Chinese Dietary Therapy is one of the pillars of Chinese medicine and has a large role to play in health. This comprehensive book allows practitioners to add this important element to their paediatric practice and to advise parents on positive food choices for their children.
With childhood allergies, asthma, ADHD, obesity and childhood diabetes on the rise, this indispensable resource provides advice on using food as medicine for particular common ailments - such as chronic coughs, colds, stomach aches and constipation. It describes how to use food to prevent illness in children and for long-term health benefits, with a focus on strengthening digestion for a resilient immune system. It also demonstrates how diet can bring the body closer to a state of balance by living in accordance with seasons and the world around us, and listening to the body's intuitions.
Focusing on the pivotal role of digestion in a resilient and better immune system for optimal health, Treating Children with Chinese Dietary Therapy gives practitioners of Chinese medicine a resource to bring this ancient awareness to today's parents.
Sandra Robertson. Foreword by Lillian Bridges
Introduction. 1. More than Nutrition. 2. The Immature Spleen craves Sweetness. 3. Taijiao - The Importance of our time in the womb. 4. Populating the microbiome. 5. Spring. 6. Summer. 7. Autumn. 8. Winter. 9. Common Childhood Ailments. 10. The Tao of Food Positivity. 11. Recipes.