Why naturopathy for kids?
Our children deserve the best head start in life we can give them. Naturopathy comprises of nutrition, herbal medicine and lifestyle advice that works in harmony with their little bodies without any harmful side effects. Naturopathic consultations are designed to identify the cause of your child’s symptoms in order to restore their health so they can live their lives as they should – pain free and full of energy.
Naturopathy can be used to help improve –
Digestion – tummy aches, constipation, diarrhoea, bloating and gas
Immunity – frequent colds and flu, sore throats, allergies, infections
Behaviour – ADHD, autism, hyperactivity, sleep disturbances (many of these have links to digestive health)
Herbal Medicine and supplements
Herbal medicine and nutritional supplements help to compensate for any nutrient deficiencies or imbalances in their body. Herbal medicine can also be use topically without side effects.
Food is fuel. Food provides us with all the nutrients we need for our bodies to run efficiently. Children eat less quantities of food than adults so its important that every mouthful counts.
Consumption of sugar, preservatives and chemicals has increased with the introduction of processed foods. The food lines most of our supermarket shelves is so far removed from what was on the plates of our grand parents. The food that we eat, especially what we feed our kids should be as close to its natural form as possible.
It is important to start healthy habits from a young age. Teaching our children to make healthy food choices and to live active life styles gives them a great head start in life.
Many conditions faced in childhood, if not addressed correctly can continue to effect your child in the adult life. Childhood obesity, allergies and behavioural problems are on the increase and its important to try to address the cause of your child’s health problems instead of treating only the symptoms.
Naturopathy can be used as a stand alone treatment and it can also be incorporated with current medical treatment.