"Eighty percent of chronic eczema is triggered by food allergy/intolerances. In older children and in adults, the culprit food is most often gluten/wheat." Dr. Rodney Ford is a pediatrician, gastroenterologist, allergist, and worldwide expert on adverse food reactions who has been studying and helping patients for over 35 years. Dr. Ford's new book, Dermatitis Eczema: Gluten Wheat–Solving the Eczema Puzzle, is filled with evidence-based research, making it the source for understanding and curing dermatitis/eczema. It is the only one of its kind.
In this book, Dr. Ford is authentic and direct as he dovetails clear scientific explanations with personal stories from his patients. He uses data with graphs, charts, and patient's pictures and narratives to educate the reader.
Dermatitis Eczema: Gluten Wheat–Solving the Eczema Puzzle is a great introduction to understanding how gluten affects our bodies, how to recognize that gluten might be a problem, and how to test. Dr. Ford explains the difference between food allergy and food intolerance. And, clearly, it's the stories shared by his patients that bring this book to life. I found that I didn't want to skip a page and miss an important point or experience that I could relate to.
I know firsthand that gluten can affect one's skin. My family and I have had numerous skin conditions, including eczema, psoriasis, and lichen planus, which went away after we stopped eating gluten/wheat. And, I have a young friend who is gluten-sensitive, and she gets blistering sores when she eats gluten/wheat.
This book is such a great resource and takes the mystery out of the connection with gluten/wheat and skin problems. By the time you finish reading this ebook, you will understand why Dr. Ford writes: "My research findings show that the majority of people over three years of age who have ongoing and troublesome eczema have gluten-sensitivity. When gluten is removed from their diets, they get better."