A Compromised Generation: The Epidemic of Chronic Illness in America's Children

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Sentient Publications, 2010 - Family & Relationships - 358 pages
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Seemingly benign elements of American culture are making millions of children chronically ill, disabled, or dysfunctional. They are being diagnosed with illnesses such as autism, asthma, allergies, diabetes, and ADHD at a breathtaking rate. Research shows that decades of pharmaceutical over-usage, toxic or nutritionally anemic diets, exposure to environmental toxins, certain American habits and lifestyles, and excessive or improperly administered vaccines are at the root of these illnesses. This book provides details on how to reverse these epidemics and prevent more children from becoming ill, supplying evidence that we can help children recover from chronic illnesses, including autism, by altering their environmental influences and by stepping outside the traditional western medical paradigm.

"Beth Lambert takes us all the way to the roots of the problems in our toxic diet and toxic environment and shows us a way to protect our children's future. This is the future of medicine. If you have a child and want them to thrive, then you must read this book." Mark Hyman, MD, author of The UltraMind Solution

"A thorough and gripping account of the new reality for millions of children and their families. Beth Lambert, armed with persuasive scientific facts, explains how environmental insults have compromised the health and future of an entire generation and, provides welt-researched strategies aimed at prevention." Deirdre Imus, founder of the Deirdre Imus Environmental Center for Pediatric Oncology

"Beth Lambert puts forth a cogent, well-written explanation of the suspected, environmental factors involved in the current epidemics of autism, ADHD, asthma, allergies, obesity and diabetes; and includes thoughtful approaches to treatment. She also proposes strategies for prevention so that we may achieve our ultimate goal: to avoid compromising the next generation." Dr. Kenneth A. Bock, author of Healing the New Childhood Epidemics

"A clear, rational, and compelling wake-up call for everyone who is concerned about the health of our future generations. In short, this is a terrific book!" Dr. Christiane Northrup, author of Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom

"Beth Lambert not only provides a clear and comprehensive assessment of the state of children's health today, but she also offers a practical roadmap to finding our way out of this mess. A Compromised Generation should be required reading for parents and health care practitioners everywhere." Dr. Lawrence Rosen, Chief of Pediatric Integrative Medicine at Joseph M. Sanzari Children's Hospital

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Note from the Author
The Etiology of Chronic Illness
Why Our Children? Why Now?
Factor 1Medication Overusage
Factor 2Environmental ToxinsPollution
Factor 3Diet and Nutrition
Factor 4Habits and Lifestyles
Healing the Children
What We Can Do to Reverse This Trend
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Beth Lambert is a former healthcare consultant and teacher. She attended Oxford University and graduated with honors from Williams College. She holds an M.A. in American Studies, with a concentration in American Healthcare, from Fairfield University. Beth worked for a number of healthcare consulting firms in New York City including The Wilkerson Group, IBM Healthcare Consulting, and Easton Associates. She was also involved in market research and business development for an e-health company. She has worked with physicians, scientific and medical researchers, and corporate executives to assess products, business strategies, and emerging trends in pharmaceuticals, biotech, diagnostics, medical devices and healthcare delivery. She taught and coached at secondary schools in Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York City. As an educator, she worked closely with students who struggled with learning disabilities. She has traveled extensively throughout the United States, networking and collaborating with other educators through the National Endowment for the Humanities Landmarks of American History and Culture Program. Beth is the Executive Director of PEACE: Parents Ending America's Childhood Epidemic, a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public about the epidemic of chronic illness affecting our youth, and helping parents connect with other parents and appropriate healthcare providers. In 2009, she launched ANSWERS for an Epidemic (www.epidemicanswers.org), an educational website with a healthcare provider directory for parents looking for practitioners that specialize in recovering children from chronic illnesses. Beth is the mother of three, and is passionate about preventing chronic illnesses in children.

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