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Book details
  • Genre:HEALTH & FITNESS
  • SubGenre:Allergies
  • Language:English
  • Pages:148
  • eBook ISBN:9780984383238

Food Allergies:

Traditional Chinese Medicine, Western Science, and the Search for a Cure

by Henry Ehrlich

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Overview
Food Allergies: Traditional Chinese Medicine, Western Science, and the Search for a Cure is the first book-length account of the work of Dr. Xiu-Min Li on her work to adapt ancient herbal medicines to cure “modern” diseases, and to prove their efficacy using the best that science has to offer. Born and educated in China, Dr. Li was simultaneously trained in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and Western medicine. Author Henry Ehrlich calls her a Rosetta Stone because she can think simultaneously in both systems and recognize the potential of thousands of TCM remedies for treating diseases of the immune system that defy conventional remedies, not just food allergies but also eczema and asthma, and, potentially, autoimmune disorders. Her research has produced a bonanza of insight into the functioning of the immune system. The book begins with an introduction to Dr. Li’s fascinating personal story and the moment when she decided to devote herself to the problem of food allergies, as well as a comprehensive and absorbing explanation to the allergy epidemic. This is followed by detailed but readable accounts of the laboratory science that has shown convincingly in mice that food allergies can be treated, up through the current phase-2 trials in humans. The author calls it a kind of “love letter to science.” The book concludes with a visionary look at the future of this therapy, from the points of view of both science and clinical medical practice. Dr. Arnold Levinson calls Food Allergies “A masterful job of distilling a lot of complex material into verbiage that can be understood by the nonscientist, albeit a sharp nonscientist, and accomplished in an entertaining style.”
Description
Food Allergies: Traditional Chinese Medicine, Western Science, and the Search for a Cure Take a look behind the scenes at a physician and researcher who bridges two great traditions in her search to win the fight against disease. Born and educated in China, Dr. Xiu-Min Li trained in both traditional Chinese medicine and Western medicine. Author Henry Ehrlich calls her a “Rosetta Stone” for her ability to think simultaneously in both systems and to recognize the potential of Chinese herbal medicines for treating immune diseases, such as eczema, asthma, food allergies and autoimmune disorders, that resist conventional remedies. The book documents the moment when Dr. Li decided to devote herself to researching food allergies, an ever-increasing problem in the Western world and across the globe, followed by detailed accounts of the science that shows food allergies can be conquered. This “love letter to science” concludes with a look at the future of this therapy through the eyes of scientists and medical clinicians, showcasing the unique insight Li has into the world of allergy treatment and her vision of “integrative medicine”. "Henry Ehrlich has given parents like me a great gift: a book that explains the science, reasoning and progress of a potentially life-changing treatment. His painstaking research and devotion to detail honor our kids." –Susan Weissman, author of Feeding Eden: the Trials and Triumphs of a Food Allergy Family "A masterful job of distilling a lot of complex material into verbiage that can be understood by the non-scientist, albeit a sharp non-scientist, and accomplished in an entertaining style." Dr. Arnold I. Levinson Emeritus Professor of Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine at The University of Pennsylvania "A fascinating, in-depth chronicle about how the remarkable FAHF-2 research is unfolding. Healthcare professionals, researchers & patients will turn the last page with renewed sense of hope that food allergy research is progressing and promising!" ~Anne F. Russell, BSN, RN, AE-C -Nursing Faculty at Spring Arbor University & Food Allergy Specialty Nurse Author Henry Ehrlich edits the website AsthmaAllergiesChildren.com and is co-author Asthma Allergies Children: A Parent’s Guide with pediatric allergists Dr. Larry Chiaramonte and Dr. Paul Ehrlich.
About the author
Henry Ehrlich is co-author of Asthma Allergies Children: a parent's guide and editor of AsthmaAllergiesChildren.com
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