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

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ReadHowYouWant.com, Limited, Jun 2, 2009 - Health & Fitness - 368 pages
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DIGESTIVE WELLNESS FOR CHILDREN The health of our children 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've 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 sad state of affairs. Children are extremely resilient, and a great deal of research on the role of nutrition in health, development, 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 this book is an overview of children's health issues. The second part 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. Included are detailed, easily navigated appendices on laboratory tests and disease-healing options. 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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Elizabeth Lipski, Ph.D., CNN, CHN is board certified in Clinical Nutrition and Holistic Nutrition. Dr. Lipski has been working in the field of holistic and complementary medicine for over 25 years. The author of "Digestive Wellness, Digestive Wellness for Children", and "Leaky Gut Syndrome", she's also the Director of Doctoral Studies in Holistic Nutrition at Hawthorn University. Dr. Lipski is a member of the Board of Directors for the National Association of Nutrition Professionals and the Nutrition Advisory Board for the Institute for Functional Medicine.

Throughout the year Dr. Lipski frequently appears on radio. She is a Nutritional Commentator for the PBS TV cooking show "Harvest Eating". Numerous magazine interviews include: "Newsweek, Women's World, Alternative Health, Let's Live, Men's Health, Natural Pharmacist, Bottom Line Health", and "Vegetarian Times". In addition to her own books, Dr. Lipski has been interviewed for Rodale's Alternative Cures and The Women's Doctor's Guide to Alternative Medicine. Dr. Lipski is the founder of Access to Health Experts, a web-based holistic health membership site, and Innovative Healing, a web site offering the latest information in integrative healthcare. She is a consultant to the pharmaceutical company Nutricia North America. She is nationally known for her expertise in the fields of nutrition, integrative health, and digestive and auto-immune conditions. Dr. Lipski is currently in practice in Asheville, NC, offering private counseling in person and over the phone.

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