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New Prescription for Childhood Obesity
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Copyright:  Jan 15, 2008 ISBN-13:  9780595693792
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The traditional method for weight loss and fat reduction has been to eat less and exercise more, but this does not work for children over the long haul. To permanently lose pounds and toxic inflammatory belly fat parents must learn and teach their children specific simple strategies, techniques, and skills for eating not only high quality foods rich in antioxidants, but the right amount of food appropriate for their level of physical activity without dieting or restrictions.

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Childhood obesity is a common health issue around the major part of the world, including the developed countries like the United States and many newly emerging countries like China. There are over 155 million children who have suffered from this illness around the world. In the United States alone, there are over 9 million children with childhood obesity. This health issue seems to be more critical now than before, as more and more children have increasingly got overweight and the solutions to this problem have proven to be less effective. This is why the book New Prescription for Childhood Obesity looks important, as it promises to provide a new and effective solution to the childhood weight problem. This gives a genuine hope for all the frustrated children and their parents.  

 

The failure of the mainstream prescriptions to childhood obesity is due to conventional limited understandings of this illness. For instance, many people including medical experts believe that the cause of obesity is “eating more and exercising less”. And then the treatment for obesity is simply “eating less and exercising more”. This approach does not work over the long term because it is unsustainable. Furthermore, the traditional approach does not address the fundamental cause of childhood obesity.  The actual cause of obesity and its associated chronic diseases is rooted in damaging free radicals throughout the body, which trigger oxidative stress and low-grade silent inflammation. It is oxidative stress and the silent inflammation that produces inflammatory hormones and chemicals, which turn on genes causing fat storage and disease while turning off genes reducing inflammation and health risks. Therefore, any effective solution to childhood obesity must address the issue of damaging free radicals.

Based on this fundamental understanding of childhood obesity a newer approach to fighting childhood obesity is provided. This new solution rests on employing nature’s powerful super-antioxidants and phytonutrients to deactivate damaging free radicals. Rather than focusing on conventional “dieting” approach producing only short-term weight loss and fat reduction, the book provides children with specific simple strategies, techniques, and skills for eating not only high quality foods, but the right amount of food appropriate for their level of physical activity without dieting or restrictions. The easy-to-follow long-term solutions teach children to maintain a healthy lifestyle that can automatically become a normal part of their daily routine. In so doing, children will have a better chance of reducing excess body fat and maintaining a healthy body that produces less oxidative stress and inflammation and leads to less craving and overeating. The benefits of this new approach can be more, such as increase in energy, growth of muscle tissue, and a faster metabolism that converts calories into cellular energy instead of toxic fat. 

It is noticeable that unlike the traditional approach that prescribes universally applied treatments for all children, this book emphasizes tailored programs to meet the actual demands and requirements of individual children. Hence, specific factors like children’s personalities, eating habits, levels of physical activities, and food varieties and cooking styles must be incorporated into a therapy program and considered as a strategy for reducing obesity and inflammation.

It also informs parents that Inflammation comes not just from foods and diets, but also from many other sources, such as the body conditions (bacteria, viruses, infections, the digestive systems, etc.), the natural environment (e.g., environmental pollutions), and the social environment (e.g., cultures, social conventions and life styles). Thus, an effective solution to childhood obesity should be a comprehensive and systematic solution, rather than purely relied on a single diet program or a physical activity program. This comprehensive way of thinking about childhood obesity is powerful.

Another remarkable characteristic of this book is that it provides valuable information and knowledge as well as workable strategies and skills directly to parents. Indeed, it is parents’ duties and responsibilities to care about their children’s overweight problem and the long-term solutions. Particularly, parents need to educate themselves before they can teach and help their children. Parents should be “a positive role model”. In many cases, children’s obesity comes from their parents, particularly their unhealthy life styles and eating habits. Therefore, the key solution to childhood obesity actually rests upon the minds and behaviours of parents. For instance, in their reproductive years, women need to plan ahead of pregnancy to ensure that their children will not be overweighed before they are born, thereby to reduce the possible risk for their children of developing obesity in their childhood and adulthood.

This book has 14 chapters with five appendices. The first six chapters contain the basic theories and knowledge on childhood obesity, in which the theoretical foundation for the new approach to fighting childhood obesity is laid down.  The later eight chapters focus on food choices, diet styles and food supplements, which provide very detailed information and skills and techniques for parents to help their children to get enough antioxidants and phytonutrients to neutralize the high levels of free radicals produced from eating foods and from environmental pollutants. The appendices are also very useful, as they offer a daily meal plan and more recipes for obesity reduction.

 

  

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   Chapter 12           LUNCH 
 
A Healthy Balanced Lunch
 
Eating a healthy lunch is difficult for most children, because they usually have to depend on what is served in the school cafeterias or vending machines. The healthy choices are few and are not consistently available as you can see from the analysis of some of the cafeteria lunches served to students. For example, calorie analysis of a typical school lunch combo reveals a whopping 748 calories (Grilled Chicken Parmesan Wrap in a Corn Tortilla, Lettuce and Tomato). Other examples are given below.
 
Examples of Traditional School Lunches:
 
