Healthy Food, Healthy Gut, Happy Child: The Real Dirt on Raising Healthy Kids in a Processed World

Author(s): Maya Shetreat-Klein


From allergies and ADHD to mental illnesses and obesity, new studies show the alarming rise of chronic diseases in children. A traditionally trained paediatric neurologist and a parent herself, Dr Maya Shetreat-Klein encountered the limits of conventional medicine when her son suffered a severe episode of asthma on his first birthday and began a backward slide in his development. Treatments failed to reverse his condition, so Dr Shetreat-Klein embarked on a scientific investigation, discovering that food was at the root of her son's illness, affecting his digestive system, immune system and brain. The solution was shockingly simple: heal the food, heal the gut, heal the brain . . . and heal the child.

Dr Shetreat-Klein shifted the focus of her practice and has since successfully helped chronically ill patients from around the world. Revealing the profound connections between food, nature and children's health, the book explains how food is constantly changing kids' bodies, brains and even genes - for better or for worse. She also shares success stories from her practice and tips as a working mother of three on stocking healing foods (from veggies to chocolate!), reading labels and getting even picky eaters into the new menu.


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A doctor's plan for using meals to heal conditions such as ear infections, allergies, eczema and even neurological disorders.

A game-changer when it comes to children's health. Carefully researched and compellingly written, Dr Shetreat-Klein explains how children's lifelong resilient health begins with food, soil, nature, and even exposure to microbes. You'll walk away from this fascinating guide with a new perspective and plenty of practical know-how from a top expert in the field. A must read! Mark Hyman MD, Director, Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, author of the #1 New York Times Bestseller The Blood Sugar Solution and The Blood Sugar Solution Cookbook If you are a parent, or planning to be one, Healthy Food, Healthy Gut, Happy Child is your nutritional bible. Under the wise guidance of Dr Shetreat-Klein, you can save your kids from a vast array of physical/emotional chronic illnesses, not only now when they're still young but for the rest of their (longer and healthier) lives. David Edelberg MD, author of The Triple Whammy Cure An exhilarating book that had me cheering from page one. Don't go the pediatrician without it Christiane Northrup, MD, author of the New York Times bestseller Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom Filled with unexpected twists, fascinating science and hands-on advice, [Healthy Food, Healthy Gut, Happy Child] gives you all the tools you need to get your kids healthy and keep them that way. -Andrew Weil, MD, author of author of True Food and 8 Weeks to Optimum Health

Dr Maya Shetreat-Klein, MD, is an integrative paediatric neurologist with a medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Board-certified in adult and child neurology as well as paediatrics, she completed the University of Arizona's two-year Fellowship in Integrative Medicine, founded by Dr Andrew Weil, and now serves as faculty. She lectures internationally to medical professionals and laypeople on environmental health and toxins, and healing with food and nature. Dr Shetreat-Klein lives with her family in New York City, where she runs Brainmending, her healing practice and urban farm.

General Fields

  • : 9781509816101
  • : Pan Macmillan
  • : Bluebird
  • : February 2016
  • : 234mm X 153mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : February 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 320
  • : 613.2083
  • : English
  • : Main Market Ed.
  • : Paperback
  • : Maya Shetreat-Klein