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.
Provides essential advice for adjusting to the many challenges facing women during the first year after giving birth. • Offers practical tips for finding balance between being fully immersed in the beautiful but demanding path of motherhood and maintaining a sense of self. • Provides helpful herbal tips and recipes and includes gentle yoga exercises. • Addresses a new mother's need to replenish her body, mind, and spirit so that she can nurture her child. • By the author of The Natural Pregnancy Book and Vaccinations: A Thoughtful Parent's Guide. New mothers need care and support to adjust to the myriad challenges facing them after birth: changing body image, lifestyle, work arrangements, and relationships. Midwife, herbalist, and mother of four, Aviva Jill Romm shares her insights into how to make this crucial time a happy one. She provides essential advice for preparing for the postpartum period, coping during the first few days after the birth, establishing a successful breast-feeding relationship, getting enough rest, eating well even with a hectic schedule, and finding time to regain strength and tone with gentle yoga exercises. Woven throughout are helpful herbal tips and recipes to make the first year of motherhood a naturally healthy one. Natural Health after Birth also addresses a new mother's need to replenish her body, mind, and spirit so that she can nurture her child. This book provides support both for women who plan to be home full or part time during the first year and those who must return to their jobs soon after the birth. With humor and compassion, Romm offers mothers practical wisdom for attaining the delicate balance between being fully immersed in the beautiful but demanding path of motherhood and maintaining a sense of self.
Give Your Baby Nature's Best Food How and what you feed your baby today will impact Baby's health for a lifetime. Naturally Healthy First Foods for Baby is an informative, innovative and easy-to-use guide that shows you how to prepare wholesome, homemade baby foods. Beginning with conception and continuing into the toddler years, this book explains how natural foods can reduce the potential for food allergies, help babies develop strong digestive and immune systems, and encourage healthy eating for life. With recommendations that are parent-tested and physician-approved, this book also includes: More than 180 delicious and easy-to-prepare recipes (cereals, vegetables, fruits, meats and dairy), some for the whole family When and how to introduce solids Feeding schedules and healthy menu ideas for the first 18 months Nutrition information for optimal brain development Hints and tips for food shopping Preparation and storage guidelines to minimize time, mess and expense Crafted with busy parents in mind, Naturally Healthy First Foods for Baby will help you create healthy independent eaters who love to eat the best foods.
This is an indispensable volume for parents seeking safe and effective ways to promote and maintain their child's health. Using a wide range of herbal and other natural remedies, Aviva Jill Romm -- midwife, herbalist, and mother of four -- presents her expertise in a form that is comprehensive and user-friendly.
Table of Contents Introduction Colic Diarrhea A Bit on the Digestion of Milk Pain in the Stomach Teething Problems Exposure to Cold Clear Speech Bed-wetting Mustard Gooseberry Bananas Other Urinary Problems Traditional Sesame Seed Balls Appendix A bit about Speech Problems Some ideas behind Stammering and Lisping Conclusion Some Thoughts about Vaccination, Drugs and Natural Healing Processes Survival of the Fittest and Worst-Case Scenarios Author Bio Publisher Introduction We are very fortunate that we are living in a world where infant mortality has reduced considerably, thanks to the dispersion of knowledge and with parents getting to know more about how to take care of their children, without recourse to quack methods for curing ailments or trial or error theories about how to cure childhood ailments. Nevertheless, every child being mortal is going to fall prey to a large number of infantile diseases because that is a natural phenomenon, especially when he is living in the world where he is vulnerable to a large number of childhood illnesses. So you have two options. Either go running to the doctor, for every cough and sneeze, because you are terrified of his being so ill-that is an occupational hazard with first-time parents, it has happened down generations it is going to happen 5,000 years from now. Or you are going to use a little bit of common sense, and allow his natural healing system to get rid of the infection by itself. This is what happened the majority of the time, because before doctors existed nature had her own curative measures in order to get rid of infections. As man became more and more sophisticated, he began trying out experimentations on herbs and remedies, in order to support and encourage the natural healing process. For millenniums and through plenty of trial and error, man has found that some remedies worked and some did not. So that is why he has always been the guinea pig for some sort of therapeutic experimentation being undertaken by doctors down the ages. I remember AA Milnes’ Christopher Robin poems read in childhood, where parents and doctors get panic stricken because a little child has come down with sniffles and whiffles.
Americans spend $34 billion dollars annually on alternative medical therapies and products. Not only are we seeking out natural remedies for ourselves—increasingly, we're also looking for ways to cut down on the amount of medication given to our children. In 100 Natural Remedies for Your Child, pediatric naturopath Dr. Jared Skowron shows parents how to prevent and treat their children's illnesses, from common ailments such as upset stomach, headaches, and minor infections to more serious problems like food allergies, diabetes, and asthma. While there is a time and place for conventional medicine, natural solutions, especially diet can be effective strategies for treating many of our children's' ailments. 100 Natural Remedies for Your Child includes: • FOODS THAT HEAL: Dietary change is the core lifestyle modification in naturopathic medical practice. Dr. Skowron shows parents the power of nutrition and reveals how foods can help prevent and treat disease. • TOXIC DETOX: From pesticides to plastics, natural medicine offers safe and proven methods for removing environmental toxins from our children's bodies. • SUPPLEMENTATION: Parents will learn which supplements are helpful for alleviating symptoms or preventing illness and what dosages are safe and effective. • ALTERNATIVE REMEDIES: Instead of heading to the drugstore for an over-the-counter remedy when their child is ill, parents will learn how to use homeopathic remedies that save money and heal their child naturally.
