Archive for April, 2010

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD: Natural Treatments in Wynnum, Brisbane

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

Do you, or someone you love, suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)?  Have you been put onto a drug cocktail which is taking away your quality of life? PTSD can be supported with natural therapies, supporting the use of necessary medicines, but reducing the toxic load greatly.  Our clients with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder come to use for a variety of treatments such as:

  • Remedial Yoga Classes – allowing the body to relax
  • Meditation Classes – teaching tools to use in your daily life
  • Kinesiology Treatments – help to diffuse the stress stored in the subconscious and unconscious parts of the brain.  Kinesiology slowly changes the way the brain works, allowing more conscious areas of the brain to ‘come alive’ and allow the old memories to diffuse and relax.
  • Frequency Specific Microcurrent Treatments – can diffuse old emotional patterns stored in the cellular memory of the body.  Very non-invasive, simple and effective.  Can also be used to regenerate areas of the brain, the adrenal glands and other areas exhausted by the PTSD
  • Remedial & Relaxing Massage Treatments – increase serotonin and other feel good endorphins by reducing stress and inflammatory hormones such as cortisol and adrenalin.
  • Natural Supplements for the Nervous System – natural supplements for the nerves are improving and becoming stronger all the time.  Favourites for PTSD are Proxan, a natural anti-depressant, Stressan, improves anger issues, Neurocalm calms the nervous system and Gaba is a natural calming agent.

We use a combination of supplements and treatments in a programme to get you well fast.  Call us today on 3348 6098 to find out the best way to get you started.

Madonna Guy ND, Naturopath, Wynnum, Brisbane
New Leaf Natural Therapies

Vaccinations in a poor immune system: worst case scenario from the naturopathic point of view.

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

Unlike our medical counterparts who turn a blind eye to the side-effects of vaccinations, naturopaths and alternative health care professionals are seen to over-react to the concept of vaccinations.  Unfortunately there are many diseases and symptoms which parent believe linked to vaccines, and yet they are ignored for the most part and parents and naturopaths are considered fruit-loops!

We regularly have parents in our clinic who know, without a doubt, that a child’s personality, behaviour, immune system changed after vaccinations.  Is it a coincidence that the increase in the vaccination schedule goes hand in hand with an increase in asthma, allergies, ADHD, ADD, oppositional defiance disorder, and much more?  It’s scary when you start to look into vaccinations there are ‘the occasional death by vaccination’ but statistically it’s ‘too small to matter’.

Auto-immune diseases have been linked to vaccinations, the Swine Flu and Cervical Vaccines has created rheumatoid arthritis, hashimotos thyoid problems, skin issues such as eczema and much more.

Simply put, if our immune system isn’t viable and we inject toxins such as formadehyde, mercury, aluminium, embryo particles, it can’t handle it.  The body then goes into over-load and can shut down, affect the heart, affect the immune system and cause it to become over or underactive and much more.

The great news is that vaccination toxins can be removed with natural supplements such as glutathione, lipoic acid, ‘greens’ such as coriander (in big enough doses), along with natural therapies such as infrared saunas, frequency specific microcurrent, kinesiology and more.

What causes Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) & Fibromyalgia? Reasons for poor diagnosis in medical circles…

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

There are real reasons for poor diagnosis, medically, of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and Fibromyalgia.  Think about what happens in chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia – medically there is often nothing outstanding in the blood tests, slight variations in iron levels, liver function, but nothing conclusive.  There may be a little rise in inflammatory signs, and yet medically this will be blamed on ‘fighting a bug’, ‘pain’ or ‘being tired.’

Anything that slows down metabolism, makes the blood supply sluggish, upsets the liver and digestive tract can be involved in chronic fatigue. Isn’t it time to start dealing with the reasons, one by one, and get your life back on track??

Here are various reasons for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia and what tests we do to confirm/deny this is a problem for you.

  • the body is too acidic (urine test)
  • the body is inflamed (live blood analysis and cellular analysis/VLA)
  • heavy metal toxicity (urine test)
  • candida (blood)
  • celiac (blood)
  • helicobacter (blood)
  • insulin resistance (blood)
  • low HDL cholesterol levels (blood)
  • fungal and mould spore infestations (blood & kinesiology)
  • allergies/intolerances (live blood analysis & kinesiology)
  • general toxicity (live blood analysis & cellular analysis/VLA)
  • tooth toxins/amalgams
  • scar tissue toxins
  • environmental allergens & intolerances (kinesiology)
  • endocrine issues – thyroid, adrenals, sex hormones (kinesiology)
  • adrenal stress (kinesiology/blood)
  • emotional stress/post traumatic stress syndrome
  • poor immune system (live blood analysis)
  • geopathic stress
  • electromagnetic stress (kinesiology)
  • viral and bacterial load (live blood analysis & urine test)
  • parasites (live blood analysis)
  • digestive issues and leaky gut syndrome (live blood analysis)
  • poor diet
  • smoking, drugs and alcohol

You can see why the one-reason-fits-all ’cause’ that they’re looking for medically doesn’t work.  In all of the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia clients we see, there has been a combination of causes that we find through our various testing processes.

