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Was It Something You Ate?: Food Intolerance: What Causes It and How to Avoid It
Was It Something You Ate Food Intolerance What Causes It and How to Avoid It Author:John Emsley, Peter Fell Written by a popular science writer and a doctor specializing in food sensitivity, Was It Something You Ate? is the first book for general readers that offers clear guidance through the chemical minefields in our food. Most of us are sensitive to one or more chemicals in our diet, be it MSG or alcohol or caffeine, but our bodies can usually tol... more »erate modest amounts of the offending chemicals. If we know which chemicals give us problems, we can usually avoid unpleasant bouts of nausea, headache, and diarrhea. This book helps us identify those substances that can provoke a toxic response--ranging from benzoates to serotonin, sorbates, and tyramines--and explains why food intolerance occurs, what its symptoms are, and why some people are so badly hit by a particular substance while others are not bothered at all. Each chapter is illustrated with actual case studies of people who have been stricken by substances in their diet. Based on proven medical and scientific research, Was It Something You Ate? will help you avoid troublesome chemicals and enjoy your food.« less
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The answer to the question, was it something you ate, is yes.
I am eternally grateful to the doctor who got in my face three years ago and told me to eliminate wheat, sugar, coffee, cheese and beer from my diet. The alternative he gave me was not pretty. What a difference in how I feel! I will never go back to eating those items.
The author does give you some hope, in what might seem like a life of deprivation, with his comment on chocolate. "Of the common sources of caffeine, chocolate has the least, and if you are one of those people susceptible to this non-nutrient then you would be better advised to give up drinking coffee, colas, and tea rather than deny yourself the occasional enjoyment of chocolate."