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Product Details

  • Series: HIGHLY HEALTHY SERIES (Book 2)
  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Zondervan; 1 edition (March 1, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0310240298
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310240297
  • Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 1.2 x 9.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #954,940 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

Larimore, host of the radio and TV program "Focus on Your Family's Health," draws upon the same basic principles he used in his book "10 Essentials of Highly Healthy People" to help parents raise healthy children. He emphasizes that healthy individuals enjoy a balance of physical, relational, emotional and spiritual health. He also gently but firmly combats misinformation (e.g., correcting parents who wrongly believe that immunizations are dangerous or cause autism), drawing upon medical studies and his own clinical experiences to cement his case. His wisdom to parents seeking advice about everything from handling discipline problems and bullying to enjoying family vacations and activities is sensible. One brief chapter explores how to lay a foundation for children's spiritual development; on this topic, Larimore provides excellent advice but not enough of it. Although the chapter is too short, readers will appreciate Larimore's solid, down-to-earth suggestions about how to teach children about faith.
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From the Back Cover

"There is a powerful connection between a child’s physical body and his or her emotional, relational, and spiritual health." —Dr. Walter Larimore

You want the best for your child, especially when it comes to his or her health. Cut through popular misconceptions, alert yourself to the surprising and proven connections between a child’s physical, emotional, relational and spiritual health, and discover the best, most up-to-date resources for raising a child who is not merely healthy, but highly healthy.

Dr. Walt Larimore equips you as a parent to: • assess your child’s present health, physically, emotionally, spiritually and relationally • determine his or her areas of strength and areas that need work • clearly understand the essentials that will lead to maximum, well-balanced health for your son or daughter • implement proven strategies to strengthen your child’s health in each area needing improvement

No matter what the obstacles you face, you’ll be encouraged that your child can become more highly healthy—and you’ll learn, in very practical ways, how to make a difference in your child’s health immediately.

You’ll get the most out of this book when you invest the time to take action. Take notes. Talk it over with your spouse. Get started today! This is a treasure trove of highly relevant material, including the best Internet resources, covering everything from nutrition guidelines, immunization checklists, relational improvements, tips on how to find just the right doctor and build your child’s complete health care team, nurturing maturity and a healthy self concept, insights on boosting your child’s physical fitness . . . and much more. No stone is left unturned in this all-in-one resource.

The Highly Healthy Child is absolutely indispensable for your parenting library and is a powerful tool for helping your child enjoy great health now and into adulthood.

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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By N. Serrano on July 28, 2004
Format: Hardcover
The draw of this book is evident in that patients at our clinic have asked for copies of posters we designed based on the book. Dr. Larimore does a great job of consolidating research into bite-sized nuggets for practical application.
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By S. J Parker on November 9, 2009
Format: Hardcover
This book (and its companion website: [...], is the on-call, 24-hours a day, child health consultant I'd been looking for. This hands-on volumn takes you far beyod the mere cure and prevention of physical illnesses. It is your comprehensive guide to total well-balanced health for your child.

- Assess your child's current health
- Improve your child's and family physical emotional, spiritual, and relational well=being.
- Launch your child on a lifelong path of healthy choices

An incredibly valuable guide.
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By Grand Ma on January 21, 2012
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Absolutely the best book for raising a family. When I had my children, it was always said we didn't have a book, now this is it
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More About the Author

Walt Larimore. MD, is one of America's best-known family physicians and had been listed in the Best Doctors in America, Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare, the International Health Professionals of the Year, and Who's Who in America. His MD degree is from Louisiana State University and his Family Medicine residency was at Duke.

As an author, Dr. Larimore has written, co-written, or edited nearly thirty books, most of which are still in print, and several of which are best-sellers. He's authored four novels and garnered three Gold Medallion Book Award nominations, a Christianity Today Book of the Year Award, and a Retailers' Choice Book Award.

Dr. Larimore has also published over 600 articles in dozens of medical, lay, and Internet publications and he currently writes a bi-monthly column for "Significant Living" magazine.

Dr. Larimore practiced 4 years in the Smoky Mountains before moving to Central Florida to practice for 16 years. From 1993-1994 he served as the President of the Florida Academy of Family Physicians. In 1996, he was named America's Outstanding Family Medicine Educator by the American Academy of Family Physicians. In 2000, Dr. and Mrs. Larimore were named Educators of the Year by the Christian Medical Association.

In 2001 the Larimores relocated to Colorado where Dr. Larimore is now an author, educator, and medical journalist. He serves on the adjunct family medicine faculty of the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver and the In His Image Family Medicine Residency in Tulsa, Oklahoma and as Medical Director for the Mission Medical Clinic in Colorado Springs.

From 1996 to 2001, Dr. Larimore hosted over 850 episodes of the daily, live Ask the Family Doctor show on Fox's Health Network--being awarded the prestigious "Gracie" Award by the American Women in Radio and Television. From 2002 to 2004, Dr. Larimore hosted the Focus on Your Family's Health's syndicated radio and TV features.

Dr. Larimore is a frequent guest about family health topics on a wide variety of television and radio programs and has appeared on The Today Show, CBS's Morning Show, several Fox News programs and CNN.

Dr. Larimore's web site is
Dr. Larimore's twice-a-day health/medical blog can be found at
Dr. Larimore's twice-a-day Biblical devotion, "Morning Glory, Evening Grace," can be found at
You can purchase autographed copies of many of Dr. Larimore's books at