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"Having devoted the past three decades to developing, practicing and teaching others about the principles of integrative medicine, I am always pleased when I find others who are passionate about providing a unique approach to health care which encompasses body, mind and spirit. Healthy Mother, Healthy Child brings a knowledgeable and practical focus to caring for both mother and child, the optimum formula for creating healthy families. Elizabeth provides families with a wealth of information here to start their children on the path to lifelong wellness—from the earliest age." — Dr. Andrew Weil, best-selling author
"For everyone caught in the daily scramble-and-spin, here's a calm and lilting guide to achievable stress-busting, well-ness and health." — Miriam Peskowitz, author of The Daring Book for Girls and host of PBS' "Daring Kids with Miriam Peskowitz"
|Mothers will discover new ways to attract balance and joy to their everyday lives and approach their family's health from the inside out in this updated guidebook. In addition to expanding on wellness techniques such as yoga, breathing exercises, meditation, creative expression, and wholesome nutrition—and coupling the information with instructive photographs—this approachable edition features new practices such as aromatherapy and complementary therapies such as homeopathy. Integrating the best of Western and Eastern thought, the handbook shows that by establishing wellness in a family, day-to-day challenges and illnesses can be met from a position of strength and serenity.
Through her experience as an ICU nurse, mother of three, yoga instructor and author, ELIZABETH IRVINE believes we can create a healthier, happier way of being from the inside out and rasie families who care—about themselves, about each other, and about the world around them.
With twenty-five years' experience as a health care professional, she also has deep, first-hand knowledge of complementary medicine—such as ayurveda, acupuncture, and homeopathy. In her approach to wellness, she fuses modern technology with thousands of years of natural wisdom to reach beyond the use of conventional medicine as a quick fix and reclaim the healing wisdom in our own bodies. Helping mothers to build their emotional and physical capacity and nurture their connection to the world, she empowers them to create a healthier, happier life from the inside out.
As spokesperson for healthy living, educational partner for Andrew Weil's weilbaby.com and through elizabethirvine.com she reaches out to millions of readers. Also the author of A Moment's Peace: A Mom's Guide to Creating Calm Amidst Chaos, she lives with her family in Houston, Texas.