Healthy Kids, Happy Moms: 7 Steps to Heal and Prevent Common Childhood Illnesses

Healthy Kids, Happy Moms: 7 Steps to Heal and Prevent Common Childhood Illnesses

Healthy Kids, Happy Moms: 7 Steps to Heal and Prevent Common Childhood Illnesses

Healthy Kids, Happy Moms: 7 Steps to Heal and Prevent Common Childhood Illnesses


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One in two children suffer from a chronic or recurring illness. If you feel stuck in a cycle of recurrent antibiotic use, missed school, sleepless nights and ER visits, Dr. Sheila Kilbane can help.

In this book, integrative pediatrician Sheila Kilbane, MD, shares the methodology she's developed over almost twenty years of practicing medicine: a 7-step process that can begin to heal your child's chronic illness from the inside out.

In Healthy Kids, Happy Moms, Dr. Kilbane equips you with the information and tools you need to transform your child's health such as:

  • A new approach to assessing your child's symptoms and learning how seemingly different symptoms are related
  • The role of inflammation in recurrent childhood illnesses
  • How to uncover the root of your child's inflammation, which drives recurrent illnesses
  • The important role gut health plays in overall health
  • 32 kid-friendly recipes to help even the busiest families make significant changes

Healthy Kids, Happy Moms also describes what nutrients your child might be deficient in and what foods he or she may need more or less of, and identifies the correct supplements for your child when needed and how to take them for maximum benefit.

In this groundbreaking book, you will discover a step-by-step strategy you can use today to transform your child's health for good. This book will give you the peace of mind you want, need, and deserve!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780785241065
Publisher: Harper Horizon
Publication date: 09/14/2021
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 528,657
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Sheila Kilbane, MD, is a board-certified pediatrician who also trained with Andrew Weil, MD, at the University of Arizona in integrative medicine.

She works with families to find the root cause of illness, using natural and nutritional therapies whenever possible in treating health issues such as colic, reflux, eczema, recurrent ear infections, recurrent sinus infections, asthma, allergies, stomach and GI issues like constipation and abdominal pain, ADHD, and sensory integration disorder.

She also conducts online education classes in addition to seeing individual patients in Charlotte, North Carolina. To learn more about her practice, please visit her website:

Table of Contents

Foreword David Katz, MD xiii

Introduction: How I Stumbled Upon the Power of Nutrition xv

Section I Healthy cell, healthy gut, healthy child 1

Chapter 1 An Integrative Approach to Pediatric Medicine 3

Chapter 2 To Understand Illness, First Understand Inflammation 16

Chapter 3 Leaky Gut vs. Healthy Gut 30

Chapter 4 Five Ways Food Triggers Inflammation in Our Bodies 49

Chapter 5 Overfed and Undernourished 65

Chapter 6 Focus Foods: Fats, Fiber, and Protein 78

Chapter 7 Rethinking Dairy: Science vs. Marketing 93

Chapter 8 Strategic Supplements to Support Digestion 107

Chapter 9 Curing vs. Healing 123

Chapter 10 Preparing Your Mind and Kitchen for the Program 130

Section II The 7 step healthy kids, happy moms program 139

Section III The recipes 197

Appendix 233

Acknowledgments 249

Notes 253

Further Reading 263

Index 269

About the Author 279

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