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Healthy Child, Whole Child: Integrating the Best of Conventional and Alternative Medicine to Keep Your Kids Healthy
Should you give your child nutritional supplements? Are vaccinations safe? Why are more and more children becoming couch potatoes? In Healthy Child, Whole Child, doctors Stuart H. Ditchek and Russell H. Greenfield answer these questions and more, offering authoritative, cutting-edge information on all aspects of children's health and wellness. Taking the position that conv ...more
ebook, 352 pages
Published July 7th 2009 by HarperCollins e-books
(first published 2001)
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I'm really liking this so far. It seems more down to earth than some of the "natural" healing books, but doesn't seem to focus on all the medical things that could go on with your child. All the new parent books seem to make me think that the doctors visits are necessary to avoid certain death.
Nov 16, 2007 missy jean rated it really liked it · review of another edition
i haven't finished this book yet, but i'm enjoying it a lot. the basic premise is that although conventional medicine has much to offer, prevention is the best medicine. and when problems occur, it's often best to start with unintrusive, holistic forms of alternative medicine and give the body a chance to do its work. it's a nice middle-of-the-road approach to integrative medicine and it includes chapters on common childhood illnesses (some of which my baby has had this week, so i checked the bo ...more
I really liked this book. It is written by two MDs with training in integrative medicine. The blend of traditional, allopathic medicine with alternative remedies (backed by legitimate research) really fit with my opinions about health. I was frustrated by other books on health that leaned so far to one side or the other, insisting that their method had all the answers and every other method was wrong. I also liked how the authors talked about the power of prayer and spirituality relating to heal ...more
This book offers a thoughtful and holistic approach to the health of children. I use it as a resource book, over and over again. The topics vary from exercise to healthy eating to sleep to the role of play. I love how in the back, the chapters are broken down into common ailments and natural remedies that have been proven to help. Practical and wonderful.
I liked the approach of these authors. They talk about embracing ideas from conventional and alternative medicine and considering both when trying to keep your family healthy. They have basic ideas like being active as a family and teaching your children correct portions for food. I learned a few things about immunizations and anti-biotics as well. An educating read.