The integration of natural medicine and treatments is becoming more common in the U.S., because parents realize there may be more than just conventional treatments available.
I often see parents being told that nothing is wrong with their child or children being given a prescription, when many times a diet change or targeted supplementation could offer significant benefits and/or improve the prescribed conventional treatment. But where is a parent to go for proven natural remedies?
The book 100 Natural Remedies for Your Child by Dr. Jared M. Skowron not only advocates that natural medicine should be integrated into our healthcare system, but also shows parents ways to do it. The book reviews integrative diet principles, such as elimination diets, the basics of naturopathic pediatric treatments (which include vitamins, minerals, herbs, and homeopathic remedies), and a practical guide on toxins and children. The book also provides natural remedies for the top 100 conditions children experience, from mild to serious. The application of these remedies vary from integration with conventional medicine, to replacing conventional treatments altogether.
Summaries for each of the 100 conditions start with an overall discussion and then offer recommendations on diet changes, targeted supplements, and naturopathic and/or homeopathic remedies. As an added bonus for those who are unfamiliar with natural medicine, Dr. Skowron provides an Appendix of Natural Remedies Interactions and Dosages, which discusses treatment interactions and dosages.
100 Natural Remedies for Your Child is a great book for proactive parents who want to incorporate natural remedies into their child’s healthcare.
~ Dr. Elizabeth Redmond
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