Maya Shetreat-Klein, MD is an integrative pediatric neurologist with a medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Board certified in adult and child neurology as well as pediatrics, she completed the University of Arizona's two-year Fellowship in Integrative Medicine, founded by Andrew Weil, MD, and now serves as faculty. She lectures internationally to medical professionals and laypeople on environmental health and toxins, and healing with food and nature. Dr. Shetreat-Klein lives with her family in New York City, where she runs Brainmending, her healing practice and urban farm.
"What happens when a rigorously trained New York City pediatric
neurologist learns the truth about health and healing? She gets her
hands dirty (literally planting vegetables) and heals not only her
son, but her patients as well. The Dirt Cure is an
exhilarating book that had me cheering from page one. Don't go the
pediatrician without it!"--Christiane Northrup, MD "author of
Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom "
"If you are a parent, or planning to be one, The Dirt Cureis your nutritional bible. Under the wise guidance of Dr. Shetreat-Klein, youcan save your kids from a vast array of physical/emotional chronic illnesses, not only now when they're still young but for the rest of their (longer andhealthier) lives."--Dr. David Edelberg, author of The Triple Whammy Cure
"The Dirt Cure is a game-changer when it comes tochildren's health. Carefully researched and compellingly written... A must read!"--Mark Hyman, MD Director, Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, author #1 New York Times bestseller The Blood Sugar Solution
"Maya Shetreat-Klein's pioneering book, The Dirt Cure, will forever transform the way you think about children's health. At a time when kids are being prescribed more and more medications to treat symptoms, Dr. Shetreat-Klein turns the prevailing paradigm on its head by outlining how fresh food, rich soil, and contact with nature can reverse the growing epidemic of chronic childhood illness. Filled with unexpected twists, fascinating science and hands-on advice, her book gives you all the tools you need to get your kids healthy and keep them that way."--Andrew Weil, MD "author of True Food and 8 Weeks to Optimum Health "
"Dr. Shetreat-Klein has written a tour de force prescription for creating a more nourishing environment to fight and prevent chronic disease in kids and adults. The Dirt Cure upends many cherished but flawed notions that have crept insidiously into the collective consciousness of citizens of the technological age. She combines cutting-edge science and medicine with common sense to illustrate the intimate, visceral connection between the health of the natural world that surrounds us--our terrain--and our own health. After reading this book, you'll understand that we are not isolated from the chemical fabric that connects all life on our planet. As the environment sickens, so do we. As the environment thrives, so do our children, and so do we."--Robert K. Naviaux, MD, PhD, Co-director, The Mitochondrial and Metabolic Disease Center (MMDC), UCSD School of Medicine