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Andrea Candee

Andrea Candee is a master herbalist, media expert, nationally known lecturer and author of the award-winning Gentle Healing for Baby and Child (Simon & Schuster), which received The National parenting Center's Seal of Approval. Andrea is noted nationally for her unique and successful approach to Lyme Disease. She lives and maintains a consultation health practice in New York and shares much of her knowledge at

Andrea Candee

master herbalist
media expert
instructor for the New York Botanical Garden
nationally known speaker on taking charge of your health naturally
author of the award-winning Gentle Healing for Baby and Child (Simon & Schuster), which received The National Parenting Center's Seal of Approval
nationally noted for her unique and successful approach to Lyme’s Disease as well as many other health challenges

Andrea's holistic health practice in Westchester County, New York, draws people from around the country. (Keep reading for more information about Andrea's consultation practice.) Her motivational and informative talks have been enthusiastically received in corporate wellness centers, cruises, spas, teaching facilities and hospitals. See to learn more about workshops she can bring to you.

Sign up to receive Andrea's free monthly e-letter at Did You Know?. Her Q&As and articles can also be found at Mother Care, Children of the New Earth magazine, Inspired Parenting,,, Myria,, iVillage, Mom Today, and iParenting.

My two sons were nurtured with the concept of integrated medicine, taking the best of both worlds -- natural approaches first, mainstream medicine when it was called for.

I'm a master herbalist, using the modalities of medicinal herbs and vibrational medicine, a cutting-edge approach to resolving the underlying causes of imbalances in the body. People come from all over the country to address health issues either because conventional medicine has failed them or because they prefer to use natural protocols.

Andrea's approach in Gentle Healing for Baby and Child is to empower parents and children with fun, natural remedies found either in the kitchen or the local health food store. A banana for a splinter, an onion for a bruise, honey for a burn ... the kitchen pantry takes on new meaning after reading this book.

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This book is a resource to revisit again and again. I received Gentle Healing for Baby and Child as a gift and was delighted to discover that it's chock full of suggestions with applications for all family members. The authors have compiled a comprehensive (but clear and succinct!) collection of natural remedies, illustrations and anecdotes. Introducing a wide range of herbal therapies for day-to-day problems as well as chronic conditions that sometimes can be addressed naturally, Candee does not eschew the value and necessity of skilled, conventional medical care when appropriate. She is a master herbalist, experienced and well-versed, and she speaks nationally on her subject, but she also appears to work comfortably within both conventional medical and holistic communities, embracing "the best of what works."

Her own parenting experiences are shared in a friendly, comforting way and in clear, simple language. She covers a lot of territory and often suggests more than one option. In my own work facilitating mind/body stress-management, I meet concerned parents all around the country beginning to explore integrative therapies and become as informed as possible, to meet their children's health needs and their own. So I was especially pleased to see that Candee pays considerable attention to the roles of stress reduction, empowering children, emotional support and compassionate care with what she refers to as "an educated heart."

From acne and allergies to pneumonia and vaccinations, Gentle Healing for Baby and Child allows room for individual philosophies and personal preferences, as Candee offers her own expertise with a light, gentle touch. There are many roads to Rome. Gentle Healing for Baby and Child is a thoughtful tool for parents (or anyone at all) to include in their decision-making for optimal health and wellness; extremely well-organized; and has an unusually detailed table of contents as well as a comprehensive index for quick searching. -- Susie Mantell, stress relief author/facilitator,

Written by a master herbalist who has worked with physicians and in her own private practice for the past 25 years, Gentle Healing for Baby and Child is the definitive guide for parents looking for an alternative to common treatments for everyday problems. In an accessible format, this guide includes solutions to ailments that occur both inside and outside the body. Also included are sections that address subjects such as "healing imagery" as well as instructions for dosing herbs, where to find a local natural health practitioner, how to deal with toxicity and even testing for food reactions. Herbalist Candee has created a helpful, easy-to-use guide to natural healing for parents. -- Vegetarian Baby and Child

From minor issues like splinters or a skinned knee to a nighttime cough that your prescribed medicine just isn't relieving, master herbalist Andrea Candee offers simple, safe remedies made from ingredients that you'll probably find in your kitchen. ... Offering new and friendly ammunition for a parent's arsenal of healing techniques, Gentle Healing for Baby and Child is an excellent addition to the family first aid kit and a fantastic way to avoid over-reliance on prescription antibiotics.

As a fairly young herbalist myself, i am very pleased with all the informative and varied remedies suggested in this book. It is very easy to reference and very user friendly; nothing complicated. Andrea Candee offers a gentle manner in her representation of suggested remedies. I have bought three extra copies to give as baby shower gifts! It's really nice to see such a variation of alternative remedies/treatment talked about in this book, such as homeopathic, chiropractic, essential oils, onion poultices and of course herbal preparations. It's nice to be able to make your own decision on a few different suggestions in many cases. It has been a great reference book for myself and other friends with babies as well. I highly recommend this book!Dianne, Chelsea, Mass.

More about Andrea's consultation practice

Dear Friends,

I am happy to report that I was bitten by a brown recluse spider. “Happy?” you say. Yes! Please continue.

After learning from my Internet search about the toxic effects of the poisonous bite, I combined the best of mainstream and natural medicine, thinking that surely this would take care of it. Herbal remedies reduced my fever of 105; homeopathics and herbal poultices removed the toxic residue from the site of the bite; and I did three weeks of antibiotics for the systemic toxin. Still, there remained severe dysfunction of my knee and elephantine swelling of the ankles.

While I was deciding what to do next, I was introduced to a health practitioner who tests for imbalances in the body using an extraordinary computerized instrument (synchronicity?). She suggested that using it to heal my knee pain would be an excellent way to demonstrate its capabilities, and we made an appointment for me to be tested (called a Meridian Health Assessment).

Much to my astonishment, the instrument identified the presence of brown spider toxin, and further, that it had deposited bacteria in my kidneys! No wonder my ankles were swollen. Scanning the program’s virtual library of more than 25,000 natural substances, the instrument designated a remedy personally designed for me, to be taken three times a day. In three days, the swelling and knee dysfunction were completely gone!

There could not have been a more convincing demonstration. I knew I had found the high-tech complement to my practice that I’d long been searching for. You see, the brown spider bite was not misfortune at all but a gift to guide me to this most amazing technology.

Developed by BioMeridian International (the “Human Calibration Company”), Meridian Health Assessment is based on age-old knowledge about how the body communicates. Combining energetic principles of quantum physics with breakthrough interactive technologies has transformed the wisdom of the past into the paradigm for health in the 21st century.
Following all components of an individually designed program, even chronic problems resolve quickly. Periodic meridian updates keep a check on your wellness and help to keep minor discomforts from becoming “somethings.”
I believe in obtaining as much information about the body in a non-invasive way as possible. An additional way of evaluating the body's stressors is with BioTerrain Urine and Saliva Testing. Reading the pH of urine and saliva reveals absorption levels of minerals, vitamin C, oxidation/free radical stress, adrenal stress/fatigue, electrolyte reserves, digestive HCl and enzymes and hydration. BioTerrain testing reveals important clues about the underlying causes blocking health and vitality. Obtain an objective analysis and learn targeted solutions for your imbalances.

Click here for more information. I look forward to guiding you to a new level of well-being.

Andrea Candee, MH, MSC


"The media have become the mainstream culture in children's lives. Parents have become the alternative. Americans once expected parents to raise their children in accordance with the dominant cultural messages. Today they are expected to raise their children in opposition to it." -- Ellen Goodman, Boston Globe columnist


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