Childhood encompasses a period of immense growth, not just physically, but emotionally and mentally as well. The developing nervous system is highly sensitive to external influences, and while some children adapt to these influences or stressors, other children do not adapt so easily. Accordingly, anxiety, irritability, hyperactivity, sleep disturbances and changes to mood may develop in children.
As thyroid dysfunction continues to rise, so too does the number of patients presenting with partial or complete removal of the thyroid gland - how do we support this naturopathically?
Research continues to draw links between a healthy gut flora, overall health and the role diet and environment have to play in influencing gut flora diversity and numbers.1
Partially hydrolysed guar gum (PHGG) is a prebiotic fibre that has been shown to enhance bifidobacterium and lactobacilli species as well as short chain fatty acids in the colon.
Many Australian children are not meeting the current recommendations for various nutrients fundamental for their growth and development.