Disease-Proof Your Child: Feeding Kids Right

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In his private practice, Joel Fuhrman, M.D. helps families transform their eating habits and recover their health. His nutrient-rich eating plan can have a significant impact on your child's resistance to dangerous infections, and a dramatic effect on reducing the occurrence of illnesses like asthma, ear infections, and allergies. Dr. Fuhrman explains how you can make sure your children are eating right to maintain a healthy mind and body, and how eating certain foods and avoiding others can positively impact ...

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Overview

In his private practice, Joel Fuhrman, M.D. helps families transform their eating habits and recover their health. His nutrient-rich eating plan can have a significant impact on your child's resistance to dangerous infections, and a dramatic effect on reducing the occurrence of illnesses like asthma, ear infections, and allergies. Dr. Fuhrman explains how you can make sure your children are eating right to maintain a healthy mind and body, and how eating certain foods and avoiding others can positively impact your child's IQ and success in school.

He also presents the fascinating science that demonstrates that the current epidemic of adult cancers and other diseases is closely linked to what we eat in the first quarter of life. Eating well in our early years may enable us to win the war on cancer. Bolstered by this scientific evidence, he helps you do everything you can to protect your child against developing diabetes, cardiovascular disease, autoimmune diseases, and cancer through a solid nutritional groundwork.

Featuring easy-to-prepare, kid-friendly recipes that will satisfy even the pickiest eaters, your whole family will learn to establish life-long healthful eating habits.

Harness the power of a nutrient-rich diet to ensure a lifetime free of illness and full of health!

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“…a timely response to America’s health care crisis. The time to effectively institute healthy nutrition is during childhood. Dr. Fuhrman provides solutions for children, parents, and physicians.”

— Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., M.D., Preventive Cardiology – Cleveland Clinic Foundation         

 

“Dr. Fuhrman’s latest book couldn’t have come at a better time given the epidemic of obesity, cancer, diabetes and heart disease which is reaching earlier and earlier into the lives of our children. It is destined to take its place among the most important child-rearing books ever written…”

— Mark A. Huberman, President, National Health Association

 

“The reduction in disease and suffering from this book could exceed any ‘medical’ advance one can conceive of.”

 

—John Kelly, MD, MPH, President, American College of Lifestyle Medicine, professor, Department of Nutrition, School of Public Health, Loma Linda University

Library Journal
In his latest book (after Eat To Live), physician Fuhrman does not make a terribly radical point: kids need to eat a lot of fruits and vegetables to ward off disease. However, he also alleges that a child's diet before the age of ten may have a dramatic effect on the occurrence of diseases much later in life, such as heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. In addition, he maintains that "superior nutrition"-a healthy mix of "good" fats; ample fruits, vegetables, and beans; and whole foods-can ameliorate eczema, ADHD, allergies, ear infections, and other ailments. If children's food options are all healthy ones, he assures readers that kids will eat what they need; they will not starve if there are no chicken nuggets. Although Fuhrman is emphatic about fruits and vegetables, he does not go so far as to advocate eschewing all animal products. Rather, he provides the advantages and disadvantages to vegan, vegetarian, and omnivorous diets, explaining how to choose the best foods within each model. He also bucks some of the traditional child nutrition experts, who previously advocated dairy products and carbohydrate-rich diets. Including many suggestions, tips, patient stories, and even some recipes, this nutrition guide is good for public libraries with an extensive consumer health section.-Elaine M. Bergman, SUNY at Albany Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312338084
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 9/5/2006
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 111,830
  • Product dimensions: 6.41 (w) x 9.14 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Joel Fuhrman

Joel Fuhrman, M.D., author of Eat to Live and Fasting and Eating for Health: A Medical Doctor’s Program for Conquering Disease, is a board-certified family physician who specializes in preventing and reversing disease through nutritional and natural methods.

