Bookshelf: February 2013

Understanding Your Food Allergies & Intolerances: A Guide to Management and Treatment
by Wayne Shreffler and Qian Yuan with Karen Asp
St. Martin’s Paperbacks

Food sensitivities, including food allergies and food intolerances, can be a debilitating part of life for millions of Americans.

In Understanding Your Food Allergies and Intolerances: A Guide to Management and Treatment, Wayne Shreffler, HMS associate professor of pediatrics and director of the Food Allergy Center at Massachusetts General Hospital and Qian Yuan, HMS assistant clinical professor of pediatrics and clinical director of the Food Allergy Center at Mass General discuss the urgent need for reliable information about food-sensitivities. Along with Karen Asp, a nutrition and health writer, the authors provide readers with the guidance needed to safely and effectively manage food allergies and intolerances.

This book includes information on common symptoms and reactions, self-assessments and tests, step-by-step guidelines for managing food sensitivities and strategies for dealing with specific allergies and intolerances.

Understanding Your Food Allergies and Intolerances is a comprehensive guide on food sensitivities that aims to clear up the confusion consumers have about their own food allergies and intolerances. It also provides consumers with strategic solutions for managing their food-related health conditions.


Manage Your Stress: Overcoming Stress in the Modern World
by Joe Shrand with Leigh Devine
St. Martin’s Griffin

The human stress response; what once was an ancient survival mechanism is now a biological response on overdrive when confronted with the modern world.

Joe Shrand, instructor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and author of Manage Your Stress: Overcoming Stress in the Modern World is a psychiatrist on the medical staff at Massachusetts General Hospital, and medical director of CASTLE (Clean and Sober Teens Living Empowered).

In this book, Shrand, along with Leigh Devine, address the deeper biological and survival reasons of why humans experience stress, and provide readers with the psychological and physical strategies needed to keep stress from undermining health, happiness and success. These simple yet practical strategies aim not only to relieve personal stresses, but also the stress of those around us.