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  What Doctors Don't Tell You
                          Because They Don't Know


I'd like to give a copy of this book to everyone I know with arthritis and all of my clients with chronic diseases. Food sensitivities are rampant, and most people ignore them, thinking that they have to feel really awful immediately after eating something or it couldn't be connected to their health problems. Allan's writing about this issue is very convincing as she narrates her own long ordeal with crippling arthritis and the detective work that it took to unravel the foods that continued to provoke disabling joint pain. She writes with an awareness and sensitivity to the average person who is attached to 'favorite foods,' letting the reader know just how difficult the process of uncovering sensitivities can be. She spells out in great detail, and with constant reminders of the benefits, how to embark upon this process of discovering without falling into the quagmire of confusion resulting from delayed reactions. Her recommendations include introducing one food at a time for 2-3 days, and after a reaction, waiting until one is asymptomatic before resuming the process of trying foods. She addresses all the challenges of maintaining some kind of social life in a culture filled with processed and fake foods, such as how to eat at restaurants, enjoy pot lucks and other gatherings with friends, and how to adjust recipes to avoid problem foods.

In addition, Allan discusses the benefits of meditation for pain relief, how to exercise with severe limitations, and gives a brief overview of various therapies that have been used successfully to reduce pain and reduce or eliminate allergies.

This book gets five stars as an inspiration to everyone to take charge of their own healing by looking at what they put into their bodies!

Janis C. Bell
Gambier, OH United States
I will always be eternally grateful for Barbara Allan writing her book. The number one reason is the advice on detoxing. As Barbara stated so wisely in her book; your mind makes it more difficult than it really is. As a consequence, I realized how some of my own preconceived ideas were defeating my own desire for a higher level of health. This motivated me to go into this process with an open mind.

"Now what's important to understand is the timing of this… this happened just before my 50th birthday when I was experiencing foot and hip pain. I did a 7-day detox and all my pains were GONE and as an added plus I stopped smoking! YEEEEEA!

Thank you Barbara for expanding my horizon of health, and for being an inspirational hero.

Di Reagan
Barbara's book, "Conquering Arthritis" provides essential information for anyone suffering, not only from arthritis, but other debilitating health issues. It provides insight into the real cause of arthritis and gives you the information you need to regain your health, vitality and mobility. Barbara is living proof that you don't have to learn to live with arthritis, you can learn to get rid of it! By following Barbara's medically sound techniques you too can find renewed health.

Catherine Ernst, R. N.
Center for Food and Environmental Illness, Inc.
After reading Conquering Arthritis What Doctors Won't Tell You Because They Don't Know, I was so impressed by the amount of research, knowledge and the manner it was presented that for the first time in my life I decided to go on a fast. The steps are easy to follow and the background data that explains the rationale is a nice touch. That is only one of the reasons I recommend this book. It answers many questions, not only for the arthritis patient, but the patient's family as well. GREAT BOOK!

Fenton, MO
Even if you don't have arthritis this book will help you become more healthy, but the author's account of her victory over arthritis is amazing. I know her personally and she is an accomplished person and author, I recommend this book without any reservations.

Computer Programmer
St. Louis, MO
If you were to read only one book about Arthritis and its treatment this should be the one. Conquering Arthritis, by Barbara Allan is a biomedical, self help guide which details a journey toward total relief from the awful plague of painful, debilitating, joint inflammation. The information and story that this book contains is both medically precise and incredibly inspiring. Barbara Allan suffered from crippling arthritis for many years, until she discovered a course of treatment that really works, and which she applied diligently to her own condition. When Barbara first began her research into alternative medicine she was in a wheelchair and her doctors where getting nowhere, but she would not give up. This book, Conquering Arthritis, What Doctors Don't Tell You Because They Don't Know: 9 Secrets I Learned the Hard Way by Barbara Allan is very important. It will help anyone who suffers from debilitating arthritis. It also has a great deal to say about auto-immune disease in general. The information this book contains, and course of treatment it recommends, truly reflects the future of medicine. Buy it now.

D. Bengtson
Author and artisan
Vista, California
This book is a 'must read' for anyone who wants to move from feeling helpless about a chronic illness, to feeling empowered. Barbara Allen reviews all the pertinent literature in "layperson's" terms, and offers a myriad of suggestions for conquering arthritis. Her personal example is inspiring.

Gail Furman, Ph.D.
Director of the Clinical Skill Lab
St. Louis University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO
Conquering Arthritis is a passionate and inspiring account of one woman's determination to heal herself by pursuing knowledge to the fullest extent and applying it with wisdom and care. This book contains everything you need to heal inflammation and restore yourself to a full and energized life. I recommend it, without reservation. It's worth every penny!

Ellen Brennan
Marriage and Family Therapist
Phoenix, AZ
A huge amount of research - both scientific and personal - has gone into this book. It is a document of pain, determination and success. It is also a roadmap for those who want to learn how to take better care of themselves for any reason. It is just full of information, methods and ideas. The author is intelligent, well-educated and persevering, and she uses those tools to sort through the flood of information and misinformation about arthritis and health in general, and then to present those she found most useful with step-by-step how-to's. It's a great book.

Karen Williams
This book is a comprehensive, exhaustively researched, beautifully organized, detailed, and clear presentation of a remarkable journey. The photo on the cover of the book says it all. And though Ms. Allan focuses on arthritis, she also gives information and practical techniques that help her readers cope with other illnesses. Her knowledgeable and clear presentations of how the body works and what it does with the food ingested is culled both from personal experience and a scientifically trained mind; her years of research and writing were a product of necessity, determination, discipline and scientific rigor. She inspires and teaches us to find approaches that work. By trial and error, patience and self-observation, with the hard-won information she provides, we can heal ourselves. The book is invaluable. To understate: In it are lists naming hidden allergens in the foods we buy--these lists alone are worth the price of the book!

Helen Eisen
St. Louis, MO

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