The Gut and the Skin are Akin.  The Cornerstone of Radiant Skin is Good Gut Health.   Heal the Gut to Heal the Skin The skin is the body’s largest vital organ and accounts for approximately 15% of total body weight.   If your child suffers from a skin condition such as eczema, rashes, pimples, dermatitis or acne, these are all typical signs of something else going on in their body.    You may not realise there is a direct link between the health of your child’s gut and their skin and this is called the Gut-Skin Axis.  If the gut is inflamed, leaky and...

If your child is reactive to environmental allergens such as pollen, dust and animal fur; implementing a few simple strategies at home can significantly reduce their symptoms. While avoiding environmental triggers entirely can be difficult, limiting their exposure to airborne particles while avoiding food triggers will help the immune system to rest and is important when improving your immune tolerance threshold. Tips to reduce exposure to environmental triggers 1. Encase pillows and mattresses in dust mite proof covers. 2. Invest in hypoallergenic bedding. 3. Wash your bedding at least once a week in heated water (over 54...

Children’s eczema is chronic, superficial inflammation of the skin that is often seen in children with a family history of children’s allergic rhinitis (hayfever), children’s asthma or children’s dermatitis.  Seventy percent of children’s eczema starts under 5 years of age and approximately 50% of infants who suffer from children’s eczema will continue to have one or more symptoms into adulthood.  Children’s eczema can be very stressful where significant lifestyle changes are required, such as missing out on fun activities like going for a swim or playing sports. Common Triggers for Children's Eczema With children's eczema, your child's immune system is highly sensitive and over-reactive...

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...

There are many varieties of milk available and choosing the healthiest type of milk to suit your child can be confusing. Whether you're looking beyond cows milk for health reasons or you would like to experiment with plant based alternatives available, you may well wonder which is the best type of milk to feed your child. Most kids when past weaning should avoid milk altogether because all their nutritional requirements is provided by the food they eat. In the initial stages of changing from one type of milk to another, slowing start dilating the regular milk...

The skin is the body’s largest vital organ and accounts for approximately 15% of total body weight. If your child suffers from a skin condition such as eczema, rashes, pimples, dermatitis or acne, these are all typical signs of something else going on in their body. You may not realise there is a direct link between the health of your child’s gut and their skin and this is called the Gut-Skin Axis. If the gut is inflamed, leaky and not functioning at its best, this can negatively undermine the health of your child’s skin. Skin conditions such as eczema and rashes are often immune...