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The Dirt Cure: Growing Healthy Kids with Food Straight from Soil Hardcover – January 26, 2016
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“What happens when a rigorously trained New York City pediatric neurologist learns the truth about health and healing? She gets her hands dirty (literally planting vegetables) and heals not only her son, but her patients as well. The Dirt Cure is an exhilarating book that had me cheering from page one. Don’t go the pediatrician without it!” (Christiane Northrup, MD author of Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom)
“The Dirt Cure is a game-changer when it comes to children’s health. Carefully researched and compellingly written… A must read!” (Mark Hyman, MD Director, Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, author #1 New York Times bestseller The Blood Sugar Solution)
"Maya Shetreat-Klein’s pioneering book, The Dirt Cure, will forever transform the way you think about children’s health. At a time when kids are being prescribed more and more medications to treat symptoms, Dr. Shetreat-Klein turns the prevailing paradigm on its head by outlining how fresh food, rich soil, and contact with nature can reverse the growing epidemic of chronic childhood illness. Filled with unexpected twists, fascinating science and hands-on advice, her book gives you all the tools you need to get your kids healthy and keep them that way." (Andrew Weil, MD author of True Food and 8 Weeks to Optimum Health)
“If you are a parent,or planning to be one, The Dirt Cureis your nutritional bible. Under the wise guidance of Dr. Shetreat-Klein, youcan save your kids from a vast array of physical/emotional chronic illnesses,not only now when they’re still young but for the rest of their (longer andhealthier) lives.” (Dr. David Edelberg, author of The Triple Whammy Cure)
"Dr. Shetreat-Klein has written a tour de force prescription for creating a more nourishing environment to fight and prevent chronic disease in kids and adults. The Dirt Cure upends many cherished but flawed notions that have crept insidiously into the collective consciousness of citizens of the technological age. She combines cutting-edge science and medicine with common sense to illustrate the intimate, visceral connection between the health of the natural world that surrounds us—our terrain—and our own health. After reading this book, you’ll understand that we are not isolated from the chemical fabric that connects all life on our planet. As the environment sickens, so do we. As the environment thrives, so do our children, and so do we." (Robert K. Naviaux, MD, PhD, Co-director, The Mitochondrial and Metabolic Disease Center (MMDC),UCSD School of Medicine)
“This is a reader-friendly book, and Shetreat-Klein powerfully lays out the case for why bleach, hand sanitizers, fluoride, ibuprofen. and acetaminophen aren’t all they’re cracked up to be. She convincingly argues the case for a dirt-filled but chemical-free life.” (Booklist)
“The text is full of scientific information presented in a fun and informative way, giving concrete evidence that good food can transform one’s life.” (Publishers Weekly)
"Delves into research that suggests that spending time around farms, parks and other green spaces can benefit children in surprising ways, protecting against allergies, enhancing immune function and potentially even improving attention span and academic performance." (New York Times)
"A must-read for anyone who cares about what goes into their and their children’s bodies. The information is clearly laid out... The Dirt Cure is a book to highlight, annotate, and study with ...so much useful advice on healing from the inside out.... Should be required reading for anyone over the age of 13, and most especially parents with children suffering from illness, chronic or otherwise." (Huffington Post)
About the Author
Maya Shetreat-Klein, MD is an integrative pediatric neurologist with a medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Board certified in adult and child neurology as well as pediatrics, she completed the University of Arizona’s two-year Fellowship in Integrative Medicine, founded by Andrew Weil, MD, and now serves as faculty. She lectures internationally to medical professionals and laypeople on environmental health and toxins, and healing with food and nature. Dr. Shetreat-Klein lives with her family in New York City, where she runs Brainmending, her healing practice and urban farm.
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Dr. Shetreat-Klein's cheerful, casual writing style and personal stories makes this horrifying reality easier to assimilate and address, just as her suggestions for restorative foods and activities, including delicious-sounding recipes and educational games for the kids, make the necessary changes easier to begin.
Most of all, she wants us to get outside the house, touch the earth, walk in wilderness, and let the healing microbes we've been missing enter us and rebalance our bodies.
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