Your Child and ADD

May 18th, 2006

What is ADD?

ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) is a group of symptoms that affects Concentration and a person’s ability to focus.

It can also cause mood swings, impulsiveness, behavioral and other social problems. Children with these problems have difficulty in completing their school work and are often in trouble with parents and teachers.

What are the causes of ADD?

There are many different causes and explanations for the symptoms of ADD including diet, Allergies, food intolerances, Anxiety, low muscle tone, Anxiety, Depression, family problems, poor discipline and even some forms of illness.

Unfortunately some doctors and therapists do not do a thorough assessment and simply prescribe potentially harmful psychiatric drugs without considering what the causes the problem might be.

BrightSpark ADD Remedy will help your child to:

  • Relax and calm down
  • Be less impulsive
  • Listen more carefully
  • Follow instructions
  • Concentrate better
  • Be less distractible
  • Achieve better results at school or work

Why should you use BrightSpark?

Our Clinical Psychologist, Michele Carelse, has worked for many years with children and adults who struggle with the symptoms of ADD, as well as with children’s parents and teachers.

As a result, she has discovered that a combination of Natural Remedies, healthy diet, and a structured and caring approach will usually result in a dramatic improvement.

In consultation with experts in the field of natural and Homeopathic Medicine, she developed BrightSpark - a 100% homeopathic formula to treat the symptoms of child ADD without the potentially dangerous side effects associated with many psychiatric drugs.

BrightSpark is a safe and effective remedy, especially and tested over the years in the treatment of hundreds of children in her practice. Feedback from parents and teachers has been consistently good.

Many adults and children with ADD are highly creative and intelligent individuals with a wonderful sense of humor!

BrightSpark will keep you ‘Bright and Sparky’, while at the same time helping you to focus and pay attention, without the risk of addiction, drowsiness and other side effects.

How has BrightSpark helped others?

My child’s pediatrician recommended this as an alternative. I am so glad he did. My 5 year old is a changed person. He is happier with himself and even looking forward to kindergarten…………2 months ago he was afraid he would not fit in because as he put it…….”I just can’t calm down”. Really he is a changed kid. If you are having doubts about ordering, rest assured I was too. It is the best thing I could have done for my son. - Mrs Morgan, CT, USA

I have an 12 yr old son, who has been on BrightSpark for about a year. My son’s teacher’s and family members have seen a wonderful change. He can follow instructions, has increased his learning skills and best of all has been able to enjoy having close friends. Before it was hard for him to enjoy friendships because of his low self - esteem. But now, he is much happier and outgoing. Native Remedies is Great!!!! - Deanne, PA

I have been very pleased with the product. This is my first reorder, and I don’t plan on trying to live without BrightSpark! My sweet boy is back! - Michele K. Virginia

“Do you get tired of hearing “THANK YOU” What a godsend this product has been for our family. My 11 yr old grandson went through every medicine for ADD that was on the market. Not one did what it was supposed to do. He was moody, angry, loosing weight, chewing his fingers to the nubs, doing very poorly in school, all of these potential side effects of the chemical medications. We tried BrightSpark, and in a matter of a few days (I know its supposed to take a few weeks) we noticed a change. He is much more relaxed, concentrating in school and getting better grades and just a pleasant person to be around. My daughter and I can’t thank you enough. Our only regret, WE DIDN’T TRY IT SOONER. Thank you again ps we have recommended this to our friends and they tried it for their daughter and are getting excellent results too. You should have ads in every Doctor’s office in America!!” - Maggie, USA

My son is 10 years old. He has had a problem with Concentration ever since I can remember. Over the years this has led his self esteem to suffer as well as hindered his potential in class. He has now been on BrightSpark for one month. Everyone who knows my son has remarked as to how much calmer and how much his self esteem has improved. In class, his marks have improved greatly. I am very happy to have found the BrightSpark solution and would recommend this to all parents. Many of my friends and colleagues have heard me talk about the product and have asked for the internet site.- Lynn, Ottawa, Canada

I am sooooo happy with your products. Our two children use Kiddie Calmer and BrightSpark for ADD. Their grades have improved tremendously and our home life is a lot less stressful! Thank you so much for a wonderful product line! - Christine, PA, USA

I was incredibly skeptical that this stuff would work! I use both the focus and BrightSpark and we are all amazed at the difference in our now quiet home and happy girl!!! - Priscilla R.

I started my 7 year-old on both Focus for ADD and BrightSpark approximately 3 weeks ago. Last year while on meds. I received calls from school on the 2nd-day. He has received all A’s in behavior each day this year, and is a much happier/cheerful child. No more sleeping pills at night. Concentrates better at school at on homework. Does not get upset as easily. Since he’s been off regular meds (tried Concerta, Strattera, Adderall, etc - NOTHING WORKED) - he weighed 48 lbs - since not taking those any more he has gained 20-lbs in 2 months!! I too was skeptical about the Focus/BrightSpark - but I am now hooked and recommending this to everyone!!! God Bless You - Roni, MD, USA

I initially bought BrightSpark for my seven year old son who has difficulties with staying focused and on-task in school. I have not taken him to a doctor to have specific testing done and to actually find out from a medical professional whether or not he has ADD. His teacher and principal both believe that he does and they want him on Ritalin - I will not allow it. He has been on BrightSpark now for about eight weeks and I can really see an improvement in him. My older son who is nine, asked if he could try it because he was having a hard time focusing in class - I thought that he was just wanting to take it because his little brother was taking it but I let him. He has been taking it now for about six weeks and his teacher contacted me last week and said that she has noticed a real improvement in him during school. She said he is more alert and focused and is not getting into to trouble during class. He has also expressed to me that he is not acting out in class anymore! THANK YOU BrightSpark!!! Both of my kids are now starting to enjoy school just as they did when school first started this year - it’s wonderful to see them excited about school again!- Debbi, MO

Safe for children!

