Category: Children


November 21, 2017

How to Prevent Recurrent Ear Infections

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Ear infections are often a challenge for children and families alike. There are many causes – and fortunately a number of good solutions that can bring relief and contribute to…

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November 16, 2017

How to Reduce Arsenic in Rice to Protect your Family

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What we now know about Arsenic in Rice has developed a lot with recent studies. Dr Leila Mason shares important information here, especially about how rice selection and cooking methods…

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November 14, 2017

Zinc Deficiency is More Common Than You Think

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You have likely heard about the dangers of calcium or even magnesium deficiency, but zinc deficiency not so much. This leads many people to believe that zinc deficiency is either…

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September 20, 2017

Eczema – can it be avoided?

Jacinta

The bad news is that eczema is increasingly common and makes children miserable – they don’t sleep well, they itch, they suffer and they become irritable. Australia and New Zealand…

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June 13, 2017

Heal The Gut and Improve Your Mood – Four Steps to Good Brain Health

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The Gut-Brain Axis builds on the idea that our gut influences our neurobiology – heal the gut for good brain health. This axis involves chemical signals that occur between the gastrointestinal tract…

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May 5, 2017

Integrating Energy Medicine and Herbal Therapies for Wellbeing and Vitality

Jacinta

Rob Santich is a practising Naturopath specialising in Energy Medicine, Herbal Medicine and Paediatrics. He is the co-author of the recently published authoritative text, Healthy Children: Optimising Children’s Health with…

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April 12, 2017

American Researchers Find Blood Test to Detect Autism

Jacinta

Autism is usually diagnosed through behaviour and psychological assessments. There has been an increasing amount of research that validates tests that can detect Autism. Dr Leila Masson reports on this…

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April 6, 2017

Truly Remarkable Results Achieved with a Good Diet: A Surprise or Not?

Jacinta

Sydney-based GP, Dr Robyn Cosford has been compiling research over many years, and as a mother of five, she recognised the association between diet and behaviour long before she had…

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April 5, 2017

Understand the Interaction between Nutrition and Genes

Jacinta

Nutrigenomics has become an important scientific study that involves the interaction of nutrition and genes. The primary focus is on the prevention or treatment of disease, and achieving the best…

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March 30, 2017

Dietary and Nutritional Protocols for Pyroluria lead to Happier Kids

Jacinta

Pyroluria (Pyrroles disorder) is a genetic and biochemical imbalance affecting the haemoglobin pathway. This biochemical imbalance results in greater than normal excretion of the essential nutrients zinc and vitamin B6.…

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March 30, 2017

Combating Constipation in Kids: Understand the Causes

Jacinta

There are a few tell-tale signs that a child is suffering from constipation. Unfinished Business on the Toilet Apart from the obvious discomfort, they will have problems moving their bowels…

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March 22, 2017

Nutritional and Lifestyle Challenges for Growing Children: A Paediatric Perspective

Jacinta

Dr Leila Masson is an integrative paediatrician who combines Western medicine with a nutritional, environmental and biomedical approach in her practice. Challenges for Growing Children A growing child may exhibit…

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March 1, 2017

How Gut Flora can Impact Children’s Behaviour

Jacinta

The Gut Flora–Disease Connection There has been an increasing amount of talk about the connection between our gut flora and disease. Dr Leila Masson reports on this important research… Gut…

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November 8, 2016

The hazards of gluten sensitivity – can grains affect the brain? Are your children at risk?

Jacinta

The hazards of gluten sensitivity – can grains affect the brain?  Are your children at risk? Gluten sensitivity is a term that is being heard more and more. But what…

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July 5, 2016

OCD After a Sore Throat?

Jacinta

In my practice I regularly see children who have all of a sudden become very anxious. They present with a change in personality from a confident and happy child to…

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June 1, 2016

Developmental Disorders

Jacinta

“Sometimes, real superheroes live in the hearts of small children fighting big battles”- Autism Spectrum Disorder, Through My Eyes. Neurological conditions are a key aspect of the work of the…

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April 21, 2016

Preconception Care – Enhancing Your Fertility and Baby’s Health

Jacinta

What is preconception care? Preconception care is an extremely important and often greatly underestimated step in preparing to conceive a baby. It is an opportunity for you and your partner…

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April 7, 2016

Metabolic Disorders: Part Two

Jacinta

In Part One of this article, the breadth of metabolic disorders was discussed. The important take away points from Part One included the following: Metabolism is the sum total of…

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March 31, 2016

Treat your anxiety to a good meal!

Jacinta

Teenagers and young adults are facing an epidemic of anxiety: 25% of American 13 to 18 year olds suffer from anxiety and in Australia a study from 2008 showed that…

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March 8, 2016

Supplements: Hype or Helpful?

Jacinta

  In an ideal world, people all over the world would be able to obtain the nutrition they require from diet alone. So many factors (no matter what country you…

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