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he Mindful network provides information on the importance of diet, nutrition and lifestyle in optimizing children’s mental health.

Resources for Parents/Caregivers

As a parent or caregiver it can be difficult to find current and trustworthy information regarding the treatment options available to your child. Here you will find a collection of resources about how orthomolecular medicine can help you maintain your child’s mental health.

Suggested Reading List for Parents, Caregivers and Teachers

All titles are available on Amazon.ca.

Healing Children’s Attention and Behavior Disorders  A pioneer in natural healing and orthomolecular medicine this book explores nutritional therapy for physical and mental illnesses using a combination of optimum nutrition from foods, vitamins and mineral supplements. It features useful food charts on nutrient and dosage guides.

The Impossible Child in School, at Home: A Guide for Caring Teachers and Parents ground breaking book looks at the role food allergies play in behavioural issues and poor school performance. It is a practical and invaluable guide for parents and teachers.

Healing the New Childhood Epidemics: Autism, ADHD, Asthma and Allergies: The Groundbreaking Program for the 4-A Disorders Leading medical innovator provides a comprehensive program that targets all four of these pressing issues. Based on his successful and innovative “Healing Program” this book provides an accessible, applicable biomedical approach to treating and healing autism, ADHD, asthma and allergies.

No Magic Bullet: Adventures in Restoring a Child’s Mental Health, This book is part memoir, guide and resource. It follows the journey of the Black family as they find their way to overcome their son’s physical and behavioural difficulties. It explains practical actions any family can begin to take to improve their children’s mental health and their family’s quality of life. Copies of this book are available from Mindful.

Nourishing Hope for Autism, by Nutrition and Diet Guide for Healing our Children  What children eat affects their mind, body and behavior. This book empowers parents with nutrition and dietary guidelines for ADHD, autism, learning and developmental delays.

The Vitamin Cure for Children’s Health Problems: Prevent and Treat Children’s Health Problems Using Nutrition and Vitamin Supplementation  A healthy diet has profound impact on children’s development and growth. This book is a practical guide to using therapeutic nutrition for a number of common illnesses.

Healing the Planet, One Patient at a Time: A Primer in Environmental Medicine This is a revolutionary book and an eye-opener to the fact that many chronic health conditions are really environmental illnesses. The reader will find information on optimal nutrition as well as practical tips on how to decrease toxic loads at home, work and school. It offers natural treatment options for autism and attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD) in children and adults, as well as suggestions for the prevention of food sensitivities in newborns and infants.

The Kid-Friendly ADHD and Autism Cookbook, Updated and Revised: The Ultimate Guide to the Gluten-Free, Casein-Free Diet This book is very helpful for navigating the new world of label reading and for discovering food alternatives that your kids will actually eat.

What’s Eating Your Child?: The Hidden Connection Between Food and Childhood Ailments This is a guide to the hidden connections between food and childhood ailments like: anxiety, recurrent ear infections, stomachaches, picky eating, rashes, ADHD and more – AND what every parent can do about it.

“I’m, Like, SO Fat!”: Helping Your Teen Make Healthy Choices about Eating and Exercise in a Weight-Obsessed World  What’s is more frightening – the food teenagers enjoy or the things they say about their bodies? In a world where television and school cafeterias push super-sized everything, magazines feature pencil-thin models teens feel confused/pressured to starve themselves or eat way too much. This book explores how to respond constructively to “fat talk”, counteract negative media messages and give your kids the straight story about nutrition, calories, the dangers of dieting and how to eat well when away from home.

Connected Parenting Connected Parenting advises us not just how to parent and who to be as parents. The therapeutic methods suggested are based not on simple-minded behavioural solutions, but on building warm, nurturing relationships with our children, with insight and compassion not only for their little flaws, but also for our own larger ones.

Stories of Hope & Recovery

No Magic Bullet: Adventures in Restoring a Child’s Mental Health, by Helen Black. This book is part memoir, guide and resource. It follows the journey of the Black family as they find their way to overcome their son’s physical and behavioural difficulties. It explains practical actions any family can begin to take to improve their children’s mental health and their family’s quality of life. Copies of this book are available from Mindful.

Below are a few selected excerpts from No Magic Bullet: Adventures in Restoring a Child’s Mental Health in PDF format.

Introduction (pp. 1-7)
Section B: Our Discovery of What Really Works (pp. 41-44)

Tips, Tools & Charts

Additives To Look Out For (PDF: 57 KB)
How To Build A Healthy Brain (PDF: 1.5 MB)
Optimum Vitamin Intake Recommendations (PDF: 48 KB)

finding a practitioner

How do I know if a practitioner is right for my family and me? (PDF: 52 KB)
National Practitioner List (PDF: 107 KB)