Smart Medicine for a Healthier Child

Author: Janet Zand
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1583331395
Release Date: 2003-01
Genre: Health & Fitness

An alphabetical listing of common childhood disorders and their treatments lists both conventional and alternative options and provides the histories and applications of each therapy.

Smart Medicine for a Healthier Child

Author: Janet Zand
Publisher: Auburn House/Greenwood
ISBN: 1583331395
Release Date: 2003-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

An alphabetical listing of common childhood disorders and their treatments lists both conventional and alternative options and provides the histories and applications of each therapy.

Smart Medicine for Healthier Living

Author: Janet Zand
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101662632
Release Date: 1999-05-01
Genre: Health & Fitness

Written by a medical doctor, a naturopath, and a registered pharmacist, Smart Medicine for Healthier Living is a complete A-to-Z guide to the most common disorders and their treatments, using both alternative care and conventional medicine. Comprehensive and easy-to-follow, Smart Medicine for Healthier Living is divided into three parts. Part one explains the full spectrum of approaches used to effectively treat common health problems. It provides an overview of the history, fundamentals, and uses of conventional medicine, herbal medicine, homeopathy, acupressure, aromatherapy, diet, and nutritional supplements. It also includes a helpful section on home and personal safety. Part two contains a comprehensive A-to-Z listing of various health problems. Each entry clearly explains the problem and offers specific advice using a variety of approaches. Part three provides step-by-step guidance on using the many therapies and procedures suggested for each health problem. Smart Medicine for Healthier Living is a reliable source that you and your family can turn to time and time again, whenever the need arises.

Naturally Healthy Babies and Children

Author: Aviva Jill Romm, M.D.
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 9781587611926
Release Date: 2003-08-01
Genre: Health & Fitness

Committed to finding natural ways to care for their children, many parents seek techniques that do not require the invasive procedures and medications often associated with Western medicine. In NATURALLY HEALTHY BABIES AND CHILDREN, midwife and herbalist Aviva Romm offers a comprehensive handbook that addresses the common health issues of children, from newborns to preadolescents. Aviva'¬?s whole-child approach integrates herbal remedies, nutrition, hygiene, and alternative health techniques with supportive, informed parenting. From anemia to whooping cough, each entry includes herbal, dietary, and general recommendations, including tips on when to pursue professional medical care. NATURALLY HEALTHY BABIES AND CHILDREN is indispensable reading for families seeking safe, effective ways to practice healing techniques at home.

A Mother s Guide to Raising Healthy Children Naturally

Author: Sue Frederick
Publisher: Keats Pub
ISBN: 0879839260
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Health & Fitness

A look at parenting examines the natural method of bringing up children through proper nutrition and diet, and ways to promote spiritual health, as well as information on topics like the importance of breastfeeding. Original.

Folk Medicine

Author: D. C. Jarvis
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781473385504
Release Date: 2013-04-16
Genre: Health & Fitness

This book takes a deep look into the folk medicine of Vermont. Written by a formally trained doctor who realised the local folk medicine was not only tradition but imperative to the way of life and the health of fellow Vermonters. This little guide provides knowledge and understanding of the nature and long successful uses of fold medicine and will be invaluable to anyone interested in daily increased vitality from childhood through maturity to satisfyingly active old age.

Immunotics

Author: Carol Colman
Publisher: Putnam Publishing Group
ISBN: UCLA:L0086702024
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Health & Fitness

Provides information on strengthening the immune system weakened by toxins and the overuse of antibiotics, emphasizing herbs, dietary supplements, vegetables, a positive attitude, and a healthy lifestyle to fight disease.

Natural Healing for Babies and Children

Author: Aviva Jill Romm
Publisher:
ISBN: 0895947862
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Medical

This is an indispensable volume for parents seeking safe and effective ways to promote and maintain their child's health. Using a wide range of herbal and other natural remedies, Aviva Jill Romm -- midwife, herbalist, and mother of four -- presents her expertise in a form that is comprehensive and user-friendly.

Aromatherapy for the Healthy Child

Author: Valerie Ann Worwood
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 9781577313250
Release Date: 2012-08-22
Genre: Health & Fitness

Aromatherapy taps the healing potential of Earth's ancient medicines, the essential oils that give plants their scent. Powerful yet safe, aromatherapy is a sound way to treat everything from diaper rash to asthma to self-esteem troubles in children. Many complaints such as aches and coughs that might otherwise have to wait for a visit to the doctor can be addressed immediately at home using the healing power of nature.This book will appeal to every parent who thinks proactively about their children's long-term physical and mental health. Valerie Ann Worwood offers an array of scientifically proven remedies, along with complete charts of essential oils and instructions for aromatherapeutic massage. Other chapters describe how aromatherapy can benefit seriously ill children when used in conjunction with Western medicine.

Smart Medicine Family Health Journal

Author: Robert Roundtree
Publisher: Avery Publishing Group
ISBN: 1583331867
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Health & Fitness

A companion volume to Smart Medicine for Healthier Living furnishes a handy and accessible guide for keeping track of the health of the entire family, with sections for recording children's growth, immunizations, developmental milestones, dietary and health history, medicines and types of treatments, and more. Original. 20,000 first printing.

