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Book Review–Another Person’s Poison: A History of Food Allergy

Matthew Smith Columbia University Press By Henry Ehrlich When I was writing my last book, Dr. Renata Engler said, among many wise things, that allergists had “lost connection with patient stories. Patients who don’t fit are marginalized.” And “Fifty percent of evidence-based medicine is significantly revised and/or reversed in five years. Most money goes into […]

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Probiotics and IgE-Mediated Allergies: What’s the State of the Science?

By Henry Ehrlich Probiotics, those dietary supplements that purport to restore to our guts what antibiotics and Caesarian section have taken away, are a big topic on social media. People are constantly talking about the ones they use and/or asking for recommendations from others as if their utility were firmly established, and it is just […]

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