Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Food Allergies for Dummies by Dr. Robert Wood - Excellent Reference!

In discussing several of the topics I want to cover, I find myself continuously referring back to one book, in particular.  That book is Food Allergies For Dummies, by Dr. Robert Wood.  Here is an excerpt from his bio:

Robert Wood is a professor of pediatrics and chief of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology at Johns Hopkins, and professor of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Wood is an internationally recognized expert in food allergy and childhood asthma and has published over 100 manuscripts in scientific journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, Pediatrics, and the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, as well as two books and numerous book chapters.

I must admit that I bought this book and let it sit on the shelf for a while, because the title didn't inspire much confidence.  That was silly of me, though, because I have other "For Dummies" books that are great references for their respective topics.  The flippant title belies the indispensable nature of this book!  When I finally read it, I learned so much and wished that I had picked it up, sooner.  I will be quoting sections of this reference throughout my blog posts, so I wanted to make sure I dedicated a post to promoting it.  I think the book should be covered by insurance and handed out at the allergists' offices. ;)

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