- Developmental & Behavioural Issues
- Gut Brain Connections
- Developmental & Behavioural issues in children
Learning and behavioural disorders are escalating at an alarming rate – Homeopathic Medicine may offer support to children exhibiting these types of symptoms.
Related to gut disharmony, can be fussy eating habits, where a child may crave sweet, starchy foods. Some of these foods have a drug-like affect on children, which is why they crave them, and why it affects their brains. Symptoms that indicate this are sleepy looking children, or children who have behavioural outbursts that are difficult to manage.
A decline in healthy gut bacteria is thought to be causing many of the gut and brain disorders being seen in children. Interestingly, other members of the family often suffer from related problems, like asthma, allergies, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, or learning difficulties as well so poor gut flora may be a family, not just one child’s problem.
Gut Function and Immunity
Around 80% of our resistance to infections also relies on healthy gut bacteria, and many children with learning disorders also get frequent infections.
What causes poor gut bacteria?
Many factors contribute to poor gut bacteria, including medications like antibiotics, the oral contraceptive pill and cortisone, when taken over a period of time.
Can anything be done for learning & behavioural problems?
What type of diet is necessary?
How do busy parents manage a diet like this?
Are other treatments necessary?
Dietary changes often make a big difference to these children, but further treatment is usually necessary. This involves prescribing specific nutrients for each child, some lab testing and individually prescribed homeopathic medicines.
Is it possible for these children to get back to normal?
An appropriate diet is a substantial beginning to getting better. Professional help is then necessary, to conduct lab tests, prescribe targeted supplements, and identify any problems that are preventing recovery.
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