What’s Eating Our Kids? The parents’ guide to food allergies, intolerances, and toxicity
What is eating our kids? More and more of us parents are asking that question. We can see there has been a steep increase in the number of allergic reactions and in the number of patients who can no longer tolerate food without absolute misery. Have you, as a loving parent, ever felt helpless in your struggles to figure out your child’s food allergies, reactions, and aversions? Do you wonder why this is happening? Most importantly, I hope you have not given up, because this book will help guide you or your child to the relief you’ve been waiting for.
You are not alone. I’m an allergy parent too. I have been through my son’s severe eczema as a baby and dealt with a multitude of his allergies as a boy and young man and the lactose intolerance of my teenage daughter. Whether you’re a new or experienced allergy parent, the emotional stresses and strains of managing your family’s allergies are really challenging.
What’s Eating Our Kids? Contains information key to understanding the causes of your suffering: food allergy, intolerance, and toxicity. I break down the most common (and some not-so-common) food reactions and walk through the symptoms, specific medical conditions, and the diagnosis, testing, and treatment process.
I wrote this book to guide parents and allergic children to and through proven solutions that will ease their allergies, reactions, and the stress. You can live a normal life, even with severe allergies.
Julie Wendt, MD, FACAAI, FAAAAI, FACP, DABOM
Dr. Wendt earned Bachelor of Science degrees in biochemistry and biology honors from the University of Illinois, a degree in microbiology and immunology from Vanderbilt University and a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine. She completed a residency in Internal Medicine and an Allergy and Immunology fellowship at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.
In private practice since 2005, Dr. Wendt has published a great deal of research. She has received the American Medical Association Physician’s Recognition Award, a Patient’s Choice Award and is noted as one of America’s Top Physicians. Dr. Wendt is former President of the Arizona Allergy and Asthma Society.
A native of Chicago, Dr. Wendt is married to Philip Bach, a Nebraskan. They have seven children, ages 12 to 29. She enjoys fencing, boating, water skiing, scuba diving, and travel. In her free time, Dr. Wendt enjoys serving with multiple charitable organizations including Global Orphan Project and Family Promise.