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Download A Little Bit Can Hurt: The Shocking Truth about Food by Donna T DeCosta MD PDF

By Donna T DeCosta MD

ISBN-10: 0989329100

ISBN-13: 9780989329101

Written through a doctor and mother or father of 2 critically food-allergic kids and reviewed via board qualified allergists, slightly Can harm: The surprising fact approximately nutrition asthma – Why we should always Care, What we will be able to Do underscores the twin message that foodstuff asthma are life-threatening but additionally attainable. effortless to learn, compelling and abundantly informative, this booklet could be critical to folks, nuclear family, physicians, college group of workers and someone who is aware and cares for a food-allergic baby or adult.

A Little Bit Can harm recounts 16 own narratives of these residing with foodstuff asthma and tenderly finds the cherished face of your food-allergic baby, pupil, sufferer, wife or pal. those faces and voices of foodstuff hypersensitivity:

  • explain what foodstuff hypersensitive reaction is like, why we should always care and what we will be able to do approximately it;
  • give readers particular and precious principles to include into their day-by-day routines;
  • enable readers to profit from others’ reviews; and
  • provide a springboard for discussion.

In addition, you'll achieve knowledge from in-depth interviews with seven pros whose jobs contain the day-by-day care of food-allergic contributors. research from a registered dietician, a childcare facility director and a number of other educators. moreover, listen from well-liked names within the nutrition hypersensitivity neighborhood together with Dr. Robert wooden, Director of Pediatric hypersensitive reaction and Immunology at Johns Hopkins Children’s heart; Maria Acebal, former CEO of The nutrients allergic 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 specified Diets at Walt Disney® global lodge and presently President of hypersensitive reaction cooks, Inc.

Via the skilled voices of food-allergic contributors and the kinfolk and pros taking good care of them, slightly Can harm bargains a accomplished, third-dimensional portrait of foodstuff allergy.

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Although she felt uncomfortable, Cathy deferred to the teacher's expertise. Before she left, she reminded the director she would be in her car. The parents were invited to join the party during the last hour of class, and Cathy arrived promptly at the right time. As she entered the room, she was horrified to discover her "little girl, one whole side of her face swollen, eye swollen shut. " Cathy grabbed her daughter, took her into the hallway and looked her over. Ariel said, "Mama, I feel dizzy.

The allergist warned Stacie that Brynn's asthma may worsen the severity of an allergic reaction. Stacie worries about making Brynn too stressed about her allergies. Stacie wants her daughter to be cautious but not scared. " Fortunately, due to the diligence of her parents, teachers, family and friends, Brynn has only had minor contact reactions thus far. For example, she developed a welt on her cheek when Stacie kissed her after eating cereal with milk. As a result, Brynn's family has switched to soy milk in their home.

This motivated Cathy to consult an allergist and have her daughter formally tested. At one year of age, Ariel was diagnosed with dairy and peanut allergies. I didn't understand it was a milk allergy per se. And so then we became a lot more vigilant, and it was miraculous. " The simple act of grocery shopping became a daunting, time-consuming task which initially took hours while Cathy read each food label at the grocery store. She and her physician husband argued about the painstaking precautions Cathy was taking while grocery shopping.

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