Book Recommendations?


I'm looking for one or two really good books on peanut and food allergies. They're for me, so information geared closely toward parents or kids isn't going to be tremendously useful - I need something that I can read, understand, and use as an adult. I'm not averse to all-ages materials, nor to books that include some kid-specific information, but I really need detailed entry-level resources that don't assume that the allergic individual is a child - or to know which kid-specific resources would still be useful to me as a PA adult with other severe food allergies.

ETA: I'm posting this to the main board rather than "Adults Living with Peanut Allergies" because I'd like the potential for responses from a wider group. Is that okay?

On Jan 30, 2008

How about the Peanut Allergy Answer Book by Michael C. Young, M.D.

It's accurate and to the point. It gave me great basics when learning about PA.

On Jan 30, 2008

I thought that food allergies for dummmies by Wood was more adult geared than several of the others.

On Feb 2, 2008

I really like the "Food Allergies for Dummies Book" It is clearly not for "dummies" there is a lot of detail, and it is newly released to it's up-to-date material.

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You can read some articles from Dr Wood (the author of the book) on our website in the archives. Click [url=""]HERE[/url] for one on testing.