Modern children face many challenges to their health and wellbeing and a holistic approach is often needed to address the underlying causes of health issues and allow a return to health. Overall health, learning and behavior can all be impacted on by many aspects of a child’s environment. This may include environmental chemicals and toxins, food intolerances, family dynamics, social stress, schooling, screen time and digital devices. By taking a thorough assessment, we can usually identify contributing factors and develop a plan that supports each child’s unique needs and fosters a return to health.
“I am passionate about supporting children right across all age groups to ensure that they reach their full growth and potential. I believe that good health should be a birth right for all children and when we support the body to get back into balance with simple dietary change or natural therapies, healing comes quickly and naturally.” – Karen
Babies and Toddlers
Babies and children have an intrinsic vitality that should be nurtured. Being aware of good nutrition and healthy lifestyle choices for our children allows them to thrive and reach their full potential.
Natural medicines such as herbs and homoeopathy are particularly suited to children and provide safe and effective treatments for most common childhood complaints.
These include colic, nappy rash, teething, eczema, cradle cap, diarrhoea & constipation, behavioural issues, asthma, allergies, recurrent infections (colds, ear infections, tonsillitis), lowered immunity and sleep issues.
Karen runs a range of Children’s Health workshops that are designed for parents who wish to feel confident caring for their children at home using safe and effective natural health care principals and also learn how to recognise the need for medical intervention. These popular courses are offered face-to-face at a local venue a couple of times a year. They are also now available as online e-courses allowing you the option to participate wherever you are at your convenience.
Children and Teens
School age children and teens are continuing to grow and develop – though not quite as fast as babies! Their nutritional and emotional needs also change throughout these years. By learning how to meet their unique needs we can ensure optimal health.
Karen has studied and taught a range of child development theories and uses this knowledge base to understand and effectively support children at each stage of development.
Karen has experience treating children across all age groups – in areas ranging from recurrent infections, poor immunity, allergies and asthma to digestive problems, anxiety and sleep disorders.
Teens going through hormonal changes have specific needs and can be troubled by acne, weight gain, erratic moods, period problems and stress.
By meeting kids where they are at, Karen can help to educate and support them to make healthy choices and give them practical tools in looking after themselves.
Happy, healthy kids
WHAT MY clients SAY
Our whole family has been helped by Karen and I find it hard to put into words all the help she has provided us. Her knowledge is phenomenal, as is her ability to piece all the complex bits of the puzzle together. I firstly contacted Karen to see if she could help with our daughter’s gut & reflux problems. Under the advice of a paediatric gastroenterologist we were giving our daughter a very high dose of reflux medication that really didn’t seem to be helping. We also had no understanding of why this was happening. Our sleep was very poor, the stress of the whole family very high, with no signs of changing.
Karen has been our family Naturopath for over 5 years now. These are some words I would use to describe Karen: caring, gentle, approachable, patient, well informed & educated. Her beautiful herbs & knowledgeable advice have helped to guide our family to better health over the years. In fact my girls have hardly had a runny nose over the last 2 years!
I am a mother of three living in Mount Isa, QLD and don’t have access to any holistic health practitioners but my family have all been seeing Karen since 2017 via Skype and phone. I first contacted Karen after my second miscarriage and being confirmed to have a MTHFR mutation. Karen was very thorough in her investigations and recommendations for dietary changes and supplementations. Karen supported me throughout my third pregnancy and it was by far my healthiest pregnancy. We prefer to take a holistic approach to health care and our three children, 6, 4 and 2yrs have never required any allopathic treatments or medications. Karen has supported their growing bodies and immune systems with herbal tonics, homeopathic remedies and dietary and lifestyle changes. Over the years Karen has helped us with a wide range of health concerns from heavy metal detoxing to croup to parasites to stress and anxiety. Karen’s holistic approach to whole mind and body health is such an invaluable asset to our family.
We have been blessed to have Karen as our family Naturopath and primary health care practitioner since 2011. Her knowledge of and commitment to providing thorough holistic care and advice has enabled our family to maintain optimal health and wellbeing. Karen’s kind, gentle, open and informative approach has offered great comfort in times of sickness and unease. We have consulted Karen on a range of ailments and concerns over the years and her prescribed treatments have always resulted in positive outcomes.
She has supported my children’s health from childhood, through their (at times) turbulent teenage years and into young adulthood. As a health care professional, Karen has fostered a trusting and welcoming relationship with my two children. Now young adults, both choose to consult with Karen on their own accord when in need.
For me, the support, advice and treatments I have received from Karen have helped me to be a happy, confident, healthy and empowered wife, mother and woman. For this, I could never thank her enough!