Calcium by Melbourne Naturopath

Minerals are naturally occurring substances found in soil and rocks.  They are essential nutrients required to carry out key functions each day for your child’s optimal health.  We get minerals from our diet when we eat plant foods that have absorbed the nutrients directly from the soil.  Minerals are also found in meat from plant-grazing animals.

If a growing child is deprived of any one of the important minerals, various functions may be impaired and therefore a contributing and underlying factor in many common childhood illnesses

Minerals play the following roles in Children’s Health

  • ✅ Bone and teeth health
  • ✅ Energy production
  • ✅ Nerve and muscle function
  • ✅ Immune health


Minerals can be depleted in food

  • ✅ When produce is grown in poor top soils, which are naturally low in minerals.
  • ✅ If fruit and vegetables are not allowed to ripen on the vine; this being the critical stage when minerals are released into food.
  • ✅ When fresh produce is stored for extended periods before it reaches the supermarket shelves.
  • ✅ If the minerals get bound up in the chemicals stored in the top soils and not released into the food.


How Calcium Benefits Children’s Health

Among all the health benefits of calcium, the standout benefit for children is its role in maintaining bone health and supporting tooth growth.

Calcium works to build strong muscles and also helps them to relax and contract. Calcium is also important in transmitting the nervous system’s messages throughout the body.  Other roles include transporting nutrients throughout the body, maintaining blood pressure, prevention of kidney stones.



Food Sources to Include in a Healthy Kid’s Diet

  • ✅ Almonds
  • ✅ Parsley
  • ✅ Dandelion greens
  • ✅ Watercress
  • ✅ Butternut pumpkin
  • ✅ Yoghurt
  • ✅ Beet greens
  • ✅ Buckwheat
  • ✅ Broccoli
  • ✅ Walnuts
  • ✅ Cottage cheese
  • ✅ Spinach
  • ✅ Pecans
  • ✅ Green beans
  • ✅ Cabbage
  • ✅ Wholegrain wheat
  • ✅ Oranges
  • ✅ Celery
  • ✅ Wholegrain rice
  • ✅ Carrots
  • ✅ Barley
  • ✅ Sweet potatoes
  • ✅ Brown rice
  • ✅ Garlic
  • ✅ Summer squash
  • ✅ Onions
  • ✅ Lemons
  • ✅ Green peas
  • ✅ Cauliflower
  • ✅ Lentils
  • ✅ Cherries
  • ✅ Asparagus
  • ✅ Winter squash
  • ✅ Strawberries
  • ✅ Millet
  • ✅ Pineapple
  • ✅ Grapes
  • ✅ Beets
  • ✅ Tomatoes
  • ✅ Eggplant
  • ✅ Chicken
  • ✅ Turkey
  • ✅ Bananas
  • ✅ Avocado


Deficiency Signs for Children’s Health

  • ✅ Muscle spasms and cramps
  • ✅ Weak brittle nails
  • ✅ Easy to fracture bones
  • ✅ Depression
  • ✅ Confusion or memory loss
  • ✅ Numbness and tingling in hands, feet and face


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 treats the following conditions:

  • ✅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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