From the Publisher
"Filled with practical tips for parents, The NDD Book could help stem the rapid rise of behavioral medications in children while improving the functioning of their developing bodies and brains, ultimately resulting in smarter, happier, and healthier kids. Dr. Sears's dietary and nutrient recommendations offer real alternatives for parents looking for a non-drug approach for the 'D' disorders."-Kenneth A. Bock, MD, author of Healing the New Childhood Epidemics: Autism, ADHD, Asthma, and Allergies "
In The NDD Book, Dr. Sears once again delivers his signature recipe: authoritative, reliable, useful, compassionate, and wise guidance to better eating for a lifetime of better health."-David L. Katz, MD, Director, Prevention Research Center, Yale University School of Medicine
"Dr. Sears once again has taken a complex problem in pediatrics and underscored the importance of nutrition in helping to alleviate this problem. He has a talent for making difficult concepts easier to understand by parents and the lay public. An excellent book."Allan Walker, M.D., Professor of Nutrition and Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Sears (Nighttime Parenting: How To Get Your Baby and Child To Sleep) argues that attention deficit disorder (ADD) is actually nutrition deficit disorder (NDD) and should be treated through diet, not drugs. Explaining how and why "fake" food can cause behavioral problems, Sears recommends strategies parents can use to improve their child's nutrition. Comparable with Albert C. Goldberg's Feed Your Child Right from Birth Through Teens, Sears's title differs in its attempt to solve one specific problem. The author's tone may be considered condescending by some readers when he simplifies the complex subject of human nutrition. His "scary stats" illustrate how so-called good and bad foods affect growing bodies. Sears also notes the differences in child and adult physiology that cause foods and additives to affect children differently. His suggested reading list is limited to his own books and web sites; nevertheless, he presents practical strategies for parents to follow in designing healthy eating plans for their children. Menus and recipes enhance the book's many helpful recommendations. Recommended for public libraries. (Illustrations not seen.)
Lois K. Merry