Thyroid health and Down syndrome

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Thyroid health is complicated and opinions regarding assessment and treatment differ considerably. One thing that is well recognised however, is that thyroid dysfunction, in particular clinical hypothyroidism, is a significant problem within…

Antibiotic vs Probiotic

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It's really frightening when your child has a fever and infection, especially so when they’re very young. The first port of call for parents who have a sick child is usually the GP and in urgent situations, the hospital. The most common medication…

Improving your child's appetite

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Does your child have a poor appetite? If the answer is yes, then you are not alone. This problem appears to be rife in the Down syndrome community and obviously causes parents and children a great deal of stress. We know that providing a nutritious…

Natural treatments for blocked and runny noses

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A common problem for kids with Down syndrome is excessive congestion in the nose and throat. Many children suffer with runny noses of course, however children with Down syndrome are particularly affected due to smaller than average air passages…

Ear health and Down syndrome

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Having healthy ears that are free from fluid, mucus and infection is important for the development of speech, balance and a child’s physical and emotional comfort. Unfortunately ear problems are rife with approximately 75% of all children…

Ayurveda

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Last weekend I attended a workshop presented by two Ayurvedic doctors from Kerala in South India, followed by a consultation for myself and my son. It was very interesting to learn about this multi-layered and fascinating system of healing.…

Natural remedies for exhaustion

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Negotiating this modern world can be a very stressful and busy affair, with so many things to juggle. Looking after children, managing a household and or a job, can mean that energy levels deplete and we can start to feel wired and tired. When…

Constipation solutions

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When a child has constipation, it can be a worry for a parent and extremely uncomfortable for a child, often making them feel pretty grumpy. The bowel is one of the major organs of detoxification, therefore dealing with constipation is an…