Superimmunity for Kids: What to Feed Your Children to Keep Them Healthy Now, and Prevent Disease in Their Future

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780440506799
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 8/28/1989
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 821,311
  • Product dimensions: 6.01 (w) x 9.24 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword xiii
Preface xvii
1 The Vital Link: Nutrition and Your Child's Immune System 1
How You Can Enhance the Development of Your Child's Immune System 3
Essential Fatty Acids: The Special Nutrients Your Child's Immune System Needs 5
How the Immune System Can Malfunction to Create Allergies and Autoimmune Diseases 14
The Signs of Efa Ineficiency 16
How to Make Sure Your Child Gets Enough Efas 17
2 Pregnancy: Optimally Nourished Mothers Produce Stronger Babies 22
What's Good to Eat and Drink During Pregnancy--And What to Avoid 25
Your Pregnancy Diet 26
About Smoking 34
Can You Take Drugs During Pregnancy? 35
The Question of Nutritional Supplements 35
How Food and Supplements Can Overcome Morning Sickness 46
How Much Should You Exercise During Pregnancy? 47
Learn to Relax so Your Body Can do its Job 48
The Last Word: Sleep 50
3 From Birth to Six Months--Creating High Health: Should You Breast-Feed? 51
What Breast Milk Can do for Your Baby 52
What Breast-Feeding Can do for You 58
What Supplements Should You Take While Breast-Feeding? 59
What Not to Take While Breast-Feeding 60
How to Manage the Working Mother's Options 62
4 Six Months to a Year: Building Up Young Bodies When Starting Solid Food 72
How to Introduce Your Baby to Solid Foods 74
Does He Need Supplements? 80
How to Start His Teeth off Right 81
The "Invisible" Nutrient 81
How to Cope With Health Problems During Your Baby's First Year 82
5 Ages One to Five: The Supernourished Toddler 94
Keeping Up with the Efas 96
A Rundown on Antioxidants 98
The Mighty Minerals 100
Vitamin A 106
Seven Common Questions About Feeding Toddlers 108
A Toddler Meal Plan 113
6 Nutritional First Aid to Fight Toddler Illnesses 121
Signs of a Simple Nutritional Deficiency 122
Stomachaches 123
Infections 123
Allergies 130
Behavioral Problems 133
7 Ages Five to Twelve: Feeding Your School-Age Child for Extra Immunity 142
What to Feed Your School-Age Child 144
Fighting the Junk-Food Junkies 164
How to Use Nutrition to Cope with the Special Problems of School-Age Children 167
8 Ages Thirteen to Seventeen: Keeping Your Teenager in Top Health 182
The Special Nutritional Needs of Adolescents 183
The Truth About Calcium and Strong Bones 184
A Meal Plan for Adolescents 187
How to Cope With Your Teenager's Health Problems 193
9 How Power-Packed Nutrition Creates Immunity for Life 221
Diseases of Inflammation and Autoimmunity 223
Arteriosclerosis, Hypertension, and Diabetes 224
Cancer 228
10 Recipes--Including Snacks, Desserts, and Spreads: Your Greatest Challenge 231
Basic Information 231
Breakfast: Start the Day Healthy 239
Supernutritious Main Courses 246
Power Pasta 254
Child-Pleasing Salads 257
Superior Soups 258
Tasty Spreads, Dressings, Sauces, and Dips 260
Nutrient-Dense Snacks and Desserts 266
Good-For-You Frostings and Toppings 284
References 289
Index 301
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2006


    My 14-month-old son gets severe diarrhea with antibiotics. I didn't know what kind of cultures would help, nor did I know to request Nystatin with the prescription to prevent yeast infections associated with antibiotics. This book gives EXACT instructions for ailments, everyday health advice, specific supplements, ingredient tips, and GREAT recipes! I'll probably buy this for baby showers in the future. This isn't just a helpful book, it's a necessary one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2000

    A 'Must Have' for all parents

    This book was extremely helpful. Now I know exactly what my toddler should be eating and what I should avoid feeding her. It also had excellent meal/snack menu sugestions. I wish these important nutrition values were implemented in every American's upbringing and passed on to their children.

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