“Children have problems too! Many medicines for children contain additives, artificial color and preservatives. Some are addictive and others may cause side effects which end up being worse than the condition that they are supposed to treat. Even some of the more natural, herbal medicines should not be given to children under the age of 12, unless supervised by a health care practitioner! Parents are understandably concerned and may feel confused about what they can and can not give their children. As a Psychologist and as a parent, I have seen a need for safe, effective and healthy Natural Remedies especially formulated for children’s health. Together with Native Remedies, I have spent a lot of time in researching and formulating a range of Natural Remedies especially for young children. All remedies are herbal or homeopathic and carefully chosen for maximum effect and maximum safety, to safely heal and solve your child’s problem - naturally.

While Herbal Remedies help to heal and promote health, Homeopathic Remedies work by strengthening the child’s own body to heal itself. The remedies are non-addictive and presented in child-safe doses. No artificial colors or preservatives are used and manufacturing is in accordance with the highest pharmaceutical standards.”

- Michele Carelse, Clinical Psychologist

BrightSpark is a highly effective complex homeopathic formula containing the following proven ingredients:

Hyoscyamus (30C) is typically used for the control of behavioral problems and over excitability.

Tuberculinum (30c) is a homeopathic remedy often used for Hayfever and also for soothing irritability.

Arsen Iod. (30C) is used homeopathically to control restlessness and irritability, as well as temper outbursts and impatience.

Verta Alb. (30C) can assist in the control of emotional imbalance. Treatment | Testimonials | Ingredients | Dosage | Ask Us | FAQ’s

How do I use BrightSpark?

Dosage: BrightSpark comes in very small sucking tablets (can be chewed as well, and have a pleasant taste) taken 2 at a time, 3 times daily.

The second dosage can be taken at 3 p.m. or 4 p.m. for those children that are in school. Use on an empty stomach.

Avoid strong mint flavored candies, mint has long been recognized as an antidote to Homeopathic Remedies

BrightSpark can also be used together with Focus ADHD Formula. Focus works very quickly to help the symptoms of ADHD while BrightSpark is taking effect to heal the causes.

How long until I see results?

Response times vary from individual to individual, based on their physiological make up, and are greatly increased if the recommendations are followed regarding diet, TV and consistent discipline. (see our ebooklet, provided free with every order)

Some individuals show an immediate improvement which increases over time, while others will see results after 3 - 6 weeks.

Regular use is important!

How long will a bottle last?

One bottle of BrightSpark will last 20 days.

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Suicide warning issued for young Paxil users

May 13th, 2006

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Antidepressant Paxil may raise the risk of suicidal behavior in young adults, GlaxoSmithKline and the Food and Drug Administration warned Friday in a letter to doctors.

The warning letter was accompanied by changes to the labeling of both Paxil and Paxil CR, a controlled-release version of the drug, also called paroxetine.

A recent analysis of clinical trial data on nearly 15,000 patients treated with both Paxil and dummy pills revealed a higher frequency of suicidal behavior in young adults treated with the drug, according to the letter.

The FDA reported that there were 11 suicide attempts — none resulting in death — among the patients who received Paxil in the trials. Just one of the dummy pill patients attempted suicide.

Given that small number, the results “should be interpreted with caution,” the FDA said. Eight of the 11 attempts were made by patients between the ages of 18 and 30. All trial patients suffered from psychiatric disorders, including major Depression.

GlaxoSmithKline released its findings after the FDA asked Antidepressant manufacturers examine their clinical trial data for any links between the drugs and suicide in adults, company spokeswoman Mary Anne Rhyne said.

“At some point, the FDA is going to say what their analysis shows across the category,” Rhyne said, adding of her company’s own analysis: “We felt like this was information we wanted to share with physicians.”

In the letter to doctors, Dr. John E. Kraus, the company’s director of clinical development for clinical psychiatry in North America, said GlaxoSmithKline PLC continues to believe the drug’s benefits outweigh its risks.

The FDA stressed that all patients, especially young adults and those who are improving, should be carefully monitored when treated with Paxil.

In 2004, the FDA ordered strong warnings about the pediatric risk of suicidal tendencies put on Antidepressant labels, and began analyzing whether adults face a similar risk.

All antidepressants now carry warnings on their labels cautioning patients and doctors of the risk of suicidal behavior.

Courtesy of CNN - read full story here.

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Fighting Your Child’s Tantrums?

April 29th, 2006

Children’s remedies

Children have problems too! Many medicines for children contain additives, artificial color and preservatives. Some are addictive and others may cause side effects which end up being worse than the condition that they are supposed to treat.

