Request a Free Copy of Helping to Heal


Individuals can now request a free copy of Helping to Heal:
available as a soft-cover book (English only), or downloadable as a pdf in both English and Spanish.

This simply written, yet comprehensive book is a guide for parents of children with serious illnesses. It contains valuable information on providing optimal nutrition and avoiding potentially harmful environmental exposures. Based on science-driven arguments, Helping to Heal emphasizes the importance of clean air, clean water, nutritious food and safe products for those going through the challenges of treatment and recovery. The book includes suggestions and resources. Here on the website you will also find recipes, Patti’s blog, and an abundance of links to academic peer-reviewed studies and reports.

The Helping to Heal Foundation has been publishing its guidebook and distributing it for free to parents and caregivers since 2012.  Previously available only through children’s hospitals’ Child Life Programs, Social Work Departments and Health Libraries, and at Ronald McDonald Houses and other recognized support institutions nationwide, it is now available for free to anyone who requests it. If you are caring for a sick child and want to learn more about preparing and providing healthy, nutrient-dense foods, or want to gain knowledge about common environmental exposures, Helping to Heal lays out the most current information clearly and gently.


  • Our guidebook is free, and we will gladly ship it to you free of charge. But may we suggest that if you make a small donation ($3) to defer the cost of S&H, it might allow for more free books to reach more parents in need, and we sure would appreciate it!

Click to download a pdf version of Helping to Heal in English

Click to download a pdf version of Helping to Heal in Spanish

Enter your information below to receive a free pdf copy of Helping to Heal by email:

Enter your street address to receive a physical copy of Helping to Heal (available in English only):

The Helping to Heal Foundation has been able to continue this project through generous donations and fundraising efforts sponsored by individuals and family foundations who have made this outreach possible.

Helping to Heal Foundation
52 Main Street • Port Washington, NY 11050 / (p) 516-883-0887 • (f) 516-944-6586