as you can't read or print out cheat sheets and other valuable figures from the book. As an adult that just discovered she has food allergies I was dismayed by the huge amount of pages dedicated to children with food allergies, such as what to do at school, cafeteria, camps, etc. I'd say about 60% of the book was useful.
Alicia
Aug 10, 2008 Alicia rated it really liked it
Best food allergy book I've read so far. It makes it all less scary, seemingly manageable, and simultaneously motivating since the author has severe allergies himself. ....He has great anecdotes!
Lisa Geddes
Dec 15, 2011 Lisa Geddes rated it liked it
Great source of information for those whom have or know people with food allergies, some very useful recipes in the back!
Kate Krier
Mar 11, 2008 Kate Krier rated it it was amazing
FINALLY! An allergy book that is written in plain English! LOVED it.
Elizabeth
I am finding this a bit tedious but still full of information
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