  • Hot Dog on a Bun (with Potato Chips, Sliced Peaches & Milk): contains 789 calories, 40g fat, 17g saturated fat, 86g carbohydrates, 36g (9 tsp) sugar, 22g protein, 5g fiber, and 1,259 mg sodium.
  • Sloppy Joe on a Bun (with Corn, Pears in Juice & Milk): contains 590 calories, 24g fat, 11g saturated fat, 65g carbohydrates, 20g (5 tsp) sugar, 27g protein, 5g fiber, and 1,310 mg sodium.
  • Tuna Salad Lunch (with Cheese, Wheat Roll, Fruited Jell-O & Milk): contains 568 calories, 24g fat, 11g saturated fat, 57g carbohydrates, 38g (10 tsp) sugar, 30g protein, 2g fiber, and 920 mg sodium.
  • Turkey in Gravy, Mashed Potato (w/Dinner Roll, Mixed Fruit & Milk): contains 526 calories, 16g fat, 8g saturated fat, 64 carbohydrates, 23g (6 tsp) sugar, 31g protein, 3g fiber, and 917 mg sodium.
  • Grilled Cheese Sandwich (with Vegetables, Fruit & Milk): contains 643 calories, 33g fat, 19g saturated fat, 64g carbohydrates, 31g (8 tsp) sugar, 26g protein, 7g fiber, and 1,351 mg sodium.
  • Cheeseburger (with Corn, Potato Chips, Fruit & Milk): contains 829 calories, 39g fat, 17g saturated fat, 96g carbohydrates, 31g (8 tsp) sugar, 27g protein, 8g fiber, and 1, 051 mg sodium.
  • Cheese Pizza (with Diced Carrots, Sliced Peaches & Milk): contains 591 calories, 17g fat, 8.5g saturated fat, 91g carbohydrates, 52g (13 tsp) sugar, 18g protein, 6g fiber, and 787 mg sodium.
  • Chicken Nuggets (w/Buttered Peas, Dinner Roll, Diced Pears & Milk): contains 543 calories, 22g fat, 9g saturated fat, 62g carbohydrates, 35g (9 tsp) sugar, 24g protein, 3g fiber, and 1,036 mg sodium.
  • Cheese Ravioli (w/Garden Salad, Dinner Roll, Sliced Peaches & Milk): contains 531 calories, 19g fat, 8g saturated fat, 66g carbohydrates, 21g (5 tsp) sugar, 25g protein, 25g fiber, and 980 mg sodium.
  • P&J Sandwich (w/ Peas, Carrots, Fruit & Milk): contains 647 calories, 24g fat, 9g saturated fat, 90g carbohydrates, 48g (12 tsp) sugar, 21g protein, 9g fiber, and 632 mg sodium.
It’s obvious that many of the typical school lunches are not appropriate for young children, especially physically inactive children that should be eating more healthy meals low in calories, carbohydrates, sugar, fat and sodium. The fat and carbohydrate contained in many of these lunches would be considered too high even for adults with average physical activity. Serving these types of lunches to children regularly makes it very difficult for them to burn body fat and lose weight even with vigorous exercise. It is counterproductive and may in fact defeat the very purpose that these healthy initiative programs were designed for. Worst of all, the marginally active children will gain weight rather than lose it. Those who are already obese and sedentary will have a tougher challenge, and can put on more pounds and increase their health risk.
 
Alternatives to Traditional School Lunches (Makeover)
 
  • Veggie Burger on Multigrain Sandwich Bun (Sugar-Free Jell-O & Milk): contains 353 calories, 10g fat, 3g saturated fat, 35g carbohydrates, 15g (4 tsp) sugar, 33g protein, 8g fiber, and 757 mg sodium.
  • Ham & Cheese Sandwich on Multigrain Bread (+ Pears Halves in Water): contains 256 calories, 7g fat, 3.6g saturated fat, 40g carbohydrates, 11g (3 tsp) sugar, 13g protein, 9.4g fiber, and 844 mg sodium.
  •  Grilled Cheese Sandwich on Multigrain Bread (w/ String Beans, canned): contains 348 calories, 15g fat, 9g saturated fat, 36g carbohydrates, 14g (3.5 tsp) sugar, 20g protein, 6g fiber, and 852 mg sodium.
  •  Chicken Tenders w/ Mixed Veg (Lentil Soup + Sugar Free Jell-O Gelatin): contains 291 calories, 10g fat, 2g saturated fat, 24g carbohydrates, 2g (0.5 tsp) sugar, 25g protein, 10g fiber, and 661 mg sodium.
  •  P&J Sandwich (w/ Peas, Carrots, & Milk): contains 286 calories, 12g fat, 3g saturated fat, 36g carbohydrates, 10g (2 tsp) sugar, 14g protein, 8g fiber, and 562 mg sodium.
                                UHP Recommended Lunches
 
Lunch (1) ----- Turkey Burger with Lentil Soup
·         ½ cup Fat Free Hearty Lentil w/Veg Soup, canned or other Vegetable Soup
·         ½ cup green snap beans, green peas, zucchini, yellow squash or asparagus
·         1 Louis Rich Turkey Patty or Jennie-O Turkey Burger, 70% less fat
·         1 slice 100% whole wheat bread 1 oat bran/whole wheat tortilla or pita (Joseph’s)
·         ½ cup grapes or berries
·         8 fl oz water, 4 oz 2% milk or V8 or Tomato Juice
Stats: 323 cal, 31g prot, 33g carb, 9.9g fat, 2g sat, 10g fiber, 685mg sod, 70mg chol, 637mg potassium, 379mg calcium
 
Lunch (2) -----Veggie Soy Burger with Mixed Chinese Vegetables
·         1 cup Vegetable Soup, low sodium, canned or other Vegetable Soup
·         ½ cup LaChoy Mixed Chinese Vegetables
·         1 Veggie Soy Burger (Morningstar Farms)
·         1-2 slices of tomato
·         Snack size Sugar Free Jell-O Pudding or Dannon Light & Fit Yogurt + 1 tbsp wheat germ + 1 tbsp textured vegetable protein (Bob’s Red Mill) or soy protein
·         8 fl oz water or 4 oz 2% milk or V8 or Tomato Juice
Stats: 253 cal, 17g prot, 37g carb, 5g fat, 0g sat, 12.6g fiber, 890mg sod, 0mg chol, 429mg potassium, 384mg calcium
 
Lunch (3) ----Turkey Hot Dog with Canned Soup & Nonfat Yogurt
·         ½ cup Progresso Healthy Classic Lentil Soup, canned or other Vegetable Soup
·         ½-1 cup green snap beans or green peas, zucchini, yellow squash or asparagus or eggplant, steamed
·         1 Turkey Frankfurter
·         1-2 slices of tomato
·         4 oz Non fat Strawberry Yogurt, light or Dannon Light & Fit Yogurt
·         8 fl oz water or 4 oz 2% milk or V8 or Tomato Juice
Stats: 300 cal, 32g prot, 26g carb, 8g fat, 2g sat, 7g fiber, 332mg sod, 71mg chol, 884mg potassium, 356mg calcium
 
Lunch (4) ----Turkey Cheese Wrap with Vegetable Soup
·         ½ cup Progresso Healthy Classic Lentil Soup, canned or other Vegetable Soup
·         ½ slice Swiss cheese or American cheese
·         1 turkey breast lunchmeat, slice
·         ½ whole wheat tortilla or 1 oat bran/whole wheat pita (Joseph’s)
·         1-2 tsp low sodium light mayonnaise
·         3 medium strawberries or ¼ cup berries
·         8 fl oz water or 4 oz 2% milk or V8 or Tomato Juice
Stats: 281 cal, 19g prot, 39g carb, 6g fat, 2.8g sat, 7g fiber, 944mg sod, 23mg chol, 625mg potassium, 261mg calcium
 
