Health & Wellbeing Podcast #7
I’m excited to share with you another video/podcast! In this episode I chat with Kellie Holland from Tonik Health about children’s immunity. We discuss some of the most common infections that children can get such as coughs and colds, molluscum contagiosum, otitis media (also known as glue ear) and glandular fever, and discuss a Naturopathic approach to managing them.
We also answer some submitted questions. (Don’t forget to submit any questions you want answered in future podcasts/videos!)
Kellie is a naturopath, clinical nutritionist and medical herbalist based on the Central Coast of NSW where she lives with her husband and daughter. She sees clients in her clinic and via skype consultations and has a passion for working with women and children, inspiring them and promoting healthy eating and lifestyle habits so they can live full and long, happy lives.
Kellie also runs a successful blog on her website at www.tonikhealth.com.au (tonik with a K) where she also has free healthy and delicious recipes available.
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Kid’s Immunity – Podcast #7
0:00 – Intro and a bit about Kellie
2:21 – What we’ve been getting up to
5:20 – What are some of the most common infections that children can get?
11:00 – What are some common factors that cause the immune system to be low or weak? Diet, food intolerances, stress, nutritional deficiencies to name a few.
13:45 – Stress in children
14:45 – Children have a different detoxification system
15:15 – Nutrients for a healthy immune system
16:59 – Zinc is important for fussy eaters
17:48 – Specific strains of probiotics for immunity
19:40 – Iron deficiency in children
21:41 – Fever
28:39 – Q1: ‘My child is constantly getting ear infections. She has been on 8 courses of antibiotics this year and my doctor is suggesting grommets. Why is she keep getting them so frequently and what can I do to help?’
30:40 – Some tips on getting more veg into children’s diet
38:07 – Q2: My 4 year old child has a lot of brown discolouration on her teeth and she has had 3 fillings. Is there anything I should avoid feeding her to help her teeth?
46:45 – Q3: My son started preschool this year and he has been bringing home a cold every few weeks. What can I do to reduce this?
53:30 – Q4: My 10 year old daughter had Glandular Fever back in March. While she’s basically well now she’s still fatigued, especially at the end of the week, and she seems to pick up every sniffle going around. How can I build her immune system up again?
1:00 – A natural first-aid kit for kids
1:04 – Our favourite immune herbs for kids