Kids Immunity Course

Getting Kids - and families - thriving through winter and throughout the year.


Building a Resilient Immune System

Your children (and you!) have the birth right to THRIVE, not just survive!

What is Kids Immunity Course?

This course was originally developed to help get your kids through winter minimising the need for antibiotics, pain killers, fever medications and steroids. Little did we know that a global event would take place, making having a resilient immune system more important than ever!

The medications prescribed to children for infections, allergies and asthma attacks are all important life saving medications, however they tend to be HEAVILY over prescribed. These classes of medications have a strong impact on gut health, the gut microbiome, the liver and our longer term ability to have a resilient, regulated immune system (think prevention of autoimmunity and cancer, for example).

Imagine if your kids didn't need to be medicated so often.

Imagine if there was less need for doctor visits, days off school.

Imagine fewer sleepless nights and less worry about your child coming home sick from daycare or school.

What does having a resilient immune system mean?

  • Reducing the frequency of infections
  • Reduced severity of infections
  • Faster recovery from infection
  • Better / more complete recovery from infection (no lingering post viral syndrome, for example)
  • Reduced occurrence of asthma, eczema, hay fever and allergies.

For the longer term it means:

  • Reduced risk of many types of cancers
  • Reduced risk of developing autoimmune diseases (now in pandemic proportions)

What's fascinating is it's not only your immune function that benefits from having a resilient immune system.

Helen Padarin
Helen Padarin

There are so many body-wide benefits too, for example:

  • Less ADD / ADHD
  • Clear up brain fog
  • Better moods
  • Better behaviour
  • Better sleep

Why do we see mental, emotional and behavioural benefits from regulating our immune system? Because there are actually more immune cells in your brain (called micro-glia) than there are brain cells! YEP!! Crazy huh! When immune cells are overactive, they can cause agitation of neurons / brain cells and that's one way that immune function impacts your kids brains (and yours too of course!).

This course is an investment not only in your child’s health for the months ahead, but a lifelong investment in your child’s health.


Children with resilient immune systems grow into empowered adults with resilient immune systems.



About Helen Padarin

Helen Padarin is one of Australia’s leading experts and loudest voices in the revolution of holistic health driven by real food.

With a knack for breaking down complex concepts into easy-to-implement actions, she is a respected naturopath, nutritionist, medical herbalist and best-selling author renowned for her vast knowledge in all things vitality.

Having worked from one of Sydney’s most highly regarded integrative medical centres for the last 21 years, Helen has now dreamt up and created her own integrative health practice WELL EMBODIED – and it’s all online, so you can access our practitioners no matter where you are in the world.

Helen has an insatiable hunger for knowledge born of experience. This has seen her complete a bachelor degree in Health Sciences (Naturopathy) and advanced diplomas in nutrition, herbal medicine and massage. She has also completed extensive post-graduate training in treatment for metabolic, neurologic, digestive and immune disorders.

A prolific writer, Helen written chapters on paediatrics and Autism Spectrum Disorders for peer-reviewed textbooks Clinical Naturopathic Medicine and Advanced Clinical Naturopathic Medicine (published by Elsevier).

However you’re more likely to recognise her as a co-author of her best-selling books “BubbaYumYum” with Charlotte Carr and Pete Evans and "The Complete Gut Health Cookbook" with Pete Evans; the latter debuting at no.1 in the lifestyle charts, and remaining in the top 10 for an extended period of time.

Of course, her passion for wellness isn’t just confined to office hours. Helen carries over the themes of nature and health in her downtime, whether that’s walking in nature, playing in the ocean, working on her fitness or spending quality time with her friends and family.

Helen finds nothing more satisfying than seeing patients and clients inadvertently spread inspiration to friends and family around them.

Vitality, it turns out, is contagious!

Helen’s qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Health Sciences (Naturopathy) – University of New England
  • Advanced Diploma of Naturopathy (Nature Care College, Sydney)
  • Diploma of Nutrition (Nature Care College, Sydney)
  • Diploma of Botanical Medicine (Nature Care College, Sydney)
  • Diploma of Remedial Massage (Nature Care College, Sydney)
  • Holistic Lifestyle Coach (CHEK Institute)
  • MAPS (Medical Academy of Paediatric Special Needs ) Practitioner Training
  • Somatic Experiencing Practitioner in training (final year) (Somatic Experiencing International)

About Heidi East

Heidi is a mother of three young children and a qualified naturopath, nutritionist and doula. Before leaving clinical practice to start her own family, she worked at an integrative medical centre The Grove Health Pymble, where she and Helen met many moons ago (back in 2003!)! Heidi’s practice specialised in women’s health, fertility management, pregnancy and children’s health.

Having children of her own gave Heidi a wealth of knowledge and practical experience in implementing fermented foods, real food and traditional methods of food preparation, which is now invaluable when working with clients. She has developed a deep expertise in the practical tips and information of applying the knowledge at home and in a family.

Working as a Doula has been a natural extension of Heidi’s passion to support people to have empowered births and a truly positive experience which supports them in a fulfilled way on the journey of parenthood. Those who have had Heidi support them through pregnancy, birth and beyond truly know what a gift it is to have this wise, wild and incredibly nurturing woman to guide them.

Heidi’s qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Health Sciences (Natural Medicine) – Charles Sturt University
  • Advanced Diploma of Naturopathy (Nature Care College, Sydney)
    Diploma of Nutrition (Nature Care College, Sydney)
  • Diploma of Remedial Massage (Nature Care College, Sydney)
  • Fertility Management Certificate (Francesca Naish)
  • Body Ecology Diet training (with Donna Gates)
  • Four Seasons Journey (School of Shamanic Womancraft)
  • Birth Doula and Post Natal Doula Training (with Anna Watts)

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