Dientamoeba fragilis- friend or foe?

Dientamoeba fragilis

Dientamoeba fragilis is a protozoan parasite. A protozoan parasite is a type of microscopic organism, which lives on a ‘host’. The host is you or your child! You may have heard of Dientamoeba fragilis. This little guy is often associated with gastro and may be picked up on a standard stool test your GP runs […]

10 easy ways to 30 plant foods

plant food

Eating more plant foods will benefit your child is so many ways. Its not about excluding foods or restriction. Its about abundance and diversity! Eating 30 plant foods is a goal, and achieving something is all about goal setting. Get your child involve in counting the plant foods and help them help you to achieve […]

Crohn’s disease in children – 4 foods to avoid

Crohn's disease foods to eat and foods to avoid

What is Crohn’s disease? Paediatric Crohn’s disease, is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). It is a chronic inflammatory condition that primarily affects the gastrointestinal tract in children and adolescents. Crohn’s disease is one of the two main types of IBD, the other being ulcerative colitis. Whilst paediatric Crohn’s disease is rare, it is […]

5 best foods for constipation

Constipation is not fun. Whether it is a one off, occurs now and then or becomes an ongoing chronic issue.    We see constipation in infants, all the way through to teenagers. Whilsts popular, the medications for constipation do nothing to treat the route cause and can lead to further gut issues. Constipation symptoms To […]

Does your child have a parasite?


Parasites: Organisms that live in or on us relying on us for survival.   Those pesky head lice are a parasite. And so are pinworms? Read here for some tips to get rid of those wriggling ones. Today we are going to talk about the parasites that can cause problems in our little one’s guts […]

Worst foods for reflux

Reflux occurs when one’s stomach contents flow up past the lower oesophageal sphincter (LES) into the oesophagus (LES = the valve which controls passage of food and fluids into and from the stomach). A visual way to conceptualize reflux is to use an analogy of a hot water bottle with a loose cap. If you […]

Fascinating reasons why your child might have runny poop

runny poo

Runny poo on the Bristol Stool Chart can look like mushy porridge or overtly watery with no solid pieces and entirely liquid.  A good, healthy stool is one that is shaped like a sausage, and is smooth and easy to pass.  Runny poos are not want you want to be seeing in the toilet after your little […]

Bedwetting: 6 Important reasons why your child might be affected


If your child is bedwetting when it is no longer age-appropriate to be doing so, you may be quite literally “tearing your hair out” having to wash the sheets every day.  The medical term for bedwetting is enuresis. Not many people would think that consulting with a naturopath or nutritionist would be the next logical […]

Making sense of coeliac disease in children

Coeliac disease

Coeliac disease is a complex multi-system condition that affects digestion and can lead to serious ongoing health concerns for your child. Some of the biggest longterm risks include iron and nutrient deficiencies, anaemia and other autoimmune diseases. Diagnosis has become increasingly common due to testing and screening advancements in the last decade. Despite this, it […]

The wondrous gut brain connection?

When I work with families on their children’s health, I always work with the gut brain connection and bring in the link to the immune system too.  The microbiome-gut-brain axis is so vital that really, it is easier to consider them as the same organ! The gut includes everything from mouth to bottom, and also […]