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Natural & Holistic Alternative Therapies for Kids

24th March 2015
Anthia Koullouros

Are chronic childhood illnesses on the rise? It feels like that to me. Over the last 20 years I have seen a rise in allergies, intolerances, obesity and learning disabilities. Some may say we have better diagnostic tools, which means doctors are simply finding more conditions. While others believe there must be environmental, nutritional and stress triggers. Regardless, the result is the same: more and more kids are getting sicker.

Some natural therapies offer safe and effective treatment for common ailments without harsh side effects. However if your child has a chronic illness, speak with a qualified natural therapist or health practitioner before treating them with natural medicine. They’ll be able to assess your child’s symptoms and devise a safe and suitable treatment plan.

Begin with food… wholefood nutrition, a simple and obvious natural solution to overcome many child hood illnesses. Read on 

The following are tips on the best natural and holistic therapies for common childhood symptoms such as a sore throat, cough and tummy pain.

Anxiety, irritability, stress and insomnia: Try these lovely herbal teas – Lemon balm, Chamomile flower, Rosemary leaf, Lavender flower, Aniseed and Fennel seed. These delicious teas are also indicated for a tummy upset, common cold and headache. Tip: choose organic teas and make a tea by adding 1 teaspoon per cup of boiled water. Steep for 3-5 minutes. Read on..for more tips on other childhood illnesses.