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 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.

How to Raise a Healthy Child

Author: Robert S. Mendelsohn
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 9780345342768
Release Date: 1987
Genre: Family & Relationships

Offers a critical look at modern pediatrics, provides parents with detailed data about the diagnosis and treatment of childhood ailments, and argues that professional intervention should be used as a last resort

A Parent s Guide to Medical Emergencies

Author: Janet Zand
Publisher: Avery
ISBN: 0895297361
Release Date: 1996-10-31
Genre: Health & Fitness

Offers first aid instructions for choking, poisoning, seizures, shock, drownings, cuts, and other childhood disasters

The American Institute of Homeopathy Handbook for Parents

Author: Edward Shalts, M.D., D.Ht.
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118046897
Release Date: 2011-01-13
Genre: Health & Fitness

The American Institute of Homeopathy (AIH) is the oldest medical organization in the United States, founded three years before the American Medical Association. The American Institute of Homeopathy Handbook for Parents is the first AIH publication that offers another option for parents who are reluctant to participate in the widespread extreme measures of conventional medicine such as stimulants, antidepressants, and overuse of antibiotics. Step-by-step Edward Shalts, a medical doctor who practices homeopathic medicine, explains what homeopathy is and how it works. He presents a user-friendly overview of acute and chronic issues and shows how parents can deal with them, either on their own for some problems, or in many cases, with a qualified practitioner. This important resource explains the principles of homeopathy, the nature of remedies, and the appropriate time to use homeopathy.

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.

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.

The New York Times Parent s Guide to the Best Books for Children

Author: Eden Ross Lipson
Publisher: Harmony Books
ISBN: 9780812930184
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Family & Relationships

Provides reviews of more than one thousand classic children's books, ranging from picture books and early readers to young adult titles, along with more than fifty subject indexes and bibliographical listings of authors and illustrators.

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.

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.

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.

Your Six Year Old

Author: Louise Bates Ames
Publisher: Dell
ISBN: 9780307809001
Release Date: 2012-01-18
Genre: Family & Relationships

The six-year-old is a complex child, entirely different from the five-year-old. Though many of the changes are for the good -- Six is growing more mature, more independent, more daring and adventurous -- this is not necessarily an easy time for the little girl or boy. Relationships with mothers are troubled -- most of the time Six adores mother, but whenever things go wrong, it's her fault. It used to be, at Five, that she was the center of the child's universe; now, the child is the center of his own universe. Parents need the expert advice of Drs. Ames and Ilg during this difficult year, to explain parent-child relations, friendships with peers, what six-year-olds excel at, how they see the world, what it feels like to be entering the first grade. Children need patience and understanding to help make this transition easier. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Quirky Kids

Author: Perri Klass
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 030741647X
Release Date: 2007-12-18
Genre: Family & Relationships

The toddler whose tantrums scare all the other kids on the playground . . . The three-year-old who ignores all his toys but seems passionately attached to the vacuum cleaner . . . The fourth-grade girl who never gets invited to a birthday party because classmates think she’s “weird” . . . The geek who is terrific at math, but is failing every other subject. Quirky children are different from other kids in ways that they–and their parents and teachers–have a hard time understanding or explaining. Straddling the line between eccentric and developmentally impaired, quirky children present challenges that standard parenting books fail to address. Now, in Quirky Kids, nationally known writer/pediatrician Perri Klass and her colleague Eileen Costello, a seasoned pediatrician with a special interest in child development, finally provide the expert guidance and in-depth research that families with quirky children so desperately need. A generation ago, such children were called odd ducks or worse. But nowadays, they are often assigned medical, psychiatric, or neurological diagnoses. The diagnoses often overlap or shift, but the labels can be frightening. Klass and Costello illuminate the confusing list of terms applied to quirky children these days–nonverbal learning disability, sensory integration disorder, obsessive-compulsive behavior, autistic spectrum disorder, pervasive developmental disorder, Asperger’s syndrome–and explain how to assess what exactly each diagnosis means and how to use it to help a child most effectively. Quirky Kids takes you through the stages of a child’s life, helping to smooth the way at home, at school, even on the playground. How do you make it through mealtime, when emotions often erupt? How do you help the child’s siblings understand what’s going on? Is it better to “mainstream” the child or seek a special education program? How can you make a school more welcoming and flexible for a quirky child? How do you help your child deal with social exclusion, name-calling, and bullying? Choosing the right therapy for quirky children is especially difficult, because their problems fall outside traditional medical categories. Coping strategies might include martial arts or horseback riding, or speech and occupational therapies. Klass and Costello cover all the options, as well as offer a thorough consideration of the available medications, how they work, and whether medication is the best choice for your child. Drs. Klass and Costello firmly believe that the ideal way to help our quirky kids is to understand and embrace the qualities that make them exceptionally interesting and lovable. Written with upbeat clarity and informed insight, their book is a comprehensive guide to loving, living with, and enjoying these wonderful if challenging children. From the Hardcover edition.