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Health Issues for Children: we can help!

Friday, May 25th, 2012

Children’s health is anything but simple these days. A mothers instinct often tells us one thing, but then we are told the opposite…

Following doctors and societies instructions – having anti-biotics, vaccinations, breast feeding whilst on anti-depressants or other medications, giving medications such as Ritalin and dex-amphetamines, using drugs such as steroids daily… All with our vague knowledge of the side-effects but being told everything’s going to be okay.

We have many years experience in working with children’s health problems successfully. Take a look around you, and it seems like every second family has a child with some major health problem going on…

  • Cancer of all types
  • Skin issues – eczema and dermatitis, rashes and hives, acne and scarring
  • Allergies – hay fever and sinus problems, tummy upsets, diarrhoea and constipation, ADHD
  • Autism and aspergers
  • Dyslexia and Learning problems, auditory integration issues, problems with maths and spelling
  • Behavioural issues, concentration problems, poor memory
  • Childhood anxiety and panic attacks
  • Asthma, bronchitis, poor immunity

Phew!! What a list! Honestly, we are happy to support any child’s health and vitality with any child with any condition. With our combination of experience and expertise we can put together a programme to suit your child and help health and happiness come as quickly as possible.

We use a combination of techniques that help us to help your child:

  • NOT Neural organisational technique: this is a process that helps reorganise the neurology of your child, head to toe.
  • LEAP Learning enhancement acupressure programme: this is a specific programme for the brain – which targets areas of the brain and helps them to function more easily…
  • Allergy Assessments: we use diagnostic tools which help to improve immunity and reduce inflammatory reactions to substances causing symptoms in the body such as hayfever and sinusitis, ADHD, eczema and dermatitis, tummy upsets and chronic exhaustion
  • Naturopathic supplements that help to boost the bodys nutritional status and heal faster

We can help! Call us on 3348 6098 to make an appointment…

Madonna Guy ND

New Leaf Natural Therapies

3348 6098

Alternative Therapies Picked On Again… Alternative Therapies and Cancer Patients…

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

Note From Madonna Guy ND
Chief Clinician New Leaf Natural Therapies
Wynnum, Brisbane, Australia

I hate articles like the one below…  The heading indicates that a doctor using alternative therapies ‘killed’ 5 patients by using these alternative therapies.  When you read on it was ‘crazy therapies’ she was using – “concoction of minerals, industrial solvents and paint stripper” – okay, so they’re alternative but this is NOT the way naturopaths like us work!!!

We can absolutely help cancer survivers in so many ways:

  • supporting the immune system
  • maintaining healthy weight through programme
  • finding genetic defects with our live blood analysis and working to reverse them
  • detoxification of the chemicals such as chemo and radiation that are known to stay in the body for many, many years…
  • kinesiology for the stress and re-booting of immune systems, detoxification pathways and endocrine systems
  • pain protocols with frequency specific microcurrent
  • lymphatic drainage massage and infrared saunas to help the detox process

Ah well… read on!

THE Australian doctor at the centre of a coronial inquest into the deaths of five cancer patients who received an alternative therapy in her Perth home has disappeared.

Counsel assisting the coroner Celia Kemp yesterday told the inquest they had been unable to serve Alexandra Boyd with a summons to give evidence.

Dr Boyd’s lawyer, Richard Lawson, also said he could not find her. “I don’t know where Dr Boyd is,” he said. “I haven’t heard from Dr Boyd for weeks.”

Mr Lawson handed deputy coroner Evelyn Vicker a letter from a clinical psychiatrist, which was not read to the court. He said he had not been able to speak to the psychiatrist either.

The five patients had received a concoction of minerals, industrial solvents and paint stripper while being treated in Dr Boyd’s Mosman Park home in 2005. They later died, some after vomiting green fluid and suffering chronic diarrhoea. It was part of a treatment promoted by disgraced doctor Hellfried Sartori, who trained in Austria and was later deregistered in several US states, and served jail time in the US for practising without a licence.

He was not registered to practise medicine in Australia either, but the inquest has heard he gave instructions to staff at Dr Boyd’s home from Thailand. Registered nurse Merrilee Baker yesterday told the inquest that when she worked at the home she thought there was no risk in injecting patients with the chemicals, but she had since changed her mind.

