Archive for August, 2012

Weight Loss Stalls on New Leaf’s Homeopathic HCG Fat Loss Process…

Friday, August 24th, 2012

What causes weight loss stalls for many days on the HCG weight loss programme?

HCG works.  Even if the weight on the scales aren’t showing it, biochemically you’re body is probably changing inside for the better.  The RFM HCG Drops support cleansing of the body, as does the simple, easy very low calorie diet.  We find this consistently (using bioimpedance VLA technology to monitor our clients), however stalls do happen – here’s some ideas why…

1.  Assuming you’re drinking plenty of healthy, filtered water, as the fat cells empty they can fill up with fluid, therefore the overall weight can stay the same
2.  If the body has hit some toxic fat that is holding some nasty toxins that have been there for a long time, the fat has become ‘calcified’ to protect our body from the toxins.  Fat tissue neutralises or stores toxins.  The body has to work away at breaking down this tissue – plenty of green tea, detoxificiation nutrients that stimulate metabolism such as Thermoburn and Silymarin help to speed up this process and allow the detoxification safely
3.  Infrared saunas can shift this:  infrared saunas help to break down calcification, move lactic acid, stimulate fat metabolism and help all the detox processes
4.  Check your diet… go back to basics (make sure you are ONLY doing fruit, veg, protein from Dr Simeon’s original list)
–   1 protein per meal 100g raw (and only the proteins on the list):  two meals per day
–   1 vegetable per meal (minimum 2 cups) – do not mix your veg:  two meals per day
–   increase your water intake
–   make sure you are only having 1 black coffee daily – more than that may dehydrate your cells, slow down your metabolism and shut down weight loss
–  1 grissini twice daily OR 1 melba toast twice daily OR 1 rice cracker twice daily
–  1 serve fruit, twice daily
5.  Quite often when weight isn’t shifting we see changes biochemically in VLA bioimpedance analysis anyway…  fat mass may be shifting from ‘brown fat’ to ‘normal fat’ – ie moving it from deep inside the body to being available to use.
6.   We sometimes see the body is much more hydrated – more fluid inside the cells, so the body ‘weighs more’.

7.  I know Dr Simeons (who died 40 years ago) said the only drug that upset the process with Oroxine, Thyroxine – thyroid medication.  However, there are some incredibly nasty drugs around these days that simply weren’t around at the time.  Who knows how these impact??

8.  Inflammation – the more inflamed your body is the more we may need to support your system with natural anti-inflammatories that don’t stop/hinder the weight loss process – inflavonoid intensive care, kaprex etc

9.  Insulin Resistance – if the cells have been insulin resistant for many years – you may be releasing more insulin from the cells than your body can handle – Resist X is the type of product that would help with energy and insulin resistance.

Do an apple day.  Maximum of 6 apples between 12pm and 8pm.  Have a Bioimpedance VLA Analysis or a Live Blood Screening done so that we can monitor your progress and see what’s truly going on in your body.  Trust the process and do it correctly and your body will surprise you!

Good luck!!

Madonna Guy ND
New Leaf Natural Therapies
3348 6098 / 0417 643 849

So… kids cough mixtures, anti-biotics, pain killers… how do these affect the HEALTH of our children?

Friday, August 17th, 2012

There was a news article yesterday talking about Cough Mixtures and the fact that they aren’t good for our children.  It really is hard to imagine that products so easily accessible to us could actually be bad for us, isn’t it.  And yet studies with children are indicating quite a few problems that are happening as a possible-result of overuse of some medications…

Let’s take a quick look at some of the most-prescribed-medications for children and think about what they actually do in the body…

