Offering a unique reference point on alternative medicine and complementary therapies.

Posts Tagged "childrens health"

Tips for planning a healthy diet

There is so much advice these days about how to eat healthy, but here are our top tips for planning a healthy diet for you and your family: A healthy breakfast can jumpstart your metabolism, and eating small, healthy meals throughout the day (rather than the standard three large meals) keeps your energy up and your metabolism going. Every change you make to improve...

Read More

Can Fish Oils During Pregnancy Prevent Baby Eczema

Fish oils have been found to protect unborn babies from eczema. The Australian scientists have discovered that mothers who took omega 3 supplements were less likely to have babies with eczema. Studies have found that taking omega 3 supplements during pregnancy also resulted in a 50 per cent less chance of developing intolerance to eggs. Researchers at Adelaide...

Read More

One in Four Toddlers Have a Vitamin D Deficiency

Latest research has found that one in four toddlers in the UK are lacking in vitamin D. This vitamin D deficiency can lead to various illnesses and health conditions such as weak bones and in severe cases rickets disease. A more concerning statistic was that more than half of healthcare professionals are also unaware of these guidelines. This indicates that the...

Read More
Vitamin D can reduce the risk of mental illness in children

Vitamin D can reduce the risk of mental illness in children

Are your children getting enough sunshine? A new study has found that children with low levels of the “sunshine vitamin”, vitamin D, are more likely to suffer with depression in later life. Children who had the highest levels of this vitamin were found to have a 10 per cent lower risk of developing mental illness. The Daily Mail has reported the Children of the...

Read More
Childhood Obesity… and what we should be doing about it!

Childhood Obesity… and what we should be doing about it!

New figures have revealed that one in three children is overweight when they leave primary school at the age of 11. These new statistics are very alarming, especially as a fifth of these children are classified as clinically obese. This is quite a scary rise in childhood obesity. Health experts have warned that many of these children will remain overweight for the...

Read More
Homeopathy for Temper Tantrums

Homeopathy for Temper Tantrums

Temper tantrums or outbursts of anger, shouting, screaming and crying are unfortunately common occurrences for many young children.  There are many reasons why children may throw temper tantrums, and these situations need to be addressed before giving any remedies. However it is sometimes possible to seek help in homeopathy for temper tantrums. Teaching children how...

Read More

Can Vitamin C help Childhood Asthma?

Researchers from Tanta University in Egypt and the University of Helsinki in Finland have found that vitamin C can help children with childhood asthma. The study was conducted on 60 asthmatic children aged 7-10 years. The study found that by giving 200mg of vitamin C to an asthmatic child can increase lung capacity by 37 percent. This positive result was greater in...

Read More

Homeopathic remedies for after child vaccinations

Vaccination is a very controversial and difficult decision that many parents face. There is a lot of conflicting information regarding the safety and efficacy of childhood vaccines. One of the main issues regarding childhood vaccines is the amount of vaccines that babies are exposed to, even before their immune systems are fully developed. On average a baby will...

Read More

Homeopathic remedies for glue ear

Glue ear is a condition that is very common in young children and infants. Approximately four in five children will have had the condition by the age of 5. The medical term for glue ear is otitis media with effusion. This condition is generally caused by repeated middle ear infections resulting in an accumulation of sticky fluid behind the ear drum. There are a...

Read More