Children’s health and natural medicine
Mums and Dads bring their children to my clinic for help with a wide variety of different health issues. Skin problems are common and although cortisone cream is effective temporarily, the problem often returns. The suppression of eczema with cortisone cream may result in the development of respiratory conditions, which is another area that I am often asked to help with. Babies with coughs and colds can have difficulty breathing and by helping to clear their airways both baby and mother breathe easier. School sores can be distressing and recurring boils may cause great discomfort to children. Ear problems are common and although antibiotics are used to remove any infection in the ear they are also destructive to good bacteria in the digestive system. This results in an overgrowth of bad bacteria in the digestive system and as the ear, nose, and throat are all connected this overgrowth in bacteria can lead to further ear problems. Paracetamol is commonly used to eliminate fevers but excessive use can also disrupt digestive health. Fevers are produced by the body to kill invading bacteria and viruses so, provided the temperature is not excessive, a fever should be allowed to help you overcome the illness. A discorded digestive system may result in constipation or diarrhoea and also a failure of a child to grow and gain weight. Recurring eye inflammation is condition I often see along with allergies and food intolerances. Childhood behavioural issues, sometimes related to hormonal imbalance, may also inspire parents to seek my assistance.