Lucinda Miller brings a fascinating perspective on childhood nutrition. She is a Naturopath, Herbalist and Functional Medicine Practitioner with over twenty years expertise. Lucinda specialises in children, particularly in helping those with learning, behavioural or mental health challenges. She also has a wealth of experience in helping fussy eaters, children with immunity issues or those with digestive problems.

She has a clear central message; if you’re worried about your child in any way, don’t forget the profound impact nutrition can have. Her mission is simple, yet far reaching- to remind us that what we feed our children can have an impact on every aspect of their lives (and ours).

Lucinda has recently released her book “The Good Stuff: Delicious recipes and tips for happier and healthier children”. She has a practical perspective on cooking and food, and believes making one healthy meal from scratch a week can have a true difference.

We discuss-

-        Her background and why she wrote her book. Lucinda explains exactly what her specialities as a Naturopath, Herbalist and Functional Medicine Practitioner are. We discuss the stark difference between traditional medicine and naturopathy; where you’re treating an individual as a whole, rather than individual symptoms.

-        ADHD in children, and her approach to treating it. Lucinda shares the moving story of her own son, who had developmental problems as a child. Hear how after testing him and treating his underlying gut issues and deficiencies, he was transformed and is now applying for University. She explains how this motivated her to pursue her specialism today.

-        What you should do if you are concerned about a health issue with your child. We discuss the importance of not forgetting to consider wider issues such as physical health, diet and environment, if you’re worried about your child from a mental health perspective.

-        Her food philosophy for children. Lucinda reveals exactly why she believes over-processed foods are the root cause of most modern health conditions. We discuss sugar, and how it can be detrimental, but also chat about the dangers of low-sugar alternatives.

Lucinda’s book “The Good Stuff: Delicious recipes and tips for happier and healthier children” is now available on Amazon.

Timestamps

05:10     Why she wrote the book

10:00     The central message in her book

12:06     Functional medicine becoming more mainstream

14:20     Different cultures and their perspective on health and nutrition

17:10     The story of Lucinda’s son

24:00     What to do if you’re concerned about your child

27:50     Her food philosophy for children

32:33     For busy mums: try to get one healthy, made from scratch meal made per week

35:44     Sugar and children

39:40     If you could give one gift to all the mothers in the world, what would it be and why?