As mothers we all want the very BEST for our children. Good grades at school, a strong sense of self, excellent social and emotional wellbeing and let’s face it, as little visits to the doctor as possible right?!
But what if we are sabotaging their health and don’t even realise it?
When I first started out on my health journey one of the things that shocked me most was the stats around children’s health. Obviously it didn’t hit home as much as it does now, raising two babies of my own. But still, it is hard to ignore.
According to the WHO, childhood obesity has increased 10 fold in the last 40 years with overweight children also rapidly on the rise. Where numbers like 1 in 10 children were overweight, it is now 1 in 4! We also know that there are a whole host of health issues that result from being overweight if left unmanaged. This can range from something as serious as diabetes, to poor concentration and learning difficulties, mood disorders and low self esteem.
I’m so excited to bring you this interview with award nominated health journalist and gut health guru Kale Brock to talk all about the health crisis affecting our children and to celebrate his upcoming FREE TO AIR documentary on Sunday 9th December 7pm AEST with expert commentary on the matter.
We also discuss the nutritional guidelines and what we as mums can do to lay the foundation of real health for our babies as well as his kids book all about the importance of, well, the gut of course!