During pregnancy, hormonal changes suppress a woman’s immune system and can make her more susceptible to infections. Pregnant women are routinely warned about Listeriosis, an infection caused by the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes (Listeria). Listeria occurs naturally in the environment; however, some foods do carry a greater risk of contamination. While infection is uncommon, if this occurs during pregnancy, there is a high risk that it will be transmitted to your unborn child, which can lead to an increased risk of miscarriage, still birth or premature birth.You can reduce your risk of contracting this infection during pregnancy by taking simple food...

Traditional fruit jam is made with insane amounts of sugar, while this chia seed jam recipe uses very little. Chia seeds are small, flat, and ovular with a shiny and smooth texture and they range in colour from white to brown or black. These seeds are highly versatile. They can be soaked and added to porridge, made into pudding, used in baked goods, or simply sprinkled on top of salads or yogurt.Because of their ability to absorb liquid and form a gel, they can also be used to thicken sauces or as an egg replacement. Chia...

Ingredients 400mol can coconut cream1/4 cup water 45gm cornflour1 teaspoon vanilla extract1/4 teaspoon cinnamon1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup Method Pul all ingredients into saucepan over medium heat. Whisk the custard until thick and creamy, about 5 minutes. https://thechildrensnaturopath.com/#courses Children's Health - Online Learning Class 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. Every mother aspires for their child to...

Children's food intolerances or sensitivities are a common condition that impact children's health - they are essentially a chemical reaction in the gut. Unlike children's food allergies, they aren't life-threatening however their symptoms may be similar. Children's food intolerances can be very problematic for those kids affected. Children's food intolerances can be difficult to identify Identifying which food is causing your children's food intolerance can be difficult because of the following factors. Symptoms can appear within a few hours of eating the food that is triggering the reaction. But the symptoms can also be delayed by up to 48 hours.Symptoms...

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...

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...

Baby bone broth is the perfect medicine to help nurture and restore your baby's gut health and is especially important if they were born by C-section or have had a course of antibiotics. Baby bone broth is to enjoy from the age of 4 to 6+ months.  Baby bone broth is a healthy addition to just about everything you feed your infant. Add one or two tablespoons of broth to food such as veggie purees, soups, scrambled eggs, meat puree and sauce or add a sneaky mouthful to their bottle.  Prepare broth regularly and always have it on hand in...

Almonds are a healthy snack for kids to enjoy, but their hard texture can make them difficult to chew and digest. Activating nuts simply means they are soaked in water to soften them so they are easier to eat. This process can also increase your child's ability to absorb some of the nutrients contained within the nuts. Nuts are a good source of fibre, protein and healthy fats, as well as an excellent source of vitamin E, manganese and magnesium. How to Soak & Toast the nuts Soaking and activating nuts is very easy to do at...

Oats in their pure form are gluten-free. However oats are often contaminated with gluten because they are either processed, prepared or packaged alongside gluten-containing grains - wheat, rye, spelt and barley. They can also be grown with other gluten-containing crops where cross-contamination can occur. Or sometimes the sowing seed may be impure where it harbours a small amount of grains that contain gluten. Certified gluten-free oats and oatmeal are safe in most cases and are high recommended because of their benefits to supporting and restoring gut health. These delicious flourless pancakes are loaded with goodness making...

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