Holistic Health for Adolescents

Nada Milosavljevic (Author)

Overview | Contents

How yoga, aromatherapy, teas, and more can help you get and stay well.

Stress. Fatigue. Depression. Sleeping problems. Issues with focus and concentration. Headaches. Substance abuse. These are all common problems that teenagers deal with. We have long been acquainted with the conventional treatments of therapy and prescription medications. It turns out there are also many complementary and alternative therapies available that have evidence-based track records of success. This book presents therapies based around the five senses—including acupressure, aromatherapy, yoga, sound/music therapy—to help teens with their mental health.

Each chapter reviews the signs and symptoms of a problem and presents detailed treatment protocols and therapies. This all-inclusive book is one-stop shopping for teens and parents looking for new, synergistic, and different ways to handle life’s problems.

As both a trained medical doctor on the faculty at Harvard Medical School and a noted complementary and alternative medicine specialist, Nada Milosavljevic brings a rich background of experience to this book.

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • October 2016
  • ISBN 978-0-393-71114-1
  • 8 × 10 in / 288 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide

Endorsements & Reviews

“Adolescents often find themselves grappling with the same kinds of medical difficulties adults must contend with. Holistic Health for Adolescents allows the reader to act as a trusted health resource for the teens in his or her life.” — Energy Times

“A stunning resource for parents, teenagers and clinicians. Dr. M. is a seasoned and talented doctor in complementary alternative medicine. She provides a guided menu that is readily accessible to treat common adolescent problems such as difficulty sleeping, trouble focusing, and low mood. With cutting edge accessible knowledge, Dr. M. provides a valuable toolbox of interventions to empower teenagers with complementary and alternative self care skills.” — Nancy Rappaport, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

“As founder of Soupure and true believer that healthy food is the best medicine around, it is exciting to see these principles explained by a medical doctor with an evidence-based approach. The material perfectly blends ancient healing practices with modern science in a way that is easy to understand and readily incorporated into our daily lives. This book provides a wonderful way to introduce young adults and their families to a wellness lifestyle that they can really make their own.” — Angela Blatteis, author of The Soup Cleanse

“Adolescence is one of the most tumultuous times of an individual’s life. Everything is in flux simultaneously. In her highly readable and informative book, “Dr. Nada” documents the successful inclusion of complementary and alternative medicine therapies, focusing on the senses, as a way to help teens healthfully examine and address the stress in their lives. As young people develop confidence and feel empowered, they learn ways to control their often hectic and chaotic lives. In addition to teenagers, parents, teachers, doctors, nurses, mental health workers, and anyone interested in the well-being of teenagers should read this excellent book. In general, to truly help teenagers deal with their challenges, we need to listen, be original, fearless, and open to find what works! This is what Dr. Nada has done.” — Dale V. Atkins, PhD, Psychologist and Author

“At last, a guide for bringing the benefits of Holistic Medicine to teens! Holistic Health brings families the information they need to understand natural treatments to help adolescents overcome stress, worry, insomnia, and other common problems without resorting to medication. Dr. Milosavljevic brings her expertise in adolescent medicine to clearly explain what methods are available as well as how to use treatments such as aromatherapy, acupressure and teas safely and effectively. Adolescents will enjoy trying the techniques for themselves to learn ways to cope better with everyday stressors and difficult emotions. Easy to read and thoroughly illustrated, this book contains a wealth of resources for parents and healthcare providers.” — Patricia Gerbarg, MD, and Richard P. Brown, MD, Co-authors of Non-Drug Treatments for ADHD and The Healing Power of the Breath

“An invaluable guide for today’s teens and their parents by an innovative, and dare-I-say-utterly brilliant doctor at Harvard Medical School. Using her unique experience as a medical doctor, researcher, and founder of the Integrative Health Program at the worldleading Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Nada Milosavljevic leads the way into this important field—providing treatment plans that are easy to understand and fun to use. Dr. Milosavljevic’s plans, using alternative therapies with evidence-based track records to back them up, provide much-needed alternative options to simply doling out prescriptions or sending kids to therapy. Her innovative simple-to-follow treatment plans provide exciting, proven solutions for teens dealing with challenges such as stress, fatigue, depression, sleeping problems, issues with focus and concentration, headaches, and even substance abuse. Thoughtful, well-researched, and encouraging, Holistic Health for Adolescents will surely serve as both an illuminating and comforting roadmap for many families as they navigate more issues and challenges than any prior generation. Dr. Milosavljevic is uniquely qualified to offer these tools and innumerable families will benefit greatly from her work.” — Sara DiVello, nationally noted yoga teacher and best-selling author, Where in the OM Am I?

“Nada Milosavljevic has written a seminal work on holistic health and wellness which explains in lay terms the importance of this topic and how we can change and improve our lives through greater awareness. In a world controlled by the pharmaceutical industry and food companies which strive for profit and not the well-being of their customers, this is a welcome tome for consumers of all ages to enjoy and refer to often.” — Chip Fisher, Fisher Wallace Laboratories

“Adolescence is always a challenging transitional time for young people. Their bodies are changing and their identities are taking shape. Pressure from parents, peers, and school add to everyday stresses. Young people want to fit in and yet stand out and be appreciated. That’s where Holistic Health for Adolescents fits in, providing practical and natural ways to help teens stay physically and mentally fit during this important time of their lives. It provides healthy lifestyle practices that teens can follow into their adulthood.” — Melanie Young, Radio Host and Author, Fearless Fabulous You! Lessons on Living Life on Your Terms

“The text has highly detailed illustrations of yoga positions and acupuncture and acupressure points.... Case studies of Milosavljevic's adolescents at her Harvard-based clinical program are profiled to highlight the specific environmental and familial stressors germane to teenagers.... The narrative flows easily, and meticulous instructions are easy to follow.... Highly recommended.” — Choice Magazine

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