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 […]

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. […]