Even some of the more natural, herbal medicines should not be given to children under the age of 12, unless supervised by a health care practitioner! Parents are understandably concerned and may feel confused about what they can and can not give their children. As a Psychologist and as a parent, I have seen a need for safe, effective and healthy Natural Remedies especially formulated for children’s health.

Together with Native Remedies, I have spent a lot of time in researching and formulating a range of Natural Remedies especially for young children. All remedies are herbal or homeopathic and carefully chosen for maximum effect and maximum safety, to safely heal and solve your child’s problem - naturally. While Herbal Remedies help to heal and promote health, Homeopathic Remedies work by strengthening the child’s own body to heal itself.

The remedies are non-addictive and presented in child-safe doses. No artificial colors or preservatives are used and manufacturing is in accordance with the highest pharmaceutical standards. Michele Carelse, Clinical Psychologist

When should I treat Tantrums?

Some Tantrums in early childhood are normal and even healthy ways that your child uses to establish independence.

Properly handled, they should not be a cause for concern. Some children, however, seem to have a very low tolerance for frustration and often resort to yelling and kicking in order to express their feelings and get what they want.

How can Tantrum Tamer help?

Tantrum Tamer is a safe and soothing homeopathic remedy specially formulated by a Clinical Psychologist to calm angry and oppositional children, and help them to more easily use their developing reasoning skills.

This remedy is especially effective in children from 3 - 10 years old. Together with consistent discipline, firm guidelines and a loving home environment, regular use of Tantrum Tamer can help your child to overcome the storms of excessive Tantrums and bring peace to your household!

Regular use of Tantrum Tamer helps to:

  • Reduce the frequency and strength of childhood Tantrums
  • Soothe fiery tempers
  • Help your child to be more reasonable
  • Reduce frustration
  • Make children more amenable and easy to discipline Children’s Remedies

How has Tantrum Tamer helped others?

“These remedies have made such a difference in my 6 year old’s life. Thank you so much!!!!” - Anne S, USA

“Let me tell you that shopping was a nightmare before I gave my son Tantrum Tamer! If I could avoid taking him with me I would and I would always end up spanking him which I know is wrong, but I tried everything! He takes his Tantrum Tamer every day and he is much calmer and he does not lose his temper so much or hardly ever in fact!” Thank you! - Betty, USA

“The teachers complained that my daughter wouldn’t wait her turn at school and she bullied the other kids and started to scream whenever she wanted a Toy. How terrible is that for a mother to hear? Even my neighbor complained about the screaming every day and she has five kids!! Since she has been taking Tantrum Tamer there is such a big improvement. It feels so good to be able to be proud of my child when I pick her up from school!” - Rose Walters

“In my family children usually behave or else. We have all grown up like that. You can believe me when I say my five yr old was like a monster in my house! My own mother said that I must be doing a bad job, I even cried a few times! This medicine is very good and my son is listening now when we speak for a change. I thank you from the bottom of my very heart!!!” - Helen K., USA

“Great Product, Works Great!” - Janice, CO, USA

“I have pulled my hair out with my daughter I would spend days whereby she could not reason even though understood what was happening.Such stress including relationships, etc. I even had her assessed by psychologist who said what you complaining about she is normal. It was one day recently when we were having a real bad day that I decided to look for advice on the internet, she was upstairs screaming and kicking and came across Native Remedies and temper tamer. When your desperate you will try anything, am I glad I did. For the first 3 weeks there was no change in her behavior, after which I found my daughter started to become more communicative, repeating herself and almost doing what two year olds do and question everything. Its as if the temper tamers helped her to go back a stage and question and reason everything. six weeks into the treatment and she is a different child. I have had one tantrum which lasted a lot shorter than usual. She is happy, I can discipline or put boundaries in and she’ll reason without going into a tantrum. I feel so relieved and so does my partner whom could have easily have left us because of her previous behavior If you are out there pulling your hair out, please try this product you will be so surprised. I am going to carry this treatment up to 12 weeks as advised as I don’t want to risk her going back to the old unreasonable child. Great results, I am so glad to have found this product. Cheers” - Liz, UK

Tantrum Tamer contains the following proven homeopathic ingredients in child safe strength:

Cina (6C) - Artemesia Cina is thought to be named after Artemisia - the queen of Persia and renowned herbalist in the 4th century BC. It is used homeopathically to relieve irritability, increase frustration tolerance and prevent temper Tantrums. Regular use of Cina is also thought to make children less stubborn and more affectionate.

Chamomila (6C) is used homeopathically for children who are irritable and difficult to please, as well as for those with a low pain threshold. It is also well-known for its soothing effect on infant Colic and the symptoms of teething babies.

In what form does it come?

Tantrum Tamer comes in Lactose based pillule form, making it dissolve easily in the mouth.

How do I use Tantrum Tamer?

First suck five pillules in a clean mouth every hour for six doses. Thereafter suck five pillules twice daily. Use on an empty stomach.

Avoid strong mint flavored candies, mint has long been recognized as an antidote to Homeopathic Remedies

How long until I see results?

