The Book


The Story of an ordinary mum
who challenged conventional medical thinking and transformed the health of her chronically-ill child

Ben was three years old, exhausted, pale, thin, and depressed. He was predicted to live with severe allergies, eczema, asthma, intermittent ear surgery, and on steroids, decongestants, antihistamines and painkillers – with all their side effects – for at least a decade.

Despite the conventional drugs the doctors, specialists, and paediatricians poured down him, all they could do was ease Ben’s symptoms and “manage” his condition. What Melanie Gow discovered is that relying only on prescription drugs is like using only a toaster to cook with: you will never eat roast chicken.

The answer is not with the homeopath or the osteopath or naturopath. They are all options: genuine, effective, valuable ones when used appropriately. They are all paths you can choose to take towards an integrated approach to well-being.

Within three months this mum had her son off all conventional medicine, his doctor said “I don’t know what you have done but this child is well.”

Endorsements for Toasters Don’t Roast Chickens

“I really feel this book has an important message for all parents. It will inspire other parents to take responsibility for their children’s health.”

Dr Mosaraf Ali, Director of the Integrated Health Medical Centre, Harley Street, London – best selling author of The Integrated Health Bible.

“I’d like to thank Melanie Gow for writing her book and adding, in her way, to the fuller science of healing and healthcare. I am sure it will liberate a lot of confused, troubled mums and dads.”

Prof. Keith Scott-Mumby MD MB – best selling author of The Allergy Handbook

“Mums know best. This is a book that will give parents everywhere the confidence they need to follow their instincts”  – The Daily Express

ISBN: 9781905862177