Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Allergies and Awesome You – A Book Review

I was really thrilled to receive a copy of Dr. Atul Shah’s new book, Allergies, and Awesome You: Believe You Can Get There Too! to review.

Dr. Shah is not just any allergist, he is The Amazing Allergist, and treats patients every day at his center on Long Island. But Dr. Shah isn’t just worried about what happens in his office, he cares about what his patients need after they leave his office – just one of the reasons he created the Amazing Allergist series of children’s books.

Allergies and Awesome You is a read-aloud book, but could also be read by young readers with their parents or alone. In the book, two young athletes with allergic rhinitis (nasal allergies) are playing soccer – one is struggling, and the other is playing at peak performance. You can probably guess that one has been getting allergy shots (and getting better) and the other has not.

The book is a great introductory book for a child who is about to start getting treatment for environmental allergies, but it’s much more than that. Dr. Shah truly believes in the mind-body connection. Unique to this book are exercises and activities which are intended to help kids think positively and learn new behaviors.

While not about food allergies, the positive messages here are useful for all, and I encourage you to check it out.

Even better, Dr. Shah has some special gifts for readers who purchase the book during this launch.  Find out more about the book, including the special gifts, here.  And be sure to check out Dr. Shah’s facebook page here.

1 comment:

Dr. Shah said...

Dear Colette, You have a unique ability to spread the message to those who need it the most. Thank you very much for a wonderful review and kind words. You have extended my mission to empower allergic children live great lives, allergy-free. - Dr. Shah