Our naturopaths all have experience in dealing with these causes, can recommend treatments to help speed up the healing processes and will recommend lifestyle changes that ultimately will save your cells!

Madonna Guy ND, Naturopath, Wynnum Brisbane
New Leaf Natural Therapies

Vaccination: Pros & Cons from a naturopathic perspective, Madonna Guy, Naturopath, Wynnum Brisbane

Monday, April 26th, 2010

Worried about vaccinations? Most people cope well, without side-effects and have no long-lasting effects.  As a naturopath, I’ve been treating immunity, pre-vaccination care and vaccination side-effects for 15 years.  Vaccinations are a tricky topic, very emotive and can be a huge struggle for parents to feel like they’re making the right decision.

Vaccination Benefits: If someone doesn’t take care of their health, then vaccination is perhaps the best option for them, but it’s people with poor immunity and poor health who are most likely to get the side-effects.  Vaccinations have been around for over 200 years and have without a doubt saved many thousands and thousand of lives over the years.  The theory is that people get close-to-immediate immunity for the specific ‘germ’ they are being treated for.

Most common side-effects of vaccinations: the usual suspects are fevers and vomiting.  Medically speaking, a vaccination side-effect must be reported within 24-48 hours, and the attending physician must ‘agree’ that it’s a side-effect or it doesn’t get reported.  This is how the AMA gets around the possibility of other problems being connected to vaccines.  It is interesting that problems such as Aspergers & Autism have been linked with vaccinations for 20 years or more, and yet they still claim that there’s no connection.  Consider this:  vaccinations by-pass the immune system, by being injected directly into the bloodstream, including all of the delightful vaccination-extras such as mercury, aluminium and formaldehydes.  As preservatives, they are fantastic, and they can last in our bodies for many year.

With 15 years experience, we suspect that vaccinations are linked with many health issues such as:

  • increasing asthma levels
  • auto-immune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and hashimotos
  • increasing allergies (1 in 4 in Australia)
  • increasing levels of autism and aspergers
  • poor behaviour, ADD, ADHD and ODD in children
  • poor immunity – constant colds and flus – after all we can’t vaccinate for everything!!!
  • chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia (heavy metals are linked with both)

What can we do to remove vaccination toxins, boost natural immunity and help the brain?

  • frequency specific microcurrent and specific nutrition to remove vaccination toxins
  • LEAP, NOT and other specialised kinesiology techniques to reconnect the brain
  • infrared saunas to boost toxin removal and detoxification from the body
  • using natural therapies, nutritional supplements, micrrocurrent techniques to increase immunity
  • testing processes such as live blood analysis, heavy metal toxicity, urine tests, cellular analysis to find the extent of the toxicity and the oxidative stress, and see improvement as it is being removed.

For more information:

  1. I highly recommend any parents/interested parties to go the the Australian Vaccination Network for more information:  www.avn.org.au
  2. Book in for an appointment with one of our naturopaths:  we all have extensive experience in coping with either option you choose – being vaccinated or choosing not to.

Madonna Guy ND, Naturopath, Wynnum Brisbane
New Leaf Natural Therapies

Hormonal problems, PMT, sore boobs & bad tempers…we can help!

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

New Leaf Natural Therapies is a specialist naturopathic clinic in Wynnum, Brisbane.  Our clinic specialises in hormonal balancing…  everyday there’s news about breast cancer, cervical cancer, ovarian cancer and medically, the news isn’t good.  And yet, New Leaf Natural Therapies team of naturopaths have great success in treating hormonal problems and hormonal imbalances!

What are the symptoms of hormonal imbalances in women? It is a gauntlet of symptoms that women face each month when their hormones are out of whack…  everything from tender and sore breasts, mood swings ranging from irritability and bad tempers to sugar cravings and chocolate cravings, blood sugar highs and lows, bloating, constipation and diarrhoea, back pain, leg pain and much, much more.

What are the causes of hormonal imbalances in women?

1.  Liver dysfunction: The longer the PMT/hormonal swings last, the worse the liver function is.  In the first part of the cycle, oestrogen is metabolised through the liver.  Symptoms in the 2nd half of the cycle (2 weeks from the first day of the period) are due to the liver not coping with the hormones in part 1…  When we can’t deal with our oestrogen, the liver converts it into a ‘dodgy’ form of oestrogen which is pre-cancerous.

