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The False Fat Diet

by Elson M Haas MD and Cameron Stauth

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This superbly written, cogently presented book ought to be compulsory reading for all health professionals, not to mention the significant hordes of people suffering from a host of complaints which may stem from reactions or sensitivities to food.

The list of such complaints is sizeable – arthritis, asthma, candida, chronic ear infections, chronic fatigue, chronic pain, cognitive disorders, diabetes, digestive disorders, eating disorders, eczema, acne and hives, fibromyalgia, hay fever, headaches, particularly migraine, hyperactivity, hypoglycaemia, insomnia, irritable bowel syndrome, mood disorders and sinusitis.

Dr Haas is the author of numerous other books including The Detox Diet: A How-To-Guide for Cleansing the Body of Toxic Substances, and Cameron Stauth is the author of three other books, including The New Approach to Cancer and with Dr Dharma Singh Khalsa, The Pain Cure.

The concept that food sensitivities may be at the root of many chronic complaints will not be new to readers of Positive Health; in this regard we have published numerous articles regarding Elimination Diets and a wide variety of allergy testing techniques, including ELISA, ALCAT and others – see From the Home Page, select Articles, then Allergies.

However, a major feature of this title is the lucid explanations of the nature of the body's biochemical reactions to food, how these can contribute to bloating, joint pain, the appearance of 'false' fat which isn't fat but retained water (oedema) which can give people a puffy appearance, a double chin and more dimpled thighs.

In this book, the authors put together a multi-faceted programme which, following the identification of each individual's reactive foods (recognition achieved either through a blood test or one of numerous elimination diets), enables the person to detox, cleanse their body and then embark on a balancing programme, which over time and depending upon the severity of their reactive foods, may enable them to re-introduce offending foods.

Furthermore, there is a detailed supplement programme of nutrition and herbs, numerous sample menus and recipes, proposed exercise regimens as well as helpful suggestions for dealing with the psychological and emotional problems caused by craving and addiction to certain foods.

What is even better is that the authors present numerous real case stories throughout, including their own experiences and improved health. A veritable gem! Buy it today.

Sandra Goodman PhD
Bantam Books

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