Fat-soluble vitamins dissolve in fats and oils.  They are abundant in high fat foods and are more easily absorbed into the bloodstream when they are eaten with fat.  Examples of healthy dietary fat includes cheese, eggs, fatty fish, nuts, avocados, extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil and full-fat yoghurt.   Health Benefits of Vitamin D For Healthy Children This vitamin has multiple roles in the body including supporting the health of the immune system to protect against illness and disease (especially auto-immune conditions).  Vitamin D maintains the health of growing bones and teeth by aiding the absorption of calcium and phosphorus.  It supports...

Fat-soluble vitamins dissolve in fats and oils.  They are abundant in high fat foods and are more easily absorbed into the bloodstream when they are eaten with fat.  Examples of healthy dietary fat includes cheese, eggs, fatty fish, nuts, avocados, extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil and full-fat yoghurt.   Health Benefits of Vitamin E for children's natural health A key vitamin for building a strong immune system to help fight infections. Vitamin E also keeps the blood vessels wide open so that blood can freely deliver oxygen and nutrients throughout the body.  Vitamin E is essential for healthy skin and eyes, it’s a...

Fat-soluble vitamins dissolve in fats and oils.  They are abundant in high fat foods and are more easily absorbed into the bloodstream when they are eaten with fat.  Examples of healthy dietary fat includes cheese, eggs, fatty fish, nuts, avocados, extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil and full-fat yoghurt.   Health Benefits of Vitamin A for optimal children's health Vitamin A is required to build new bone during periods of growth and for strong healthy teeth.  It’s also necessary for skin health and wound healing; it stimulates the growth of healthy skin including healthy mucous membranes that line the nose, eyes, respiratory system...

Fat-soluble vitamins dissolve in fats and oils.  They are abundant in high fat foods and are more easily absorbed into the bloodstream when they are eaten with fat.  Examples of healthy dietary fat includes cheese, eggs, fatty fish, nuts, avocados, extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil and full-fat yoghurt.   Health Benefits of Vitamin K for Optimal Children's Health Vitamin K plays an important role in blood clotting to prevent excessive bleeding after injury.  It is also helpful for bone health and helps to build stronger and denser bones to reduce the risk of fractures.  Vitamin K is required as an important adjunct...

Choline helps make and release a neurotransmitter called acetylcholine which is vital for normal brain development, nerve function, muscle movement and supports optimal energy levels.  Choline also plays an important role in metabolising and transporting fats around the body.   Foods high in vitamin C for Healthy Children This is a list of the top foods high in choline to support your child's health. ✅ Liver ✅ Eggs ✅ Raw cauliflower ✅ Mushrooms ✅ Dark leafy greens ✅ Shellfish ✅ Asparagus ✅ Brussel sprouts ✅ Bok choy ✅ Fish   Deficiency Signs | Kids Natural therapies Here is a list of common deficiency signs your child may display if they are low in choline. ✅ Low energy...

Who says you can’t have biscuits for breakfast! These nutritious gut friendly ingredients are a bowl of goodness made into delicious biscuits the whole family will love Ingredients 3 cups rolled oats 1 cup ripe bananas, mashed 1 cup almond meal ½ cup coconut, shredded or desiccated 2/3 cup good quality honey or maple syrup 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1/3 cup dried fruit (sultanas, currents, apricots or goji berries) 1/3 cup seeds (pumpkin, sesame or sunflower) ½ cup coconut oil or olive oil, lightly flavoured Method Preheat oven to 180oC (350oF) and line 2 baking trays with baking paper. Add all the ingredients together in a large bowl and mix together...

Preconception care for couples Conception involves both female and male partners equally. That’s why it’s essential to support the health of both parents in the time leading up to conception, in order to give your new baby the very best start in life. The preconception journey is an opportunity to lay the foundations for a healthy pregnancy, birth and of course, a beautiful, healthy child. This phase can also be a challenge for the 1 in 6 couples affected by fertility issues. Aim for at least four months prior to conception to influence pregnancy outcomes, and the health of the...

When the weather warms up, cool down with these delicious fruit-filled icy treats healthy children will love.  Not only are mangos deliciously sweet and succulent, but they may well be the unsung king of fruit because they are power packed with more than 20 different vitamins and minerals. Ingredients 2 large mangos, chopped 2 cups coconut milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 tablespoon grass-fed gelatine powder (optional) Method Blend ingredients for about 1 minute or until smooth and creamy. Pour into Popsicle moulds and freeze until frozen. Serves:  4 Fiona's Tip:  Grass-fed gelatine improves gut integrity and digestive strength.  This helps to support a robust children’s immune system and optimal...

During this 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 this 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.   Fiona successfully treats the following children’s conditions:...

Fiona is a respected Paediatric Naturopath and Children’s Nutritionist, trained and experienced health coach, educator, mentor and author.  Fiona has a career spanning over 20 years and gained a wealth of wisdom in the Natural Medicine industry combined with a successful private practice alongside extensive clinical experience. She has successfully treated thousands of patients for a wide-range of conditions focusing on gut health utilising evidence-based naturopathic philosophy alongside integrative nutrition and Western herbal medicine. Fiona is wholeheartedly committed to researching and writing about the crisis facing children’s health.  She has gained specialised training with the Medical Academy of Paediatric Special Needs (MAPS)...

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