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Mental Health, Naturally

The Family Guide to Holistic Care for a Healthy Mind and Body

Kathi J. Kemper, MD, FAAP

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$ 19.95
Published:
2010
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CB0054
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Part 1: Introduction

1. Are Mental Health Problems Really a Problem? 
2. What Is Mental Health?

Part 2: Fundamental Strategies

4. Exercise
5. Restful Sleep
6. Nutrition
7. Dietary Supplements: Overview
8. Dietary Supplements: Vitamins
9. Dietary Supplements: Minerals
10. Dietary Supplements: Essential Fatty Acids
11. Dietary Supplements: Amino Acids
12. Dietary Supplements: Hormones
13. Dietary Supplements: Probiotics
14. Environment: Positive Factors
15. Environment: Protecting Against Negative Aspects

Managing Stress: Overview

16. Managing Stress: Emotional Practices
17. Managing Stress: Mental Practices
18. Managing Stress: Spiritual Practices

Communication Skills and Community Building to Promote Mental Health: Overview

19. Communication Skills: Being a Friend to Yourself
20. Communicating With Others
21. Building Community, Support, and Fellowship
Part 3: Beyond Fundamentals: Additional Help      
22. Herbs 
23. Homeopathy and Bach Flower Remedies
24. Massage 
25. Acupuncture
26. Chiropractic and Osteopathy
27. Magnets and Electrical Stimulation

Part 4: Putting It All Together

28. Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: Improving Focus
and Attention
29. Anxiety: Improving a Sense of Security, Serenity, Calm,
Confidence, and Courage
30. Defeating Depression: Building Hope
31. Advocacy to Promote Mental Health
Resources
Index

Description

In Mental Health, Naturally, internationally-recognized holistic health expert and pediatrician Dr. Kathi J. Kemper presents natural, affordable, safe, and effective treatments for mental health issues such as ADHD, depression, anxiety, stress, and substance abuse.
 
With up-to-date research, illustrative examples, and a practical approach for individuals and families, Mental Health Naturally offers:

  • An overview and greater understanding of mental health disorders affecting children, teens, and adults.
  • Fundamental strategies for improving and even preventing mental health issues, including exercise, sleep, nutrition, supplements, environment, stress management, and communication. 
  • Therapies that go beyond the fundamentals, such as herbs, homeopathy, massage and bodywork therapy, acupuncture, and more.
  • Tips on becoming an advocate for mental health in your family and community.


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Testimonials

"For those investigating alternative medicine for mental health, this makes an informative and reliable resource."
— PublishersWeekly.com (March 2010)

“[Dr. Kemper’s] list of suggested approaches to lifestyle modifications and ways to improve security, serenity, confidence, and courage is one of the best and most innovative I have ever read…” — Cora Collette Breuner, MD, MPH, FAAP, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Affiliation of Seattle Children’s Hospital

"Dr. Kemper is the new Dr. Spock of modern health care! Here is the best guide for keeping your children (and our future) both healthy and happy!"  — Wayne B. Jonas, MD; President & CEO of Samueli Institute; Director of Alternative Medicine, National Institutes of Health; and author of Essentials of Complementary and Alternative Medicine

About the author

Kathi J. Kemper, MD, FAAP

Kathi J. Kemper, MD, MPH, FAAP, is the Caryl J. Guth Chair for Complementary and Integrative Medicine and a director of the Center for Complementary and Integrative Medicine at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine. In 2008 she was the recipient of the inaugural leadership award from the Integrative Pediatrics Council and the founding chairperson of the Section for Complementary and Integrative Medicine of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Kemper is the author of The Holistic Pediatrician and has also provided commentary on holistic, integrative, and complementary therapies for ABC News, Parenting magazine, and USA Today.