Digestive Wellness for Children: How to Strengthen the Immune System & Prevent Disease Through Healthy Digestion

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Basic Health Publications, Inc., 2006 - Health & Fitness - 341 pages
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Our children's future health is determined by their environment, the food they eat, the media they consume, the way they use their bodies, the love (or abuse) they receive, and the chemicals to which they are exposed. We have recently become aware of the increasingly large numbers of children who are overweight and/or suffer from mental illness and other health problems. Fortunately, it's not too late to do something about this, because children are extremely resilient, and because the body of research on the role of nutrition in health and disease is pointing the way toward natural approaches to our children's health care.Digestive Wellness for Children is a primer for all parents who are interested in learning about, and actively supporting, their children's digestive health. It provides practical instructions for keeping children healthy, for healing them when they aren't, and for feeding them healthful foods that will provide the nutrients they need to stay well and strong from infancy through the teen years.The first part of the book is an overview of children's health issues. The second part of the book is a "crash course" in nutrition awareness. The third part examines numerous digestive conditions from infancy to adolescence and from mouth to bowel--including food sensitivities/allergies; leaky gut syndrome; colic, teething, and spitting up; gastroesophageal reflux; hiatal hernia; Hirschsprung's disease; celiac disease; ulcerative colitis; and Crohn's disease. The fourth part discusses and offers natural supportive and healing options for digestive and other issues associated with a myriad of medical problems including, arthritis, asthma, attention deficit disorder, autism, cystic fibrosis, diabetes, Down syndrome, influenza, migraine, and more. At the end of the book, readers will find detailed, easily navigated appendices on laboratory tests and diseasehealing options. There is also an extensive list of resources to guide readers toward healthful products and additional sources of information.Digestive Wellness for Children is one of the most useful and comprehensive tools for parents to use in the vital quest for their children's best health.
 

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Contents

Our Kids Overfed and Undernourished
9
Chemicals and Convenience Consumer Be Aware
14
A Journey Through the Digestive System
28
Enzymes The Bodys Workhorses
40
Probiotics and Prebiotics Keys to Healthful Resilience
44
Dysbiois An Unbalanced Body Ecology
55
Acid Alkaline Balance Optimizing Cellular Function
62
Healing Your Child with Food
69
Inflamed or Irritable Bowels
169
Additional Conditions That Benefit from a Healthy Gut
181
Arthritis
183
Asthma
194
Attention Deficit Disorder
201
Autism
209
Cystic Fibrosis
217
Diabetes
224

We Are What We Eat
71
Making the Change
83
How to Feed Your Kids to Theyll Be Happy and Youll Be Happy
95
Digestive Health Issues in Children
103
Introduction to Part Three
104
Food and Environmental Sensitivities
105
Leaky Gut Syndrome
113
Care and feeding of Infants and Toddlers
118
Issues of the Mouth Esophagus and Stomach
135
Issues of the Small Intestine
145
Issues of the Large Intestine
159
Downs Syndrome
234
Influenza
239
Migraine
245
Conclusion
253
Resource
255
Laboratory Testing and SelfTesting
262
Healing Nutrients Herbs and Supplements
272
References
295
Index
329
About the Author
341
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About the author (2006)

Elizabeth Lipski has a doctorate in clinical nutrition and is a board certified clinical nutritionist. Dr. Lipski has worked in the field of holistic and complementary medicine for over twenty-five years and is the author of Digestive Wellness and Leaky Gut Syndrome. Dr. Lipski is currently in private practice in Asheville, North Carolina.

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