8 Reasons So Many Children Are Unwell

We’d have to be living in a bubble to have not noticed just how many children today have allergies, eczema, asthma, ADHD, and autism. Without a doubt the number of children facing these health challenges today is nothing short of staggering. Perhaps we live somewhere fairly remote however and that is our bubble. Allow me…

Jen's Creamy Broccoli Soup – fabulous for winter!!

Have you ever wondered what to do with the stems of broccoli? Don’t throw them out — they contain oodles of nutrients including potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, beta-carotene and vitamin A — they have enormous cancer-fighting power… Like cabbage, this family of vegetables are turning heads with their capacity to neutralise and inhibit carcinogens and are…

Cow’s Milk Intolerance — is my baby waking for a reason?

There are some babies that from day one sleep through the night without so much ‘as a peep’, however most babies do not. If your baby or infant wakes each night, please know that — irrespective of what some parents may say about their ‘well-trained, angelic baby” — you are not alone… Some doctors and…

Creating a "Health Culture"… With All Guns Blazing!

Most days I wish that I was as clever as my four year thinks I am and only half as dumb as my older three children sometimes perceive me! The other day I made the boys a drink made from a combination of vitamin powders and gave them some supplements. This is a fairly regular…

11 Pledges to Create a "Health Culture" in Your Family

I thought I’d share with you all the Health Culture we have fostered with the boys over the years… Here are some of the pledges we have made — obviously these have been adapted as the boys mature and we explain the essence of the principles to our four-year old Arlo so that he understands….

Easy Child Development Tips: Encourage ‘Free Playtime’

As parents and carers we sometimes get trapped in the idea that we need to educate our children as much as possible to prepare them for the “real world”, or alternately we just simply feel pressured by the busy-ness of life and opt for some of the easy-now (hard later) options that technology offers us……

Pregnancy Workshop (part 2)

With this workshop is important to remain humble… If we offer the intention that: 1. As practitioners we cannot assume to know a birthing mothers needs and that we are here to simply answer questions and provide information. 2. There is “no right or wrong approach” only what honours the couples needs. . . ….

Pregnancy Workshop (part 1)

At DGC recently I highlighted some topics you may like to cover in your Pregnancy Workshops. I would recommend one pregnancy workshop for those couples in trimester one and a subsequent workshop for those couples in second and third trimesters. Obviously I don’t need to give you all the details as you will have your…