Children’s Autism is a complex condition involving a series of neurodevelopmental disorders characterised by repetitive behaviours, social withdrawal and communication deficits.  These children have significant impairments in social interaction, social skills and communication.  There are two subtypes of autism:  The first type is Regressive Autism and this is the most common form; this is where a child develops normally but between the ages of 12 months to 3 years old starts to loose speech and social skills.  The second type is Infantile Autism; where a child doesn’t reach their developmental milestones.  Signs & symptoms of Children's Autism include: Children's autism symptoms typically become clearly evident during early...

Complete our brain health quiz to help determine your child’s brain health. 0 = Symptom is not present or rare 1 = Mild/sometimes 2 = Moderate/often 3= Severe/almost always Does your child has difficulty concentrating, focussing or easily distracted?        0   1   2   3 Does your child become tired after activities that require mental focus?              0   1   2   3 Does your child easily forget names or words?              0   1   2   3 Does your child have an inability to listen when spoken to directly? 0   1   2   3 Does your child have difficulty following instructions?              0   1   2   3 Does your child dislike reading or finds reading hard?              0   1   2   3 Does your...

Cod liver oil is a nutrient-dense supplement made from the livers of several species of the cod fish.  It's an incredibly nutritious type of fish oil that supports the health of the immune system and integrity of the mucus membranes. Cod liver oil has an impressive nutritional profile that includes large amounts of vitamins A, D, and omega-3 fatty acids.  It has been used for centuries to promote immune system health and prevent rickets - a bone condition in children caused by lack of vitamin D. But the health benefits of cod liver oil may not end there. The powerful nutrient-dense...

DHA during pregnancy enhancing infant neural development/cognitive function Aside from being a major structural lipid of the brain, studies have demonstrated that DHA enhances brain development. In a double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomised trial, pregnant women consumed 300 mg DHA 5 times a week (n=14) or placebo (n=15) from 24 weeks of gestation until delivery. Tests of problem solving and recognition memory were administered to infants at 9 months of age. Treatment had significant effects on the performance of problem-solving tasks   A double-blind randomised placebo-controlled trial of the effect of high potency DHA fish oil during pregnancy has found beneficial effects for cognitive development, particularly eye-hand...

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a childhood disorder that can continue into adulthood. Symptoms of ADHD can be disruptive in certain environments or even during a child’s day-to-day life. They may have difficulty controlling their behavior and emotions at school or in social settings. This can affect their development or how they perform academically. Behavioural Symptoms of ADHD include: ✅ Becoming easily distracted ✅ Not following directions✅ Feeling impatient often✅ Fidgety ADHD Nutritional Suggestions Some studies suggest that certain nutritional supplements can ease symptoms of ADHD.  Zinc Zinc is an essential mineral that plays a vital role in brain health. A zinc deficiency may have...

Over the past decade or so, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of children diagnosed with compromised brain function which include conditions such as ADHD, autism, cognitive problems, alongside an increase in depression and anxiety.   So, what is it about the modern lifestyle that is so destructive to the health of our children’s brain function? The gut as key to mental development Research papers backed by clinical experience indicate there is a definite connection between gut health and brain function.  In fact the gut and brain originate from the same area in the embryo. Therefore children who suffer from digestive complaints...

Omega-3 fatty acids are a crucial component of a healthy diet. These essential fats are especially important for children, as they play a key role in growth and development and are associated with numerous health benefits. Since EFAs cannot be made in the body, they must be ingested daily, through diet and supplementation. However, many parents are unsure whether omega-3 supplements are necessary — or even safe — for their children.   How can omega-3 essential fatty acids help your child? ✅ EFA levels are often low in children who experience changes in mood and other mood related conditions. It has been shown that those with these...

Roundup, created by the chemical giant Monsanto is the most widely used weed killer on Earth. It's sprayed on everything from tiny flower beds, school grounds, parks, gardens to vast fields of crops. Children are considered to be at a higher risk of developing pesticide toxicity than adults and this is mostly due to their smaller size. Kids are also more likely to come into contact with pesticides from contaminated surfaces such as floors, carpets or lawns because they crawl or play on the ground. Roundup is particularly worrying for our kids These are some...

Children’s ADHD is a common childhood disorder that affects approximately 10% of children.  These kids experience persistent and developmentally inappropriate levels of behaviour that can continue into adulthood.  Children with childhood ADHD may know what is expected of them but have trouble following through because they are overactive and can’t focus long enough to complete a task.  Symptoms of children’s ADHD vary and are sometimes difficult to recognise.  A common sign of children’s ADHD is an inability to identify other people’s needs and desires, they can interrupt others when they are talking and have trouble waiting their turn in the classroom.  Children’s ADHD can also...

Your child won't be able to resists these divine little gut healing jellies. They taste like velvety cream and too good to resist. Gelatine Restores Gut health Gelatine is derived from collagen and has important health benefits, especially when it comes to improving gut health to support optimal brain function and a robust immune system. Collagen is the most plentiful form of protein and is found most abundantly in the body's skin, bones, tendons and ligaments. It provides strength and structure to tissues and increases flexibility to skin and strength to the tendons. Getting enough collagen in...

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