Asthma: The Complete Guide to Integrative Therapies

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By Jonathan Brostoff

Publisher : Inner Traditions/Bear & Company

ABOUT Jonathan Brostoff

Jonathan Brostoff
Jonathan Brostoff is Honorary Consulting Physician and Professor of Allergy and Environmental Health at University College London Medical School. He is recognized as a leading international authority on food allergy and intolerance. He lives in London.



A comprehensive program to help asthma sufferers identify their triggers, make changes in their environment, diet, and lifestyle, and reduce their dependence on drugs.

• Evaluates the full range of therapies, including acupuncture, herbalism, massage, yoga, and breathing exercises, as well as standard pharmaceuticals.

• By the authors of the bestselling Food Allergies and Food Intolerance.

• Provides special advice for parents with asthmatic children.

Almost everyone with asthma could be feeling better and using fewer drugs; this book shows you how. Internationally recognized authorities on allergies and asthma, Dr. Jonathan Brostoff and Linda Gamlin provide a comprehensive step-by-step program to help you identify your personal asthma triggers and make changes in your environment, diet, and lifestyle that can reduce your exposure to allergens and your need for drugs. The authors have examined the most up-to-date research to offer a critical survey of the full range of asthma therapies, from alternatives such as acupuncture, herbalism, yoga, and breathing exercises to the commonly prescribed pharmaceuticals. Expectant mothers and fathers with asthma will appreciate the information on how to reduce the risk of their unborn child acquiring the disease, and parents will find advice that can help their asthmatic children lead happier, healthier lives.

"You might find it difficult to believe that a seriously thick, large format paperback called Asthma was hard to put down--but the latest result of Professor Jonathan Brostoff's co-authorship with Linda Gamlin is an absolutely riveting read. . . . An excellent investment for both doctor and patient."
The Inside-Story

"Asthma is a highly informative and well-written book . . . and looks set to become THE guide to asthma, not just for professionals, but for sufferers and their families too."

Healthy Eating

"Asthma: The Complete Guide To Integrative Therapies is simply the best guide currently available to asthmatics and their families."
The Bookwatch, March 2001

"Everyone who breathes-or would like to breath without wheezing-should have Asthma on his bookshelf.  This is a lifesaving book. . . . if you want your children to grow up without wheezing, then this is the book to help you deal with this underrated disease." 

Barbara Ardinger, Ph.D., Whole Life Times, January 2002

"A useful guide for anyone who needs to come to grips with and treat asthma. Well-researched and written so that the lay person can easily understand asthma. . . . A must for asthma sufferers."
Nancy Pearlman, The Compendium Newsletter, May-June 2002