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Smart Medicine for a Healthier Child Paperback – January 6, 2003
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Top Customer Reviews
At-a-glance options for the most common childhood ailments are provided, along with a guide to common symptoms, dosage guidelines for herbs and nutritional supplements and of course the huge yet easy to navigate A-to-Z listing. Excellent suggestions for each illness are provided in 9 different categories of healthcare:
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I pass by all the others on my bookshelves and never fail to find just what I need in this wonderfully written and thorough compilation. Between my conservative, conventional husband and my own more holistic instincts, Smart Medicine for a Healthier Child greatly pleases and helps BOTH of us.
With 470 oversized pages, this tome is HUGE and a great bargain even at the full ... retail price. I can�t tell you how thrilled I was when this book arrived in the mail! In addition to the main meat of the book, the authors thoughtfully provide a plethora of other helpful information to assist you in caring for your child, divided into three separate and neatly organized chapters.
Part One: The Elements of Healthcare
You'll get the basics (and then some) on all of the above listed 9 categories of healthcare � history of each method, how and why they work, common treatments and how to administer them properly.Read more ›
This book is also a great reference for parents who are unfamiliar with less conventional treatments - it gives helpful descriptions of what homeopathy and other natural methods actually are, the principles for treatment they use, and why these methods work. It is written in an easy-to-use format and really opened my eyes to alternative methods of helping my child stay healthy.
The only thing I feel should be omitted from this book is the section on time-outs - I didn't buy a health book for it's parenting method, and would prefer not to be given parenting suggestions from this author. Otherwise, it's a great book.
Here are 2 of the most valuable things about it:
1) It is very easy to navigate and has many lists of symptoms that help you identify what illness you're probably dealing with. For example, there is a table of different rashes by symptom. The book's many "When to call your doctor" sidebars listing severe or alarming symptoms help to sort out what's serious from what's not.
2) It presents conventional, herbal, dietary/nutritional, homeopathic and other treatments for every illness. Its information is balanced, informative, and easy to understand, allowing you to select a combination of treatments that works for you. At the end of each entry, it sums up with a common-sense list of "general recommendations" including some from all of the approaches listed above.
This book is especially good for nagging problems that conventional medicine has limited solutions for. For example, my son's recurrent thrush infections as a baby did not go away with the Nystatin the pediatrician prescribed; they did, however, go away when I treated myself with acidophilus and grapefruit seed extract as the book recommended.
I would recommend this to every new parent as a reassuring, well-balanced, and amazingly thorough resource to your child's health.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book has come in very helpful a few times already. Recommended by our midwives, we bought it, and have used it to reference symptoms and situations at least five times in the... Read morePublished 6 days ago by Holly
This book is extremely comprehensive. I love that it gives treatment options from many different angles. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Serving Grounds
This book have been a life saver to me. The table of contents in the beginning makes it very easy to find information about what issue your child is dealing with. Read morePublished 22 days ago by Amazon Customer
I bought this as a gift, having had my own copy for over ten years. It has been of great help whenever I'm in doubt about symptoms, or best options for treatment. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jasmina Petricic
Every new parent needs this book. It will help you set the direction for care of your new child. Health of your new child cannot always be found from one source. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Shaps
Gradebook hard to find some of the homeopathic remedies different herbs at alternative healthcare stores in Ohio.Published 8 months ago by Malissa R.
A great source to go to when your child is not feeling well. It covers just about every symptom. It is easy to read, easy to understand. Read morePublished 8 months ago by legoodavage