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Author Giustra-Kozek, Jennifer.

Title Healing without hurting : treating ADHD, apraxia, and autism spectrum disorders naturally and effectively without harmful medication / Jennifer Giustra-Kozek.

Imprint Howard Beach, NY : Changing Lives Press, ©2014.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    618.9285 GIU    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    618.92858 GIU    Available
Description xiii, 370 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Contents Our journey begins -- A chronically sick child is a warning that something isn't right -- Developmental and behavioral concerns -- My search for an official diagnosis -- Outlining the most common labels and behaviors -- Let's talk about medications -- Our movement toward alternative treatments -- Genetic vulnerability -- Other early contributing factors -- Immune system assaults -- The gut-brain connection -- Malabsorption syndrome -- Pursuing alternative solutions -- Our road to recovery -- Addressing food sensitivities and diet modifications -- Say no to processed foods -- I'm saying no to GMO -- How food sensitivities & nutritional deficiencies can lead to rage and violence -- Neurotoxins and heavy metals -- A deeper look at other issues plaguing our kids -- Identifying nutritional deficiencies & taking supplements -- Eastern medicine & body work practices -- Other healing practices and therapy treatments -- Preconception and prenatal safety checklist -- What to feed your infant -- Instilling healthy practices including getting your child to eat better -- Opening the world of improvements -- Natural remedies often scrutinized -- A call to action : shifting current practices -- Appendix A. Questions & answers -- Appendix B. Childhood developmental guidelines -- Appendix C. Autism Research Institute parent rating of behavioral effects of biomedical interventions.
Summary "Using her candid parenting experiences with her son as a backdrop, Giustra-Kozek provides others with a practical reference guide for naturally treating ADD/ADHD, autism spectrum disorders and their co-morbid conditions such as sleep issues, depression, impulsivity, and anxiety. As both a parent and mental health professional, Giustra-Kozek examines the mistakes some conventional physicians make when it comes to treating these disorders. Healing Without Hurting provides a methodical approach to understanding the underlying causes and offers non-pharmaceutical solutions that work"--Back cover.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 344-359) and index.
Subject Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder -- Alternative treatment.
Apraxia -- Alternative treatment.
Autism spectrum disorders in children -- Alternative treatment.
ISBN 0989452980

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