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A Practical Guide to Children's Health Paperback – March 24, 2013
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While I am all about raising my daughter in a more natural and holistic manner, the author has set out advice and personal opinion as scientific fact. She has not provided any credible research to back up her claims and at times has cited research that has been refuted by respected alternative medicine sources.
Keep in mind that the author recommends using teething tablets that contain nightshade. Nightshade is also know as belladonna and is one of the most toxic plants known to mankind. One or two berries can kill a child. A single leaf from the plant is known to kill an adult. And she wants you to give this to your baby!!
I have to ask what kind of parent would wait an entire week to see a doctor when they've broken their arm? I don't know about you, but I'd call that child abuse.
If you are looking for a book about raising your children in a more natural, holistic manner I urge you to keep looking. This is not worth the money and quite honestly will lead to lawsuits.
Then get in depth advise on how to ignore science, or even the previous chapters because who cares about consistency when you can. Have hypocrisy? Kinda like her blog, one post she shames the allowance of children having any vitamin A due to it causing cancer, later she uses vitamin A rich oils in her homemade sunscreen because they are safe but sunscreen is not, except for thus sunscreen that is a prize for a giveaway, but wait sunscreen is toxic and kills children.
Yep. Totally good parenting advice. Real mom of the year.
This is the type of misinformation that Kate Tietje, author of "A Practical Guide to Children's Health" promotes. She is totally unqualified to write this book and has no understanding of scientific research.
And this from a woman who's too busy popping out babies and working on her homemade, unregulated and potentially dangerous potions in her kitchen/garage/rented space to actually care for the ones she already has. Instead of actually educating the kids, she unschools them, which to get means simply ignore them till they ask a question.
Her kids are always hungry according to her own Facebook posts, and live in dirty rooms where there are dirty diapers on the floor. And this is just in the pictures she herself posts!!