Naturally Better Clinic goes live! Our first product is the ebook – ‘Naturally Better,’ which has been released in time for National Down syndrome Awareness Month in USA, NZ and Australia – October 2009. More products and services will be added in the coming months…
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Resources provided by this website will be added to on an ongoing basis. My research continues, and now I have people suggesting products, books and therapies which I will review and possibly provide. I welcome suggestions, if you are looking for a particular practitioner in your area, or can’t find a supplement you need in your area (local or overseas), send me an email and I will do my best to find it for you. In the meantime, I begin with the following resources: NATURALLY BETTER – EBOOK OR PAPERBACK – All of the resources on this website are explained and defined in this book – in layman’s terms for all to understand, along with our story and a therapeutic diary of what we have done with our son. ONLINE NATUROPATHIC ADVICE – from our Naturopath, Dr Maria Colosimo SUPPLY OF SUPPLEMENTS – specifically formulated for children, targetting specific nutritional or behavioural problems – send an email for information about these BOOKS – there is a range of books now available, with more to be added in the coming months SEMINARS – I am proud to have brought a renowned International Speaker – Douglas Doman – to Australia earlier this…
Having been online since October 2009, there are now literally hundreds of pages on this website. To make it easy to find some articles which you may find helpful, following is a list of the most popular ones: WHAT IS BIOMEDICINE? INTERVIEW WITH INTEGRATIVE MD, DR BRAHAM RABINOV Dr Rabinov, thank you so much for agreeing to this interview. Firstly, could you please explain in layman’s terms what ‘Biomedicine’ means? In my opinion “Biomedicine” is not a strictly defined medical term but a general term to encourage inclusion of a focus on medical conditions from a biological perspective. These include physiological, biochemical and nutritional factors. These factors may affect all body functions including cognitive, emotional and behavioural aspects of brain function…. Read More… WHY TEACH OUR LITTLE KIDS TO READ? Some of the families I am in contact with have kids who are immobile – if they don’t have a communication method this creates huge frustration – this program provides a conduit for interaction and the results are stunning – even in kids who are older, they can learn this way too. Read More… GOOD FATS: OMEGA-3 AND THE HEALTH CONSUMER by Sita Huber, our Online Nutritionist Many of us…
Naturally Better Ebook & Paperback
Extracts from Naturally Better
There are several extracts from the book published here on the website. Click on the chapter headings below to read. Bronte’s School Project
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To launch my book, I created a ‘virtual book launch’ video. This video has now been re-edited as a documentary to live here on the website. This documentary consists of the following: An interview with me, about why I wrote the book and our 3 year journey Home video showing my son from birth to 3 1/2 years An interview with Medical Herbalist – Wendy Dumaresq, Clinical Psychologist – Dr Lisa Phillips-Leece and Sound Therapist – Francoise Nicoloff An interview with Ty Belnap, an Actor & Surf Life Saver who happens to have Down syndrome The documentary runs for 26 minutes. Scroll down to watch it… I hope you enjoy it. If you’d like to leave feedback about this documentary, you can post a comment here or visit the Naturally Better Kids Facebook page – click here. To purchase your copy of Naturally Better – in paperback or ebook form, click here. click here for the mac version (NOTE – this is a very safe ebook download system, despite some browser warnings!!) Naturally Better is also now available through selected Australian Book Stores. Visit the Stockists page for details.
We will be adding to the list of available equipment over time. To begin with, we have been licensed to build Brachiation Ladders by The Institutes For The Achievement of Human Potential. Click here for details.
Who doesn’t remember spending endless hours on the monkey bars at school? Honestly I don’t remember a day in my primary years when I didn’t swing from them; ’round the world’ flips off the monkey bars was a competitive sport when I was 8! But where have they gone? Australian playgrounds are now populated with brightly coloured, twisted versions of the iconic monkey bar, these new ones having rungs too fat for a child’s hand to swing from. I don’t remember seeing more than one or two of the traditional straight framed ones in years. It turns out that swinging from the monkey bars is actually a valid form of therapy! While swinging from one rung to the next, the brain works left then right in a perfect alternating pattern, which – from what I have learnt – is an important part of growing up – neurologically. The Institutes For The Achievement Of Human Potential describe swinging from the monkey bars as ‘brachiation’. “Brachiation is the ability to swing from rung to rung on an overhead ladder. This activity is extremely easy for a very young child and extremely difficult for an adult. It is a very valuable ability because…
Anyone doing a developmental program with their child will need floor mats at some stage. Whether you opt for large or small mats is up to you, but it is wise to have Mats covering the floor beneath a Brachiation Ladder for obvious reasons. You can often buy brightly coloured mats in Reject Stores, Toy Stores or $2 Shops – they don’t look the best but they’re cheap! The following are links to Mats which can be purchased online at reasonable prices (for delivery throughout Australia): The Fight Factory: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=180682658044 Foam Sales: https://www.foamsales.com.au/shop/p-puzzle-mat.html If you can suggest another supplier, wherever you are, please send an email or leave a reply below.
