The N. D. D. Book: How Nutrition Deficit Disorder Affects Your Child's Learning, Behavior, and Health, and What You Can Do about It--Without Drugs (Sears Parenting Library Series)

The N. D. D. Book: How Nutrition Deficit Disorder Affects Your Child's Learning, Behavior, and Health, and What You Can Do about It--Without Drugs (Sears Parenting Library Series)

by William Sears
     
 

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The Sears Parenting Library's latest addition is an exploration of how nutrition affects the brains and behavior of youngsters. N.D.D., or Nutrition Deficit Disorder, as coined by Dr. Bill Sears, is based on the idea that if "you put junk food into a child's brain, you get back junk behavior and learning."

Dr. Sears will explore the latest scientific research on

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The Sears Parenting Library's latest addition is an exploration of how nutrition affects the brains and behavior of youngsters. N.D.D., or Nutrition Deficit Disorder, as coined by Dr. Bill Sears, is based on the idea that if "you put junk food into a child's brain, you get back junk behavior and learning."

Dr. Sears will explore the latest scientific research on the effects of nutrition on the brain. He will present case studies of his own patients who were diagnosed as "N.D.D." and showed major improvement in learning and behavior with diet change. Instead of simply medicating his patients, Dr. Sears looked for a better solution—in fact, with better nutrition, many of his patients were able to greatly reduce or even stop their medication. The book will also provide parents with a prescription, shopping and meal tips, and recipes to make implementing a healthier lifestyle that much easier.

THE N.D.D. BOOK will be a must-have for all parents who want to help their children become healthier, happier, and better prepared to learn.

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Editorial Reviews

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"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

Library Journal

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

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316043441
Publisher:
Little, Brown and Company
Publication date:
04/29/2009
Series:
Sears Parenting Library Series
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
1,355,158
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.24(h) x 0.62(d)

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