What’s Eating Your Child? – Children’s Nutrition

When recently searching for an up-to-date children’s nutrition book, I was lucky to find What’s Eating Your Child?, by Kelly Dorfman, MS, LND, and after reading it cover-to-cover, I now highly recommend it to others.

The author, Kelly Dorfman,  is very well-versed in nutrition and the text offers many case studies with which a desperate parent or physician will relate. She offers  content-rich, easy-to-read, clear descriptions of symptoms, clues, and subsequent treatment solutions for hard-to-diagnose conditions, to gently guide the most novice “health detective – doctor mom/dad” and augment the knowledge of seasoned professionals.

The book stresses bio-individuality or the uniqueness of each body. Most of the cases listed reflect the harrowing tales of parents who have consulted three to six medical experts before seeking advice from the author. This is a tale of our times, and its up-to-date information, conditions, incorrect mainstream diagnoses, and mostly happy endings to case stories makes it not only a good read, but an important tool for all parents of human children.

This book provides simple yet scientifically supported nutritional solutions that address, mitigate, and often erase both the symptoms and causes of health problems such as food allergies, reflux, picky eating, attention issues, moodiness, behavioral difficulties, constipation, lack of energy, sleeplessness, and learning disabilities in children. The information is based on the power of good foods, vitamins, and minerals to create better health, growth, and development in children. And, as each condition is explained, there are multiple possible causes that are examined using clues that are clearly explained so that the most harried parent or stumped professional can become a good symptom detective.

I highly recommend this book and have enjoyed reading it. It should become a strong tool in every parent and child-treating professional’s medicine cabinet.

What’s Eating Your Child? The Hidden Connections Between Food and Childhood Ailments: Anxiety, Recurrent Ear Infections, Stomachaches, Picky Eating, Rashes, ADHD, and More. And What Every Parent Can Do About It. – Kelly Dorfman, MS, LND; 2011; Workman Publishing Co., NY, NY.  ISBN #978-0-7611-6119-6

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