Best sources of iron for kids
It has been drummed into us that babies need to start solids, specifically fortified rice cereal, by the age of 6 months in order for them to top up their iron stores.  Human breast-milk is low in iron, so it is true that iron stores...

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Thinking of doing GAPS on a holiday?
I recently spent the school holidays doing the GAPS introduction diet with my children.  We decided to pack up and go on holidays for 2 weeks to make it easier, which worked really well.  It took a while to prepare and pack, so have a...

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6 surprising causes of migraines
Migraines are a very common issue, more so in women than men.  It is estimated that 18% of women and 6% of men are sufferers. There can be lots of different reasons why people have migraines. Most people are aware of the famous ones like...

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My 6 favourite uses for my Thermomix
Like most Thermomix owners, I can get a bit passionate when I start talking about it.  I always feel like I have to add a ‘by the way I don’t sell Thermomixes disclaimer’, or people would think I am putting the hard sell on them....

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10 Lifestyle hacks for migraine sufferers
10 lifestyle hacks for migraine sufferers Migraines are multifactorial.  That means there isn’t just one magic bullet.  If you are prone to migraines, you need to look at all aspects of your life.  We’ve all heard about migraine triggers, and probably tried to identify one. ...

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The GAPS diet
What is the GAPS diet good for? GAPS stands for Gut and Psychology syndrome or Gut and Physiology syndrome. GAPS is a healing diet The diet was developed by a Neurologist called Dr Natasha Campbell McBride. When her son developed severe autism, she delved into...

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Breastfeeding a seriously ill baby
When I was pregnant with my second baby, we found out through routine scans that she had some serious heart defects.  She would be very sick when she was born. Needless to say, this was a terrifying time for my family. As well as dealing...

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6 ways to help eczema (naturally!)
It is heartbreaking to see a baby or child with severe eczema.  The constant itch disturbs sleep, and can be very frustrating (and as we all know, a frustrated child is a very grumpy child!) Unfortunately, eczema is a very common condition. Your child is...

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