Now that fall is here and peak allergy season is upon us, it’s the perfect time to get away from all that pollen and cozy up indoors with a good read.
We know how tough it can be to find helpful books on allergies that aren’t packed with medical jargon or complicated tips, so we asked the experts, Dr. Julie Kuriakose and Dr. Tim Mainardi, and put together our list of top 5 books for allergy sufferers that are worth the read.
Check out our list below and let us know what’s on your reading list for fall.
Author Thomas Leo Orgen is a horticulturist, seasoned allergy researcher, and all around gardening expert. In this book he carefully explains how different types of plants tend to aggravate certain allergies. One of the most valuable assets in the book is his explanation of the OPALS scale, which rates all plants from 1 -10 based on their likelihood to cause an allergic reaction. This book is perfect for someone who suffers from seasonal allergies and wants a little more insight as to how your environment can effect your symptoms.
If you suffer from cosmetic allergies or eczema, you might want to pick this book up. Written by a former chemistry researcher, this pick gives real insight into what ingredients, like synthetics and parabens, could be harmful to your skin and why. It also lists out specific ingredients to be wary of when shopping for new beauty products and how to spot them.
This book is great for anyone struggling with the daily problems that occur as a result of having food allergies. Author Sloan Miller has dealt with food allergies since she was a young child and is a great authority to dish out helpful strategies for things that food allergy sufferers might find difficult like: how to create healthy relationships with friends, family, and food, and how to create a safe environment wherever you are.
Gluten allergies have become more of a hot topic over the years and this book still remains one of our favorites for those newly diagnosed, or just looking to learn a little more information about this particular allergy. This book offers up author Elizabeth Hassleback’s interesting history with celiac disease while also managing to break down the medical side of this conversation into digestible tid-bits.
This pick is part cook book, part instruction manual that is perfect for anyone with an allergy sufferer in their house. Author Colette Martin details delicious recipes with careful hints like what to add when for the best tasting, allergy friendly, muffins, butters, spreads, and more. The recipes focus on everyday basics that even the novice chef can take on to help expand your allergy free menu options and learn how to be healthier in your everyday choices.
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