The word vitamin derives in part from ‘vita’ meaning ‘life.  Vitamins are vital for life. Vitamins fall into two categories: Water-soluble & Fat-soluble Water-Soluble Vitamins Water-soluble vitamins include vitamin C, choline and all the B complex vitamins.  They are classed as water-soluble because they dissolve in water before being absorbed into the bloodstream.  They are generally nontoxic because they do not get stored.  Instead, the body absorbs the vitamins it requires and excretes what is not needed as waste product in the urine.  Therefore, water-soluble vitamins need to be replenished every day. Fat-Soluble Vitamins Fat-soluble vitamins include vitamins A, D, E and K; they dissolve...

This Recommended Daily Allowance chart represents the daily intake of vitamins and minerals considered the minimum amount required for good health. Nutrient0 – 6 months7 – 12 months1 – 3 years4 – 8 yearsVitamin A400 ug500 ug300 ug400 ugVitamin C40 mg50 mg15 mg25 mgVitamin D5 ug5 ug5 ug5 ugVitamin E4 mg5 mg6 mg7 mgVitamin K2.0 ug2.5 ug30 ug55 ugVitamin B1 – Thiamine0.2 mg0.3 mg0.5 mg0.6 mgVitamin B2 – Riboflavin0.3 mg0.4 mg0.5 mg0.6 mgVitamin B3 – Niacin2 mg4 mg6 mg8 mgVitamin B5 – Pantothenic acid1.7 mg1.8 mg2 mg3 mgVitamin B6 – Pyridoxine0.1 mg0.3 mg0.5 mg0.6 mgVitamin B9 – Folate65 ug80 ug150 ug200...

Natural Immunity Natural immunity also known as innate immunity or non-specific immunity is a mechanical barrier and the first line of defence against bad bacteria . It involves spontaneous and rapid immune response using molecules that are designed to know whether a dangerous invader is present, rather than long lasting protection. It is the protection provided by the skin, respiratory tract (lungs) and in the gut wall. For example, actions such as coughing and sneezing are the immune system’s way of expelling the virus or bacteria from the nose and throat . Tears clear the eyes of dust and other irritants,...

It can be surprising to find out how much sugar is hidden in some of the popular beverages kids love to drink.  And we mistakenly think these drinks are a nutritious choice for our children to enjoy. How to work out how much sugar is in your child's favourite drink A good way to determine how much sugar is in your child's favourite drink is to look at the nutritional panel.  4 grams of sugar is equivalent to 1 teaspoon. Examples of Sugar Content in popular drinks Each one of the samples listed below contains up to 8 teaspoons of sugar: ✅ Soda/soft drinks ✅ Flavoured milk  ✅...

Fiona is a respected Naturopath and Nutritionist, trained and experienced health coach, educator, mentor and author.  Fiona has over 20 years of Natural Medicine industry wisdom combined with a successful practice and 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.  After nearly two decades of owning and directing one of Australia’s largest natural medicine clinics, she understood it was time to begin empowering families to transform their children’s health through education.  For the past 4 years she has been wholeheartedly committed to researching and...

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

To keep your child’s health in tip-top shape make sure these foods are on their plate every day to either heal their leaky-gut or prevent it from becoming leaky in the first place.                   FOOD                                 BENEFITS Grass-fed Meat Meat from grass-fed animals contains healthy fats called omega-3 oils.  These fats help to reduce inflammation throughout the body to support a leak-proof gut wall and they also have amazing properties to support healthy brain function.  Additional benefits of feeding your child protein (meat) is it supports their growing process and builds strong muscles.  Protein also keeps them fuller for longer and stops the urge to...

  You may think you are buying ‘healthy’ food when you see catch phrases on packaged food such as; ✅ Low fat ✅ Low calorie ✅ All natural ✅ Energy boosting ✅ Sugar-free ✅ Good source of fibre ✅ Multi-grain ✅ Antioxidants ✅ No trans-fats ✅ Sports drink   However, be aware when reading these cleverly marketed slogans because the information is often misleading.   Learning the ground rules to understand the information on nutritional panels is the only way to decipher what is in the product and this can also be confusing.  The best approach is to compare similar brands alternatives to select the healthiest choice for your child.  The only way to match up...

I recently did the class (Building Healthier Kids). Not only was the content fascinating it was been incredibly useful on my journey to healing my son's gut. My son started to develop mild autistic symptoms when he was 18 months old and I'm so excited to say that since following Fiona's tips and recipes. I have already seen an improvement in his behaviour. Fiona has been really helpful answering all the questions I've had too. Could not recommend the class more! Thank you! S.A. Greece. ⁣ Naturopathy Can Help With the Following Childhood Conditions Fiona provides tailored health plans based on a...

 Testimonial "Building Healthier Kids" is filling a gap that parents have about everyday issues which compromise the physical and psychological wellbeing of their most precious asset-their kids. The Kids Immune Diet (KID) program helps children develop greater resilience to stress, infections, pollution and allergies. Changing just a few things can produce dramatic results. Having an emotional stable and physically healthy child is what all parents strive to achieve. Now its possible through the wisdom of Fiona's 20 years of clinical experience instilled into this book"Mike Curley - Nutritional Scientist responsible for developing Metagenics/Inner Health products in Australia.   Testimonial Building Healthier Kids is a reliable and indispensable instruction manual on how to best care for your children.  This compendium offers...

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