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Special-Needs Kids Go Pharm-Free: Nutrition-Focused Tools to Help Minimize Meds and Maximize Health and Well-Being Paperback – Bargain Price, December 7, 2010
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The trouble is that parents of these children don't want zombies - they want their children back! Drugs won't give them that though they can be used on a short-term basis if there are difficult issues that need to be dealt with while getting to the root of the problem.
And that is what this book does. It doesn't mask or cover up symptoms; it doesn't tell you that your child will always have these terrible issues.
Slowly, gently, scientifically, and even easily - it shows you how you can change your children's diet to help them recover from what is causing upheavals in their life. Your life will improve and your family life will improve and your child will change for the better if you follow the nutritional advice in this excellent book.
For those who have been putting this information down, my guess is that you have never lived with a special needs child (I have and he was recovered via nutrition and supplementation) and / or you have never considered how important diet is in every single aspect of our lives.
If you or someone you know is dealing with these issues, I can very highly recommend this excellent book and the other volumes by Judy Converse. She has walked the walk and can help you avoid the mistakes so many of us have made trying to find these answers.
We have a child with autism and have used many of the tools in this book with great results, resulting in normalization of bowel habits and toilet training at age 3.5 and general better health.
The book is well-written, easy to follow and open-minded in thinking and approach.
Registered dietitians are experts in nutrition and Judy Converse has a vast amount of experience in treating children with special needs. It's nice to read a book written by a health and nutrition expert with solid suggestions and useful tips. I would recommend this book to all parents of special needs children.
Which children can benefit from the tools in this book? Children with anxiety, depression, ADHD, sensory problems, autism, and Aspergers are covered in this book. But you might be surprised that the following symptoms may also be improved with the right nutritional regimen:
delayed or slow growth
problems with focus
problems with bowel movements
serious behavior problems
blood sugar problems
This book is not for parents who are interested in a quick fix. Nutritional supplements alone without dietary analysis and changes will likely result in only short term gains. For many children, this will involve food sensitivity testing and possible elimination of the two most inflammatory foods, gluten and dairy.Read more ›
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Now that I'm learning about this author, I find she has recently joined a practice with two pediatricians. Read morePublished on September 20, 2013 by CHB
This is a great book. There are so many ways to heal through nutrition. It is so important to keep our children healthy. This is a great must read. Read morePublished on February 23, 2013 by jendarwade
I was interested in this book because, as a Registered Dietitian, my academic curriculum and internship experiences did not expose me to the possibilities of treating the... Read morePublished on October 19, 2011 by Andy Bellatti
I agree 99% with the author that we should focus more nutrition, shun unnecessary vaccines and reduce overuse of drugs. Drugs are needed, only for emergencies.Published on May 17, 2011 by Truth Speaks
This book provides helpful information and alternatives to overmedicating our children. As with any other source of information, it is up to you the reader to think critically and... Read morePublished on January 31, 2011 by Jen J.
Most any mother of a special-needs child will be encouraged by doctors and school professionals to try behavior-altering drugs to subdue problem kids. Read morePublished on January 30, 2011 by Joan Matthews
Before buying this book, learn who more about the author. Know that this nutritionist believes vaccines are the root of many problems, and so it's not surprising that she shuns... Read morePublished on January 26, 2011 by Famof6