Recipe to Support Children's Health Fermented veggies such as these delicious slightly sweet carrots sticks contain all the goodness friendly bacteria has to offer. These yummy carrots are easyto make and perfect to serve on their own or as a snack paired with hummus, guacamole or other yummy dip. Ingredients 4 medium sized carrots, peeled and cut into sticks.Filtered water2 cinnamon sticksFinely grated zest from 1 orange¼ cup coconut water kefir or starter culture*Cabbage leaves Method Place the carrots, cinnamon, orange zest and coconut kefir in a sterilised 1 litre jar. Add the filtered water so the carrots are completely covered bythe liquid, leaving 3-4...

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...

Chocolate Base 200g good quality white chocolate 2 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil 50g good quality dark chocolate (70%+) Toppers 2 tablespoons dried mango 2 tablespoons crushed pistachios   Method Heat water in a pan and melt the white chocolate in a bowl over the heat. Stir in the extra virgin olive oil. Pour the mixture onto a lined baking tray and thinly spread the chocolate-coated mix and sprinkle on the toppers. Place in the fridge for a few minutes to set. Meanwhile, in a separate bowl, melt the dark chocolate over the saucepan of simmering water. Once the white chocolate is firm, drizzle on the dark chocolate place in the fridge for...

Ingredients 1½ cups rolled oats or “oat flakes” or quinoa flakes 1 tsp ground cinnamon 2 large ripe bananas 4 tbsp melted coconut oil ¼ cup sunflower seeds ¼ cup pumpkin seeds ½ cup chopped medjool dates ¼ cup chopped dried mango ½ cup chocolate chips Makes 8 Bars Method Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Grease an 8-inch square baking dish or line with parchment paper. In a food processor, blitz oats until coarsely ground (they don’t have to be finely ground. It’s okay if you see some bits). In a large bowl, combine ground oats and cinnamon. In a small bowl, mash bananas with a fork. Add melted coconut oil and mix together. Add...

To Dairy or Not To Dairy? Whilst avoiding dairy has never been easier or tastier, some may be avoiding it due to an underlying issue within their body, such as poor digestive health, intolerance or allergy. Diary Intolerance symptoms include: bloating cramping diarrhea skin issues Dairy Free Smoothie Recipe Ingredients 1 frozen banana ½ tsp cinnamon 1 tsp honey 1 serve pea protein powder 1 cup dairy-free milk Ice (optional) Method Place all ingredients into a blender Blend together until combined Pour into glass, top with extra cinnamon if desired Enjoy! Naturopathy Can Help With the following childhood conditions Fiona provides tailored health plans based on a multitude of factors relevant to your child’s symptomology (how they are feeling), pathology...

Bolognese sauce is full of goodness and flavour and a firm family favourite in most households. The beauty with this recipe is its rich in fibre thanks to the added vegetables and beans to support friendly bacteria living in your child's gut. Ingredients 1 kg good quality minced beef 2 400g tin cannellini or borlotti beans, drained and rinsed 1 onion, finely chopped 1 leek, white part only, finely chopped 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped 2 carrots, peeled and grated 2 zucchinis, peeled and grated 1 clove garlic, crushed 1 400g can chopped tomatoes 1 cup gluten free vegetable stock or Gut Healing Bone Broth Pinch of sea salt Pepper to taste Method Heat...

The amount of sugar consumed by children is at it's highest levels in history. This can mostly be attributed to the enormous increase in processed food and sugary drinks lining the supermarket shelves. Sugar is included as an ingredient in most pre-packaged, processed and junk food and drinks and it's insidious. As a result, as our children's sugar consumption has increased, so has their rates of common childhood illness, including obesity with 1 in 4 children now classified as overweight or obese. Sugar tantrums If you notice that your child’s temperament changes throughout the day, beginning with their adorable ‘normal’ behaviour which...

Try these delicious and nutritious fruity mango bars your kids will love. Kids Health Benefits of Mango Mango is low in calories yet high in nutrients — particularly vitamin C, which aids immunity, iron absorption and growth and repair. Mango is a good source of folate, several B vitamins, as well as vitamins A, C, K and E — all of which help boost immunity. Mango has over a dozen different type of polyphenols, including mangiferin, which is especially powerful. Polyphenols function as antioxidants inside your body. Mango contains magnesium, potassium and the antioxidant mangiferin, which all support healthy heart function. INGREDIENTS ...

Junk food is just about everywhere and the availability and convenience makes it difficult to avoid or limit. Follow our handy tips to help wean your child off highly processed food – Let the battle begin! 1. Clean out the pantry Throw out all processed foods including chips, biscuits and sweets from your kitchen cupboards. 2. Replace processed food with healthier options Get your cupboard and fridge whole food ready with a selection of healthy options your child will enjoy. (check out the pantry staples list blog coming up next)! 3. Get the whole family involved Everyone in the family needs to be committed to a...

Your child’s body cannot produce all the vitamins it needs to function properly, they have to eat them. An easy enough task you say, but with the confusing labelling on manufactured and processed foods, it’s difficult for parents to really know if what they are feeding their children is truly going to benefit their health now and into their future. Vitamins are organic nutrients essential for life and your child needs them to ensure they enjoy the best health possible.   Nutritional Deficiencies A nutritional deficiency occurs either because the body doesn’t receive enough nutrients in the food they eat or because of poor...

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