Male & Female - Age Group Children Age 3 to 8
Maintaining good health Is not simply a case of keeping poor health away. During the childhood years, we are undergoing formative changes in terms of growth and development, and beginning to establish our behaviour patterns and attitudes towards health and nutrition.
During these crucial years, it is important to lay the nutritional foundations that will serve the child well for future years by teaching and encouraging them to make beneficial dietary decisions. The information you teach children at this crucial stage of life will have a profound influence on their food choices and health for many years to come.
Contains one of each of the following ingredients:
- EFA Complex
- Probiotic Eco 500 – 9 Strains
- Children's Multi-vitamin & Mineral
It is vital that growing, developing children receive the balanced nutrition their bodies need. However, this is a time of life when children can be influenced by their peers and feel pressured into eating sweets, fast food and other undesirable choices. Parents and guardians need to be aware of what their children are eating and educate themselves on the factors which contribute towards childhood obesity.
According to surveys, more than 80% of teenagers between the ages of 12 and 18 are affected by acne. The skin is the body’s biggest organ and also plays a role in its water balance. By laying down good nutritional foundations earlier in childhood and reducing foods which contribute towards skin conditions, the potential for developing acne can be reduced. Sweets, baked products and processed foods often contain high levels of refined sugars and artificial ingredients, which can damage the skin when consumed in excess.
There has been extensive research around the detrimental health effects of fast foods, and while they may be enjoyable to eat, they do not make a positive contribution to our general health and wellbeing. It is useful to think about fast foods as we would think about spending money from our bank account: it is okay to indulge ourselves occasionally, as long as our immune system has enough credit. Some of the fats, sweeteners and other additives contained in fast foods can cause skin eruptions.
Milk beverages are also linked with poor skin and conditions such as eczema, so they should not be consumed in high levels.
Besides the food we eat, the substances we apply to our skin can also have a detrimental impact. Most mainstream shampoos and other hair products contain chemical ingredients which can not only cause hair to grow poorly, but also cause allergic skin reactions and eye irritation. The vast majority of commercial shampoos are made with potentially harmful chemicals like sodium lauryl sulphate and propylene glycol, which have been frequently linked with dermatitis and skin allergies. Dry skin may also been related to some types of detergent additives. Many dental care products such as toothpaste and mouthwash also contain chemicals which contribute towards allergies and poor skin conditions.
Tables of helpful nutritional supplements
This table is designed as an introduction to supplements, foods and substances which are known for providing health benefits. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice and you should always take the advice of appropriately qualified practitioners when it comes to nutrition.
Supplement recommendations for children aged 3 to 8
|Formula||Daily Intake||Initial period||Ongoing intake||Ongoing|
|First Choice Supplements|
|Vitamins||Children's Multivitamin / Mineral||1 daily||1 daily||1 daily||1 daily|
|Minerals||Magnesium||Half a tablet daily||Half a tablet daily||Half a tablet daily||Half a tablet daily|
|Beneficial Fats||Essential Fatty Acid Complex||Half a tablet daily or 1 every 2 days||Half a tablet daily||Half a tablet daily||Half a tablet daily|
|Additional Formula||Probiotic||One month course||As needed||As needed||As needed|
Supplement recommendations for children aged 9 to teens
|Formula||Daily Intake||Initial Period||Ongoing Intake||Ongoing|
|First choice supplements|
|Vitamins||Multivitamin / Mineral||1 twice daily||1 week||1 daily||1 daily|
|Minerals||Magnesium||1 daily||5 days a week||5 days a week||5 days a week|
|Beneficial Fats||Essential Fatty Acid Complex||1 daily||5 days a week||5 days a week||5 days a week|
|Additional Formula||Probiotic||One month course||As needed||As needed||As needed|
- Cereal grains: oats and oatmeal, buckwheat, rye, barley, whole brown rice
- Vegetables: miso, soya bean tofu, sweet potato, spinach, carrot, turnip, cauliflower, broccoli, iceberg lettuce, celery, cucumber, beetroot, parsnip
- Fungi: Reishi mushrooms
- Fruit: avocado, apple, ripe banana, dried figs, apricots, blueberries, dates, raisins, olives
- Legumes: green peas, dried peas, haricot beans, black beans, soybeans, chick peas, butter beans, lentils
- Spices, herbs and teas: peppermint, sarsaparilla, basil, ginger, parsley, green tea, camomile, turmeric
- Nuts and seeds: sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, hazelnuts, almonds, walnuts, pistachios and pine nuts
- Fish: Oily fish except mackerel, tuna, anchovies, haddock and prawns
- Meat: Organic chicken and lamb
- Dairy: three or four modest servings of organic live yoghurt a week
- Extras: Molasses
- Cereals: refined grains, refined flour products and refined, sugary cereals
- Vegetables: avoid eating large amounts of garlic
- Fruits: oranges, grapefruits, orange and grapefruit juice
- Legumes: soya milk
- Nuts and seeds: Brazil nuts, excessive amounts of peanuts
- Fish: mackerel, as it may contain harmful toxins
- Meat: pork products, salami, large amounts of red meat
- Poultry: avoid battery chicken and hen’s eggs
- Dairy: cut dairy to a minimum, reduce non-organic cheese intake and cut out cow’s milk
- Fats: low-fat foods, hydrogenated and trans fats, refined cooking oils, fennel oil
- Additives: artificial sweeteners, tartrazine, sulphates (preservative)
- Beverages: avoid excessive amounts of caffeinated and alcoholic drinks, and drinks containing artificial sweeteners
- Foods to avoid: white sugar, refined carbohydrates, low fat foods, processed foods high in additives, artificial sweeteners, pickled foods, chocolate, barbequed foods, fried foods
- As we all know, smoking is detrimental to good health.
