The Food Cure for Kids: A Nutritional Approach to Your Child's Wellness / Edition 1

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A must-have resource for any parent whose child has chronic health complaintsIt's a frustrating treadmill: taking your child to the doctor for yet another ear infection, respiratory issue, tummy ache, or rash that can affect growth, susceptibility to infection, school performance, and energy levels, and being prescribed one treatment after another—only to be back a month later. The Food Cure for Kids shows you how to minimize such ailments and symptoms by making minor changes to your child's nutrition that have a real and lasting impact. Instead of prescribing elaborate dietary restrictions, pediatrician Natalie Geary and nutritionist Oz Garcia explain in straightforward terms how a nutritional imbalance can dramatically affect your child's health. They also highlight the difference between allergies and dietary intolerance. With this book in hand, you will better understand your child's immune system, making it possible to track symptoms accurately and take the right steps to improve his or her health. Learn how to conquer these chronic conditions:ear infections • bronchitis • stomachaches • skin rashes • low energy/moodiness

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762758869
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/5/2010
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 1,008,780
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Natalie Geary, MD, who has a private pediatric practice in New York City, regularly gives seminars and workshops on wellness and integrative health. She is the author of a popular blog, Oz Garcia, PhD, an internationally renowned nutritional counselor and life extension specialist, is the author of Redesigning 50, Look and Feel Fabulous Forever, and The Balance.

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Table of Contents

Introduction ix

Part I Laying the Groundwork for Better Health

Chapter 1 Is This Your Child? Understanding Your Constantly Whiny, Earache-y, Tired, Irritable, Stay-Home-from-School Kid 3

Chapter 2 An Integrative Approach: Planning for Your Child's Wellness 14

Chapter 3 Immune System 101: The Body's (Sometimes Overly Sensitive) Defense System 26

Chapter 4 It's Probably Not Allergies: Allergy vs. Intolerance 42

Part II Nutrition and the Immune System

Chapter 5 Let's Get Specific: Carbohydrates 63

Chapter 6 Let's Get Specific: Wheat 81

Chapter 7 Let's Get Specific: Dairy 92

Chapter 8 Let's Get Specific: Protein 109

Chapter 9 Let's Get Specific: Fats 122

Chapter 10 Let's Get Specific: Probiotics 143

Chapter 11 Supplementing Good Health: The Role of Nutraceuticals for Kids 155

Part III Living (And Eating) In the Real World

Chapter 12 How to Talk to Kids About Food: Stopping Problems Before They Start 177

Chapter 13 Disordered Eating and the Obesity Issue: How to Monitor Your Child's Eating Habits without Going Overboard 192

Chapter 14 Adjuncts to Nutritional Wellness: Stress Relief, Sleep, and Exercise 218

Chapter 15 Wrapping Up the Issues: Planning for a Healthy Future 239

Appendix A Resource Guide 247

Appendix B Glossary 251

Appendix C Bibliography 258

Acknowledgments 266

Index 267

About The Authors 275

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2010

    wonderful resource for parents

    great book. brilliant and clearly written. great for my kids and for every child.

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