If you’ve ever tried to understand food reactions, you would not be alone if you felt confused and overwhelmed. Not only is it a complex subject, but there is great controversy among experts on how to assess and treat food problems.
I’ve been revisiting Food Allergies and Food Intolerances: the Complete Guide to their Identification and Treatment (2000), and have a renewed appreciation for this book. Jonathan Brostoff, MD, has written what I believe is the most comprehensive yet reader-friendly text (470 pages) for laypersons. Dr. Brostoff is an international authority on the subject, and has also authored leading textbooks for the medical profession on food allergy.
Here are some of the benefits:
Food Allergies and Food Intolerances gives practical recommendations for assessing and dealing with food reactions. The text also offers an objective assessment of disagreements on this topic in the medical field. Brostoff explains the different types of food reactions, and highlights how chemical sensitivity and digestive dysfunctions can be intertwined with this issue. Food problems in children are included, and specific details are given on the very helpful elimination diet. We know from our Latitudes readers and visitors to our website that this is one of the biggest areas of interest.
This valuable book is available from Amazon. I recommend it to all of you who wish to gain a deeper understanding of this increasingly common problem—a problem that can affect physical health as well as emotional and mental functioning.