Dr. Derek M. Kasten, a certified pediatric chiropractor, has written this brilliant and very interesting book called “Indifference; Why Our Kids Are so Sick”. It was a relatively easy read, with great explanations of the technical terms and a bit of humor thrown in for some chuckles. In his book, Dr. Kasten points out some very important reasons he feels we have a generation of kids with so much disease. He first says that he feels parents have relied too much on their doctors doing what is best for their child. He suggests that parents need to be more informed, do their own research, and come to their own conclusions about what is the best care for their child. He also talks about the nervous system being the controller of the body and makes a compelling argument for taking much better care of it so that it can take better care of the body it controls. Dr. Kasten also notes that chiropractic is much more efficient when it is used to reach and maintain wellness not just as a “quick fix”. Another key point that is very important to mention is that parents need to trust their instincts. No one knows your child like you do, and if something doesn’t seem right, it is a good idea to investigate, research on your own, and don’t be afraid to ask your medical practitioner or other healthcare professional tough questions. Overall, this book is a great tool for empowering parents to be more proactive in their child’s healthcare and take responsibility for their child’s health.
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