Every mother wants their child to be the happiest and healthiest version of themselves possible. As a leading paediatric Naturopath & Nutritionist, this ebook provides you with my expert advice and guidance to help you achieve this goal. If diarrhoea is a regular occurrence with your child, say one or more times a week, it’s highly likely a food intolerance is at play. This book is designed to guide you through a process to identify and remove the underlying cause of your child’s diarrhoea. The information combines evidence-based naturopathic principles and integrative nutrition alongside scientific research. Upon completion of the...

The information in contained within this ebook is designed to help your child reach their full potential to be the happiest and healthiest version of themselves possible. When your child is constipated, they literally have food sitting in their large intestine for days or weeks which is essentially ‘going off’. Prevailing research suggests gut health is the keystone to reaching optimal wellbeing. When your child is constipated, this could negatively impact their immunity, brain function and skin health, just to name a few. As a leading Paediatric Naturopath & Nutritionist, the information in this book combines evidence-based naturopathic principles and integrative nutrition...

How to remove pinworms to support Children's Health A pinworm infection is one of the most common types of human intestinal worm infections. Pinworms are tiny, narrow worms, they are white in colour and approximately 1.5cm long or less than half-inch .  A pinworm infection is one of the most common types of human intestinal worm infections. Pinworm infections are also known as enterobiasis or oxyuriasis. Pinworm infections can spread easily. They’re most common in children between the ages of 5 and 10, and those who have regular, close contact with individuals in these age groups. The female lives for approximately 13 weeks and alongside...

The gut is considered in traditional Naturopathic philosophy, as the seat of all health. It’s not surprising then, that managing the gastrointestinal tract (GIT) is a key step in managing almost all other body systems. The gut is a complex system and any dysfunction in the gut can have a profound influence over other body systems. As a result of this complexity, managing digestive disorders isn’t always simple and there are often many contributing factors that lead to, and are a consequence of, GIT dysfunction. To truly restore gut health, a treatment plan will ideally address each and every one of...

Do you want your child to love their veggies? Well, you need to start early. In fact, what a woman eats during pregnancy not only nourishes her baby in the womb, but may also shape the food preferences of her child later in life. At 21 weeks following conception, your growing baby begins to gulp down several millilitres of amniotic fluid daily. That fluid surrounding your baby is actually flavoured by the foods and beverages you have eaten in the previous few hours. Consequently, eating a variety of foods throughout the day will help you to get the nutrients you...

Perhaps you or someone you know has been diagnosed with an autoimmune condition. But what does this really mean? ‘Auto’ is the Latin word for ‘self’ and ‘autoimmune’ essentially means that your body mounts an immune response against itself. This is characterised by inflammation and destruction of body tissues by the body’s own immune system – commonly experienced as pain, swelling and a wide variety of symptoms depending upon what areas of the body are affected. Autoimmune conditions include: Type 1 DiabetesRheumatoid arthritisLupus (SLE); • PsoriasisCrohn’s diseaseUlcerative colitis and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis Why does the body attack itself? Autoimmune conditions are thought...

The gut is considered in traditional Naturopathic philosophy, as the seat of all health. It’s not surprising then, that managing the gastrointestinal tract (GIT) is a key step in managing almost all other body systems. The gut is a complex system and any dysfunction in the gut can have a profound influence over other body systems. As a result of this complexity, managing digestive disorders isn’t always simple and there are often many contributing factors that lead to, and are a consequence of, GIT dysfunction. To truly restore gut health, a treatment plan will ideally address each and every one of...

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...

Your gut is where you absorb all the nutrients to power your body, making a healthy digestive system central to your overall health. But did you know that there are close to 2 kg worth of bacteria in your gut? That’s literally billions of tiny micro-organisms living and growing in your gut right now – collectively called gut ‘microbiota’. These beneficial bacteria encourage healthy digestion and support an efficient immune system, keeping any undesirable bacteria at minimal levels. However, if the numbers of undesirable bacteria begin to outweigh the beneficial bacteria this can lead to digestive symptoms such as constipation, wind...

Prebiotic foods are high in special types of fibre that feed the friendly bacteria living in the gut and support digestive health. They promote the increase of friendly bacteria in the gut, help with various digestive problems and even work to boost the immune system. Prebiotic foods have also been shown to improve metabolic health and even help prevent certain diseases. However, some of the fiber content of these foods may be altered during cooking, so try to consume them raw rather than cooked. Do yourself and your gut bacteria a favor by eating plenty of these prebiotic foods.   My Top prebiotic foods kids will...

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