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What is the Role of Th1 and Th2 cells in Autoimmune Disease?

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

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What is the Role of Th1 and Th2 in Autoimmune Disease?

This article was originally written as a guest post for The Paleo Mom

FROM NEW LEAF:  This is a fantastically written article about T Helper 1 & 2 cells and how Auto-Immune is linked, which disorders are considered T Helper 1 or 2 dominant.  All of which we treat at New Leaf Natural Therapies. 

Those that suffer from autoimmune disease commonly experience symptoms that stem from imbalances within the functioning of their immune system. There are many factors that can influence this balance – stress, nutrition, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, gut flora, and allergies, among others. This way of looking at autoimmune disease is a growing trend in the alternative field, highlighted through the work of Datis Kharrazian.

What are Th1 and Th2?

T-helper cells (abbreviated as Th) are a vital part of the immune system. They are lymphocytes (types of white blood cells) that recognize foreign pathogens, or in the case of autoimmune disease, normal tissue. In response to this recognition, they produce cytokines, which are hormonal messenger proteins that are responsible for the biological effects of the immune system. They are divided into subgroups as follows:

Th1: Th1 cells are involved in what is called “cell-mediated” immunity, which usually deals with infections by viruses and certain bacteria. They are the body’s first line of defense against pathogens that get inside our cells. They tend to be pro-inflammatory and are involved in the development of organ-specific autoimmune disease.

Th2: Th2 cells are involved in what is called “humoral-mediated” immunity, which deals with bacteria, toxins, and allergens. They are responsible for stimulating the production of antibodies in response to extracellular pathogens (those found in blood or other body fluids). They tend not to be inflammatory and are involved in systemic autoimmune disease and other chronic conditions.

In a well-functioning immune system, both groups of these T helper cells work together to keep the system balanced. One side might become more active to eradicate a threat, then settling back to a balanced level.

How does this affect autoimmune disease?

In some people with autoimmune disease, patterns showing a dominance to either the Th1 or Th2 pathway have been shown. Although there are exceptions, the following table shows the conditions that are most commonly associated with a Th1 or Th2 dominant state:

TH1 dominant conditions:

Type I diabetes Multiple sclerosis Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis Grave’s Disease Crohn’s Disease Psoriasis Sjoren’s Syndrome Celiac Disease Lichen Planus Rheumatoid Arthritis Chronic viral infections

TH2 dominant conditions: 

Lupus Allergic Dermatitis Scleroderma Atopic Eczema Sinusitis Inflammatory Bowel Disease Asthma Allergies Cancer Ulcerative Colitis Multiple chemical sensitivity

When the th1 cells of the immune system are overactive, they can suppress the activity of th2 and vice versa. This can be problematic because these two components of the immune system function in a delicately balanced relationship. In the case of autoimmune disease, imbalance can further the attack on healthy tissue, thereby worsening symptoms.

Although research can lump those with certain conditions under the Th1/2 categories, in reality they can be all over the map. For instance, although most Hashimoto’s patients present a Th1 dominance, some can be Th2. It is also possible to have both Th1 and Th2 simultaneously overactive or under-active. Pregnancy can shift the immune system temporarily to Th2, which is why a lot of women find out they have Hashimoto’s after they give birth and their immune system returns to Th1 dominance.

How do I find out if I am Th1 or Th2 dominant?

AT New Leaf we provide Live Blood Screenings from which we do a white blood cell count – the count of neutrophils, lymphocytes and monocytes, along with eosinophils, let us know a huge amount about your immune system.

There are effective treatments, supplements, processes we use that can help to start the process of regulating your immune system.

Ask about:

  • kinesiology for the immune system (NOT)
  • kinesiology for finding out if your body is recognising foods, supplements, viruses, bacteria
  • live blood screenings
  • remedial massage and microcurrent for pain

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Chronic Fatigue. Chronic Infections. Auto-immunity. Hashimotos. Chronic ill-health??

