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The Latest Eye Candy – "GM" Foods

With all the television “make-over” shows it seems apt to discuss the genetic make-over that many more of our foods are set to undergo. According to the Age Newspaper a Federal Government report stated AUSTRALIAN farmers should be allowed to plant genetically modified GM crops as soon as possible so they can compete with the…

Iron – Are you concerned about your children?

I often get asked about children and adequate iron. With rapid growth rates, infants, young children, adolescence and pregnant women all have fairly high iron requirements. Deficiency in childhood can result in; lowered immunity (continuous infections), chronic tiredness, poor growth, it is also known to be related to developmental delay Just as there are many…

Organic Food – How Expensive Is It?

I’m always curious when people say, “Oh, organic food is just too expensive.” There still largely appears to be a stigma right across the board, right across the variations in family incomes, that organic food is primarily just a luxury. Sometimes when I’ve had this discussion with parents even with relatively high incomes, they respond…

Food Issues or Personality Challenges

Last week a mother said to me, “I am not going to feed my second daughter all the specific foods, she can eat what she likes. I did that with my first child and she’s now a nightmare, she won’t eat this, she won’t eat that. Forget it, she’s too fussy!” After discussing with this…

Delicious Wholesome Breakfast

I originally got the recipe through a girlfriend’s book “Changing Habits, Changing Lives“/ Cyndi O’Meara, which has been a nutritional resource for our family over the years. This particular wholesome breakfast, interestingly, always seems to be welcomed in our house. It is requested above and beyond regular porridge, rolled rice porridge, or barley porridge etc….

Nature-Made (i.e. God doesn't make junk)

This week I was contemplating yet again the simple rule – that if what you are eating is made by nature, and you are eating it in it’s purest form (ie. it’s not been processed in some way other than cooking), then you are making wise health choices. This is one of the simplest nutritional…

Epidurals and Breastfeeding Challenges

Australian research published December 2006(1) suggests that epidurals given during childbirth can result in difficulty establishing breastfeeding. The results showed that of 1280 women, those who had had an epidural were less likely to fully breastfeed their infants in the few days following birth and they were more likely to stop breastfeeding in the first…

Smoothies – a Dynamo Drink!

With autumn here, the Victorian air is much cooler and the winds are becoming more constant.  Most of us have succumbed to the need for heaters or fires of an evening and early in the morning. With this autumn wind and the use of heaters extracting additional moisture from our skin, it seems like most…

Oils ain't Oils

Someone asked me the other day how to get the important oils like Flax and Fish Oils into a child’s diet? There are lots of ways to disguise oils, but personally I think it’s important to get kids used to taking oils straight. We also take this same principle with our children and Chinese herbs….

Preparing for Easter

Most parents are fairly dubious about Easter. Rightly so, it’s simply one big sugar feast. Our children are given Easter eggs from their teachers, school friends, relatives, family friends, work associates, neighbours and then there’s the big fluffy guy himself. Well this year I’ve decided to do things a little differently. Previously what has happened…