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A Quest for Miracles in the Mysterious World of Camels

by Adams, Christina

When Christina Adams, a journalist by training, discovered that camel's milk helped her son with autism, she started a journey she could never have anticipated.

Adams teamed up with international scientists to explore the amazing properties of camel milk, properties that help combat autism, allergies, diabetes, and immune dysfunction. Combining strong narrative, cutting-edge science, and lively portraits of distinct cultures and personalities, Adams takes us to the camel farms of Arab royals, travels with white-swathed Tuareg nomads and their herds, and meets passionate Amish camel farmers. And she also comes to understand why camels are cherished, regarded as family members, and hailed as healers.

Christina Adams an award-winning writer, journalist and speaker. Her work appears in The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, LA Times Magazine, and many more. She is the author of A Real Boy: A True Story of Autism, (Berkley/Penguin).

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Adams has woven an incredible tapestry that will fascinate you with its science and touch you with its story. Reminiscent of John Vaillant's wonderful nonfiction book The Tiger, Camel Crazy will teach you things you never imagined and move you to tears.

Quote: Mary Morris, author of Gateway to the Moon and The Jazz Palace

Testimony not only of a dedicated mother, but also of a determined, intelligent woman whose ability to think outside the box enabled her to go beyond conventional medical boundaries and overcome serious medical challenges affecting her child.

Quote: Dr. Amnon Gonenne, PhD, scientist, researcher, and biotechnology executive

Combining a mother's love with the skill of a scientist and the finesse of a diplomatic ambassador, Christina Adams glides through international and cultural barriers with the realization that we are all part of a global village. In tirelessly striving to resolve her son's challenges, Adams expertly fits together several pieces of the puzzle in making fulfilling and productive lives for people on the autism spectrum more the rule rather than the exception.

Quote: Stephen M. Shore, professor of special education at Adelphi University

For me, as both a parent and self-advocate for autism spectrum disorder, seeing the development of science-based natural resources to increase functionality for people with autism is outstanding. Christina Adams has been an amazing international leader in finding solutions that geneticists are only now starting to understand. The trailblazing work she describes in this book has led to significant multidisciplinary scientific studies.

Quote: Anne Delery McWhorter, autistic advocate and owner of Quiet Calm LLC

Camel Crazy relates an extraordinary story and captures how camels represent freedom to pastoralists like me. This book's camel wisdom rings true and will help the humble animals who in turn sustain millions of pastoralists globally.

Quote: Roba B. Jilo, camel herder and member of the Karrayyu-Oromo tribe of Ethiopia

Christina Adams's writing and work are important to many indigenous cultures around the world, like my own nomadic tribe, the Tuareg camel herders. We need protecting.

Quote: Sidi Amar, nomad, camel handler, Tuareg cultural protector, Sahara Desert Niger

Christina Adams sweeps up the reader on her colorful, entertaining, and very personal quest to find out more about camels - and the exotic milk that proved so beneficial for her son and other autistic children. Her wonderful book takes us on fascinating travels, encounters, and discoveries, winding up with a useful trove of practical advice in the Appendix.

Quote: Nancy Jones Abeiderrahmane, founder of Tiviski, winner ROLEX Award for Enterpris

In her fascinating book Camel Crazy, Christina Adams describes her quest to help her son, which is both heroic and an important reminder of the arrogance embedded in the prevailing wisdom of Western medicine and modern industrial life. We recklessly toss out important traditional knowledge, remove direct contact with the animals - like camels - who have shaped human civilization, and belittle the important steps to regain control over our lives by searching for answers in unexpected places. Camel Crazy is a joy to read and should inspire those of us who feel powerless in the face of industrialized life. Biodiversity matters. Animals matter. And it matters to enter into a space in which we consider possibilities that otherwise would seem impossible.

Quote: Richard McCarthy, executive director, Slow Food International

A magical story that feels part memoir, part fairy tale, pure heart. I want everyone I know to read this book to be reminded how one woman can change the world by following her own path.

Quote: Jennifer Pastiloff, bestselling author of On Being Human


Quote: Caroline Leavitt, NYT bestselling author of Pictures of You and Is This Tomorrow

A story as wondrous as a fantastic novel, full of amazing moments.

Quote: Anita Hughes, author of Rome In Love

.... The healing power of camel milk alters the immunity tied to human pH balance and reduces inflammation, so that correct nutrients, rather than abnormal ones, can enter the system and feed the brain. Both her research and mine show that the safety profile is very high.

Quote: Caroline Choan, MD, Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Mesmerizing... Just as I was awaiting a scientific explanation, there it was, eloquent and exciting. Camels, and their milk, are indeed special.

Quote: Ricki Lewis, PhD, geneticist, PLOS science writer

Christina Adams has a powerful, passionate, and convincing story to tell. Myself, I was looking for a camel milk source by page 38.

Quote: Randy Fertel, PhD, cofounder of the Edible Schoolyard, New Orleans, author

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