Friday, August 9th, 2013
Chronic Fatigue?  Auto-Immunity?  Thyroid/Hashimotos?
Have you spent years trying to find solutions to health problems that seem elusive?  There are more and more answers these days with chronic illness.  We use a combination of therapies to help to return your body into balance – it takes time, but imagine having your life back!!  Core reasons for chronic ill-health are:
  • latent infections (almost always involved)
  • adrenal fatigue
  • nervous system exhaustion
  • long term medication use
  • toxic overload
  • mitochondrial distress
  • fight and flight responses
  • inability for your body to release infections hidden in biofilm
  • genetic weaknesses for detoxification
Sick of these health issues?  Struggling to get your health under control?  Here are some core consultations we would recommend at New Leaf to find some of the causes – and treatments we find are necessary to start reversing these issues.  Here’s are processes we use and how they work!  Our initial prices for consultation are nearly always discounted – find out how we can save you money be being on a payment plan as well!
  • Initial consultation and live blood screening with our naturopaths:  history taking, blood work, gut, liver, immune function…  important to have an extended initial visit so that we can start collecting as much information as we can about you.  Ask for a longer first session (1.5 hours) so that we can be more effective in helping you!
  • 1.5 hour initial N.O.T. Neural Organisational Technique session.  N.O.T. works on the nervous system balancing structure, immunity and the hormonal system.  Norm is exceptionally skilled at N.O.T. – a gentle process developed by chiropractors and kinesiologists which deals with the most important nervous system issues first.
  • 1 hour initial Immune/Infection kinesiology session with Madonna or Norm.  We’ve developed immune protocols, which allow your body to start to recognise and deal with hidden latent infections.  On average there are around 3-8 chronic hidden infections – sometimes more, (unable to be found in normal blood tests) for chronic disease.  Medically it’s estimated that there are around 80% of infections hidden in your body in biofilm.  Only 20% of infections can be found with the combination of blood and urine tests, faeces and sputum.  That’s a lot of blood tests coming back ‘clear’ – with people being told there’s nothing wrong with them!
  • 1.5 hour initial intuitive energy healing/counselling kinesiology with Gabby.  Gabby is skilled at finding old patterns of energy/stress which are linked to current health problems, and helping you find solutions in moving forward.  It’s like a counselling session combined with an energy treatment…
  • Chi Nei Tsang Abdominal Massage:  Our massage therapists are skilled in Chi Nei Tsang – what we love about this process is that the major organs in your body improve with this treatment – having better blood and nerve supply, lymphatic detox processes…  the liver and gall bladder, the spleen and pancreas, the intestines, the reproductive organs, kidneys and adrenals can all improve!
  • Infrared saunas:  we an on-site infrared sauna to help detoxify your body!
Call us on 3348 6098 and ask about our best specials for you!!
Madonna Guy ND
New Leaf Natural Therapies
Chief Clinician

We’d like to (re)introduce ourselves!

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

Our team has changed dramatically over the past 12 months, and we have a wonderful team of diverse and highly skilled practitioners whom we’d like to introduce here;

– Our team is led by Madonna, a fantastic Naturopath and Kinesiologist with over 20 years’ experience treating a huge range of conditions.

Norm has been with us for several years and is a Kinesiologist with many years’ experience, specialising in the LEAP and NOT systems. Norm sees many children in the clinic with great success with learning and brain integration issues. He treats adults as well and integrates Nutrition and Kinesiology.  The NOT Process is about structural alignment – great for people with long-term pain and inflammatory conditions, scoliosis, jaw and hip problems, lack of concentration, poor immunity and poor digestive function, endocrine disorders such as thyroid and menstrual problems and so much more.

Kat is a Musculoskeletal Therapist and Kinesiologist with a unique ability, tapping into the emotional and spiritual aspects of the body through kinesiology, and supporting multidimensional wellness.  Kat is also a live blood practitioner, and often combines live blood screenings, followed by a kinesiology session to ‘balance’ what has been found in the blood and w0rks out what is important nutritionally for the client.

Gabby is our original New Leaf team member and our most recent practitioner addition! Gabby combines her gift of Intuitive Healing with Counselling Kinesiology to support emotional healing and balance.

Reenee-Jee is a skilled massage therapist, easing tensions and stress through remedial massage, hot stone therapy, and luxurious facials with the high performance, natural facial products from Arbonne.

We work as a cohesive, co-ordinated team, combining our skills to create truly integrated natural health care.  The list of conditions we are able to address are endless!

