Monday, January 2, 2012

New e-book from Dr. Atul Shah on Allergies

Allergy skin testingI love to find high quality information about allergies from reliable sources, and that’s exactly what I found when Dr. Atul Shah pointed me to his new e-book, Allergy: You Asked, We Answered. The book, available from Smashwords, is written in question and answer format, and based on the many questions Dr. Shah hears at the Center for Allergy and Asthma. Here is an example (and one of my favorites):

Q4: Is allergy suggestive of a weak immune system?
A: No. The immune system protects us from getting infections and helps clear them once we are exposed to germs. When this immune system gets over activated in response to other exposures like pollen, it is considered an allergy. So, in simple terms, allergy is an over active immune system and not a weak immune system.

I’ve always known that those of use with allergies are super-strong!

Seriously, this e-book is an introductory tutorial on allergies (of all types), and I’m sure we’ll see more e-books from Dr. Shah. While not specifically about food allergies, it's a great resource if you suspect allergies, or have a recent allergy diagnosis. If you’d like to check out the book, you can sign up for Dr. Shah’s newsletter at, and download your free copy.

What a way to start the year! (And if you happened to get a new Kindle, Nook, or other e-reader for Christmas, you can read it there.)

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