Welcome to Naturally Better Foods! Our Online Food Store now stocks a wide range of wholefoods, organic groceries and supplements, including: GRAINS & BAKING NEEDS, FLOURS, PASTA, OILS, NUTS & SEEDS CLEANING PRODUCTS, PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS, AND MORE… To place an order, first download the current price list, (click here) and then call us on 0423 074 770 or email NaturallyBetterFoods@gmail.com The new price list has just been uploaded, including 2 new categories: SNACK & BREAKFAST FOODS FAMILY MEDICINE CHEST The Snacks and Breakfast foods category includes high protein Organic Quinoa Flakes and Buckwheat Rice Cakes, whilst the Family Medicine Chest category begins with immune boosting Olive Leaf Extract, Vitamin C powder (with bioflavonoids) and Wild Oregano Oil drops, which have powerful antibacterial, antimicrobial, anti-fungal, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory properties. Click here to download your copy of the current Price List! In addition, we’ve added even more high protein flours and grains including Quinoa flour and Amaranth seeds. Naturally Better Foods is a brand new online Food Store with a difference! Naturally Better Foods has all the benefits of a physical Health Food Shop, with the convenience of Home Delivery. The range of products available includes Organics, Grains, Nuts, Seeds…
I have a small but growing list of practitioners who support the approaches discussed in my book, Naturally Better. In this book, several modalities are explained in detail, including examples of how they benefitted our son, so parents can understand how and why these can be beneficial for young children. This list will grow as practitioners are recommended by readers, but it already includes practitioners from several countries. If you would like a copy of this directory emailed to you, send an email.
NATURALLY BETTER is not just one child’s story, it’s like a directory with product reviews of natural therapies for all children – including those with and those without challenges. The book explains how various supplements are beneficial, what difference our diet can make to mood and function and which therapies can be helpful for any child’s growing brain. The book actually explains how the brain and nervous system works and why various therapies are of use, which is handy if you’re not a practitioner like most of us! HOW SMART IS YOUR BABY by Janet Doman and Glenn Doman – this book actually explains the most critical milestones a child should go through in the first 12 months of life. Not only that, it explains how to help the child achieve these milestones, superbly. If your child is NOT challenged, this book can help you assist the child to achieve their absolute best. and is a fascinating road map for the first year. If your child does have some form of compromise, this book will show you how to establish if your child has met these milestones and if not, how to stimulate them to achieve these goals. For an…
I am in the wonderful position of receiving emails from parents who are noticing improvements in their children using modalities described in my book. Modalities are therapy methods, such as Osteopathy, Naturopathy, Nutrition, etc. Here are just some of the success stories – the ones which parents have agreed to let me publish. I fully respect that some parents do not wish to share their successes, but for the benefit of others, here are some inspiring stories of hope. If you have a story you would like to share, send an email. OSTEOPATHY FOR APNOEA About a month ago I received an email from a mother who had read my book and wanted some help with her son, Lester – 8 months old. Lianne had been told that Lester would have to have his adenoids out to relieve constant ’stuffiness’ and trouble breathing at night. At only 8 months old, Lianne was concerned this was too early for such a major operation and was looking for some natural alternatives. Based on experiences with my son, I told Lianne what I would do, as did a couple of the other parents who have read my book and are taking the natural…
Within my book, Naturally Better, I explain the array of supplements we have used for our son, along with the extensive catalogue of other alternative therapies we have used. The book explains – in laymans terms – how these supplements relate to brain function, boosting the immune system, etc. Supplements are vitamins and minerals, etc, which are produced naturally in order to ‘supplement’ the bodies needs – needs which are perhaps not being met just by food intake. In our modern world, with so many of our foods being highly processed and therefore low in nutritional value, many of us are in fact in desperate need of supplements. This deficiency – or malnourishment – can result in behaviour problems in any child. Nutrition and diet are important factors for all people, but for children with a disability or neurological challenge – such as Autism, they can make a massive difference to functionality and quality of life. We have had our son on a targetted nutrition program from birth, including many supplements prescribed by our Naturopath. On one memorable day, he was being very argumentative, stubborn and disobedient. In front of my daughters, I was telling my husband how frustrated I was…
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Teaching Materials – Blank Cards
In my efforts to make the teaching programs we have used both easy and affordable for the majority of parents, I have worked with The Institutes to provide a range of blank cards for use with their programs. The kits we have available are very convenient, but they only get the reading program started – it is desirable to begin with a minimum of 200 reading cards made up, hence the need for blank cards – even if you do buy the kits. There are 3 sizes of blank cards available as follows: READING CARDS These are 56cm x 15cm, plain white – gloss on on side, matte on the other. They are available in packs of 100 cards for $25.00 including GST. Shown here are 2 packs, and as mentioned above it is ideal to start with 200. Purchase these with the ‘How To Teach Your Baby To Read’ book, and you are ready to start! BOOK CARDS These are 28cm x 36cm, plain white – gloss on on side, matte on the other. They are available in packs of 100 cards for $25.00 including GST. Shown here is 1 pack. As discussed in the ‘How To Teach Your…