HCG: Diarrhoea on HCG

Saturday, November 24th, 2012
Diarrhoea on HCG:  not too common, but happens occasionally.
Why would HCG create diarrhoea??  Well, a couple of things that we’ve found:
1.  HCG may stimulte gall bladder function (because we’re releasing so much fat daily) – bile is a natural laxative;
2.  Releasing fungus and candida from the intestines (because we’re eating cleanly, we sometimes detox automatically) – fungus and candida love living in a sweet, acidic environment.  We’re also eating so many vegetables that for some lucky people they are working on detoxification processes with the natural ‘broom’ through the intestines…
3. Detoxification of heavy metals, drug residue, pesticides, stress toxins – fat tissue stores toxins.  Because we are releasing so much brown fat during HCG, we are releasing toxins of many types of nutrients and toxins into the bloodstream.  Depending on how nasty the toxins are we can feel dodgy (stressed, tired, nauseus, unwell, wired) and how much nutrition is stored (iron, B12, folate etc) we can feel amazingly energised on HCG.  Sometimes these toxins are so nasty our body will do anything in it’s power to release them from our bodies.  Diarrhoea is a small price to pay for this process!!
Things to do:
Liver and Gall Bladder Function:  Lipogen 1-2 tablets per meal
Diarrhoea Specific Gut Flora:  Ultra Flora SB Dysbiosis 2-6 daily depending on how bad the diarrhoea is
Bactrex, Costat and Parex:  Supports killing bacteria, parasites, candida and fungus.
Ultra Probioplex:  When we’re killing off bacteria, parasites, candida and fungus it creates inflammation.
Ultra Probioplex is one of the supplements that helps to ‘sop up’ the inflammation caused by killing these bugs!
Detoxification Processes:  Waiora NCD, Oxidant Protection, Meta B Complex, Silymarin…
Resetting your valves:  Kinesiology ‘ NOT ‘ technique (which we do at the clinic) is a process which  boosts digestive and liver function, resets your digestive valves, and finds reasons for the valves being dysfunctional…
Good luck!
Madonna Guy ND
New Leaf Natural Therapies
07 3348 6098
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HCG Fat Loss Program – Frequently Asked Questions

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)


1. What are HCG homeopathic drops, and how do they work?

The HCG homeopathic drops are known to suppress hunger and when used in conjunction with a 500 calorie plan your body starts to use its fat as its energy source without losing muscle.  We have proved this clinically with bio-impedance analysis throughout the programme.


2. Is HCG safe?

HCG is extremely safe, there are no current side effects of the homeopathic drops.


3. If HCG works so well for weight loss, why don’t pregnant women lose weight?

Because HCG mobilizes fat to be used in other parts of the body where needed during pregnancy. When a woman is pregnant they often sustain a high calorie diet in most cases. HCG only works for weight loss in conjunction with the 500 calorie regime.


4. Will my metabolism slow down if I’m on a very low calorie regime?

When calories are cut back significantly the body will store the fat and then the metabolism will lower. As a result the fat is then used as energy. It is quite a natural process and has no negative effect to the body.


5. Wouldn’t I lose the same amount of weight eating a very low calorie regime without HCG?

Typically yes you would, however the HCG drops support the strength of muscle tissue while your body intakes 500 calories per day. In normal circumstances (without HCG) the muscle would go first, then the fat would follow. The homeopathic drops help to produce hormones to sustain muscle and use the fat as energy instead. A low calorie regime without homeopathic drops would result in making it easier to gain the weight back rather than sustaining it.


6. The HCG regime is very low calorie, will I get hungry?

Surprisingly no, this is one of the few regimes that don’t leave you craving more food. The reason is because your calories are normally the source of your energy and when they are all used up you felt hungry. When you are taking HCG your body can turn to the fat as a source of energy and therfore suppresses your appetite.


7. Will HCG interfere with any medications I am currently taking? What about birth control pills or Depo-Provera injections?

HCG does not interfere with any medications whatsoever, including birth control, or any prescription drugs.  We have had clients with many combinations of medical drugs go through the process successfully.


8. Will I experience any changes in my menstrual cycle taking HCG?

The dosage is too small to change anything in the menstrual cycle, again, there are no side effects.  Because it balances hormones, we often recommend NOT Neural Organisational Technique Endocrine Balancing after the HCG process.


9. How much weight can I expect to lose on the program?

The average comes to about 0.1-0.5kg (1lb) per day over an extended period of time. Some may lose up to 1kg (2 lbs) a day in their first week.


10. Does the weight loss slow down after the first month?

Yes, the largest amount of weight is lost in the first month. After the first 3-4 weeks some may experience a plateau effect where a day or two on the scales your weight doesn’t change. DO NOT PANIC this is normal, the body is currently losing inches and the spikes in the losses will start going down again.



Q:  Can I complete the programme if I am a vegetarian or vegan?  A Yes.


Q:  Can I complete the programme if I am lactose intolerant?  A:  Yes.


Q:  How much salt would you recommend using?

A: There is no restriction on the use of salt. On the other hand, an increase in salt can be one of the most common causes for inconsistencies in weight loss, due to water retention.


Q: The diet states that tap water is not preferred. Why?

A: Tap water contains chlorine, which affects the thyroid.



