Category: Children


March 22, 2017

Nutritional and Lifestyle Challenges for Growing Children: A Paediatric Perspective

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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

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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?

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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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August 3, 2016

Eczema – can it be avoided?

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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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July 5, 2016

OCD After a Sore Throat?

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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

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“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

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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

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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!

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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?

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  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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February 4, 2016

The Benefits of Deep Breathing

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Breathing for health would already come as no surprise to you. Failure to breathe is incompatible with sustaining life. It’s one of the major vital signs monitored in emergency rooms…

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February 3, 2016

Help For Picky Eaters

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The most common reasons for children to be picky eaters are 1. Behavioural – they may be too busy and distracted to sit down for a meal and finish it…

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January 12, 2016

Bioenergetics: The Chemical Conversions of Energy Production.

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The concept of energy for most people on a day-to day basis is an elusive one. It is that longed for health trait, presenting itself swiftly at certain points in…

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January 5, 2016

Neurotransmitters: minute chemicals delivering powerful messages

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The nervous system of human beings is undoubtedly one of the most complex and challenging systems to try and understand. Whilst we all have a good understanding of brain health,…

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December 16, 2015

Three Easy Steps Towards a Cleaner Home Environment.

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Recently there has been a flurry of research and publications on the health risks from exposure to environmental toxins. This has alarmed many parents and has made them feel powerless.…

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November 17, 2015

The Links Between Leaky Gut and Brain

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The links between ‘leaky gut’ and the nervous system. The intestines and the brain could not be further apart anatomically within our bodies. They are known to have different roles,…

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November 17, 2015

Solutions for Sleeping Problems in Children

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Sleep deprivation affects everyone negatively. But when children don’t sleep, we don’t sleep. This leads to days we really want to forget. Extremely frustrated, we have a wanting, a hoping,…

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November 17, 2015

The Interplay Between Sleep, BMI, Anxiety and Self-esteem in Children

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Children who sleep less may be prone to a higher body mass index (BMI), and increased anxiety or low self-esteem. Paradoxically, anxiety and low self-esteem may affect sleep duration and…

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October 15, 2015

Integrative Healthcare

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Mindd Foundation: Keeping you informed on integrative healthcare. The mission of Mindd Foundation is to help practitioners, carers, patients, educators and families discover, understand and implement effective integrative healthcare for…

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September 7, 2014

Our Digestive System is Designed to Absorb Nutrients and Block Out Toxins.

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Digestive Health “All diseases begin in the gut” – Hippocrates What Is It? Our digestive system is designed to absorb nutrients and block out toxins. Nutrients feed into proteins, hormones,…

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