By Donna T DeCosta MD
Written through a doctor and mum or dad of 2 critically food-allergic young ones and reviewed through board qualified allergists, slightly Can harm: The surprising fact approximately foodstuff bronchial asthma – Why we should always Care, What we will be able to Do underscores the twin message that meals bronchial asthma are life-threatening but in addition doable. effortless to learn, compelling and abundantly informative, this publication can be fundamental to folks, , physicians, college team of workers and an individual who is aware and cares for a food-allergic baby or adult.
A Little Bit Can damage recounts 16 own narratives of these dwelling with meals bronchial asthma and tenderly finds the cherished face of your food-allergic baby, scholar, sufferer, wife or buddy. those faces and voices of meals hypersensitivity:
- explain what nutrition hypersensitive reaction is like, why we must always care and what we will do approximately it;
- give readers particular and priceless rules to include into their day-by-day routines;
- enable readers to benefit from others’ studies; and
- provide a springboard for discussion.
In addition, you are going to achieve knowledge from in-depth interviews with seven execs whose jobs contain the day-by-day care of food-allergic members. study from a registered dietician, a childcare facility director and several other educators. additionally, listen from well-known names within the foodstuff hypersensitive reaction group together with Dr. Robert wooden, Director of Pediatric hypersensitivity and Immunology at Johns Hopkins Children’s heart; Maria Acebal, former CEO of The nutrition hypersensitive reaction and Anaphylaxis community and now a member of the Board of administrators at foodstuff allergic reaction learn and schooling; and Joel Schaefer, formerly supervisor of Product improvement and targeted Diets at Walt Disney® global inn and at the moment President of allergic reaction cooks, Inc.
Via the skilled voices of food-allergic members and the relatives and execs taking good care of them, just a little Can damage deals a complete, third-dimensional portrait of nutrients allergy.
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At seven months old, Talia is a happy girl with a wonderful temperament. She is very animated, particularly when playing with her big sister Reyna. Reyna, now three-and-a-half years old, eats a diet limited predominantly to chicken, rice, olive oil and Neocate®. She still drinks Neocate® to ensure she receives adequate calories and nutrition, and her parents use olive oil to add extra calories to her diet. Despite her extensive food allergies and dietary limitations, Reyna has healed beautifully since her heart surgery.
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A Little Bit Can Hurt: The Shocking Truth about Food Allergies -- Why We Should Care,What We Can Do by Donna T DeCosta MD