‘Sadly, the world has tended to look at brain growth and development as if it were predestined and unchangeable. The truth is that brain growth and development is a dynamic and ever-changing process.’ ~ ‘How Smart is Your Baby’ Glenn Doman & Janet Doman The Institutes For The Achievement Of Human Potential is an organisation based in Philadelphia, USA. The Institutes , founded by Glenn Doman in 1955, provide training for parents to run home based therapy programs for their own children. During the research and development of The Institutes programs, the list of people Glenn Doman collaborated with is extraordinary; some of those include double Nobel prize winning chemist Linus Pauling, Dr Edward B Le Winn, a paediatric neurosurgeon at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Adele Davis – Nutritionist and even NASA who had to research the brain because of the effects on astronauts of travel into space. Through his ground breaking research, Glenn Doman has enriched and even saved so many lives. Now well into his 90′s, Glenn still lectures to parents attending The Institutes in Philadelphia and he still makes time to meet with the children. The results achieved by children on these therapy programs are amazing and…
Below is a selection of testimonials about the book, ‘Naturally Better’. Book reviews are divided into categories as follows (click on the category to view these): PARENT REVIEWS PROFESSIONAL / PRACTITIONER REVIEWS ‘This book is an invaluable source for anyone wanting to tackle and conquer the myriad of challenges that our kids face. Kristen has listened to her heart and followed her instincts in a holistic manner, on how to heal and assist her son in achieving his personal best! This family’s journey reminds us that we have the power to be the masters of our destiny and we instinctively know that there is much we can do that is not necessarily the road most travelled.’ Deborra-Lee & Hugh Jackman ‘Kristen has shown us that with caring, patience and determination anything is possible. In my clinic everyday I see the healing potential of medicinal herbs, nutrition and other natural therapies, but when it’s mixed with a mother’s love and a positive attitude, well, the result is the miracle that is Gryffin Morrison.’ Janella Purcell, Biggest Loser Nutritionist www.janellapurcell.com ‘EVERY PARENT should read this book to know the power they have to help their child be their best, if they choose…
Scroll down to read all reviews. If you would like to submit a review, send an email. BOOK REVIEW – BY NATURAL PARENTING TIPS www.naturalparentingtips.com It isn’t often I would recommend a book to every parent but this one is just the inspirational story we all need to hear. It started in 2006 when Kristen Morrison gave birth to a beautiful baby boy Gryffin, who was later diagnosed with Down Syndrome. Instead of accepting that her son would have difficulties throughout his life, Kristen decided that he would lead a normal life. She takes you on her journey to ensure her son has a normal, happy life and does not accept the opinions of those who doubt her son’s ability to live a normal life. Years later Gryffin is actually developmentally more advanced than most children his age with no disabilities. While the book specifically focuses on Down Syndrome and natural treatments tried, the overall nature of pursuing what you believe in is the part I think is worthy for everyone to read. Her story is not new, parents and children have achieved extraordinary things in the past by pure determination and belief in themselves. A notable example is Napoleon Hill’s own child…
Scroll down to read all reviews. If you would like to submit a review, send an email. Sarah Davies, BA, RCpN, BN, Post Grad CMHN. This book is a breath of fresh air. I worked for 8 years in disability services and it was apparent that the disability was the thing that defined the treatment of these people. Through Kristen’s tireless research, she has given Gryffin the best start to life and has shown that people should not be defined by their disabilities. I only hope that all people in the disability field read this book and reflect on their practice. It can only make a positive effect for the people that they work with if they do!! BOOK REVIEW – BY ANTONETTE GOLIKIDIS Director, Little Innoscents – certified organic skincare, Dip. Health Sci (Remedial) (Melb. Institute) When many parents turn to despair as a result of finding out that their child has a disability or learning difficulty this one family combats that emotional turmoil, to look beyond traditional medicine to find answers for their child. Kristen tells a tail as a passionate advocate for allowing the body to work well naturally. She has shared her experiences and record keeping…
“I’ve read your book, I love it. Thanks for so many information that you gave. All I want for my daughter now is to start NAET and giving her glyconutrients :D…. Again thanks a lot for making me see that I have many options to do to make (my daughter) well” PU, Indonesia “Kristen, when i started reading your book, i was hoping to get a couple of ideas… but i never thought i would get this much information from it! I’ve made the decision (just still need to fully convince hubby) to stop giving my kids conventional vaccines…. my daughter Maddie is due for her 18 month chicken pox vaccine soon, but i have now found a homeopath that will do the homeopathic immunisation for her…. I never even knew this kind of thing existed until i read your book! …. The possibilities seem endless….” IB, Singleton, NSW “I received your book 2 days ago and haven’t put it down since. I love it. I sincerely admire and respect you for the battle in the name of love. You prove that parents can change the lives of their children with patience, unconditional love and devotion. NO matter what medicine has…
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