Lunch (5) ----Grilled Chicken Sandwich with Vegetable Soup
·         Start with 4 oz lemonade fluid (recipe 4)
·          Follow with 4 oz Canned Progresso Healthy Classic Lentil Soup or other Vegetable soup
·          Main course: 8 oz portion Grilled Chicken Sandwich:
            3 oz grilled or baked chicken or turkey breast (recipe 5)
            2 slices tomatoes
            3 leaves romaine
            3 dill pickle, slices
            1 tsp Dijon mustard
            1 tsp low sodium lite mayonnaise or mustard
            2 slices multigrain bread or 1 oat bran/whole wheat tortilla/pita bread (Joseph’s)
Instructions:
  • Assemble sandwich and enjoy with 4oz lemonade fluid or 4 oz 2% milk or V8 or Tomato Juice
Stats: 332 cal, 34g prot, 33g carb, 8g fat, 2g sat, 9g fiber, 883mg sod, 82mg chol, 677mg potassium, 365mg calcium
 
Lunch (6) --- Ham and Cheese Sandwich with Soup
·         Start with 4 oz lemonade fluid (recipe 4)
·          Follow with 4oz Canned LoSodium Vegetable Chicken Soup w/ Water or other Vegetable Soup
·         Ham and Cheese Sandwich:
            2 oz (2 slices) lean ham, low sodium
            1 oz (1 slice) Swiss cheese, reduced fat, low sodium
            1-2 tsp low sodium lite mayonnaise
            1 tsp Dijon mustard
            3 leaves, romaine lettuce
            2 tomato slices
            1-2 slices multigrain bread
Instructions:
  • Assemble sandwich and enjoy
Stats:340 cal, 31g protein, 32g carb, 11g fat, 4g sat, 7g fiber, 985mg sodium, 58mg chol, 595mg potassium, 341mg calcium
                                                                    
Lunch (7) ---- Mixed Fruit Salad
½ cup berries (strawberries, blueberries, etc.)
4 grapes, seedless
½ cup melon chunks (cantaloupe, honeydew, etc.)
1 tsp chopped almonds
1 tsp chopped walnuts
1 tsp sunflower seeds
½ cup 2% fat cottage cheese
1-2 tbsp ground flaxseed or wheat germ (add to cottage cheese)     
Instruction:
·         Combine fruit. Serve over cottage cheese. Sprinkle with nuts
·          8 fl oz water or V8 or Tomato juice or 4oz 2% milk
Starts: 274 cal, 18g protein, 27g carb, 12g fat, 2g sat, 6g fiber, 489mg sodium, 15 mg chol, 547mg potassium, 390mg calcium
 
Lunch (8) ----Turkey Ham with Mixed Greens (Krisaki’s Lunch)
  • Start with 4 oz lemonade fluid (recipe 4)
  •  Follow with 1 cup Mixed Greens (romaine, arugula, etc.) + 3 cherry tomatoes + 4 small cucumber slices + 3 medium mushroom slices + 1 tsp Cheddar cheese
  •  Dressing: 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil + 1-2 tbsp apple cider or red wine vinegar or fresh lemon juice + salt and black pepper or Mrs. Dash to taste
  • Turkey Ham Sandwich:
                     2 oz turkey ham (lean, low sodium, organic, Applegate Farms) or substitute
                     2 slices tomato
                     3 lettuce leaves
                     3 slices dill pickle, low sodium
                     2 tsp low sodium lite mayonnaise or 1 tsp mustard
               2 slices high fiber multigrain or 100% whole grain bread or 1 oat bran/whole
               wheat tortilla or pita (Joseph’s)
               End with 4 fl oz lemonade water or V8 or Tomato juice or 4 oz 2% milk
               Instructions:
  • Assemble the sandwich or stuff all ingredients into pita pocket, and enjoy.
             Stats: 276 cal, 19g protein, 27g carb, 12g fat, 3g sat, 8g fiber, 856mg sodium, 41mg chol, 668mg potassium, 374mg calcium
 
Lunch (9) ----Peanut Butter Jelly Sandwich w/ Peas & Carrots
  • ¼ cup Peas & Carrots, canned or other canned Vegetable Soup
  • 1-2 slices high fiber multigrain bread or 1 English muffin (Thomas’ Light)
  • 2 tsp Peanut Butter (Smart Balance w/ Omega Plus)
  • 1 tbsp Low Sugar Preserve or Jam (i.e. Polaner All Fruit)
  • 4 oz 2% milk or V8 or Tomato Juice
     Stats: 264 cal, 14g protein, 34.5g carb, 9g fat, 3g sat, 7g fiber, 592mg sodium, 14mg chol, 375mg potassium, 227mg calcium
 
Lunch (10) ----Grilled Cheese Sandwich w/ Tomato Soup
·           2 slices high fiber multigrain bread or 100% whole grain or wheat bread
·          1 slice low fat cheese (American, Swiss, Mozzarella, etc.)
·           ½ oz Canadian bacon, turkey bacon or veggie bacon
·          1 oz low sodium lean ham, smoked salmon, or roasted turkey breast (low sodium)
·          ¼ cup berries (blueberries, strawberries, etc.) or ¼ cup melons (cantaloupe, honeydew)
Instructions:
  • Grill sandwich in a nonstick pan sprayed with canola or olive cooking spray.
  •  Eat with berries or melons & Progresso Hearty Tomato Soup or other canned Vegetable Soup
Stats: 289 cal, 22g protein, 35g carb, 8g fat, 3g sat, 7g fiber, 857mg sodium, 47mg chol, 372mg potassium, 302mg calcium
 
