Anna Mapson

Why is my child a fussy eater? 7 reasons your child may be a food refuser

Anna, our registered Nutritional Therapist, looks at some reasons for fussy eating in children. Anna works with children and women in Bristol or via Skype. There may be aspects of your child’s diet which can influence their attitude to food, or there might be things to consider about your expectations and attitudes. Here are some …

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Baby brain

‘Baby brain’ is what we say mothers get when they are tired, forgetful can’t cope with the fast pace of society. It’s seen as a negative thing, perhaps because we live in a society where the values of science, maths and logic are valued above everything else. We can choose to see this period of …

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Is your child too clean? The role of bacteria in children’s gut health

Tips on how to influence and support your children’s gut health by our registered nutritional therapist Anna. Anna works with families including children to identify the optimal diet for individual health. Are you always using antibacterial handwash, sanitising your children’s hands at the park or bleaching away the bacteria in your kitchen? You might be …

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Fevers: How to manage a child’s high temperature

With cold and flu season here, the next time you or your children are poorly, you may be reaching for the paracetamol to reduce their fever. It’s natural to worry about your child’s high temperature and want to reduce their symptoms. But research shows that we actually need to thank our fever for helping fight …

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Help! My 12 Month Old Won’t Eat – 10 Tips For Feeding a One Year Old

In a recent 1:1 weaning session yesterday I met a one year old who had become very fussy about eating suddenly, and seemed to reject a lot of foods that were accepted before. Sound familiar to any of you?? We often hear parents saying ‘My 12 month old won’t eat, and they were brilliant before!’ …

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Fertility – Sleep may affect sperm quality

Are you trying to conceive? So much attention is focused on a woman’s fertility because our reproductive systems and hormones are more varied and complicated. You might be exercising, eating well, perhaps taking some herbs or acupuncture. You may have also thought about your partner’s sperm quality and it can be improved. But have you …

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Pregnancy Diabetes – what is it and what to eat?

Do you have pregnancy diabetes? Take a look at our tips for managing this condition. What is Gestational / Pregnancy Diabetes? Gestational diabetes means you’ll have too much glucose in your blood and you can’t produce enough insulin. This happens because an increase in pregnancy hormones means you’re less sensitive to insulin, which helps glucose get …

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Pregnancy Heartburn

How your body changes during pregnancy Pregnancy Heartburn or Reflux can be very painful. You don’t have to ignore this and carry on, there are some small changes you can make to reduce the impact of the changes during pregnancy. As your pregnancy progresses the stomach is displaced upwards and rising progesterone levels relax the …

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