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Antioxidants

Antioxidants

So it’s probably safe to say you’ve heard of antioxidants and know that they’re good for you. But what exactly are they? Are they just the latest health fad or are they actually beneficial to you and your children? Let’s take a look at what all...
The importance of iodine during pregnancy and childhood

The importance of iodine during pregnancy and childhood

Are you getting enough iodine in your diet? Recent studies have shown that iodine deficiency has increased dramatically in Australia and this is most concerning for pregnant/breastfeeding women and growing children. What is iodine and why is it important? Iodine...
Milestones in a baby’s development

Milestones in a baby’s development

Milestones are used as an indication for the progression of development. Many parents can become overly concerned and fearful when their child takes a little longer to master a skill. It is important to remember that every child is different and the achievement of milestones can differ by months…

10 simple ways to boost your child’s immune system

10 simple ways to boost your child’s immune system

By following these simple steps, you will streng then your child’s defenses against illness, so they can spend more time enjoying life and less time feeling sick. Breastfeeding Breast milk is the best immune boosting and protecting food source for...
Australian children are not getting enough essential omega-3 fatty acids

Australian children are not getting enough essential omega-3 fatty acids

Australian children are not getting enough essential omega-3 fatty acids, a recent study has found [1]. This raises many health concerns, in particular the link between a low intake of omega-3 fatty acids and the rising prevalence of learning and behavioural...
Ginkgo Biloba, a herb for the brain and cardiovascular health

Ginkgo Biloba, a herb for the brain and cardiovascular health

Many herbs come and go depending on trends and new research, however ginkgo biloba has proven to be a consistently recognizable therapeutic herb within the healthcare community, with many clinical applications. Originating two hundred million years ago,...
Interesting facts about the brain

Interesting facts about the brain

First fact: The human brain contains more than 100,000,000,000 neurons (100 billion) at birth Second fact: - By 8 months of age, the human brain has established over 1,000 trillion connections (synapses). - The number of connections decline with age,...
Childhood Obesity

Childhood Obesity

Keeping “baby fat” for too long can put a child’s health at risk. How can you help your child get fit and maintain a healthy weight into adulthood? The following steps may be helpful: Be Active! Get your family focused on fitness. Go...
What is Lactoferrin?

What is Lactoferrin?

Lactoferrin is a protein that is produced most abundantly in breast milk (in particular colostrum, the first milk produced after birth). However, it is also present in our saliva, tears, mucus and white blood cells. So what exactly is it doing in all these obscure places? Lactoferrin is part of your immune system to fight off many different types of infections.

Building Strong Bones

Building Strong Bones

Our bones play very important roles in general movement, posture and protecting vital organs. As we get older and suffer from joint and movement pain, bone fractures and osteoporosis we often wonder “why, oh why did I not look after my bones?” A crucial period to influence bone strength and avoid all these problems is in the early stages of growing up when bones are still developing.