"Heather has done for allergies what Jared Diamond did for broader concepts of human history in his book, Guns, Germs and Steel. Although she is not a scientist, she used her gift for synthesizing a wide range of scientific disciplines and history to arrive at a simple, coherent, integrated, and commonsense hypothesis that, for the first time, convincingly explains the sudden onset of the allergy epidemic. Her theory accounts for its steep rise in America in the early 1990s, and its subsequent movement from western nations into the developing world." ~ Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Foreword to The Peanut Allergy Epidemic.
Some experiences can change the course of your life completely. In 1995, this happened to me when my one year old son reacted violently to a taste of peanut butter. Since then, I have been preoccupied with: recovering and maintaining his health and that of my family through natural means; and understanding how and why he had become atopic and anaphylactic to common foods in the first place. The answer to the last question became a book The Peanut Allergy Epidemic in which I unravel the story of how and why millions of children today have become peanut allergic.
The third edition of The Peanut Allergy Epidemic (2017) contains a chapter on allergy treatments -- past and present. The Foreword is written by another peanut allergy parent, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. with Heather in Toronto, Aug. 2016.