The Allergy Solution: Unlock the Surprising, Hidden Truth about Why You Are Sick and How to Get Well by Leo Galland, M.D., and Jonathan Galland, J.D. is going to be published on May 10, 2016.
I can’t wait for this book.
An epidemic of allergies is spreading around the world. One billion people suffer from allergic diseases such as asthma, hay fever, eczema, and food allergies. But this is just the tip of the iceberg. In this groundbreaking book, award-winning doctor Leo Galland, M.D., reveals the shocking rise of hidden allergies that lead to weight gain, fatigue, brain fog, depression, joint pain, headaches, ADHD, digestive problems, and much more. Astonishing new research shows how each of these is linked to the immune imbalance that is at the root of allergy.
A brilliant clinician, Dr. Galland has unlocked the power of this breakthrough science to help thousands of patients who have struggled with mysterious symptoms answer the question: “Doctor, what’s wrong with me?” Here, he is joined by his son, Jonathan Galland, J.D., a passionate health writer and environmental advocate, in exposing the truth that just as the earth’s environment is out of balance, our bodies are out of balance. The modern world, with pollution, unhealthy eating habits, lack of exercise, and excessive exposure to antibiotics, is fueling the rise in allergies.
The Allergy Solution takes an in-depth look at how we can balance immunity through nutrition and lifestyle to reverse allergies without drugs. It offers an easy nutritional program, starting with a Three-Day Power Wash designed to “clear the tracks,” to help us take back control. Do you suffer from asthma, eczema, or sinusitis? Are you sick of pain, fatigue, brain fog, weight gain, depression, anxiety, or wondering what is behind your mysterious symptoms? Let Dr. Galland’s clinical experience and unique insights into cutting-edge science guide you back to health.
An epidemic of allergies is sweeping the world.
Over a billion people in the world have allergies, making allergic disorders among the most prevalent condition in the world. What makes that so astonishing is that allergies were originally considered to be exceptional and uncommon. The frequency of allergic rhinitis (nasal allergies) for example, has increased in the US from 10 % of the population to 30 % over the past 40 years.
Allergies like disguises and are great mimics.
Although most people think of allergies in terms of symptoms like itching, swelling, and sneezing, allergic reactions can cause a huge variety of symptoms that are not usually considered to be allergic. The science shows there is a role for allergy in causing weight gain, headaches, joint and muscle pain, a range of digestive symptoms, mood problems, poor mental focus, ADD, insomnia and more.
The allergy epidemic is fueled by 3 factors:
Eating fast food or processed food, environmental toxicity—indoor and outdoor— and depletion of beneficial intestinal bacteria. Environmental toxins create vicious cycles that drive the allergy epidemic. In each of these, an environmental toxin, either synthetic or natural, damages a surface of the body (the respiratory lining or the skin or the intestinal lining).
The damaged lining tissue becomes a site where allergy develops. Good nutrition can stop the cycle from snowballing. Yet the standard American diet increases the snowball effect.
Examples: (a) Automotive and industrial emissions damage the lining of our respiratory tracts and increase the inflammation you experience when exposed to pollen. They also make allergenic plants produce more pollen, and it’s a pollen that is more allergenic than normal pollen.
(b) Dust mites are major indoor allergens. But they’re not just allergens, they’re toxic. They secrete an enzyme that damages the lining of your respiratory tract, producing inflammation there that makes allergic sensitization more likely. Chemical toxins run interference for dust mites, preventing our bodies from resisting the dust mite enzyme.
Allergies can be reversed, not just suppressed with drugs
By drilling down into the science of allergy, The Allergy Solution reveals hundreds of new ideas that will change the way the world views allergy and health. It is a scientifically validated approach backed by hundreds of references to research from around the world.
Allergy starts in the gut
The gut is the largest part of the immune system, which is the source of allergies. Proper functioning of the gut protects against toxins and allergens in your digestive system. It contains trillions of bacteria, which play an important role in allergies, and in supporting health, or allowing illness to happen. These aspects of the gut work together to determine your immunity, allergies, metabolism, and mood.
You can pre-order the book here.
About the Authors
Leo Galland, M.D., a board-certified internist, is recognized as a world leader in integrated medicine. Educated at Harvard University and NYU School of Medicine, he won the Linus Pauling Award for his trailblazing vision that created a new way to practice medicine for thousands of doctors. Dr. Galland has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Self, and Men’s Fitness and has appeared on the TODAY show, Good Morning America, the Dr. Oz Show, PBS, CNN, and Fox. He is the author of The Fat Resistance Diet, Power Healing, and Superimmunity for Kids and the director of the Foundation for Integrated Medicine. Join his natural health community at drgalland.com and on facebook.com/leogallandmd and twitter @LeoGallandMD
Jonathan Galland, J.D., a leader in integrated health education, is a health writer for the Huffington Post and MindBodyGreen. He holds a degree in Law, which supports his research and presentation of the environmental health aspects for The Allergy Solution, expanding the book to include a strong environmental message. He is founder of pilladvised.com, which brings together integrated medicine and environmental health. Jonathan created the recipes and meal plans for The Fat Resistance Diet, featured in Fitness, Woman’s World, on The Dr. Oz Show, and in The Washington Post. He has appeared on Martha Stewart Living Radio and given dozens of radio interviews. In addition to his degree in Law, he holds a degree in Asian Studies, speaks Chinese, Japanese and Italian and brings an international understanding of the worldwide nature of health and environmental and issues. To help educate the public on the impact of allergies in their lives, Jonathan co-wrote the script for the upcoming public TV special on The Allergy Solution. Join the movement to save your health and protect nature on facebook.com/jonathangallandjd and twitter @JonathanGalland