Eric Bakker Naturopath » Articles » Children's Health

We often hear about the importance of teaching our children critical thinking, responsibility, self-respect, and consideration of the long-term consequences of their actions. One of the best opportunities to help them develop these skills is by demonstrating how we, as their primary caregivers, make decisions about what we eat and how we care for our health and respect our bodies. We lead by example, so let's strive to make our example truly exemplary.

Natural Alternatives to Antibiotics

We can learn valuable lessons from the past to avoid repeating mistakes in the future. The intelligent and common-sense approach is to be aware of where we have gone wrong and why. More importantly, we must utilize the most effective...

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Khalil Gibran (1883 – 1931)

Poem about Children “Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself. They come through you but not from you, And though they are with you, yet they belong not to you....

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Do You Have Children?

Many parents today prefer less drug-based treatments for their children. They recognize the safety of natural medicine for various conditions. This article examines medical and surgical interventions like antihistamines, bowel surgery, and the overuse of antibiotics. It also looks at...

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Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability caused by changes in the brain. People with ASD often struggle with social communication and engagement, and may have restricted or repetitive interests or behaviors. They may also have unique ways of...

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Childhood Immunity

What can I do to help strengthen the immune system of my child? Provide them with a balanced diet. Check to see that they are getting enough rest. Get them up and moving, away from too much tech or screen...

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Children Need Weight Loss Too

When I was a kid at school in the 60's, every classroom had at least one overweight kid. About half of kids in classrooms today are considered overweight or obese. In the last ten years alone, the percentage of overweight children...

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