Babies and Childrens Health

Most parents aspire to raising a happy, healthy child. By carefully looking after our children’s diet and lifestyle and through proper care during illness, we can help raise our children to achieve their highest health potential. 

In modern society, our children are being constantly exposed to health challenges. A typical child and their developing immune system are exposed to overly refined foods, excessive sugar, artificial flavourings, colourings, preservatives, pesticides, herbicides, second-hand smoke, environmental poisons, vaccinations, antibiotics and other pharmaceutical medicines. This can create a toxic effect on children and contributes to many health problems. 

Children’s health problems are not only a problem for the child’s growth and development but can also cause a significant amount of stress for their parents. Naturopathic treatment aims to find and address the cause of the problem and provide individual and lasting treatment for your child or family. 

Introducing Solids

Belinda is passionate about boosting the immune systems of babies and children and helping them avoid or overcome allergies and intolerances. Before introducing solids to your baby, Belinda is available to discuss the most appropriate foods and the way to introduce them to help avoid potential allergies. 

Consultation and treatment

The initial consultation will involve a thorough case history and dietary assessment. Belinda aims to educate both the child and their parents to ensure an understanding of the problem as well as explaining the reason behind each aspect of treatment. Testing for allergies, live blood screening, hair mineral analysis, stool or blood testing may be ordered depending on the individual case. 

Treatment methods may include dietary and nutritional supplements, herbal medicine, homeopathics and flower essences in addition to diet and lifestyle modifications. Changing a child’s diet and lifestyle can at times be difficult, however Belinda will help you and your child to make gradual changes which can create a significant difference. 

Among the many conditions treated by Belinda are:

  • Colic and reflux
  • Food allergies and intolerances
  • Ear and sinus infections
  • Eczema and rashes
  • Asthma
  • ADHD and behavioural disorders
  • Autism and Asperger’s syndrome
  • Poor immunity
  • Colds and flu