Q: Why do I “gorge” for the first 2 days of the protocol?

A: It takes 2 -3 days for diet drops to completely enter your system; gorging also helps with hunger feelings while on the program, as well as building up structural and normal fat, as opposed to brown fat.


Q: What are the best foods on which to gorge?

A: High fat calorie foods such as full fat dairy products, nuts, oils, avocados, etc.


Q: I’m not sure how many vegetables I should be eating during Phase 2.

A: You can eat as many vegetables as you want during Phase 2 as long as it remains within the 500 caloric limit. Here is a suggestion on how to measure this: Weigh out the 100 grams of protein (approximately 100 calories), then add your vegetables, apple (55-110 calories), melba toast/grissini (20 calories) for the meal. Weigh out the vegetables and use a calorie counter to make sure you don’t go over the 500 calorie limit. The size of the portions will vary with each type of vegetable, so use a calorie counter and a scale and you should do fine. An average serving size of spinach only contains 7 calories, for instance, while a 4-inch long strip of celery contains about 1 calorie. Here is a calorie counter that may be helpful for you .


Q: Are frozen veggies okay instead of fresh?

A: Fresh organic vegetables are preferred, but frozen vegetables will work.


Q: May I eat pickles with any meal on the diet?

A: Cucumbers and vinegar are on the protocol so pickles are permitted. If you find that you are not losing weight, stop eating the pickles.


Q: What can I eat while I’m completing the program?

A: The complete diet is covered in the manual available from New Leaf Natural Therapies.


Q: Won’t I starve if I only consume 500 calories per day?

A: No. Because our drops releases your fat reserves, your body begins to “consume” the fat, which acts as a source of energy in place of food. In essence, you burn up to one pound of fat each day (one pound is 3,500 calories). Therefore, your total consumption each day will be about 4,000 calories – 500 from food and 3,500 from fat. That is why most patients do not experience extreme hunger while using our drops.


Q: I am still hungry, what can I do?

A: First of all, did you do the loading days properly. Eating as many high fat foods as you could for 2 days is the best preparation for managing possible hunger. If you are genuinely hungry and it is not part of a compulsive eating pattern suggestions include:

ü  Ensure adequate hydration, hunger is often a misinterpretation of thirst. Drink 8 glasses of water and additional Yerbe Mate tea, etc per day.

ü  Add fibre such as psyllium hulls. 1 – 2 tablespoons in 8 oz of water 6-8 x per day. These are also available in tablet form but if you don’t like psyllium, take a natural and gentle fibre alternative.  Slippery Elm capsules (available from New Leaf) can also help.

ü  Use Resist X (Metagenics product available at New Leaf):  This helps to curb hunger, increase energy and speeds up fat metabolism.  Contains Korean ginseng, chromium and other nutrients.

ü  Vitamin D capsules/drops (from New Leaf) will help curb hunger at 2-5000iu daily.

ü  Follow the soup recipes on the disc and spread your meals throughout the day.

ü  Basically consider spreading your meals throughout the day.  Basically consider the food programme as having a set number of pieces on a chess board.  You can move a piece any way your want, as long as you don’t add new pieces to the board or eat more than one of any type at one time.

ü  Use miracle noodles available at New Leaf.  Permitted on Phase 2 and Phase 3.


Q: I’m experiencing food cravings.

A: If you have been on a high sugar, alcohol or gluten diet for some time, it is possible that you will experience food cravings during the program but these usually pass within a few days. Rest assured that once you finish the program, you will be amazed at how little you want these types of foods any more.


Q: I’m hungry!

A: You shouldn’t be experiencing hunger pains on this program if you are following it properly so this is something that should be easily fixed. Firstly, did you load up properly on the force feed days? If you did not then the hunger will gradually diminish, but the situation reinforces the need to use the first two days as stated by Dr Simeons and prepare properly for the shifts in your body’s metabolism. We next need to ensure that you are taking the correct amount of drops (10 drops x 3 times per day) then ensure that you are eating enough vegetables. 9 times out of 10 when people experience hunger pains, it is because they are not eating enough vegetables. Generously increase your listed vegetable intake for lunch and dinner and see how this affects your hunger pains. Have a read of the section on vegetables in Part 2 of this manual for further information. You may also wish to try drinking Green Tea, taking psyllium husks in water (4-6 glasses a day) or adding chromium and/or Vitamin D3 supplements to your diet. Miracle Noodles can also be a great and delicious way to get your fibre without calories during the program.



Q: Will I lose exactly one pound every day while on the program?