Dr Kemp asked Ms Baker why staff had administered peppermint for nausea and not taken the temperature of a patient, who was later found to have developed a serious infection and died.

She questioned why Ms Baker had administered intensive intravenous treatment on the oral orders of another nurse acting on instruction from Sartori.

“I’m suggesting you were aware what you were doing was not consistent with accepted nursing practice,” Dr Kemp said.

Ms Baker said she would be “very wary” of acting on oral orders again, but said patients had received a “higher” level of care than they would have in hospital.

Autism, ADHD, Aspergers, Bipolar, ODD: Are we being diagnosed to death?

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

It’s been interested researching the origins of Psychiatric Terminology/Definitions/Diagnosis…  Have you or a loved one been diagnosed with a mental ‘disorder’ that can only be fixed by drugs ‘for the rest of your life?’.  Since the 1950’s new psychiatric terms have been ‘voted on’ by psychiatrists with links to drug companies.   They vote on the symptoms, what should and shouldn’t be included.  Diagnosis change depending on political input and $$$ put in from different Drug Companies.  In order to make the largest amount of $$$ they need to have a new beaut ‘illness’ to prescribe a newer (often repackaged) drug.  It’s a trillion dollar industry.

So many people believe that the diagnosis is lucky to have been found – thank goodness they’ve found a reason for my feeling low, losing my temper, having really bad days…  and there’s a drug to fix it.  Isn’t ‘feeling emotional’ part of being human?  We’re trying to suppress the very thing that separates us from animals!

There are over 70,000 known side effects of psychiatric drugs – everything from death (worst case scenario), dementia, rages, chronic depression, digestive disorders, further ‘mental illness’, non-verbal behaviours and more.

In the U.S.A. children are being screened (questionaires) filled out be children in over 43 states, without parental permission.  Over 50% of these questionaires that give a diagnosis of ‘high suicide risk’ or ‘pediatric biplar’ or ‘ADHD’ send parents to psychologists/psychiatrists who instantly prescribe drugs from the questionaire.

This is scary business.

Being on psychiatric drugs increases risk of child/teenage suicide by 65x.  Is that a risk worth taking?

Children on ritilan for concentration are well known to become addicts to stronger drugs as they get older, snorting ritilan for a ‘faster fix.’

What are we doing to our children?  It is becoming more and more acceptable to put our children (from 2 years old) onto medical drugs to suppress their childhood urges and to stop their ‘moodswings’ which are simply from being a child.

What can we do to help?

We have several specific programmes and solutions that support children:

  • underlying health issues? thyroid? iron levels? B12/folate?  liver function? hormonal issues?  Often we are whacked on a psychiatric drug so quickly that no medical doctor has even thought of taking a look at other health issues.
  • looking at nutrition.  What are we eating?  Are we absorbing our food?  Do we have a DPP4 enzyme deficiency in the gut causing food staples such as wheat and dairy to act like opioids (Drugs) in the body and brain?  We would also prescribe (if necessary, minerals, homeopathics, herbal combinations) depending on what’s going on.
  • is our gut functional? There is a massive gut-brain connection – if the gut is dysfunctional, the brain will struggle.  Are our kids starting the day with only carbohydrates (cereals/toast) which turn into sugar, raise blood sugar, and make them cranky/unable to concentrate?
  • Kinesiology/Microcurrent therapy: the combination is fabulous – it helps to integrate the brain and detox the body.

Call us today for an initial consultation to get you or your loved one started on the road ‘back to health’.
Madonna Guy ND
New Leaf Natural Therapies
Brisbane, Wynnum, Australia
3348 6098 / 0417 643 849

When Breastfeeding is NOT best – mums on anti-depressants!

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

When Breastfeeding Is NOT Best

Posted by danielle sullivan on June 27th, 2011 at 12:01 am
868023 81052427 300x220 When Breastfeeding Is NOT BestBottle feeding is the better alternative for some babies.

There is no disputing the many inherent health benefits that breastfeeding promotes, for both baby and mom, but in some cases it’s just not optimal. In some cases, it should be discouraged.

Stephanie Greene is one such case.