Use regularly to treat a child who is generally difficult and struggles with frequent temper Tantrums. A gradual improvement will be noted over a period of 3 - 6 weeks.

Continue for up to 12 weeks and then stop treatment to see whether symptoms return. If they do not, then one can discontinue use permanently.

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Your Colicky Baby

April 25th, 2006

What is Colic?

Babies between the ages of 0 - 6 months often develop Colic. This could be due to wind or other digestive problems or even the incorrect formula.

Signs of Colic include persistent fretfulness and crying (especially after feeds), and baby may become red in the face and pull up his legs to relieve the pain in his stomach.

Colic may become worse when baby is lying down and symptoms can improve if he is walked around. It may also help to lie him over your lap on his tummy and rub his back. Be sure to wind baby properly after feeds.

How can iBaba help?

iBaba (which means “Baby”) is a specially formulated homeopathic remedy which is gentle and effective and safe for use by even Newborn infants.

It will soothe your baby’s stomach, help to relieve wind and reduce fretfulness, helping your baby (and you!) to have a good night’s sleep.

Use iBaba safely and easily to:

  • Relieve the symptoms of infant Colic
  • Help your baby to sleep peacefully

How has iBaba helped others?

I am so happy to have found iBaba, it made life easy again :) - Earie A. Australia

“Please ship ASAP. Thanks! I am a firm believer in this product for teething and irritability.” - Dawn, GA, U.S.A.

“I wanted to write and tell you how good your product is for baby Colic. I have recommended it to all my friends with babies!” - Brenda Collins.

“My baby cried all the time and we went from one doctor to the other one. They all said it was ‘Colic’ and it would go away after 3 months, but it did not! iBaba has made such a difference, thank you. My baby sleeps peacefully now.” - Yolanda, USA

“We walked up and down with our new baby who had Colic so bad she hardly ever slept for five minutes. From the very first time, the remedy worked and I could hardly believe what a difference it made! From a poor screaming baby to a peaceful one in just a few minutes - WoW!! Bless you all for the work that you do!” - Pru Leary, USA

Children’s remedies

Children have problems too! Many medicines for children contain additives, artificial color and preservatives. Some are addictive and others may cause side effects which end up being worse than the condition that they are supposed to treat. Even some of the more natural, herbal medicines should not be given to children under the age of 12, unless supervised by a health care practitioner! Parents are understandably concerned and may feel confused about what they can and can not give their children. As a Psychologist and as a parent, I have seen a need for safe, effective and healthy Natural Remedies especially formulated for children’s health. Together with Native Remedies, I have spent a lot of time in researching and formulating a range of Natural Remedies especially for young children. All remedies are herbal or homeopathic and carefully chosen for maximum effect and maximum safety, to safely heal and solve your child’s problem - naturally. While Herbal Remedies help to heal and promote health, Homeopathic Remedies work by strengthening the child’s own body to heal itself. The remedies are non-addictive and presented in child-safe doses. No artificial colors or preservatives are used and manufacturing is in accordance with the highest pharmaceutical standards. - Michele Carelse, Clinical Psychologist

Is iBaba safe and easy?

iBaba is easy to administer and is especially designed to be safely and effectively used for even Newborn infants.

Unlike many other Colic remedies, iBaba contains no alcohol or artificial ingredients and contains only 100% natural and proven homeopathic ingredients.

Dissolve a small pinch of granules on the baby�s tongue at the very first signs of Colic for quick relief.

iBaba can be repeated after 20 minutes for up to 10 doses if necessary, but one or two doses usually does the trick!

Improvement should be noted within 5 - 10 minutes

What are the ingredients?

iBaba contains the following proven ingredients in homeopathic formulation:

Chamomilla (6C) is a well-known homeopathic remedy for infant Colic and teething.

Mag. Phos (6C) Mag. Phos (6C) is an effective and gentle homeopathic painkiller and is often recommended to safely treat cramping pain. It is suitable for all age groups including small babies.

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Recognizing the Risks and Side Effects of Adderall and the Symptoms of Adderall Withdrawal

January 27th, 2006

by Tess Thompson

If your child has been diagnosed with ADHD or ADD, you may have explored the option of treating him or her with a prescription stimulant drug like Adderall. Stimulants are commonly prescribed by doctors for children with ADHD because they have been found to be predominantly safe and effective in treating the symptoms of the condition. They do, however, carry a risk of side effects which can vary in intensity with each person.

Stimulants increase brain activity, which in turn can increase a child’s ability to pay attention, and Adderall is a popular child ADHD treatment — about 1 million U.S. children currently take it or its time-released sibling, Adderall XR. Many Adderall users report minor side effects such as loss of appetite, weight loss, Insomnia, dizziness and Headaches. Although less frequently reported, other side effects include irritability, nervousness, feelings of suspicion or paranoia and restlessness.

There are some serious side effects of Adderall that are reported rarely. The most alarming of these are Tourette’s Syndrome, hallucinations, High Blood Pressure, and rapid heart rate. Any side effects, mild or severe, should be immediately reported to your child’s physician.

