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Special-Needs Kids Go Pharm-Free: Nutrition-Focused Tools to Help Minimize Meds and Maximize Health and Well-Being
     

Special-Needs Kids Go Pharm-Free: Nutrition-Focused Tools to Help Minimize Meds and Maximize Health and Well-Being

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by Judy Converse
 

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Advice for parents interested in nutrition strategies for enhanced health and less dependence on medications for special-needs children.

This expert and practical guide advises parents of special-needs children on how to maximize the impact of nutrition in order to lessen the need for pharmaceuticals. Informed by the latest research and the author's

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Advice for parents interested in nutrition strategies for enhanced health and less dependence on medications for special-needs children.

This expert and practical guide advises parents of special-needs children on how to maximize the impact of nutrition in order to lessen the need for pharmaceuticals. Informed by the latest research and the author's thriving nutrition-for-kids practice, it presents condition- specific information on how to harness the power of specific foods, ingredients, and nutritional supplements to help special needs kids enjoy improved health, growth, functional ability, and well being.

Suitable for children with ADHD, asthma, allergies, chronic inflammatory conditions, autism, learning disabilities, mood concerns, sensory processing disorder, and other neurodevelopmental problems. A non-invasive and holistic approach that complements existing therapies, this book aims to help each child reach his or her full potential.

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Unlike drugs, dietary supplements don't require FDA approval before marketing. Because the manufacturer determines the dosage and they're often without scientific support from peer-reviewed journals, it can be difficult to ascertain a supplement's true effectiveness. Still, there is little doubt that nutritional supplements can play a helpful role in addressing health concerns. Dietitian Converse focuses on special-needs children and outlines various nutritional tools parents can use to reduce or eliminate medications, tackling such issues as special-needs babies, growth impairments, and attention and anxiety problems. Her style is a bit scientific, but she is comprehensive and realistic. Parents seeking a holistic method to assist their special-needs child will find much value here; recommended. — "Parenting Short Takes," Booksmack! 1/20/11

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101445792
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/07/2010
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
File size:
249 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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Meet the Author

Judy Converse, MPH, RD, LD, is the author of Special-Needs Kids Eat Right. A licensed registered dietitian specializing in nutrition care for children with special needs, she lives with her husband and son in Colorado.

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Special-Needs Kids Go Pharm-Free: Nutrition-Focused Tools to Help Minimize Meds and Maximize Health and Well-Being 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My brother was a special needs child. :(