On Thursday, October 28 at 7 p.m., meet Beth Lambert, author of A Compromised Generation: The Epidemic of Chronic Illness in America’s Children. Ms. Lambert is a featured speaker at the Library as part of our Health & Wellness Series.
A Compromised Generation reveals how seemingly benign elements of American culture are making millions of children chronically ill, disabled, or dysfunctional. Children are being diagnosed with illnesses such as autism, asthma, allergies, and ADHD at a breathtaking rate. The author reveals how environmental factors, specific American lifestyles, and pharmaceutical over-usage are at the root of the epidemic, and offers advice on how it can be reversed.
“’A Compromised Generation’ is a thorough and gripping account of the new reality for millions of children and their families. Beth Lambert - a clever, dedicated and courageous parent armed with maternal instincts and persuasive scientific facts - shows us why “mothers know best.” She explains how environmental insults have compromised the health and future of an entire generation and also provides well-researched strategies aimed at prevention. ‘A Compromised Generation’ is a must read for protecting our children.” -- Deirdre Imus, president of the Deirdre Imus Environmental Center for Pediatric Oncology
Beth Lambert (pictured at right) is a former healthcare consultant and teacher, and is currently the Executive Director of PEACE: Parents Ending America's Childhood Epidemic, a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to education the public about the epidemic of chronic illness affecting our youth. The Q&A portion will also feature co-author Victoria Kobliner, MS, RD, a registered dietician with extensive experience using diet to help children with autism and related disorders.
A book signing will follow the presentation. Books will be available for purchase at the event. Refreshments will be served.