A: No. Most clients on the 23-day program will have lost about 6-10 kilos (there are 2.2 pounds in a kilogram); however, the weight loss does not always happen evenly over 23-day period. Some patients may notice a plateau or a span of a few days where little to no weight loss occurs. Some patients often notice quick weight loss after a plateau period.


Q: If I live afar, how do I participate in the program?

A: Distant clients will need to complete get the manual and drops via mail, and we offer telephone consultations.


Q: Can I complete the protocol if I am nursing a baby?

A: No, when you are nursing you produce prolactin, which interferes with our drops.


Q: How should I store my diet drops?

A: Homoeopathic remedies don’t need to be stored in the refrigerator but you will need to keep them away from electronic devices such as microwaves, mobile phones and computers. You should also keep them out of direct sunlight and below 30° Celsius.


Q: What makeup can I use during the protocol?

A: You can use Makeup that does not include fats, oils, creams and ointments.  Lipstick is allowed.


Q: Can I use mineral oils?

A: Yes, you can use mineral oils externally as a moisturizer if you must. However, because there is little nutritional value, do not use mineral oil to cook.


Q: What lip products can I use? A: Lipstick is permitted.


Q: Can I use a Chap Stick?

A: Only if it is a wax product and it doesn’t penetrate the skin. You will need to be selective with the brand and watchful of your results.


Q: What deodorant can I use?

A: You can use Crystal deodorant, which can be found at health food stores.


Q: What lotion and makeup can I use?  A: Oil free lotions. See list at the bottom.


Q: Are shampoos, conditioners, and styling products okay?

A: Yes, as long as they are rinsed out immediately.


Q: Can I colour my hair while I’m completing the program?  A: No.


Q: My weight loss appears to have slowed down or stopped. What do I do?

A: Don’t panic! If your weight loss has slowed down or stopped, this usually means you have hit a plateau. This is more common in women than men and is a totally normal part of the program. You will most likely find that your weight will remain unchanged for a few days and then the weight loss will resume. It would be a good idea to read the relevant section in “Pounds and Inches ” or in the section in this manual under Key Points from Pounds and Inches which will help explain what is happening to your body during this time.  Read about an ‘apple day’.


Q: I’ve cheated and my weight loss appears to have stalled. What do I do?

A: Cheating always has a price on this program! Depending on how much you cheated, it may take several days for your weight loss to return. Stick with the diet drops and 500 calories until your weight loss returns to normal levels. Note that doing strenuous exercise to offset the cheating is actually counterproductive on this program. It won’t help you lose additional weight but will put stress on your body.


Q: I’m in Phase 3 and I have gained more than 2 pounds from my finishing weight.

A: First and foremost you need to read the section about Skipping a Meal in “Pounds and Inches” which requires you to do a Steak Day or a high protein day on the day your recorded the weight gain. However, if this pattern keeps repeating and you are not deviating from the Phase 3 eating plan, then it is possible that you are having a reaction to some of the foods you are reintroducing into your diet. If you have a dairy or nut intolerance this can cause inflammation and seeming weight gain where in fact it is actually water retention. You would need to go back and check some of the foods you have been eating and remove them to try and ascertain the culprit and then eliminate the problem.


Q: I don’t like skipping breakfast. Can I switch one of my meals to breakfast and skip a meal later in the day?

A: While it is preferable to follow the protocol as prescribed by Dr Simeons, if you would prefer to eat breakfast and skip lunch or dinner then this is okay. As long as you don’t increase your overall caloric intake above 500 calories you will still lose weight.


Q: Do I need to eat organic food during the program?

A: While it is highly recommended to eat organic food during the program we accept that organic foods can be difficult to find and often expensive. If you are able to find organic products then this will certainly support the success of the program but it is not a critical component.


Q: Is it okay to exercise during the program?

A: It is acceptable to do mild exercise during Phase 2 such as walking or swimming, and slightly more strenuous exercise during Phase 3. Of course you should track how this may affect your energy levels and subsequent weight loss. Note that doing strenuous exercise, especially during phase 2, adds stress to the body and can be counterproductive on this program. It won’t help you lose weight and may in fact stall it so best to keep to mild exercise until the program is complete.

Q: What happens if I get my period during the drops phase?

A: You should stop the drops during your menstruation but continue with the 500 calorie Very Low Carb Diet until your period finishes. You should then start up on the drops at the end of your period and add the amount of days you stopped the drops onto the end of your program. For instance, if you get your period on day 12 and it lasts for 5 days, you should stop the drops for days 12 to 17 and add an additional 5 days on after day 23 of the program to 28 days.

