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Children and Herbs

children and herbs

As holistic medicine moves consistently more into the mainstream, I am often asked, "Can I give my children the same herbal medicines that I take?". Parents have had good success with herbal self treatment, and they want their children to experience the advantages that natural remedies can provide. But they also want to be safe, and our children are our most precious responsibilities.

For the record, most people in the world use herbal medicines nearly exclusively for their health care needs, and this includes children. Older cultures with well established holistic healing systems have useful medicines for the range of childhood illnesses, from tummy upset to the flu.

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Children and Sugar

children and sugar

Sugar in children’s diets is of major concern to natural health practitioners. They agree widely that sugar, with its “empty calories”, mood altering effect, and immune suppressing action, can be damaging to children.

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Milk, the Child’s Perfect Food - Or is it?

children and milk

We’ve all seen the TV commercials - milk is such a perfect food that none of us could ever live without it. You might be surprised, though, to hear the controversy surrounding this maybe not-so-perfect food.

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