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“As a physician familiar with the research studies on which Helping to Heal is based, I prescribe this very readable and useful book for parents of children with life-threatening illness, those whose children are perfectly healthy, and those planning a pregnancy.”


- Lucy R. Waletzky, M.D.


“Good nutrition and the avoidance of environmental toxins is an essential part of any therapeutic approach to cancer, and we are learning more and more about how these factors influence a patient’s individual biology and their response to therapy. Patti Wood’s sensitive and helpful book Helping to Heal provides parents with basic nutritional guidelines and practical information they can use to create a healthy and nurturing home environment for their children.”


- Barry Boyd, M.D., FACP, Medical Oncologist, Yale School of Medicine


“Improving nutrition and reducing toxins are important for everyone, particularly for children. Those who suffer from chronic illnesses, however, need this most of all. Patti Wood has beautifully summarized complex scientific literature into an elegant, accessible manual for parents to help their children and themselves.”

- Maya Shetreat-Klein, M.D., Pediatric Neurologist


“Patti Wood has written a highly informative guide for parents and other caregivers of children fighting serious illness. Here we have a common sense guide that explains how to navigate among chemical dangers in food, water and consumer products that may be present in everyday environments. This is a terrific resource for parents, physicians, and others responsible for managing the recovery of our youngest and most vulnerable.”

- John Wargo, Ph.D., Yale University


“Helping to Heal is a great resource, guide and companion for parents caring for children who are ill…a comprehensive guide for creating a safe environment that enhances the healing process. Patti Wood gives her knowledge with love and compassion to the parents who have embarked on this difficult journey, showing them the way and giving them hope with a book that embraces all aspects of supportive care.”

- Agnes Horvath, M.D., Pediatric Oncologist


“It is our expectation that the high-quality nutrition outlined in Helping to Heal will help children tolerate their treatments better, maximize their immune function and lead to improved short-term and long-term outcomes.”

- Karen Moody, M.D., M.S. Pediatric Hematology, Oncology

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