2.  Stress:  the body prioritises hormonally, every second of every day.  Stress hormones are the highest priority  for the body to deal with day in, day out.  Stress hormones deplete the nutrients we need to create oestrogen, progesterone and testosterone, therefore stress is a major causes of hormonal imbalances and cancers such as breast cancer, ovarian cancer, uterine cancer and cervical cancer.

3.  Poor nutrition, bad diets, high levels of tea & coffee, soft drinks...  Hormones are made of nutrients, nutrients come form our foods.  Therefore if our diet is out of whack (people think they’re eating well, but they often are simply unaware of the dangers in their diets…) then we not only don’t get adequate nutrition, but poor diet depletes good nutrition from the body, the bones, the nerves and the muscles.

4.  Drug residue: we have found that drug residue left over from pain drugs, anesthetics, the oral contraceptive pill, operations, dental work, create toxicity on the cell membranes which can stop hormonal balance.  We deal with these simply, yet effectively!

So we can help you with hormonal imbalances, mood swings, tender breasts and and cancers of the female reproductive tract. Talk to us about our hormonal programme which saves you $$$ whilst we help you correct your hormonal imbalances.  Talk to us soon!!!

Madonna Guy
Naturopath, Wynnum, Brisbane
New Leaf Natural Therapies

Remedial Yoga Classes in Wynnum starting soon… book now!!!

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

Well, it’s official.

We are very excited that experienced Sheridan Oliver will be starting remedial yoga classes at New Leaf Natural Therapies on the 10th May, 2010.

There will be 1-2 classes on Mondays…  LIMITED to 8 people per class!!!!

9.30 am Monday mornings and/or

6.00pm Monday evenings.

Our clinic is non-toxic, quiet and beautiful.  The classes need to be pre-paid for 6 weeks, $96 per 6 week period.

Yoga has been useful for supporting people with stress, anxiety, pain, arthritis, heart conditions and insomnia!

Book on 3348 6098 with Helen or Gabby.

Madonna Guy, Naturopath, Wynnum Brisbane

Yoga Classes in Wynnum: run by Sheridan Oliver

Sunday, April 18th, 2010

Sheridan Oliver has 20 years of experience in running Yoga Classes, and we are pleased to have her join our team here at New Leaf Natural Therapies in Wynnum, Brisbane.

The Yoga Classes will be Remedial Yoga in nature – this is a highly specialised area in yoga training.  It allows Sheridan to put together a programme which suits the health needs of the students.  As a Remedial yoga instructor, at the end of a 6 week course, she will put together a ‘homework’ programme for individuals, as part of the cost of the course!

When?  Mondays 9.30 am and Mondays 6.00pm

Book your spot now.  Limited spaces available in our beautiful, non-toxic clinic.  3348 6098

Yoga is great for stress relief, better flexibility, reducing blood pressure and much more!

Natural Help Available for ADD/ADHD/ODD: great success with naturopathy, kinesiology, frequency specific microcurrent and natural herbal supplements

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

Are you seeking natural support for Attention Deficit Disorder, Attention Deficit & Hyperactivity Disorder or Oppositional Defiance Disorder, yep, the trio of ADD, ADHD & ODD!??  We use a combination of drug-free naturopathic supplements; LEAP kinesiology for brain integration; frequency specific microcurrent for toxin removal, vaccine toxin removal, heavy metal removal and brain integration.

We also find that working through dietary issues for ADD, ADHD & ODD (allergies, preservatives, herbicides, sugars, grains, carbohydrates) is fantastic for the brain.  We use a combination of testing procedures such as live blood analysis and urinary tests to find out how allergic a person is, then we work to help the immune system and the gut, so that they are dealing with foods, toxins, preservatives and allergens more easily.  We do an allergy balancing process which helps the body to sort through these gut and immunity issues.

Our LEAP Kinesiology process & our frequency specific microcurrent helps tremendously in ADD, ADHD & ODD (Attention Deficit/& Hyperactivity/Oppositional Defiance Disorders.  The combination of these helps to reconnect severed parts of the brain, remove toxins from the brain and body, diffuse old stress patterns and help with problem solving and anger control.  Combined with natural remedies to tone the nervous system and to help it de-stress, it’s a great plan!

We have been helping children with ADD, ADHD & ODD since1995.  Talk to us today about our Learning Enhancement / Brain Integration Programme. The children on our programme consistently improve and families start to reconnect.  Gabby and Annette are happy to talk to you on 3348 6098.

Madonna Guy, New Leaf Natural Therapies
Naturopath, Wynnum, Brisbane

Natural Support for Anxiety & Panic Attacks, Wynnum Brisbane

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

There is so much natural support available today for anxiety & panic attacks at our specialist naturopathic clinic in Wynnum, Brisbane.  Natural supplements and treatments work for anxiety and panic attacks, no doubt about it.  The length of time it takes to get it under control depends on how long the condition has been there and how deeply ingrained it is, but it’s time to get started.