Lunch (11) ----Tuna Salad Pocket with Tomato Soup
  • 4 oz fat free tomato vegetable Soup
  • 3 oz tuna in oil, canned, drained
  • 1 tbsp red bell peppers, chopped
  • 1 tbsp celery, chopped
  • 2 tbsp tomatoes, chopped
  • ¼ cup romaine, shredded
  • 2 tbsp fat free mayo or low sodium lite mayonnaise
  • 1 oat bran/whole wheat pita (Joseph’s) or ½ English muffin (Thomas’ Light)
Instructions:
  • Combine tuna, mayonnaise, red pepper, chopped celery and chopped tomatoes. Stuff into pita pocket with lettuce. Serve with 4 oz water, 2% milk, V8, or Tomato Juice.
Stats: 275 cal, 31g protein, 25g carb, 7g fat, 1g sat, 8g fiber, 680mg sodium, 26mg chol, 733mg potassium, 310mg calcium
 
Lunch (12) ----Grilled Chicken Wrap
  • 2-3 oz grilled or baked chicken or turkey breast (recipe 5)
  • 1 tbsp Parmesan Cheese-grated
  • ½ cup lettuce, shredded
  • 1-2 tbsp chopped tomatoes
  • 1-2 tbsp LoCal Caesar Salad Dressing or substitute
  • 1 oat bran/whole wheat tortilla or pita (Joseph’s) or ½ English muffin (Thomas’ Light)
  • 4 oz 2% milk or V8 or Tomato Juice
Instructions:
  • Layer grilled chicken, lettuce and tomato on tortilla. Sprinkle on cheese. Sprinkle on salad dressing. Fold and enjoy.
Stats: 277 cal, 31g protein, 20g carb, 9g fat, 3g sat, 7.3g fiber, 606mg sodium, 57mg chol, 536mg potassium, 408mg calcium
 
Lunch (13) ----Campbell’s Chunky Vegetable Beef Soup
  • 1 can Chunky Vegetable Soup, Campbell’s or substitute
  • ½ cup blueberries or mixed berries or ½ fruit (apple, pear, grapefruit, etc.) 
  • 4 oz 2% milk or V8 or Tomato Juice
Stats: 250 cal, 19g protein, 33g carb, 5.5g fat, 2g sat, 7g fiber, 153mg sodium, 45mg chol, 257mg potassium, 319mg calcium
 
As previously mentioned, following the simple format of eating meals in courses, requires that children be taught to eat first a non-creamy vegetable soup (1/2 - 1 cup), followed by 1-2 cups raw or ½ -1 cup cooked non-starchy fresh leafy green vegetables (such as romaine, arugula, spinach, broccoli, escarole, cabbage, etc), and then the main entree---meat sandwiches on whole grain breads and hamburgers on whole grain or 100% whole wheat buns.
Breads should be multigrain or 100% whole wheat with 3 or more grams of fiber per slice. It may be necessary to take whole grain or multigrain bread from home if it is not served in the cafeteria. Other high quality breads include multigrain English muffin, such as Thomas’s Light with 8 grams fiber.
Vegetables served should not be limited to potatoes, tomatoes, cucumbers, green beans and iceberg lettuce. Children may like them with their luncheon meat sandwiches and hamburgers, but that’s probably because there are no alternatives that they can choose from. In order to get all of the essential nutrients that young kids need to grow and develop, it is important to serve them fresh foods with the most vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, such as fresh dark green leafy vegetables like spinach, broccoli and romaine lettuce.
Canned vegetables may be high in sodium and should not be the primary vehicle for delivering green vegetables to kids, but nevertheless, can be incorporated into a healthy meal plan. Schools can form mutually beneficial partnership with farmers markets and food producers to deliver fresh produce daily that would be available to kids for consumption.
Adding 1-2 tbsp of wheat germ, oat bran or flaxseed to vegetables or soups can also increase the dietary fiber. Keep protein lean and low in saturated and trans fat such as 2-3 ounce canned regular tuna, grilled chicken breast or thin slices of deli meat.
In order to keep carbohydrate and sugar in a healthy range that does not overwhelm the body’s capacity to burn fuel, it is probably better to reserve fruits for snacks along with some protein source (see the next chapter on snack ideas). This would allow kids to get 2 fruits a day without upsetting their carbohydrate load. However, a few berries and slices of pineapple, grapefruits, apples, cantaloupe and pear may be quite appropriate with meals. They contain proteolytic enzymes that break up inflammatory molecules in the digestive system.
 
  
Reviews 

 An Innovative Approach to Fighting Childhood Obesity

 By William Sun, PhD, Senior Lecturer of Leeds Metropolitan University, England, Visiting Professor of Harbin Engineering University, China, and Director of The Process Centre, England.

 

 Childhood obesity is a common health issue around the major part of the world, including the developed countries like the United States and many newly emerging countries like China. There are over 155 million children who have suffered from this illness around the world. In the United States alone, there are over 9 million children with childhood obesity. This health issue seems to be more critical now than before, as more and more children have increasingly got overweight and the solutions to this problem have proven to be less effective. This is why the book New Prescription for Childhood Obesity looks important, as it promises to provide a new and effective solution to the childhood weight problem. This gives a genuine hope for all the frustrated children and their parents. 
 
The ineffectiveness of the mainstream prescriptions to childhood obesity is due to conventional limited understandings of this illness. For instance, many people including medical professionals believe that the cause of obesity is “eating more and exercising less”. And then the treatment for obesity is simply “eating less and exercising more”. Dr. Johnson, the author of this book, argues that this approach does not work over the long term because it is unsustainable. Furthermore, the traditional approach does not address the fundamental cause of childhood obesity. According to Dr. Johnson, the actual cause of obesity and its associated chronic diseases is rooted in damaging free radicals throughout the body, which trigger oxidative stress and low-grade silent inflammation. It is oxidative stress and the silent inflammation that produces inflammatory hormones and chemicals, which turn on genes causing fat storage and disease and in the meanwhile, turn off genes reducing inflammation and health risks. Therefore, any effective solution to childhood obesity must address the issue of damaging free radicals.
 
