Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Getting started

Having a baby, especially if it's the first time, creates many emotions: anxiety, trepidation, excitement, awe, to mention a few. No one can really prepare you for the change it will bring about in your life, even though the baby room is ready and you have decided you are going to do everything perfectly! You can however, eliminate quite a few of the issues that you will face by having the right support and empowering yourself. Empowering yourself, means taking charge of your decisions instead of allowing others to make all the decisions for you.

This blog is designed to be helpful in terms of creating good health for your child. It's also important that children learn about health as they grow up. As a Practitioner for 20 years, I have seen so many children who are on antibiotics every month, who are eating the most shocking food as a staple diet, and the parents don't realise how bad all this is for their child. They in fact think their child is healthy! This is because they have never stopped to think about what real health is. According to the media you can eat what you like as long as you take your vitamins! The emphasis is always on making sure you get all your nutrients, never on what harmful effects many "foods" have on the body and what should be left out of the diet.

I'm hoping to be able to shed some light on the issue of health and why it is so important. When I refer to diet, I mean what foods the diet is made up of, not a slimming diet!

Also, because I am a phytotherapist, I'll be looking at herbs and which herbs can be safely used to help treat everyday ailments. Herbs have been here on this earth to help us for thousands of years, and so much of modern medicine is derived from plants - but if you use herbs instead of modern medicine, you are often ridiculed. This is insanity! There is a balanced middle way, and I hope to share my thoughts on this in weeks to come.