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Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Interweave Press (May 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1883010535
  • ISBN-13: 978-1883010539
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.5 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #346,024 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The popularization of herbal therapy has produced a bounty of general resources, but few recent works focus on the child. Medicinal herb enthusiasts and alternative-minded parents can now turn to this guide for help in home-based herbal treatments. Unlike other similar resources, this easy-to-read book is written by a physician and a certified herbalist. The authors are careful to stress the importance of the complementary nature of herbal therapy, and each chapter includes a highlighted section indicating when a doctor should be consulted. In addition to chapters on common childhood health conditions, the book includes introductory material on preparation and dosage guidelines, taste ratings for each herb, and preventive health strategies, as well as a glossary and resource list. Herbal recipes and highlighted health tips accompany the general information presented, all of which is referenced by an impressive array of clinical research articles. Recommended for public libraries and consumer health collections.AAndy Wickens, Univ. of Illinois-Chicago Lib. of the Health Sciences
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 5, 1999
Format: Paperback
I am writing to highly recommend this book, Kids, Herbs, and Health, to parents and health practitioners alike. It is absolutely unique- the first of its kind to address herbal remedies for children in a complete and scientifically sound manner. My perspective is unique because I am a scientist (I hold a Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry), a new Mom, and because I am intensely interested in herbs.
Mavor and White have done an outstanding job of explaining complex health/biochemical issues so that parents can make informed healthcare choices for their children. These topics include, but are not limited to, the pros and cons of antiobiotic use, the advantages and disadvantages of over-the-counter cold medicines, the safety of using herbs for kids, etc. I am impressed by the comprehensive nature of the book. Topics range from herbal treatments for common ailments such as colds, ear infections, sore throats, and colic, to treatments for less frequent problems such as attention deficit disorder, sleep and psychological problems. The herbal remedies the authors' suggest are supported by results from numerous clinical studies. Among herbal medicine guides, the science in this book is outstanding.
As a new Mom, I have found this book incredibly practical and useful. In every chapter there are recommendations for appropriate herbal remedies, as well as symptoms that indicate the child should see a doctor, and a wealth of other helpful information (for example, elevating the head of your child's bed during ear infections). The authors include the soundest advice on nutrition I've seen in books of this nature. I love the recipe for the "immune-building" soup!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Tammera J. Karr B.S. H.N. on May 22, 2000
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After reviewing this book from the prespective of a Certified Holistic Nutritionist, I believe this to be an invaluable resource for those who have children in their homes. It is full of common sense information that will help parents in protecting their children's health without compromising it due to unnecissary drugs.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 22, 2000
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Thanks to Linda White and Sunny Mavor for an easy to use reference. Finally a book that focuses on kid's health with understandable remedies and ingredients that available from your local grocery or health food store.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 2, 2000
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Hooray for Kids, Herbs & Health! I found this book to be incredibly helpful in so many ways! The authors rally their collective expertise to give detailed and scientifically-referenced information on the safety, efficacy (and taste rating!) of various herbs, as well as how to use them in conjuction with other therapies, alternative and otherwise, during an illness. I also gained a deeper understanding about what is actually happening in the body when an illness is present. I especially appreciate the complementary-therapy approach presented in the book; herb-drug interactions, when to talk to a doctor, HOW to talk to a doctor and a bit about allopathic drugs - when they could be helpful and when they are best left alone. I think the one word that best describes what this book lends to the reader is CONFIDENCE. Knowledge is power and this book will leave you with a ton of both!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on January 22, 2001
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As a mother of a 14-month old, I have used this book numerous times. It is a life-saver for someone who is not intersted in feeding their kids antibiotics at the first sign of sickness. I have found all the answers to all of my questions about my daughter's health, starting with how to correctly evaluate fever to natural remedies for vomitting. The book is very well organized -it's easy to find answers to any common medical questions one could have. I feel so good about treating my daughter the natural way - I know it is so much better for her in the long run. This book is a must have for any parent who is interested in natural ways to promote and keep their child's health.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Shawnna Baldwin on February 28, 2001
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This book has been very useful for me and my 4 children. I found the subject of the use of herbs with children broad, but lacking for children under 1 year. The many tips and recipes were wonderful and easy; the charts were helpful, and the "when to see your Dr" was especially useful.
I give it 4 stars for lacking matter for older babies and also because it is very pro-vaccination and there's almost a bias against those that choose against doing so. However, the mention is minimal, so if you can overlook the few mentions of the vaccination issue this is a very wonderfully written and useful book.
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