There are many books on food allergies. The trick is finding a good one to help you understand what your child should eat and what they need to eliminate. The internet is great and the information found on the internet is endless, but it’s always good to have a book or 2 in your library for reference purposes. These books include information on common food allergies and the symptoms of food allergies.
Dealing with Food Allergies by Janice Vickerstaff Joneja. This is an excellent book with a clear overview of signs, symptoms, and diagnostic tests and of course, ingredients to avoid and substitute. This is a great book for anyone who wants to learn more. Janice Vickerstaff Joneja is a great author and writes user friendly, easy to understand books with great information. Her books on food allergies are very popular. Because of this I would not hesitate to recommend Dealing with Food Allergies in Babies and Children either.
Food Allergies for Dummies. I am a big fan of the dummies books. They are written in an easy to understand manner and deliver great information. This is a great book for parents just starting to learn about food allergies and anyone who wants a basic knowledge of food allergies and how to deal with them.
Understanding and managing your child's food allergies. This book is written for parents and put out by John’s Hopkins. Need I say more? This one is a must have.
Food Allergies and Food Intolerance; the complete guide to their identification and treatment by Jonathon Brostoff. This book is very scientific and technical. It is geared toward the professional or scientific parent who wants to learn the technical aspects of food allergy. It is a must have for every professional wishing to learn more about food allergies. Parents may want a more beginner type book to read before diving into this one.
Cookbooks on Food Allergies
Allergy Proof Recipes for Kids: More Than 150 Recipes That are All Wheat-Free, Gluten-Free, Nut-Free, Egg-Free and Low in Sugar. This is a great book for families with food allergies. It includes great substitutions and ways to make your family’s favorite foods allergy free.
The Allergen Free Baker's Handbook. It can be very difficult for bakers to find good recipes without using gluten, eggs or milk. This book is very helpful and has delicious recipes.
What's to eat? a milk free, egg, free, nut-free food allergy cookbook. A great book if your child is allergic to these 3 allergens.
Sophie-Safe cooking; A collection of family friendly recipes that are free of milk, eggs, wheat, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, fish and shellfish. A very popular book among parents, this one also has many great allergy free recipes.
There are many good books on food allergies. I highly recommend the ones listed above, but this is not an exhaustive list by any means. When looking for a good book I recommend the author be a professional, and that it not make any outrageous claims. Some food allergy books will claim to cure every ailment known to man. Stay away from these books; they are a waste of money. On the other hand, if you find a great book on food allergies, either a cookbook or a regular book, tell us about it! Other parents will appreciate it!