--William Sears, M.D., author of The Baby Book
"An excellent guide for parents who want to provide the best possible nutritional health for their growing children."
--Ronald Kleinman, M.D., former chairman of the Committee on Nutrition, American Academy of Pediatrics
With so much conflicting advice coming from the media, your friends, and parenting guides, it's hard to know whether you're making the right food choices for your kids. Written by a leading authority on pediatric nutrition, Eat, Play, and Be Healthy provides answers to all your childhood nutrition questions--and much more.
Eat, Play, and Be Healthy shows you how to feed your children to ensure that their young bodies and minds enjoy full and healthy growth at every stage of development. Picking up where Dr. Walter C. Willett's international bestseller Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy left off, W. Allan Walker, M.D., shows how to apply the research-based Healthy Eating Pyramid to a child's unique needs. Drawing on his forty years of clinical research, as well as the latest scientific findings, he:Offers a scientifically proven alternative to the FDA food pyramid Helps you shape your kids' eating habits from the start Provides fun, delicious recipes for healthy foods kids will want to eat
In his private practice, Joel Fuhrman, M.D. helps families transform their eating habits and recover their health. His nutrient-rich eating plan can have a significant impact on your child's resistance to dangerous infections, and a dramatic effect on reducing the occurrence of illnesses like asthma, ear infections, and allergies. Dr. Fuhrman explains how you can make sure your children are eating right to maintain a healthy mind and body, and how eating certain foods and avoiding others can positively impact your child's IQ and success in school.
He also presents the fascinating science that demonstrates that the current epidemic of adult cancers and other diseases is closely linked to what we eat in the first quarter of life. Eating well in our early years may enable us to win the war on cancer. Bolstered by this scientific evidence, he helps you do everything you can to protect your child against developing diabetes, cardiovascular disease, autoimmune diseases, and cancer through a solid nutritional groundwork.
Featuring easy-to-prepare, kid-friendly recipes that will satisfy even the pickiest eaters, Disease-Proof Your Child will help your whole family will learn to establish life-long healthful eating habits.
Eating for Autism presents a realistic 10-step plan to change your child's diet, starting with essential foods and supplements and moving to more advanced therapies like the Gluten-Free Casein-Free diet. Parents who have followed Strickland's revolutionary plan have reported great improvements in their child's condition, from his mood, sleeping patterns, learning abilities, and behavior to his response to other treatment approaches. Complete with 75 balanced, kid-friendly recipes, and advice on overcoming sensory and feeding skill problems, Eating for Autism is an essential resource to help a child reach his full potential.
Dr. Robert Melillo’s Brain Balance program has helped thousands of families across the country, offering a drug-free, scientifically based method for addressing a wide range of conditions, including autism spectrum disorders and ADHD. In this new book, he presents the nutritional side of the Brain Balance Program, featuring guidelines, tips, and kid-friendly recipes based on the latest scientific research on how food affects the brain.
Designed to help busy parents feed picky kids in a beneficial way, the book will show readers how to:
• Recognize the difference between a fussy eater and a problem eater.
• Ease the sensory issues that make for mealtime mayhem.
• Identify food sensitivities using a simple elimination diet.
• Choose supplements that will help ensure adequate daily amounts of the specific vitamins and minerals important to brain health.
• Prepare delicious, healthy meals that will pass the taste test of even the most finicky eaters.
• Understand how the brain plays a primary role in many dietary and nutritional issue including food sensitivities.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
People often wonder why their dieting and exercise efforts seem to result in little or no weight loss. Some people may have to work hard to simply maintain their current weight. With such a dilemma, they may blame their woes on a "slow metabolism". Unfortunately, there is no miracle diet that works for everyone because everyone has a unique body type and traits which impact their metabolic rate. Boosting Your Metabolism For Dummies helps you identify why your efforts have failed in the past and determine how to shift your unique metabolism into high gear by eating specific foods and performing particular exercises. Transform your mind and body for good with what Boosting Your Metabolism For Dummies offers:
An explanation of common misconceptions about metabolism
How to calculate and influence one's metabolic rate
How to get in the right mindset and embark on the path to lifestyle change
How to navigate the grocery store for metabolism boosting foods and 40+ quick and easy recipes
Meal planning tips and smart strategies for eating out
Metabolism boosting workouts
Tips to get family onto the healthy metabolism wagon
If you're looking for a fun and easy-to-understand guide that shows you how to put your metabolism to work, increase overall health, and get the body you've always wanted, Boosting Your Metabolism For Dummies has you covered.
Maximize your baby's IQ and development
Prevent allergies and obesity
Prevent or cure picky eating
Teach your child to enjoy healthy foods
Protect against family health problems
AND make mealtimes a pleasure for you and your child!
In this groundbreaking book, two leading pediatric nutritionists--and experienced parents!--introduce exciting new research into "metabolic programming" and make it accessible and practical for every busy parent. They explain:
How the foods you choose can optimize your baby's future development, IQ bone strength, and immunity
The eight key nutrients to focus on
Scientifically based "smart strategies" for working with your child's inborn instincts to build healthy eating habits
Food solutions for common problems--including colic, constipation, poor sleep, and hyperactivity
How to prevent or deal with food allergies or obesity
Easy ways to adapt family meals for kids--with menus and portion sizes for every stage from birth through age six, plus essential tips for food safety
What's more, you can teach your child to enjoy these healthy foods and banish food battles and picky eating forever.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Did you know that small amounts of dark chocolate can be good for you while you’re pregnant? Would you be (happily) surprised to learn that you don’t have to give up your morning cup of coffee? Or disappointed that you should avoid sushi throughout your pregnancy? In What to Eat Before, During, and After Pregnancy, maternal nutrition expert Judith Brown guides you in making smart food selections to improve your chances of delivering a healthy baby.
Based on the latest scientific research, Dr. Brown provides practical nutritional advice on preparing your body for pregnancy; eating right for healthy fetal development; and making the best choices when taking vitamin, mineral, and herbal supplements.
Inside you will find:The latest recommendations for following a balanced diet throughout pregnancy and breast-feeding Guidelines for preventing gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, and preterm delivery Nutritional aids for dealing with common problems such as nausea, swelling, and heartburn
Who doesn't want fewer colds, softer skin, or youthful vitality? Frances Sheridan Goulart, author of the ever-popular Super Healing Foods, now brings you a program for the 25 foods that strengthen the body's six immune centers and help heal and reverse the most common ailments.
Focusing on the top 25 foods provides a simple plan that you can easily incorporate into your lifestyle. With delicious recipes and complete menus, a newer, healthier you is now within reach.
Did you know these food facts?:Orange and tangerine rinds are a good source of probiotics for digestive health Cooked broccoli is higher in the antioxidants called carotenes, but raw broccoli is higher in vitamin C Apple peels are rich in a compound that helps to halt the growth of cancer cells