Yes, believe it or not there are many of us out there that are allergic to garlic. Trust me, we wish we were not. I used to love garlic. Polish, Greek, Lebanese, Italian and many other cuisines all use it in abundance. There is something magical about garlic that I do miss. I had to give it up more than five years ago and what a difference it made. I am not alone in this battle. Joli Campbell, author of Garlic Allergy – the Guidebook, describes the digestive pain to a tee. While reading this book, I thought I was reading about my own experience. How marvelous to know I am not alone. The symptoms are all too common; cramps, pain, bloating, etc.
Campbell does not only share her story but she also provides possible remedies in case you get “garlicked.” Campbell’s training is in natural healing, Neuro Integration, the co creator of Neuro Astrology, and is a trained Certified Master Life Coach. With a background in Mahikari, Johrei, Reiki, Body Electronics, and several other natural healing modalities with more than 20 years training and experience. Her tips were very insightful. Having allergies my whole life, I thought I knew how to deal with reactions.
I was wrong. There are many alternatives that are not commonly known. Can you say charcoal anyone?
Aside from treatment, Campbell also provides a list of safe foods that are garlic free. She has done her homework and reached out to many food manufacturers. She does recommend calling them to double check though as ingredients can change from one plant to another or from region to region.
Each chapter is more helpful than the next. I think my favorite one, is the one on cooking. She offers up tips for replacements to garlic and she also offers up suggestions if you are not the best cook.
This book seems to be the only one of its kind on the market. It is such a resource, I highly recommend picking it up.
Her book is available on Amazon. Here is the link.
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Author: Tarah Jakubiak
After working for 20 years in the corporate world, Tarah Jakubiak founded Allergic Traveler. Jakubiak, president of Allergic Traveler has traveled the world since the age of two. She has been to 24 countries and 26 states. Jakubiak has been to all inclusives, gone on cruises, gone camping; backpacking through Europe, gone to the big cities, and little hidden gems. She has multiple food allergies but it does not stop her from seeing the world. Jakubiak is allergic to eggs, nuts, mushroom, soy, garlic, corn, sesame, potatoes, celery, shellfish, chicken, pork, peanuts, and many fruits. She is originally from Montreal, Quebec and now lives in Greensboro, NC with her husband.