It is based on the fundamental understandings of childhood obesity that Dr. Johnson provides a newer approach to fighting childhood obesity. This new solution rests on employing nature’s powerful super-antioxidants and phytonutrients to deactivate damaging free radicals. Rather than focusing on conventional “dieting” approach producing only short-term weight loss and fat reduction, in this book Dr. Johnson provides children with specific simple strategies, techniques, and skills for eating not only high quality foods, but the right amount of food appropriate for their level of physical activity without dieting or restrictions. The easy-to-follow long-term solutions teach children to maintain a healthy lifestyle that can automatically become a normal part of their daily routine. In so doing, children will have a better chance of reducing excess body fat and maintaining a healthy body that produces less oxidative stress and inflammation and leads to less craving and overeating. The benefits of this new approach can be more, such as increase in energy, growth of muscle tissue, and a faster metabolism that converts calories into cellular energy instead of toxic fat. 
It is noticeable that unlike the traditional approach that prescribes universally applied treatments for all children, this book emphasizes tailored programs to meet the actual demands and requirements of individual children. Hence, specific factors like children’s personalities, eating habits, levels of physical activities, and food varieties and cooking styles must be incorporated into a therapy program and considered as a strategy for reducing obesity and inflammation.
Dr. Johnson also informs us that Inflammation comes not just from foods and diets, but also from many other sources, such as the body conditions (bacteria, viruses, infections, the digestive systems, etc.), the natural environment (e.g., environmental pollutions), and the social environment (e.g., cultures, social conventions and life styles). Thus, an effective solution to childhood obesity should be a comprehensive and systematic solution, rather than purely relied on a single diet program or a physical activity program. This comprehensive way of thinking about childhood obesity is inspirational.
Another remarkable characteristic of this book is that it provides valuable information and knowledge as well as workable strategies and skills directly to parents. Indeed, it is parents’ duties and responsibilities to care about their children’s overweight problem and the long-term solutions. Particularly, parents need to educate themselves before they can teach and help their children. To use Dr. Johnson’s words, parents should be “a positive role model” (p. 46). In many cases, children’s obesity comes from their parents, particularly their unhealthy life styles and eating habits. Therefore, the key solution to childhood obesity actually rests upon the minds and behaviours of parents. For instance, in their reproductive years, women need to plan ahead of pregnancy to ensure that their children will not be overweighed before they are born, thereby to reduce the possible risk for their children of developing obesity in their childhood and adulthood. This parents perspective throughout the entire book is very insightful.
This book has 14 chapters with five appendices. The first six chapters contain the basic theories and knowledge on childhood obesity, in which the theoretical foundation for the new approach to fighting childhood obesity is laid down. However, the new theory on childhood obesity looks thin in here. More articulations and explorations may be needed to widen and deepen the understandings and to address the complexities of childhood obesity. The later eight chapters focus on food choices, diet styles and food supplements, which provide very detailed information and skills and techniques for parents to help their children to get enough antioxidants and phytonutrients to neutralize the high levels of free radicals produced from eating foods and from environmental pollutants. The appendices are also very useful, as they offer a daily meal plan and more than 40 recipes for obesity reduction.
 
Overall, this is a very valuable book on childhood obesity. The understanding on obesity issues is distinctive and fairly fundamental, the new approach to fighting childhood obesity is innovative, and the strategies, methods and techniques used in the new remedy program are helpful. The presentation of this book is clear, fluent and easy to be understood by all readers even with little knowledge of medicine. To all the parents who care about their children’s weight, this book is an essential read.
 
 Biography of the Reviewer:
 
Dr. William Sun holds Certificate in Complementary and Alternative Medicine from the US National Institute of Health, and Certificate in Assessment and Treatment of Depression in the Primary Care Setting from Harvard Medical School. He received Doctor of Philosophy in Law from Leeds Metropolitan University, England. He is a member of the international Scientific and Medical Network, and British Holistic Medical Association. He is currently Senior Lecturer of Leeds Metropolitan University, England, Visiting Professor of Harbin Engineering University, China, and Director of The Process Centre, England. September 9, 2008.
 

 
 5.0 out of 5 stars An Excellent Guide With A Clear and Easy To Follow Format, March 26, 2008

When I am people watching in my neighborhood shopping mall, it never ceases to amaze me as to the number of overweight children that catch my attention.
As Dr. Billy Johnson points out in his exceptional guide, New Prescription for Childhood Obesity, America is now facing a real crisis when it comes to childhood obesity. Did you know that there are over 9 million children in the USA alone with childhood obesity? And worldwide it is has reached epidemic proportions with over 155 million affected.

Dr. Johnson is a medical graduate from the University of Florida and he did his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the Maimonides Medical Center in New York. He holds a Ph.D in Molecular Biology/Microbiology and has practiced medicine in Virginia and Connecticut. In addition, he has written many articles for medical and scientific journals. He takes the problem of childhood obesity very seriously.

In the introduction to New Prescription for Childhood Obesity, Dr. Johnson fervently maintains, which incidentally forms the basis of his book, that the root cause of obesity and chronic diseases related to obesity for both children and adults is the low-grade silent inflammation associated with extra abdominal fat, along with low levels of antioxidants and phytonutrients. So grave is this that Dr. Johnson affirms that as the waistlines of our youth increase as they grow older, so does the prevalence of chronic degenerative diseases that once would only be seen in adults such as type 2 diabetes that now affect over a half a million children in the United States.

To conclude that it is quite frightening to envisage that there will be more and more children being treated with potent drugs for cholesterol and arterial plaques is an understatement. Just think about the ramifications when a child becomes an adult and the quality of life he or she will be required to endure.

In New Prescription for Childhood Obesity, Dr. Johnson examines all of the dangers of childhood obesity, its causes and what parents can do about it. His approach is quite different than the traditional method, which advocates that to reduce weight and fat it is necessary to eat less and exercise more, which according to Dr. Johnson does not work very well over the long term. It is his contention that it is essential to address the root cause which he breaks down into oxidative stress, insulin resistance and the low-grade chronic inflammation that are triggered by many factors such as unhealthy foods as well as environmental causes as exposure to pesticides, industrial pollutants, and toxins.

It should be mentioned, as Dr. Johnson points out in his introduction, that the book is intended for parents who want to help their children (5-12 years old) to develop healthy eating habits in order to improve the quality of their weight, body fat and health, and particularly targeting young children who might be at risk.

The book divides itself into fourteen
chapters, five appendixes, selected references and an index. The first section of the book deals with the science and essential philosophy of healthy eating wherein Dr. Johnson counsels his readers that in order to fight obesity in children, it is necessary to pay particular attention to antioxidants and phytonutrients that are found in non-starchy vegetables and fruits.

Dr. Johnson's program, which is explored in depth throughout the book, focuses on balanced nutrition that can be tailored to the level of physical activity on a meal-to-meal basis with stress reduction as an additional component.

