Archive for July, 2010

Polymyalgia rheumatica: MusculoSkeletal Therapy can help you!!!

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

Have you been diagnosed with Polymyalgia rheumatica???

Firstly, what is polymyalgia rheumatica?

Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) is a disorder of the muscles and joints characterized by pain and stiffness, affecting both sides of the body, and involving the shoulders, arms, neck, and buttock areas. Patients with polymyalgia rheumatica are typically over the age of 50 years.

What causes polymyalgia rheumatica?

The cause of polymyalgia rheumatica is not known. Recent research has indicated that genetic (inherited) factors play a role in who becomes afflicted with the illness. Theories have included viral stimulation of the immune system in genetically susceptible individuals. Rarely, polymyalgia rheumatica is associated with a cancer. In this setting, the cancer may be initiating an inflammatory immune response to cause the polymyalgia rheumatica symptoms.

What can New Leaf Natural Therapies do to help you???

Firstly, MusculoSkeletal Therapy is absolutely necessary in Polymyalgia rheumatica.  As MusculoSkeletal Therapy deals with pain with ligaments, tendons and muscular pain, this is first-line treatment for P.R..

Naturopathically we have natural pain relievers such as Kinex and Kaprex (often used together) to reduce overall inflammation in the body.  We can do many tests to see the inflammation reduce as we get you healthy!

See you soon,
Madonna Guy, ND 3348 6098

Sports Massage with MusculoSkeletal Therapists, Katherine Lynn & Nathan Leach.

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

Do you find it hard to recover after exercise?  Regular Sports Massage with our Musculoskeletal Therapists, Katherine Lynn & Nathan Leach, can keep you in tip-top condition.  Musculoskeletal Therapy is so much more than Remedial Massage – Katherine & Nathan are degree trained therapist with 5 years training in MST, Acupuncture and Kinesiology.

30% off your first treatment with Katherine – quote this website!!!

Depending on your sport, Katherine & Nathan target treatments to enable individual muscles to function properly – if you’re looking for a fabulous therapist, guaranteed to get you on track… helping your ligaments, muscles and spinal vertebrae to function properly, Kat or Nathan could be the key for you!

Madonna Guy Naturopath, Wynnum, Brisbane
New Leaf Natural Therapies
3348 6098

Allergy & Intolerance Testing in Children: key allergens clinically found..

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

Allergy Testing in Children: our chief practitioners in allergy and intolerance testing is Madonna Guy..  Madonna has over 20 years experience in natural health techniques and over 6 years experience specificially in allergies and intolerances.  Georgia & Madonna also run the Food Detective testing kit which over a period of 30 minutes shows 60 major food intolerances.

Did you know that there are effective natural treatments, with no side effects for allergies in children, and because at our clinic we do kinesiology to find the best treatment for you and your family… we can quickly and easily determine which supplements and treatments will work the fastest.

The key allergens we find in our clinic are:

  • wheat and gluten allergens
  • rice (is becoming a bigger problem as people are steering away from wheat and gluten)
  • eggs (generally because of eggs in vaccinations…)
  • preservatives, colourings and flavours
  • peanuts
  • tree nuts such as cashews
  • dairy proteins and sugars
  • amine allergies – not handling the proteins in foods, usually due to lack of hydrochloric acid in the gut
  • nightshade family of foods
  • salicylates (aspirin like substances in foods which causing leaky gut in sensitive people)
  • town water supplies

There are others, but these are the ones we find the most in children.

Madonna Guy ND
Naturopath, Wynnum, Brisbane

Allergy Testing for Kids… Wynnum, Brisbane

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

Did you know that there’s a safe and easy way to have your child checked for allergic tendencies AND that there are things we can do to help live a healthier lifestyle?  Allergies can cause so many health issues which scare the hell out of parents and caregivers:  eczema and dermatitis, anaphylactic shock, swollen throats and lymphatic nodes, constant colds and flus… not to mention issues such as autism, aspergers, ADD, ADHD, asthma, which are on the rise, and very definitely linked to the messages we are sending our bodies via our foods…

No wonder we give our kids drugs to get the symptoms under control when our gut tells us it’s not doing them any favours.

There IS stuff we can do to help our kids allergies, intolerances and sensitivities:

  • we use live blood analysis to find out many things including how useful the immune system is, how the liver is functioning, if the bloodstream is cleansing properly, nutritional levels of iron, b12, zinc and oxygen…
  • we use kinesiology balancing techniques to pick up the body’s energy and help it heal, especially in relation to specific allergies and intolerances
  • we use frequency specific microcurrent and infrared saunas to help pull toxins from the body so that it can function more effectively.

Talk to us today about the options for allergies for your children.

Madonna Guy, Naturopath.  Brisbane.  Wynnum
3348 6098

Allergy Testing, Wynnum, Brisbane…Madonna Guy ND Naturopath

Sunday, July 4th, 2010

Allergy testing is something that there’s a lot of controversy about these days.  Many naturopathic clinics are being told that they can’t do allergy testing.  Weird, huh?  It seems to be an issue that the government has taken to heart, that only drugs can effectively treat allergies.

So what do we do if we don’t want to use drugs which suppress allergic symptoms such as sinusitis, asthma, hayfever, itchy eyes, itchy skin… not to mention issues such as bloating, burping, belching, wind, flatulence or more debilitating issues such as eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis.

Around 75-80% of babies are born with an allergic immune system these days.  Therefore they are more likely to develop issues such as food intolerances and allergies.  Partly this is because our bodies are much more acidic these days.  As this is a huge reason for miscarriage, the body deliberately goes into the opposite immune position to miscarriage, which is the allergic immune condition…

Our clinic has fabulous results with allergies and intolerances because we use a variety of testing and treatments.

  1. We use live blood analysis to determine how well the immune system is functioning.  There are particular signs in the blood that let us know if the body is more likely to be an allergic one or not.
  2. We use other blood tests such as candida, helicobacter and celiac testing to find underlying gut issues which predispose us to health problems such as allergies and intolerances.
  3. We use urine testing such as urinary indicans and ph testing to find out how much bad gut bacteria we have and how acidic the body is.  These can both be linked to poor immunity.
  4. We also use a variety of kinesiology techniques which lower the body’s stress in relation to a particular allergen – we can find whether or not things are alleries or intolerances, or even whether it’s just an energy mismatch – an energy mismatch is when the body doesn’t ‘know’ what to do with something.  For example, if we eat spelt flour for the first time in our lives, and the body doesn’t know what to do with it, we may get symptoms of bloating, but this may be because the body just doesn’t know what to do with it…  we can balance that out…

Talk soon,
Madonna Guy, Naturopath, Wynnum, Brisbane