There are lots of coughs, colds, and flu at this time of year. Another common infection you’ll often see in children is croup. Generally, croup will be a once-off, but some kids are prone to recurrent infection. The good news is that there are natural croup treatment and prevention strategies that can help. Watch the…

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Asthma is on the rise in Australia. Over 11% of the population has asthma, but many struggle to manage the symptoms, particularly over winter. Let’s take a closer look at asthma, causes and triggers that make symptoms worse, why medications are only alleviating symptoms, and how natural treatment options can address the underlying causes. Watch…

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When the weather gets colder, I have dozens of parents asking me if they should give their children a flu shot. When it comes to the flu vaccine for kids, there is no right or wrong answer. Every parent needs to weigh up the risks and benefits for their kids. To make an informed decision…

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Everyone either has a child or knows a child who has had warts! Much like molluscum, these unsightly skin growths are not particularly harmful. But they do spread like wildfire – particularly when it comes to warts on kids. Because warts aren’t harmful, they can just be left alone if you prefer. In fact, 65%…

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Has your child come down with molluscum contagiosum? This common childhood infection might not be particularly harmful, but it is highly contagious. The good news is that there are natural remedies that can help your child to recover quickly from the infection. There are also ways to minimise the spread of infection if your child…

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An elimination diet is often recommended by a variety of health practitioners for different symptoms. Digestive issues like constipation, diarrhoea and bloating might improve with an elimination diet. They can also help with skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis, and even benefit those with asthma and hayfever. But over time, elimination diets can become…

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Many parents are aware that children need to eat a balanced diet with plenty of nutrients to support their growth and development. But one of the most essential nutrients for general wellbeing is something you can’t get through the diet. So if you want to raise healthy, happy kids, it’s crucial to understand the importance…

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It’s often during the tail end of winter that kids can get sick often. But just because the season is nearly over, it doesn’t mean you just have to grin and bear it. There’s still time to boost your kid’s immune system naturally. Over winter, I’ve seen a lot of kids who have had recurrent…

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Kids get sick, and they run fevers. But as parents, we can be prone to a bit of fever phobia. Many parents believe that if a fever is not treated with medications, there are high risks of serious side effects. This simply is not true! Treating fever in children doesn’t have to involve Panadol or…

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