Childhood obesity is a serious health issue and an early risk factor for obesity in adulthood, leading to morbidity and mortality. The odds ratio of obese toddlers is 1.3 for becoming obese adults, but increases to 17.5 in adolescents. Those who remain obese in adulthood are prone to a cluster of diseases and disorders called metabolic syndrome (MetSy). Worldwide, this syndrome is present in 20-25% of the population, while in Australia it is estimated to affect 1 in 3 adults.
Navigating the world of EoE with her own daughter, naturopath, sports scientist and former Olympian, Nicole Hannan has become...
While often very adaptable, children are just as vulnerable to mood imbalances as adults. Children may have thoughts and feelings that are dificult to articulate, so it is helpful to look for signs of mood issues.
Several measures of poor sleep quality were associated with higher body mass index (BMI) in children, according to data presented at the American Association for Cancer Research Special Conference Obesity and Cancer: Mechanisms Underlying Etiology and Outcomes.
For decades practitioners have turned to mineral therapy as a safe, effective, simple, palatable and cost-effective intervention for childhood illnesses.
The immune systems of children undergo tremendous change and maturation in the first years of life and are extremely sensitive to both exogenous and endogenous signalling.
Today we're joined by herbalist Rob Santich who shares his decades of experience in finding novel ways to deliver herbal medicines to children.
Optimum nutrition is fundamental for the development of a child’s full potential and there are studies that link chronic undernutrition and micronutrient deficiency to cognitive deficits.