The importance of sleep for children's health.

March 22, 2019

OUR CHILDREN'S SLEEP HABITS

 

 

 

NATUROPATHIC APPROACH TO SLEEP ISSUES IN CHILDREN
GOOD SLEEP NUTRIENTS

 

There are some nutrients that are fundamental in producing good sleep chemistry in
our children and adults, these are:

 

ZINC ~ zinc unfortunately is less and less available in our soil, so is therefore quite low
in our food, however oysters are a good source of zinc, but getting kids to eat oysters
regularly can be a challenge. I suggest a supplement, please feel free to email me and
Ill recommend the best supplement for your child.

 

MAGNESIUM ~ magnesium is a nervous system relaxant, it helps to relax muscles and
induce good sleep. I often throw my kids into an Epsom salt bath when we have had a
over-stimulated day and they inevitably go off to sleep with a little less fussing! Foods
rich in magnesium are green leafy vegetables, fruit like figs, avocado, bananas and
berries.

 

CALCIUM ~ calcium is a nervous system sedative, it helps to calm excitary nuero-
transmitters in our brain so can be helpful for the overthinking children. Calcium can
be found in nuts and seeds, dairy products, green leafy vegetables and sardines.

 

IRON ~ iron is very important for transporting oxygen around the body and especially to
the brain. When there isn’t enough oxygen to the brain you wont drop into your
deepest level of sleep. Iron rich foods are organ meats, grass fed red meats, green leafy
vegetables, dried figs, sultanas and goji berries.

 

RECIPE
1 cup organic rolled oats
¼ cup pepitas
2 tablespoons sunflower seeds
2 tablespoons chia seeds
½ cup shredded coconut
3 tablespoons organic coconut oil
1/3rd cup maple syrup or honey

 

Preheat oven 160C
Line baking tray

Melt maple syrup or honey, coconut oil and vanilla essence
Combine both the wet and dry ingredients
Press into a 20cm square tin
Bake 15mins
Remove from oven and allow to cool completely
Cut into 12 bars and store in an air tight container

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ph: 0414 071 314 e

emily@emilyroseyates.com 

www.emilyroseyates.com


3/191 Bronte Road, Queens Park NSW 2022
 

 

 

 

 

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