Children’s Health

Prescribing Fear into Parents

Prescription drugs can save lives - that is indisputable - but as guardians we must also recognise that the over-use of drugs may in fact damage the health of our children. Drug companies earn billions of dollars each year by successfully breeding fear in

Fever – Friend or Foe?

Hippocrates once said “Give me a fever and I can cure the child”. Fevers are one of the most common symptoms prompting parents to take their child to a doctor or health care professional of their choice. A fever is necessary and useful in the healing of a

Eczema in Children

Eczema in young children and babies is getting more common each passing year. Up to 10 percent of children under five will develop eczema. Doctors generally do not know what causes eczema, however from a Naturopathic viewpoint there can be many different

Constitutions & Temperaments

Every individual child has his nature which will be similar throughout his life. A child may be formed, but he can be formed or can form himself only according to his nature, which is almost homoeostatic. This homoeostatic state can be called the constitu

Complementary Therapies for Children

Like most youngsters, Chase is always bringing illnesses home from kindy and childcare. He suffers asthma, eczema, allergies, headaches, and has had a large enlarged lymph node, plus several smaller ones, in his neck for the past few months. Our family do

Antibiotics, Asthma and Common Place Drugs

“All prescribed and over-the-counter drugs are high-risk substances for an infant.” DR TREVOR SMITH DID YOU KNOW? Antibiotics are often inappropriately prescribed, i.e. they are prescribed for viral conditions such as colds and measles that wi

Toe Walking in Children

My six-year-old son has been a toe walker since he began to walk at the normal age after one. He is in full health and full of energy as all young boys with a very creative mind. Being a toe walker means that whether he is running, walking or even just st


Experts urge children to get outdoors as new research uncovers a massive decline in outdoor play across the generations Most Aussie kids dont climb trees anymore, according to new research from Planet Ark. Once a symbol of an idyllic childhood, this na