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) [NOOK Book]

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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 ...
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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)

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Overview

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

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

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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780316052986
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Publication date: 4/29/2009
  • Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

William Sears, M.D., is the father of eight children as well as the author of more than 30 books on childcare. He received his pediatric training at Harvard Medical School's Children's Hospital and Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children. Dr. Sears is an Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and has practiced pediatrics for more than three decades.
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Table of Contents

How to Get the Most out of This Book x

A Word from Dr. Bill xii

Part I Does Your Child Have NDD? 1

1 Parents, We Have a Problem. It's NDD! 2

The Story of Johnny 4

Scary Statistics Every Parent Should Ponder 7

A Brain and Body out of Balance 10

Pure Moms to the Rescue 12

2 You Are What You Eat: How Fake Food Causes NDD 18

Brain Facts You Need to Know 19

What Goes On in That Growing Brain? 21

A Tale of Two Brain Fats 25

Omega 3s Make Your Child's Immune System Smarter 33

Omega 3s Help Keep Your Child's Body and Brain in Biochemical Balance 34

Give Your Child an Oil Change 39

How Sugar Feeds the Brain: For Better or for Worse 41

How Food Additives Affect Children's Learning, Mood, and Behavior 51

Artificial Sweeteners-Sour for Children 60

Food Sensitivities: Keep a Food-Mood Diary 66

3 Ten Steps to Prepare Your Family for the Change 67

1 Become Obsessed! 67

2 Avoid the Bad Words on Nutrition Labels 69

3 Practice the "We Principle" 71

4 Play Show-and-Tell 72

5 Give Real Foods Kid-Friendly Names 76

6 Teach Traffic-Light Eating 77

7 Practice the Pills/Skills Mind-set 82

8 Prevent Another NDD: Nature Deficit Disorder 86

9 No Excuses, Please! 89

10 Take Your Child on a Food Path Through the Body 91

Part II Dr. Sears's Prescription: Seven Simple Steps to Prevent NDD 97

4 Step 1: Feed Your Family Grow Foods 98

The Super Sixteen vs. the Sick Sixteen 98

Feed Your Family More Fish and Phytos 101

5 Step 2: Reshape Young Tastes 112

Start Early 113

Go Slowly 115

Shape, Don't Control 116

Make Meals More Fun 117

Make "Happy Meals" 119

Make Real Foods Part of Real Life 120

Twenty Ways to IntroduceNew Foods to Picky Eaters 122

6 Step 3: Begin the Day with a Brainy Breakfast 130

Four Benefits of a Brainy Breakfast 130

A Tale of Two Breakfast Eaters 132

Four Steps to Serving a Brainy Breakfast 134

Why Smoothies Are Smart 138

7 Step 4: Raise a Grazer 140

Why Grazing Is Good for Kids 140

Five Ways to Raise a Grazer 143

Supersnacks 145

8 Step 5: Encourage Healthy Eating When Out and at School 150

How to Help Your Child's School Get a Passing Grade in Nutrition 150

Six Tips for Eating Healthy When Not at Home 156

Eating at Friends' and Relatives' Homes 157

9 Step 6: Raise a Supermarket-Savvy Shopper 159

10 Step 7: Supplements 166

How to Choose an Omega-3 Supplement 167

Multivitamins: Choosing and Using 168

Part III Meal Plans and Recipes 171

11 Nine Days of Sample Menus 172

12 NDD-Prevention Recipes 182

Brainy Breakfasts 182

Luscious Lunches 186

Delicious Dinners 190

Supersnacks 198

Delightful Desserts 200

Index 205

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