Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Flourishing with Food Allergies

Author A. Anderson has published a new book titled Flourishing with Food Allergies: Social, Emotional and Practical Guidance for Families with Young Children. Anderson was inspired to write this book when she discovered that her own two sons had severe food allergies to dairy and egg. She, like many others, struggled with diet modifications, finding activities that were safe and dealing with the social ramifications of avoiding these common foods. The information is not simply based upon her experience—she incorporates fifteen interviews of mothers with food-allergic children—those with peanut, tree nut and other common allergens. Interviews of a father’s perspective and several doctors of different specialties are also included.

One goal of the book is to provide a measure of comfort and understanding for others dealing with adjusting their lives around their children’s food allergies. Flourishing provides guidance on emotional, social and practical levels based upon experienced parents and professionals. Suggestions for handling social interactions with relatives, friends, babysitters, preschools and schools are discussed. The tone of the book is positive and empowering supporting the empowerment of food-allergic children by instilling confidence in them and their parents.

Flourishing also includes research with over 160 end notes on facts, theories and findings throughout the world on the topic of food allergies, especially in young children. Common threads of thought about why food allergies are on the rise in our youngest members of society include the use of pesticides, antibiotics, hormones and genetically modified foods in our diets. Other discussions such as the possibility of food allergies contributing to asthma, autism, and ADHD are addressed.

Sample Recipie Dairy and Egg Free Chocolate Cake, and Cake Frosting

Added: The above description was provided by Authour A Anderson, as well as her sample dairy and milk free recipie.


Unknown said...

Thank for for reviewing this book. It sounds very good!

Anonymous said...

A great review! I've read several allergy books, Scott Schirer (sp?) was probably the most comprehensive but also clinical. It is great that a mom who understands wrote a book about how to live with a food allergy diagnosis in a positive way. Thanks so much for sharing!