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DO YOU FANCY HOLDING A ‘HEALTHY CHILD’ PARTY?

DO YOU FANCY HOLDING A ‘HEALTHY CHILD’ PARTY?

The healthychild.org has a great initiative that has been in place since 2009 called ‘Healthy Child Parties’.  The organisation supply party kit resources individuals to help them educate friends, family and co-workers about how we can protect our children so they can grow up in a healthy, safe environment.  Heres the information on how it works….. What is a Healthy Child Party?The Healthy Child P... »

Let your children go wild

Let your children go wild

The British newspaper ‘The Express’ featured a nice piece about children last week, which focused on an exciting new initiative in helping children to discover there is more to the world than computer games and television screens.  Here is what they reported…The idea of children “running wild” might not sit well with most parents but a new movement of more than 300 diverse organisations is doing j... »

Imagine your kids meditating at school

Imagine your kids meditating at school

Imagine a world where our kids learn how to meditate, express love and connect with their highest selves… at school. Imagine how peaceful, centred and creative they would be. And imagine the kind of adults they’d grow into… and the positive impact they’d have on the world. Guess what? This doesn’t have to be fantasy. Watch this powerful video to discover why: »

Study shows homeopathy is an effective treatment for ADHD

Study shows homeopathy is an effective treatment for ADHD

ADHD or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Syndrome is a complicated and often misunderstood condition. It is thought to affect between 3- 5% of children. It has also been estimated that ADHD is 3 or 4 times more common in boys than in girls. Generally, the ADHD child is unable to concentrate, is hyperactive to the point of being disruptive, and has poor school performance compared with intelligence.... »

Always go organic when it comes to these fruits and vegetables

Always go organic when it comes to these fruits and vegetables

According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, most of the food produced for human consumption is grown using pesticides. Chemical control of weeds, insects, fungi, and rodents has enabled agricultural productivity and intensity to increase. However, these economic benefits are not without their risks to human and environmental health. Small amounts of some pesticides may remain a... »

Gentle aromatherapy for babies

Gentle aromatherapy for babies

Aromatherapy is perfect for babies because they find is so settling and relaxing – just like grown ups! But if you’ve ever wondered which oils are safe to use on infants, then this piece by Penny Price, MEd (Oxon), Academy Principal and Director of Penny Price Aromatherapy Ltd,  will really help . . .    In this modern world, we are all anxious that more and more natural products are u... »

Slow cooker chicken and noodle soup – a natural cure in every mouthful

Slow cooker chicken and noodle soup – a natural cure in every mouthful

Chicken noodle soup is great comfort food on a cold winter’s day, and just the nutrition we need when illness strikes.  Have you ever tried homemade chicken noodle soup?  It tastes so much better than anything from a can, and it’s full of vitamins and minerals – an instant health boost.  Here’s an easy recipe for you to try… Ingredients (serves 6) 2 large free range chicken breasts (pr... »

Is attention-seeking a big fat lie?

Is attention-seeking a big fat lie?

You hear the phrase over and over again – ‘oh they’re just attention seeking, ignore them and they’ll soon stop’ but why do children want our attention so often? What is it that they really need?  This article in Pathways to Family Wellness issue #36 looks to uncover the roots of this common behavioral trait….. You don’t have to spend much time around parents, teachers, or experts to hear the phra... »

Girls’ knee problems are often foot-related

Girls’ knee problems are often foot-related

Here’s a great piece  from Dr Robert Weil, which any parent concerned about their child’s knee problems, should read . . .  Hey wait a minute, not only girls, but everyone! Persistent knee pain, especially when it’s not related to trauma or specific injury, is often aggravated by foot mechanics. Whether it’s the youth athlete, baby boomers, or senior citizens, foot type (fl... »

Don’t suppress a fever in your child

Don’t suppress a fever in your child

There is significant research suggesting that modern approaches to health management are potentially damaging and are having a detrimental impact on the wellbeing of our children. One area of particular concern is symptom suppression. Symptoms are a warning sign from the body that something is wrong and not the cause.  A good example of this is fever. Fever is indicative of underlying inflammation... »

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