Should you give your child nutritional supplements? Are vaccinations safe? Why are more and more children becoming couch potatoes? In Healthy Child, Whole Child, doctors Stuart H. Ditchek and Russell H. Greenfield answer these questions and more, offering authoritative, cutting-edge information on all aspects of children's health and wellness. Taking the position that conventional and alternative approaches to pediatric care are not mutually exclusive, they provide the newest science and most up-to-date information on:
The 6 myths (and one true statement) about vaccinations
The 10 powerhouse foods for your kids
The 7 questions you need to ask to find out if your child is overweight
The 16 herbs that are safe and effective for children
How to receive more integrative care from your current pediatrician
"[Dr. Ditchek and Dr. Greenfield's] sound advice and supportive tone, along with their useful resource guide, will help parents care for their children in a complex world. Highly recommended...."
Foreword / Andrew Weil -- Introduction -- section 1. Basics -- 1. Read this first : what you need to know to get the most from this book -- 2. Your child's invisible shield : immunity and how to optimize it -- 3. A shot in the arm (or the leg) : vaccinations -- 4. Drugs and bugs : the proper use of antibiotics -- 5. The joy of eating : healthy eating patterns for life -- 6. Don't just sit there : exercise and physical fitness -- 7. Just sit there : the importance of rest and relaxation -- 8. It's not just what they breathe : protecting your children from environmental hazards -- 9. Aliens are brainwashing my kids! : protecting your children from unhealthy aspects of popular culture -- section II. Therapies -- 10. Little bodies, big imaginations : mind/body medicine for children -- 11. The healing touch : manual medicine -- 12. Herbs and spices : botanical medicine -- 13. Other alternatives : Chinese, homeopathic, and energy medicines -- section III. Conditions -- 14. Colds, flus, and other respiratory illnesses -- 15. Sore throat -- 16. Ear infection -- 17. Colic and reflux -- 18. Tummy troubles -- 19. Headache -- 20. Allergies and asthma -- 21. Skin problems -- 22. Problems of attention -- 23. Sleep issues -- Acknowledgments -- Resources -- Index.
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 7th July 2009
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Australia