Transform Your Child's Health

Wendy Angus has a particular interest in improving childrens' health as her original interest in nutritional therapy came through wanting to help her own children. The decreasing levels of vitamins and minerals and the increasing use of pesticides and additives in food, together with todays busy lifestyles means that optimising your child's nutrition has never been more important.

Babies and Toddlers

The first couple of years of your baby's life is one of the most important times for establishing good eating habits and therefore good health. Time spent at this stage preparing and introducing a variety of food will not be wasted - even if it does feel as if alot of food is rejected and goes in the bin. Peserverance is key!

Exclusive breastfeeding is the best possible start for a baby but breastfeeding does put alot of strain upon the mother - good nutrition is vital during this period.

For a variety of reasons bottlefeeding is often necessary. However, make sure that you research which type of milk is best for your baby or speak to your nutritional therapist. Supplementation may be recommended, depending on the brand of milk used.

Weaning is one of the key stages in a baby's life. If there is a history of allergies, eczema or asthma within the family then please see a nutritional therapist to devise your own specialised weaning program. For example, my family has a history of eczema and asthma. When weaning my eldest daughter, unknown to me at the time, I was wheat intolerant. I followed standard advice and weaning my daughter onto wheat at 6 months - she is now wheat intolerant too. With my second daughter I waited until she was 1 year old before introducing wheat and she is not wheat intolerant. I believe that careful weaning made a difference in this case.

Many other issues encountered with babies and children may also be helped via nutritional means. For example colic, digestive issues including constipation, food sensitivities and poor immunity.

School children

Good nutrition may help many common health problems experienced by children. These include digestive issues, poor immunity, eczema, asthma, ADD/ADHD/hyperactivity, weight management, fussy eaters and many more. If you would like to find out whether nutritional therapy may help with your child's health issue then please call Transform Your Health for a free 15 minute consultation.

Teenagers

Nutrition therapy may help with many typical teenager issues such as acne, period problems and PMS, eating disorders, anxiety and depression.