Eat The Eight: Preventing Food Allergy with Food and the Imperfect Art of Medicine, by Ron Sunog, MD
In 2015, after a landmark medical study proved that the early inclusion of peanut in the diet of infants prevents peanut allergy, Ron Sunog, MD, set out to develop a great first peanut food for infants. When most physicians and parents did not embrace this important new information, Dr. Sunog was determined to understand why. Eat The Eight examines how difficult it is to acquire and understand good medical evidence, the complex web of reason and emotion through which people filter medical information, and the imperative to thoughtfully temper the science of medicine with the art of medicine. Parents will learn how a healthful diet can be key to reducing their infant's risk of developing food allergy.
“An entertaining and provocative book that explores the evidence behind infant feeding advice. Clearly, it is time for pediatricians to recommend that infants ‘Eat the Eight!’”
—Carolyn Sax, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
About the Author
Dr. Ron Sunog grew up in New York, earned his MD at Boston University’s accelerated six-year medical program, completed his Residency and Chief Residency in pediatrics at Boston City Hospital, and has been in pediatric practice for over thirty years. He lives near Boston with his family and has a longstanding interest in healthy eating.