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 […]

How to Restore and Maintain a Healthy Gut

The first step in maintaining a healthy gut is to avoid all of the things listed in the ‘Why is the GUT so important’ article e.g. avoid taking antibiotics and pharmaceutical drugs. Sometimes these are necessary, so when you do take them, take a good quality probiotic supplement, especially during and after for a few weeks.  However, at times […]

why is the gut so important?

Hippocrates wrote over 2,000 years ago that “ALL DISEASES BEGIN IN THE GUT.’ The GUT is responsible for normal gastrointestinal function: it contains more than 80% of our immune system; it provides protection from infection; regulates metabolism; makes vitamins our bodies need and utilize, such as B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, A & K. […]

dry skin brushing

When we think about detoxification we often think it’s all about the liver. However, our skin plays a major role in the elimination of toxins and therefore its health is important to ensure effective detoxification. The accumulation of dead skin cells decreases the skin’s ability to perform this very important function. Dry skin brushing helps […]