Feeding Eden … The Book
The Trials and Triumphs of a Food Allergy Family
Imagine rushing your child to the hospital, terrified for his life . . . just because he took a mouthful of the wrong food. Susan Weissman knows how that feels. Like twelve million other Americans, her son Eden suffered from allergies so intense that an errant bite could be deadly: Susan had to make food the focus of her existence just to lead him safely through a world filled with edible landmines.
In Feeding Eden, Susan writes with honesty and humor about becoming her son’s health care advocate in a world of specialists, her investigation of cognitive and alternative therapies, and her attempts to find safe yet satisfying food for her family. More than just a story for parents with severely allergic children, this is a stirring account of one woman's recipe for motherhood and love as she rises to a challenge she has no choice but to conquer -- and successfully restores her entire family's appetite for life.
Susan Weissman gives a powerful, candid account of her family’s struggle to adapt—and thrive—in the face of her young son’s life-threatening food allergies. But her insights aren’t limited those coping with allergies; Feeding Eden will resonate deeply with people facing many different kinds of challenges.
For all the stories I have heard, all the mothers and patients I have listened to, I have never gotten so thoroughly into the experience of a child, the effects on a marriage and a sibling, and above all the mind of a mom as I do with the Weissmans when Susan throws herself into the unexpected health challenges of her adored son.