The Holistic Baby Guide: Alternative Care for Common Health Problems Paperback – Jan 15 2010
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"Well-researched and comprehensive, yet practical and accessible.... Parents who follow [Neustaedter's] guidelines are very likely to have healthier, happier babies." --Janet Levatin, MD, board-certified pediatrician and clinical instructor in pediatrics, Harvard University
About the Author
Randall Neustaedter, OMD, has practiced and taught holistic medicine for more than thirty years in the San Francisco Bay area, specializing in child health care. He is a licensed acupuncturist and doctor of Chinese medicine, author of Child Health Guide and The Vaccine Guide , and the father of five children. Visit his website,www.cure-guide.com , to register for a free newsletter with pediatric updates.
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Proponents of alternative medicine can be fear-based and condescending, acting as if giving your child antibiotics or formula is going to kill them. I'm no fan of either, but if parents do choose to use them they shouldn't be made to feel ashamed or afraid. It will suffice to simply inform them of the possible consequences without judgment, as this author does.
Dr. Neustaedter does a wonderful job of teaching how and why holistic medicine may very well give parents better results. I also appreciated his brief lesson on the origins of homeopathy and Chinese medicine. His writing has enabled me to examine my own beliefs (I gave up my war on germs) and develop the confidence to respect and support the immune system instead of trying to take over its job with drugs. It's been very liberating. When my young children are sick, I'm no longer fearful. I know how to support them with herbs, supplements and good nutrition while they heal themselves.
Parents are flooded with advice from all around to medicate for fevers and go to the doctor for every little thing. So a doctor gives you a prescription for steroid cream for your child's eczema, or an antibiotic for that ear infection, but if you don't address the cause, what good is that? It would be so helpful to offer a different perspective that doesn't undermine confidence in the miraculous ability of the body to heal without medical intervention. Every parent should have a copy of this book to help counterbalance all those conventional influences. The best parent is an informed parent.
It helps me to know I can take charge of my babies health and be proactive. He gives helpful information about homeopathy, chinese herbs and nutritional supplements and common childhood illnesses that the common pediatrician would never know to recommend. I only wish that he was in Seattle so I could take my babies to him. Definitely recommend it for anyone who wants healthier children.
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