Good News for Parents Who Are Tired of the Ear Infection Cycle
One group of people I thought about frequently as I wrote Disease-Proof Your Child are those families who suffer from the vicious cycle of recurrent ear infections. What we have learned from the best available research is that getting antibiotics from our doctor for typical childhood infections may not be so wise. Plenty of medical authorities agree that antibiotics are overused, and are of no value against viral infections.
Now we are also discovering that antibiotic use may predispose our children to more frequent and more serious infections.
The American Academy of Family Physicians and the American Academy of Pediatrics recently released joint guidelines for doctors advising doctors not to prescribe antibiotics for ear infections unless they are severely ill or not improving on their own in three days. These guidelines represent a major shift in policy and thinking by physician leadership.
Disease-Proof Your Child takes these guidelines a step further.
My new book instructs parents how to feed their children to increase their natural resistance to infection, and to prevent those allergies, runny noses, and frequent illnesses. I believe food is the most effective medicine to keep your child away from the doctor's office. In Disease-Proof Your Child I discuss hundreds of medical studies that document that what you feed your children in the first 10 years of life can have far-reaching effects of their health for the rest of their life.
If you are a parent or parent-to-be and want scientific guidelines to keep your child from getting sick frequently, Disease-Proof Your Child is a book for you.