With Autumn just around the corner and the now kids back at school, it is a good time to start focusing on building your child’s immunity just in time for winter. Children are much more susceptible to colds and flus when their nutrition is compromised and by addressing a few key areas you will be well on the way to keeping them healthy during the colder months.
This time of the year is often filled with sneezes, itchy eyes, tickly throats and foggy heads. Hayfever is one of the most common ailments that we see each spring and we wanted to share one of our favourite herbs and top nutrients that we use every day in the clinic
The role of medicinal herbs in the management of COVID-19 infection has largely been ignored in the west. However, scientists in other countries have conducted a range of preliminary clinical trials, with mostly positive outcomes. More work is needed, but these promising developments should give encouragement that this neglected opportunity might provide credible options, instead of the controversial repurposing of conventional drugs. What follows is a brief review of some of the more promising lines of enquiry.
Classical Chinese medicine has been combatting the effects of disease and epidemics and for many millennia. Throughout that time, it has evolved from a wide range of disparate, local folk remedies, using local indigenous plant medicinals, to a comprehensive structure in which to understand both the pathophysiology of a wide range of what Chinese medicine termed ‘external attacks’, as well as a complex understanding of how the immune system functions.