No parent of a food-allergic child should be without this book. If you have children with food allergies or suspect that your children may be allergic to certain foods, do yourself and your family a favor and read this book. It is thorough, authoritative, clearly written, and about as close to a 'bible' on the subject as exists.
Greater New York Area (PRWEB) June 5, 2009
A. Anderson's book, Flourishing with Food Allergies, recently received over twenty first-rate reviews from book reviewers, food allergy leaders and parents. It is named as a highlighted title for superior levels of creativity, originality, and high standards of design by Jenkins Group. Flourishing covers the childhood allergies of peanut, tree nut, dairy, egg, soy, wheat, fish and shellfish and how they affect infants, toddlers, and children, as well as ADHD, autism and asthma. Reviews and book details can be found at: http://www.flourishingwithfoodallergies.com.
Flourishing is a compilation of twenty-two interviews of mothers, fathers, pediatricians, allergists, naturopaths, clinical psychologists and grammar school teachers. Written in a non-clinical and supportive tone readers identify with food allergy symptoms, emotional challenges and successful solutions. Flourishing contains research on the latest studies and findings throughout the world and provides 163 endnotes for additional research. The book is unique among food allergy books in the marketplace because of the large compilation of viewpoints it contains. It is being used as a tool by food allergy support groups and leaders in the world of food allergies.
One review reads, "I was recently honored to read a new book out on the market--Anderson's Flourishing with Food Allergies. I loved the fact that it covers more than one family's story about how they learned they had allergies and how they started to cope with it. It also covers other diseases or problems that sometimes go hand-in-hand with food allergies, such as asthma and autism. Anyone who has a family member with food allergies should take the time to sit down and read this book. A must have for your food allergy library." Sheree' Godwin, Executive Director and Founder of Food Allergy Association of Wisconsin Inc.
Another review reads, "No parent of a food-allergic child should be without this book. If you have children with food allergies or suspect that your children may be allergic to certain foods, do yourself and your family a favor and read this book. It is thorough, authoritative, clearly written, and about as close to a 'bible' on the subject as exists." Dennis Littrell, Top 50 Reviewer, Amazon
A third review reads, "This book was an excellent read. It was chock full of useful information. The scope of the information is very diverse. I came away feeling like my knowledge of my son's food allergy was truly deepened. I also left with a lot of hope that it truly is manageable. I highly recommend this book for your food allergy library. The most fascinating part of the book to me, other than the personal stories, was the perspectives section--interviews of two pediatricians, an allergist, a naturopath doctor, a clinical psychologist and, most interesting, the author's husband (a food allergy dad). My absolute favorite line in the book, which I have copied into my own personal journal for inspiration, came from Dr. Roman Adler, a pediatrician, who states, 'When a child has food allergies, he or she is forced to become disciplined and assertive in order to survive... These qualities of discipline and assertiveness can serve the child well when he is an adult in the professional world. He is more likely to be successful''" Robyn Adams, Peanut Allergy Kid Founder
Organizations that have given Flourishing a first-rate review include:
Amazon, Top 50 Reviewer
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA)
Caring for Children with Food Allergies (COCOA), North Carolina
Food Allergies: Coping, Educating, Supporting (FACES) of New York
Food Allergy Assistant
Food Allergy Association of Wisconsin Inc.
Food Allergy Parent Education Group of Las Vegas/Henderson, Nevada
Food Allergy Support Group of Gloucester County, New Jersey
Food Allergy Support of East Alabama
Greater New Haven Celiac Group, Connecticut
Holistic Mom's Network
Hudson Valley Food Allergy Support Group, New York
Independent Publisher Online/Jenkins Group
Kansas City Northland Parents of Children with Peanut Allergies, Missouri
Kentucky Families with Food Allergies
Loudoun Allergy Network, Virginia
Midwest Book Review
My Food Allergy Support Group in Columbus, Ohio
Niagara Anaphylaxis Support & Knowledge (NASK), Ontario, Canada
Parents of Allergic Kids (PAK), Charlotte, North Carolina
Peanut Allergy Kid Founder
Phoenix Allergy Network, Arizona
Richmond Food Allergy Support Group, Virginia
Safe Choices: Support for Families with Food Allergies, Naples, Florida
Secular Home Schooling
Support and Activities for Food Allergy Education (SAFE), Texas
Vermont Food Allergy Organization
A. Anderson earned her BA in philosophy from the University of Vermont in 1990; earned post-graduate certifications from UCLA in 1991 and 1996 in legal assistance and data communications; earned master certifications in as a design architect and web application developer from Oracle University in 1998 and 2000. Ms. Anderson has been awarded by Yale University with certificates of achievement and appreciation during her work as an IT consultant and employee. She has spoken at national conferences and received top consultant honors by Oracle. She is a member of the National Writers Association and International Women's Writing Guild.