Stress Relief Ideas

Everybody needs some ‘me’ time in which you can do something you enjoy.  Ideally you should schedule it in its day, but our busy lifestyles often prohibit this from happening. At the very least you should have your own time once a week. Generally any kind of physical activity can help to reduce your levels […]

7 Questions to Ask Yourself the Next Time You Feel Anxious

Anxiety is often caused by unhealthy thought patterns, worries and stress. However, sometimes that uncomfortable, distressful and at times panic-inducing experience has little to do with what we’re thinking and more to do with our biochemistry or what we just ate. Sometimes, it doesn’t matter how much we “talk it out” because our anxiety has […]

Stress & the Digestive System

Stress is a normal physical “fight or flight” response to external or internal events that make you feel threatened or upset your physical or mental balance in some way. External events include work, relationships, finances, major life changes or any situation that you’re confronted with on a daily basis. Internal events determine your body’s ability […]

Ideas and recipes to get you started

Make hash browns from butternut pumpkin. Peel pumpkin, and grate into shreds with a vegetable/cheese grater. Place in pan and brown on each side. Make chips out of many vegetables including zucchini and carrots. Cut carrots into thin discs or curls with a vegetable peeler. Deep fry in until lightly brown around edge. Remove from […]

Fussy Eaters

Fussy eaters can make life difficult and frustrating. It is normal for toddlers to like some foods more than others, we all do. It becomes a problem when nutrition is compromised. Possible Causes Picky Eating Addictions to opiates (gluten/casein foods). This is primarily from eating a diet mainly containing wheat and dairy foods Addictions to […]

Healthy Lunch Box Ideas

Packing a nutritious lunch box can prove to be a challenge, especially given our busy lifestyles and limited time for food preparation. It may seem easier to grab packaged, processed snacks but this can prove to be detrimental to children’s health, due to a lack of nutrients and also exposure to a multitude of preservatives […]

Food Allergies & Food Intolerances

Is your child or baby suffering from stomach pains, bed wetting, sleep disturbances, bloating, constipation, diarrhoea, headaches, itchy skin problems, ADD? Or does your baby have inconsolable crying or reflux? They could be suffering from an intolerance to one or more foods they are eating. Food intolerances can be difficult to diagnose as symptoms can take […]

Robust Immune System

The immune system is the body’s defence against infectious organisms and other invaders, collectively called pathogens. Through a series of steps called the immune response, the immune system attacks pathogens which invade body systems and cause disease. When a child is born they have the protection of non-specific immunity. This includes physical barriers such as skin, mucus […]

Healthy kids are happy kids

We believe ‘Healthy Kids are Happy Kids’. Every parent wants their child to be healthy and happy. In order to achieve this a child needs a robust immune system, good digestion, flourishing brain development and an appropriate weight. We have a number of effective strategies which are tailored to suit a child’s individual requirements and […]

zinc & digestion

Zinc is needed for the production of stomach acid. If you don’t make stomach acid you don’t absorb zinc and vice versa.  So lack of zinc can cause lack of stomach acid, which can also occur when taking proton pump inhibitors. Problems in the digestive tract such as IBS, IBD or insufficient production of enzymes […]