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Erica Reid


Erica Reid, wife of music executive “L.A.” Reid, humanitarian, and dedicated mother, shares her family’s journey to battling illness and achieving optimum health in the new book The Thriving Child: Parenting Successfully Through Allergies, Asthma, and Other Common Challenges (May 8, 2012, Center Street/Hachette Book Group). A “celebrity” mom to two children, Reid swaps parenting tips with the likes of Jennifer Lopez and Beyonce—all of whom have access to the best medical experts. However, Reid’s painstakingly compiled research and knowledge on raising kids with allergies and asthmas rivals that of many M.D.s, which has long made her a go-to source for her famous friends, and now mothers everywhere through her new book.

When faced with an emergency health situation with her two-year old son, Addison, who had a resistant infection, Reid grew tired of the run-around with multiple antibiotics, toxic treatments, and cookie-cutter advice from doctors. Instead, she discovered ways to boost her child’s immune system through avoiding allergens, encouraging proper nutrition, and paying more attention to environmental factors. In the process, Reid transformed not only her entire family’s health but also many of her friends’ families as well. Now, available to moms everywhere, The Thriving Child provides common sense advice for negotiating the increasingly complex world of nutrition, medical issues, and parenting.
How to Manage Your Child's

How to Manage Your Child's Allergies

I will never forget the day my son was lying sick on the bathroom floor. Usually filled with boundless energy, twenty-two-month-old Addison was wrapped in a towel, his body limp and lethargic. His normally sparkling eyes, full of life, looked weak, and his typically glowing complexion was dull and pale.
06/05/2012 07:58 EDT