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An Encyclopedia of Natural Healing for Children and Infants, by Mary Bove - This comprehensive, user-friendly volume by one of the nation’s most highly trained medical herbalist has all the information that concerned parents need to safe-guard and improve the health of their children. This book features new material on topics of particular interest to today’s health-conscious parent, such as environmental allergies and the use of antibiotics.


Aromatherapy for the Healthy Child, by Valerie Ann Worwood -This reference shows how essential oils can help parents raise healthier, happier children. Chapters cover every age from newborn to teen with aromatherapy remedies for typical problems -- from diaper rash to asthma to self-esteem. The book features information for pregnant mothers and physically challenged children and appendices with reference charts, safety data, and supplier information.  

Boost Your Child's Immune System: A Program and Recipes for Raising Strong, Healthy Kids, by Richard L Saphir, M.D. and Lucy Burney- Making the most of superfoods and nutrients, this powerful guide gives parents the building blocks and a clear plan to raise kids who are fit and strong for life and capable of fighting off bugs and infections. Top nutrition specialist Lucy Burney walks parents through how the immune system works and then addresses in a straightforward, easy-to-read manner.


Children's Allergies and Asthma: Steps to Help Stop Attacks and Improve Your Child’s Health, by Paul Erlich - This book dispenses very helpful advice and gets inside the heads of children who have these conditions, and explains theory and practice behind the medical specialty itself. Some of the anecdotes about how non-specialists can botch treatment are shocking. Some if it is also quite funny. Also, it's nice to read a book by doctors who still clearly love the practice of medicine and doing good for people, in spite of all the changes that have happened to the profession in recent years.


Disease-Proof Your Child: Feeding Kids Right, by Joel Fuhrman, M.D. - In his private practice, Dr. Joel Fuhrman, works with many families to turn around their health and eating habits and helps children with recurrent medial problems recover their health with nutritional interventions, avoiding the need for further medication.  Backed up by a multitude of scientific studies, Dr. Fuhrman explains how eating particular foods (and avoiding others) can have a significant impact on your child’s resistance to dangerous infections and have a dramatic effect on reducing the occurrence of illnesses like ear infections, asthma, and allergies.  The right foods introduced early in life can also positively impact your child’s IQ and success in school. 


Guided Imagery for Healing Children and Teens, by Ellen Curran - This guide, a new form of self-healing, addresses minor symptoms, chronic conditions such as cancer, serious events like surgery, and emotional disturbances. It teaches parents to use imagery with their child for healing.


Healthy Child, Whole Child: Integrating the Best of Conventional and Alternative Medicine to Keep Your Kids Healthy, by Stuart H Ditchek – The physician-authors experienced and trained in traditional medicine, have written this guide for parents who are interested in complementary methods of prevention and healing. The book covers strengthening the immune system, vaccinations, proper use of antibiotics and protecting children from environmental and cultural hazards.


The Holistic Pediatrician (2nd Edition): A Pediatricians’ Comprehensive Guide to Safe and Effective Therapies for the 25 Most Common Ailments of Infants, Children and Adolescents. By Kathi J. Kemper - Dr. Kemper’s book incorporates the best of both mainstream and alternative medicine to aid parents in dealing with the most common childhood health problems. From ear infections to allergies, fevers to diaper rash, colds to bed-wetting.


The Ritalin Fact Book: What Your Doctor Won’t Tell You, by Peter R. Breggin – The author doesn't try to hide his opinion: the introduction to The Ritalin Fact Book clearly states, "This book is written from a viewpoint that is critical of stimulant drugs and their prescription for "attention deficit hyperactive disorder." As a medical expert in legal cases against pharmaceutical companies, Breggin has access to information many doctors have never seen, and what he presents is frightening.


Natural Alternatives to Antibiotics, by John McKenna – The book offers natural approaches to the treatment of bacterial infections and provides therapeutic options for the treatment and prevention of infections using herbal, homeopathic, and nutritional remedies. Also includes a chapter on childhood infections.


Naturally Healthy Babies ad Children: A Commonsense Guide to Herbal Remedies, Nutrition, and Health, by Willliam Sears – Many parents seek techniques that do not require invasive procedures and medications often associated with Western Medicine. This handbook addresses common health issues for newborns to preadolescents.


Pediatric Fibromyalgia: The Program that Helps Boost Your Childs Energy Levels, (What Your Doctor May Not Tell You) by R. Paul St. Amand – This book explains why pediatric fibromyalgia is often misdiagnosed, how guaifenesin has helped eliminate symptoms, what must be avoided when taking guaifenesin, and the link between fibromyalgia and hypoglycemia.


The Truth About Children's Health: The Comprehensive Guide to Understanding, Preventing, and Reversing Disease, by Robert Bernardini – This book is incredibly informative, although it may be frightening due to the book's emphasis on toxins and the dangers in our children's world today. However the book also empowers its readers and gives wonderful advice about how to bring optimum health to our children. Because this information could make an incredible difference in our children's lives, this book is recommended to any new parent.


Vaccinations: A Thoughtful Parents Guide, by Aviva Jill Romm - This book presents the full spectrum of options available to parents: full vaccinations, selective or no vaccinations at all. The book also offers ways to strengthen children’s immune systems and maintain optimal health. A valuable resource for parents.


What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Your Children's Vaccinations, by Stephanie Cave - Written by an expert on pediatric vaccinations, This book goes into detail about each type of vaccination, risks and benefits, precautions parents can take when their children are vaccinated, including the use of natural supplements.



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