Over the years of treating many clients children and spending time in Kindergartens, playgroups and school with my own children I regularly hear parents discussing issues they have with their children…
Do these sound familiar toyou?
“MY CHILD HAS PROBLEMS WITH BEDWETTING”
“MY CHILD HAS PROBLEMS WITH ECZEMA”
“MY CHILD HAS PROBLEMS WITH ASTHMA”
“MY CHILD HAS LEARNING DIFFICULTIES”
“MY CHILD STRUGGLES WITH SITTING STILL OR PAYING ATTENTION”
“MY CHILD DISPLAY’S REGULAR DEFIANT BEHAVIOUR”
“MY CHILD MISBEHAVE’S REGULARLY”
“MY CHILD SUFFERS FROM HYPERACTIVITY”
“MY CHILD HAS DIGESTIVE PROBLEMS SUCH AS DIARRHOEA AND/OR CONSTIPATION”
It may not be their fault. It might actually be the fault of the artificial colours, flavours and preservatives in their diet. There is a body of evidence suggesting learning and behavioural disorders can be exacerbated by artificial additives in food. Many parents of children with learning or behaviour issues suspect that their child is reacting to something in their diet, bu...
Upon rising each morning, drink a large glass of water with the juice of a lemon or a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar with the mother. Wait half an hour before eating breakfast.
Try to leave 5 hours in-between each meal to allow your last meal to be completely digested.
Breakfast: A green smoothie – Here’s a recipe to one of my favourites!
Chai spiced green smoothie
1 tin of coconut cream
1 bunch of washed english spinach
3 bananas (optional – frozen)
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
2 teaspoons of vanilla essence
1/4 teaspoon of ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon of ground cardamon
1/2 teaspoon of turmeric
2 cups of coconut water
Combine in thermomix or high speed blender for 1 minute on 7,or until smooth.
Options: Replace banana with other fruits such as kiwi, pineapple, apple, mango, passionfruit, frozen berries, or whatever else is in season.
Spinach can be replaced with any leafy green vegetable. Other mild flavoured green leaves are kale, lettuce, swiss chard. Strong...
Here’s the naturopathic how to guide to a detox diet…
There are many reasons why detoxification may be necessary for you to enable you to reach or maintain a state of optimal wellness. Some of these reasons are within our control, such as poor diet and alcohol intake, whereas some factors are out of our control such as air pollution and toxins which are produced during digestive processes. In a healthy person, these toxins are mostly easily dealt with and detoxified via the kidneys and liver, however years of toxic accumulation and impaired functioning of these organs, can gradually start to affect our health and manifest as signs such as fatigue, premature ageing, bloating, weight gain, headaches, nausea and more.
Instead of restricting your diet and making adetox difficult, it is important to focus on replacing unhealthy options with healthy ones and ensurin...