Almost half of all American children today are diagnosed with autism, ADHD, allergies or asthma, an "undeniably epidemic" statistic that physician Bock (The Road to Immunity) and author Stauth (Brain Longevity) use to launch an investigation into potential causes of and treatments for these conditions, while demonstrating Bock's unusual approach through numerous case studies. According to the authors, genetics "load the gun, and environment pulls the trigger": bodily toxins like heavy metals, exposure to viruses through vaccination and poor nutrition create "a veritable perfect storm of physical and neurological insult" that hits hardest those still developing their immune systems. In case studies, Bock approaches each patient like a puzzle waiting to be solved, a refreshing, multi-pronged strategy to healing: finding and treating the root cause of illness rather than its symptoms, reducing the body's toxin load and helping the body heal itself through nutritional and medical therapy. Empathetic and encouraging, this highly readable guide breaks down complex biomedical concepts clearly, keeping frustration at bay. Parents of affected children will appreciate the guide to action, but they, along with medical professionals, will probably wish for endnoted references rather than a general bibliography, and further statistics on treatments.
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Advance praise for Healing the New Childhood Epidemics: Autism, ADHD, Asthma, and Allergies
“An easy-to-read commonsense guide to beneficial biomedical treatments such as diets and supplements. Dr. Bock clearly explains the different options and provides case histories of treatment successes.”
–Temple Grandin, author of Thinking in Pictures
“Superb . . . Encyclopedic but accessible and easy to read, this book will tell you all you need to know–and all your doctor needs to know but probably doesn't. An expert in the field, I learned a lot by reading this fascinating, extremely useful book.”
–Edward Hallowell, M.D., author of Delivered from Distraction
“This remarkable and timely book provides a truly invaluable resource for parents, guiding them toward positive steps they can take to rescue their children. Bock and Stauth have done an outstanding job of removing the barriers to understanding these conditions and getting children started on the path to recovery.”
–Richard Deth, Ph.D., professor of pharmacology, Northeastern University
“This book provides readers with the tools to defend and restore their children’s health. It is well written and comprehensive, and tackles the controversies organized medicine would prefer to ignore. If you are concerned about the futures of all our children, this is a must-read.”
–Jeff Bradstreet, M.D., F.A.A.F.P., director, The International Child Development Resource Center
“This groundbreaking book is sure to change the face of pediatric medicine. It’s a remarkable and practical work by a fine physician and an excellent science writer. I highly recommend it.”
–Dharma Singh Khalsa, M.D., author of Brain Longevity
From the Hardcover edition.
So far enjoying this read, as a naturopathic doctor it is nice to see that MD's are slowly but surely getting it right. Read morePublished 1 month ago by OutdoorsGirl
Easy to understand discussion of a complex group of conditions. This book gave me a lot of information as well as a great deal of hope.Published 2 months ago by Nicole
I am learning so much from this book. I think that Dr. Bock is doing some very important work to heal children who are probably dismissed as 'un-healable' by most conventional... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Doctor Seeking Truth
This book is SOOOOOOO good! So important for all parents to read!! We all know someone who is struggling with one of these 4-A Disorders. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Liz
Dr Bock is an outstanding, kind, humble doctor who has restored my faith in doctors…he is the real deal and this information is priceless. Read morePublished 4 months ago by L. Hart
Life changing book. This set us down the road of healing. Our son is now recovered!!! <3Published 6 months ago by Rachel Imdieke
Terrific information for health care providers and families alike. I keep one copy at home and one copy in my office.Published 6 months ago by Chris A. McDonald
Phenomenal. If you have a child or know a child with allergies, Autism, or adhd just buy it. Our little one suffered from allergies to just about everything. It was overwhelming. Read morePublished 7 months ago by mtabou