Q: When is the best time to start the program?

A: For women, the best time to start is on the first day that your period finishes. This means that you will most likely avoid having to stop the drops during the program.


Q: I want to do another course of the program. How long do I have to wait to start?

A: If you have completed the full 6 week or 12 week program including the relevant maintenance phases, then you can start another course of our drops straight away.


Q: Can I drink alcohol on this program?

A: Alcohol is strictly forbidden during Phase 2 of the program. Dr Simeons suggests that a small glass of red wine during Phase 3 is acceptable but you need to remember that wine contains sugar so you will need to closely monitor your weight changes the following day and do a steak day if necessary.


Q: I’m at day 23 of Phase 2 and am doing so well that I want to do the 40 day program. Can I do this?

A: Yes this is very common. If you wish to continue your program to 40 days you should maintain the VLCD and drops for a further 17 days then follow the steps outline in Part 2 of this manual.


Q: Can I do more than 23 days but less than 40 days on Phase 2?

A: Yes you can. You just need to ensure that you spend the equivalent amount of time on Phase 3 ” Maintenance Phase. For instance, if you do the HCG Phase 2 for 30 days, you will need to do Phase 3 Maintenance for 30 days.


Q: Will the lotions and diaper creams I put on my children have an effect on me, even if I wash my hands immediately after applying?

A: The lotions and creams can have a small effect. We recommend you wear gloves to prevent penetration of any lotions or creams.


Q: Can I go tanning while I am on the program?  A: Yes, but do not use tanning lotion or oil.



Q: Can I still complete the program if I’ve had a hysterectomy?  A: Yes.


Q: How does a diabetic benefit from the program?

A: When a diabetic follows the protocol our diet drops naturally stabilises the blood sugar. We often see an overall drop in fasting blood sugar after completing the program.


Q: Can I still take my medications while on program?

A: Yes, as long as the medications do not interfere with the endocrine system. This needs to be reviewed on a case-by- case basis. Any cessation of medications will need to be discussed with your doctor prior to beginning the program.


Q: Should I stop my pharmaceutical medications while I am on the program?

A: You should never stop your medications unless advised by your Doctor. If you have specific concerns about certain medications when used in conjunction with our diet drops, you should contact us directly.


Q: Should I stop taking my vitamin supplements while taking the diet drops?

A: You should try and not take your normal vitamins while doing Phase 2 of the program. You will find that through the fat loss, your body will be recycling vitamins and minerals previously stored in your fat for re- use. In some cases, vitamins may interfere with weight loss especially if they contain hidden sugars. You can resume your vitamin intake during Phase 3 of the program. The one exception to this rule is digestive enzymes and probiotics which will assist your digestion during the program and are recommended. Refer to the section in “Pounds and Inches” for further details or in Part 3 of this manual.


Q: How does the program affect cholesterol levels?

A: We have seen cholesterol levels fluctuate while on the program. For the majority of patients the cholesterol levels drop and improve.


Q: Can I continue using my hormone medications?

A: All medications that interfere with the endocrine system should be avoided during the program. This can be discussed during a consultation with one of our Naturopathic professionals.


Q: Will I be able to stop using my anti-diabetes medications after I complete the program?

A: While discontinuance of diabetes medication is possible, it should not be expected as a result of the protocol. Often it depends on how long you’ve been diabetic, how many medications you are currently using, your fasting blood sugar levels, your blood sugar range, etc.


Q: Will the program help my high blood pressure?

A: Many patients have experienced a decrease in blood pressure. Some patients have been able to stop taking their medications, but this should not be done without medical advice.


Q: Can I continue using my anti-depressant medications? A: Yes.


Q: Can I continue using my anxiety medications? A: Yes


Q: Why does the program interfere with Gout?

A: The diet drops increases uric acid levels which may aggravate the condition. Support is available to minimise this potential


Q: If I don’t have a regular menstrual cycle will the diet drops affect that?

A: Some patients have experienced changes in their menstrual cycle while on the diet drops. These irregularities are resolved with the completion of the program.


Q: Should I run and exercise while completing the protocol?

A: We do not recommend strenuous exercise while completing the protocol. However, we do recommend walking and other light exercise.


Q: Why do I need to discontinue using thyroid while completing the program?

A: The hypothalamus gland, affected by our diet drops, also controls the thyroid. Taking additional thyroid could cause hyperthyroidism.

Q: When women are on their menstrual cycle, why can’t they receive the homoeopathic dosings?

A: Women who are menstruating produce a small amount of substance like our diet drops.


