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Health-care practitioners are a polarized lot: generally speaking, either they subscribe wholeheartedly to conventional medical treatments, or they eschew them altogether. This can be a great source of frustration to parents, whose natural response to a child's illness is a desire to do everything possible to make that child well. Written by a natural-medicine practitioner, a traditionally licensed doctor, and a pediatric nurse, Smart Medicine for a Healthier Child presents an integrated approach to children's health care that allows a parent to do just that. This excellent reference applies a full spectrum of responses to common childhood health problems: conventional medical treatments, dietary guidelines, nutritional supplements, herbal treatments, homeopathy, and acupressure; for each ailment, general recommendations and preventive measures are also offered. The book's authors explain that their approach to health care "considers all treatment possibilities and draws on what works. Sometimes this will be an herb, sometimes an antibiotic, sometimes both." This well-researched, balanced, and clearly written reference belongs on every parent's bookshelf. --Jane Steinberg --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
When a child becomes ill, most parents will seek the advice of a pediatrician, often without considering alternatives to traditional treatment. While this is frequently the best course of action-especially for a child who is critically ill-some alternatives may in fact be superior, equally beneficial or potentially less risky. Here the authors describe, in encyclopedic style, conventional treatments for a host of childhood ailments, and include alternative treatments, such as herbal and homeopathic remedies. They also provide a comprehensive discussion of the theories behind homeopathic medicine. Look for sections on encouraging good nutrition, medical emergencies, safety at home and away, and immunizations, as well as an extensive glossary, a bibliography for further reading, and listings of resources and hotlines. Although parents might not be inclined to experiment when their child is ill, nevertheless, they should be aware of available options. The authors give them that opportunity.
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Great book a must for all parents. Easy to read and follow, really helpful. Would not be without it while I have kids!Published 5 months ago by Heddie
My go to bible for anything medical related for kids at home. It shows you the conventual, homeopathic, and at home laying around in your cupboards old ways treatments.Published 15 months ago by Daniela Acerra
Great book. I just ignore the medical stuff. Love the recommendations and love that it teaches you about each disease! Definitely a go to book when anyone is sick in my house. Read morePublished 20 months ago by amanda
This book contains any common and uncommon childhood illnesses I can think of. It's a must for any new parent, like myself. Read morePublished on April 11 2012 by McKayka
This book is a great baby-shower gift. A real must have for reference in the home if you have children. I have only had it for two weeks and have used it several times already. Read morePublished on Jan. 23 2011 by bill w l nasby
I'm currenty building a homeopathic home kit using the recommendations in the book. For each ailment, it tells you different approaches and what your doctor will probably... Read morePublished on Feb. 13 2004
This book is a very handy reference guide for any parent. It has an extensive catalog of common [and not so common] childhood diseases, illnesses, and symptoms and includes both... Read morePublished on Dec 10 2003 by Kelly
This book is worn and cracked and split in two from years of regular use. It's well organized with good descriptions of the symptoms and many available treatments. Read morePublished on Aug. 1 2002