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Natural Healing For Children

I am a big proponent of natural healing and herbal remedies and always try to use the natural methods before resorting to over the counter or prescription medicine. I  always thought that doctors favored the more conventional approach to treating their patients. I guess I was wrong. I just read the book ‘Treatment Alternatives for Children,’ and in it, pediatric doctor Lawrence Rosen and parent Jeff Cohen suggest that traditional medicine and alternative medicine can work together.

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Cohen and Rosen respect parents enough to let them decide whether they want to use mainstream healing methods or alternative medicine. Ultimately, although pediatricians are there to diagnose, prescribe, and suggest, parents remain in control.

Their book is well organized into popular categories that parents are looking for. They discuss the most common ailments among children and teens including the frustrations of acne and concerns that are more serious such as asthma. The book is broken into chapters that deal specifically with behavior, skin problems, nutrition, infant care, and more. They also address parent’s concerns around environmental and food-based toxins. Rosen and Cohen also offer mainstream remedies next to remedies for natural healing so that the reader has instant access to the information he or she needs without flipping back and forth. In addition, potential reactions to remedies are outlined so that parents know what to look for.

One thing that I really liked is that the book is written in layman’s terms. Instead of a book full of jargon that only pediatricians can understand, ‘Treatment Alternatives for Children’ has been written for parents but is also popular with doctors. By writing in this style, it is clear that the authors fully intended for any parent to read and learn from their book.

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There is also a lot of humor throughout the guide. Titles such as ‘Midsection Maladies’ suggest how readable ‘Treatment Alternatives’ is. It is more than a dry reference, though the findings are based on scientific fact. Rosen and Cohen add ‘fun facts’ and additional information throughout the book, set only slightly apart from the main text. This kind of organization allows the guide to operate on more than one level. The highly concerned parent will probably tune out the sidebars, but when an ailment is under control, he or she can go back and learn more.

Disclosure: I was provided a product in exchange for this review, however, all thoughts and opinions are 100% mine.

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Diane Nassy

Diane is a New Jersey-based writer and blogger. She is a wife and the mom of a 9-year-old little boy. Through her blog, she wants to inspire moms to find Zen in their lives while offering practical tips and other valuable information to help families deal with everyday issues. Check out Diane's Google+ profile "