Healthy Children’s Book Foreword

Every day new scientific studies are published about the human immune system and its fascinating relationship with the gut – especially through the food we eat and the gut microbes that live there.

We have 10 times more bacteria in and on our bodies than we have human cells. Clearly we have evolved as humans along with these bacteria viruses and parasites and could not live without them.

Until recently we were not aware of how important this symbiosis is and we have not always taken the best care of our flora. Antibiotics for example which can be life-saving during bacterial pneumonia or meningitis have been overused and prescribed for colds caused by viruses. Antibiotics do not kill viruses and do not help overcome a cold but they will destroy the bacteria living in our gut on the skin and on our mucous membranes – where they are needed to protect our body from illness.

Over 70% of all antibiotics are used to make animals raised for meat fatter faster so they will produce more meat in less time. So every time we eat meat we also consume a dose of antibiotics. The overuse of antibiotics has been associated with an increase in allergies and auto-immune diseases. The numbers are staggering: Almost 20% of the Australian population suffer from at least one allergic disease. More than 20% of babies suffer from eczema; more than 10% of teenagers suffer from asthma; food allergies are on the rise and children become allergic to more and more different kinds of foods. Many people fear bacteria so much that they try to disinfect their house and their bodies. Not only are they using toxic products which may cause cancer and other illnesses but they also wipe out the very flora we need to be healthy.

Fiona Stock has written a beautiful book in which she explains in clear terms how our immune system works and how you can support it through healthy nutrition and life-style. Her charming illustrations make her lessons in biology internal and external immunology and nutrition fun and entertaining. She presents us with an eating guide to help our children’s immune system to mature optimally. By reading this book you will learn about the fascinating connections between our environment and good health.

I highly recommend this detailed yet easy to read book to anyone who is interested in learning how the immune system works and what we can do to support it in its vital work by eating a healthy diet.

Dr. Leila Masson

M.D., MPH, FRACP, FACNEM, DTMH, IBCLC

Paediatrician & Lactation Consultant

 

Naturopathy Can Help With the Following Childhood Conditions

Fiona provides tailored health plans based on a multitude of factors relevant to your child’s symptomology (how they are feeling), pathology (how their body is responding), plus dietary and lifestyle factors.

  • ✅ Digestive complaints – constipation, diarrhoea, loose stools, pain or bloating
  • ✅ Allergies and allergic conditions – such as asthma, eczema or hayfever
  • ✅ Poor Immunity – recurring colds or ear infections
  • ✅ Skin Conditions – rashes, eczema, acne, pimples or allergic reactions
  • ✅ Moods – anxiety, depression or mood swings
  • ✅ Food Intolerances – identifying food reactions
  • ✅ Food Allergies – identifying food reactions
  • ✅ Growth and development issues – fussy eaters or nutritional malabsorption
  • ✅ Behavioural challenges – ADHD or others
  • ✅ Energy – poor energy or chronic fatigue
  • ✅ Picky Eaters – fussy eaters
  • ✅ Sleep – trouble falling asleep or staying asleep

What happens in a children’s nutritionist consultation

During your consultation, Fiona will seek information about your pregnancy, birth and post birth experiences. This will provide an integrated view to give a full picture of the foundations of your child’s health status. You can expect to leave your consultation with a thorough understanding of the potential contributing factors of the presenting symptoms. Fiona will provide you with a comprehensive treatment plan that incorporates possible herbal/nutritional medicine, dietary/lifestyle recommendations, recipes and handouts. Plus an overview of the consultation so you feel empowered to care for your child’s wellbeing with Fiona’s guidance. At The Children’s Naturopath, Fiona Stock an expert in childhood health, she understands children’s needs and considers working with kids and teens to be an absolute joy. She finds that children typically respond to naturopathic treatment very well – bouncing back to good health in no time.  And she treasures the opportunity she has to teach kids about their bodies and engage them in their health journey, setting them up with strong foundations and knowledge for life.

Meet Children’s Nutritionist – Fiona Stock

Fiona is skilled at getting to the heart of childhood health challenges – helping to initiate lasting change.

Fiona Stock is a respected Paediatric Naturopath & Children’s Nutritionist with a career spanning over 23 years. Armed with an abundance of experience and a true desire to transform your child’s health, she’ll listen closely to understand the underlying causes of their troubling condition. Fiona gets to the heart of your child’s presenting symptoms by deciphering what their body is trying to tell you. She will suggest simple and specific changes as well as herbal or nutritional medicine where required to nurture and restore your child, so they can enjoy the good health they deserve. Deeply compassionate and highly skilled, either of the Naturopathic Consultation Options with Fiona is a wonderful investment in your child’s health. If you’ve tried everything and are yet to find solutions to your child’s health challenges – this could well be the path to take.

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FIONA STOCK | PAEDIATRIC NATUROPATH & CHILDREN’S NUTRITIONIST

  • ✅Poor Immunity
  • ✅Poor Focus & Concentration
  • ✅ Behavioural Problems
  • ✅ ADHD
  • ✅ Depression
  • ✅ Anxiety
  • ✅ Food Allergies
  • ✅ Food Intolerances
  • ✅ Constipation
  • ✅ Diarrhoea
  • ✅ Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • ✅ Tummy Pain
  • ✅ Eczema
  • ✅ Asthma
  • ✅ Obesity
  • ✅ Auto-Immune Disease
  • ✅ Recurring Infections
  • ✅ Fussy Eaters
  • ✅ Sleep Issues
  • ✅ Plus many more…

Online Learning | Children’s Health | Children’s Nutritionist

Would you like a consultation with me at a fraction of the cost? My online learning classes are jam packed with more advice than I provide in a face-to-face appointment. It’s evidence-based naturopathic wisdom coupled with the latest scientific research on kids health I’ve successfully shared with clients over my 20+ year career.

I’ve also included cheatsheets, checklists, nourishing recipes and 25 page book of class notes.

You will learn:

  • ✅ Understand the cause if common childhood conditions (eczema, poor immunity, food allergies, food intolerances, poor focus & concentration, ADHD, behavioural problems).
  • ✅. Supporting immune function to help support allergic conditions.
  • ✅. Support optimal brain function.
  • ✅. Healthy Eating Plan – including portion size for each age-group.
  • ✅. Natural medicine recommendations,
  • ✅. Plus much more…

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