Most people would like to have a better idea of whether or not they and their family members are suffering from allergies. But most people also don't want to read through thick books on the subject that are filled with medical jargon that they don't understand.
Allergy A to Z is a good solution for those people. The book opens with several excellent essays that briefly summarize key perspectives on allergies:
What Is Allergy?
Why Do People Become Allergic?
Allergy Equals Addiction
What Symptoms Can Be the Result of Allergies?
Allergy Signs in Children
Those essays are then followed by a listing of allergens, in alphabetical order, which comprise the bulk of the book. I read all of those pages because it gave me many new perspectives on allergens to watch out for. Yes, I'm one of those people who has a lot of allergies. I thought the information was great, and I found several new chemicals to watch out for that I hadn't read about before.
I also heartily recommend appendix 4 which provides information for practitioners and students.
If you don't have a book to help you deal with allergies, this book would make a good choice for you.
on 18 August 2005
Allergy A-Z by Jane Thurnell-Read is a must have book for every home. It is packed with information on allergies in a both an easy to read and access format. Jane has been working successfully with and researching the causes and triggers of allergies and their resulting symptoms for over 20 years. This book shares her profound knowledge on this subject. Allergy A-Z will enable sufferers of allergies to either help themselves or find the right professional help.
Ann Parker, Head of Health Kinesiology UK
on 17 August 2005
After being such a pioneer in the allergy testing and Kinesiology field it is great to see Jane add to her growing collection of books a real treat on allergies.
Very few people really understand the breadth of possibilities of what can cause and allergic reaction and how to deal with it. Jane gives a fair review of a range of methods for allergy testing along with very useful definitions of allergy and low tolerance. She gives a highly comprehensive list of what can be causing a problem and where to find it.
She also goes on to suggest ways that you can find help and how to help yourself. A must for layperson, student and practitioner alike. This book is kept easy to hand in my Complementary health practice where all the practitioner are directed to it if they need information
on 2 September 2005
Jane Thurnell-Read confirms information about allergies in a way that the lay person can really relate to, and know that they are not alone in their suspicions about the nature of their allergies and possible allergens! They may not be what you think they are!
Well researched book with information about allergy testing, allergy cures and extensive lists of allergens!