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Treatment Alternatives For Children Paperback – August 7, 2012
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-- Dr. Bob Sears, Pediatrician and author of The Portable Pediatrician
"I often find the conventional medicine I've been taught doesn't give me the tools I need for parents to prevent and treat their kids. Dr. Rosen and Jeff Cohen offer a truly integrative approach of treatment alternatives to treat children of all ages."
-- Jay N. Gordon, MD, FAAP, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, UCLA Medical School
"Dr. Rosen is the best pediatrician I've ever come across. Not only is he knowledgeable and kind but he really does look at your child from all angles and comes up with the most effective holistic remedies and treatments."
-- Aidan Quinn, actor and parent
"Dr. Rosen is widely recognized as one of the foremost authorities on the safe & evidence-based integration of complementary pediatric therapies. This book is an invaluable resource for parents & healthcare professionals alike."
-- Timothy Culbert, MD, FAAP, Pediatric Integrative Medicine, Ridgeview/Two Twelve Medical Center
"Parents are increasingly turning to natural, non-toxic remedies for their families but are often uncertain where to start. This handy, practical guide by Dr. Rosen and Jeff Cohen helps parents to navigate their way into natural healing safely & effectively."
-- Nancy Massotto, Founder & Executive Director, Holistic Moms Network
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This book is probably fine for someone who has never been introduced to alternative therapies before and just wants to buy a product targeted at a specific issue or to gain general information about what might be available in the natural health market. But for anyone who has explored other holistic therapies it will not be as useful. There was an interesting section at the back with lists of top 10: foods, herbs, homeopathic remedies, essential oils, but it seemed the authors were trying to cover far too much ground by mentioning these items and giving a brief description of what they are. While there was mention of many elements in these top 10 categories, it only included a brief paragraph describing what it is rather than practical, hands-on usage.
I have found Prescription for Nutritional Healing to be a far more comprehensive resource with many specific recommendations for health issues including supplements, herbs and alternative therapies including adjustments for children. I've used this resource for many years in our family with 6 kids.
Once you have identified the ailment you want to learn more about, the authors do an exceptional job of organizing the information into three simple to use categories: the conventional treatment, the alternative treatment (both complete with common dosages and side effects), and a brief evidenced based rational for Dr. Rosen's recommendations. A bonus section on other natural treatments to consider is the icing. Of special interest to me is that it includes a chapter on Behavioral and Developmental Difficulties, which gives you a nice glimpse into the most common drug based conventional approaches and some of the alternatives you can consider. I can't wait to see what the authors do with a follow up to this chapter! Ah, and don't miss the appendixes! Toxins to be very aware of, Top ten treatment lists like essential oils, foods, herbs, etc. The list goes on...
The book is written fairly, clearly, simply and to the point. You are invited to study your options and develop an educated opinion as to what will suit you and your family the best. It's everything you need to get started on a path of prevention, using the best that the integration of western and alternative medicine has to offer.
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Nothing new here. The section on psoriasis was very short. The recomendation in the book was for the cream we are using from the dr. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Mom of 3 boys.
I like this book. It gave a lot of new information about plants and how to cure sicknesses the old fashion way.Published 21 months ago by mily
Dr. Rosen is our pediatrician and having this as a reference for when we don't want to take him in for every little thing has been great. Read morePublished on January 26, 2014 by Natalia Arias
Great book! If will be the first place i will refer to when my child is sick. It is also easy to navigate through.Published on October 28, 2013 by RosyRose
Disappointing content. I was expecting something a little more revolutionary when i downloaded it. His views are interesting but i dont think there is enough detail.Published on October 5, 2013 by CANDICE
Prescription drug side affects are often lengthy and aren't worth the risk, especially since they usually mask symptoms instead of healing them. Read morePublished on October 1, 2013 by Michelle E
This is a must have. Great book for all parents to have. It is so user friendly and breaks down holistic method and prescription method. Read morePublished on July 28, 2013 by Pen Name
Concise, to the point, easy to understand for the average person. Hopefully will be a big help for the grandkidsPublished on July 21, 2013 by Janet K. Hicks