Treating Children with Chinese Dietary Therapy is a much-needed book, bursting with useful information and tasty recipes. It skilfully brings together ancient Chinese medicine wisdom and modern research and will be of great value to parents and to practitioners working with children.
As a practitioner of Chinese Medicine, I have always focused on the importance of diet and lifestyle with all of my patients, including the children I treat. In Sandra Robertson's book, 'Treating Children with Chinese Dietary Therapy,' she covers and explains all the important areas of Chinese nutrition, including foods for common childhood conditions, that are beneficial during the different seasons and she gives lots of wonderful recipes. She fills a very big gap in the practice of paediatrics in Chinese Medicine and has created a user-friendly book for practitioners and for parents to help them establish a good foundation for their children's health. I love this book and will use it and recommend it!
Due to the huge differences between Chinese and Western cultures and languages, as well as the breadth and depth of Traditional Chinese Medicine, it is difficult to accurately express its theories and methods in English; Sandra has managed to do this and captures its essence with accurate and effective advice for children's dietary therapy and I think this is a great reference book for parents and practitioners.
What a wonderful book. Everything you need all in one place. Here at last is someone writing with real experience bringing up children, working with play groups and treating children with dietary therapy, as well as having researched both the traditional Chinese texts and the modern ones. Really practical advice and delicious recipes that are actually possible for a busy mother or father to cook.