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Thursday, August 28, 2008

Food to Some, Poison to Others

With a husband an children who have celiac disease and a child who is lactose intolerant, Terry Traub has all the motivation of the author who writes a food book out of her experiences.

A press release on her, Beating the Back-to-School (Gluten-Free) Lunch Box Blues: Sanity-Saving Advice and Yummy Recipes for Moms of Kids with Food Allergies, has this to say:



Terry's first book, The Food Allergy Detection Program, was written in response to the trauma the family went through trying to detect what her boys were allergic to. Their predicament made her aware that other children and adults may have problems similar to her sons. Terry developed an elimination diet to isolate the allergens causing these problems. However, unlike other elimination diets, her method was in recipe form, not just a list of foods to avoid. Also, unlike the elimination diets of the time, she stayed away from any saturated fats during the diet as these can be difficult to digest.

Terry's new book, Food to Some, Poison to Others, is an expanded version of the first book. While primarily it is still an elimination diet, more has been added to the book. The book recognizes the problems with GERD (Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease) and IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), and changes the way the food is prepared to help with these diseases. The new book also has a chapter entitled "On the Road," which gives tips and advice on eating out.

The full title of the book is Food to Some, Poison to Others: The Food Allergy Detection Program.

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1 comment:

Rea said...

I have read this book and recommended it to my clients with food allergies, especially those allergic to wheat. It is easy to follow and the recipes are very tasty!
-Rosa Avina, CMT