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The healing journey with New Leaf

Saturday, March 2nd, 2013

Embarking on a health journey is a brave move to make. It means looking at the issues you may have avoided for a while and facing them head on. It’s a process that is often scary yet can also be richly rewarding. When you are the best version of yourself you can be, you can really shine and be there for those close to you.

It can be said that it’s a means of coming back to your basic self  – seeing your body as a precious temple and paying attention to what you really need. It’s treating yourself gently and gaining a greater connection to the whole of you – body and mind. As one of my favourite authors Sarah Avant Stover puts it – the only way out is in and through. To go through our health issues rather than going around them is the only real way to back to balance and health.

At New Leaf, we are committed to your success in this process. We know it’s yours, to go through in your way. Offering a harmonious range of therapies, we seek to find the real cause of your health issues and guide you back to balance and health.

We see your journey to optimal health as a partnership between yourself and us. Thus, we have a few suggestions for you in order that you get the best results from your treatment with us:

  • Eat a fresh, wholefoods diet. When you eat fresh, vital food, you feel just that. Everything we eat nourishes our cells. If we consider that the body is really the only vessel we have to take us through this lifetime, it makes sense to nourish it with the best food possible.
  • Drink a minimum of 2 litres of pure filtered water daily. Besides hydration, there are countless benefits of drinking adequate pure water. Improved energy, detoxification, digestion, skin condition and weight loss are just a few.
  • Limit caffeine, or better still, cut it altogether. Caffeine creates extra work for your liver, and can place stress on the adrenal glands and nervous system. It also promotes dehydration and in the long term, fatigue. There are many delicious herbal teas and coffee alternatives available in supermarkets and health food stores.
  • Sleep 8 hours a night. While sleeping as little as possible in modern society is often considered admirable behaviour, the truth is, it promotes premature aging, weight gain, can increase stress and complicate many other health issues. It may require changing your usual routine a little, but getting 8 hours of quality sleep a night is an investment in your health.
  • Spend a few minutes a day alone, doing some quiet breath awareness in a comfortable seated position. All you need do is focus on your breath with your eyes closed. This can have wonderfully beneficial effects on your nervous system, improving mood, reducing stress and creating calm. A calm body heals well!
  • Increase body movement. This means different things to different people. Start with where you are at in terms of your current physical fitness, and do what feels right for you. Even if it just means adding incidental exercise by taking the stairs instead of the lift, walking to a colleague’s desk rather than emailing, or taking a short walk before or after work. Start where you are at the moment and build gently from there.

These are simple steps you can take today to improve your body’s ability to balance and heal. You can do one at a time, a few, or all of them, whatever feels right and good for you. It’s up to you.

We look forward to supporting you in achieving a state of greater health.

Pain Seminar: Key Highlights…by Madonna Guy ND

Thursday, November 26th, 2009

Key highlights of November’s Pain Seminar at New Leaf Natural Therapies were interesting…  Attendees were from different walks of life, with varying levels of pain and inflammatory conditions: gut pain, arthritis, fibromyalgia, exhaustion, rheumatoid arthritis, menstrual pain, insomnia, depression…

When you put it all together pain, regardless of the type, comes from the same causes which were discussed:

  1. chronic nutritional deficiences such as magnesium, calcium, potassium and B vitamins
  2. inflammation
  3. acidity
  4. toxicity
  5. structural imbalances and
  6. stress… leading to the fight and flight response

Our tests can measure these problems and then our naturopathic processes can start to reverse these problems in the body.

Madonna Guy ND
Chief Clinician

Advanced Injury Repair – with Frequency Specific Microcurrent: see special offer limited spaces

Sunday, November 22nd, 2009

We’ve had such fantastic results with our Advanced Injury Repair programme, using frequency specific microcurrent, that we often feel like it makes no sense how well it works.  But it does!  The treatment has been developed in the U.S. over the past 100 years with improvements in technology that have allowed better and better results.  More recently Dr Carolyn McMakin has published several medical research papers which proves the anti-inflammatory and repair effects on the body.  As the FSM equipment is TGA approved in Australia, it has been through rigorous testing which have PROVEN the increase in cellular energy, the decrease in inflammatory hormones and the increase in the immune boosting capacity of the frequency specific microcurrent technology.

And…we use 2 machines simultaneously!  We’ll be discussing this treatment at our free pain talks in November: 25th & 26th – ring to book on 07 3348 6098 (see our ‘News’ page).

For people with recent injuries who need the Advanced Injury Repair we recommend 1-2 treatments per week: it has been proven to:

  • increase the hormones which stimulate healing and reduce inflammation (broken bones, wound healing, infections, pulled ligaments and tendons, nerve damage),
  • strengthening weakened tissues
  • for chronic pain issues more like fibromyalgia,
  • parkinsons & multiple sclerosis (we’re recommending long term, twice per month with nutritional supplementation to support the nervous and muscular systems)

It has been shown that 1 hour (1 machine) with our Advanced Injury Repair programme is equivalent to about 5 hours of massage.  The benefit of this is that people with some chronic health issues such as fibromyalgia cannot handle massage due to pain afterwards, whereas they do seem to handle frequency specific microcurrent quite well.

Call Gabby or Helen today on 3348 6098 to book…  always ask if there’s a special on offer, as we sometimes have ‘get started packages!’

Free Talk: Getting off the Pain Drug Merry-go-round

Sunday, November 22nd, 2009

We’re having a few small talks in November 2009, about pain drugs – getting off the pain drug merry-go-round!  Sounds like a familiar story for someone you know and love?  Or you maybe?  Without drugs life just isn’t worth living, but with the drugs it’s not much chop either??!!

Pain drug useage is so common, people don’t think twice about it.  Panadols are $2 for 24 tablets – how easy it is to get addicted to these drugs and what are they doing to our health?  An aspirin a day for the Over 50’s; so many people on blood thinners, blood pressure tablets, pain killers, many drugs which are seen to be as life-long habits.  One per day.  Easy.  Not that we’re saying get off your drugs, but there are other alternatives which many doctors and specialists simply don’t know about.

The problem with the body is that everytime we take a drug we are not just affecting the system we want to affect.  Blood thinners don’t just thin the blood, they thin the gut lining (often causing leaky-gut which we see easily in our live blood analysis) too.  Blood pressure tablets aim at slowing blood pressure, but it often causes side effects such as weight gain and exhaustion.  Pain drugs numb the pain but don’t fix the problem. 

What’s the solution?  Come along to our free talk on Wednesday morning or Thursday evening, meet Madonna & see what New Leaf Natural Therapies has to offer!

Everyone gets $150 bonus for attending – can you pass that up??

Madonna Guy ND

Chief Clinician at New Leaf