 

Dr. Fuhrman lives in Flemington, New Jersey, with his wife and four children.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction : we are molded by our childhood
1 Understanding superior nutrition 1
2 Preventing and treating childhood illnesses nutritionally 35
3 Understanding the causes of cancer and other illnesses 72
4 Feeding your family for superior health 107
5 Preparing healthy foods that your kids will love 167
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  • Posted October 26, 2009

    Incredibly good, useful nutritional information

    For those of you out there who are looking to give your children the best possible defense in life for everything out there - it starts right at home with nutrition. Joel Fuhrman is very concise in his information, and how to easily adopt healthier eating habits in your home for all involved - not just your children. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who has been searching for answers on how to get their children off the sugar, processed food, and high fatty cholesterol laden foods most of us have been raised on. With diseases reaching epidemic proportions here in the U.S., the information he has to give is vital to turning your life around. An excellent read, with excellent information and advice.

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2012

    I thought the book was informative. What Healthuprising failed

    I thought the book was informative. What Healthuprising failed to mention is that, although seals are fatty, the fat is Omega-3, which is unlike the excess fat most Americans consume. Thus, we have a higher rate of heart disease. Omega-3's help reduce the inflammation and cholesterol. Americans eat too much Omega-6, which is bad when you're not getting enough Omega-3 to balance it out.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 1, 2012

    This book uses old scientific studies which have been found out to be wrong

    As the father of three children I'm extremely interested in helping my children get the best nutrition possible. I have no bias toward any food, be it animal, plant, or processed, other than understanding if it's beneficial, toxic, or pro-inflammatory to myself or my children.

    I believe, as the books title indicates, we need to feed our children the right mix of foods in order to disease proof our children. And while the book does advocate many correct facts about nutrition, such as eliminating sugar and processed foods, it's clear that Dr. Fuhrman has a bias toward being a vegan or vegetarian. This bias is clearly a conflict of interest when making recommendations on nutrition for children. To me this bias clouds his judgement when citing scientific studies, especially studies like the Seven Country studies, which has been proven be unsubstantiated.

    This book reminds me of the China Study in that Fuhrman, like T. Colin Campbell, has an ideology that supersedes fact based research, rather than looking at the diets of human cultures throughout the world, and citing the instances where cultures ate substantial amounts of saturated fats from animals, such as the Inuit (Eskimo's), they cherry pick data, creates research based on their ideology, and manipulate statistics.

    Again I have no bias toward any particular diet, I'm just a father that's researching the nutrition needs for his children, but this book fails to provide the facts about nutrition and causation of disease. Dr. Fuhrman did not look at the food from all cultures, and he did not correctly identify the causation of the health epidemic of the past 30 years. How does he say saturated fat is the causation for heart disease? No studies have ever confirmed that, and the Intuit who lived for thousands of years, ate nothing but protein and saturated fat. And guess what, all of the doctors that met them over the past two centuries reported they never saw a case of heart disease in an Intuit.

    If you're a devout vegan or vegetarian looking to valid your lifestyle then this book is for you. However if your an independent, open minded, person looking to evaluate research and facts from all cultures, their nutrition, their foods, and their health, then I think you should pass and try another book that isn't written from a biased doctor citing antiquated research.

    6 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2013

    Coming from the stand point of a meat eater all my life and just

    Coming from the stand point of a meat eater all my life and just recently moving toward a plant based diet gradually over the past year. I have seen a tremendous change in my health. Each step I took toward plant based the better I felt. My intention was never to give up a meat/dairy based diet but considering the health benefits I have seen I cannot ignore the fact that it works. I am finally at a point in my life that I am at a normal weight and I am maintaining it and still continuing to lose weight slowly. I can say that considering the health benefits I want my child to also eat this way and this book has helped me along the way with feeding her right and she has been very healthy no ear infections or colds like she was experiencing constantly when consuming dairy products. I will say this she still does eat some meat and some eggs on occation when she is away from home but she is still very healthy. If I had to condemn any particular food I would say dairy products are the worst. Hopefully my experience helps others.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 12, 2005

    Amazing Book

    This book is amazing. If only all of our doctors taught us nutrition we wouldn't see so many diseases in our children.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted September 2, 2013

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