Adderall is a methamphetamine, and so also carries a risk of addiction. Patients should take the lowest effective dosage, and because each person reacts differently to this medication, it can take some time to figure out what that is. Although Adderall abusers are usually adults, if your child has become disturbingly aggressive or irritable, it could be a sign that he or she is abusing the drug, or has been prescribed an incorrect dosage.

If your child is abusing Adderall, abruptly stopping high dosages of the medication can lead to signs of Adderall withdrawal, which can include extreme fatigue and Depression. In the most severe but rare cases, patients have reported psychosis.

Many find Adderall to be an effective treatment for ADHD and decide it is worth enduring minor side effects, but parents should think hard about the risks involved. This year, Canada pulled Adderall from the market after reports of 20 deaths. They have recently decided to put the drug back on the shelves again because of new research that shows the drug to be safe. However, all stimulants carry a small risk of death, especially among those with heart problems.

There are some natural ingredients that have proven effective in the treatment of ADHD symptoms, and which you may decide to try before prescription medication. Some of the best ingredients are Centella Asiatica (also called Gotu Kola), Green Oats (also called Avena Sativa) and Panax Ginseng. Many herbal and Homeopathic Remedies contain these ingredients and can be a safe alternative to Adderall, should you decide stimulant drugs are not the right choice for your child.

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NaturalEco Organics is where we recommend you go for Organic, natural, chemical-free products and quality remedies for a safe, healthy journey for Mom and Baby, from Pregnancy to baby’s Nursery!

Mountain Rose Herbs is where NHH recommends you purchase all of your Bulk Herbs, Spices, Teas and single oils!

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Diagnosing Learning Disabilities: Is Your Child Exhibiting ADHD Characteristics?

January 24th, 2006

By Tess Thompson

Diagnosing a learning disability or a medical condition like ADHD can be complicated and inexact. In the case of ADHD, many of the telltale symptoms are also often symptoms of regular childhood behavior — restlessness, rowdiness, and a tendency to be easily distracted. ADHD is treated differently from learning disabilities because it is thought to be different in nature. While most learning disabilities can be diagnosed through specific testing, ADHD requires a more subtle diagnosis through comprehensive evaluation.

A learning disability is generally caused by a neurological difference in the brain structure of a child that makes it difficult for him or her to process information in the same way as others. Learning disabilities rarely have anything to do with intelligence level and are generally not treated with medication, as medication can do nothing to change a brain’s “wiring,” or structure. Children with learning disabilities have to be trained to compensate for them, and after they are diagnosed, schools can help them by providing extra time on tests or other taking other special measures.

ADHD is not considered to be a learning disability as it is thought to be caused by an absence of the neurotransmitter norepinephrine in parts of the brain, and not necessarily by the brain’s “wiring.” Medication can sometimes be used as a successful child ADHD treatment because certain kinds increase the production of neurotransmitters (such as Ritalin), but these medications can also cause disturbing side effects in some children.

In order for your child to be diagnosed with ADHD, he or she must have consistently exhibited ADHD characteristics for an extended period of time and in different environments (school, home, play..etc). Because many of the symptoms of ADHD are also common symptoms of Depression or Anxiety, the doctor or psychologist evaluating your child will want to make sure that your child is not simply reacting to specific situations. According to the Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, which is often used in ADHD research studies, common symptoms include:

-Difficulty organizing tasks and activities

-Often losing things necessary for tasks or activities

-Often easily distracted by outside stimuli

-Not listening when spoken to directly

-Difficulty awaiting turn

-Difficulty playing or engaging in leisure activities quietly

There is no single specific test that will diagnose ADHD and each child will exhibit symptoms in a slightly different way. As there are also no genetic indicators of ADHD, diagnosis requires extensive and thorough evaluation. The U.S. Department of Education does not require a clinical diagnosis, which means that for school purposes, if a school allows it, a school psychologist can diagnose ADHD in your child. If after careful consultation you determine that your child does have ADHD, be sure to evaluate multiple behavioral and medical or herbal options for treatment for ADHD before deciding on the one you feel is best for your child.

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NaturalEco Organics is where we recommend you go for Organic, natural, chemical-free products and quality remedies for a safe, healthy journey for Mom and Baby, from Pregnancy to baby’s Nursery!

Mountain Rose Herbs is where NHH recommends you purchase all of your Bulk Herbs, Spices, Teas and single oils!

Are you looking for quality Vitamins, diet aids and health Supplements? Visit the Health Supplement Shop - highly recommended by NHH!

Dealing With Childhood Insomnia

January 17th, 2006

“Children have problems too! Many medicines for children contain additives, artificial colors and preservatives. Some are addictive and others may cause side effects which end up being worse than the condition that they are supposed to treat. Even some herbal medicines should not be given to children under the age of 12, unless supervised by a health care practitioner! Parents are understandably concerned and may feel confused about what they can and can not give their children.

As a Psychologist and as a parent, I have seen a need for safe, effective and healthy Natural Remedies especially formulated for children’s health. Together with Native Remedies, I have spent a lot of time in researching and formulating a range of Natural Remedies especially for young children. All remedies are herbal or homeopathic and carefully chosen for maximum effect and maximum safety, to safely heal and solve your child’s problem - naturally.

