Book Review: What’s Eating Your Child?

Title: What’s Eating Your Child?: The Hidden Connection Between Food and Your Child’s Well-Being

Author: Kelly Dorfman, M.S, L.N.D.

My Review:

What’s Eating Your Child? by Kelly Dorfman explores “the hidden connections between food and childhood ailments: anxiety, recurrent ear infections, stomachaches, picky eating, rashes, ADHD, and more.”

As the mother of a severely asthmatic four year old who also has eczema rashes, I was very interested in reading this book. I found the case studies presented by the author to be interesting in the detailed information that she presented such as “The Case of the boy who wouldn’t grow” and “The Little Colon who couldn’t”.

I understand firsthand how frustrating it can be for parents when you have a symptomatic child so I appreciate that there are simple yet effective solutions that can make a dramatic difference. One particular subject of interest in the book is in regards to the importance of zinc. I can personally attest to zinc helping my daughter’s asthma and eczema significantly when this was recommended by her specialist three years ago.

The author is a nutritionist whose goal is to empower parents to use methods such as the E.A.T. program and offer suggestions for getting children off of drugs like antibiotics, laxatives, Prozac and Ritalin. I learned a lot from reading this book and highly recommend it for any parents who are also struggling with related childhood ailments.

*I received a copy of this book to review but I was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my observations while reading this book.*


Maureen is a SAHM who left the Corporate healthcare field to home educate her 6, 7 and 8 year old children. She is a voracious reader for both herself & her kids and also enjoys a natural and organic lifestyle. She lives in Orlando, Fl with her husband Mark, three children and 5 year old boxer, Jack.

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