Dr. Trout recommends the following books for your education on Whole Kid Wellness, including the importance of sleep, nutrition and proper face and jaw development. Through education, knowledge and understanding what the right team of medical, dental, sleep and myofunctional professionals looks like, your child can grow up preventing major illnesses, problems and challenges and maximize their chance for a lifetime of whole body wellness.
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Did you know that 25% of children experience some type of sleep problem? Sleep Wrecked Kids addresses why sleep is very important to your child’s overall health, the difference, and appearance of “good” v. “bad” sleep and includes a red flag checklist to help you identify sleep problems. It shows what you can do to improve your child’s sleep through routine and environment changes, how to improve sleep quality by improving airway health and who you need on your team to address sleep disorders and disordered sleep in your child. HINT: Dr. Trout is an AMAZING resource to help identify and solve your child’s sleep issue.
Teeth are often considered the marker of health, attractiveness, success, and even happiness. Yet the historical approach to dental care has been fearful, costly, and segregated from other parts of the body. We’ve long known that oral health echoes our overall well-being. But what if we were to flip the paradigm? What if we thought about dental health as the foundation for our physical health?
Dr. Steven Lin’s book uses ancestral medicine, epigenetics, and an examination of the oral and gut microbiome, for a foundation of his food-based principles for a holistic health approach that is literally top-down. Merging dental and nutritional science, Dr. Lin lays out the dietary program that prevents painful cavities and dental treatment and gives you the resources to raise kids who develop naturally straight teeth. His 40-day meal plan is complete with the Dental Diet food pyramid, exercises for the mouth, recipes, and cooking techniques to help you easily and successfully implement these techniques in your everyday life.
“The future of medicine is interconnected in every way. The oral-systemic link is an obvious example of this greater trend, and I am thrilled to see dentists like Dr. Steven Lin leading the way in showing why we must work together to change the trajectory of healthcare worldwide.”
— James Maskell, founder of Evolution of Medicine and author of The Evolution of Medicine
Modern orthodontics has persuaded us that braces and oral devices can correct the recent hidden epidemic of jaws becoming smaller and teeth becoming more crooked. This creates aesthetic challenges but also creates difficulty breathing. While teeth can certainly be straightened, what about the underlying causes of this rapid shift in oral evolution and the health risks posed by obstructed airways?
Sandra Kahn and Paul R. Ehrlich, a pioneering orthodontist and a world-renowned evolutionist, respectively, present the biological, dietary, and cultural changes that have driven us toward this major health challenge. They propose simple adjustments that can alleviate this developing crisis, as well as a major alternative to orthodontics that promises more significant long-term relief. Jaws will change your life. Every parent should read this book.
“Super Immunity” and “Disease-Proof Your Child: Feeding Kids Right” by Dr. Joel Fuhrman
Dr. Joel Fuhrman presents the fascinating science that demonstrates how the current epidemic of adult cancers and other diseases is most closely linked to what we eat in the first quarter of life. He explains how a nutrient-rich diet increases a child’s resistance to common childhood illnesses like asthma, ear infections, and allergies.
Additionally, Dr. Fuhrman illustrates how eating his nutrient-rich diet during childhood is the most powerful weapon against developing cancer, cardiovascular disease, and autoimmune disorders in the future.
In “Super Immunity”, Dr. Fuhrman offers a nutritional guide to help you live longer, stronger, and disease free. This New York Times Bestselling author and world renowned health expert doesn’t believe the secret to staying healthy lies in medical care—rather, the solution is to change the way we eat.
“Nobody Ever Told Me (or My Mother) That!” by Diane Bahr, MS, CC-SLP, CIMI
Seeing your baby smile makes you happy. You baby uses the muscles of the face and mouth to accomplish this smile. However, these structures are also used for other important life purposes such as eating, drinking, and speaking. Significant mouth development occurs during the first two years of your baby’s life.
By using simple, appropriate techniques during the first two years of life, you can help your baby develop the best mouth structure and movement possible. This book will guide you to help your child develop:
- Good mouth structures that will support overall health.
- Appropriate eating and drinking skills that will be used throughout life.
- Mouth structures that will support the development of good speech.
- His or her best natural appearance.