It is a shock to find out that one’s small child can’t see properly. I somehow thought because children are still small their eyes should be very good. Well, actually I didn’t give it much thought at all. Until it happened. The trouble is, children don’t know what things should look like. Or, if their […]
The princess and the pea
I grew up with a number of sensory quirks, which seemed to run in the extended family. These goings on were duly noted and mostly disregarded. I recognise similar traits in my little daughter. Quite the sensory circus over at our house sometimes. These sensory traits meant that having my hair combed was screaming agony. […]
Propolis: Natural alternative to antibiotics?
Honeybees produce a greenish-brown resinous substance called propolis. It is used as a coating for beehives, to strengthen the cells – much like a type of cement. Propolis also acts like a protective barrier against invasion from parasites in the hive. It inhibits bacterial and fungal growth. The bees collect this resinous mixture from conifers, […]
The importance of Vitamin A
Vitamin A is vital for growing children. This vitamin helps with vision development, healthy eyes and night vision. It is necessary to build strong tooth enamel. Sufficient Vitamin A stores help the immune system to function properly. Vitamin A needs healthy levels of proteins and iron in the body to be absorbed. The vitamin is […]