If you are wondering what are antioxidants, Dr. Johnson informs us that they are: "phytonutrients or chemical compounds that neutralize free radicals and prevent them from causing damage to healthy cells and molecules like DNA, lipids (fats), proteins and cell membranes. Insufficient antioxidants in your children's meals are the sole reason they store excessive abdominal fat that makes more inflammation in their bodies-leading to obesity and chronic diseases." As for phytonutrients, we are informed that these are the health promoting bioactive compounds or nutrients found in plants including vegetables, fruits, beans, and soy.

From this brief introduction pertaining to the vocabulary that Dr. Johnson uses throughout his book, readers are presented with a road map as to how to combat child obesity. I
t is quite amazing how much information Dr. Johnson covers in fewer than two hundred pages where we learn about the strategies for reducing obesity and inflammation, what is silent inflammation, medical consequences of obesity, food essentials, becoming knowledgeable and proactive pertaining to the foods we eat, recognizing food diversity, vitamins, minerals and essential fats, how to draw up a healthy shopping list, planning meals with your child, breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinner. The appendixes are very interesting and informative as they deal with sample daily meal plans, how children can have some fun eating, shares responsibility, and several recipes.

An interesting sub-section of the book is the reference made to MonaVie Acai Berry Juice. According to Dr. Johnson one way to address the deficiency of antioxidants and phytonutrients in children's diets is to supplement their diets with a unique formula that was recently discovered by scientists and available under the brand name MonaVie. 

The key ingredient in MonaVie is the Acai Berry that grows at the top of tall palm trees in the Amazon Rainforest of Brazil. Dr. Johnson tells us that the Acai fruit has the highest antioxidant activity of any fruit or vegetable currently known on a gram-to-gram basis.

Dr. Johnson has a vast amount of experience dealing with the problem of child obesity and his experience shows, indeed, with his impressively researched and comprehensive study. It is difficult for me to think of a single issue that isn't broached in New Prescription for Childhood Obesity. He is particularly to be commended for his clear easy to follow format and without doubt readers will undoubtedly benefit from a vastly improved sense of the subject and the tools necessary to combat child obesity.

 
 
5.0 out of 5 stars Just What The Doctor Ordered, March 25, 2008
By  Apex Reviews(Durham, USA) 
Media outlets such as CNN and MSNBC often feature reports on the growing epidemic of childhood obesity in America, and the reporters typically blame the usual culprits: soda, candy, chips, fast food, etc. What they fail to mention, though, is precisely what about such foods leads to the abnormal weight gains that children usually experience.

In New Prescription For Childhood Obesity, Billy Johnson picks up where the media often stops short, shedding light on the much-needed link between the dietary habits of children and their eventual health/weight concerns. The real cause of the problem: low-grade silent inflammation. While that term may not be a familiar one to the average layman, it is an absolutely essential concept that must be both embraced and applied if society has any hope of stemming the swelling tide of childhood obesity.

In essence, low-grade silent inflammation is the normal immune response that our bodies launch in order to combat the presence of free radicals, molecules that attack our DNA, mutating it in such a way that it can lead to non-functional protein, enzymes, and hormones. If the DNA goes unrepaired, the damage done to it can lead to the development of such diseases as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.

Our system's natural defense against free radicals? Antioxidants and phytonutrients, chemical compounds that neutralize free radicals, preventing them from causing damage to our DNA; thus, if our bodies maintain low levels of antioxidants and phytonutrients, free radicals run rampant throughout our system, leading to a prolonged immune response, or, low-grade silent inflammation. Antioxidants and phytonutrients are naturally found in fruits, vegetables, and other healthy foods, and, thus, Johnson's key point is that a diet lacking in these foods greatly increases the likelihood of obesity and other health concerns in children.

Johnson then proceeds, in meticulous fashion, to proscribe effective solutions to approaching the problem of low-grade silent inflammation, including recommendations for our diets, caloric intake, physical activities, and even maintaining healthy teeth & gums. He even includes Appendices featuring sample daily meal plans, healthy recipes, and detailed resources for further helpful information. It can truly be said that no individual who has the fortune of reading this book will have any excuse to live unhealthily ever again.

In his Introduction, Johnson cites that some experts are predicting that this will be the first generation in America to have a shorter life expectancy than their parents. Such an alarming prognostication is cause enough for everyone to take a serious look at the health disparities among our children, and New Prescription For Childhood Obesity is the perfect starting point for just that. A highly recommended, informative, and enlightening read.

 
5.0 out of 5 stars We could all use this book., April 3, 2008
By  K. Trout "Kaye"(Pagosa Springs, CO USA) 
Rating: Very Good

 
Quoting from the back cover:

"About one in three American children is either overweight or obese. Childhood obesity is a crisis robbing youth of health and energy, and even causing children to die prematurely. Obesity among children, which is likely to carry over to adulthood, is also linked to a greater risk of high cholesterol, diabetes, early heart disease, and high blood pressure.

"New Prescription for Childhood Obesity provides an innovative approach to fighting childhood obesity. The traditional method for weight loss and fat reduction has been to eat less and exercise more, but this does not work over the long haul. To lose weight and keep it off requires addressing the root cause of the problem: insulin resistance and the low-grade silent inflammation that is triggered by many factors, including foods and environmental causes such as pesticides, industrial pollutants, and toxins.

"Now parents have an opportunity to change their child's eating and physical activity habits even before a weight problem develops. Complete with recipes to get you on the right track, this essential guide provides specific and simple strategies, techniques, and skills that will enable children to eat the right amount of food appropriate for their level of physical activity without dieting."

This is an excellent book, and we could all benefit, not just our children, from Dr. Johnson's theories, information and eating/exercise program. There certainly is a need in this country for information and guidance to help us fight our obesity issue. This is a well written, organized and edited book, and if your child has a weight problem, you might want to read and consider Dr. Johnson's program. 


