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Dr Rodney Ford is a paediatric gastroenterologist, allergist and nutrition consultant. He is former Associate Professor of Paediatrics at the Christchurch School of Medicine, University of Otago, New Zealand. He is recognized worldwide as an expert on adverse food reactions.
His major area of interest is the relationship between your food and your health – good or bad. In his clinics he is constantly seeing people who are suffering from eating foods that are making them ill. He has been interested in the relationship between eczema and food allergy for a long time. More recently, he has discovered that gluten plays a large part in the patho-physiology of eczema.
Dr Ford graduated with Honours from the University of New South Wales in 1974 (MB BS). He went on to study food allergy and intolerance problems in New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom, was admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in Paediatrics (FRACP) in 1981 and was awarded his Doctorate of Medicine (MD) by the University of New South Wales in 1982 for his thesis titled Food hypersensitivity in children: diagnostic approaches to milk and egg hypersensitivity. This was regarded as a major work regarding the diagnosis of food allergies in children.
Dr Ford currently runs The Children’s Clinic and Allergy Centre, a busy private clinic in Christchurch, New Zealand. He has written over one hundred scientific papers, including book chapters and many books.
on Oct. 30, 2014 :
What an inspiring book! Dr. Ford explains that an astounding 80% of people with Celiac Disease don’t even know they have it! And I would imagine that percentage is even higher with non-celiac gluten sensitivity. Dr. Ford’s book puts power in the hands of the reader to recognize the symptoms of gluten sensitivity (celiac or non-celiac gluten sensitive), advocate for our children to our medical providers, what to do if you suspect gluten is an issue but tests come back negative and how to put into action being gluten zero. He does this all in an easy to understand way that doesn’t use a bunch of medical jargon and is non-patronizing about how challenging this can be but that the benefits outweigh those challenges. And I love all of the stories of how kids’ lives have changed since going gluten zero. These stories make it real for readers to see our own kids within these stories and how going gluten zero could benefit them. As a Digestive Health Nutritionist, I struggle sometimes convincing clients to give gluten free a chance, but if they were to read all of these experiences of his patients, they would have no doubt at all and would be eager to make the change for their entire family. This book should be read by anyone with kids having practically any symptom at all—aka every parent. It’s inspiring and I am thankful to Dr. Ford for sharing his experiences and those of his patients.
(reviewed 21 days after purchase)