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Jul 10, 2011

"What's Eating Your Child?" Book Review & Giveaway CLOSED

"Why treat your child with drugs when you can cure him/her with food? What's Eating Your Child?: The Hidden Connection Between Food and Your Child's Well-Being reveals the hidden connections between nutrition and chronic childhood ailments, and gives parents the simple straightforward solutions they need to help their children thrive."

About the Book:
"What's Eating Your Child? is about the connections between common ailments such as chronic ear infections, reflux, tummy aches, picky eating, poor growth, mood and behavior problems and your child’s diet. Most people agree that a good diet is important but few know how to decipher the effect food has on their health. What's Eating Your Child? will help parents, medical professionals, teachers and caretakers identify possible dietary links and address the problem."

About the Author:
"Kelly Dorfman is known as a nutrition detective because she helps people find the possible hidden links between their symptoms/illnesses and their diet. She has been helping people develop nutrition strategies to address problems from chronic bad moods to strange rashes to sleep problems for almost 30 years. Many of the people seeking her services are the parents of children with vexing and persistent issues that have resisted traditional medical treatment.

She teaches workshops on how to use nutrition therapeutically all over the country. In addition, she has written dozens of articles and has been quoted in many publications, including the Washington Post. Her formal credentials include a master’s degree in nutrition/biology and a dietitian/nutritionist license."

My Take:
My son Dovid is quite underweight - less than 25 lbs and he's over 2 years old - and he just doesn't eat very much. He will eat a variety of fruits, veggies, meat/chicken and dairy, but he doesn't eat as much as his sister does. It has been this way since he was about 9 months old, although even earlier than that he would take less formula than Chana would at any given feeding.

There's an entire chapter in What's Eating Your Child? devoted to "The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow," which immediately stood out to me. My little boy won't grow either! The boy in this chapter, Liam, just wasn't very hungry and it turns out he had a zinc deficiency. A zinc deficiency can cause some people to lose their appetites and even makes food taste funny. A simple test using zinc sulfate can screen for a zinc deficiency. I'm planning to order a bottle to test Dovid to see if this might be his problem, and if so then I can start him on a zinc supplement and make sure he's getting foods rich in zinc (such as beef and poultry) every day.

Other interesting chapters are "The Child Who Wouldn't Fall Asleep," Two Cases of Chronic Ear Infections," The Child Who Couldn't Speak in Sentences," and "The Toddler Who Could Not Stop Spitting Up." If there's something going on with your child and doctors can't find anything obviously wrong, there could be a nutritional reason for it.

Cost: You can buy What's Eating Your Child? from for $11.02.

Overall: We give What's Eating Your Child? a 10/10!

One very lucky reader will win a copy of What's Eating Your Child?: The Hidden Connection Between Food and Your Child's Well-Being!

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This giveaway is an Editors' Pick on Prizey!

We were sent copy of the book "What's Eating Your Child?" free of charge for the sole purpose of this review; no other compensation was received. All opinions expressed are my own.


Kathleen said...

my child at aged 3 1/2 is extremely picky. i'm not sure he's getting enough calories and i'm definitely sure he's not getting enough vitamins directly from vegetables. he will eat nutragrain bars and drink milk with ovaletene added to it.

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Alissabeth said...

My son has digestion issues. I think he needs some probiotics, plus I know he doesn't drink enough. It's just so hard to get an active little boy to eat and drink what they should/need to!

fancygrlnancy said...

My son will eat great some days and barely eat anything other. I worry that he is getting all he needs daily.

Mary Preston said...

Fabulous book. What a great giveaway.


WCA Yash Travel said...

my daughter doesn't like to drink milk anymore and I'm afraid she is lacking some calcium.

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DonnaZ said...

Ihave big time eating issues with my 4 yr old. He basically refuses to eat very often. I would love to read this book!

Robin said...

I'd be really interested in reading this book. As a special education teacher too, it is interesting to see some of the students diets and how what they eat can effect their moods.


Anonymous said...

I don't have any children, but I have a nephew who has severe mood swings which I believe are related to his blood sugar; he's also SUPER picky about what he eats and how much. I would love to get my hands on this book... Please accept this as my entry. Thank you!

Aliya D.

Patricia said...

My nephew is allergic to eggs --- is it possible he'll outgrow it? Would love to see how this book addresses this issue.
patricia dot mariani dot esq at gmail dot com

Gale said...

I have a very picky middle child, who also has a lot of health ailments, and I wonder if he's not getting enough of certain things he needs.

ecarian at yahoo dot com

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