Was It Something You Ate? by John Emsley
Food Intolerance: What Causes It and How to Avoid It

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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 tolerate 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.

About John Emsley

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Emsley: Science Writer in Residence, Chemistry Department, Cambridge University. Winner of Rhone-Poulenc Science Book Prize (1995) for The Consumer's Good Chemical Guide. Fell: General Practitioner, Oxfordshire; Director of Oxford Allergy Centre
Published January 20, 2000 by Oxford University Press. 192 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Nature & Wildlife, Parenting & Relationships, Science & Math, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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Science writer Emsley (Cambridge Univ.) and physician Fell (Director of the Oxford Allergy Center) define food allergy as the immune system’s reaction to either a particular food (usually a form of protein such as eggs or peanuts) or an environmental agent that is out of proportion to the amount ...

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