I was recently able to get my little hands on a copy of “The Total Food Allergy Health and Diet Guide” by Alexandra Anca! This book is packed for information that any newly diagnosed or seasoned food allergy veteran should know!
The book is 352 pages in length and nicely laid out. You can read the book front to back or easily search for the information that you need. There is a large chapter on the immune system and how it affects food allergies, intolerances and sensitivities.
I loved the section on cross reactions. Did you know that sometimes the proteins in birch pollen and cross react just like a peanut or walnut could? This book contains a wealth of information.
The book clearly explains the food allergy diagnosis process as well as the difference between blood tests and skin tests. The book leaves NO details behind, it includes everything you need to know!
There are clear cut instructions on what to avoid for almost every allergy! Not only does the book contain great information but it also has wonderful recipes! 150 recipes to be exact and I am able to share one of the recipes with you!
Excerpted from The Total Food Allergy Health and Diet Guide by Alexandra Anca, MHSc, RD © 2012 Robert Rose Inc. www.robertrose.ca All rights reserved: May not be reprinted without publisher permission.
Homemade Oatmeal, page 178, breakfast, vegetarian
- 3 1 ⁄4 cups water 800 mL
- 2 cups pure uncontaminated quick-cooking 500 mL
- rolled oats
- 1 ⁄4 cup pure maple syrup 60 mL
- 1 ⁄2 tsp ground cinnamon 2 mL
- 1 cup raspberries 250 mL
- In a medium saucepan, bring water to a boil over high heat. Stir in oats until combined. Reduce heat to medium, cover and simmer for about 7 minutes or until desired consistency.
- Stir in maple syrup and cinnamon.
- Divide evenly among individual serving bowls. Fold in raspberries.
All though this website attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, the information should only be considered an estimate. Varying factors such as different product types, different brands, etc. can change nutritional information. It is your responsibility as a consumer to read all labels to make sure the ingredients fit your dietary needs as well as calculate your own nutritional information as a double check.
If you have a food allergy or know someone who was recently diagnosed, I’d highly recommend this book!
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