Q: Will I be hungry if I don’t take the homoeopathic dosing while on my period?

A: This varies; some women report they are hungrier when on their menstrual cycle and not dosing, and many report that they are unaffected.


Q: What should I do if I get constipated?  A: Increase your water intake, and fibre such as ground psyllium hulls. Quality herbal teas including liquorice tea may also assist.


Q: What are the negative side effects of the program?

A: Fortunately, very few negative side effects have been noticed or reported. The most frequent complaint we receive from patients is hunger, but that is usually due to poor preparation and loading in the first two days.


Q: If I am really hungry while on the diet drops can I use an appetite suppressant? A: No, a better idea is to graze on vegetables throughout the day. Choose vegetables that are approved on the protocol as “unlimited.”


Q: Is cold medicine okay?  A: Yes, as long as it does not contain sugar, starch or oils.


Q: My skin is really dry. What do you recommend?

A: This is quite a common event in the earlier stage of phase 2. If you find that your skin is dry, you may want to try applying organic coconut oil to your skin which should improve hydration during the program. However be very alert to any impact on the weight loss as there is always the risk of stalling. Coconut oil is appropriate and effective for some individuals but others end up in a fat loss plateau.

During the program, it is critical that you eliminate the intake of oils, which includes oils applied externally in the form of lotions, cleansers, and cosmetics. The following products are advertised as oil free, but question the label:

Moisturisers and cosmetics

Clinique:  – Moisture Surge; Extra Dramatically Different Moisturising Gel; Face moisturisers


– Aqua Fusion: Tinted and non-tinted moisturiser, with SPF and without.

– Pure Focus: toner, cleanser, scrub, moisturiser, T-zone gel.

– Absolute: Anti-aging, Wrinkle Defying Face Moisturiser. Pump only is oil free.

– Renergie: Anti-aging, Wrinkle Defying Face Moisturiser. Pump only is oil free.

Shiseido:  Pureness: Face Moisturiser.


– Tient: Innocence and Pro Lumiere: base/foundation/compact

– Purete: Line of facial cleansers and blemish control products

Estee Lauder:  Individualist: Double wear: Foundation (liquid and powder)

Kiehl’s:  Sodium PCA and Yerba Mate lotion. • Both are face moisturisers.

NeutrogenA:  Oil-free Moisture, Face Lotion

Body Lotions

Body and Earth

– Johnson’s Baby Lotion

– Aloe Vera gel has been found by some to be a good moisturiser

Lips There is no restriction on the use of lip products as long as they are oil free. Tip: Some people put Carmex on their knuckles to relieve dry cracked skin.

Hair Tip: Most shampoos and conditioners are okay if you rinse thoroughly after each use. Leaving in a conditioner is discouraged.

Deodorant Natural crystal deodorant sticks


Note – The following products / ingredients should be used with high caution:

lanolin, glycerin, petrolatum, petroleum jelly, mineral oil, beeswax. Many clients have used these products for the relief of symptoms of dry skin and chapped lips, without a negative effect on their weight loss. However, if you notice a slowing or drop off in your weight loss while using any of the above products, we recommend discontinuing use.




Those who need to lose more weight must have a second or even more courses. A second course can be started after an interval of not less than six weeks, though the pause can be more than six weeks. When a third, fourth or even fifth course is necessary, the interval between courses should be made progressively longer. Between a second and third course eight weeks should elapse, between a third and fourth course twelve weeks, between a fourth and fifth course twenty weeks and between a fifth and sixth course six months. In this way it is possible to bring about a weight reduction of 100 lbs and more if required without the least hardship to the patient.

Why Kinesiology at New Leaf Natural Therapies

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

Our Kinesiologists at New Leaf are all multi-skilled and have a combined 28 years experience in kinesiology:

Madonna Guy 20 years
Georgia Kilpatrick 8 years


Kinesiology is a process which helps us to access the innate knowledge within the body.  It’s hard to explain, but it uses muscle testing which accesses what your body needs to heal…  We can use kinesiology to support:

