I talk to people about food and health, most days. I discuss how one affects the other, and why it’s important to be aware of this link. However, what we also all need to be aware of are the chemicals and preservatives found in our foods – often without us knowing – that can result […]
One of the things I’m most passionate about is instilling good health values in our children, ensuring their future health is built on strong foundations. We all want our kids to be as happy, healthy and bright as possible – and if the whole family can benefit, even better! Children are complex little individuals and, just like adults, require patience and understanding when managing their health. Common conditions that respond very well to natural medicine (even in babies) include reflux, stomach upsets, recurrent infections, skin inflammation, concentration and behavioural problems.
Look, we all need to eat better. Well most of us do, or at least could, if only we would. It seems obvious to say that eating healthy food will give you better health. But I feel like I need to keep delivering this message, regularly and in attention seeking ways, as I see and […]
Do you have kids? Are they healthy? Do they eat well? Controversial question: do they take supplements? In my opinion, supplements are excellent and can be highly beneficial. When taken appropriately, that is; not if they are used in order to supplant healthy diet and lifestyle habits. Supplements should run alongside healthy practices, not make […]
I do like to bang on about food and nutrition. It’s because I really believe in the importance of good nutrition for good health. Particularly now, at this time in history, when so many of us suffer the burden of preventable chronic disease. What’s more, we’re passing the baton onto our kids. Our smalls! The […]
It’s sometimes a battle to ensure your children eat healthy meals and try new foods. This can be incredibly stressful for parents and family members, who want nothing more than for their kids to be healthy and well. Food battles can also be stressful for the children waging war, as they work hard to establish new […]
Ooooh it’s that time of year: lurgy time. Everyone seems to be sniffling and coughing and succumbing to all sorts of infections. Over the past few weeks we’ve had a huge influx of people coming through the clinic with these symptoms. We’re also seeing a lot of people who are surrounded by sick co-workers and […]
The recent extreme weather events have certainly taken up a lot of our time and attention over the past month. It seems that now, hopefully, things are starting to calm down and settle back into some semblance of normalcy. It feels like the season has fallen back into its usual habit too, with ‘real’ summer […]
A new study out of the States has just been published (or, in fact, is just about to be published) looking at the impact of food and food changes on the intestinal bacteria of infants. The researchers monitored changes in bowel flora from birth to toddler-hood, noting that the most significant changes occurred when new […]
One of the most useful tools in naturopathic practice is herbal medicine – a fact to which many of our patients can attest! Infants and children can be given herbal medicine, completely safely – in fact, children respond very well to herbal treatment.