About the Book

“I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. And so it is with you…we are in charge of our attitudes.”

{Chuck Swindoll}

My mom suggested that I write a book about my journey of healing and regaining my health. I struggled to decide what to write because I am not an expert in nutrition or what it takes to heal your digestive system. As I considered what the topic of my book would be, I thought of all the things I wished someone had told me before I started my diet restrictions in 2011. By no means am I perfect or have everything figured out but I have learned a lot during the past couple years about the mental side of diet restrictions and how to still live a “normal” life.

This book, A Teenager’s Perspective on Food Restrictions: A Practical Guide to Keep from Going Crazy, is a reflection of my personal experiences and offers the advice I wish I had received. It is a short book written by a teenager for other teenagers. It discusses the reality of diet restrictions (whether for a single allergy or a diet like GAPS and Paleo), namely- the hard parts that people don’t talk about, why diet restrictions are particularly difficult for teenagers, and also the motivation it takes to continue with them. Additionally, the book covers topics such as how to explain you diet restrictions, maintain a social life, and go to school.

Buy A Teenager’s Perspective on Food Restrictions: A Practical Guide to Keep from Going Crazy on Amazon for $3.49 as an eBook. If you do not have a Kindle, you can download the app to your phone, tablet, or computer.



3 thoughts on “About the Book

  1. Marie Deibele says:

    Erica has an amazingly positive attitude about her challenges in life, namely food restrictions. She writes without blaming anyone or anything for her condition although it would be easy to point fingers and to become cynical and resigned. Instead she gives inspiring messages to anyone who has chosen a different path and has faced or is facing social pressures. Her attitude is very positive and forward thinking and very wise. The book is an easy read. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to improve their diet or knows someone who should, especially parents who are struggling with keeping junk food out of their children’s diets.

  2. jkkb says:

    After reading Erica’s book, I am impressed with her maturity and willingness to step up to the plate and do the hard work to heal from the inside out. It’s a quick and easy read that will encourage people of any age to stick to the challenging food changes and restrictions needed to regain or maintain one’s quality of life.

  3. janet wong says:

    I bought this book and read it immediately: Erica is such a strong young woman and surely will inspire many other people–teens and adults–with her story of willpower and change.

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