While Herbal Remedies help to heal and promote health, Homeopathic Remedies work by strengthening the child’s own body to heal itself. The remedies are non-addictive and presented in child-safe doses. No artificial colors or preservatives are used and manufacturing is in accordance with the highest pharmaceutical standards”. - Michele Carelse, Clinical Psychologist

What causes sleep problems in children?

We all struggle to sleep sometimes and children are no exception. Sometimes sleep problems become chronic and a pattern of Insomnia sets in. This can cause much frustration for children and their parents and can even result in relationship difficulties if the problem is not addressed. If you find yourself struggling to put your child to sleep night after night, then it is important to do something about it.

Here are some of the main causes of Insomnia in children and babies:

  • Teething
  • Lack of routine and bedtime ritual
  • Childhood Depression, Anxiety or trauma
  • Family problems
  • Intestinal worms
  • Diet high in sugar and stimulants like coffee and tea

What is Serenite Jr. and how can it help?

Serenite Jr. is a safe and effective Herbal Remedy specially formulated by our Clinical Psychologist to calm and relax young children and induce a state of drowsiness.

Serenite Jr. can safely be used by all children and babies over the age of 6 months and is gentle and non-addictive and will not drug your child. Together with consistent discipline, a regular routine and night time ritual and a loving home environment, Serenite Jr. can help to break poor and irregular sleep patterns and restore peace to your home.

As a parent, you will know that sleep remedies especially formulated for children are few and far between. In desperation many parents resort to using pain killers, cough medicines, antihistamines and other over the counter medicines. This is very bad for children and can seriously affect their health. These medicines have not been designed to use as sleep aids for children and regular use can result in addiction, nightmares and chronic Insomnia.

Doctors sometimes prescribe scheduled drugs for children to help them sleep. Once again, these drugs can result in addiction and do not solve the problem in the long term. Side effects are common and children are often very drowsy in the morning.

Serenite Jr. is different because it is formulated especially for children and uses Herbs and Homeopathic Remedies in a natural formula which is safe and effective.

Use Serenite Jr. to:

  • Gently and effectively treat childhood Insomnia without the risk of synthetic drugs
  • Prevent night time behavioral problems and restore healthy and regular sleep patterns
  • Relax and calm your child and promote natural, peaceful sleep
  • Assist with sleep problems caused by teething

What are the ingredients in Serenite Jr?

Serenite Jr. contains the following effective and child-safe natural ingredients:

Matricaria recutita (Chamomilla). In Beatrix Potter’s wonderful childhood tales, Peter Rabbit’s mother used Chamomile to put her little bunnies to sleep - and for very good reason! Chamomile has long been known as the world’s most soothing plant and has been used by mothers of many generations to safely relax their young children and induce a state of peaceful sleepiness. Not only does it promote drowsiness, but it also calms digestive upsets and Colic, soothes teething toddlers and relaxes anxious children.

Passiflora incarnata. Clinical studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of this herb in the treatment of Anxiety and Insomnia and it is well known and respected as a mild sedative and tranquilizer in naturopathic circles. Passiflora is also useful in treating Colic and its high safety profile makes it a gentle, yet very effective choice for treating the symptoms of Insomnia is babies and young children.

Coffea C30. Homeopathy works on the principle of ‘like treats like’ and homeopathically formulated Coffea is an excellent remedy to calm the overexcited and irritable person. Children who become very sensitive, restless and ‘unreasonable’ at bedtime will benefit from this proven homeopathic remedy.

Cina C30. Also homeopathically prepared, Cina works well for children who are irritable, ‘touchy’ and tend to have temper Tantrums at bedtime and who often twitch, toss and turn in their sleep. Also beneficial for those who grind their teeth and for children with intestinal worms.

How do I use Serenite Jr?

Serenite Jr. comes in convenient drop form, making it easy to adjust the dosage for children of different ages.

Simply dilute the drops in about 1/4 cup (less for the younger child) of water, juice or warm milk about 15 minutes before bedtime.

Dosage: 6 months - 12 years: 1 or 2 drops per age year of the child about 15 minutes before bed. Do not exceed 15 drops.

For children with stubborn sleep problems, it is better to give the lower dose and then repeat if necessary within 30-45 minutes. Should the child wake up more than 3 hours later, dosage may be repeated again.

Dosage: Children over 12 years old: 15 - 20 drops or use SerenitePlus Drops for teenagers and adults.

Babies younger than 6 months old: Use Triple Complex Sleep Tonic

How quickly does Serenite Jr. work?

Serenite Jr. is concentrated and especially formulated for rapid absorption into the system. Drowsiness usually results within 5 - 10 minutes.

How has Serenite Jr. helped others?

“My daughter is 5 years old and has been having nightmares - she is afraid to go to sleep. I got so desperate I am ashamed to say that I even gave her a big dose of cough medicine and paracetamol to try and get some peace. (which I will never do again) Thank you for a wonderful product that has really worked. Even the nightmares have gone!” Jill, Pinetown, KZN.

“We have struggled to get our twins to sleep ever since they were born and have always been reluctant to use anything that might harm their health. We tried Serenite Jr.on a friend’s recommendation and have been very impressed from the very first day. Peace reigns in our house in the evenings once again!!!” Bill and Karen, Cape Town.