  1. Antibiotics:  obviously these are useful for bacterial infections.  Antibiotics should not be used in viral infections (fevers, aches and pains) and only work for a specific type of bacteria…  so many anti-biotics aren’t prescribed correctly since Doctors can’t possibly know when you walk into their surgery whether you have a bacterial, viral or fungal infection.  Ironically by giving an antibiotic we are reducing our immunity for fungal and viral infections, so while on antibiotics we may actually get other infections while we are not looking!
  2. Cough-suppressants/Puffers:  literally they suppress a cough.  No surprise.  What people often don’t understand is the way it happens – the mucus is suppressed to the lower lobes of the lungs, which over a long period of time turns into hardened, plaque-like mucus and we end up with less and less lung capacity.  Long-term: asthma? emphysema?  Studies are yet to be done.
  3. Ritilan and dexamphetamine medications:  for ADHD and other attention problems.  Ritilan is in the same group of drugs as cocaine.  Any side-effects of long-term use of cocaine is possible with ritilan…  and some children may have issues with not being able to sleep, weight loss, anger issues…  There are cases of long term use of drugs like Ritilan and the brain, in some people, doesn’t regenerate as fast while taking it and starts to deteriorate.   There is some thinking that long term ritilan use may cause dementia.
  4. Pain Killers/Anti-Inflammatories/Anti-Allergy drugs:  these all have a similar effect in the body… reducing inflammation.  Sounds like a good thing, right?  Well, initially yes, and in short term usage, yes.  But what if we are highly allergic?  In a lot of pain?  And…take these drugs very often.  Well, it’s interesting you should ask!  Drugs often aren’t very clever – if you shut down one inflammatory process in the body, you’re often shutting down many.  Unfortunately there are many inflammatory processes in the body that are inflammatory in nature:
  • such as killing cancer cells – this is an inflammatory process!
  • killing viruses and bacterial –  these are inflammatory processes!
  • killing fungus, parasites, moulds – these are inflammatory processes…

So, by taking a medication that is reducing inflammation in our bodies we may be accidently allowing other nasty things like bacteria or parasites to take hold in our body.

Does that make sense?

Have a great day, Madonna
BayFM 100.3 Friday mornings from 9.15am
4bc 1116AM Thursday nights from 9.00pm
3348 6098 / 0417 643 849 for further information…

Natural Support for Cancer

Friday, August 17th, 2012
  • What can New Leaf do for cancer?? I often get asked “Do you treat pancreatic cancer”, “Do you treat kidney cancer”…  As natural therapists we support the body – and the person – behind the cancer.  We support people going through conventional medicine (chemo, radiation) and simply help with healthy diet, nutritional and emotional support.

    People end up in a state of shock with any diagnosis… but I’m healthy. I exercise. I look after myself…  All of that is often true, however cancer has still taken hold – something has gone wrong.

    The standard things we consider with our cancer clients are (all cancer has the same cause and effects deep inside the body)

    1. BMI – keeping it under 25 – Obviously many people gain weight as they get older – and the BMI over 25 starts putting us in an inflammatory state … cancer is inflammatory in nature.  Working on maintaining health – reducing inflammation – cancer risks and may be reduced. HCG and Shake It Weight Loss Programmes are fantastic for shifting weight that’s built up over a lifetime.

    2. Acidity levels – urine acidity and saliva acid…should be 7ish… the lower it is (closer to 5) puts us in a higher risk for cancer, osteoarthritis, osterporosis. Cancer doesn’t just magically appear in our bodies. It takes at least (usually) 4 years to develop – requires lots of genetic mutations, acidity, less than adequate nutrition to appear. Acidity may be caused by many things:

    Parasites, bacterial and fungal infections
    Nutritional deficiencies and insulin resistance
    Food allergies and intolerances
    Weight gain

  • 3. Iron, B12, folate – optimal levels.  B12 and folate are now known to support repairing DNA/genetic disturbances (in therapeutic doses). These nutrients also support methylation in the liver – when this pathway doesn’t work we have a higher risk of heart disease. DNA changes can be reversed with big enough doses of MetagenB12/folate, Stem Enhance and anti-inflammatory substances such as MetaPure EPA/DHA. Anesthetics bind with B12 and make it unavailable. We then need doses (2000-4000mcg daily) in order to 1. Pull out anesthetics and 2. Start the DNA repair process. Less than that simply doesn’t cut it.4. Heavy Metal Toxicity.Heavy metals are positively charged. They create inflammation in the body. Cancer is negatively charged. When there is cancer in the body we always find heavy metal toxicity. This is crucial. There is always toxicity where there is cancer. Radiation, chemo and anesthetics may add to the toxic load, this is where supporting the body with juicing, healthy food and diet, nutritional support may be helpful in getting the body feeling great again.5. Thyroid levels. Nearly everyone comes is ‘yep my thyroid is fine’. However, TSH within normal range isn’t perfect, it just isn’t the point where we need medication yet. TSH over 1.84 is letting us know the thyroid is becoming sluggish – the thyroid is pumping out hormones way more than it should, and that just about any organ in the body can be struggling because of it. If the thyroid is sluggish it may slow down liver function (detox) gut function (absorption) DNA repair and maintenance.

    So that’s just a few thoughts about different things that we can work with long term to create a healthier body where you’re less likely to get another cancer. Chemo, operations and radiation are obviously toxic… working with a natural therapist you trust can help get the body into a healthy place again!

    Good luck!

Madonna Guy ND
Chief Clinician
New Leaf Natural Therapies
3348 6098 (07)