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A Practical Guide to Children's Health
A Practical Guide to Children's Health
There are so many confusing messages today about how to keep kids healthy. Every day there is a new study out proving the opposite of the what previous day's study said. Parents just want some straight information on natural health! A Practical Guide to Children's Health can help. In it, there are three main sections: Food, Health, and Environment. In each, there are several topics that are important to parents, like super foods, special diets, picky eaters, healthy snack ideas, milk, grains and sugar, healthy recipes, OTC medications, prescription medications, vaccines, herbal remedies for common conditions, sleep issues, herbal guide, alternative practitioners, organic clothing and bedding, car seat safety, and even schooling and positive discipline. These topics examine the controversial and misleading information and explain the options concisely. The book is supported by over 300 primary research sources, largely from medical journals. The foreword is written by Dr. Tyson Perez, DC. A Practical Guide to Children's Health is a hand book of basic, well-researched information for parents to turn to when they need help with health. This book is not written by a medical professional and is in no way intended as medical advice. Nothing in this book can diagnose, treat, or cure any illness; it is for informational purposes only. If you have specific questions about your child's health, please seek advice from a medical professional.
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Disclaimer: This book was not written by a medical professional.  It is not medical advice.  Everything within this book is intended for informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure anything.  If you have a concern about your child’s health, please seek advice from a medical professional.

In today’s world, muddling through all the conflicting health information is difficult.  Parents are told opposing things all the time:

  • Milk is good — milk is bad
  • Grains are good — grains are bad
  • Vaccines are necessary — vaccines are poison
  • Supplements are good — supplements are bad

…and on and on it goes.

The average parent doesn’t have the time to sort through all of these conflicting messages — they’re too busy simply trying to raise their children as best they can!  They’re left with having to pick a source or two to trust and their own instincts.

Sometimes, though, they really need or want to know more.  What then?

A Practical Guide to Children’s Health was born because of this confusion.  I was in that boat myself 5 years ago, when my first was a baby.  I read and read and became more confused, until after a few years and thousands of hours of reading, what I was seeing began to make sense.  I began blogging, continued reading, and at the end of 2012, finally began to write this book.

It’s taken me those five years, thousands of hours of research in books and medical journals, and lots of trial and error to figure out what works for my family.  Many parents don’t have that kind of time to devote to such research.  What they need is a “cheat sheet” on the major issues, so that they can skim through what’s out there and figure out what works best for them.

A Practical Guide to Children’s Health doesn’t tell you what you *must* do.  Each section explains the current controversy (if any) and all the major issues, then offers potential solutions.  In many sections I share what our family has decided, although I make it clear that is just what works for us (and this is valuable because I share our thought process).

The book is well supported by research, with over 300 primary sources, largely from medical journals.  It has a foreword written by Dr. Tyson Perez, DC.  All of the sources in the PDF versions of the book are clickable, so that parents who desire to do more research on their own and simply use this as a “jumping off” point may do so.  This book is valuable even for more experienced “natural health” families because of the depth of the research available.  It would take families hundreds of hours to search for all of these sources themselves (as it did for me); instead they can simply click through the long list of resources as desired!

For parents looking for a no-nonsense, well-researched guide to children’s health, this is it.

Table of Contents

Introduction

  • Introduction
  • Why I’m Writing This Book
  • How to Use This Book
  • Resources
  • Disclaimer

Section 1: Food

  • Why Nutrition is So Important
  • 10 Super Foods for Kids
  • Should You Choose Organic?
  • What if I Have a Picky Eater?
  • Explaining Dietary Changes to Older Kids
  • Keeping Kids from Obesity
  • The Milk Question
  • Grains and Sugar: Good or Bad?
  • Special Diets
  • Ingredients to Avoid at the Store
  • Food Label Tricks
  • Kid-Friendly Snack Ideas
  • Kid-Friendly Lunch Box Ideas
  • Kid-Friendly Food on a Budget
  • Getting Kids Involved in the Kitchen
  • Kid-Friendly Recipes

Section 2: Health

  • What Does It Mean to be “Healthy?”
  • Well-Child Visits: Should You?
  • A Note on Vaccines
  • A Note on OTC Medications
  • A Note on Antibiotics and Prescription Drugs
  • Boosting the Immune System Naturally
  • Supplements
  • Fevers
  • Colds and Flu
  • Stomach Viruses
  • Ear Infections
  • Cuts and Scrapes
  • Skin Rashes
  • Outdoor Care
  • Vaccine-Preventable Diseases
  • Food Allergies
  • Seasonal Allergies
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Sleep and Sleep Problems
  • Other Childhood Illnesses
  • Chronic Illnesses
  • When to Call the Doctor
  • Alternative Doctors
  • Herb Guide
  • Exercise and Motion

Section 3: Environment

  • Do You Need Organic Beds and Bedding?
  • Choosing Safe Clothing
  • Children’s Furniture and Safety
  • Personal Care Products: Which to Use and Why
  • Does Your Child Really Need a Bath?
  • Keeping Homes Allergy-Free
  • TV and Media Use in Children
  • Positive Discipline Methods
  • Schooling Options

 Closing

What Others are Saying

What a great read! In this book, Kate presents the facts on many childhood health concerns, from illness to diet/lifestyle. As a registered pediatric nurse, I enjoyed reading this well written manual full of practical advice and alternatives to Western medicine and health care. It was refreshing to read about childhood illness from the viewpoint of a well-studied mother (after all, who knows their child better?), with research based facts to back up the information given. I strongly recommend this book to all parents who want to save time, stress, money, and unnecessary trips to healthcare facilities by being empowered to prevent and treat minor childhood illness.

– Holly @ Whole Sweet Home

A Practical Guide to Children’s Health is a must have book for every family. Kate covers everything from nutrition and health to exercise and schooling options. I wish all my friends and family with children would buy this book. I am excited to have it as part of my collection. I will be referencing this book again and again.

–Katie of Nourishing Simplicity

A Practical Guide to Children's Health
A Practical Guide to Children's Health
There are so many confusing messages today about how to keep kids healthy. Every day there is a new study out proving the opposite of the what previous day's study said. Parents just want some straight information on natural health! A Practical Guide to Children's Health can help. In it, there are three main sections: Food, Health, and Environment. In each, there are several topics that are important to parents, like super foods, special diets, picky eaters, healthy snack ideas, milk, grains and sugar, healthy recipes, OTC medications, prescription medications, vaccines, herbal remedies for common conditions, sleep issues, herbal guide, alternative practitioners, organic clothing and bedding, car seat safety, and even schooling and positive discipline. These topics examine the controversial and misleading information and explain the options concisely. The book is supported by over 300 primary research sources, largely from medical journals. The foreword is written by Dr. Tyson Perez, DC. A Practical Guide to Children's Health is a hand book of basic, well-researched information for parents to turn to when they need help with health. This book is not written by a medical professional and is in no way intended as medical advice. Nothing in this book can diagnose, treat, or cure any illness; it is for informational purposes only. If you have specific questions about your child's health, please seek advice from a medical professional.
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