“I am very happy to be able to recommend Serenite Jr.to any parent. It is very effective and has helped to settle my daughter at night without the usual fuss and struggle that used to go on for hours. It is great to have a natural product that works so well without causing any harm.” Sara, Edgemead

“As a single mother I could not face another night with my 3 year old. Every bedtime was a struggle and ended in both of us in tears. This Serenite Jr.has been a miracle for me and I am more confident with my child again”. Fiona D.

“I am a grandmother bringing up my grandson and I have found it so much more difficult than with my own children. He is afraid and has nightmares which keep us both awake. At bedtime it is as if nothing can go right and every little thing upsets him. he will not even allow me to hold him as I did with my own kids when they fussed at night. After trying nearly everything on the shelf, I tried the internet and came up with your website. Thanks to you for a very effective product and a peaceful night in my house again!” Carol

Is there anything else I can do to help my child?

  • Develop a consistent night time routine with supper, bath and a bed time story every night at the same time
  • Keep evenings calm and avoid boisterous games and TV programs
  • Eat the evening meal at least 90 - 120 minutes before bedtime and avoid heavy meals with lots of meat - pasta, rice, potatoes are better
  • Have a snack containing a soft biscuit and a glass of warm milk before bed (no food or drinks high in sugar content)
  • Avoid coffee, tea, chocolate drinks and other stimulant foods
  • Add Triple Complex Sleep Tonic to the daily use of Serenite Jr. for children who have struggled with Insomnia from infancy
  • Add iBaba Colic Calmer for infants with severe teething and Colic problems
  • For children over 6 who have symptoms of Depression or an Anxiety disorder, combine Serenite Jr. with MindSoothe Jr. and/or KiddieCalmer

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Boo Boo Juice Recipe For Children’s Owies

January 16th, 2006

Sometimes our little ones get a boo boo, and the fear from their injury is far greater than the boo boo itself. For these times when your little precious one is crying hard but the boo boo is minor, have him/her help you make this easy recipe. It gets them involved in learning first aid, helps take their mind off the boo boo, and the Lavender blend helps calm them and kill a few germs. Note: This recipe isn’t intended for serious cuts/scrapes or injuries.

Ingredients:

* 1 Cotton Ball
* Witch Hazel - enough to saturate the cotton ball
* 1-2 drops Lavender

Directions:

Depending on the age and abilities of your little one, have him/her help you by saturating a cotton ball with witch hazel. Then, apply one drop of Lavender to the saturated cotton ball. Have your little one smell the “boo boo juice.” Since Lavender helps bring calm, the aroma can be soothing. Then, apply the boo boo juice to the minor cut/scrape or allow your little one to take charge and do it. Apply a band aid if necessary.

Alternative Method:

If you prefer, you can create a pre-blended bottle of boo-boo juice to have ready for those minor cuts and scrapes. Add 1 ounce of witch hazel to a clean glass bottle. Then, add 5-6 drops of Lavender. Be sure to shake well prior to each use. I prefered to use the directions above when my daughter got little cuts and scrapes, as the process of “making” the boo boo juice really helped take her mind off of her injury.

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Mountain Rose Herbs is where NHH recommends you purchase all of your Bulk Herbs, Spices, Teas and single oils!

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The Age-Old Problem of Motion Sickness - What Will Help?

January 9th, 2006

Travel or Motion Sickness can have a debilitating effect on your life and is a handicap that may be difficult to overcome.

Whether you suffer from Car Sickness, air sickness or Sea Sickness, CanTravel is the natural solution that works quickly and safely every time!

What causes travel or Motion Sickness?

Travel or Motion Sickness is caused by movement in different directions, particularly when the individual is sitting or standing still in a moving vehicle, boat or plane.

It can also happen when there is a loss of visual contact with the outside horizon or due to pressure changes in the inner ear during air travel.

These events may cause confusion in the balance center of the inner ear, leading to fatigue, nausea, dizziness and even vomiting. It is not known why some people are more prone to Motion Sickness than others. While children may eventually outgrow Motion Sickness as their perceptual abilities mature, some people suffer the symptoms throughout their lives.

What is CanTravel?

CanTravel is a unique formula containing a combination of selected Herbs, biochemic tissue salts and homeopathic ingredients to treat all the major symptoms of Travel or Motion Sickness.

Presented in pleasant and fresh tasting dissolvable granules that are sprinkled on the tongue, CanTravel is easy and convenient to administer to adults and small children alike.

CanTravel is an effective Natural Remedy which does not cause side effects associated with prescription drugs for Motion Sickness.

What are the Ingredients of CanTravel?

CanTravel contains the following ingredients in our unique herbal/homeopathic formula:

Zingiber officinalis (Ginger) has a long history of medicinal use in traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic (Indian) medicine. Modern research confirms its effectiveness in relieving the symptoms of nausea, vomiting, Indigestion, Flatulence and dizziness. Working mainly in the digestive tract, Zingiber boosts digestive fluids and neutralizes acids, making it an effective alternative to anti-nausea medication, but without the usual unpleasant side effects. Zingiber has strong anti-inflammatory and pain relieving properties and is also used to treat Arthritis and other inflammatory diseases .

