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Childrens Health

The Best Brain Supplements for Students 14/10/2021

Improving Cognitive Function: The Best Brain Supplements for Students

In my previous blog post, I looked at the best probiotics for brain function. Continuing the theme of the best vitamins and supplements for the brain, in this post, I am going to explore the best vitamins and supplements that can help to support cognitive function as classrooms and universities get going again. What is Cognitive Function? Cognitive function is a term that refers to different mental abilities, these include: Learning Remembering Problem-solving Concentrating  Decision-making Therefore, when we talk about using supplements for brain function, these are all the areas... Read More

iron for kids 23/03/2021

Iron For Kids: All You Need to Know

Why Is Iron Important For Children?  Iron is an essential nutrient; most people are aware that it is required to form healthy red blood cells which carry oxygen around the body. Iron also plays an essential role in maintaining a healthy immune system and reducing tiredness and fatigue. One of the most important roles it plays in children is supporting healthy cognitive (mental) development. If your little one does not get enough iron in their diet, their mental development could be adversely affected, especially if they develop anaemia – a... Read More

probiotics for kids, childrens probiotics 08/03/2021
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Probiotics for Kids

When do children need probiotics? In this blog, we’ll look at the benefits of probiotics for kids and why a supplement can support their diet. What Is A Probiotic?  Firstly, let’s look at what a probiotic is. ‘Probiotic’ means beneficial living organism. In this instance, we are talking about beneficial bacteria helping to support health and wellbeing. Every human gut contains a world of bacteria, known as the microbiome. This microbiome, when we are adults, is home to over 100 trillion bacteria.  To repay us for giving them somewhere safe... Read More

Helping Them Thrive Across The UK

With the health of the nation high on the agenda, a network of community baby banks, that spans the UK, has received a donation from Nature’s Aid, ensuring little ones have access to Vitamin D to support the development of healthy bones and teeth and to support a healthy immune function. Abbernecesities, Little Village and Baby Basics form a network of national baby banks that rely on volunteers and donations to support new mothers and families who are struggling to meet the financial and practical burden of looking after a new baby. In 2019... Read More

18/08/2020

Here Comes the Choo Choo Pain

2020 has certainly been a strange year. A pandemic, an unprecedented lockdown, and a huge disruption to our way of life. This has been a very challenging time, which has made some already stressful experiences seem even more difficult. This is not surprising, isolation from others can make us feel so much more alone, and feeds into our belief that we are the only one struggling, which can really increase feelings of stress.  FEEDING TIME STRESS:  One thing we are certainly aware of is how difficult it is to feel... Read More

29/05/2020
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Childrens Immune Health

In my previous blog I talked about the best ways to support your immune system this cold and flu season – this time, it’s all about the kids! Below, I discuss what you can do to support their immune function and help keep them healthy this winter. As I said at the beginning of my previous blog, cold and flu season tends to start mid-September – just after the children have gone back to school. The indoor environment, central heating and close contact make schools the perfect breeding ground for... Read More

29/05/2020
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DHA & Brain Development in Children

Childhood is a period of huge brain growth and maturation. A child’s brain undergoes an amazing period of development from birth to the age of three – producing more than a million neural connections each second. Our latest blog discusses this development, in particular the important role of Omega-3 DHA fatty acids. The development of the brain in childhood is influenced by many factors, including a child’s relationships, experiences and environment. Omega 3 fats, especially DHA, are also important in this growth and development, and as children continue to age.... Read More

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Back to School: Immune Health

As we head towards September and the ‘back to school’ campaigns have started for real, it is time to point out that this means that cold and flu season could also be imminent. WHY SEPTEMBER BRINGS BACK BUGS In September, raring to go after six weeks at home, we deliver our children back to school. In these enclosed spaces, with warm rooms, and – lets face it – largely unwashed hands, germs have the perfect breading ground. Immune systems are challenged, and slowly but surely the infections start. Most commonly... Read More

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The Argument For Children’s Supplements

Parents are often told that a child will get everything they need from a healthy balanced diet, but this is an ideal grounded to two, often unrealistic, assumptions. In this blog, nutritional therapist Jenny Logan explains why many nutritionists now recommend children’s supplements to support this period of development and provide added nutritional support. Parents are often told that a child will get everything they need from a healthy balanced diet. However, this is an ideal which relies on two assumptions: That a child will be prepared to eat everything... Read More

27/05/2020
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Supporting your child’s immune system

The children heading back to school tends to herald the start of a cycle of illness – including colds, flu and tummy bugs. This is an unfortunate consequence of putting lots of children in close proximity, in warm rooms, and allowing them to breathe, sneeze and cough on each other! We can’t do anything about this, and it does lead to an easy spread of illness and infection. However, the good news is that there are things we can do which will help to strengthen our children’s immune systems and... Read More