I was offered the exciting privilege of reviewing a book about food allergies. Flourishing With Food Allergies, by A. Anderson, proved to be a great resource for information on living with food allergies. Living with food allergies, especially when it is your child, proves to carry a huge weight of worry and anxiety. The first part of this book provides snippets from other people’s experiences. It helped me to feel like I was not alone, or crazy for that matter.
What I like most about this book is that it is very thought provoking about the cause of food allergies. I know that there has been great effort in searching for a cure, but I have always felt that finding the cause is more important. If there is something that is causing such havoc on our biological system, it should be stopped! What about autism and ADHD? Could these be the results of the same culprit? Do you realize how many extra chemicals go into our food supply?
Many people take for granted that we live in a well protected society and that this protection includes our food supply. Maybe you have noticed all the press on things such as BPA in our plastic, hormones and antibiotics in our milk, and pesticides contaminating our produce, just to name a few. Ms. Anderson does a great job in her book shedding more light on some of these kinds of questions.