Naturally Healthy Babies and Children: A Commonsense Guide to Herbal Remedies, Nutrition, and Health

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Celestial Arts, Aug 1, 2003 - Health & Fitness - 448 pages
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Committed to finding natural ways to care for their children, many parents seek techniques that do not require the invasive procedures and medications often associated with Western medicine. In NATURALLY HEALTHY BABIES AND CHILDREN, midwife and herbalist Aviva Romm offers a comprehensive handbook that addresses the common health issues of children, from newborns to preadolescents. Aviva'?s whole-child approach integrates herbal remedies, nutrition, hygiene, and alternative health techniques with supportive, informed parenting. From anemia to whooping cough, each entry includes herbal, dietary, and general recommendations, including tips on when to pursue professional medical care. NATURALLY HEALTHY BABIES AND CHILDREN is indispensable reading for families seeking safe, effective ways to practice healing techniques at home.
 

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Wonderful Book for Keeping Kids Healthy

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This is my handbook for keeping my kids out of the doctors office. I consult it regularly and have made quite a few of the herbal concoctions from teas to lozenges to syrups. The information contained ... Read full review

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I think everyone should own this book, not just parents. As soon as you open it you'll want to spend a day in the kitchen preparing tinctures and infusions and actually sort of wishing your child would get sick so you can practice some of the remedies. Ok, not really, but this book is full of great information and inspiration. Not only is it very informative, I like it because it is so balanced. I know plenty of people who will say things like "Herbal medicine is for quacks who are more concerned with bucking The System than real healing" or "Conventional doctors are just out to get your money and make you more sick so they can get MORE money from you". I really appreciate Ms. Romm's opinion: have a healthy lifestyle, and if you get sick try these herbal remedies, but if it's critical or if it's not helping, seek medical attention. In my opinion, that's the best way to go. Get yourself a copy of this great book! 

Contents

Herbal Medicine
14
NEWBORN AND BABY CARE
75
NATURAL HEALING roa CHILDREN _
169
An AZ Guide
184
Appendixes
414
Further Reading
420
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AVIVA JILL ROMM is a midwife and herbalist who has been the director of the LifeCycles Center for Midwifery and Botanical Medicine since 1985. Current president of the American Herbalists Guild, she is the author of several books and many articles on natural healing and pregnancy issues. Ms. Romm lives outside of Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband and four children.

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