A Little Bit Can Hurt: The Shocking Truth about Food Allergies

 Why We Should Care,What We Can Do

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7 year anniversary!


It’s been 7 years since I published my book which was a labor of love!   During it’s debut, I gave away 10,429 free ebooks  in 3 days.

On this anniversary, I again would like to give away copies and I am asking only for you to pay shipping and handling costs.

While the book was written in 2013, the stories of the people featured are still relevant, instructional and inspiring.

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What’s in the book?

In this book I, Dr. Donna DeCosta,  took a comprehensive look at the food allergy experience from both personal and professional perspectives.


A Little Bit CAN Hurt  ­underscores the dual message that food allergies are life threatening but also ­manageable. It recounts the very personal narratives of those living with food ­allergies, both directly and indirectly, and ­tenderly reveals the beloved face of your food allergic child, student, patient, spouse or friend.

These faces and voices of food allergy:

  • explain what food allergy is like, why we should care and what we can do about it;
  • give readers specific and helpful ideas to incorporate into their daily routines;
  • enable readers to learn from others’ experiences; and
  • provide a springboard for discussion.

In addition, learn from professionals whose jobs involve the daily care and keeping of food-allergic individuals. Hear from prominent voices in the food allergy community as well as educators, dieticians and food industry professionals!


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This is a limited time offer.

A Little Bit CAN Hurt  retails for $16.95 plus S&H, but I’ve decided to GIVE you a copy! (Limit one per customer). All I ask is that you cover shipping & handling (just $4.95 any where in the USA). Your information remains private and will not be shared.


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See what parents, physicians and authors are saying about A Little Bit CAN Hurt.

Sam Horn

Kudos to Dr. DeCosta for collecting and curating these real-world success stories that show how families touched by food allergies can take responsibiity for their good health. Dr. Decosta’s passionate vision and pragmatic wisdom, plus the fact that she’s ­speaking from experience, make her a powerful, proactive advocate.
~ Sam Horn, author of Tongue Fu! and What’s Holding You Back?




Alan Stern


As a pediatrician and parent of children with food allergies… I highly ­recommend this book as a great resource for families as they learn how to deal with food ­allergies in both the home and school environments.
~Alan Stern, MD, Needham Pediatrics



I wish every skeptic could read your book and have their hearts and minds
enlightened by the stories from your book. ~Sharon Wong


You need this book if you or anyone you know/institution has or deals with a food allergy!
This book will open your world up to the seriousness of food allergies! If you have just been diagnosed or you are a seasoned person with allergies, its always good to have to have the upmost and relevant information. This book is easy to read, & is filled with a host of tips to help manage this life altering disorder! ~ C. Jones


Accessible book with practical advice on food allergies
Easy to read, lots of case histories of kids with food allergies and useful tip and hints on how to deal with them. ~ GP


With my busy schedule I have finally had a chance to start reading your book and have enjoyed what I have read so far. Sometimes my husband and I think we are alone in this world managing our daughter’s allergies, but clearly we are not. Looking forward to attending any book signings or events that you have in the future.  ~ Tony and Una Edwards


I think all caregivers and teachers should read! ~ Dawn Hinchy-Kozora


Sometimes my husband and I think we are alone in this world managing
our daughter’s allergies, but clearly we are not. ~ Tony and Una Edwards


…What a commitment she gave us with her incredible book. She has created an outreach, with her collaboration of stories of real families whose experiences will touch many, inspire and educate everyone who reads it! I am in awe of her…as a Doctor, Mother, Wife and My Friend, she is continuing to build a community keeping the Awareness of Food Allergy close at hand!… Thank you for being a part of my circle! ~ Tammy Bowers


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