Less Medicine More Health

Author: Dr. H. Gilbert Welch
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 9780807071656
Release Date: 2015-03-03
Genre: Medical

The author of the highly acclaimed Overdiagnosed describes seven widespread assumptions that encourage excessive, often ineffective, and sometimes harmful medical care. You might think the biggest problem in medical care is that it costs too much. Or that health insurance is too expensive, too uneven, too complicated—and gives you too many forms to fill out. But the central problem is that too much medical care has too little value. Dr. H. Gilbert Welch is worried about too much medical care. It’s not to deny that some people get too little medical care, rather that the conventional concern about “too little” needs to be balanced with a concern about “too much”: too many people being made to worry about diseases they don’t have—and are at only average risk to get; too many people being tested and exposed to the harmful effects of the testing process; too many people being subjected to treatments they don’t need—or can’t benefit from. The American public has been sold the idea that seeking medical care is one of the most important steps to maintain wellness. Surprisingly, medical care is not, in fact, well correlated with good health. So more medicine does not equal more health; in reality the opposite may be true. The general public harbors assumptions about medical care that encourage overuse, assumptions like it’s always better to fix the problem, sooner (or newer) is always better, or it never hurts to get more information. Less Medicine, More Health pushes against established wisdom and suggests that medical care can be too aggressive. Drawing on his twenty-five years of medical practice and research, Dr. Welch notes that while economics and lawyers contribute to the excesses of American medicine, the problem is essentially created when the general public clings to these powerful assumptions about the value of tests and treatments—a number of which are just plain wrong. By telling fascinating (and occasionally amusing) stories backed by reliable data, Dr. Welch challenges patients and the health-care establishment to rethink some very fundamental practices. His provocative prescriptions hold the potential to save money and, more important, improve health outcomes for us all.

The Pill Book 14th Edition

Author: Harold M. Silverman
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 9780553907636
Release Date: 2011-07-20
Genre: Medical

THE CONSUMER’S GUIDE TO PILLS—COMPLETELY REVISED 14th EDITION FOR 2010 WITH MORE THAN 20 IMPORTANT NEW DRUGS AND DOZENS OF NEW BRAND NAMES For more than three decades, millions of consumers have trusted The Pill Book to provide official, FDA-approved information on more than 1,800 of the most commonly prescribed drugs in the United States with guidelines from leading pharmacists. Each drug is profiled in a concise, readable, easy-to-understand entry, making The Pill Book the perfect reference when you have questions about the medications your doctor prescribes. Inside you’ll discover • generic and brand-name listings that can help you save money • What each drug is for, and how it works • usual dosages, and what to do if a dose is skipped • side effects and possible adverse reactions, highlighted for quick reference • interactions with other drugs and food • overdose and addiction potential • alcohol-free and sugar-free medications • the most popular self-injected medications and their safe handling • information for seniors, pregnant and breast-feeding women, children, and others with special needs • cautions and warnings, and when to call your doctor • 32 pages of actual-size color photographs of prescription pills* No home should be without this book! *Not all ereading devices will show the images in color and at the exact size.

The Herbal Drugstore

Author: Linda White
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 9781623363871
Release Date: 2003-04-05
Genre: Health & Fitness

You're about to enter a completely different kind of drugstore. One where herbal medicines are offered right alongside conventional pharmaceuticals. Where bottles of feverfew stand next to bottles of aspirin, and echinacea has its place among other cold and flu remedies. The Herbal Drugstore is the only place where you can compare mainstream drug treatments and their herbal alternatives for close to 100 common health problems. You'll find herbs that have the same healing powers as many prescription and over-the-counter medications--only they're cheaper and gentler, with few or no side effects. Whether you need fast first-aid or long-term relief, The Herbal Drugstore has a remedy for you. Here's just a sampling: Immobilized by arthritis? Rub on capsaicin cream, a natural pain reliever made from hot peppers Can't sleep? Start snoozing with valerian--it's as effective as Valium, but it isn't addictive Want to lose a few pounds? Get a helping hand from psyllium, an herbal alternative to appetite suppressants Feeling stressed? Calm jangled nerves with ginseng--it won't undermine alertness Battling bronchitis? Clear up that cough with licorice, a natural expectorant Need help with high blood pressure? Turn to hawthorn--it has much in common with beta blockers, except for the side effects The Herbal Drugstore features these and many more herbal remedies--712 in all! They're profiled right next to their pharmaceutical counterparts, so you can make your own comparisons and decide which treatments are best for you.

A Guide to Child Health

Author: Michaela Glöckler
Publisher: Floris Books
ISBN: 9781782500230
Release Date: 2013-09-19
Genre: Health & Fitness

This acclaimed guide to children's physical, psychological and spiritual development is now available in a fourth revised edition. Combining up-to-date medical advice with issues of development and education, this is a definitive guide for parents. This is the book for anyone who has ever wanted a deeper understanding of their children's illnesses, or sought a more holistic approach to children's health. As well as comprehensively covering medical issues, it also discusses parenting techniques, education, spirituality and play -- a truly integrated approach to all aspects of raising healthy children in the broadest sense. The authors have over 20 years' experience treating children at Herdecke Hospital, Germany, which is run using anthroposophical principles. The fourth edition includes updates on treatments for tonsilitis, croup, sunstroke and headlice. The section on vaccinations includes the latest recommendations including measles, meningococcal and HPV. There is also a new section on electromagnetic pollution, including mobile (cell) phones.