Child Health Guide: Holistic Pediatrics for Parents

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North Atlantic Books, 2005 - Family & Relationships - 306 pages
The number of children taking prescription drugs for every type of ailment has reached epidemic proportions. Child Health Guide offers sensible alternatives to this disturbing trend, providing the information parents need to make informed decisions about natural healing for their children and the integration of natural treatments into their children's medical care. The book covers the prenatal period through infancy, toddlerhood, and into middle childhood, with emphasis on extended breastfeeding, co-sleeping, a natural foods diet, avoidance of toxic chemicals, limited use of vaccines, and treatment of health problems with homeopathic medicines and herbs. Child Health Guide respects parents' choices while providing persuasive arguments for building a healthy immune system by avoiding conventional drugs and stressing natural methods. Using an educational and informative tone, the book discusses preventive medicine, the causes of poor health in children, and common foods and chemical exposures that can contribute to chronic illness. It also provides nutritional interventions that strengthen immunity and promote healing.
 

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Contents

Natural Child Care
3
NutntiOH Principles
17
Healthy Decisions
57
The Vaccine Controversy
85
From Birth through Early Childhood
95
Your New Baby
121
Four to Nine Months
145
TheToddler
164
The SchoolAge Child
173
Managing Acute Illness
207
Treating Common Symptoms
215
References
257
Appendices
267
Websites
274
Professional Associations and Referral Directories
280
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Dr. Randall Neustaedter has practiced holistic medicine for more than thirty years in the San Francisco Bay Area, specializing in child health care. He is a licensed acupuncturist and Doctor of Oriental Medicine, as well as president of the Holistic Pediatric Association ( www.hpakids.com), author of the The Vaccine Guide, and the father of five children. Visit his website, www.cure-guide.com, to register for a free newsletter with pediatric updates.

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