Anxiety and panic attacks are linked to a fragmented nervous system. Under stress, there is a lack of connection between conscious and unconscious parts of the brain, the neurotransmitters don’t function properly, we get put into a ‘deep survival pattern’ where the brain simply can’t see things clearly.

We help anxiety and panic attacks with a multi-faceted approach.  Natural supplements which tone the nervous system, calm the stress hormones (cortisol, adrenalin and noradrenalin), increase feel good hormones (serotonin, gaba, dopamine) are crucial.  The brain is often inflamed due to toxic stress hormones, anesthetics, drug residue, vaccine toxins, pesticides and herbicides, plastics and more.  We have tests to find out if these are important to be dealt with.

Kinesiology and Frequency Specific Microcurrent are part of our approach for ridding the body of anxiety and panic attacks.  Old triggers and stressors can be activated at a moment’s notice when the brain feels the same emotion, stress or hormone.  Kinesiology and Frequency Specific Microcurrent effectively reduce the number of stress patterns in the brain.

We can definitely help with Anxiety and Panic Attacks:

  1. calm the nervous system
  2. improve brain function
  3. reduce old stress patterns
  4. relax with meditation and/or yoga classes
  5. deal with other health problems which may be linked

Talk to us today about getting your anxiety and panic attacks under control.

Madonna Guy ND
Naturopaths, Wynnum, Brisbane

Natural Help and Support for Depression & Mood Disorders at New Leaf Natural Therapies, Wynnum, Brisbane

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

There is effective, natural help and support for depression and mood disorders available at New Leaf Natural Therapies.  Have you been told you’ll be on anti-depressants for the rest of your life for your depression?  Have you tried, and failed, to get alternative help for those debilitating mood disorders?  Been to psychologists and psychiatrists, but nothing ever seems to change? Have you been told nothing else will help since it’s just a ‘chemical imbalance in the brain’??

The great news is that there is help for depression and mood problems.  There are very specific things we can do to help with depression and mood disorders.  Our clinic has been dealing with depression and mood disorders since 1995 with great success.  So if you are looking for another avenue to try, then look no further.  We are a specialist naturopathic and kinesiology clinic with plenty of knowledge and experience with depression and mood disorders.

Basically depression and mood disorders are about hormonal imbalance (that’s the chemical imbalance they’re always talking about).  Hormones are made of good fats and proteins and other nutrients.  So when we’re talking about improving depression and mood disorders we have a system to deal with it.

Here are 5 keys to improving depression and mood disorders.

  1. Find out which nutritional deficiencies you have and deal with those.  We have tests, questionnaires and processes to find out where the clinical nutritional deficiencies are and high quality supplements to improve these shortfalls.  Depression and mood disorders may be linked to magnesium, potassium, calcium, zinc, iron, B12, folate and other B Complex, essential fatty acids, to name a few.
  2. We have products which improve specific hormonal/neurotransmitter deficiencies such as serotonin, dopamine and gaba.  Proxan is a natural anti-depressant which improves serotonin levels, Gaba is a natural anti-anxiety capsule which improves gaba, the calming hormone, Prozestan is a natural supplement which improves dopamine, which helps give us the umph to get through the day, Stressan and Relaxan help to calm mood disorders which are linked to hormonal imbalances.
  3. We use kinesiology and/or frequency specific microcurrent to reset/reboot the nervous system and to ‘open up’ the conscious areas of the brain, which are the areas where happiness and feeling optimistic and looking forward to life, takes place.  Kinesiology and frequency specific microcurrent help to diffuse deep survival patterns which have been running for weeks, months or decades.  These are gentle processes which make huge changes to the way the brain functions.
  4. We need to reduce inflammation of the brain.  It has been medically proven that depression and mood disorders are inflammatory conditions:  the brain and spinal cord are inflamed, this disrupts the nerve conduction and makes it harder for many processes to function well.  Inflammation also eats up many nutrients which are also necessary for creating our feel good hormones – therefore the process of being inflamed (which is a proven medical fact in depression and mood disorders) means that we have less serotonin, dopamine and gaba.
  5. Reducing pain and increasing relaxation. Many people with chronic depression and mood disorders are in pain (or take pain drugs regularly so therefore don’t feel pain) and their relaxation time isn’t actually relaxing.  We recommend Remedial Yoga and Meditation Classes, infrared saunas, relaxing and lymphatic drainage massage and supplements to help REAL relaxation and REAL reduction in pain.

So, don’t just cover up your depression and mood disorders, come in and let’s fix your depression and mood problems today!

Madonna Guy
Naturopaths & Kinesiologists, Wynnum, Brisbane