This text introduces readers to the concept of orthomolecular medicine to take control of their family's health. It covers the pros and cons of antibiotics and vaccinations and looks at natural ways to boost immune function. It includes information on healthy eating and ways to protect children from a toxic environment.
About the Author
Ralph Campbell, M.D., is a lifelong advocate of nutritional medicine. He maintained a large pediatric practice in Southern California for thirteen years before moving to Polson, Montana, in 1970. Dr. Campbell conducted wellchild clinics for the Salish Kootenai Reservation, established the Lake County Health Department, and had a private pediatric practice.
Andrew W. Saul, M.S., Ph.D., is editor-in-chief of the Orthomolecular Medicine NewsService and is on the editorial board of the Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine. Has published more than 180 peer-reviewed articles and has written or coauthored 12 books.
Table of Contents
Foreword Ian Brighthope, M.D. ix
Part 1 Nutrition or Drugs?
Chapter 1 Discovering the Power of Vitamins and Other Nutrients 6
Chapter 2 Go to the Doctor or Become the Doctor? 21
Chapter 3 The Truth About Antibiotics and Immunizations 37
Chapter 4 How to Boost Your Child's Immune System Without Booster Shots 67
Part 2 Staying Healthy with Diet and Detoxification
Chapter 5 What is the Healthiest Diet for Your Child? 78
Chapter 6 Children and Cholesterol 95
Chapter 7 A Toxic Environment and What To Do About It 107
Part 3 Major Children's Health Problems
Chapter 8 Obesity and Diabetes 140
Chapter 9 Allergies and Asthma 161
Chapter 10 Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) 185
Chapter 11 How to Improve a Child's Behavior Without Drugs 203
Part 4 Vitamin Therapy
Chapter 12 High-Dose Vitamin C Therapy 216
Chapter 1 3: Vitamin D and Other Supplements 235
Additional Reading 259
About the Authors 291