Raising kids is hard work, but getting their health right
can solve problems at home, school and socially

Raising happy kids is the goal of all parents and the keys are often good nutrition, a low toxin load and excellent gut health. These not only make happy kids, but resilient and successful people.

I’m Susan Hunter, Founder and Director of Healthful Clinic. As the parent of two young kids myself, both of whom mount strident protests against eating vegetables or taking vitamins when necessary, I understand the challenges of managing your children’s health.

At Healthful, we have devised a treatment methodology which aims to treat both the obvious and hidden causes of your children’s health problems, while always factoring in the challenges of everyday life. We then apply naturopathic principles and evidence-based natural medicine treatments to address your children’s health.

The range of conditions we treat are as varied as the kids themselves. Two kids with the same condition could have totally different causes.

That’s why we always approach treatment with the individual needs of your child at the forefront of our thinking.

Kids and gut health

Here’s an example. A child presents with allergies. After investigation we discover there are unresolved intestinal permeability or leaky gut problems.

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That’s something we are all born with but, for whatever reason, it is now causing an imbalance in this child’s immune system and triggering harmful reactions to food or allergens.

A nutritional and herbal approach to healing a leaky gut and restoring balance to the immune system can help to eliminate the allergies that are unresponsive to conventional treatments. At healthful we can use a similar approach to treat other common problems like eczema, asthma, hay fever and chronic sinusitis.

Further, by helping parents to understand how to manage a child’s nutritional status, we can help to give kids the essential macro and micronutrient building blocks they require. Other common problems in kids include:

  • Stomach pains
  • Failure to thrive
  • Bloating and/or flatulence
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Parasite infections, gut bacteria imbalance or dysbiosis
  • Undiagnosed Coeliac disease or food intolerances

Mental health

For children who have mental health problems such as anxiety, low mood, sleep disturbance and poor stress tolerance there can be a range of causes and we have a range of treatments available for tackle them.

We commonly see behavioural and neurological issues in children including:

  • Inattention and poor concentration
  • Excessive tantrums and poor emotional regulation
  • Irrational fears
  • Physical and verbal tics
  • Difficulty with eye contact
  • Slow development of gross and fine motor skill

Underlying it all

When our investigations are complete we can may back to the importance of nutrition and good gut function. Quite often just beginning the corrective treatment of the gut improves the health picture. Then we can address the child’s toxin load and devise a course of treatment for the issues at play.

Can we help you? Please drop us a line to find out. It will only cost a moment of your time.

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