Mentha piperita (Mint) one of the most effective of the mint Herbs, has been used for centuries to relieve Indigestion, nausea and Heartburn. Modern research has demonstrated its effectiveness in soothing the symptoms of Diverticulosis, IBS and other digestive disorders. Mentha piperita is widely cultivated for medicinal uses and also has anti-inflammatory and anti-spasmodic properties. It relaxes the muscles of the digestive tract and stimulates the flow of natural digestive juices and bile, thereby assisting healthy digestion.

Kalium phosphate (Kali. phos.) is a biochemic tissue salt which is very effective in the treatment of Anxiety and stress and is often referred to as a natural tranquilizer. It has many benefits, among them the relief of a ‘nervous stomach’.

Cocculus C30 is a homeopathic remedy well known for its ability to relieve Travel Sickness, vertigo, nausea and vomiting.

Pulsatilla vulgaris C30 is used homeopathically in the treatment of nausea and vomiting and also helps to calm and soothe the sufferer of Travel Sickness, particularly when there is an aversion to the enclosed space and a need for fresh air.

Lactose (inactive ingredient): CanTravel is presented in small tasty lactose granules that dissolve easily in the mouth. The amount of lactose used is very small and is generally well tolerated even by people who are lactose intolerant.

CanTravel contains no gluten, artificial flavors, colors or preservatives

How do I use CanTravel?

Children and Adults:Fill inner circle of cap with granules (level, not heaped) and sprinkle on the tongue in a clean mouth 15 minutes before journey.

Thereafter repeat every 20 minutes if necessary. Improvement should be noted within a few minutes.

Babies and Small Children: Half fill inner circle of cap with granules (level not heaped) and sprinkle on the tongue in a clean mouth 15 minutes before journey.

Thereafter repeat every 20 minutes if necessary.

Note: Although the ingredients in CanTravel have a high safety profile, safety during Pregnancy has not yet been established. The ingredients of CanTravel are not known to interact with any other prescription medication.

Use CanTravel to:

  • Relieve all the major symptoms of travel and Motion Sickness
  • Prevent nausea, dizziness and vomiting without the side effects of prescription drugs
  • Calm and soothe the nervous stomach
  • Relax and relieve the symptoms of nervousness and Anxiety related to travel and Motion Sickness

How has CanTravel helped others?

“I wanted you to know that we have used your CanTravel granules for my little girl with great success. It was always difficult to travel anywhere in the car except for very short journeys and I didnt like the nausea medication we always had to give her. CanTravel is wonderful because it prevents her from feeling sick and she is much calmer during the journey. I can highly recommend this product. ” - Fiona J.

“Thank you for a very successful treatment of my motion illness. I can recommend this remedy to anyone who has it because it has really worked for me! What a pleasure to be able to go on a boat trip with my friends without throwing up!!!!!!!!” - Sidney

“As a mother, I really can’t believe that I have finally found a solution to my son’s Travel Sickness! He is 10 years old and we have tried so many things - he hates taking any kind of medicine and is usually upset and anxious before we even leave. All our vacations needed to be planned around his problem. These granules are tasty - after some initial refusal, he now loves taking them and they work so well that our son is now able to enjoy a car journey for the first time in his life. His father and I were amazed at how we could all sing along in the car the other day (including him!) It is also a great relief that he can accompany his class on school outings without feeling ill and nervous. Thank you for recommending this product to me!” - Jess (grateful mother)

How long until I see results?

Improvement should be noted within a few minutes. CanTravel may be repeated if necessary, especially during longer journeys.

How long does one bottle last?

This depends on frequency of travel, but CanTravel can last for a number of journeys.

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For Guaranteed, Effective, 100% Natural Herbal Remedies , please visit Native Remedies

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NaturalEco Organics is where we recommend you go for Organic, natural, chemical-free products and quality remedies for a safe, healthy journey for Mom and Baby, from Pregnancy to baby’s Nursery!

Mountain Rose Herbs is where NHH recommends you purchase all of your Bulk Herbs, Spices, Teas and single oils!

Are you looking for quality Vitamins, diet aids and health Supplements? Visit the Health Supplement Shop - highly recommended by NHH!

Teething Gel

December 21st, 2005

1 ounce pure vegetable Glycerin 2 drops Essential Oil of Clove

Add one drop of Clove to your Glycerin and shake it until it is well blended. Test it on yourself to make sure it is not too strong before adding another drop. For a young baby I use 2 drops.

You could use vegetable oil instead of Glycerin if you want. Glycerin is very sweet so it makes the remedy a bit more appealing.

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For Guaranteed, Effective, 100% Natural Herbal Remedies , please visit Native Remedies

ReflexAromas is where you can find Quality Reflexology Tools, specially-formulated Essential Oil blends for a variety of health conditions, Massage Therapy tools and Crystals.

NaturalEco Organics is where we recommend you go for Organic, natural, chemical-free products and quality remedies for a safe, healthy journey for Mom and Baby, from Pregnancy to baby’s Nursery!

Mountain Rose Herbs is where NHH recommends you purchase all of your Bulk Herbs, Spices, Teas and single oils!

Are you looking for quality Vitamins, diet aids and health Supplements? Visit the Health Supplement Shop - highly recommended by NHH!


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