- It is also well known that it is important to keep our weight under control.
- Our feelings are just as important to our wellbeing as weight and smoking. Low confidence and self-esteem is closely linked with poor diet and unhealthy habits. We all have positive things in our lives and it is important to focus on them to uphold strong emotional and physical wellbeing.
- The majority of our diets should be made up of organic whole foods, fruits, vegetables and healthy grains. Around 20% of our daily diet should be made of raw foods such as salads and fruits.
- Pay attention to the balance between foods which form acid and foods which form alkali. For the best results, aim to consume around 80% alkaline and 20% acidic foods. For more guidance, see the Acid-Forming and Alkali-Forming Food Charts and Guidelines section on this site.
- It can be helpful to eat foods in a specific order. Fresh live foods will prepare the digestive system for more food to come. Next come cooked vegetables, then proteins such as meat and poultry, and finally starchy foods. Eating in this order will introduce foods to the system in order of their digestion time.
- Chew foods thoroughly before swallowing, as this helps to boost their nutritional benefit for the body.
- Research has shown that it is beneficial to reduce intake of dairy and red meat. When you do consume meat, the most beneficial choices are organic lamb and ethically-reared chicken. White fish is a better choice than coastal fish such as mackerel as they are less likely to contain pollutants.
- On the same note, it is a good idea to keep refined sugar to a minimum.
- Keep yourself well hydrated with still mineral water from a glass bottle or suitably filtered tap water. Good hydration is known to reduce fatigue and tiredness and help you feel more alert.
- Foods which have been cooked in aluminium pans reduce water’s ability to be absorbed and used by the body, so try to avoid this kind of cookware.
- Keep your intake of caffeinated drinks to a minimum. Avoid artificially sweetened drinks both still and fizzy, and cut out soft drinks which contain sugars ending in “ose”. Substances such as glucose, sucrose and fructose can be harmful to health.
- Drink alcohol only in moderate quantities as it can make your negative symptoms worse. High quality organic wines can be beneficial in moderate amounts but spirits, lagers and beers are not. We suggest no more than one glass of organic white or wine per day. After dietary reform, stay away from spirits completely for at least four months, and keep beer consumption to an absolute minimum.
- Avoid shampoos, soaps and other toiletries which contain the chemical Sodium Lauryl Sulphate.
- Exercise outside in the fresh air rather than in artificial environments with air conditioning whenever possible. If indoor exercise is unavoidable, keep it to an hour per day. Isotonic exercise can be helpful for strengthening the muscles.
- Sunlight has a positive effect on the entire body both physically and emotionally, and is known to reduce feelings of fatigue that can come from long periods of being indoors with artificial lighting. Try to avoid wearing sunglasses too often, as they may block some of the sun’s rays that help you to feel more energised.
- A full review of your health from a skilled medical homeopath can be another positive step towards good health.
- Although it is not often discussed, adequate hydration helps to regulate weight levels, so make sure to drink plenty of water.
- The Multi-Vitamin & Mineral formula can help to boost your intake of magnesium and selenium. These help the body to remove certain waste materials which can cause body odour.
- Full spectrum fluorescent lighting can produce a positive calming effect in children, but the more commonly found standard fluorescent lights are unhelpful.
- Natural sunlight can help to reduce hyperactivity in children. However, being exposed to high levels can make it worse.
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