  

 

5.0 out of 5 stars 
Highly Recommended by Cheryl Ellis, Allbooks Review, April 15, 2008

By 
Genre: Health & Fitness

Title: New Prescription for Childhood Obesity:
Fight Childhood Obesity with Antioxidants & Phytonutrients

Author: Billy C. Johnson M.D., Ph.D

Everyone that is aware of their surroundings must realize that childhood obesity has become an epidemic. However, few are as knowledgeable about the extremely sad, long term effects as this author, Billy C. Johnson M.D., Ph.D.
Written as a parenting guide for the 5-12 year old generation, the intention is teaching that eating less and exercising more does not work on a long term basis. Parents must teach their children the root of the problem so lifelong habits of healthy eating are established. By understanding this approach, the parents themselves adopt a healthier lifestyle, benefiting as well.
The root of the problem is the development of low-grade silent inflammation combined with decreased levels of antioxidants and phytonutrients. The result being chronic, degenerative diseases with Type 2 diabetes at the top of a growing list threatening quality of life. The multitude of traumatic diseases is not only diabetes but loss of energy and muscle, arterial plaque, poor concentration, heart disease and high blood pressure, just a few mentioned as a wakeup call. Along with all of this, we are also faced with external sources such as pollution, inadequate sleep and ultraviolet radiation from the sun.
Chapter 1 is based on the philosophy that balanced nutrition can be tailored to the individual level of physical activity. Antioxidants are phytonutrients, which are chemical compounds found in non-starchy vegetables, fruits, beans and soy. They must be included in the diet for the body to be able to neutralize high levels of free radicals that cause oxidative stress, attack DNA and other healthy cells. The recommended daily serving of 7-9, falls very short in today's society. A new discovery to combat this deficiency is Mona Vie, which is a highly concentrated juice based from the Acai Berry.
This book has been meticulously written in 14 easy to understand chapters. The author, Billy C. Johnson M.D., Ph.D. leaves no stone unturned as he covers everything with clarity from food groups, to necessity of water and snacks. Planning is very important and he teaches us how to plan/shop, as well as providing a sample plan including many basic recipes.
He graduated from the University of Florida, did his residency in obstetrics and gynecology in Brooklyn and has also practiced in Virginia and Connecticut. After tragically losing his brother to heart attack secondary to diabetes he became interested in Health & Wellness. He is very active on the subject with public speaking, weekly radio program and on the Internet.
It has been an honor to learn from his book and I would highly recommend it.
Reviewer: Cheryl Ellis, Allbooks Reviews.

    
 
5.0 out of 5 stars New Prescription for Childhood Obesity Review, April 21, 2008
I can't agree with Dr. Johnson more than what the rest of the reviews have mentioned. The product he refers to (MonaVie) is a wonderful product for gaining a high amount of antioxindants and phytonutrients for adults and children. Not only is it good for children to curb obesity, it is also great for adults looking to get their proper daily nutrition. Taking 4 ounces daily is the equivalent to getting up to 13 servings of fruit a day. The USDA recommends getting 7-13 servings a day. Who has the time to eat that many fruits/veggies a day? Not me. It only takes 30 seconds to get your 4 ounces of MonaVie. I can't recommend it enough. For more info on MonaVie you can go to [...]/IFeelGreat.
    

                                                             
 


Excerpt

Over-production of free radicals in the body occurs when the availability of antioxidants and phytonutrients are low—this triggers oxidative stress and low-grade silent inflammation—which is the underlying cause of chronic diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and even obesity, including loss of energy and premature aging. It’s a concept that is accepted by scientists globally, and is helping to give us new perspectives and tools to fight chronic diseases and obesity.



Professional Reviews

An Excellent Guide With A Clear and Easy To Follow Format
An Excellent Guide With A Clear and Easy To Follow Format, March 26, 2008
By Norman Goldman "Editor of Bookpleasures.com" (Montreal)

When I am people watching in my neighbourhood shopping mall, it never ceases to amaze me as to the number of overweight children that catch my attention.

As Dr. Billy Johnson points out in his exceptional guide, New Prescription for Childhood Obesity, America is now facing a real crisis when it comes to childhood obesity. Did you know that there are over 9 million children in the USA alone with childhood obesity? And worldwide it is has reached epidemic proportions with over 155 million affected.

Dr. Johnson is a medical graduate from the University of Florida and he did his residency in obstetrics and gynaecology at the Maimonedes Medical Center in New York. He holds a Ph.D in Molecular Biology/Microbiology and has practiced medicine in Virginia and Connecticut. In addition, he has written many articles for medical and scientific journals. He takes the problem of childhood obesity very seriously.

In the introduction to New Prescription for Childhood Obesity, Dr. Johnson fervently maintains, which incidentally forms the basis of his book, that the root cause of obesity and chronic diseases related to obesity for both children and adults is the low-grade silent inflammation associated with extra abdominal fat, along with low levels of antioxidans and phytonutrients. So grave is this that Dr. Johnson affirms that as the waistlines of our youth increase as they grow older, so does the prevalence of chronic degenerative diseases that once would only be seen in adults such as type 2 diabetes that now affect over a half a million children in the United States.

To conclude that it is quite frightening to envisage that there will be more and more children being treated with potent drugs for cholesterol and arterial plaques is an understatement. Just think about the ramifications when a child becomes an adult and the quality of life he or she will be required to endure.

In New Prescription for Childhood Obesity, Dr. Johnson examines all of the dangers of childhood obesity, its causes and what parents can do about it. His approach is quite different than the traditional method, which advocates that to reduce weight and fat it is necessary to eat less and exercise more, which according to Dr. Johnson does not work very well over the long term. It is his contention that it is essential to address the root cause which he breaks down into oxidative stress, insulin resistance and the low-grade chronic inflammation that are triggered by many factors such as unhealthy foods as well as environmental causes as exposure to pesticides, industrial pollutants, and toxins.

It should be mentioned, as Dr. Johnson points out in his introduction, that the book is intended for parents who want to help their children (5-12 years old) to develop healthy eating habits in order to improve the quality of their weight, body fat and health, and particularly targeting young children who might be at risk.

The book divides itself into fourteen chapters, five appendixes, selected references and an index. The first section of the book deals with the science and essential philosophy of healthy eating wherein Dr. Johnson counsels his readers that in order to fight obesity in children, it is necessary to pay particular attention to antioxidants and phytonutrients that are found in non-starchy vegetables and fruits.

Dr. Johnson’s program, which is explored in depth throughout the book, focuses on balanced nutrition that can be tailored to the level of physical activity on a meal-to-meal basis with stress reduction as an additional component.

If you are wondering what are antioxidants, Dr. Johnson informs us that they are: “phytonutrients or chemical compounds that neutralize free radicals and prevent them from causing damage to healthy cells and molecules like DNA, lipids (fats), proteins and cell membranes. Insufficient antioxidants in your children’s meals are the sole reason they store excessive abdominal fat that makes more inflammation in their bodies-leading to obesity and chronic diseases.” As for phytonutrients, we are informed that these are the health promoting bioactive compounds or nutrients found in plants including vegetables, fruits, beans, and soy.