Greene’s six-week-old baby, Alexis was poisoned by her mom’s breast milk which was tainted with morphine. Now Stephanie Greene is facing a homicide charge and more than three dozen drug-related charges.

The NY Daily News reports that South Carolina medical examiner determined that the baby died from a lethal dose of morphine that was ingested through her mother’s breast milk:

“Doing toxicology tests and things like that, we wanted to make sure, and the coroner’s office wanted to make sure that we had done everything correctly and possible to make sure we understood fully what had happened to this child, how this child died and who was responsible for it.”

Greene allegedly used fake prescriptions to obtain the drugs. Later, she took pills and used patches containing morphine around the time baby Alexis was born. She reportedly took fentanyl, duragesic, morphene and hydrocodon, and had obtained the drugs at least 38 times, in less than two years at the same pharmacy.

In the cases of mothers who are so drug addicted, they are simply unable to keep their own bodies healthy and drug-free, it makes sense that bottle feeding should not only be encouraged, but mandated. But that also might leave a slippery slope for women who smoke, drink to excess, or consume an unhealthy diet.

From Madonna Guy ND: Obviously, whatever we ingest throughout pregnancy does go through to the baby.  Babies are born (on average) with over 200 carcinogenic substances in their umbilical cord blood.  The idea that they’re safe is antiquated and wrong.

We do ‘safe’ detoxification prior to our fertility programmes as well as throughout pregnancy and breastfeeding.  Taking care of your child is of the utmost importance.

No-one wants to bury a child.

New Leaf Natural Therapies
Wynnum Brisbane
3348 6098

Dangers and Radiation from High-Tech screenings: MRI’s Catscans Mammograms X-rays

Sunday, March 27th, 2011
Dangers and Radiation from High-Tech screenings: MRI’s Catscans Mammograms X-rays
I found this article on Oprah’s website – Dr Oz…
thought you might find it interesting…
What we find in our clinic in live blood analysis and BLA bio-impedance analysis – poor immunity, disrupted white blood cell activity, poor liver function, inflamed cells, poor quality muscle mass,  fluid imbalances to name a few…
Madonna Guy ND
New Leaf Natural Therapies
Naturopath/Kinesiologist Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
High-tech screenings could be exposing you to unnecessary radiation. Mehmet Oz, MD, explains how to dial down your dose.

Radiation is all around us—we absorb it every day from gases, minerals, and sunlight—and in small amounts, it’s nothing to worry about. But Americans today are exposed to seven times more radiation from diagnostic medical imaging tests than they were 30 years ago—thanks to the expanded use of X-rays, computed tomography (CT) scans, and mammograms.

CT scans are the biggest culprits, delivering as much as 500 times the radiation of a standard X-ray, and potentially causing an estimated 1.5 to 2 percent of all cancers in the United States. More than 16 million CT scans were performed in hospital emergency rooms in 2007, up from 2.7 million in 1995, and a 2010 study found that more than a quarter of CT scans are being ordered by primary care physicians for the wrong reasons (for instance, to check for blood in the urine in a patient with a urinary tract infection).

I don’t want to scare you away from needed tests. When used properly, these scans have more benefits than risks. But there are a few ways you can protect yourself:

1. Keep a record of your CT scans, PET scans, and X-rays, and note any radiation treatment for cancer, plus any occupational radiation exposure (for example, if you work on an airline crew). Give a copy to your doctor.

2. The next time your physician recommends a diagnostic scan, ask:

  • How will having this exam improve my care?
    If the test’s outcome won’t change the diagnosis, you shouldn’t have it done.
  • Are there equally good alternatives?
    Some diagnostic scans, such as MRI or ultrasound, don’t emit radiation. If you need a CT scan and you weigh less than 180 pounds, your doctor may be able to decrease the radiation dose.
  • Can you use an older test result?
    Let your doctor know if you’ve received any imaging at another office or hospital within the past five years. He may be able to reexamine the results and spare you another round of radiation.

3. Wear a thyroid guard and lead apron during dental X-rays—recent research suggests that repeated exposure may be linked to thyroid cancer if patients aren’t properly protected. And ask whether you can receive a digital X-ray, which uses less radiation than film.