  1. Learning Problems.  Our practitioners do a process called LEAP and NOT which support better processing of information for our kids with auditory processing issues, dyslexia, ADHD etc
  2. Behavioural Issues:  We all support the nervous system to cope better with behavioural problems – there are many reasons for this, and kinesiology can help to target what’s going on with the brain, gut, immune system and start the process of rebalancing our kids…
  3. Endocrine/Hormonal Issues.  Within the processes of kinesiology there are ways to help to re-boot the hormonal systems of the body, which are often activated by a huge stress/trauma or a toxic overload of some sort.  Kinesiology can help to target the cells/organs which are dysfunctional and re-balance the energy in these organs.  Are you sick of Infertility? PMT? Pain? Being grumpy?  Depression?
  4. Immune Balancing:  There are kinesiology processes which support boosting the parts of the body associated with better immunity, thereby helping the body have less symtoms of allergy, intolerances, cold and flu…
  5. LEAP:  Learning Enhancement Acupressure Programme – this process helps to re-integrate pathways in the brain that are dysfunctional.  The entire process may take anywhere from 5-20 hours depending on how neurologically out-of-whack the body is.
  6. NOT:  Neural Organisational Technique – this process re-organises the neurology in the body and can be used to support structural problems such as jaw and hip pain, scoliosis, whiplash and neck problems, chronic back pain.  Just about all arthritis starts with an imbalance in the body.
  7. Energetic Healing:  When our energy is out of balance, ‘blockages’ occur in the body.  Kinesiology can target ”weird energy” like chakras, auras, figure 8 energies, negative attachments that are causing problems for you overall.
  8. Nutritional Kinesiology:  Do you absorb your food?  Supplements?  Protein?  Carbohydrates?  Sugars?  Kinesiology can find out which organs are affected negatively by your foods and supplements and help your body accept and absorb nutrition better.
  9. Toxicity Work:  We can use kinesiology to find the pathways in the brain, liver, kidneys which are being blocked by toxins such as lead, mercury, cadmium, aluminium…  This can cause chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, just about any health problem.
  10. and so much more….

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Madonna Guy ND
New Leaf Natural Therapies
3348 6098
Wynnum Brisbane

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

Back to School Assessment: with NOT and LEAP assessment

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

Are you sick of people telling your kids are lazy? Not paying attention?  Not focussed?  And you know something’s going on with them?

Is your child stressed about going to school, feeling picked on or stupid?

There is help available – and NOT drugs or years of counselling…  we are specialists in this area and have many many years of experience…

We do a combination of treatments in our clinic that can help your children:  NOT (Neural Organisational Technique); LEAP (Learning Enhancment Acupressure Programme) and FSM (Frequency Specific Microcurrent) which can help to determine and correct, what’s going on in the brain of your kids.

What does this mean?

We can FIND and CORRECT:

  • Issues which have been there since birth: poor oxygen to certain parts of the brain; jammed cranial bones; poor nutritional supply to the brain due to caesarian sections; anesthetics still in the system due to epidurals and anesthetics.
  • Old Stress Patterns that are Hindering the Ability to Learn: once a child has been repeatedly in trouble for ‘being lazy’, ‘not trying hard enough’, ‘feeling like the class idiot’, their body starts shutting down as soon as they go to do something they’ve failed at in the past.
  • Vaccination Side-Effects: some children don’t cope with vaccination toxins.  It can (in susceptible children) hinder liver function, brain function, immune system function…
  • Neurological Switching: sometimes the brain simply isn’t sending information to the correct areas, or ‘switch off’ crucial pathways and functions (for example logical thinking) under stress.
  • DPP4 Enzyme Deficiency: means that certain foods may be acting like ‘opioids’ in your childs brain and stopping or hindering brain function, making them tired and stressed and unable to cope or learn.

Sound like you or your children could do with a session!??  We have a Learning Enhancement Programme which will save you lots of $$$ per month if you believe this programme would be good for you or your family.

Madonna Guy ND
New Leaf Natural Therapies
Chief Clinician

N.O.T. Neural Organisational Technique Kinesiology in Wynnum, Brisbane, Australia

Sunday, May 15th, 2011

We now have 2 practitioners in our clinic who do N.O.T.: Neural Organisational Technique: A kinesiology process which helps to realign the body after whiplashes, injuries, dodgy birth trauma, physical injuries, sporting injuries, dental work. Physical injuries can go onto create problems such as chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia… Find an NOT Practitioner in your area and get realigned today!

N.O.T. has been used in Australia for around 20 years.  We have used it in our clinic for:

  • whiplash
  • neuropathy
  • jaw problems
  • cranial injuries
  • neck problems
  • hip problems
  • scoliosis
  • spinal cord problems
  • post-dental pain
  • head injuries
  • back pain
  • thoracic pain
  • knee problems
  • hormonal imbalances
  • ankle pain
  • twisted pelvis

As you can see, there’s lots of reasons to have a course of N.O.T. treatments.  We have lots of experience in N.O.T. and love it!  Talk to us today!

Madonna Guy ND
Wynnum, Brisbane, Australia