JUVENILE IDIOPATHIC ARTHRITIS (JIA)
I know how exhausting, frustrating, and overwhelming parenting a child with chronic health problems can be. I’ve been in your position.
My daughter was 2 when diagnosed with autoimmune Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA). After a focus on integrative and functional medicine nutrition (addressing her root causes and healing her gut) she has been in unmedicated remission since 2020. You can read more here.
You may have tried many things and can’t get to the bottom of your child's health problems. You may have spent many hours researching and visiting doctors and specialists. Your child may be eating well but still not getting better. You’ll do whatever it takes.
Or perhaps you're all new to this and have no idea where to start.
Think of me as part of your "cheersquad".
I understand the power of food and impact that it has on the systems in your child's body. I collaborate with you and your child's health team so we can work out ‘what is going on in there’.
It’s going to take consistency and being persistent. It’s going to take a holistic approach to identify the root causes and address them all.
Regaining your child's health will take time. But one thing I learned from my experience and that of my clients – you won’t regret starting today.
In taking a functional nutrition approach, it’s our goal to create healthy habits while working towards addressing some of the root causes of your child's symptoms.
Want to learn more? Click here to check out some of the free resources that I've compiled for you.
If you're ready to get started I have 3 options for us to work together - depending on what suits your child and family best.
OPTION 1: WORKSHOPS
Watch them in your own time
I've developed workshops to help you start making changes (click here to access). This option is best if you want help in slowly making changes to your child (and household’s) nutrition, especially in targeted areas (such as removing gluten / dairy, strategies to picky eaters, where to start in upgrading your family's nutrition etc).
You’ll get access to:
The pre-recorded workshop that you can watch in your own time
Resources (these vary for each workshop) - may include recipes, eBooks, templates to help you make changes
Access to a supportive community with likeminded parents and me
CLICK HERE to get immediate access to the workshops and resources.
If you also need help reducing and removing sugar, I've created the 5-Day Sugar Detox program that is gentle and easy to follow - you can access by clicking here.
OPTION 2: FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE NUTRITION CONSULTATION
An initial Integrative and Functional Medicine Nutrition Consultation is 2-hours where I explore what’s going on for your child and develop them a bio-individual plan.
This option is best if you:
Want to start investigating some of the potential root causes
Want a bio-individual plan for your child to optimise their gut health and nutrition
Want to run some functional tests (gut/poop, urine, hair – available in the USA and Australia)
CLICK HERE to book an appointment.
OPTION 3: THE PARENT'S ROADMAP TO JIA
This 4-month program (you'll have access for 12 months) will help you to make nutrition and lifestyle upgrades, including reducing foods that are hurtful (inflammatory) and increasing foods that are helpful (anti-inflammatory).
This program includes:
Delicious and Nutritious Family Friendly Recipes - Your child (or family) won’t feel deprived with the amazing recipes I have put together for you, and you’ll know exactly what to buy and cook. I share with you how to transition to removing gluten, dairy and sugar (and explain why) and also share with you some powerful ‘functional foods’ that are known to be anti-inflammatory.
Pre-Recorded Lessons (that you can view in your own time) - You will be guided through the program with step by step actions, helping you to make nutrition and lifestyle changes that fit in with your busy life. In these lessons I share with you some of the recent evidence around gut health and JIA, helping you to make changes that will support your child
Daily Support in a Closed Group - You’ll have my personal support and the support of other parents each step of the way in a private group, so you never feel stuck or like you’re alone.
Detailed Guide (eBook) - A comprehensive guide so you know what to do and when; along with details on the latest research supporting nutritional intervention for children with JIA.
Daily Protocol - An easy-to-follow document that you can print out and post on your fridge so you can stay on track.
Access to the program for 12 months.
This 4-month program is best if you:
Ready to take action – you can start immediately
Committed to being consistent with healthy nutrition and lifestyle upgrades over the next few months
Want to get started in cleaning up your child (and family’s) diet
Need support and motivation in choosing the right foods for your child
Require guidance on meal planning, shopping and meal preparation
Want to join a supportive and caring community of likeminded carers
CLICK HERE to register for The Parent's Roadmap to JIA Program (Group Program)
You are also invited to join the Program+, which includes everything above and also:
1:1 Integrative and Functional Medicine Nutrition Initial Consultation - We will meet for 120 minutes where I'll conduct a comprehensive chronological health history for your child, helping you to identify the next steps in their functional nutrition plan. You will provide me with any test results and background history before we meet. Future steps might include functional testing (tests such as hair analysis, gut microbiome / stool, blood etc). This session is very important to develop a personalized plan – as you’ll hear me say over and over again that each child is very different (bio-individuality) and their unique biochemistry, genetics, environment, infections, nutrition, hydration (the list goes on!) needs to be considered.
1:1 Integrative and Functional Medicine Nutrition Follow-Up Consultations x2 - These 60-minute follow-up sessions will be scheduled following our initial consultation.
The Program+ is best if you:
Want to start investigating some of the potential root causes
Want a bio-individual plan to optimise their gut health and nutrition
Want to run some functional tests (gut/poop, urine, hair)
CLICK HERE to register for The Parent's Roadmap to JIA Program+ (Group Program + Individual Consultations)