At minimum, 27 million Americans have thyroid disease. Despite being the majority of thyroid sufferers, women rarely know that thyroid problems increase their risk of pregnancy complications, including infertility, preeclampsia, miscarriage, premature delivery, and low birth weight. This awareness gap affects patients and doctors, who know little about the ramifications of an undiagnosed or under-treated thyroid condition on a mother and her unborn baby. Founder of HypothyroidMom.com Dana Trentini and thyroid health advocate and bestselling author Mary Shomon have both endured challenges with pregnancies due to thyroid disorders. In Your Healthy Pregnancy with Thyroid Disease, they team up to give readers the answers they need. With personal stories and cutting-edge medical advice from leading health practitioners, the book explains how to recognize thyroid symptoms, get properly diagnosed/treated, manage thyroid problems during pregnancy, overcome thyroid-related infertility, and deal with postpartum challenges.
Find balance and enhance fertility with whole food and whole plants Healthy babies don't just happen. The lifestyle of the prospective parents is a crucial factor in promoting fertility and ensuring a successful pregnancy. But the average North American diet is saturated with processed foods and environmental toxins are rampant—we must take responsibility for what we put into and onto our bodies to create optimum conditions for the childbearing year. Drawing on the author's own personal triumph over infertility, Conceiving Healthy Babies is a unique herbal guide geared to helping couples achieve balance in preconception, pregnancy, lactation, and beyond. Its individualized approach to fertility explains the importance of: Understanding, accepting, and celebrating our own bodies Basing our diets on organic, nutrient-dense foods that have been traditionally prepared Using whole plants in their original form for their medicinal benefits Packed with detailed information on hundreds of different herbs with a focus on their roles in building healthy babies, this comprehensive manual is a roadmap to wellbeing. The reference guide is rounded out by complete information on herbal use before, during, and post-pregnancy, and special attention is paid to supporting nursing and lactation. Whether you are have experienced challenges in conceiving or just want to ensure that your pregnancy is as natural and uncomplicated as possible, Conceiving Healthy Babies is an indispensable guide. Dawn Combs is an ethnobotanist and herbalist who apprenticed with Rosemary Gladstar. After resolving her own infertility diagnosis through whole foods and natural herbal remedies, she chose to specialize in helping women rebalance their bodies for fertility.
Give your child the gift of natural health When your children are sick or injured, you want them to feel better -- fast. Although in some cases there is no substitute for traditional medical care, prescription drugs are not always the best answer. Countless parents are discovering that natural, health-promoting substances can often be both safer and more effective. Now, a master herbalist with more than twenty-five years of experience who is also a mother of two shares her natural approach to wellness. Inside you'll find easy holistic therapies for common childhood injuries and ailments, and learn: how a banana can remove a splinter which herbs help reduce fever how an onion helps both bruises and earaches why garlic is nature's antibiotic how a spritz of rosemary hair juice prevents lice why peppermint tea relieves both headaches and stomachaches how gargling with lemon juice and table salt can ease a sore throat why ginger root can ease motion sickness and many other intelligent uses of foods and therapeutic plants -- nature's own medicine -- to alleviate discomforts. Best of all, this invaluable reference stresses and approach that helps you teach you children the benefits of proventing illness -- not just treating it.
The essential reference guide to the best conventional and natural health options for your child, updated in a new edition with the latest information on such topics as homeopathic medicines, blood tests, vaccines, nutrition, neonatal screenings, natural baby care products, and more. Natural Baby and Childcare combines the medical with the holistic, making it perfect for all families. The newly revised and updated edition contains the latest available information on natural childcare techniques, including nutrition and behavioral studies to ensure you have everything you need to raise your child in an all-natural, healthy way. • AN IMPORTANT RESOURCE FOR CONSCIENTIOUS PARENTS. Whether you want to raise your child completely naturally, or whether you want to make sure that you have all the facts before making parenting decisions, Natural Baby and Childcare has the information you need--presented in an easy-to-follow, complete package. • EASY-TO-USE FORMAT. Combining professional expertise with parental experience, Natural Baby and Childcare addresses the ins and outs of natural childcare, including the risks, benefits, and virtues of each technique in the form of a clear, straightforward guide, making sure your child gets the proper care at this important time in their development. • OVER 500-PAGES PACKED WITH THE LATEST INFORMATION ON YOUR CHILD'S HEALTH. Including discussions on the latest available childcare studies, as well as new development milestones and health care schedules, Natural Baby and Childcare is a comprehensive and reassuring guide to help you make the right decision for your child. Natural Baby and Childcare is a balanced and easy-to-understand presentation of the health issues that parents and children both face in the modern landscape, putting in your hands the knowledge to make the best decisions for your child.