From this brief introduction pertaining to the vocabulary that Dr. Johnson uses throughout his book, readers are presented with a road map as to how to combat child obesity. It is quite amazing how much information Dr. Johnson covers in fewer than two hundred pages where we learn about the strategies for reducing obesity and inflammation, what is silent inflammation, medical consequences of obesity, food essentials, becoming knowledgeable and proactive pertaining to the foods we eat, recognizing food diversity, vitamins, minerals and essential fats, how to draw up a healthy shopping list, planning meals with your child, breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinner. The appendixes are very interesting and informative as they deal with sample daily meal plans, how children can have some fun eating, shares responsibility, and several recipes.

An interesting sub-section of the book is the reference made to MonaVie Acai Berry Juice. According to Dr. Johnson one way to address the deficiency of antioxidants and phytonutrients in children’s diets is to supplement their diets with a unique formula that was recently discovered by scientists and available under the brand name MonaVie.

The key ingredient in MonaVie is the Acai Berry that grows at the top of tall palm trees in the Amazon Rainforest of Brazil. Dr. Johnson tells us that the Acai fruit has the highest antioxidant activity of any fruit or vegetable currently known on a gram-to-gram basis.

Dr. Johnson has a vast amount of experience dealing with the problem of child obesity and his experience shows, in -deed with his impressively researched and comprehensive study. It is difficult for me to think of a single issue that isn’t broached in New Prescription for Childhood Obesity. He is particularly to be commended for his clear easy to follow format and without doubt readers will undoubtedly benefit from a vastly improved sense of the subject and the tools necessary to combat child obesity.

To Read Norm's Interview With Dr. Billy Johnson go to
http://www.bookpleasures.com/Lore2/idx/0/3446/article/Meet_Dr_Billy_C_Johnson_MD_PhD_author_of_New_Prescription_for_Childhood_Obesity.html

The above review was contributed by: The Publisher & Editor of Bookpleasures.com, Norm Goldman, B.A. LL.L, Retired Title Attorney: Norm is also a travel writer and together with his artist wife, Lily, the couple meld Norm's words with Lily's art. To check out their travel site click on Sketchandtravel.com

Email http://www.bookpleasures.com

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Just What The Doctor Ordered
Just What The Doctor Ordered, March 25, 2008
By Apex Reviews (Durham, USA)

Media outlets such as CNN and MSNBC often feature reports on the growing epidemic of childhood obesity in America, and the reporters typically blame the usual culprits: soda, candy, chips, fast food, etc. What they fail to mention, though, is precisely what about such foods leads to the abnormal weight gains that children usually experience.

In New Prescription For Childhood Obesity, Billy Johnson picks up where the media often stops short, shedding light on the much-needed link between the dietary habits of children and their eventual health/weight concerns. The real cause of the problem: low-grade silent inflammation. While that term may not be a familiar one to the average layman, it is an absolutely essential concept that must be both embraced and applied if society has any hope of stemming the swelling tide of childhood obesity.

In essence, low-grade silent inflammation is the normal immune response that our bodies launch in order to combat the presence of free radicals, molecules that attack our DNA, mutating it in such a way that it can lead to non-functional protein, enzymes, and hormones. If the DNA goes unrepaired, the damage done to it can lead to the development of such diseases as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.

Our system's natural defense against free radicals? Antioxidants and phytonutrients, chemical compounds that neutralize free radicals, preventing them from causing damage to our DNA; thus, if our bodies maintain low levels of antioxidants and phytonutrients, free radicals run rampant throughout our system, leading to a prolonged immune response, or, low-grade silent inflammation. Antioxidants and phytonutrients are naturally found in fruits, vegetables, and other healthy foods, and, thus, Johnson's key point is that a diet lacking in these foods greatly increases the likelihood of obesity and other health concerns in children.

Johnson then proceeds, in meticulous fashion, to proscribe effective solutions to approaching the problem of low-grade silent inflammation, including recommendations for our diets, caloric intake, physical activities, and even maintaining healthy teeth & gums. He even includes Appendices featuring sample daily meal plans, healthy recipes, and detailed resources for further helpful information. It can truly be said that no individual who has the fortune of reading this book will have any excuse to live unhealthily ever again.

In his Introduction, Johnson cites that some experts are predicting that this will be the first generation in America to have a shorter life expectancy than their parents. Such an alarming prognostication is cause enough for everyone to take a serious look at the health disparities among our children, and New Prescription For Childhood Obesity is the perfect starting point for just that. A highly recommended, informative, and enlightening read.


We could all use this book
We could all use this book., April 3, 2008
By K. Trout "Kaye" (Pagosa Springs, CO USA)

Rating: Very Good

Quoting from the back cover:

"About one in three American children is eith overweight or obese. Childhood obesity is a crisis robbing youth of health and energy, and even causing children to die prematurely. Obesity among children, which is likely to carry over to adulthood, is also linked to a greater risk of high cholesterol, diabetes, early heart disease, and high blood pressure.

"New Prescription for Childhood Obesity provides an innovative approach to fighting childhood obesity. The traditional method for weight loss and fat reduction has been to eat less and exercise more, but this does not work over the long haul. To lose weight and keep it off requires addressing the root cause of the problem: insulin resistance and the low-grade silent inflammation that is triggered by many factors, including foods and environmental causes such as pesticides, industrial pollutants, and toxins.

"Now parents have an opportunity to change their child's eating and physical activity habits even before a weight problem develops. Complete with recipes to get you on the right track, this essential guide provides specific and simple strategies, techniques, and skills that will enable children to eat the right amount of food appropriate for their level of physical activity without dieting."

This is an excellent book, and we could all benefit, not just our children, from Dr. Johnson's theories, information and eating/exercise program. There certainly is a need in this country for information and guidance to help us fight our obesity issue. This is a well written, organized and edited book, and if your child has a weight problem, you might want to read and consider Dr. Johnson's program.

Kaye Trout - March 13, 2008




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Reviewed by Cynth'ya cynthyaspeaks@gmail.com 9/29/2008
Isn't it wonderful the natural way of non-medicated treatment of our children Dr. Johnson? Thank you for this. Plan to be reading you more often in my AD sabbatical.

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