Men, Mums & Minors - The Best Herbs You Never Knew!

Plenary Session (1hr) - Group Presentation with Dawn Whitten and Daniel Robson

In this Plenary Session, three panelists, Belinda Robson, Dawn Whitten and Daniel Robson come together to give their go-to herbal remedies for conditions affecting men, mothers and children.

Belinda will discuss some of her favourite herbs to use with children, that are easy on compliance, and suitable across a broad range of conditions.

Dawn will share her experiences with herbs she considers to be standout herbs when working with women and mums. These are herbs that consistently and reliably work, and that she feels are worth highlighting and rediscovering.

Daniel will discuss herbal medicines not commonly thought of as “male repro herbs” that he finds particularly useful, with the aim to broaden clinicians male reproductive materia medica.

 

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Men, Mums & Minors - The Best Herbs You Never Knew!

Plenary Session (1hr) - Group Presentation with Dawn Whitten and Daniel Robson

In this Plenary Session, three panelists, Belinda Robson, Dawn Whitten and Daniel Robson come together to give their go-to herbal remedies for conditions affecting men, mothers and children.

Belinda Robson: Minors represent a tricky cohort to treat for naturopaths and herbalists due to the taste issues associated with liquid mixtures, and inability to swallow capsules. As patients however, children are also vital and responsive to herbs and nutritional intervention. Natural medicine can play a very important role in their acute health care, while also promoting positive long term health outcomes. Childhood is a key time of life for proactive and preventative healthcare, and implementing healthy lifestyle choices that may persist throughout the lifespan. Creativity and flexibility is a key part of successful prescriptions for minors, to be able to move past the taste and form difficulties, and be an effective part of their health care. As a member of this panel Belinda will discuss some of her favourite herbs to use with children, that are easy on compliance, and suitable across a broad range of conditions.

Dawn Whitten: Dawn will share her experiences with herbs she considers to be standout herbs when working with women and mums. These are herbs that consistently and reliably work, and that she feels are worth highlighting and rediscovering.

Daniel Robson: Health concerns relating to sexual and urinary function are common in men, with an increased prevalence of erectile dysfunction and lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) especially seen as men age. A growing body of evidence points to the role of cardiovascular health, metabolic syndrome, and systemic inflammation as important contributors to these conditions, and as such underscores the important role Naturopathic clinicians have in helping men to manage these issues. As a member of this panel, Daniel will discuss herbal medicines not commonly thought of as “male repro herbs” that he finds particularly useful, with the aim to broaden clinicians male reproductive materia medica.

Belinda is a Southern Cross University trained naturopath, and one of the collective who operate Goulds Natural Medicine, a 136 year old apothecary & clinic in central Hobart. Belinda is passionate about children’s health, particularly the ways in which we can help children reach their potential through diet & nutrition. More specifically, Belinda is interested in improving the health and development of children with developmental and learning difficulties. This year Belinda will complete a Master’s Degree in Developmental Disability through the University of Sydney. Belinda hopes to combine this knowledge with her natural medicine degree to improve support for children and families that have additional challenges. During her career, Belinda has presented to professional audiences on children’s health, has published journal articles in this area, and has recently authored the Down Syndrome chapter in the soon to be published second edition of Clinical Naturopathic Medicine.