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Sanjeev Jain
Treating Food Allergies with Modern Medicine
Food allergy is the new epidemic of the 21st century, and the rise in incidence among kids is alarming. This information-packed book was written by a food allergy mom, a psychologist, and a physician expert in the field of food allergies. It is a comprehensive source of practical knowledge for parents, teachers, caregivers, and others who are concerned about food allergies and want to know how best to treat them. The chapters clarify which food allergy treatments are grounded in modern medicine and provide practical information on the treatment methods that are currently available. It is a balanced, sympathetic, highly informative, and non-judgmental guide to treatment options for individuals suffering from food allergies, written in a way that cuts through the jargon and uses language that everyone can understand.
This helpful and extensive guide compiles information from current studies, recent medical trials, and personal experience to provide a well-rounded and highly accessible account of current trends and treatments for what they term a new “epidemic.” Coming from a medical doctor, a clinical psychologist, and a parent of children with severe allergies, Treating Food Allergies with Modern Medicine walks readers through options for treating allergies. Offering up-to-date medical expertise and clear-eyed reports from real life, this practical resource offers clear options and advice for caregivers and anyone facing the challenges of food allergies.

The authors bring a personal touch to the material, threading medical knowledge with pragmatic accounts of family journeys through food allergen treatment planning. The majority of the book is written from the perspective of Elizabeth Muller, a parent of children with extensive food allergies, while her co-authors offer authoritative explanations and guidance, covering both the expected medical information and the emotional and behavioral impacts of living with food allergies. Explanations or types of treatment are quite specific, even about costs, though at times they can be demanding to read. A basic understanding of allergy treatment will be helpful for readers, as some insider language is not always clearly defined, although introductory advice about treatments to avoid and whether to choose a private practice for treatment are welcome, informative, and written in clear and inviting language.

Readers will find encouragement and solidarity within these pages. The authors make clear how complex and emotionally taxing it is to live with food allergies, and they acknowledge that research and treatment can be tedious and demanding. The authors are clear that this book is a companion to professional treatment rather than a substitute, and readers facing a choice of treatments will find themselves equipped with the competency to talk with their doctors about broader plans and the confidence to ask hard questions.

Takeaway: A practical, helpful resource offering straight-talk and facts about treating food allergies.

Great for fans of: Ruchi Gupta’s Food Without Fear, Scott H. Sichere’s Food Allergies.

Production grades
Cover: A-
Design and typography: A
Illustrations: A
Editing: B+
Marketing copy: A